Find-a-Friend Friday: Peaches (Also: Wayside Waifs’s “All I Want For Christmas Is YOU!” Adoption Event!)

December 2nd, 2011 12:01 pm by Kelly


Photos courtesy of Spay & Neuter Kansas City.

Meet Peaches, y’all! Isn’t she adorable? She and another little cutie, Marmalade, were rescued from a hoarding situation after the death of their person. Both kittens need a new home to call their own. Hopefully some kickass human will adopt them both. (In time for Christmas! And shower them with gifts come December 25th! And love and hug and cuddle them forever!)

Here’s what SNKC has to say about Peaches:



Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, MO
Small • Young • Female

Peaches is in foster care and rescued from a horrible hoarding situation. There were over 30+ cats rescued from this situation and had been left in a trailer for weeks after their owner passed away. Peaches is one of the cuddliest cats I have ever met. She loves to rub and be stroked. She will lay with you and sit with you. She liked to follow us from room to room. She is less than a year old and likely to be a small cat when full-grown. She gets along well with other cats and small dogs, probably any dog, but all we have are small ones. She has not bothered plants in the house and uses the litter box well. If you are interested in adopting Marmalade please email

More about Peaches
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained


Spay & Neuter Kansas City is an awesome group that provides low-cost spay & neuter and vaccination services in the KC area. The also provide education and outreach services, run low-cost dog training classes, maintain a “pet” food pantry, and help find homes for animals in need. Currently they’re in need of in-kind donations (such as dog and cat food, hay, litter boxes, dog houses, and cleaning products), as well as donations of money (or perhaps services?) to repair their outreach truck. Every little bit helps!

You should also know that Wayside Waifs is holding a special “All I Want For Christmas Is YOU!” Adoption Event this Saturday, December 3rd (that’s tomorrow, folks!) from 10AM to 6PM. Stop by and meet the 300+ plus nonhumans who need a kind-hearted soul (that’s you) to bring them in from the cold this holiday season.



All adoptions are just $25! Second chances, is there any gift greater?

Saturday Garbage Plate: The I ♥ Calzones Fan Club!

April 23rd, 2011 4:35 pm by Kelly

Vegan Calzone

Vegan calzones!
CC image via flickr user Conquering Worm.

All the food that’s fit to nom!

…and be sure to follow us on Twitter for more pizza, recipes and pizza recipes!

Contests & giveaways! So Delicious is about halfway through its 100 Days of Change Giveaway; simply like its Facebook page and check back daily for new contests and prizes! Elsewhere on the interwebs, The Hungry Vegan has a prize pack consisting of five coupons for free So Delicious ice cream and a pair of hand-crafted ceramic bowls from Sorella Luna in Portland, Oregon (gorgeous!). In celebration of Earth Day, Cook. Vegan. Lover. has a prize pack of If You Care items up for grabs. Last but not least, Eden Cafe is giving away a selection of green “adult” toys to three lucky winners through tomorrow.

MeatGate Update: Earlier this week, VegNews apologized (for real this time!) for using non-vegan and stock photos in its magazine and on its website, and announced that it will no longer do so in the future! Additionally, it plans on establishing its own vegan stock photo website – which, along with the one created by the Food for Lovers Vegan Queso people, makes two vegan stock photo websites! Get your cameras ready and show us your mitts, vegan photogs! Also, many thanks to for breaking the story – had it not, we’d still be drooling over photoshopped photos of animal parts for dog knows how long!

Vegan pizza on Food Gawker! Be prepared to have your tummy blown! – the vegan answer to Groupon – is now live, with 40% off Vegan Skin Care Kit from Moxie Organix. Subscribe via email to receive weekly deals on vegan products and services!

Bella, Little Bit & Roxy are Wayside Waifs’s Waifs of the Week! Someone adopt them, please!

With your assistance, Spay & Neuter Kansas City spayed and neutered 123 dogs and cats and provided over $1,490 in spay neuter subsidy assistance this week. Along with Wayside Waifs and Halfway Home Pet Adoptions, SNKC also held a memorial service for the two pit bull puppies who were abused, killed and then disposed of in a dumpster in Kansas City on Monday. At the time of this writing, SNKC has raised $7,500 in pledges to put towards a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

I’ve had calzones on the brain ever since the Parks and Recreation episode “Ron & Tammy: Part Two” aired in February. In a last-ditch effort to make the Harvest Fest happen, the Parks & Rec crew resorted to bribery a la a pizza party in order to convince the police department to provide free security for the event. Ben suggested calzones, thus leading to a running gag about calzones being disgusting and pointless (the worst food ever invented!), much to his chagrin. (Quoth the Police Chief: “What the hell is wrong with this guy?”)


