August 21

Get excited about breakfast again!

For all of you out there who are needing a break from your morning oatmeal or tofu scramble, here is a breakfast recipe you can get excited about! The vegan frittata is hearty and delicious and will last through your morning workout! Enjoy.

Frittata ingredients

4 or 5 medium size red potatoes

2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

1 medium to large zucchini

1 medium onion

6 to 12 ounces of soy chorizo

Egg(less) Batter

12.3 oz organic firm silken tofu

1/4 cup non-dairy milk (water works too if you are out of milk)

3 heaping TBSP of nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon potato starch

1 teaspoon tahini or nut butter

1 clove garlic

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon salt

a sprinkle or 2 of black pepper (to taste)

1/2 cup of fresh basil

pinch of black salt (optional) – this will give it a more eggy flavor and consistency

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Peel the potatoes, chop into bite size pieces and toss in a 9×13- 3 quart baking dish with 2 TBSP of olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. While potatoes are baking, mix the “egg” batter and chop the remaining vegetables.

Drain extra water from tofu before adding to the food processor or blender. Add all of the remaining batter ingredients and process for about a minute until blended. Stop once or twice while blending to scrape down the sides. 

Remove the potatoes from the oven after 25 minutes, add vegetables and soy chorizo. Then pour batter on top and spread to cover the frittata. The batter is quite thick so you will need a spatula to spread it out evenly.  Check frittata after 25 minutes. Once batter is firm to the touch, switch oven to broil for 5 to 10 more minutes. 


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egg(less) batter

I sometimes add red peppers so have fun with it and add your favorite vegetables!

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August 15

Help House Rabbit Society save some bunnies this weekend!

Day of Action Focused on Whole Foods: August 17

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Rabbit protection groups around the country are planning on coming together to tell Whole Foods Market what rabbit lovers really think about Whole Foods’ decision to start selling rabbit meat in their stores.

The following cities and stores will have a peaceful leafleting/protest at them:image

Northern California

Pets def.What Materials Should You Bring?

Visit to download and print their demonstration poster below right (also available here) for your participants to carry. A less “in your face” poster that you might want to use instead can be downloaded here.

Print out our “ruby eyed”  poster here and bring it along with you to show what wonderful animals rabbits, and New Zealand rabbits in particular, are.

WF BB Poster-page-001If you are in California, you might want to use the demonstration poster above left to carry instead or as well!

Visit the Whole Foods Kills Rabbits Pinterest page to find loads of great images to use on posters, flyers, or websites.

Bring these blank petitions to have people sign; when you have them signed, send them to Lisa Rockwell

Bring these leaflets (below) to hand out.

Have a stack of flyers ready to give out (see bottom of page for samples):

  • Flyer A: this is the front and this is the back.
  • Flyer B (can be printed in color or black and white): this is the front and this is the back.

WF Leaflet-page-001Buy a tee shirt here if you want to look stylin!

What Should You Do?

Have at least two people at the event, and plan to politely talk to Whole Foods customers about the company’s decision to sell rabbit meat. Your goal is to inform customers of Whole Foods’ decision, let them know what wonderful animals rabbits are, remind them how popular rabbits are as pets, and let them know that the company’s “humane standards” in terms of how the rabbits are being raised and killed are really just greenwashing PR. Your ultimate goal is to encourage these customers to walk into the store, and fill out a comment card expressing their concerns, and to also, if possible, talk directly to the store’s management.

Where should you stand?

Flyer B by Sandy Parshall

The First Amendment covers your rights to stand on a sidewalk, to hand out literature, and to speak to people, all without a permit, as long as you are not impeding traffic. However, be aware of the property that is directly in front of the Whole Foods store, because that property is most likely owned by the company itself, excluding of course the public sidewalk. If anyone complains about you, you may need to keep moving on the sidewalk, so as not to block traffic, but you do not have to leave a public sidewalk.

Tara Baxter

In addition, in California, and in some other states, shopping centers are not considered private property by the courts. In other words, the courts recognize malls and shopping centers as public gathering places, which means that you DO have the right to distribute information and talk to customers outside of the store in those centers. But each state is different, so you may want to check with your local state laws.

If you do choose to leaflet and speak to people directly outside of the store (but definitely do not do so directly in front of the doors!), then the store manager will most likely come out and ask you to leave, in which case you will need to move to a public sidewalk.

Remember–Whole Foods says they are carrying rabbit meat because of customer demand. We want to show that enough customers demand that Whole Foods NOT carry rabbit meat.  

August 15

Join me at the VegFest in Santa Rosa!

Many exciting events happening this weekend near Napa Valley. Come out and join me on Saturday in Santa Rosa for the VegFest. Indulge in delicious vegan food, enjoy national speakers, participate in healthy cooking demonstrations and did I mention the food?! I hope to see you there.

Welcome to the Sonoma County VegFest, Sonoma County’s first full-featured, indoor-outdoor celebration of compassionate, healthy and environmentally responsible living. This exciting day-long event will be held in Santa Rosa’s Finley Community Center from 10 am to 5 pm on August 16. It’s only $5 and kids under 13 are free!

The Sonoma County VegFest features nationally recognized speakers, delicious food, refreshing drink, dozens of local and bay area vendors, professional cooking demonstrations, free samples, and coconut ice cream! Be sure to come hungry, some of our food vendors are: Genuto (vegan gelato), Heidi Ho chia seed nacho cheese, Alive and Healing tempeh, Farm to Ferment sauerkraut and kimchi, two amazing vegan chocolatiers, Sjaak’s Chocolate and Obsessive Confection Disorder and much more. Lunch choices will include local favorites Gaia’s Garden, Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods and Gursha Ethiopian Catering. There will also be fresh sandwiches from Freja’s Seitan and many offerings from Sunny Vibrations vegan food truck.

The Sonoma County VegFest is proudly sponsored by Compassionate Living, a Sonoma County non-profit whose mission is to create a compassionate world where people are healthy, the environment is protected and all animals are free from human imposed suffering