28 posts tagged video
Very intrigued by this trailer for Blackfish, a new documentary about Tilikum, a performing whale at SeaWorld that swallowed its trainer whole.
“Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the film attempts to uncover what caused the incident, exposing never before seen footage and interviews from the scandalous but widely hushed up case. We also see the true nature of the corrupt and profitable sea-park industry, including the disillusionment of workers who have had their safety jeopardised and the extraordinarily cruel treatment of orcas in captivity.”
The film is scheduled to be released in the UK in July.
At Home with Susan Feniger: Vegan Avocado on Toast
Time for another video in our Quarrygirl Presents: At Home with Susan Feniger series! This time we go to the famous chef’s Los Angeles pad for a simple breakfast of mashed avocado on toast. It’s so easy and the perfect way to use up avocados before they spoil! Watch as Susan shares her favorite and quickest recipe and also gives us tips on pronunciation, her favourite knife, and why buying fresh pepper is important.
quarrygirl presents: M Cafe de Chaya
As mentioned in the Good Eats interview, M Cafe de Chaya is one of quarrygirl’s favorite Los Angeles vegan establishments. Although I’ve only been there a small handful of times, M Cafe is definitely one of my top dining picks in LA too, & surely some place I wish to visit again & again. There is too much vegan coolness going on in LA. Oh, heck maybe I should just move there…ain’t nothing holding me back, no more!
Anyhoo, in this awesome vid, quarrygirl features chef Lee Gross, who breaks down some of the dishes that make M Cafe! Ooooooh, I’m hungry! I’ll take a “Big Macro” please!
All Aboard the Wellness Reboot!
At the beginning of the year Christy Morgan, the Blissful Chef, launched “Wellness Reboot”, an online, vegan, 28-day health & wellness program designed to help busy individuals transition to a healthful plant-based diet. The full reboot program gives participants the tools they need to reach their health goals with the help of unlimited coaching from a food coach & fitness coach, in addition to the following:
The Getting Started Guide, 28-day Meal Plan with Recipes, Workout Plan & over 15 videos. Exclusive facebook group access & conference calls.
Christy more recently launched the “Wellness Reboot a la Carte” program, designed for individuals who don’t need the one-on-one coaching, & feel more confident going it alone. The “a la carte” program includes everything stated above, except the coaching. A la carte members get access to all the material on the site for one month, can start at anytime, & for a fraction of the cost.
Last week on Facebook, Christy announced that she would be offering the a la carte program at 1/2 off for the first 40 registrants, & I decided it was time to take the leap on the WR train! I immediately received this messge from Christy, “But you already eat healthy?” Well, for the most part, I do, but….I’ve gotten of track lately in a major way. Between birthdays/celebrations, moving, & just the hustle & bustle of life, I’ve gotten really off track. Last month, my diet & exercise program took a back seat while I worked through a major life transition, at & drank a lot of crap & left me feeling heavy, sluggish, & lackluster. I’ve also been sick twice already this year, & I rarely get sick! So, I decided a swift kick in the you-know-where was just what I needed, & what better guides than Christy & Chad to help me get back into the kitchen, gym, & yoga studio?
While everyone started this weekend, I had both a baby shower & birthday party to attend, so I decided to allow myself one final hoorah. Starting tomorrow - NO MORE EXCUSES! I plan to share my progress, a food journal, & full review of the program here!
For more info & to sign up visit wellnessreboot.com & be sure to tell Christy that vegenista sent you!
Vegan Cuts Fundraiser
Vegan Cuts is an online marketplace that brings together healthy snacks, cruelty-free fashions, & natural body care, giving compassionate consumers a one-stop-shop to discover exciting new products. Their mission is to support the growth of vegan businesses, & make vegan shopping a fun & easy experience. They certainly have made it so for me, as I’ve ordered lots of hard to find vegan goods from their site & look forward to the wonders that await in my monthly Vegan Cuts Snack Box!