The plot line left me totally baffled, cause calzones are the shiz! Pizza, made portable! Doubled down for extra-easy shotgunning action!


Must be a New York thing, then.

That’s okay, Parks and Rec, I still love you!!!!!

Saturday Garbage Plate: The Only To Do List That Matters!

April 16th, 2011 5:47 pm by Kelly

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Make pizza, photograph pizza, eat pizza, blog pizza, repeat. (THE STORY OF MY LIFE, YO!) Sunday through Saturday, we’ve got a recipe to inspire you. Put these pies on your to do list and eat ’em!

Contests & recipes! Mercy for Animals has a free copy of Kathy Freston’s Veganist up for grabs; Experience Life has a dozen copies of Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet; and you can snag a Mediterranean Bread Dipping Set at The Hungry Vegan. Finally, as part of its Vegan Bucket List giveaway series, VegNews is offering up one-year membership to Spork Online to a lucky reader.

Speaking of (ahem!) VegNews, perhaps you’ve heard about the latest controversy to rock the vegan community? This week the vegan blog QuarryGirl revealed that VegNews routinely uses stock photos in both its magazine and on its website – including photos of dishes containing dairy, eggs and meat, sometimes doctored to appear vegan. (In the most egregious example, animal bones were Photoshopped out of a photo of BBQ ribs.) Understandably, many vegans and/or foodies are pissed and offended, myself included; if I hadn’t already decided to let my subscription lapse, this kerfuffle – and VegNews’ lackluster response – might have led me to cancel it. But since I only have one issue left, the point is kind of moot.

Anyhow, I won’t get into it further – mostly because everything I have to say has already been said (and in LOL cat form, to boot) – but. I would like to take the opportunity to point you to this wonderful piece by Katrina Fox of The Scavenger: VegNews controversy offers creative opportunities, with a special emphasis on the suggestions for positive change.

So, to people who create vegan dishes or eat out at vegan restaurants: Take photos of vegan dishes, upload them to Flickr, drop an email to VegNews and other vegan publications offering your photos.

To photographers (vegan or otherwise): Ditto above.

To VegNews editors (and other vegan magazines): Post information on your website about specs for photographs: what you need to be able to include a good photograph of print quality. Put a callout to your readers, to photographers (vegan or otherwise) to take pics of vegan food.

Vegans are fantastic at galvanising into action. So, let’s flood Flickr with images of delicious vegan food.

Let’s make sure that vegan publications no longer need to use stock images of meat, dairy and egg dishes.

Let’s take this unfortunate incident and turn it into an opportunity that will benefit everyone – most of all the animals we seek to protect from suffering.

How about it, vegans? If there’s one thing we’re good at, it’s food! Making food, eating food, discussing food, fantasizing about food. AND TAKING AND SHARING PICTURES OF IT ALL! Hey, I’ll start! Here’s my food (not-)porn collection on Flickr, with a set each dedicated to human food, dog food, and – the most important food group of them all – PIZZA! Yum, I’m getting hungry just typing about it. (What did I say about us vegans, hmmmm?)

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I showed you mine, now you show me yours!

Need another tumblog to follow? (Probably not, but roll with me here.) Pizza in the movies FTW!

Spay & Neuter Kansas City sterilized 106 dogs and cats this week and distributed 810 pounds of dog and cat food through its community food pantry. Check out SNKC’s weekly recap for more, including an update on Queenie and instructions for those wishing to donate money or volunteer their time to help the companion animals of Kansas City!

Dooley, Libby and Suzie Loo are this week’s Waifs of the Week! Visit Wayside Waifs to see all the lovely nonhumans who are waiting to meet you RIGHT NOW!

Hey, pro-choice Missouri! NARAL is holding a lobby day in Jefferson City on Tuesday, May 3. Here are the deets:

Last week, your Missouri House spent hours debating and passing HB28, which allows any pharmacy to refuse to sell emergency contraception. It also places new restrictions on medical abortion – as if we didn’t have enough already!

Contrary to all reason and scientific evidence, the House declared that emergency contraception causes abortion, and therefore, pharmacies can refuse to provide this type of birth control if they don’t want to. Clearly, the Missouri House has little respect for women. They have decided that women can’t think for themselves and that endangering women’s health is OK in the service of “pro-life” politics.

