Friday, October 31, 2008

Yoga-nna Need Some Relaxation

Date: Friday, October 31
The Delivery: Hummus-tastic falafel chips, exquisite teas, exotic hibiscus juices, books galore, ayurvedic foods and a t-shirt
Staff Pick: Like PB+J, Yoga and Vegetarianism were just meant to go together

The DL: It's been one hectic delivery day here at the VNHQ! With all the stress built-up after a long week's worth of award-winning magazine-writin', new website launchin', and general booty-kickin', we're ready for some relaxing yoga. Omm ... as in, omm, can we have some chocolate please?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Eat Your Veggies

Date: Wednesday, October 29
The Delivery: A box full of vegetable-based recipes and two books
Staff Pick: The Vegetable Box is a cute idea giving advice on how to use all those vegetables stored in your fridge 

The DL: Some of us here were a bit baffled when we received this box with cardboard cut-outs of vegetables sticking out of it. Turns out to be a unique recipe file. Who'd have guessed? Unfortunately, some recipes call for eggs and cheese, which is a bit unnecessary if you ask us. Who needs cheese when you have all the wonderful flavors from your garden?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Express Yourself

Date: Tuesday, October 28
The Delivery: Some fast-cooking rice bowls, a rockin' CD, and organic baby-butter
Staff Pick: Nuke some Annie Chun's Rice Express if you're in a hurry to get out the door, but still want some wholesome Asian food

The DL: You literally only need a minute to cook this exotic Black Pearl rice, which was once prized for its nutritional qualities in ancient China. Add some sautéed tofu and vegetables and you have yourself a quick and tasty meal!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tea Time!

Date: Friday, October 24
The Delivery: Chocolaty-mint tea and convenient applesauce for the little ones
Staff Pick: Get your chocolate fix in a healthier way with Mighty Leaf Chocolate Mint Truffle Tea

The DL: Some of us at the VNHQ can't even go a day without having chocolate, so we thought that it would be a good idea to check this dessert-like tea out. An herbal beverage that tastes like truffles? Yes please!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Minty Mutt-Marvels

Date: Thursday, October 23
The Delivery: Crazy-cute, seasonal doggie treats
Staff Pick: Check out these Orbee-tuff minty chew toys in adorable holiday shapes and colors

The DL: One of the rules we have here at the VNHQ is that our beloved mascot Fanny gets pampered pretty much any chance we get. Fanny's sure to have many canine admirers once fellow furballs catch a whiff of her fresh, minty breath!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cool Off

Date: Wednesday, October 22
The Delivery: Veggie soup in a bottle
Staff Pick: If you're itching for cold gazpacho soup on-the-go, try Go Appetit Drinkable Soup

The DL: If you're lucky enough to experience an Indian summer like we do here in San Francisco, then on a hot day like today, some cold gazpacho would really hit the spot. Yeah it's hot out here in the VNHQ.  Jealous much?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Burn Baby Burn (Calories)

Date: Monday, October 20
The Delivery: Books, books, and more books!
Staff Pick: The macho-man in your life who enjoys that deep-fried double-cheeseburger with a fried egg and side of lard (gross!) could really take a lesson from The Engine 2 Diet

The DL: Manly-man Rip (even his name is manly) Esselstyn shows that even Texas firefighters can get ripped on a healthy vegan diet. Rip busts such myths "as real men don't eat plants." Here at the VNHQ, we really hope that this trend—sexy vegan fireman, that is—really takes off!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Teese Me Baby One More Time

Date: Friday, October 17
The Delivery: Dairy-free cheese, a book, and wheat-free cookie assortment
Staff Pick: The new Nacho Cheddar Teese is 100-percent vegan and designed to melt when heated!

The DL: If you are dying to have a big ol' honkin' stack of nachos smothered in Teese and jalapeños right this minute, you wouldn't be alone. The large package ensures your craving shall be satisfied post-haste–that means rapido!

El Coco Loco

Date: Thursday, October 16
The Delivery: Heaven-sent coconut-milk frozen desserts, a CD, and energy bars
Staff Pick: Good things come in small packages, say the makers of the new So Delicious Coconut Almond Mini Bars

The DL: If you've ever given the evil eye to a friend for slowly savoring a Dove bar in your vegan face, now is payback time. We won't feel left out indulging in these rich-looking, coconut-milk-based, dairy-free delectables.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Don't Have A Cow. Seriously.

Date: Tuesday, October 14
The Delivery: Energy and trail mix bars, an eco-revolution book, and coconut-based frozen desserts
Staff Pick: There's a new dairy-free frozen-dessert on the block called NadaMoo!

The DL: There are so many ice cream alternatives to choose from nowadays, and the trouble with that is choosing which one to eat now. Oh, how convenient! A vegan dessert delivery! Lotta Mint Chip, here we come.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sugar-Coated Opportunity

Date: Friday, October 10
The Delivery: A luxuriously long vegan coat
Staff Pick: Cruelty-free, organic and ec0-friendly, this totally gorgeous coat by Truly Organic is très chic

The DL: One of our editorial assistants had her eye on this coat from the moment it arrived. Too bad for Lyndsay that we may be giving it away in an upcoming VegNewsletter! Sign up to receive the VegNewsletter now and keep your eyes peeled for this sweet deal!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Na-cho Average Delivery

Date: Thursday, October 9
The Delivery: Tempting faux-nacho-cheese dip and toasty rice crackers
Staff Pick: Get out your favorite chips and drown them in some melted Nacho Chreese Dip

The DL: The only thing we find more irresistible than vegan chocolate is vegan cheese. I fully expect to find my co-workers huddled in a dark corner scarfing this stuff down ... any minute now.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Mishmash

Date: Monday, October 7
The Delivery: Vegan and Non-vegan cookbooks and air-roasted coffee
Staff Pick: The Tropical Vegan Kitchen is filled with enticing recipe titles

The DL: This tropical-cuisine guide promises to take our taste buds traveling from Africa to Latin America, to Asia and beyond. Would you like to try Caribbean-style Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chili Black Beans? So would we!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Funky Friday

Date: Friday, October 3
The Delivery: Non-vegan cookbooks and a green guide
Staff Pick: The Pocket Idiot's Guide To Your Carbon Footprint doesn't mention our favorite carbon-reducing lifestyle choice

The DL: Sadly, all of the cookbooks we received today were non-vegan, which kind of grosses us out. Further bumming us out was the carbon-reducing guide which doesn't even mention going vegan or vegetarian as an option for greatly reducing one's imprint on Earth.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Veggies Are Smarties

Date: Wednesday, October 1
The Delivery: Vegan cookbook and guide
Staff Pick: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Cooking—it's not just for dum-dums

The DL: The title of this book is an oxymoron, because if you have already decided to go vegan, then you're pretty darn enlightened in our book.