NYC: The Whalentine’s Day Bake Sale is Feb. 12! »
You can still sign up to bring baked goods, all the info regarding that is on their Facebook page. If you are just coming to shop, they ask that you bring your own containers to take your yums home, so we keep the environmental impact to a minimum! Good thinking.
From what I hear, there will be chocolate lollipops, Rice Krispies treats, carrot cake, croissants—not to mention mini cupcakes, mini donuts, and mini pies! I love a mini treat. You know what else I love? SHOES*. So be there or be, etc.
*UPDATE: I hear Mooshoes will be donating 10% of all in-store sales that day to Sea Shepherd! Go Mooshoes!
He looks like a pissed-off heart.
Fat cat tip: sexy boudoir photos of
yourselffat cats are a great last-minute gift idea.
I had big things going on today so I didn’t get to remind you to remind everyone about Meatless Monday but! I made you this Meatless Monday valentine you can send to all your good pals participating in MM today! It’s on flickr so you can email it from there! Happy Meatless Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Vegansaurus! Even if nobody else does, we love you. Very much. In the following ways: sexually, mentally, physically, emotionally. Imagine us doing sex on you all night long and then making you everything in Vegan Brunch for breakfast and donating $1 million to your favorite charities and gifting you a puppy who’s also a unicorn. That is how much we love you.*
Not surprisingly, we are celebrating today with food. Because food is love. Especially cake, that’s extra love. That’s how you know fat people are the most loved people on Earth. Also, the most awesome and the best-looking. So eat up, LOVERS!
Oh, and hit up the Valentine’s Day vegan bakesale at U.C. Berkeley because DUH.
*Or a kitten who’s also a dinosaur. YOUR CHOICE.
Guest post: personalized Valentine’s videos from Animal Aid Unlimited! »
The coolest gift since the mix tape was invented: a personalized video dedicated to your loved one, featuring an adorable rescued animal, from a totally rad animal rights organization. Customizing your gift is easy: just tell them your loved one’s name, and pick the animal you want to sponsor—you even get to pick the song that will play in the background. Then, after a donation of just $100, plus the time it takes to produce the video, a link to your personalized clip appears in your email inbox, ready to share with that special someone. It’s the best gift ever!!
Animal Aid Unlimited is a great organization, located in Udaipur, India, that I was lucky enough to visit while on a trip with VegVoyages (best tour company ever!). The work they do reaches a ridiculous amount of animals, thanks to their unique situation: In India, animals are allowed to roam freely in the streets, so Animal Aid can take in sick and injured animals, give them life-saving medical care, and if they are fit enough to survive on the streets, release them back to the same place they were taken from. Those who are unlikely to survive on their own are given permanent homes at the sanctuary. This policy allows them to treat tens of thousands of animals without the problem of overcrowding faced by American shelters, and no-kill shelters in particular.
The other unique thing about Animal Aid unlimited is that they are able to provide a high level of medical care to the animals at an incredibly low cost. Some examples of this are: • $6,800 a year to pay for a full time Veterinarian • $1,100 a year for a Veterinary nurse • $100 pays for rabies inoculations for 160 animals These two factors combine to bring Animal Aid’s supporters some great bang for their donation buck: not only is Animal Aid in a position to help more animals than would be possible elsewhere, but it costs less to help each animal than it would at home. With every dollar helping so much, you can rest assured that your donation will be going to a good cause.
If you want your video by Feb, 14, you should get your orders in sooner rather than later, because these people are animal rescuers, not magical elves who can make videos overnight. I already put in my order for my hubby’s V-day video, and you should too! It’s a better gift than the one he wanted (a manometer—I mean WTF!?—totally not romantic), and we both get a warm fuzzy feeling inside from helping save some cute critters. What’s better than that? If you can’t get it by Valentine’s Day, just let your significant other/person-you’re-bumpin’-uglies-with that you made the donation. Then, when the video arrives, you show it to them and get laid twice for the price of one! You’re welcome.
Marie Dadap is a fat vegan extraordinaire whose life won’t be complete until someone makes a vegan brie. You can reach her at marie [at] dadap [dot] net. This is her second post for us, you can see the first one (DONUTS) here (DONUTS).
Happy Hours, Movies, & Bakesales: Vegan Valentines-y Events! »
1) Vegan Happy Hour on Friday, Feb. 11! It’s got a romantical theme, too. And don’t forget, two awesome vegan cookbook authors are in town for events so maybe they’ll be there and you can woo them with your sweet words/tasty potluck additions?? Anything can happen, it’s Valentine’s Day weekend! Let that fat fucker shoot you through the heart with his terrifying arrow. Sweet love.
2) On Saturday, Feb. 12, there’s Lovers and Liberators: A benefit for the Red Vic. The lineup is a little complicated but definitely Bold Native will be screened and Cinnaholic is providing cinnamon rolls. WHAT COULD BE MORE ROMANTIC? RSVP (?) on Facebook, Romeo.
3) Also on Saturday, attend a Raw Divine Desserts class. Make vegan desserts and them eat them off your LOVA. Or eat them sobbing under your blankets. It’s delicious either way!
As far as super romantic VD dinners, It’s probably too late to get reservations anywhere good, so why don’t you cook your honey a fine meal at home? The nerds at KQED always advocate it—check out last year’s (vegan!) recipe for Heart’s Desire Beet Salad. Nothing like a beet to heat up the kitchen. That’s my advice to you for February 14. Happy love-making, lovebirds.
Valentine’s Day chocolates for that special vegan! »
Hey beautiful people! Valentine’s Day looms over us with its promises of loneliness and emotional torture! JK, unlike Miss Lonelyhearts over here, you probably have a special someone to share the day with, hmmm? Or maybe you’ve had your eye on a sexy someone, hmmm? What better way to say, “I want to tap that!” or, “I still like tapping that!” than with a nice box of vegan Valentine’s chocolates?! Let the round-up begin!
Chocolatier Sjaak’s brings us this totally adorbs limited-edition box of vegan truffles for Valentine’s Day! I WANT IT, if only for the box. You have plenty of time to order a box for your sweetie before February 14, so get on that! If you have no sweetie, order the truffles anyway and eat them while watching whatever Lifetime movie marathon I’m sure will descend upon us come the big day. You can buy them from Sjaak’s or they have them at ye old Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe too. I WANT THEM BUY THEM FOR ME.
From Chocolate Decadence, we have this voluptuous double heart chocolate box of chocolates! A CHOCOLATE box filled with CHOCOLATES! What can’t science do? Don’t worry, they also have a “world’s best lover” chocolate bar.
Now we take it old school with this red velvet box from Sweet Earth Chocolates. Take note that they have regular chocolate and vegan chocolate so make sure you select the right option during purchase. I love an nice velvet box of chocolates. So kitsch!
Lastly, I can’t explain this amazing picture but tell me a tuxedo box of chocolates doesn’t rule! Thanks, Rose City Chocolates! Also, get a new camera. But for real, check out that carnation! This box dominates. Oh, oh, and it’s velvet too! Once again, thanks Science!
OK, modern lovers! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
We love us some pit bulls and we love us some Jen Oaks and we love us some cute-ass shit so WHAT’S UP PIT BULL VALENTINES!?!? I am buying a million of these and declaring my love all willy-nilly to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who passes my way. Homeless gentleman who washed my car windows without asking and then wanted $5? I LOVE YOU, TOO.