Saturday Garbage Plate: Superbowl Sunday, i.e., Vegan Pizza Day #2

February 5th, 2011 12:07 pm by Kelly

016/365 2011 - Dinner @ WKDU


Forget buffalo wings and seven-layer dips! (Unless they’re vegan, yo!) This Superbowl Sunday, why not revisit Vegan Pizza Day by whipping up one of these delicious, cruelty-free pies? Slap some Daiya on top, and the otherwise occupied omnivores aren’t even likely to notice. That sound? I do believe it’s a two-point conversion for Team Vegan. (Yeah, I googled that term. What of it?) Nom!

Contests! Here’s a sampling of the vegan swag you could win this week: Alicia Silverstone is giving away a complete set of her 2010 ecoTOOLS collection; vegansaurus! has a copy of The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions up for grabs; and last but not least, upload a photo of your furkid to Leaping Bunny’s Facebook wall, and you could win a gift bag from Badger Balm.

Spay & Neuter Kansas City’s weekly recap is up! Also, SNKC is trying to raise funds for Diamond, a sweet girl who suffered an injury when her leg became tangled in a tie-out. Her people can’t afford the cost of treatment, and she may need to have the leg amputated. Remember, don’t tether your dogs outside unsupervised or for long periods of time, and definitely don’t leave them outside at all in this cold, snowy weather! (SNKC reports that it will be working with Diamond’s owners to find alternatives to chaining going forward.)

Hey hey, it’s World Nutella Day! Celebrate by buying a vegan version or making your own. All of the chocolatey goodness, none of the rape and baby murder!

On that note, let’s part ways with this heartwarming video from Farm Sanctuary. Blitzen, Lawrence and Alexander’s Welcome Home tells the story of three male dairy calves rescued from a stockyard in New York. The three babies were sickly and required medical care at Cornell University before they could be relocated to Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter (which I will visit one day, I swear!).

Find-a-Friend Friday: Norman

January 28th, 2011 11:04 am by Kelly


Norman, a brown Swiss steer, relaxes in a bed of hay. Legs tucked under his person,
he oh-so-adorably flashes his little pink tongue at the camera.
Photo courtesy K.I.S.S.(Kitties In-need-of Someone Special, Inc.).

TOMORROW IS VEGAN PIZZA DAY, Y’ALL! Did you hear me? VEGAN. PIZZA. DAY. It ranks among the most awesomest days of the year, second only to my birthday!

Norman here *hearts* vegan pizza day too, ’cause it involves NOMing not on the dead flesh and stolen secretions of his beloved bovine, porcine and avian friends, but rather on gooey slices of goodness covered with melty, stretchy Daiya cheese and crispy Lightlife pepperoni. And veggies: bushels and bushels of vegetables, of every shape, size and color. Poor Norman is drooling just thinking about it! So do this gorgeous boy a favor and share a vegan pizza with a friend tomorrow; preferably one of the omni persuasion. Conversion by vegan food, amiriteppl?

Oh, and while we’re granting wishes, Norman could really use a home to call his own!

Cow: An adoptable cow in Hopatcong, NJ
Extra Large • Baby • Male

This is a courtesy posting for Antler Ridge ( Meet “NORMIE”, he is just 3 weeks old(1/1/11) and will grow up to be 2000 lbs! He was a rescue, (call Antler Ridge for details) and he is up for adoption. He is a BROWN SWISS STEER. As you can see, he is just a friendly little guy, we enjoyed the day sitting with him, feeding him and talking pictures! We’d love to see him in a nice farm setting where he can grow up and bring pleasure and enjoyment to a nice family!

More about Norman
Spayed/Neutered • Primary color: Tan

Norman is currently located in or around Hopatcong, NJ. (What can I say? there are precious few cows listed on Petfinder, probably because most are laid out in the packaged meat section of your local grocer at the moment!) Kitties In-need-of Someone Special, Inc. (K.I.S.S.) submitted Norman’s listing on behalf of Antler Ridge, which you should contact to inquire about him. Please do, okay? Norman needs a family of cows or other formerly farmed animals to call his own.