Friday, February 27, 2009

Raising the Bar

Date: Friday, February 27
The Delivery: Samples of the new Luna Bar flavor, creole spice along with a spice rack, some roasted cocoa nibs from Amano, a healthy-living guide, and some reading material
Staff Pick: The new edition of Karen Davis' book, Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs

The DL
: As the president of United Poultry Concerns, Davis has gone above and beyond to raise awareness about how eggs are produced and the unpleasant lives of egg-laying chickens. The book looks like an insightful and educational read.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Delightful Dip

Date: Thursday, February 26
The Delivery: Packs of Funky Monkey freeze-dried snacks, a FlameDisk, and some garlicky-dip stuff that looks really good
Staff Pick: The Garlic Delight from Frieda's

The DL: These garlic-infused products are actually multi-faceted—they can be used as a dip, marinade, spread, or sauté component. And we sure do love our garlic, so we are itching to give these a try.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vegan Drinks!

Date: Wednesday, February 25
The Delivery: Three books by Gordon Livingston, MD, and some extra-special postcards
Staff Pick: You won't want to miss SF Vegan Drinks tomorrow night!

The DL: We are super excited about this new event that we are hosting in the San Francisco Bay Area! Come and enjoy yourself with like-minded peers in one of the best cities ever. Don't live in the area? Check out this website for Vegan Drinks events throughout the US, and if your city doesn't already host a similar monthly soirée, it's easy to start your own chapter. Soon enough, Vegan Drinks will be taking over the world!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Awesome Agave

Date: Tuesday, February 24
The Delivery: Quick-and-easy stir-fry sauces, non-vegan cereal, John Masters skincare, and some raw gelato
Staff Pick: We say "yes please" to the raw cashew gelato from Organic Nectars

The DL: The sun's finally out, along with rising temperatures, and we at the VNHQ think nothing complements a warm day better than a cool dessert. We're dying to try the Maple Walnut and Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Full-Delivery Friday

Date: Friday, February 20
The Delivery: Two CDs, a DVD, some ayurvedic body products, a fruity book, variety packs of Gnu bars, a bottle of (not-so-friendly) garden-spray, LaRocca skincare products, and a couple MusicSkins
Staff Pick: Propagandhi's new album, "Supporting Caste"

The DL: The new products just keep pouring in today, but you won't hear us complaining. And this new album looks like potential good-listening, especially due to the fact that it's made up of all-vegan musicians.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Models and More

Date: Thursday, February 19
The Delivery: Some casual, earth-friendly clothing from Indigenous Designs and scrumptious baked goods from Sticky Fingers Bakery
Staff Pick: Both products brought pure delight to the VNHQ

The DL: We couldn't decide which were our favorites: the cool, organic dresses, tunics, and cardigans modeled here by our two interns, Stacy and Melissa, or the big box of goodies from our 2006 Veggie Award winner of Best Vegan Bakery. Both are equally tasty and stylish!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stack 'o' Books

Date: Wednesday, February 18
The Delivery: A batch of books
Staff Pick: The Animal Activists' Handbook by Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich

The DL: Speaking up for animals will always remain a great challenge in this day and age, but hopefully this handbook will make it a bit easier.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

DIY Vegan Ice Cream

Date: Tuesday, February 17
The Delivery:
A whole load of coffee and accessories from Silver Joe's, and two very-vegan cookbook galleys
Staff Pick: The yummy-looking cover of the soon-to-be-published The Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro is making us all scream for (vegan) ice cream

The DL
: If you're lucky enough to live in Boston, you should know that the Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Company has some darn-good ice cream, and now they're sharing their secrets. Get your ice-cream maker and scoop ready!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rawsome Dessert

Date: Wednesday, February 11
The Delivery:
Two books, A CD by Compassionate Cooks, a bag of chips, and some body products from Save Your World
Staff Pick: We think Ani Phyo's new cookbook, Ani's Raw Food Desserts, looks darling

The DL
: If this cookbook is anything like Ani's first book, Ani's Raw Food Kitchen, then we are super-excited to test out these sweet recipes. Who says raw can't be fun?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Get Your Game Face On

Date: Tuesday, February 10
The Delivery:
Some tea-infused mints, an eco-friendly board game, Derma e face-scrub, a fellow vegan's debut CD, a Fair-Trade Jooble, several tubes of Teese, some reading material, and a documentary on raw living
Staff Pick: The creators of the Leaves board game want to inspire and educate its players

The DL
: This game looks like it could be a good fit into anyone's game night, so put on your thinking caps and let the competition begin!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Some Yummy Confections

Date: Monday, February 9
The Delivery:
New vegan frozen entrées from Kashi and some artisan chocolates
Staff Pick: Just in time for Valentines Day, these chocolates from Life by Chocolate look to-die-for

The DL
: What's the best thing about Valentines Day? Chocolate, of course! So, we were very happy to see this chocoholic-friendly arrival today.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Keep the Kringles Coming!

Date: Friday, February 6
The Delivery:
Omega-3 supplements, Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Vegan Brunch, and delectable-looking pastries
Staff Pick: These Kringles from Larsen's Bakery are lucky that they haven't been torn into already

The DL
: It's been an exciting day of arrivals at the VNHQ. Let's just say that our minds are most certainly on one thing: brunch!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Veggin' Out in the Big Apple

Date: Thursday, February 5
The Delivery: DaysAgo food timers and a veggie guidebook
Staff Pick: The Vegan Guide to New York City

The DL
: We're itching take a trip to the Big Apple to test out this book. Too bad plane tickets aren't free. Speaking of free stuff, hurry up and go to for a chance to win a gift set from Pacifica!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tempting Tempeh

Date: Tuesday, February 3
The Delivery: Some vegetarian-friendly vitamins, a biography of John Muir, and some marinated tempeh
Staff Pick: Turtle Island's new time-saving "Tempeh 2.0"

The DL
: Coconut Curry Tempeh, you say? Yes, please! Our curry-loving staff can't wait to get our hands on this.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Terrific Tofu

Date: Monday, February 2
The Delivery: A yoga video, a book, some music, a bottle of sunscreen, and a tofu press
Staff Pick: We think things might get a lot easier in the kitchen with the TofuXpress

The DL
: Ever heard of pressing your tofu before preparation? We know, it's a hassle, not to mention all those wasted paper towels. Let's just say we are very excited to make use of this creative tool in the kitchen.