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Saturday Garbage Plate, 2012-04-28

April 28th, 2012 7:00 am by admin


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Vegan cheese & veggie pizza, why aren’t you digesting away in my tummy right about now?
CC image via The Traveling Austin Vegan on veganstockphoto.com.

 

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Find-a-Friend Friday: Kiki and Sunny

April 27th, 2012 11:26 am by Kelly


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Kiki (top) and Sunny (bottom), a pair of feline friends in need of a home.
Photos courtesy of Helping Hand Cat Rescue and Adoption.


 

Seven-year-old Kiki and her 17-year-old big sis Sunny are two shy kittens who have found themselves homeless in their adult and senior years. They desperately need a new home into which they can retire – together. If you’re the sort of special person who’d like to make that happen: firstly, I love you, and so does Dog. Secondly, these lovely ladies are staying with Helping Hand Cat Rescue and Adoption in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and you should give ’em a call right away. Kiki and Sunny are eager to meet you, yo!

 

Kiki and Sunny
Domestic Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Excelsior Springs, MO
Medium • Adult • Female

Kiki is the brown marbled tabby and Sunny is the white cat with black and tan spots. Kiki’s b.d. is 03/28/05 and Sunny’s b.d. is 09/14/94. They both came from the same home and I would prefer they be adopted together. I will do a two-fer on them to keep them together. Both cats are timid and will need a quiet place to reside. Both of them will hide if there’s too much commotion in the area. Sunny, right now is for the most part eating strictly canned food. As you can see, she is 17 years old. She does have a touch of arthritis. When she walks, she minces on her toes. She will need a little extra TLC to make her comfortable in her golden years. Kiki is especially timid. She is a very friendly cat, though and purrs up a storm when you pick her up and cuddle her. Please consider these two together and give them a loving home! My contact number is 816-810-4163.

More about Kiki and Sunny
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats, dogs, young children • Special Needs • Primary colors: Tabby – Brown or Chocolate, White • Coat length: Short

 

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Saturday Garbage Plate, 2012-04-21

April 21st, 2012 7:00 am by admin


Vegan pita pizzas
 

Vegan pita pizzas, I love you most of all!
CC image via flickr user sass_face.

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Find-a-Friend Friday: Sadie

April 20th, 2012 11:06 am by Kelly


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Sadie the American Staffordshire Terrier/German Shepherd mix.
Photos courtesy of the City of Smithville Animal Shelter.


 

Sweet Sadie of Smithville needs a home where she can mature and grow old. She has big, beautiful eyes; a long, baleful face; and the prettiest brindle coat you ever did see. Also: silly little frog legs (see the pic below), and all the love in the world, to share with a special human like you. (You’re special, right?) Consider yourself lucky should she choose you!

 

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Sadie
American Staffordshire Terrier/German Shepherd Dog Mix: An adoptable dog in Smithville, MO
Medium • Adult • Female

Sadie is about 6-7 years old and is well behaved. Sadie does not like small children or babies but likes adults and teens. Sadie is house trained and gets along with other dogs. Sadie is on medication for a skin condition and is getting better. Sadie loves attention and is very sweet.

More about Sadie
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: young children • Primary colors: Brindle, White or Cream • Coat length: Short

 

If you’d like to meet Sadie, get in touch with the Smithville Animal Shelter today: 816-532-0577!

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Recipe: Vegan Pizza with a Savory Veggie Broth Crust

April 16th, 2012 11:34 am by Kelly


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So this is a kinda-sorta new recipe that Shane came up with last week. Using our standard fluffy white crust as a jumping-off point, he subbed in vegetable broth in place of water and added some additional spices to amp up the flavor. The result is a crispy, medium-thick crust that’s reminiscent of vegan vegetable or chicken noodle soup! Delicious and savory and not at all subtle. In fact, you may want to adjust the quantities of basil and garlic down, if an in-your-face crust isn’t your thing. Or add your own favorite spices for a different taste. May I suggest onion and parsley?

 

Savory Veggie Broth Crust

Ingredients

1 cup warm vegetable broth (110 degrees F / 45 degrees C)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/4 tablespoons active dry yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons basil

Cornmeal or cooking spray with which to coat the pizza stone or pizza pan

The toppings of your choice: red sauce, herbs and spices, nondairy cheese, vegan meats, nuts, seeds, fruits and/or veggies

(Pictured here is a beautiful vegan pizza pie topped with red sauce, mozzarella Daiya cheese, Lightlife pepperoni, and oregano. Simple, yet amazing!)

Directions

1. To prepare the dough: stir the vegetable broth, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil and salt. Stir in the flour, garlic, and basil until blended. Form the dough into a small ball and let rest in large bowl, covered loosely with a towel, anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.

2. When you’re ready to assemble and bake your pizza, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

3. As the oven’s heating, spread a dusting of cornmeal onto your pizza stone (or lightly coat your pizza pan with cooking spray). Using fingers dipped in olive oil (optional), pat the dough onto the stone, spreading it out evenly.

4. When you’re done shaping the dough, add your toppings: sauce, spices, veggies, “meat,” cheese, nuts, etc.

5. Bake at 425 degrees, for between 15 and 20 minutes for a single pizza, or 30 minutes for two pizzas.

6. Get your nom on!

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