Ani's Raw Food Kitchen and the Babycakes recipe-book are at work.

Happy Halloween! Here's what I was going on about last year on this day - how-to melt Follow Your Heart soy Mozzarella! Oh, how the time flies! 


My FAVORITE Vegan Celebrities!

LA Weekly just came out with a list of their favorite top 10 vegan celebrities. This got me thinking, "I love celebrities! Why should LA Weekly have all the fun?" So, speaking on behalf of all the Vegansaurs, I made a top 15 list, in which I actually posted about 17 celebrities! That's how I do me.

Some people love it, some people hate it (And have not hurt my feelings on tumblr. I am better than this. WHY DO THEY TAKE THE FUN OUT OF EVERYTHING. I'm letting it go.) but I'm stoked with it! Man, it took me a week to do. Halfway through, I thought about scrapping the whole thing because it was quite tedious. Now that it's finished, I'm so proud! And when the haters are hating, I say "Calm down, it's just a celebrity list", but really I'm thinking "F@#K you".

Let's be real. The inspiration from this list also came from the fact I spent weeks earnestly contemplating how I could combine my two loves: vegan blogging and No Doubt.

See the list HERE!

Vegan Bloggers become IRL Friends, SO EXCITING

Melissa of Food and Loathing came into Source! Later we met up at Bender's and I ended up doing karaoke for the first time. It was all pretty epic.

Read her post about Source HERE!

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New Pop-Up in SF and it's JUICE!


Check out SōW at Pause Wine Bar on Mondays and Saturdays! Read my review at Vegansaurus here!

Herbivore Gets a Bad Rap, and Maybe It's for a Reason

Herbivore: People either love it, or they love to hate on it, but still eat there. I don't know where I stand. It took me a long time to go out to eat there, because why would I spend my hard-earned dollars on a vegan restaurant so many people feel "meh" about?

However, the day finally arrived and I ate dinner at Herbivore. I liked it! I got the Chicken Shwarma wrap, because that is what everyone told me was the finest item on the menu. Delicious!

Looking good, Shwarma Wrap! Real good!

Dang Chicken Shwarma Wrap, I think I love you!

AND THEN THERE WAS DESSERT! I'm not a huge dessert fan, but I am a THE biggest blueberry pie fan in the world. Except for maybe my dad -- it runs in the family! So of course I ordered it. Hey, blueberry pie can be hard to find, especially a vegan version.
I left Herbivore pretty stoked. BUT THEN, I went back a couple months later. The wrap was lacking and the customer service was horrendous. We actually started taking dollars out of the tip pile as we waited for our waitress to come back to our table. I know that's awful - I work in the restaurant industry! Seriously, though, the service was that bad.

I'd go back to Herbivore, but I wouldn't be the one to suggest it. I'm glad it's there, and I'm grateful it's completely vegan, but I do not like to be disappointed when shelling out to eat out. So go at your own risk!

They do have fresh vegetable juices that I'm interested in trying! Oh yes, and I went to the same Herbivore both times -- the one on Divisadero.

Flaco's in Berkeley! Let's Binge Eat!

I'm a walking cliche. I live in San Francisco, therefore I mumble and grumble about trips over the Bay. Going down to Redwood City, which takes 50 minutes on Caltrain? NOT A PROBLEM. Going all the way over to Pittsburg/Bay Point, on BART, which also takes about 50 minutes, for a family weekend? NOT A PROBLEM. A measly 20 minute ride to get to Berkeley or Oakland on BART? FML.

That is, until Flaco's came up on my radar. Now you can't keep me from the East Bay.

These are the soyrizo soft tacos, with some taquitos in the background. You should also know that the corn tortillas are house-made! Beware though, the spicy salsa is one of the spiciest sauces I have ever had. I like spicy! I love it! But a few bites into this meal, I was in panic-mode, with tears in my eyes. I ate it all of course, because that's how I do me, but since that episode, I've stuck to the mild. Even the half-mild, half-spicy sauce BURNS.

