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07/12/2013

The next East Bay Vegan Bakesale is coming!

Just like before, the bakesale will be held in front of Issues (20 Glen Ave at Piedmont in Oakland) on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and, as usual, will benefit two great causes: Bad Rap for pit bulls, and Girl Army, Oakland’s peer-taught self-defense collective! Please check out both these very worthy organizations, and get ready to show your support for them in the form of chowing down!

To further tempt you, the participating bakers include Vegansaurus favorites Timeless Coffee, Cinnaholic,  Pepples Donuts, and Fat Bottom Bakery!
Plus there’ll be a prizes, including:
A $50 gift certificate to Millennium RestaurantA gift certificate to Hella Vegan EatsA gift certificate and prize packs to ISSUESA gift certificate to Timeless Coffee Roastery and BakeryA “Tea Tasting for Two” at Tea Here NowA $30 gift certificate to University Press BooksA $25 gift certificate to Amoeba BerkeleyA subscription to VegNews and a pack of zines!
Not bad, right? Get more info and keep up with the EBVB with Twitter and Facebook. See you on Sunday, Oakland!

The next East Bay Vegan Bakesale is coming!

Just like before, the bakesale will be held in front of Issues (20 Glen Ave at Piedmont in Oakland) on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and, as usual, will benefit two great causes: Bad Rap for pit bulls, and Girl Army, Oakland’s peer-taught self-defense collective! Please check out both these very worthy organizations, and get ready to show your support for them in the form of chowing down!

To further tempt you, the participating bakers include Vegansaurus favorites Timeless CoffeeCinnaholic,  Pepples Donuts, and Fat Bottom Bakery!

Plus there’ll be a prizes, including:

A $50 gift certificate to Millennium Restaurant
A gift certificate to Hella Vegan Eats
A gift certificate and prize packs to ISSUES
A gift certificate to Timeless Coffee Roastery and Bakery
A “Tea Tasting for Two” at Tea Here Now
A $30 gift certificate to University Press Books
A $25 gift certificate to Amoeba Berkeley
A subscription to VegNews and a pack of zines!

Not bad, right? Get more info and keep up with the EBVB with Twitter and Facebook. See you on Sunday, Oakland!

07/22/2011

Reminder: Sunday, July 24 is the East Bay Vegan Bakesale!  »

You’re totally going, right? How else are you going to purchase delicious vegan baked goods to support Bay Areas Girls Rock Camp and Save KUSF?

Check out the EBVB’s Facebook and Twitter for more information—they’re still taking donations if you want to bake for them! Come out to Issues at 20 Glen Ave. in Oakland between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, OK? Bakesale!

UPDATE! There’s another vegan bakesale this weekend! Harvest Home is having one on Saturday at Splash Pad Park! Woohoo!

[photo from the Austin World Wide Vegan Bakesale by Come And Fake It via flickr]

07/11/2011

East Bay Vegan Bakesale is COMING! You’re baking for it, remember?  »

Yeah, you remember! Good job, you! Just hit up the fly honeys of EBVB and let them know how damn well you can bake from scratch/follow directions on a box/Buy cupcakes from Rainbow. Details for the Saturday Sunday, July 24th sale are on the flyer below and also here (RSVP! Invite friends! Only via Facebook! Can Google+ do that yet! No, that’s why it’s better!)!

See your fellow vegan fat-asses there!



Oh, and as usual, all the money goes to charity because VEGANS ARE SO SELFLESS. This month’s sale is benefiting Bay Areas Girls Rock Camp (HELL YES. You’re creating little Animal’s!) and Save KUSF (that radio station we all care about now!). 

02/25/2011

Oatmeal, obese monkeys, and breast-milk ice cream in this week’s link-o-rama!  »


First, and most important! IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Happy birthday TO ME! You can thank my parents for their gift to the world.


[Latest documentary/cartoon from Cats Vs Human. What if I just call cartoons “documentaries” from now on? And phone calls will be “radio interviews”!]

They are selling breast-milk ice cream in London. BREAST-MILK ICE CREAM. While I’d rather die than eat breast-milk ice cream (right now I’d rather die than move, though), I’m in full support of this because it’s hilarious and brightens my world. Well Ok, I think maybe I’d try breast-milk ice cream for like $20,000. But is it going to pull in weird fetishists? Survey says: Probs.

Hey! Did you know that the SF SPCA appointed new presidents last month? Yes, more than one president! Two presidents—they’re calling it Four-Legged Leadership! One a super-savvy business man and the other a genius veterinarian. 

