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E-News: Earth-friendly Food Choices

From: Don R.
Sent on: Sunday, September 7, 2008 7:50 AM
Earthsave Baltimore Sept. E-News: Earth-friendly Food Choices

Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.
~Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco~

Hi Meetup Member,

Here?s the latest e-newsletter from Earthsave Baltimore. We are a completely volunteer operated chapter of Earthsave International, a nonprofit that was founded by John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and Food Revolution. The group helps people make healthier, earth friendly food choices by promoting a shift toward a whole foods, plant centered diet.

Wow!! We have lots of great things to tell you about, but Earthsave?s September 13th Veg Dinner Series event is the hottest show in town! ?one that you won?t want to miss! We are privileged to have this opportunity to hear from one of the most popular and entertaining speakers in the country, Michael Greger, MD, who will give us a special two hour report on the latest nutritional research from peer reviewed journals. This will be a real good talk to bring your friends to.

As always, Dr. Greger will have some surprises and some great quiz questions on nutrition for his audience. Please join us if you can! We have included a link that will let you download a flier for that event. And as we are expecting a large turnout, we have set up a webpage for advance registration at the online store at

Earthsave members who will be bringing a dish to share may RSVP at[masked] and pay at the door. We will most likely have tickets available at the door, but guests who haven?t preregistered are encouraged to RSVP and to leave us their phone number.

It?s great to see so many people excited about the upcoming national elections. Hope that you are doing your best to stay informed, help educate others, and to support the candidates of your choice. These days we rarely hear someone say that there aren?t significant differences between the candidates of the two major parties.

We have found that the quickest way to get to the Veg Dinner Series at Your Prescription for Health, regardless of which way you are traveling on beltway I?695, is to take I-795 to Owings Mills Blvd. See more below.

And we hope that you will take a look below at the nice package of benefits of becoming an Earthsave member. You may notice that our well written Earthsave newsmagazine is no longer a quarterly, but is now a bi-monthly publication. Earthsave also continues to offer all members a free monthly subscription to Vegetarian Times, with lots of great recipes and articles. Please take a look and consider supporting our work by joining.

Hope to see you soon! Be well!

Peace, Don Robertson

EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER LECTURE SERIES has monthly events that support people in making healthier diet and lifestyle choices. Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 13th at 6 pm in Owings Mills, will feature a live two hour presentation by Michael Greger, MD, on ?The Latest News In Human Nutrition.? Come learn about the latest in cutting-edge nutrition research in an engaging multimedia presentation. Focusing on studies published just since summer 2007 in peer-reviewed scientific nutrition journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, & even reverse chronic disease. Dr. Greger is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the U.S., and is one of the most knowledgeable, entertaining, and humorous speakers we are likely to hear. You might like to register in advance as Dr. Greger?s talks are always very popular. Go to the online store at You may download a flier for this event at You may download the flier even if you get a message saying that you don?t have permission. RSVPs will be much appreciated!

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. Please RSVP by email or call[masked]-3043. Hope to see you there!

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.

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. 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

PREVENTIVE NUTRITION SERVICES DIABETES WORKSHOP - Sunday, September 21st: Are you having trouble finding the right foods to manage your blood sugar? Are sugar cravings driving you to eat? Do you want to prevent diabetes complications? Come to "Defeating Type 2 Diabetes, Sugar Cravings and Hypoglycemia." At this workshop, you'll discover five key food types to control blood sugar, how to control blood sugar and hunger at the same time, and a good reason why your sugar could be low in the morning. You'll also get quick and easy recipes, plus an opportunity to sample some as well. The workshop is being held at Your Prescription For Health on Sunday Sept 21 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the yoga studio. Cost is $30 per person or 2 tickets for $50. Contact Registered Dietitian Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN at (410)[masked] or [address removed].

Mark is also planning to present two October workshops, including the two-part series "Vegetarian Nutrition & Cooking" and "Breast Cancer Prevention: More Than Mammograms". Both workshops are tentatively planned for Your Prescription for Health, dates to be determined. You might like to talk with Mark at the monthly Earthsave Veg Dinner Series

CELEBRATE WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY AT MR. CHAN: The Vegetarian Resource Group again has arranged a sumptuous culinary treat for all who would like to celebrate World Vegetarian Day with like-minded people. It will happen on Saturday, October 4, at 5 pm, at Mr. Chan's Szechuan Restaurant, 1000 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208. The cost is $20.00 per person, $9.50 for children 12 and under. Please reserve by September 22, 2008.

This all-vegan Chinese dinner will include the following: Vegetarian Sushi, Veggie Hot & Sour Soup or Veggie Wonton Soup, Tofu with Eggplant & Basil, Yuba with Kale & Edamame, Crispy Orange Seitan, Vegetable Lo Mein, Garlic Szechuan Broccoli, and Tea. The menu is subject to change.

The price includes tax & tip. To make your reservations, please call the VRG office at (410)[masked] Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm with your VISA or MasterCard by September 22, 2008. You can also mail your payment by September 20th to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Please make your check payable to VRG and include your phone number. Refunds will only be made if VRG can replace your seat with another attendee. Make reservations early, as space is limited!