Well, these super awesome vegan entreprenuers have just launched an exciting new project, that you can help support through their Indiegogo fundraising campaign. With the “Tastes of Oregon Care Package,” they’re combining their two greatest loves - travel & discovering new vegan products - into a special-edition care package series. The first travel-themed care package features products from Oregon, home to Portland, the vegan mecca. Now you can experience a selection of Oregon’s top vegan eats without hopping on a plane!
So what do ya say? Get on board & help them make this dream a reality! My vote for a future care package? Tastes of Paris, please!
Click here to learn more & help fund the campaign!
Have you guys been following The Gates Notes? Yes Gates, as in Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates! Well wouldn’t you know that this forward thinker would certainly have some interesting & innovative ideas about the future of food? While I certainly can’t relate to the idea that meat is “tasty” (I was raised vegetarian), I absolutely agree that it is not sustainable & that our food system is ripe for change. And you bet I stand behind any product that will help encourage the average meat lover to consume more plant-based protein. Interesting stuff! Read more here.
That’s right JT, “BRING IT ON DOWN TO VEGANVILLE.” There is nothing hotter than my man Justin dancing around in a tofu suit & promoting veganism! Love it!
Justin Timberlake on SNL is a dancing block of tofu promoting veganism?! It’s CRAZY because veganism isn’t the complete butt of the joke—we’re just PART of the butt of the joke! PROGRESS.
It’s nuts to see vegans portrayed as not total assholes on network TV — are we in the twilight zone? Is there a gremlin on the wing of the plane? What is happening?! And the fact that the sketch ended on a positive note about veganism—I don’t know; that was very dope. I’m not super sure how hilarious it was—was it hilarious??—but it was pretty fucking awesome for the animals. BRING IT DOWN TO VEGANVILLE.
(Sarah E. Brown—there’s even a spirulina reference!!)
The Ghosts in our Machine
Please watch! This looks beautifully filmed, & incredibly powerful, yet painfully poignant. No graphic imagery here. Just the truth. Can’t wait to see this film & what kind of impact it will make.
About THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE:
Through the heart & photographic lens of international animal rights photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. & in Europe. Each story represents a different animal industry: Food; Fashion; Entertainment & Research.
“The connection that I have to animals while I’m photographing them is one of empathy. There is a huge mistreatment & inequality between human and non-human animals, & that’s always in the forefront of my mind.” – Jo-Anne McArthur
THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within & rescued from the machine of our modern world, & shines a light on the complex issue of animal rights, within the context of our voracious consumer-driven world.
A diverse cast of international voices reflect on the moral question posed: Are non-human animals property to be owned & used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?
The Ghosts in Our Machine theatrical trailer came out last week. Give it a look. It’s not terribly graphic, just sad. I think it’s going to be a great movie. Looks like very powerful stuff. Do you think it’ll change anything? I mean we’ve seen movies change people—the response to Forks Over Knives has been incredible. I hope this gets a response like that!
Follow the film’s FB page for updates on the release and all of that.
Who else is digging these awesome vids from quarrygirl? Tony’s is definitely high on my list of LA vegan joints to check out, & stat! OMG THOSE BRUSSELS SPROUTS!!!! And you better believe I’ll be headed back up to the The Roxy for this years LAVBF!
i’m super excited because today’s video is on our favorite pub in los angeles, tony’s darts away. many of you are probably familiar with the numerous meatless sausage options at tony’s…but did you know about the long list of inventive rotating daily specials, most of which are are vegan? we caught up with chef randy st. clair and learned how he makes traditional meat offerings vegan, as well as his favorite vegetable based dishes. if you haven’t been to tony’s darts away yet, definitely check it out. the food and beer cannot be beat.
oh, and don’t forget to buy tickets to the upcoming LA vegan beer fest that we’re throwing with tony’s and the roxy! it’s gonna be the best vegan event of the year.
Yum…who doesn’t love a comforting dish of “Vegan Mac & Cheese”? I know I do, & I also like the healthy addition of broccoli & mushrooms! Get the recipe here.
Vegan mac and cheese! so good!