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Saturday Garbage Plate: Everything & the kitchen sink

January 22nd, 2011 11:01 am by Kelly


from a cart

vegan pizza, from a cart!
CC image via Flickr user stacyjclinton.

Open up and say NOM! It’s your weekly vegan pizza nom roundup!

Contests! There are some fun giveaways going on this month, folks.

Cook. Vegan. Lover. is hosting a Fiery Vegan Valentine Cooking Contest. From now until February 11, create and share a “fiery” Valentine’s Day-themed dish – appetizer, entree or dessert – taking plenty of photos, of course. Blog the recipe or send the details to CVL for a chance to win one of four different vegan goodie bags. I see: a heart-shaped pizza topped with jalapeno peppers in my near future! Or rather, Shane’s. Kelly can’t stomach fiery food, sorry.

Hop on over to So Delicious’s Twitter or Facebook page and share a photo of yourself enjoying your favorite So Delicious product. You could win five coupons, each good for a free So Delicious product – so what are you waiting for fool? Peedee and Kaylee are down with soy ice cream, yo:

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AND they are adorable. Stiff competition, people! I kid. The winning photos are randomly chosen (I think), so my dog friends’ god-like awesomeness is tempered by chance. Even GOD (by which I mean DOG of course) must bend to the will of mathematics.

Calling all creative, multimedia types! Gardein wants you! Make a 60-second video featuring gardein products, and you could win a a FLIP (8GB Mino HD) and $50 in gardein product coupons. Additional prizes will be gifted to a second-place winner and two runners-up. The deadline to enter is February 2nd, so get creating!

Not really food-related, but Kitty Utopia is giving away a Sprout Cat Tree House. Just send ’em your cute, fuzzy and/or funny cat photos, and you and Mr. Kitteh could win! The deadline is March 31st, so you’ve got plenty of time for the inevitable photo shoots of frustration. Seeing as OMG I HAS FOUND A KITTEH ON MAI DOORSTEP! earlier this week (for serious!), we could really use a ginormous cat tree-house-gym-palace thingamabobbie. I’d like to keep my furniture intact, thanks.

Last but not least, PETA is offering up a copy of Fresh and Fast Vegan to one lucky reader.

Elsewhere on the interwebz:

Check out Spay & Neuter Kansas City’s volunteer opportunities and weekly recap here and here. And like its Facebook page, mkay? It has OODLES and OODLES of cute puppy and kitteh pictures, so there’s no reason not to!

viva la vegan! is looking for volunteer vegan mentors. Maybe that’s you? Or perhaps you’re the newbie in need of guidance? Either way, deets and signup sheet here.

OMG TOFURKY IS SELLING RETRO LUNCHBOXES TO RAISE MONEY FOR ANIMAL RESCUE ORGS! WANT WANT WANT! Not that, um, I have to carry my lunch more than 20 feet from the kitchen to the office. But still. RETRO VEGAN LUNCHBOXES!

Pssst! Vegan Pizza Day! Next Saturday! See you there?

No, wait.

SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!

Saturday Garbage Plate: Shuta upa your face – It’s Vegan Pizza time!*

January 8th, 2011 2:48 pm by Kelly


Stuffed Pizza Slice

A slice of pizza pie, oozing-to-overflowing with White Sauce, broccoli, sliced onions,
black olives, TVP, sliced herbed tomatoes and shredded rice Mozzarella. Yum!
Photo via Flickr user norwichnuts.

Stuffed crusts, pizza muffins and vegan Stromboli, oh my! Make sure your bib is tucked in, all nice and snug-like – here’s this week in #nom!

Do you receive SNKC’s weekly newsletters? No? That’s okay, ’cause I do, and am happy to share! Spay & Neuter Kansas City now sends out a weekly update of its activities and accomplishments, as well as its current volunteer opportunities. Here’s a link to the most recent edition. I’ll include these in each week’s roundup, at least for as long as I remember to. Give me a friendly poke or holler if I forget, okay? Between its spay and neuter assistance and “pet” food pantry, SNKC does great work. Help them out if you can – pretty please with Daiya on top?

Over at Vegan Planet, Robin Robertson is giving away a copy of her latest book, Party Vegan, to one lucky reader. The deadline to enter is January 12, so don’t delay!

Hungry Vegan is also hosting a giveaway – enter this week to win a copy of Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Appetite for Reduction. Pssst! There will be onion rings! Just sayin’…

Vegan Pizza Day is coming! Are you ready?

To get y’all in the mood – as if any help is needed in this department! as. if! – here’s Eco-Vegan Gal’s review of Pizza Fusion, one of the astounding 99 (that’s NINETY NINE, as in one less than ONE HUNDRED!) Californian vegan and/or vegan-friendly pizza places included in Vegan Pizza Day’s list.

