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E-News: Earth-friendly Food Choices

From: Don R.
Sent on: Sunday, December 14, 2008 12:07 AM
Earthsave Baltimore E-Newsletter: EARTH FRIENDLY FOOD CHOICES
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"Love? If you have it, you don't need anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have."
~ Sir James M. Barrie ~

Hi Earthsaver,

Here?s all the latest info from Earthsave Baltimore. We are a completely volunteer operated nonprofit that helps people make healthier, earth friendly food choices. We support folks in taking the next step toward adopting a whole foods, plant centered diet.

Our monthly Veg Dinner Lecture Series meeting schedule has changed, and we will now meet on the fourth Saturday of each month, except in December. So please mark your calendar for Earthsave?s next dinner/lecture on January 24th, at 6 pm, when licensed nutritionist Kasia Kines will offer expert advice on how to clean up our digestive system with healthier food choices.

There is one December event you might like to attend: On Tuesday night, December 16th at 7 pm, I will conduct a free one-hour class session, an introduction to the vegetarian lifestyle, called ?A Menu of Love?, at Whole Foods grocery in Mt. Washington. Previous classes have gone real well and have always generated great discussions. Please let Whole Foods know that you plan to be there.

And please take a look below at the benefits you may receive by becoming an Earthsave member. Membership is wonderful way to support the important work Earthsave is doing in a number of locations around the world.

We are so grateful to all of you who have helped and supported Earthsave in a variety of ways. Thanks again! Enjoy the holidays, and let?s all do our best to make this a season of good will and peace! See you next year!

Peace, Don Robertson

FREE VEG LIFESTYLE CLASS AT WHOLE FOODS IN MT. WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008, at 7 pm, Whole Foods grocery will offer, in the caf?, the free class ?A Menu of Love: The Vegetarian Lifestyle Class.? Don Robertson will address some of the most common questions, misperceptions, and challenges that arise with regard to a adopting a plant centered diet. As founding director of the nonprofit group Earthsave Baltimore, Don has organized the monthly Veg Dinner Lecture Series for 11 years. He also leads the Baltimore Vegetarian and Baltimore Vegan Meetup discussion groups. This talk will support you in making healthier, earth-friendly food choices. Space is limited. Please pre-register at Customer Service by calling[masked]-6700. For Whole Foods? full educational schedule, go to

EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER LECTURE SERIES has monthly events that support people in making healthier diet and lifestyle choices. Dinner on JANUARY 24th, from 6-9 pm, will feature a lecture by licensed nutritionist KASIA KINES, MS, CNS, LDN, who will speak on "HEALTHY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: DETOX WITH FOOD". Kasia will discuss nutritional changes we can make to deal with the damaging effects of environmental toxins and stress on our digestive systems. Learn how to detect and work with inflammation, toxicity, the immune system, gut issues and foods sensitivities to create a life of abundant, vibrant health. Kasia Kines, Licensed Nutritionist, practices at Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center in Lutherville. Please RSVP if you can.

DINNER GUESTS are asked to bring a dish made without animal products to serve five times the number in their party, along with a donation of $5 ($2 for members). Or you may attend without bringing a dish for a $12 fee ($10 for members). Please give 2 days notice if paying for dinner. Monthly dinner/lecture events are held on the second Saturday at the Learning Center/Yoga Studio of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills. RSVPs will be much appreciated!

DIRECTIONS From Beltway 695: take exit 19 onto I-795 (Northwest Expressway). Get off at Exit 4 (Owings Mills Blvd). Bear right when exit splits. Take right at first traffic light (South Dolfield Road). Travel approximately l/2 mile. Flying Avocado Caf? and "Your Prescription for Health" pharmacy is on the right after Gold?s Gym (which is on left). The Learning Center/Yoga Studio entrance is at the opposite end of the building.

DIRECTIONS From Reisterstown Road: Travel West on Painters Mill Road. Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto S. Dolfield Road. Go left at the second driveway into the parking lot of Your Prescription for Health.

EARTHSAVE TV: GOING GREEN WITH CARYN HARTGLASS offers us great cooking instruction at our convenience online. Caryn, who is Earthsave?s International?s executive director, has put together the second program in this mouth-watering series. She shows us how to make delicious, earth-friendly, plant-based burgers and other vegetarian sandwiches. This segment also includes a visit to Zen Burger restaurant in Manhattan, and an interview with its founder, who is planning on expanding nationally. Tune in at, but don?t watch on an empty stomach!

YABBA POT RESTAURANT frequently offers cooking classes and other educational events at their Charles Village location at 2433 St. Paul St. Yabba Pot proprietor and head chef Skai Davis operates Baltimore?s premier vegan hotspot and Empress Catering, Baltimore?s Best vegan caterer, and frequently offers up 21-Day Raw Food Challenges. The next scheduled event at Yabba Pot will feature Naturopathic Doctor Baruch Ben Yehudah on Sunday, Dec 21st at 4pm. Chef Skai will offer a fantastic Live Food Buffet for only $20 (lecture and food combined).

