Laura Miller, down-to-earth amazing creator of Sidesaddle Kitchen has a new YouTube show called Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. Watch as her don’t-give-a-damn gorgeous self teaches you how to make mouthwatering raw creations sans any fancy schmancy equipment. And don’t worry, there are no “goddamn salads” involved!
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Vegan raw chocolate pudding from Sidesaddle Kitchen, courtesy of Refinery29. It’s made with avocados which seems genius and I’ve always wanted to try vegan pudding with an avocado base. Chocolate is the greatest and avocados are the greatest so they would prob be the even greatester together!
Sometimes I just want to call everybody lil’ puddin’. Would people like that? Come on, lil’ puddin’! You know you’d love it!
Sidesaddle Kitchen’s raw vegan desserts classes are here! »
Laura wanted me to tell you guys all about this fun S.F. activity because she said that last time all the classes completely sold out! So get in there quick! Plus she said the Laura who runs the classes is super nice (everybody loves a Laura!). Which always helps me learn! No, really. I can’t focus when a jerk is teaching. Why do people even teach if they are going to be jerks about it?
I don’t know exactly what’s going on in the picture below but I’m into it. If this is what the classes promise, I’m gonna fly out to S.F. just for them! The point is: raw vegan desserts! Yum!
Yo vegans with money: Support two awesome local vegans! »
First, there’s Laura Miller with San Francisco-based Sidesaddle Kitchen (we love her and her delicious wares). She was selling at the Underground Market but then that shit was shut down by the Feds or whatever and so she’s looking for some help via Kickstarter. If you’re into tasty raw goodness, look into donating, because she’s the real deal and her product knows what’s up! She’s looking to go legit and is crowd-sourcing her funds, so if you want to be swimming in RAW VEGAN THIN MINTS, you’ll get up on that. Plus, her Kickstarter video is super super cute and great and you should watch it and then give her all your money. Sidesaddle’s trying to raise $10,000 and she has until Sunday, Aug. 21 to do it. BAM!
Second there’s Never Felt Better vegan shop in Sacramento raising money on Indie Gogo! They tried a Kickstarter earlier this year and found that maybe the amount they were asking for was a little too much from us poor vegans, so they’re going a new route and trying to raise smaller bits of cash for smaller projects. Smart! They’re currently the only all-vegan store in Northern California and I’m afraid that if we don’t support them, that they won’t make it. And they should, because they are awesome, and providing a great service, and come on, vegans! I know there are some Scrooge McDucks out there swimming around in their piles of money (invite me over! I swim really well in money!) and why not throw a few dollars to these vegan companies, DO IT TO IT. Never Felt Better is trying to raise $2,500 and they have 22 days left. BAM!
When I think about raw food, I think about GET THE EFF AWAY FROM ME! I kid, there is plenty of great raw food out there, and Sidesaddle Kitchen cookies are no exception. The chocolate mint thins are strongly reminiscent of the Girl Scout favorites, except filled with stuff that’s good for you and not stuff that will kill you. Also, they’re very delicious frozen GOD LOVE A FROZEN COOKIE. Oooh or you could melt them a little in the microwave (LAY OFF THEY’RE HELPFUL) and put a little coconut ice cream on top YES PLEASE. The chocolate sea salt macaroons are extremely tasty haystacks that I want to build a hut out of and live in. Seriously, it’s fantastic stuff. They’re currently available at SF Underground Market and through Etsy, but my guess is this shiz will be available everywhere pretty soon.