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Jun 22nd, 2006, 02:07 AM
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In this issue:
·New Products: Cheezly (vegan “cheese”) & Swiss truffle chocolate
·They’re back at last: soy cream, pesto & rice desserts
·We have moved
·Take action – say no to cruelty to pigs
·New vegan magazine
·Animal Liberation ACT fundraising stall
·Sydney social dinner
·Melbourne social dinner
·Vegan Society NSW dinner
·Charity of month – Ford, the miracle pup
·Vegan recipe
·Quote of the month

New Products
Cheezly has arrived from the UK!
Cheezly is a dairy-free, vegan cheese that, surprisingly, tastes great - not like those horrible imitations at the supermarket. I received a sample of the super-melting version and ate the entire thing in one day. There are three varieties; Cheddar, super-melting Mozzarella and super-melting Edam, the last two are fantastic for toasted sandwiches, grills, pizzas, bakes etc. The first, cheddar, although it doesn’t melt, tastes great in sandwiches or on crackers. Unfortunately, as this is a refrigerated product, is only available to areas serviced by our next day courier at this stage.

Get ready to be addicted – Swiss Truffle Chocolate is here
This is by far the best dairy-free chocolate I have had so far. Rich dark Swiss chocolate filled with creamy truffle in handy little treat sized bars for only $2 – bargain!

Soy Cream is Back at Last
After a long wait I am pleased to be able to let you know that the soy cream is back in stock. Perfect for creamy pastas or as a pouring cream for desserts, these tetra packs will become a pantry essential. Also back in stock is the versatile and delicious cheese-free Italian pesto and yummy chocolate & vanilla rice desserts in individual snack sized serves, great for lunchbox treats.

The Cruelty Free Shop Has Moved
We have moved over the past couple of weeks to a bigger house so I can now walk down the hall without tripping over boxes – yay! For those of you who pick up your orders, the new address is on the website and it’s only one block away from the old place. Now I have all this space I’m obliged to fill it with lots of wonderful new products; this is going to be fun!

Say No to Codes of Cruelty for Pigs
The pig industry has fought hard to keep Australians in the dark about the misery of factory farmed pigs, which accounts for 95% of Australian pork production. Pigs' suffering has been made legal by a 'code of practice' that allows piglets to have their tails cut off, teeth 'clipped' and be castrated - all without any form of pain relief. The code allows pregnant and mother pigs to be continually locked in tiny metal cells, denying them movement, interaction with their young and any expression of natural motherly instincts.

Rather than protecting the welfare of pigs, compliance with this 'code of cruelty' exempts pig industry operators from cruelty prosecutions. Animals Australia called on the government to hold a public education campaign to allow the community to provide informed comment into this review. This request was denied. As a result this review process is fatally flawed and industries that profit from this cruelty will be given a green light to continue abusing pigs well into the next decade.

Most caring Australians would be shocked to learn of the cruelty sanctioned by our animal welfare laws. Find out how you can take action by visiting www.savebabe.com/change.html (http://www.savebabe.com/change.html).

New Vegan Magazine (VIC)
aduki is a new magazine focused on animal free food and living. aduki features reviews, recommendations and information on: fashion, beauty, food and drink products, books, websites, restaurants, food stores, nutrition, recipes and home ideas. The first issue of aduki is now available in Melbourne stores for FREE pick up. For a full list of outlets or to download an electronic version of the magazine visit: www.aduki.net.au (http://www.aduki.net.au/). For all advertising and editorial enquiries, please contact the editor Emily Clark on: 03 9899 9538 or 0412 664 330 or email: editor@aduki.net.au (editor@aduki.net.au).

Animal Liberation Fundraising Stall (ACT)
Animal Liberation ACT is seeking donations of goods to sell at their trash and treasure fundraising stall on Saturday, 8th July at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. If you are in the ACT and are able to donate second hand goods please contact Mary Hayes on 6287 1785 or email her on maryhayes90@hotmail.com (maryhayes90@hotmail.com). Volunteers are always welcomed to staff the stall on the day too.

Combined Veg Social Event (NSW)
The Australian Vegetarian Society, the NSW Vegan Society and Vegans Unite! are now holding a combined Sydney social event every quarter and all are welcome. These larger gatherings will provide a great way to network with other, like-minded people. So, if
you would like to meet up with a wider group, simply book in advance (see below) ­ we look forward to seeing you there...

The first combined dinner will be on Saturday the 29th of July at 7pm at the Green Gourmet restaurant, 115 King Street, Newtown. This should be a fun night and a great opportunity to meet fellow vegetarians and vegans. Bookings are essential ­so please ring and leave your details on 02 9544 3328.

VNV Social Dinner (melbourne@vegansunite.org.au) (VIC)
Vegetarian Network Victoria will be holding a social dinner on Saturday the 1st of July at Lentil as Anything, 113 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. RSVP to Sandy by Friday, 27 June via SMS (0402 253 979) or email: social.dinners@vnv.org.au (social.dinners@vnv.org.au). Come along to meet new like-minded friends.

Vegan Society Social Dinner (NSW)
The next Vegan Society event will be a dinner on Saturday the 10th of June at 7pm at Green Palace Thai Vegetarian restaurant, 182 King Street, Newtown. To RSVP please call 02 9544 3328

Charity of the Month –Ford, the miracle pup
Ford is a gentle, sweet Maltese/Silky Terrier boy, just 2 years old and weighs in at a tiny 4kgs. Ford was scheduled to be killed at a council pound but was saved at the 11th hour by Doggie Rescue. Ford was very ill and was rushed to the vet where he was found to have the dog-killing virus “parvo”. Survival rates from parvo are typically very low and it is a slow and cruel death. But thanks to over a week of intensive care and the latest anti-viral miracle drug Ford has made it, and is now recovering from his painful ordeal. (cid:image001.jpg@01C68635.FA169350)

Monika’s Doggie Rescue saves lots of neglected and abandoned dogs just like Ford every month. In order to keep up with their vet bills, feed and shelter expenses they need your help. Please consider adding a donation for Ford when you place your next order with the Cruelty Free Shop.

Yummy Vegan Recipe
From “The Vegan Kitchen Mate”, only $7.50 from our online store.

2 eggplants, sliced thinly
1 onion, chopped
3 Tbs oil
375g soaked TVP granules
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
.5 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbs tomato paste
2 Tbs parsley
.25 litres of water

-Salt the slices of eggplant, leave 30 min, rinse off and dry
-Fry eggplant slices in the oil, remove from pan and set aside
-Fry the onions then add the drained TVP and fry
-Add salt, pepper, cinnamon, tomato paste, parsley and water, simmer for 10 minutes
-Place a layer of eggplant in an oven dish using half the eggplant, then a layer of TVP mixture
- Finish with the remaining eggplant and brush with oil (or sprinkle with grated super-melting Cheezly)
-Bake at 180 degrees for 45 minutes.

Quote of the Month
"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." - Pythagoras