Plant Power vs. Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Remember those cartoons where a character’s conscience would appear as a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other?

Ever had your vegan conscience tested like that?

Where the angel says, “Eat kale, run a marathon, sprout something! It will make you a good person and a role model for veganism and not a drain on the public health system.”

And you pretend to listen while the devil surreptitiously feeds you cinnamon buns with extra icing?

No? Just me?

Well, get ready, because the smackdown between the angel and devil vegan in all of us will be happening this weekend.

By some bizarre coincidence, Plant Power 2013 and the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale are both scheduled for Saturday, April 20th.

So which will it be folks? Plant Power with Dr. Greger’s sensible health advice and Rich Roll’s buns of steel? Or the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale with its cheerful disregard for all sensible health advice and some big fat buns of cinnamon?

Actually, Plant Power sold out a while ago. So you might as well just suck it up (your gut, that is) and go to the bake sale. And if you’re feeling guilty, don’t. Proceeds from the sale go to the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and the Otesha Project (which I’d never heard of before but has something to do with bikes and theatre and eco-friendly youth – awesome!).

See? A good deed even your little vegan devil will love. Oh, and if you want to guarantee your spot in vegan heaven, I think the bake sale organizers are still looking for bakers 🙂