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Saturday Garbage Plate: Inaugural ed.!

October 2nd, 2010 1:05 pm by Kelly


Vegan Pepperoni Pizza

Melty, cheesy, gooey vegan pepperoni pizza from City, O’ City.
CC image courtesy Flickr user ilovemypit.

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our newest feature here at the PPP Blog, the Saturday Garbage Plate! Those who follow us on Twitter are already hip to The Daily NOM, wherein we link to yummy vegan recipes – many (but not all; that would be nearly impossible, I’m afraid) involving pizza and pizza-related foodstuffs – that we’ve gathered from all corners of the internets and arranged on a pretty, happy platter for your gnoshing pleasure. Now, we don’t wanna strongarm y’all into following us on Twitter against your will or wevs, so every Saturday, we’ll post a recap of the week’s Daily NOM tweets right here on this space, for extra-easy convenience. (What can we say? We are people pleasers, through-and-through.) We also reserve the right to yip and yap about anything else that may have caught our attention throughout the week. Agreed?

Well, with that intro out of the way, behold: the Saturday Garbage Plate!

  • First up: the aforementioned recap of all the stickyhot NOM action that went down in our corner of the Twitternets this week. (Be hot and follow us, kay?)

    Sunday: French Bread Pizza from the Irreverent Vegan

    Monday: Vegan Basil Pesto Pizza from The Opinioness of the World

    Tuesday: White Pizza from (the über-adorable) Vegan Pandamonium

    Wednesday: Vegan BBQ Tempeh Pizza from Bikya Masr

    Thursday: Mushroom and Onion “Pizza” from Bok Choy Bohemia

    Friday: The Pizza Burger from PETA UK (hello, International NOM!)

    Saturday: Easy Vegan Tortilla Pizza (and a Workout Realization) from (the no doubt cheekily named) Eating Bird Food

  • French photographers Jean-Louis Klein and Marie-Luce Hubert expose The Secret Life of Harvest Mice as Never Seen Before! And yes, it’s about as adorable as you’d expect. Check out the slideshow here.
  • The ever-awesome Wing-It Vegan is back from hiatus, and in a big way: Halloweegan style! For those unfamiliar, Halloweegan is a month-long celebration of Halloween, as performed in vegan food. The pairing of Halloween and veganism is only fitting, if you think about it; the vegan set tends to lean towards religious unorthodoxy, heathenism included. Plus, we loves our vegan eats; not only do we enjoy consuming vegan food, but there’s also the joy of creating, discovering, discussing, fantasizing about, obsessing upon, and even playing with cruelty-free food to tickle our fancies. Show me a vegan and I’ll show you someone who appreciates a good (and good-looking) NOM.

    Case in point: Wing-It Vegan. What with her Chocolate Witches’ Hats, Eyeball Cupcakes and Spooky Pancakes, you might call her the High Priestess of Halloweegan. Don’t believe me? Get a load of her past Halloweegan creations, join her newly-minted Halloweegan Flickr group, or join her in observing Halloweegan at wingitvegan.blogspot.com. She will not disappoint! In fact, she’ll make you salivate. All over your keyboard. So wrap it in plastic, is what I’m saying.

  • Last week marked the first day of fall, and you know what that means – the start of a new school year. Writing at the IDA Blog, Annie Judah-Shannon offers a four-step plan for getting healthy, vegan options into your (or your child’s) school cafeteria: Veganize A School Cafeteria Near You in 4 Easy Steps! The short version? Agave nectar and reams of research, people.
  • Speaking of healthy school lunch options, please join Elizabeth Kucinich and the PCRM in asking Congress to support the Healthy School Meals Act. Pretty please with So Delicious on top?
  • Last but not least, we have two – count ’em, two! – new vegan eateries opening on the east and west coasts this week: Blackbird Pizzeria (a, duh, pizza parlor!) and No Worries (Filipino Vegan Cuisine, represent!), respectively. If you find yourself in Philadelphia or Oakland, be cool and patronize these fine dining establishments, mkay?
  • Okay, I lied.

    Rescue dogs! In a music video! That ends with a pro-adoption PSA! By OK Go! How shiny is that? (Answer: Terribly.)

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Posted: 10/2/10 at 1:05 pm. Filed under: Saturday Garbage Plate.
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Find-a-Friend Friday: Mia

October 1st, 2010 11:06 am by Kelly


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Mia, a gorgeous gray and white tabby with piercing green eyes, gives the camera a skeptical look of non-amusement. This girl? Has i can has cheezburger? written all over her.
Photo courtesy M’Shoogy’s Emergency Animal Rescue.

