Coming soon! NYC Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d’Oeuvres Competition!   »


Check it out NYC! A competition for my favorite food category: vegan hors d’oeuvres! Why do we eat anything else? Appetizers are really the only food that matters. Well, that and dessert. Why do we eat anything but appetizers and desserts? BECAUSE WE ARE MASOCHISTS, I THEORIZE!


The Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d’Oeuvres Competition

Sunday, June 2, 2pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn (directions)
Tickets $12 advance / $15 day of to eat and vote (includes a free raffle ticket)
Free to compete. Competitor applications close Friday, May 17 at 11:59pm.


Fashion Loves Animals was a huge success! Let’s look at pictures!  »


I attended Farm Sanctuary’s Fashion Loves Animals event this past weekend, they were honoring one of my favorite people: Leanne of Vaute Couture! As we arrived, I was quickly given a shot of asparagus soup (pictured above) made by new celebrity chef Jay Astafa! I was completely stoked since I had missed his popup dinner. I was also stoked because the soup was delicious! 


Here’s Jay prepping behind the scenes. 

Now, on to the Vaute fashion show! 


Yes, lovely outfit. More importantly: OMG what a cute dog! And all the pups were up for adoption. No but really, the clothes were lovely. And I love these shoes by Love is Mighty. They’re made of old candy wrappers! 


Notice the Brave GentleMan kicks. 


I love this dress. There were new versions of this dress I’d seen at Vaute’s fashion week show—now it comes in lots of pretty floral patters! Leanne said they are at the Vaute Couture store now. Yay!


Beautiful picture of the back of this dress by me. 


This puppy stole the show of course. Because PUPPY!


Beautiful picture of the end of the show by me. There’s Leanne with models in tow.


Here’s a behind the scenes shot from Max Gordon Photography (all the pics not taken by me were supplied by Vaute’s lovely PR person Meredith and are by Max Gordon or Farm Sanctuary). Also check out the sweater, I love it. I need it.


And here we have the stars of the show—and really the stars of any show they attend for that matter!: Leanne, Gene Baur, Discerning Brute Joshua.

And in closing, here’s a lovely Vine video I took:

OMG I had so much fun! Thanks, Farm Sanctuary!


Fashion Loves Animals Gala is almost here!  »


On May 4th, a.k.a. this Saturday, Farm Sanctuary is honoring the wonderfully talented and dedicatedly vegan Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture! I can’t think of a better honoree or a better organization to be honored by. I hope there are goats there! OMG if there are goats there I will die and go to heaven and leave all my worldly riches to goats.

Get your tickets!


YES! Another Hella Vegan Eats pop-up! God is good.
Monday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 pm at the Commonwealth Cafe & Pub in Oakland! Let’s go, go, go!!

YES! Another Hella Vegan Eats pop-up! God is good.

Monday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 pm at the Commonwealth Cafe & Pub in Oakland! Let’s go, go, go!!


WANTED: bakers and eaters for Marin County’s Vegan Bake Sale!  »

There’s info directly from the source below, so all you need to do is pick up one of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale’s cute new shirts (actually, that’s optional — but they’re REALLY CUTE!), and we’ll see you at the bake sale to do all of the eating!

It’s time for Marin County’s VEGAN BAKE SALE, in celebration of Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale! [ed.: you can see if there’s a bake sale near you if you’re not near Marin — or you can organize one yourself!]

100% of moneys raised will be split between two awesome area nonprofits in support of their outstanding work: Marin Friends of Ferals and Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity.

Bake. Eat. Bake and Eat.

1. e-mail to get involved!
2. Invite all your friends. 
3. Save the date and come eat yummy vegan treats for a great cause. 

All eating and purchases are guaranteed to be 100% guilt-free. 

If you are baking, please remember that all yummy goods must be vegan and contain no animal products. For baking, most importantly this means no dairy or eggs. You can visit the website of Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale for some fun tips on bakingvegan! 

What: Marin Vegan Bake Sale

Where: Outside of Pet Food Express, Terra Linda, 280 Northgate One, San Rafael, CA 94903

When: April 27, 10a-2p

Who: You

How: Bake and Eat! Eat or Bake!

Make sure to check out our host, Pet Food Express, too — we’ll be right outside and they are totally big-hearted and awesome.