Seriously, could they be any more offensive?

This is your last chance to tell lawmakers in person that they have it all wrong. We need your voice in Jefferson City on Tuesday, May 3. Your representatives need to know that women can and do think for themselves, that pharmacists should dispense prescriptions, not moral judgments, and that women’s health is more important than political posturing.

Will you please join us, along with our coalition partners Planned Parenthood and Faith Aloud, for our final lobby day of the year?

What: NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri Lobby Day
When: Tuesday, May 3 from 10:00 – 2:30p.m.
Where: Missouri Capitol, Jefferson City, MO
(Free bus available from St. Louis!)

Please RSVP as soon as possible! Give us a call (314.531.8616) or send us an email at

Psst: We need Lobby Team Leaders too! Let us know if you’re interested!


Saturday Garbage Plate: Onion Rings & Shiny Things

April 9th, 2011 4:23 pm by Kelly

DIY Vegan Pizza

A DIY thin crust vegan pizza with tomato paste, nutritional yeast, chopped garlic, chilli flakes, pepper, salt, courgette, oyster mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes. YUM.
CC image via flickr user Si!.

Sunday through Saturday, we’ve got you covered with a delicious vegan pizza recipe for every day of the week. NOM!

Contests and giveaways! The Feminist Majority Foundation is holding a Ms. Fan Raffle – enter to win a “This is what a feminist looks like” tee, as well as other gear and merch. Pinnacle: Reinvent the Icon – which vegansaurus! describes as an “anti-fur fashion movement” (I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!) – is holding a logo design contest; the winner gets 100 pins sporting their design and, I assume, fame and fortune. Finally, Savvy Chic has $1 off coupons for Lightlife, FREE TO ALL!

Spay & Neuter Kansas City has its latest weekly recap up. This week, SNKC spayed and neutered 121 dogs and cats and distributed 1,500 lbs. of food to animals in need. Awesomeness! Show them some love (as in money!) here.

Murphy, Sir Fancy Pants & Sam are Wayside Waifs’s Waifs of the Week. Get to know them. Love them. AND TAKE THEM HOME!

In honor of spring’s arrival, the Urban Vegan has 101 fast recipes for inspired picnics! Picnics rock! Take me on one please?

Hey, animal peeps! Vegan outreach on Earth Day. DO IT! with some free materials from FARM. Deets here.

The Sexy Vegan has devised a way to make Onion Ring Encrusted Onion Rings! And he totally wants to teach it to you!

I bet they taste awesome on pizza!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday Garbage Plate: Always add (vegan) cheese. ALWAYS.*

April 2nd, 2011 11:52 am by Kelly


I don’t know about you, but I bathe in mozzarella Follow Your Heart.
(What? Cheddar would just be silly!)

Here’s a roundup of the seven delicious, vegan recipes we featured on twitter this week. For even more oozy, gooey vegan pizza not-porn, follow us on tumblr, too – fuck yeah vegan pizza – and share your own pizza nomz if you got ’em!

Contests and giveaways! Continuing with its Vegan Bucket List theme, VegNews is giving away a Matt & Nat handbag made from recycled water bottles. How cool is that!?! (Answer: very.) Enter to win here.

Also, Spay & Neuter Kansas City announced its upcoming “Where’s Mowgley?” contest this week. SNKC’s newest mascot, Mowgley the stuffed dog, will be photographed around town starting April 7th. The first reader to guess his location wins a prize. Contest rules & regulations are available here.

In other animal-related news, check out Wayside Waifs’ Waifs of the Week. Lauren, Yukiko and Penguin – so cute! I wish I could adopt them all!

pizza night

Even without cheese, vegan pizza night is the best night of the week!
CC image via flickr user tofutti break.

Hey, Hollyweird! (Oh how I amuse myself!) Eat at Pizza Fusion tomorrow, mention ARME, and ARME gets a cut of the profits! Do it! Deets here.

Did you hear the news? Paula Deen is going vegan! Psych!

Last but not least, VegNews has a great roundup of all the vegan and vegan-friendly fundraisers benefiting the quake and tsunami survivors in Japan: Vegans Support Japan. Don’t forget to bookmark my own hub, Disaster Relief in Japan: Animal Rescue & Vegan/Animal-Friendly Resources, which I continue to update several times a week.

* Joking, obvs. Using cheese as an exfoliant is just plain wasteful!