Meet Mia, this week’s friend in need. Mia hails from M’Shoogy’s Emergency Animal Rescue. Located in Savannah, MO, M’Shoogy’s is just a short one hour drive north of Kansas City proper. Don’t let the drive – or Mia’s FeLV+ status – scare you off. Like all nonhumans, I’m 110% sure that she’s worth it!

Mia
Tabby – Grey: An adoptable cat in Savannah, MO
Small • Young • Female

Hello, I’m Mia. I am a gorgeous tabby and white kitty who if as soft and snuggly as the cat bed I’m lounging in. Life hasn’t been so easy for me though. I was recently abandoned on the front steps of Angel’s Vet Express in a box with several other cats. It was raining that night, the tape came off of the box and out I went. It didn’t take me long to realize how scary it was out in the big world, so I let the wonderful staff catch me and in return they promised me a life of luxury on the inside. If that wasn’t enough, I also am feline leukemia positive. I will need to be an inside cat either by myself or with other positive cats. Feline leukemia isn’t an automatic death sentence. I am young and healthy. I can live a long happy life just like any other cat. All I need is a loving home. Surely I’ve earned that haven’t I?

I’ve written about feline leukemia on the Kansas City Freecycle blog previously (for example, when featuring cats with the disease). While FeLV is not curable, it is treatable, and FeLV+ cats can live long and enjoyable lives. However, to prevent the transmission of FeLV, it’s best not to house FeLV+ cats with those who do not have the virus. For more information, check out this feature on Feline Leukemia from Best Friends Magazine. And dog (cat?) bless you for considering a special needs animal!

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Posted: 10/1/10 at 11:06 am. Filed under: Find-a-Friend Friday.
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Find-a-Friend Friday: Beetle

September 24th, 2010 12:20 pm by Kelly


Some readers of this here blog may know me from elsewhere on the interwebs, including the now-defunct Kansas City Freecycle group. As its resident blogger, for several years I wrote a weekly column wherein I highlighted one (or two or three or even four or more!) nonhuman animal – furred mostly, but feathered and scaled, too! – in search of her forever home in the Kansas City area. (You can view an archive of all 116 posts here.)

Well, after a brief hiatus, I’m happy to resume KCF’s Featured Adoptable Wednesday right here in this very space. Welcome to the first – of many – Find-a-Friend Fridays!

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His long pink tongue flapping in the breeze, a happy lil’ Beetle smiles for the camera.
Photos courtesy Halfway Home Pet Adoptions.

Meet Beetle, our first friend in need. An adult pit bull terrier, Beetle is currently staying with Halfway Home Pet Adoptions in Kansas City, Missouri (behind the stadiums in Raytown, to be exact). As one of Halfway Home’s longest residents, his situation is urgent. Halfway Home, which serves as KCMO’s municipal animal shelter, is not a no-kill facility, nor can it turn away dogs and cats whose owners wish to relinquish them. Thus, Halfway Home will “euthanize” animals due to space constraints. The shelter’s veteran residents, of course, are usually the first to go. This includes poor Beetle (as well as fellow pit bulls Charmin, Godiva, Wilson, Annabelle, and Mimi, to name but a few).

Here’s what Halfway Home has to say about Beetle:

Beetle – URGENT!
Adult

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With his shiny coat of black, white and brown brindle fur, Beetle is one handsome guy.
Photos courtesy Halfway Home Pet Adoptions.

This dog is running out of time at our shelter. Do not wait. Rescue or adopt today!

Meet Beetle! He is super cute and always ready to please. From what we can tell, he seems to be okay with other dogs, but because of his breed, he cannot live in a home with other males. We are strongly suggesting that any current canines meet Beetle before you decide to adopt him. We haven’t introduced Beetle to cats yet. We can check when you come to visit to see if he like the kitties or not. Visit Mr. Beetle today before you miss your chance!

and, of its adoption policies and shelter hours:

Many of the animals at the shelter are euthanized, adopted or transferred to rescue groups before we have time to update their listing. If you are interesting in adopting a new companion, please visit our facility. We have about 100 dogs on any given day, hoping for a chance to find love. Due to time constraints, only about half of the animals at the shelter are featured in Pet Finder.

