Vegan chocolate pizza? Say whaaaaaa? The world has lost its mind! What are your thoughts? The blog, Divine Healthy Food, says it’s healthy too. So then I can have it for brekkie, right?
Vegan Mac Down in Berkeley November 2nd! Vegan mac and cheese and more! »
Check it out! A vegan mac and cheese bake off in Berkeley!* Here’s all the info:
GET YOUR MAC ON at the first ever vegan mac & cheese bake-off! Sample all the entries & vote for your fave mac & cheese.
GET DOWN to DJ sets from DJ MIGGY STARDUST and TRAILS AND WAYS.
GET MORE EATS from local vegan food vendors:
Green Girl Bakeshop
Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates
Hampton Creek Foods
Two Mamas Vegan Kitchen
The winning mac & cheese baker will win everlasting fame & glory, plus a prize pack including chef Miyoko Schinner’s “Artisinal Vegan Cheese” cookbook & 8 ounces of her cheeses, and a gift basket from Hampton Creek Foods. All runners-up will receive prize packs.
I want the prizes! I want the mac and cheese! I want all the things! You know we love FFAC, the great people who brought us the veggie BART ads. AND we love mac and cheese. So this is basically the perfect event! Go! Eat all the M&C! And tell me how it is as I am on the lowly east coast!
*Sorry I said Oakland first, it’s apparently Berkeley. My bad! I’m dumb! But I’m pretty.
Champs in Brooklyn opens new location, still makes the best vegan brunch! »
Hey guys! I totes went to Champs this weekend for brunch and it was the best ever. I almost got biscuits and gravy like I always do because vegan biscuits and gravy is the greatest meal in the history of everything, but I ended up getting the fresh toast slam instead. But I added a biscuit for posterity! Now, admire its beauty pictured above.
The french toast was delicious. Maybe not as moist or whatever like I remember non-vegan french toast being but it was still extra yummy. And I love their tofu scramble! I’m so over all the spicy and curried tofu scrambles every where else. This is more like real scrambled eggs—though not gross eggy. The soysage rules and I love the biscuits! I could do without the fake bacon but it’s not terrible. Oh and I had the best almond milk latte! But then I was so full, I couldn’t eat cupcakes or any of their other pretty baked goods. Next time I will bring them home. I should also mention the wait for a table was 1.5 hours! But we got there on Saturday at 12:30 so that’s prob the worst planning ever.
But wait, there’s more! They JUST opened a second location! Champs Junior! I haven’t been yet but it’s on Manhattan Ave, between Nassau and Driggs. Why can’t they open one in my neck of the woods?! Please!
I’m expecting a review from A Soy Bean any day now as I’ve seen she’s been stalking the new location on Instagram. Stalk on! The people want to know!
Cutie Chihuahua up for adoption in Bay Area! »
Winnie is currently being fostered in Oakland but would like a forever home of her own! I love her big ol’ ears! Details:
I am fostering a little 4-pd chihuahua through A Leg Up Rescue, a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from life-threatening situations. All of these companion animals were either in danger of being euthanized in animal shelters, neglected or abused, or taken from the public (when space permits) so they are not bounced around to different homes or collected and sold to research labs by “bunchers.”
The dogs name is Winnie and she is a very sweet, loving 1 year old puppy who was abandoned in a cardboard box outside a shelter in Monterey. I am fostering her in Oakland and hoping to find her a forever home! She loves walks outside just as much as snuggling deep in the covers. She is great with my other dog, so she would definitely be OK in a multipet home.
Contact Kate if you want to know more/adopt Winnie!
LA bans bullhooks! Huzzah! »
Yay! Good news for eles! Los Angeles has officially banned the use of bullhooks—i.e. that awful fire poker-looking thing above that Ringling Brothers and other circuses use to “guide” elephants. They also happen to use it to beat elephants. Because they love them so much.
As the LA Times says, this kind of just makes it so circuses can’t go to LA. As the LA Times also says,
Stephen Payne, a spokesman for Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros., said the ordinance would have the effect of “kicking us out of Los Angeles.”
Ringling allows trainers and elephants to be in close proximity — or “free contact” — and therefore the tool must be used for safety purposes, Payne said. He contends that the company’s handlers use it professionally and humanely.
The Assn. of Zoos and Aquariums, which accredits North American zoos, has instructed all its members, by 2014, to allow only restricted contact between keepers and elephants — meaning there will be a barrier at all times between person and pachyderm. Although the association does not expressly prohibit bullhooks, restricted contact lessens the need to use them.
If the circus can’t come to town without bullhooks, then it shouldn’t come.
Sadly, apparently it might take up to three years to take effect but it’s still a super great advance in the terrible treatment of imprisoned eles.
A classic Megan Rascal cartoon.
Buzzfeed does it again: 19 horrifying vegan problems »
Oh Buzzfeed, you make the work day so much better. Jack Shepherd’s latest vegan list nails it. Here are some highlights:
Omg if I had a dime!
Read the rest here! Tell me the best ones!
Help this three legged superhero dog and his kitty save the world! »
It’s the latest in vegan kickstarters! Tod Emko, Sea Shepherd crew member and proud companion of Piggy the three-legged dog, is trying to get this funny comic book off the ground: A Piggy’s Tale!
The story begins with Piggy’s rescue. After he is nursed back to health, he emerges as Super Piggy! He has some sort of actual pig guardian angel which is pretty great. I wish I had a pig guardian angel! Maybe I do have one. Who can say.
He also has a sidekick rescue cat named Simon! Who is likewise is based on Tod’s companion animal. And there are pigeons in the story! They are kind of like Dumbo’s crows. Who are the best.
Here is a picture of the real Piggy and Tod:
Piggy is the cutest! And what a great comic. If you want to donate or just spread the campaign, check it out on Kickstarter.
Oreo cookie owl cupcakes! The recipes on this site aren’t vegan but since Oreos totes are, I thought you guys might like these! We can easily veganize them I think. Well def the cupcake and frosting part. For the eyes and nose, how about vegan jelly beans!
This is a hedgehog named Kayak! Which is a great name because it is a palindrome. He was a sick boy taken in by the Hedgehog Welfare Society. Now he’s a superhero! Yay Kayak! Fall with enthusiasm!