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           Looking for a Cookbook?
      The Peaceful Palate                the author proves that vegan recipes
           by Jennifer Raymond           can be both creative and delicious.
This is a favorite cookbook. The recipes The author dispels the myth that
are always delicious, and prove what     vegetarian cooking is tasteless and
hearty, down-home, stick to the ribs     time-consuming.
vegetarian food is all about. Her Black           Vegan Vittles
Bean Chili and savory Shepherd’s Pie             by Joanne Stepaniak
are aromatic and irresistible. The book  This book features recipes inspired
contains sections on how to stock your by the animals at Farm Sanctuary in
pantry, menu ideas, protein myths,       Watkins Glen, New York. Recipes
unusual ingredients and calcium, among include such “faux” dishes as Seitan
others.                                  “Salami”, Barbecue-Style Braised
          Simply Vegan                   Short “Ribs”, Cheddary “Cheeze”
 by Debra Wasserman & Reed Mangels       Soup, Stuffed Eggless Omelets,
160 quick and easy vegetarian recipes    “Lox” & Bagels with incredible
containing no animal products that can   Almond Creme “Cheeze”, Muffins
all be prepared in under 30 minutes.     that Taste Like Donuts and Mile-
Also has a complete nutrition section    High Chocolate Layer Cake. The
that includes easy to read charts,       book includes sections on nutrition
menus, and meal plans.                   & the vegan diet; substitutes for
                                         meat, eggs, & dairy products; and
        The Complete
      Vegetarian Kitchen
              by Lorna Sass                    Club Veg Discounts
Formerly Recipes From An Ecological       Join Club Veg and get discounts
Kitchen. This excellent cookbook          at participating restaurants, health
contains many low-fat recipes, many       food stores and on some vegetar-
which recommend the use of a pressure     ian magazines. If you would like
cooker to save time and energy. With      to offer a discount to Club Veg
recipes such as Autumn Gold Carrot-       members, call 724-1691 for details.
Yam Soup and Smoky Chestnut Soup,

Club Veg, POB 625 Westview Station, Binghamton, NY 13905, 724-1691
               HEART HEALTHY
  You can use pureed winter squash,             SALAD DRESSING
  yams or cooked carrots in place of       This delicious dressing was made by
                                          Club Veg member Leslie Kiersted and
                  Serves 6                  served at the the Vegetarian Pasta
1 Tablespoon olive oil                     Supper. Everyone loved it, so here it
1 onion chopped                              is! While it’s not low fat, a small
2 garlic cloves, minced                   amount on a big salad can still be part
1/2 teaspoon each: mustard seeds,
turmeric, ginger, and cumin                              Serves 20
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon                     1 1/2 cups olive oil (may reduce)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne                      1/2 cup lemon juice (or vinegar)
3/4 teaspoon salt                         10 cloves garlic
2 cups water or vegetable stock           2 teaspoons each paprika, basil, mint,
1 can pumpkin - 15 ounces                 thyme
2 Tablespoons maple syrup                 1 teaspoon each oregano and chervil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice                  2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 cups soy milk                           Salt & pepper to taste
fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)        Blend in blender until well mixed.
• Heat oil in large pot then add
     onion & garlic. Cook over medium
     heat until onion is soft.
                                              This delicious cornbread is made
• Add mustard seeds, turmeric,                          without eggs.
     ginger, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne,
     & salt. Cook over medium heat 2      1 1/2 cups soy milk
     minutes, stirring constantly.        1 1/2 Tablespoons vinegar
• Whisk in water or stock, pumpkin,       1 cup each cornmeal & unblchd. flour
     maple syrup, & lemon juice. Simmer   2 Tablespoons maple syrup
     15 minutes.                          1/2 teaspoon each salt & baking soda
• Stir in soy milk, then puree soup in    2 Tablespoons oil
     blender in two or three batches      •    Preheat oven to 425° F. Combine soy
     until very smooth. Return to pan          milk & vinegar. Set aside.
     and heat over medium flame until     •    Mix cornmeal, flour, sweetener, salt,
     hot & steamy (do not let it boil),        baking powder & soda in large bowl.
     about 10 minutes.                    •    Add soy milk mixture & oil. Stir until
• Serve with a sprinkling of fresh             just blended. Spread batter in oil
     cilantro if desired.                      sprayed 9x9 baking dish. Bake 25 - 30
        Update:What’s New to Eat in
Chen’s:As a result of our restaurant outing with 100 people in attendance,
Chen’s Oriental Garden now has a separate vegetarian menu. The menu in-
cludes vegetarian dumplings, hot and sour soup, and several other items. Espe-
cially exciting: brown rice can be ordered - just call ahead so you won’t have to
wait. 998 Conklin Road, Conklin. 773-8118.
Vietnamese Cuisine:As a result of the success of the Vietnamese dinners,
they will be offered once a month. See calendar for details!

