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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.

Saturday Garbage Plate: Less talk, more eat.

December 11th, 2010 6:05 pm by Kelly


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My own homemade, vegan pumpkin spice ice cream.

Christmas Manger Vegan Silent Night
A lovely video which explores the role of nonhuman animals in the events
of the upcoming “holy night.”

Saturday Garbage Plate: Happy Hanukkah!

December 4th, 2010 7:48 pm by Kelly


vegan Hanukkah potluck

A vegan Hanukkah potluck feast!
CC image via Flickr user artnoose, who notes, “Vegan potluck featured traditional foods like quesadillas and chocolate chip cookies. Not a latke to be found.”

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we’re launching right into the festive, vegan x-mas (and Hanukkah!) NOMs. I hope you like gingerbread, peppermint and soy nog, folks – ’tis the season, after all!

Also, the latest edition of The Scoop – Spay & Neuter Kansas City’s quarterly newsletter – is now online! Read or download a .pdf copy here.

I don’t have much else to share this week; criFSMas chores – not to mention the conclusion of veganmofo – have pretty much consumed all my free time. (Sigh.) So just check out this answering machine recording of my 90+-year-old grandmother chatting with one of my brother’s high school teachers a few years back. She was shocked – shocked, I say! – to learn that her youngest grandson had been forging his mom’s signature on early releases in order to cut class and go to Taco Bell.

Scandalous!

Saturday Garbage Plate: Thanksgiving ed.

November 27th, 2010 6:33 pm by Kelly


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Ghosts of Thanksgivings past. Shane holds onto a plate of our Thanksgiving feast circa 2007. The NOMs include: a Roast Tofurky baked with Caramelized Onion and Cherry Relish; roasted potatoes and carrots; stuffing; tater tots; gravy; rolls; and, for dessert, apple pie topped with vanilla So Delicious ice cream. Yum!

Only four weeks ’til X-Mas, folks! Cue: mass panic. I’m spending the weekend decorating in anticipation for next week’s holiday card photo shoot, so sorry, not a whole lot of time to chat. Let’s get to those links, mkay? Most of these involve Thanksgiving menu suggestions, which can easily be adapted for upcoming winter holiday festivities.

Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration FOR the Turkeys, 2006/2007. www.farmsanctuary.org

http://www.perfectpizzapress.com