Marin Friends of Ferals is a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (C)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to the humane care and management of feral and homeless cats. They are located in Marin County, California – north of San Francisco.

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO) is a501 (c) (3) organization designed for youth, by youth, for the future of youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.  Since its inception in January 2005, AHO has been leading the way in addressing the growing trend of youth homelessness in Marin County, Greater Bay Area and Sacramento, CA.


Vigil for the Turlock Hens is this Saturday!  »


Here are the details; see you there!

** Vigil for the Turlock Hens: Saturday, February 23, 7:30 pm, Turlock, Calif.**

PLEASE SHARE: A group of first responders and compassionate citizens will be gathering the evening of Saturday, February 23 along the roadside outside of A&L Poultry in Turlock to honor the lives of the 50,000 hens who were abandoned at this egg factory farm in 2012.

February 23rd is unforgettable. This day marks the beginning of the monumental rescue in 2012.

Let’s remember the lives of each and every bird on this one-year anniversary. To join in, please contact Candles will be provided to all vigil attendees.


NYC: Sea Shepherd’s Whalentine’s Day Bakesale!  »


Hey guys! The cool people from Sea Shepherd, NYC are having a cool bakesale this Sunday! I’ve been meaning to go to Mooshoes anyway, I’m past due for some new shoes. Well, not really. I just want some. Don’t judge me!

Bakesale details:

What: Whalentine’s Day Bake Sale to benefit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Where: MooShoes, 78 Orchard Street, NYC
When: Sunday, Feb. 17th, 12:30-5:30 PM (volunteers and bakers welcome starting at noon)
Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, NYC chapter for our annual winter bake sale to support our vital ocean conservation work. From the Cove Guardians in Taiji, Japan monitoring the dolphin capture and slaughter to the partnership with the park rangers in the Galapagos to campaigns in the Mediterranean to stop poaching of Bluefin tuna and exposing the slaughter of seals in Namibia, Sea Shepherd is on the front line of protecting the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Come eat some savory or sweet vegan treats, purchase official Sea Shepherd merchandise, and learn how you can get involved in Sea Shepherd’s work.

If baked goods aren’t your thing, come by anyway! MooShoes is donating 10% of the day’s sales to Sea Shepherd so you can support marine conservation without even having to chew.

Please bring a container if you plan to take home any of your treats. 
Sign up to bake hereAny questions? Email


Harvest Home vegan bakesale in Oakland this Saturday!  »

There’s another bakesale this weekend! This one is in Oakland and benefits the wonderful Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary.


Valentine’s Vegan Bake Sale for Harvest Home Sanctuary

Proceeds of our upcoming bake sale will benefit the sanctuary’s healthcare fund.

Saturday, February 9th, 10am-2pm
Splash Pad Park, the corner of Grand Ave and MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA

You should go and party down with some animal lovers! I hear they need bakers too so if you can help out with that, click the event link and contact them. You can do it! I believe in you!


Bake for the SF Vegan Bakesale!  »


And now… a message from Camille, the wonderful woman who’s organizing the SF Vegan Bakesale! Everyone bake and attend and tell everyone you know about it, OK?? OK!

We at the SF Vegan Bakesale can’t think of any better way to celebrate LOVE this Valentine’s Day than with cruelty-free cookies, cake, and chocolate.

Join us for some of the Bay Area’s best vegan treats on Sunday, February 10 from 11-5 pm outside Herbivore in the Mission (983 Valencia Street, SF).

We’ll be sending our love (and sale proceeds) to Animal Place, whose shelters provide permanent sanctuary and placement for farm animals in need. For more information, visit

So whether you’ll be playing heartbreak hits or sappy ballads this Valentine’s Day, we’d love your help. We need bakers and volunteers! Any donation of vegan baked goods would be greatly appreciated. 

Can’t bake? You can still help! Please spread the word, and distribute the attached flyer, and come by to lend your support. Valentine’s Day’s nothing without some sweet treats! Thanks!



San Francisco Vegan Bakesale

Hella Vegan Eats Valentine’s Day Pop-Up!  »

Hella Vegan Eats (our favorite!) is channeling Peggy Bundy and bringing a very sexy Valentine’s Day menu to Dear Mom in SF! They’re serving from 5-11pm, so go and eat everything, you might get laid! So sexy!

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