All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ June 26, 2012

Sally Malanga, Ecco Bella founder, talks about cruety-free beauty and her work with Friends of Animals

In today’s show, we talk with Sally Malanga, President and Founder of Ecco Bella Cosmetics. Sally shares the vegan epiphany that led to her founding Ecco Bella as a cruelty free beauty products company, and tells us what she feels it takes to create real beauty—inside and out.

We also bring you an update on the successful Just One Day campaign, a day in which animal shelters across the nation were asked to ease overcrowding by making every effort to find homes for adoptable animals—instead of killing them. Additionally, Judy brings you a roving dining review from Las Vegas. And, we expose the truth behind a long-running fast food taco rumor.

And, of course, we highlight the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!



Sally Malanga, Ecco Bella

Sally Malanga, Ecco Bella

In this episode, we bring you an interview with Sally Malanga, President and Founder of Ecco Bella Cosmetics. Sally is a passionate vegan advocate who recognized the need for ethical and cruelty free beauty products in an industry where testing on animals is the norm. When she couldn’t find what she wanted—she decided to create them herself—and Ecco Bella was born.

She also serves on the board of Friends of Animals, a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization. Friends of Animals works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic, with the goal to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.



News from the Vegan Frontier:

Veg Out ‘N About (in Central Oregon):

Featuring Hola! With 4 locations in Central Oregon, Hola offers Peruvian cuisine with a few vegan options. Try the Rancheros enchiladas, filled with seasoned potatoes and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados. Or the mixed salad, made with a variety of greens with Roma tomatoes, mango, cucumbers, jicama, oranges, and avocado, and dressed with hibiscus agave vinaigrette. Also, their beans and rice are vegan.

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Veg Out ‘N About (World):

Featuring Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro. The 1st 100% cruelty free vegan restaurant in Las Vegas. Of note: Chocolate waffle french toast or pancakes topped with maple vegan butter, fresh berries, bananas, caramel and apples, walnut and chocolate espresso, or mango. The Aruba Empanadas with yams, cranberries, vegan sausage, non-dairy cream cheese, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. Or, the Chocolate Banana Dream smoothie.  Plenty of muffins, sweet-breads, brownies, cookies, and cakes are also available.

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News around Town:

VegNet Bend monthly meeting and potluck: 6p, June 27, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. Bring a vegan dish to share and your recipe and list of ingredients. This month’s presentation will be by Dr. Byron Maas,  For more information about this event, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or email

This month’s presentation is by Dr. Byron Maas, the Central Oregon veterinarian with a global reach. Dr. Maas will talk about a new, revolutionary neutering technology called Zinc Neutering (or Zeutering), and will share insights from his spay and neuter campaigns in island nations around the world.



Theme song and musical clips courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about Paul or his music, please visit

Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour


All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.

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