January 20th, 2006

Another reason to hate* California

As if all that sunshine isn't bad enough, there is now going to be a completely vegan boutique in Costa Mesa! (As if I know where Costa Mesa is.) It's called "Humanitaire" and there is no website yet but the lease has been signed and for now you can view the MySpace profile.

"No need to check labels in this boutique - everything sold at Humanitaire is vegan, sweatshop-free, and not tested on animals. Our philosophy is that style and ethics are not mutually exclusive. We plan to carry shoes, bags, wallets, faux fur accessories, makeup, t-shirts, jewelry, and whatever else we can think of between now and opening day (date TBA)." - Humanitaire

And since I told you about it, pick me up something pretty, ok? This ass don't decorate itself.

*When East Coasters say hate we mean love. We are a complicated people.

For vegans with more vegan to love

In 1996 I dated this guy who said "You're vegan? But you're so thick." as he playfully slapped my derriere. I think I broke up with him the next day. I know that "thick" is supposed to be a compliment in hip hop vernacular but he was still a little too sexist for me so it was over anyway. My point is that the vegan diet is not a cure all for that extra junk in the trunk. White flour, sugar, fried foods - they're all still vegan. And don't get me started on the cupcakes. So I was happy to find Fat Free Vegan, a food blog with pretty pictures and low fat recipes. Go check it out and follow this seasoned vegan's adventures as she serves up all sorts of yumminess, from muffins to Mexican pumpkin soup to southern cuisine. And oh yeah, a couple of really nice looking salads.

Mexican Pumpkin Soup