forAnima has officially launched!  »


Remember I told you an online vegan marketplace was on the horizon? Well forAnima is finally here! So far, I like these chocolate skulls and the top at the bottom of the post. But give me more time and I’m sure I could rake up a few hundred dollars! I’m smart like that.

I asked for a little more info on forAnima and it sounds really cool: is an innovative platform that includes several interactive features such as “Be the Buyer” where users upload styles and items they would like to see created in an animal-friendly way, as well as “Create Collections” where users get to have fun with fashion and create collections of items they like. The site also features a recipe section with vegan meal suggestions, a collection of blogs, a community page where members can discuss everything from animal legislation to vegan fashion, and lots of resources. is aimed at people and businesses that care about the well-being of the environment and animals, including domesticated and farm animals. The mission of forAnima is three-fold: bring the welfare of animals into the “eco/organic/green” equation; provide a fun shopping experience that will appeal to vegan shoppers and animal-lovers alike; and to support, recognize, and empower businesses and individuals who personify the “be the change that you want to see in the world” motto.

I like it! I like Etsy too but, yeah, I’d rather everything was vegan. And I like that this makes it super-easy to support businesses with similar values as me. Sometimes it just feels exhausting to be conscientious, so anything that makes it easier gets an A+ from Professor Rascal. And I’m excited about the “be the buyer” thing! Because I’ve got ideas! Seriously, I’ve got ideas out the wazoo. It’s a blessing and a curse. Much like my god-given beauty.

So, give it a look and tell me what you think.



Herbivore has a new menu. Discuss.  »

Herbivore, everyone’s favorite S.F. Bay Area vegan restaurant (to feel ho-hum about) just released an updated menu (warning: PDF). They added fajitas, pizza, penne with meatballs, and a bunch of other stuff. I’m curious if it’ll all be good like the shawarma or kale salad or bad like EVERYTHING ELSE. I know sometimes I’m hard on Herbivore but that’s because they’re completely complacent and could be bring so much more deliciousness to the table. I’m super thankful there are all vegan restaurants but I want those restaurants to be better than all the other restaurants! So that when people eat at them, they’re like, “G’DAMN! VEGANS KNOW WHAT’S UP!” Not, “This was alright?”

I mean, look at Native Foods! Chef Tanya is ALWAYS BRINGING IT! Testing recipes, updating menus, holiday meals, events, everything! Herbivore seems like they don’t really care about making customers super happy and are fine with being just serviceable. 

Anyway, what do you think of the new menu items? Have you tried any? Will you try any? Do you think I’m pretty? Let’s dish.

[Hat tip, Dawn!]

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