EARTHSAVE ONLINE TV: GOING GREEN WITH CARYN HARTGLASS EarthSave TV's new monthly food show features expert commentary and food preparation, and is hosted by Earthsave?s executive director, Caryn Hartglass. Check out the first segment of ESTV online with wonderful recipes using oatmeal at

AN ORGANIC VEGETARIAN WINE TASTING DINNER will be offered by Great Sage restaurant and Constantine Wines in Clarksville on Thursday September 18th at 7:00pm. Here?s the menu; all courses have a vegan alternative.

First Course: Roasted fennel, leek and potato soup with cr?me fra?che. Masciarelli Ros? 2006 from Italy

Second Course: Romaine hearts, roasted nuts with green grapes and a creamy caramelized onion vinaigrette. Masciarelli Trebbiano 2006 Italy

Main Course: Marinated vegan chicken breast with fresh pasta, Wine soaked Portobello mushrooms in a fresh herb tomato sauce. Masciarelli Montepulciano 2004 Italy

Dessert Course: Fresh blackberry shortcake with freshly whipped cream. Perlage Riva Moretta Prosecco 2006 Italy

The cost is $60 per person, tax and gratuity not included. Call to make a reservation or contact Kristen at[masked] or [address removed]. Roots Market will have available a special pre-order sale of all wines with a 10% case discount offer for this night only! For more info go to

HUMANE LEAGUE OF BALTIMORE (formerly Baltimore Animal Rights Coalition) is doing important work to reduce the suffering of farmed animals and has made great inroads in helping to reduce the number of restaurants whose menus include Foie Gras, a bird liver ?delicacy? that?s produced by force feeding ducks and geese until their livers become diseased and huge. Offer. There?s an opportunity to get to the Humane League members at a VEG PICNIC SOCIAL AT PATTERSON PARK. Come to the Park on Sunday, September 14, at noon for a late-summer potluck. Bring your favorite vegan dish, drinks, blankets, chairs, games, and friends. They will be on the South Patterson Park Ave. side right by the Pagoda and the Fountain. **In the event of inclement weather, the picnic will be cancelled. Call Allie[masked] or Kenny[masked] if questionable. Learn more here:
The group has also scheduled their first ever FURRY FRIENDS FOLK FESTIVAL!!! Join the Humane League of Baltimore for live music from a talented and eclectic group of performers, including their very own Bob Pyle! Yummy vegan baked goods, T-shirts, gift items, and raffle tickets will be sold. Donations accepted. It will happen on September 28th from 1:00 PM 'til 6:00 PM at The Well, 3711 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043, (410) 418-8944. All funds raised from this event will be earmarked for the Humane League's vegan outreach and effective veg advertising. Questions? E-mail [address removed]. And please visit their site at

SCREENING OF LEONARDO DICAPRIO?S ?THE 11TH HOUR?: Sunday, September 14, 2008 7:00 pm: Baltimore Inspirational Films will present a film about the many ways in which humanity has detached itself from nature, and grown accustomed to using the earth's resources without thinking about how it affects us. The human drive to ensure its own survival and quality of life has revolutionized industry, science, nutrition and medicine. But it has also effected unprecedented changes in the delicate balance that makes life on earth possible. The 11th Hour features interviews with over 50 world experts about the way we are currently living, how we impact the earth's ecosystems, and, most importantly, what we can do and what now needs to happen urgently in order to change our course. A discussion and suggestions about how we can make improvements follows the film. Doors Open 6:00 PM for Snacks and Sale Tables at Your Prescription for Health?s Learning Center, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117. The cost is $8 per person which includes snacks. A portion of the fee will be donated to, earmarked for Maryland. For reservations, more info, and directions: (410)[masked] or [address removed]

GUIDES TO VEGETARIAN DINING IN BALTIMORE: There are two good ones! One is maintained and made available on the website of the Vegetarian Resource Group at And, the popular DC animal protection group Compassion Over Killing has also assembled an impressive restaurant guide for vegetarians at the VegBaltimore site at

ON PURPOSE WOMAN magazine contains lots of good information, ads and articles on personal growth, holistic health, and on being an entrepreneur. It?s available for free in most Baltimore area public libraries. OPW now has many of its previously published articles available online. If you haven?t seen the March/April, 2006, issue yet, we hope that you will check out the great article by DR. T. COLIN CAMPBELL, the eminent nutritional biochemist and author of THE CHINA STUDY. Campbell summarizes his 50 years plus of nutritional research in the article ?Insights from a Nutritional Pioneer.? It?s now online at

FREE VEG LIFESTYLE CLASS AT WHOLE FOODS IN MT. WASHINGTON: On Sudnay, Oct[masked], from 7?8 pm, Whole Foods grocery in Mt. Washington 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

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH TALK RADIO (10 am until Noon on Sunday mornings) offers lots of good information and tips on health, nutrition, and fitness. Holistic pharmacist Dr. Brian Sanderoff, does a great job hosting and interviewing his guests. You can listen live on WCBM, 680 AM, or anywhere in the world on the inter-net by going to And there is a tremendous archived library of previous programs that you can listen to. There?s a real good one featuring Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, who discusses his amazingly successful dietary program for reversing heart disease. Listen to at by going to His interview is in the second hour of the show. For more info about the radio show, go to

EARTHSAVE?S BI-MONTHLY NEWSMAGAZINE is a great source for up-to-date information on nutrition, health and fitness, activism and political action, book reviews, recipes, and more. Earthsave members receive their copy by mail, but everyone can read it for free online at

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.

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

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