If I’m a hero, you can be too.

Last week I circulated a photo of a desperately sad looking dog behind bars at the Orange County Animal Shelter. I was pleading for someone to step in and rescue her from this notoriously overcrowded shelter where, as a non-puppy and a chihuahua (of which this area has far too many) her chances of being killed forContinue reading “If I’m a hero, you can be too.”

“Pets of the Homeless” Fundraiser

As many of you know, I donate 10% of sales from The Tree Kisser shop to the Love Infinitely Project Animal Fund, which then allocates money and resources to deserving non-profits. Between Feb 15 – Mar 15, the designated recipient of our help was Pets of the Homeless, a national organization focused on providing food,Continue reading ““Pets of the Homeless” Fundraiser”

Olivine Perfume GIVEAWAY!

If you saw my recent Instagram post, you know how thrilled I was to discover Olivine Atelier perfume, a relatively new vegan, cruelty-free scent collection! Since ditching animal products and animal-tested products, I’ve had a very tough time locating a perfume I didn’t hate. Everything I sampled seemed to smell like either the epitome ofContinue reading “Olivine Perfume GIVEAWAY!”

Krže Studio Crowd Fund SALE!

From left to Designer Leila Kerze in the center  I am SO excited about this. My gorgeous and compassionate friend Leila, founder of and designer behind Krže Studio, has introduced a creative way to buy high-fashion vegan shoes at wholesale prices! Because of the (very) high quality manufacturing procedures and the use of cutting-edge cruelty-free materialsContinue reading “Krže Studio Crowd Fund SALE!”

My Week with Scotlund: Acrylics & Advocacy

Last week, we had the absolute privilege of hosting our friend Scotlund Haisley, president & founder of Animal Rescue Corps, in our home. In addition to rescuing animals (ARC specializes in busting puppy mills, dog fighting rings, and hoarding situations), Scotlund is also an incredibly talented artist. The subjects of his paintings are primarily animalsContinue reading “My Week with Scotlund: Acrylics & Advocacy”

Mayday Pit Bull Rescue Fundraiser

  Photo by Andrea Carreo Photography This weekend, my boyfriend and I flew to Phoenix to support our good friend Scotlund Haisley, president and founder of Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), whose artwork was showing at a fundraiser for Mayday Pit Bull Rescue and Advocacy. Mayday and ARC have a beautiful relationship, as Mayday has takenContinue reading “Mayday Pit Bull Rescue Fundraiser”

Creamy Chipotle Tomato Quinoa with Miso Ginger Tofu

This isn’t a recipe so much as it is (hopefully) an inspiration for you to create your own version using whatever you can find in your fridge/cupboard! That’s exactly how this dish came to be. I definitely encourage you to subtract whatever you want and to add whatever you can think of! What follows isContinue reading “Creamy Chipotle Tomato Quinoa with Miso Ginger Tofu”

Bean & Lentil Chili with Corn Muffins

I have an addiction to recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz for The Post Punk Kitchen. As much as I like to design my own meals, theppk.com is where I go whenever I need inspiration or a quick idea. Her recipes never let me down! This meal was inspired by what she called “Meat Beany Chili &Continue reading “Bean & Lentil Chili with Corn Muffins”

Boycotting Businesses That Sell Fur: Yes or No?

(originally posted 7/10/2013) I took this photo last month in my local Nordstrom location. This “vegan skirt” sign caught my eye (thanks to its prominent display) within 15 seconds of entering the store. My first reaction was to be thrilled; five years ago, Nordstrom would never have boasted “vegan” skirts, but rather would have hidden them away due toContinue reading “Boycotting Businesses That Sell Fur: Yes or No?”

Creamy, Cheesy, Pasta Sauce: The Basics

When I first went vegan, I thought I was saying goodbye to my beloved creamy pastas (Mac ‘n Cheese, Fettuccine Alfredo, Penne a la Vodka Sauce, I’d list more but I’m already getting hungry…). Tragically, it took me nearly two years to discover the magic of cashew cream, and another two or so years to beginContinue reading “Creamy, Cheesy, Pasta Sauce: The Basics”