Doctor Baruch Ben Yehudah has dedicated himself to healing people from health related issues caused by poor diet, stress, lack of exercise and educational awareness on controlling ones health. Dr. Baruch developed a revolutionary concept called "Eat the Cure." From his wealth of knowledge developed over 20 years in the health industry "Eat the Cure" shows us how we can cure ourselves from virtually every known ailment by taking a proactive approach to what we allow to enter our bodies. "Eat the Cure" cleanses our minds from the stereotypical illusions of the "Soul Food Diet" and standard American diet. Dr. Baruch is a master in his field. Please call or email The Yabba Pot to confirm you place! [masked] (tofu) or [address removed]. You might also like to ask Skai to add you to the Yabba Pot email list. For more information, see

IF YOU COULD OWN JUST ONE BOOK about how our food choices affect our health, the environment, and all life on Earth, Food Revolution would make a terrific choice. The author is EarthSave International?s founder John Robbins, who picks up where his Pulitzer nominated book, Diet for a New America, left off. The book includes great up-to-date information on health studies, and lots of point/counterpoint quotes from meat industry and medical community spokespersons. It?s available at bookstores, or you can buy a copy at our Baltimore chapter events. The book lists for $17.95, but you may purchase one from Earthsave for only $15.00. And, shipping is free! Just send a check to EarthSave, 517 Talbott Ave., Lutherville MD, 21093.

MONTHLY VEG MEETUP DISCUSSION GROUPS offer us a chance to gather in more intimate and less formal settings than does the monthly Earthsave potluck dinner/lecture series. Meetups are casual and are held in restaurants over great vegetarian food. Discussions include a variety of topics that support people in making healthier choices in diet and lifestyle. There are two different groups, one vegan and one vegetarian. The vegetarian group currently meets on the first Sunday, at noon, at the Kathmandu Kitchen in Towson, and the vegan group meets on the third Wednesday, at 7 pm, at Mr. Chan in Pikesville. Both groups welcome anyone who is interested in learning about healthier eating. For details, or to register and let others know you plan to attend, go to, or to

HELPING TO SPREAD THE WORD: If you share the EarthSave dream of a healthier, more sustainable, peaceful, and compassionate planet, there are several things you can do to help EarthSave educate people. Your membership fees will allow us to participate in health and community fairs, and to publish and disseminate much needed educational literature. A very simple, yet really effective thing you can do is to forward this information to others and encourage them to subscribe to this free e-newsletter. And if you?d like to help circulate our monthly event fliers, we will be happy to mail you some, or e-mail you the file so you can print out a few. Your local library is one great place to post nonprofit event notices. You may know of other ways.

Earthsave Baltimore advertises in each bi-monthly issue of ON PURPOSE WOMAN magazine, and in each monthly issue of HEALTH QUEST magazine. Both are free publications, and are available in nearly all local public libraries. Feel free to pick up a handful to give to friends, or let us know if there is a place of business that would like to make one or both publications available to customers. Please contact Don Robertson at [address removed] if you?d like to help.

Please also consider donating your empty inkjet and toner cartridges to Earthsave Baltimore. Our nonprofit collects a fee for each one we recycle. Thanks for thinking of us!

VEGETARIAN FRIENDS, a singles group, meets on the second Sunday of the month, 1 pm, usually in Baltimore area restaurants. Meet for lunch, fellowship, networking, sometimes hiking, and other fun activities. For more information or to find out where the group is meeting each month, contact Omi at (410)[masked] or [address removed].

FIRST SATURDAY VEGAN POTLUCK IN ELLICOTT CITY: Bonnie and Art Sorak host potluck dinners at their home in Ellicott City on the first Saturday of the month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Please bring a vegan dish to share (store bought is fine) for the number in your party plus 6. Please RSVP via e-mail. There will be iced tea and filtered water to drink. Invite friends and the merely curious. Kids welcome! Contact Bonnie at [address removed]. Call (410)[masked] to RSVP and for directions.

EARTHSAVE MEMBERSHIP is a great way for you to contribute to our important educational mission. All members may receive a free 12-issue subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine and Earthsave?s national bi-monthly newsletter. Folks who attend meetings may check out books from our well stocked EarthSave Library, they may place literature on our networking tables, may make a brief announcement to the group, and receive discounted attendance fees and EarthSave bookstore prices. You may join our group online at, or you can send a tax-deductible check for $35, or $50 for family membership, or $25 for student or senior, to EarthSave at 517 Talbott Ave. Lutherville MD, 21093. Thanks for your kind support!

PLEASE REMEMBER to be the peace that you wish to manifest. Be well!

EarthSave ? May all be fed, may all be healed, and may all be loved.

Earthsave Baltimore: E-mail us at [address removed], or call us at[masked]-3043. And please visit the EarthSave International website at

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