Just for comparison: Missouri has four. FOUR! In just two cities! Kansas? ZERO. Bleh.

Midwest vegans, we have seriously got to up our game. I am embarrassed for us. SERIOUSLY.

* Post title shameless borrowed from Vegan On A Mission. I gets a giggle every time I see it!

Saturday Garbage Plate: Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2011 5:50 pm by Kelly


happy new year

Happy VEGAN New Year! (Hey, the cake’s from Vegan with a Vengeance!)
CC image via Flickr user gregvanbrug.

 
Happy New Year, y’all! Now that the holidays are over, we’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled pizza tweets. That’s right: all pizza, all the time. Well, most of the time. Even I need a break from Daiya and red sauce. Follow us on Twitter for real-time nom, kay?

If you’re not already, resolve to go vegan in 2011! Pledge to live this year with compassion: for your your body, your health, and your conscience; for earth and its inhabitants; and, most of all, for the billions of animals we objectify, exploit and slaughter each and every year.

Not sure where to start? PCRM can help! Sign up for their 21-Day Vegan Kickstart so you can access shopping lists, meal plans, nutritional videos, and other tools and support to help you on your vegan journey. The next session begins Monday, January 3rd so don’t delay!

Need some inspiration? Check out this video of Ellen DeGeneres baking a vegan pizza with chef Wolfgang Puck:


 
While this pizza is free of cheese, vegans need not live a life devoid of the oozy, gooey stuff: there are a plethora of yummy, melty vegan cheeses on the market, including Daiya, Vegan Gourmet by Follow Your Heart and Teese. To help you out, we’ve even compiled a list of vegan cheeses (and meats!), available on our link love page.

Saturday Garbage Plate: Yo! Ho! Nom!

December 25th, 2010 11:23 am by Kelly


2010 FSMas Card - Ralphie (shot his eye out)

 
Merry whatever-you-celebrate, y’all! We interrupt your holiday festivities to bring you this week’s Saturday Garbage Plate link roundup, which has featured festive dishes and desserts throughout the month of December. Above is the “official” 2010 Garbato-Brady criFSMas card; below, this week’s #nom roundup, followed by the holiday card outtakes. From all of us to you and yours, we hope your Christma-Hana-Kwanza is one of peace and pasta – with a healthy side of pizza, of course!

In other news, the website veganpizzaday.com is trying to develop a comprehensive list of eateries that offer vegan pizza options. Please add to the database if you can, mkay?

Also, PCRM’s next 21-Day Vegan Kickstart is scheduled to begin on January 1st. You can learn more and register for the course here.

Happy holidays!
 

2010 FSMas Card Outtakes - Peedee
 
2010 FSMas Card Outtakes - O-Ren
 
2010 FSMas Card Outtakes - Kaylee
 
2010 FSMas Card Outtakes - Jayne

Saturday Garbage Plate: Dogs & Desserts

December 18th, 2010 5:11 pm by Kelly


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Pumpkin Pie Dog Biscuits, in progress. (Hint: The recipe is Tuesday’s daily nom!)

Once again, a week’s worth of nomness:

and, in other news:

The Senate just voted to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell! Awesome news, though (and leave it to me to play the pessimist) it comes 15+ years late.

More happy shiny news: Chicago Soydairy now makes vegan mozzarella sticks with Teese cheese! Vegan Essentials is currently out of stock, but. If you simply cannot wait for them to become available, you can always make your own! (I’m thinking about adding this to my criFSMas menu, which consists mainly of lasagna assembled the day beforehand. I should be able to handle it, don’t you think? I have gotten crafty, yo!)

I usually try not to link to PETA, but the latest edition of its Prime newsletter featured three must-read holiday-themed pieces:

Smart Santas Don’t Give Animals as Gifts – Please don’t gift animals, friends; and especially, don’t spring them on surprised recipients. Nonhuman animals aren’t disposable objects to be bought, sold, returned, upgraded, thrown out, and/or recycled – which is what oftentimes happens to holiday gifts.

Make the Holidays Safer for Your Animals – Dr. Barry Kipperman offers advice on traveling with our without your nonhuman friends, as well as keeping them safe around all the holiday baubles and foodstuffs that many of us humans take for granted.

Remembering Animal Shelters at the Holidays – “Those who care for animals at our community animal shelters are often taken for granted. Working under the most stressful conditions, these unsung heroes deserve our special thanks, and the holiday season can be an ideal time to show our appreciation.”

On that note, I’ll leave you with “Shelter Humor,” a video that’s perfect save for the unfortunate use of the r-word toward the end.

http://www.perfectpizzapress.com