Jerk scientists are getting poor monkeys fat and not letting them exercise, because we definitely can’t find any people like that to test on. The New York Times will tell you all about it!

PCRM is suing the federal government because the new nutrition guidelines are crap! They don’t like the “doublespeak” and “mumbo jumbo” the USDA uses when it should be calling out meat and dairy. I have a bone to pick with them too! Three servings of dairy, really? REALLY? CRAP!

UNC and Duke have picked Eating Animals as their summer reading requirement! I was supposed to read the biography of George Washington. Definitely did that. 

From Mark Bittman, we have the most in-depth discussion of oatmeal I’ve ever seen! Specifically, oatmeal from McDonald’s: “Incredibly, the McDonald’s product contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and only 10 fewer calories than a McDonald’s cheeseburger or Egg McMuffin. (Even without the brown sugar it has more calories than a McDonald’s hamburger.)” Yowza!

Do you have a vegan tattoo? A tattoo with vegan subject matter? Super! Submit it to new website veganink.com and let’s get this party started!

Over at veganbaking.net, you can read an interview with Cinnaholic’s Shannon Michelle! Read all about how Cinnaholic came together and get advice for your own vegan baking biz! Can we all agree that Shannon Michelle is dead-sexy?!

The veggie internet has been a buzz about this story from Yahoo sports Vegetarianism is all the rage in MMA! That’s ultimate fighting. It’s a sport. I guess.

There was a big earthquake in New Zealand! The Search Dog Foundation is on the case! New Zealand has its own dogs but the SDF’s training leader is going over to help with the search and rescue. We wish them the best of luck! Be safe and save people!

Lastly, don’t forget about the East Bay Vegan Bakesale tomorrow! Get treats, get pudgy!

02/17/2011

It’s the February East Bay Vegan Bakesale and you want to bake for it! So email and let them know. And if not, you want to go to it! All the details are on that rad flyer above and you can check out the info on Fat Bottom Bakery’s site. Ow!
Oh and perhaps you could make some of these cookies inside of cookies things? I’m pretty sure this is what Cookie Monster jerks it to. And by Cookie Monster, I mean me. And you. ADMIT IT.

It’s the February East Bay Vegan Bakesale and you want to bake for it! So email and let them know. And if not, you want to go to it! All the details are on that rad flyer above and you can check out the info on Fat Bottom Bakery’s site. Ow!

Oh and perhaps you could make some of these cookies inside of cookies things? I’m pretty sure this is what Cookie Monster jerks it to. And by Cookie Monster, I mean me. And you. ADMIT IT.

02/14/2011

February East Bay Vegan Bakesale needs volunteers & bakers!  »

The delightful ladies over at Fat Bottom Bakery are putting together the list of bakers and volunteers for the Saturday, Feb. 26 East Bay Vegan Bakesale! The sale will benefit Home at Last Rescue and Lyon Martin Health Services, so you’re baking it out for two super-fantastic causes. If you’re interested in helping out (you are because you’re an amazing person, I KNOW you), shoot them an email TODAY! 

11/01/2010

Congratulations to the fine volunteers of the East Bay Vegan Bakesale! Thanks to their efforts—and your purchases!—they made $1,300 to give to Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue and the East Bay Children’s Book Project! Excellent job, everyone! Extra gold star for all the people who brought books for donation as well; you are very lovely, indeed. Imagine a childhood without books! Good work all around. And to whoever made those cakies in the white box there on the left: DANG.
You can keep up with the exploits of the East Bay Vegan Bakesale crew via twitter and Facebook.
[photo via EBVB!]

Congratulations to the fine volunteers of the East Bay Vegan Bakesale! Thanks to their efforts—and your purchases!—they made $1,300 to give to Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue and the East Bay Children’s Book Project! Excellent job, everyone! Extra gold star for all the people who brought books for donation as well; you are very lovely, indeed. Imagine a childhood without books! Good work all around. And to whoever made those cakies in the white box there on the left: DANG.

You can keep up with the exploits of the East Bay Vegan Bakesale crew via twitter and Facebook.

[photo via EBVB!]

10/29/2010

East Bay Vegan Bakesale! Plus sexy pandas, peek-a-boo owls, and your big fat pets in this week’s (abbreviated) link-o-rama!  »


Hello, tiny owl! This is Sam Adams, a resident of the Pennsylvania Audubon Society Center bird sanctuary, who really wants to be in pictures. So much so that he hogged this nice couples’ wedding photo, but that is all right with us because marriage is patriarchal nonsense, while saving owls is wonderful and right. [photo by Hoffer Photography/Rex Features]

Some events for your non-costume dates
East Bay Vegan Bakesale! Tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Details here!

