Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special vegan brunch in Berkeley!  »


I have to admit that lately, I’ve been slightly envious of those of you in the Bay Area. Since I left in January, there have been so many fantastic vegan happenings: Hella Vegan Eats is everywhereRepublic of V opened and the S + M chefs are popping up around town! And now, I am stoked to announce, From the Garden is hosting a Greenhouse brunch, just in time for Mother’s Day! Kyle and Ashley make sure to point out that, though it is a “Mother’s Day Brunch,” their elegant feast is for everyone and anyone who would like to attend. Go, go, go, because their food is absolutely fantastic! Bring your mom, your friend who’s a mom, friends who have no affiliation with motherhood except that they came out of one, or just yourself. You can meet new, fun people there! 

Their presentation alone is gorgeous! 

This brunch takes place in Kyle and Ashley’s greenhouse in Berkeley, on May 11, at noon. There is a possibility if the noon brunch fills up quickly, they will add another seating later in the afternoon. The theme is “Flowers for the Ones You Love,” which could totally apply to yourself, no judgement here. They will be serving three courses, complete with drink pairings (you can request non-alcoholic), all made with edible flowers from their greenhouse! Kyle and Ashley are asking for $45 per person. For more details (like location), and to make a reservation, email Kyle at! 

I attended a From the Garden brunch in early January, and it was phenomenal. One of the best meals of my life! I still think about that Greenhouse Mary and bacon-avocado-biscuit breakfast sandwich. 

You can follow From the Garden on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates and information on future events. Word has it there’s a Rhizocali tempeh dinner in the works!


There’s no happy Mother’s Day for puppymill moms  »

Did you know it is currently Puppymill Action Week? Neither did I. Now we both do, and knowledge is straight up mother-loving power.

As Mother’s Day approaches, the Humane Society wants you to think of all the mothers of those cute pet store puppies. They are stuck in wire cages their whole lives, outside, getting peed on, with sores on their feet and not a single bit of love. I never understand how these people who buy dogs and love these dogs never think of their dogs’ moms? If you love your dog, you should care about the mom too, no? Your dog probably loved his mom a lot.

The Humane Society got Colbie Caillat to speak out against puppymills:

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She’s that chick whose songs get like stuck in your head for days even if you just hear it for half a second, right? She totally is. You can get on board with Caillat by signing this pledge.

They have a different thing for you to do every day. Today we are supposed to urge Congress to support a bill to protect dogs in puppymills. Get on it, troops! Puppymills totally blow!

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