Let's go! It's right across the street from Ashby BART, close to my new favorite bar, The Starry Plough, and you can even make a trip to Cinnaholic while you're out there. I recommend walking the mile or so over, because those cinnamon rolls are intense.

This is Aimee. She used to be my co-worker, but now she works at Cinnaholic. I miss her terribly, but look how happy she is! (Follow this cutie-pie on Instagram at Aimeekatherine).

This is a Cinnaholic cinnamon roll. It is topped with caramel-macadamia nut frosting, coconut and chocolate chips. Go big or go home, right? RIGHT!


If you have ever hashtagged anything as vegan on Instagram, chances are Sean (huggy29) has not only liked your photo, but commented on it as well. This guy knows his vegan food, and because of that, it seems he knows every vegan in town! Now’s our chance return the favor, and we get to rock out at the same time! Sean’s Guns and Roses tribute band The Rocket Queens, are playing tonight (October 17th) at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, and he’s gonna don pleather pants! I’ll definitely be there, with all my closest lady friends. 

That’s Sean in the back, with the pleather vest and sunglasses, pointing at YOU!

Are you getting pumped? I am! I’ll see you there!

The Elbo Room is located in the Mission, at 647 Valencia Street and the show starts at 10p.m. I think it also might be important to let you know that The Rocket Queens are a “Appetite For Destruction ONLY” tribute band, a fact is totally lost on me because I like folky-indie-emo music, which Sean makes fun of me mercilessly for. 

Sean is the only vegan in the band, but don’t let that deter you from not going! The entire band wears only pleather, and want you to know they “are fresh from de-tox and plan to rock you back to 1987. If you got pants as rubbery as a bad batch of seitan, bring ‘em to the Elbo Room in San Francisco!”

Like Every Excuse You've Heard, I Too Have Given Up Juicing.

It was fun for a week or so. I joined a gym 3 days ago, so there's that.

This post is kind of ridic, but I just read over my juicing post, and I had to laugh at my high hopes and inspirations about giving up coffee, gluten and actually juicing at home on the reg. It's good to have hopes and dreams though, right? ;)

Manic Panic is VEGAN!

I thought you might want to know, in case you decide to dye your hair cotton candy pink before one of your oldest friend's wedding. Maybe I decided to dye my hair pink as a throwback to Return of Saturn, me being 31 and all. Maybe.
Maybe the pink hair will inspire you to swallow your fear and get up and speak at the open mic segment of your buddy's wedding. Maybe.

Aren't fan-made youtube videos THE BEST? Hahahahaha.

Source is on Check, Please Bay Area!

The same day in June that I received the Healthy Surprise box to review, a film crew came to Source and taped us for Check, Please Bay Area!

I think you can catch a glimpse of me (my blonde head bobbing, at least). More importantly, you can hear them talk about my desserts! Unfortunately, I do not make the chocolate parfait, but I do make the Twinkees! How they are described as "not too sweet" is beyond me.

This is my second appearance on Check, Please Bay Area. I was also caught at Patxi's, stuffing my face. I'm a brunette in this one -- a regular secret agent!

Healthy Surprise Snack Box!

I would appreciate a subscription to this box, thanks. It's like a CSA box for snackers! It's amazing!

Read my review over at Vegansaurus, HERE!

Soy Curls and Vegan Mini-Malls

I just got back from Portland and Seattle! What fun. I'm tired, though. I had to do all the vegan things those cities have to offer, which is actually kinda impossible. BUT! I did go to the Vegan Mini-Mall in Portland. Herbivore Clothing Company, Sweet Pea Bakery and Food Fight Grocery are there. So is a vegan tattoo parlor, which I know nothing about.

Here are the goods I came back with!

This is my first experience with Soy Curls. I've always heard great things, and I was hoping you could send some ideas my way!

As usual, follow me on Instagram at jennybradleyyo. :)