No Worries Filipino Vegetarian Cuisine will hold its grand opening celebration tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 9 p.m. You can enjoy a special chef’s menu and live music, and an Oakland city official will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. You know Vegansaurus loves No Worries, and we expect this chef’s menu to be extra-tasty. See you at 1442 Franklin Street (at 15th Street) in Oakland!

Hey Boston-area readers! Friend of Vegansaurus, vegan, and ridiculously talented writer Kevin Fanning is participating in a reading as part of Arts at the Armory in Somerville, Mass., on Monday, Nov. 1. You should go! It is like 15 minutes from Boston, no excuses. Buy a chapbook while you’re there, tell them Vegansaurus sent you.

Have you dreamed of growing your own shiitake mushrooms? You are in luck, San Francisco: the Studio for Urban Projects in conjunction with 18 Reasons presents a one-day workshop on exactly that! Led by Maria Finn, the workshop will take place on Monday, Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Studio for Urban Projects at 3579 17th St. at Dolores. The registration fee is $45 per person, which also includes all the materials you’ll need to “inoculate and care for your own shiitake log.” Further information, including registration, here.

Friday, Nov. 5 is Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day. We’ll give you a more detailed post next week, but mark this on your calendars now: the Northern California protest is set for 3 p.m. that day at the Consulate General of Japan, at 50 Fremont St. in San Francisco. For now, read the official WWAWD site for more information.

A little light reading
Farm Sanctuary asks that you please send an email to the University of Pittsburgh to politely ask that they stop using live pigs for their Advanced Trauma Life Support courses.

Good news, panda-lovers: All of 19 little pandas were born in captivity this year as of last week, the most since 18 in 2006. Chinese scientists credit their success in part to the panda porn program, which shows dumb young male pandas what they’re supposed to be doing with the female pandas—you have no time for adorable, chaste snuggling, pandas. Get to business or die trying, as it were.

Animals who maybe could use a little less human intervention: your cats and dogs, which are all as MORBIDLY OBESE as ALL ENGLISH-SPEAKING WHITE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, and the Medicare won’t pay for canine-sized Hoverounds, so stop feeding them from your dang plates. Seriously. If you really can’t resist giving your little puppykins treats, toss ‘em some vegetables while you’re chopping them up for your dinner. The dogs I live with eat everything except raw garlic and leafy greens; they love raw onion and every other piece of produce they’ve tried. It’s a win-win! Winston loves bananas, and look how healthy and happy he is! Or at least healthy.

Finally, mark another entry in the Annals of Self-Promotion: Laura’s “Week in Vegan” column debuts in the SF Weekly today! She’s great, go read it!

10/28/2010

The East Bay Vegan Bakesale is finally here! This Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Issues in Oakland, and the organizers want to emphasize that the bakesale will go on rain or shine. They have a rain plan! They would also like to let everyone know that any and all vegan baked goods are still welcome—no need to be a fancy professional, just a lovely kind person who wants to help raise money for Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue and the East Bay Children’s Book Project. Speaking of which, bring a child’s book to donate and get a free treat!
Issues is located at 20 Glen Ave. at Piedmont Avenue, and do bear in mind that Piedmont will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the Halloween parade. Anyone interested in helping with the Bakesale in whatever capacity—setup, breakdown, cashiering, or bringing baked goods to sell—should please contact the organizers! Everyone else: Show up and buy, for the birds and the children (and also your stomach, hooray).

The East Bay Vegan Bakesale is finally here! This Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Issues in Oakland, and the organizers want to emphasize that the bakesale will go on rain or shine. They have a rain plan! They would also like to let everyone know that any and all vegan baked goods are still welcome—no need to be a fancy professional, just a lovely kind person who wants to help raise money for Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue and the East Bay Children’s Book Project. Speaking of which, bring a child’s book to donate and get a free treat!

Issues is located at 20 Glen Ave. at Piedmont Avenue, and do bear in mind that Piedmont will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the Halloween parade. Anyone interested in helping with the Bakesale in whatever capacity—setup, breakdown, cashiering, or bringing baked goods to sell—should please contact the organizers! Everyone else: Show up and buy, for the birds and the children (and also your stomach, hooray).

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