 New Mailing Doubles as Publicity!
  Help us spread the word! Notice that your newsletter
 was sent wrapped in a flyer. Please post at your work-
 place, favorite store, health club, community center, li-
 brary or anywhere you think that interested people will
     see it. Thanks for helping to spread the word!

      Please Support Our                        Membership Application
      Generous Sponsors                   Name(s)
        Our sponsors pay for the
        printing of our newsletter        Address
Health Beat Natural Foods & Deli
214 Main St., Johnson City 797-1001
10% discount - Club Veg members                     ________________________
Nature’s Design Lifestyle Center          __
234 B Chenango St.,Bing., 723-7378        E-mail
Try our delicious daily soup                        _____________________
specials                                  _
Lost Dog Cafe
60 Main St., Binghamton 771-6063
10% discount - Club Veg members
                                          Circle: Vegan  Vegetarian
Dr. Kristin Stiles Naturopathic           Almost Vegetarian    Not Vegetarian
Physician                                 Other:
Great Bend, PA (717) 879-2828             Circle reasons for interest: Health
Natural Health Care                       Environment         Animal Suffering
                                          World Hunger        Religious
Sunrise Health Foods (formerly E.A.
                                          Are you interested in volunteering?
219 Main St., Binghamton 798-6231
                                          (Circle): YES   NO
Hours: M-F 9-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5
                   o enter: $5, Call 724-0348 for entry forms.

                   Saturday January 18, 2 - 4:30 pm
      Club Veg Potluck Supper / Anna D’Andrea, Speaker
“The Fundamentals of Conscious Eating - What, When, Where , Why and How”
           Unitarian Universalist Church, $1 members/$2 non-members
 Bring a vegan dish to feed 6 - 8 people, a copy of recipe and your own place
setting to avoid the use of disposables. If you need recipe ideas, call 724-1691.
           Wednesdays January 22 & February 26, 7 pm
                  Club Veg Organizational Meeting
     This is the meeting for those who want to help make things happen!
              Call 724-1691 for smokefree location. Meal Optional.
 Sunday February 2, 1 - 4 pm & the first Sunday of each month
               Vegetarian (Vegan) Vietnamese Buffet
      Unitarian Universalist Church, 183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton
 $6.50 Sponsored by the Buddhist Quan Am Assn., Call 755-2209 to reserve.
                Saturday, February 22, 12 noon - 4 pm
 Club Veg 2nd Annual Vegetarian Chili & Cornbread Cookoff
 Unitarian Universalist Church, to attend & eat: A non-perishable vegetarian
           food item for CHOW plus $4 members, $5 non-members.

 Get involved! It’s Fun! It’s Exciting! It feels great
  to do something that will literally save lives!!!
⇒   Come to our organizational meetings held on the fourth
    Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Call 724-1691 for
    location (usually in a restaurant, always smokefree, meals optional).
⇒   If you can’t make our meetings, call to see how you can
    get involved right from your own home!
⇒   Needed now: volunteer coordinator, media coordinator,
    Microsoft Access Database expert.

     Club Veg, POB 625 Westview Station, Binghamton, NY 13905, (607) 724-1691

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