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10/21/2011

Nacheez has a television commercial! How exciting and super adorable, right? Do you want to know more? We asked Ilsa Hess, Nacheez chef and creator extraordinaire, all about it!

Vegansaurus: How did this come to be and when do we get to see it on our airwaves?

Ilsa: The Sacramento Art Institute contacted me out of the blue and said they were starting their commercial video production class and wanted the students to work with actual businesses to get a real-life experience. So, they contacted about eight different small and local small businesses and I was one of them!

Right before we started meeting the students, the professor came to me and said that he had given the students a pop quiz. The student who got the highest score was able to pick the biz they wanted to work with. The winner chose Nacheez! I was so flattered!

Samuel Platz (the winning student) and I sat and talked Nacheez…. He shot the commercial, created the music and graphics, had a budding voice-over professional read the voice-over, and local budding actors be in the video. When I saw the end product, I was blown away yet again! He treated me with the utmost professionalism but was also very friendly at the same time. I recommend him to anyone who needs a great TV commercial. I’m holding off to air my TV commercial until I’m in more stores across the country. I’m hoping with some more exposure, that can happen soon!

Got that everyone? We gotta get Nacheez in more stores so Ilsa will air her commercial! Do it! Demand Nacheez at your local vegan-friendly supermarket! Also, buy it where it’s already available (Rainbow, Vegan Essentials, Nacheez) cause it’s goooooood.

06/08/2011

Today is Customer Appreciation Day at Rainbow Grocery: 20 percent OFF, BITCHES!!!  »

Yes, that means all groceries are 20 percent off from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m at Rainbow grocery so GO GET IT!!!

And by it, I mean NACHEEZ and FOOD FOR LOVERS VEGAN QUESO!

04/22/2011

If you were important, you’d get free vegan queso for Earth Day  »

Cameron Diaz is getting a jar of Food for Lovers Vegan Queso for Earth Day and I’m not pleased. I’m super-jealz—WHY HER AND NOT ME?!  Life is so hard and unfair sometimes. I’m also mad because I was just in Austin last month—the city of its conception and the only place I’ve been recently that it’s available for purchase—and didn’t pick any up since somehow I’m so out of the loop I didn’t know it existed.  Maybe Cameron does deserve it more than me.

Distinctive Assets (a company that puts together gift bags for celebrities—I can’t wait till I’m famous) approached Chris and Crystal Tate, creators of the world’s first vegan queso, about using their product as swag for A-listers for Earth Day. Of course they said yes. Being able to use celebrities to promote your vegan product is an incredible opportunity to reach the masses (my mom has a subscription to US Weekly, I know what I’m talking about)!

Crystal and Chris are also featured in this month’s VegNews, as they just had a super hip vegan wedding. I imagine all vegan weddings are hip (NO GRILLED VEGETABLE PLATTERS) [Ed.: We’re totally putting that on a sticker! Don’t steal it, thieves!], though I have yet to attend one. No one knows yet if the images used for the article were real or stock photos. SNAP! Sorry, VegNews, you know I still love you.
Natalie Portman is also getting a jar. I thought the baby in her womb was forcing her to indulge in animal products?  She can send her jar to me. Thanks, Natalie!

MOST IMPORTANTLY, when is Rainbow getting this in? Until then, I’m ordering mine from Vegan Essentials! [Ed.: Rainbow is totally carrying it now!] I’m awesome and won a gift certificate, which allowed me to feel like a fantastic celebrity who gets free shit for no reason. I already know what I’m doing with my jar!

This is Jenny Bradley's first post for Vegansaurus! She is one of our new regulars (you’ve already met Rachel! And there’s more where MORE! we’re a godammed clown car of new writers! Not really, just four! That’s a regular car!) and she’s really, really great. As you can tell. Anyway! Yay, Jenny!

09/09/2010

No more coupon day at Rainbow!  »

No more Rainbow Coupon Days, y’all. This is the last month. I’ll be spilling out some organic almond milk for my fallen homie. Good write-ups of the pros and cons of coupon day in both UA & ML, so I’ll spare you the eulogy/celebration/tears. I guess I’ll just have to steal extra from the Whole Foods bulk section to make up for the loss. LE SIGH. I only worry for the phonebook. Now that its only purpose is gone, is there any need to make these landfill-overflowing machines anymore?? PLEASE STOP!

(via Uptown Almanac via Mission Local) [I refuse to do the @ sign in their name because it’s hella goofy.]

06/04/2010

It’s NATIONAL DONUT DAY, PEOPLE! And we came to party. And by party, I mean eat. And by eat, I mean binge. And by binge, I mean this might be the last you hear from me. 
In celebration of National Donut Day, might I suggest indulging in a delightful Pepples Donut available in the Ferry Building and many SF Bay Area locations? Or how about one of the vegan donuts at Whole Foods? I know, they’re not organic and blibbity blah but at 99 cents, they’re an m-effin good-ass deal and they’re delicious. You can even buy a box of the Nutrilious donuts at Whole Foods or Rainbow and get up to get down.
Or you could just read every Vegansaurus review where we mention donuts. There are a lot. Oh and those beauties up there? They’re from Ronald’s Donuts in Vegas, of course. There was a time in my life where I had to travel to Vegas once a month for work and during that time, I ate a lot of donuts. Other people are snorting blow off strippers’ tits and I’m eating donuts in a strip mall because that’s how I roll. Literally. I ate a lot of donuts.

