Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Vegan Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and your partner has:

a) Just decided 2011 would be the year they become vegan.

b) Watched Food Inc. and is now being mindful of what he/she eats.

c) Been Vegan for ages and doesn’t hold out much hope for being impressed on February 14th.

Worried? Don’t be! We’ve got a great guide for you that will knock your loved one’s socks off (or underwear. It depends what your intentions are.)

First of all start a new trend this year and have a Vegan Night In.

Present your loved one with a box of succulent Sjaaks Nuts and Chews Valentine's Box to show your partner that you care.

Before you bring out the main course, wet your appetite with a delicious appetizer.

Field Roast’s Chao Cheese, a tangy, artisan cheese formed by hand and rolled with fine herbs and sweet red peppers, is perfect on bread or crackers. It goes great with Mary’s Gone Crackers crackers! An easy first course which is sure to please.

When it comes to feeding vegans for dinner, Karmavore’s grocery can definitely provide you with something to satisfy. Serve one of our Herbed Cutlets with a side of veggies and salad. Or if you want to really impress, break out the Hazelnut Roast En Croute for that special WOW factor.

You’ve given her/him chocolates, appetizers and a full meal, now the real fun begins (that is if you aren’t too full from your delicious vegan meal and have fallen asleep on the couch).

For a sexy night of lovin’, grab our Galiano Island Soap Works Valentine’s bag.

Full of sensual goodies such as floating soy candles, lavender tub tea, mango body butter, and a massage candle, it’s bound to make your evening a memorable one.

Or you may just want a few candles to add some candlelight, and for that we have many more soy candles from Galiano of different scents and sizes.

Did you know you could order most of these items online? That’s right, you don’t even have to leave the house in order to truly dazzle your Vegan Mate.

Wishing you an amazing and romantic cruelty free Valentines Day!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The BC Poodle and Small Dog Rescue

One of the animal rescue groups that the money from this fundraiser will go to is the BC Poodle and Small Dog Rescue. This group is based in Victoria, B.C. not only rescues dogs locally, but they also work with rescue groups in Los Angeles that save dogs from the shelters that have a high kill rate. The group then cares for and finds foster homes until they can adopt out the dogs to their forever homes.

Funds raised for this group will go mainly towards vet bills and travel expenses.

One story that illustrates the help we can provide by raising money for this rescue group is the story of Gertie. Gertie is 9 year old, 5lb toy poodle who is a local rescue. Her teeth were in such bad shape that her gums bled constantly, and she had great difficulty eating. She desperately needed vet care and dental surgery.

If the BC Poodle and Small Dog Rescue hadn't taken Gertie in and to the vet for dental work, she would have quite probably died from her ailment. Fortunately for Gertie, her two sessions of dental surgery were successful and she did not lose all of her teeth as originally thought. She is now up for adoption at the rescue.

If you are planning on attending the fundraising event at Karmavore and haven't already heard, the event has been changed to Sunday, January 23d.

For more information read our previous post and find the link to purchase tickets there.

We are also accepting in store donations. Just ask one of the staff about how you can donate to the BC Poodle and Small Dog Rescue.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sarah Kramer | Jan 23 Fundraiser Event

Join international bestselling vegan cookbook superstar, Sarah Kramer, at Karmavore on Jan 23 from 6-8pm, for an amazing fundraiser event for animals!

Proceeds from the event will benefit the following charities:

Hearts on Noses Pig Sanctuary
A home to pigs who have been injured, abused, neglected and abandoned, located in Mission, BC.

BC Poodle and Small Dog Rescue
A rescue group based out of Victoria, BC, mainly focused on rescue of poodles and poodle-mixes, but will never say no to saving other small breed dogs in need!

Tickets to the event cost only $25.00, and include all the following!
  • Meet and greet Sarah Kramer in person with signings
  • Meet Janice from Hearts on Noses Pig Sanctuary
  • 1 copy of Sarah Kramer's 2011 Go Vegan Calendar
  • Vegan Hors d'oeuvres
  • A Yummy Baked Vegan Good from Karmavore's New Deli (croissant or cupcake)
  • Silent Auction
  • Exclusive Sale Event
  • 50/50 Draw
  • 1 FREE Ticket to Karmavore Gift Card Raffle
  • 1 FREE Karmavore Store Coupon
  • PLUS, a lifetime of good karma for helping the animals!

[Event Poster - PDF]