We don’t know the background of many of the dogs that come to the shelter. We can only “guesstimate” the breed and age of those dogs. Size is also subjective according to individuals. Here’s a chart on how we base our assessments:

Puppy: under 6 months old – Young: 6 to 12 months old. – Young adult: 12 months to 3 years old. Adult: 3 to 10 years old. Senior: 10 years

Small: Under 25 Lbs – Medium: 25 lbs to 60 lbs – Large: 60 lbs to 100 lbs – Xtra Large: 100 lbs

Hours

Monday – noon to 4pm
Tuesday – noon to 6pm
Wednesday – noon to 4pm
Thursday – noon to 6pm
Friday – noon to 4pm
Saturday – noon to 4pm
Sunday – 1pm to 4pm

We are closed on holidays

4400 Raytown Road Kansas City, MO 64129
Phone: 816-921-0201

Clicking on any of the three über-adorable pictures of Beetle will take you to his Petfinder listing. *nudgenudge*winkwink*

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Guess what? Wiggle butt!
Photos courtesy Halfway Home Pet Adoptions.

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Posted: 09/24/10 at 12:20 pm. Filed under: Find-a-Friend Friday.
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Kansas City: Join Wayside Waifs for its 20th Annual “Strutt With Your Mutt” on September 25th!

September 22nd, 2010 5:54 pm by Kelly


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Hey, Kansas Citians! Got plans this weekend? No? Well, now you do!

This Saturday, September 25th, Wayside Waifs is holding its 20th annual “Strutt With Your Mutt” fundraising walk. Bring your favorite furry dog friend and join hundreds of like-minded animal lovers to help raise funds for Wayside Waifs. The 3k Strutt begins at 10 AM sharp at the Trolley Trail at 62nd Terrace & Brookside Plaza, with festivities lasting through 1 PM.

This year, the traditional Strutt will be accompanied by a Catwalk for the feline set (unfortunately, those humans walking the Catwalk will have to leave their cat friends safely at home), as well as an earlier, human-only Strutt 5K Fun Run at 8 AM, a 1 Mile Kids Run at 8:15 AM, and a Pancake Breakfast (probably not vegan; cue: sad strutter) at 8:30 AM. Additional activities include $25 microchipping, a mobile adoption fair, Canine Good Citizen Testing, animal companion portraits, and assorted dog contests, including one for best costume. (That sound? My dog-kids, going into hiding.)

Registration for the Strutt costs $35, and participants are encouraged (though not required) to collect pledges for the event.

Additional information:

The Wayside Waifs “Strutt With Your Mutt” Homepage

About the Strutt (including a schedule of events)

Register for the Strutt

Find &/ Sponsor a Strutter

Wayside Waifs’ website

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Let PCRM Kickstart Your Heart (With Heirloom Tomatoes)!

September 4th, 2010 12:02 pm by Kelly


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Several times a year, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) – an advocacy group comprised of medical professionals and laypeople, “working together for compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion” – holds a 21-Day Vegan Kickstart challenge. The program provides participants – omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike – with tips, tools, and information to help them transition to a vegan diet, whether for three weeks or (hopefully) a lifetime. Newbie and old school vegans alike can also benefit from the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart, which provides plenty of inspiration and support to help to remix a tired routine.

Although this isn’t to suggest that a vegan diet is necessarily one of deprivation and boredom. Quite the opposite, in fact – a point which is underscored by the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart itinerary:

Whether you’re drawn to chocolate, cookies, potato chips, cheese, or burgers and fries, we all have foods we can’t seem to resist—foods that sabotage our best efforts to lose weight and improve our health. But PCRM’s Vegan Kickstart will help you win the food fight.

Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., PCRM president and one of America’s leading health advocates, this 21-day program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet.

During these three weeks you will have an all-access pass to:

* Daily e-tips that will put you on the path to weight loss, better health, and greater well-being
* A delicious, easy, and satisfying recipe sent every day that will help you break your cravings for unhealthy foods
* Weekly motivational nutrition webcasts featuring Dr. Barnard
* Social support of other Kickstart participants through the Kickstart message board where nutrition professionals answer your health and diet questions

Additional tools include meal plans, restaurant guides, daily nutritional quizzes, and celebrity phone calls.

You can learn more about the challenge and register as a participant at www.21daykickstart.org. (Or, you know, just watch the 83-second video intro, embedded below!) Some of the static features, including an archive of past recipes, is available online year-round – so don’t be afraid to challenge yourself any time throughout the year.

Video: You’re Invited to Join the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart!
PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart is designed to help you explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet—from weight loss to disease prevention! Everyone who joins this free program will notice amazing changes in their health. Learn more about the program at www.21DayKickstart.org!

The next 21-Day Kickstart begins September 6th, so register today!

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Posted: 09/4/10 at 12:02 pm. Filed under: Food & Recipes.
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