It’s NATIONAL DONUT DAY, PEOPLE! And we came to party. And by party, I mean eat. And by eat, I mean binge. And by binge, I mean this might be the last you hear from me. 

In celebration of National Donut Day, might I suggest indulging in a delightful Pepples Donut available in the Ferry Building and many SF Bay Area locations? Or how about one of the vegan donuts at Whole Foods? I know, they’re not organic and blibbity blah but at 99 cents, they’re an m-effin good-ass deal and they’re delicious. You can even buy a box of the Nutrilious donuts at Whole Foods or Rainbow and get up to get down.

Or you could just read every Vegansaurus review where we mention donuts. There are a lot. Oh and those beauties up there? They’re from Ronald’s Donuts in Vegas, of course. There was a time in my life where I had to travel to Vegas once a month for work and during that time, I ate a lot of donuts. Other people are snorting blow off strippers’ tits and I’m eating donuts in a strip mall because that’s how I roll. Literally. I ate a lot of donuts.

06/02/2010

What’s new at Rainbow Grocery: a vegan odyssey!  »

Man, we have it so lucky in the bay area. In other parts of the country, they have to literally climb mountains, cross rivers, and pass tests of endurance, skill, and wit to get to a quality vegan cupcake. For a decent vegan pizza, they must whittle a squirrel while riding an elliptical. For vegans in Middle Earth America, grocery shopping is basically like living in Saw, but worse*. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT POINT: God Bless San Francisco and God Bless Rainbow Grocery. Now, let’s get down to business!

First, we have VEGAN COOKIE DOUGH. That’s right, we can eat cookie dough straight out of the tub with the fattest of ‘em! And guess what, we ain’t getting Salmonella! HELL YEAH. Check out the ridiculously amazing Eat Pastry in the frozen section!

AAAAAAND… let’s give it up for Tofurky Pizzas! It’s a melty, delicious, Daiya-topped, vegan pizza and it’s ALL YOURS. It’s like $8 so my cheap ass will be saving it for special occasions like weddings and graduations and days ending in y. The actual pizza doesn’t look exactly like the box but SEX SELLS.

Also, vegan fertilizer for vegans who want to get DIR-TAY. Sorry, listening to too much Christina Aguillera.

Don’t know much about this but thought it might be of note for all you outdoorsy types. Cheers!

*I kid! It’s pretty easy to be vegan just about anywhere in America and so all you whiners better shut the hell up and GO VEG! Also, MOVE TO A COAST. I kid again, GO MIDWEST!

04/09/2010

03/29/2010

So Daiya vegan cheese is no longer just available at Rainbow Grocery (altho if you’re in SF, that’s still the best place to buy it because SCREW WHOLE FOODS YA KNOW?). Anyway, it seems Whole “we hate fat people and probably black people too WHO SAID THAT!?” Foods finally wised up and is selling it at most bay area outposts in their cheese sections. If you don’t see it, ask for it. And if you think the person doesn’t know what they’re talking about, ask someone else because they should have it. They sell it in eight-ounce plastic tubs like at Rainbow but that brings me to my second point:
IN FURTHER NEWS: Daiya recently launched its retail (in the snazzy packaging above!) and they are unleashing that unto the world on Thursday, Apr. 1. Get your eating pants ready for DAIYA INVASION! 

So Daiya vegan cheese is no longer just available at Rainbow Grocery (altho if you’re in SF, that’s still the best place to buy it because SCREW WHOLE FOODS YA KNOW?). Anyway, it seems Whole “we hate fat people and probably black people too WHO SAID THAT!?” Foods finally wised up and is selling it at most bay area outposts in their cheese sections. If you don’t see it, ask for it. And if you think the person doesn’t know what they’re talking about, ask someone else because they should have it. They sell it in eight-ounce plastic tubs like at Rainbow but that brings me to my second point:

IN FURTHER NEWS: Daiya recently launched its retail (in the snazzy packaging above!) and they are unleashing that unto the world on Thursday, Apr. 1. Get your eating pants ready for DAIYA INVASION! 

01/07/2010

The elusive cheddar Daiya is currently available Rainbow. Run, don’t walk. I was there yesterday and there were only three containers left! And that’s before I bought them! JOKE! Actually, totally not a joke so let’s hope they restock soon. Sorry, I’m a total asshole, but it was coupon day and it’s kill or be killed. Now, please excuse me while I enjoy my fifth grilled cheese of the day. :-D!!!

The elusive cheddar Daiya is currently available Rainbow. Run, don’t walk. I was there yesterday and there were only three containers left! And that’s before I bought them! JOKE! Actually, totally not a joke so let’s hope they restock soon. Sorry, I’m a total asshole, but it was coupon day and it’s kill or be killed. Now, please excuse me while I enjoy my fifth grilled cheese of the day. :-D!!!

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