Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Clueless No More

Date: Wednesday, September 30
The Delivery: Some new vegan chilies from Eden Foods, a long-awaited book, several sweet treats from Pure Sweets, and French Meadow Bakery gluten-free bread and bagels
Staff Pick: The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

The DL: Silverstone has written her first book about a plant-based diet and its effects on both individuals and the planet. We hope it will be as much of a success as the cult-classic Clueless!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Historical Gardening

Date: Tuesday, September 29
The Delivery: Some low-sodium sea salt and a gardening book for the generations
Staff Pick: Edible Heirlooms by Bill Thorness

The DL: The veggies featured in this book are historically unique and have been passed down through time, such as a lettuce variety that happened to be Thomas Jefferson's favorite. Seems to be an interesting twist on your average how-to gardening book.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Nice and Cozy

Date: Friday, September 25
The Delivery: A non-vegan cookbook, a jar of Navitas Naturals coconut oil, and some cartons of soup
Staff Pick: The Roasted Pepper Tomato soup from Dr. McDougall's

The DL: It's a bit chilly here at the VNHQ, so the thought of hot tomato soup sounds like a good idea to us. We wouldn't mind some warmed bread on the side either. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Petit Patties

Date: Thursday, September 24
The Delivery: Pitter Patties
Staff Pick: The Viva Vegan patties

The DL: Unfortunately, this kids' frozen food company is not vegetarian, but it's great to see that they have a vegan option. These tasty looking patties are made with legumes, quinoa, and veggies, making them healthy as well.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bring Out the Bubbly

Date: Wednesday, September 23
The Delivery: Waste by Tristram Stuart, a Messenger rePETe Chicobag, some sparkling wine, and some goodies from C'est La V Bakeshop
Staff Pick: The Brut Rosé sparkling wine from the Domaine Carneros winery

The DL: We are in a celebratory mood at the VNHQ, and what better way to celebrate than to open a bottle of bubbly. This sparkling wine is certified organic and vegan, and we say three cheers to that!

Speaking of bubbly, come out to SF Vegan Drinks tomorrow night. Not only will there be great drinks but also some yummy treats from Violet Sweet Shoppe. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hummus Among Us

Date: Tuesday, September 22
The Delivery: Some tasty looking hummus and Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson
Staff Pick: Tribe's new Pizza Hummus

The DL: Speaking of comfort food, we can't wait to cozy up to this hummus. Pizza is probably the ultimate of comfort foods—covered with Daiya, of course—so we're happy to see this new flavor. It's time to bust out the carrot sticks and pita chips!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Let's Get Political

Date: Monday, September 21
The Delivery: Two super-thick books
Staff Pick: Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! by Ralph Nader

The DL: This fictional book by Nader seems very interesting with the premise of seventeen billionaires joining forces to help save the US from its woes. Now, that's fiction that we would like to see become reality.

There's a great giveaway of a On-the-Go Tea Glass over at Check it out!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Travel On

Date: Friday, September 18
The Delivery: A couple groovy accessories, The Indian Vegan Kitchen, and a raw cookbook by Kristen Suzanne
Staff Pick: This rocking red wallet from Malcolm Frontier

The DL: This vegan company is based in Atlanta and specializes in "travel and life accessories." They're chic and simple, which are two characteristics that please us. Now, go hit the town!

It's the final day of the Café VegNews Vegan Yum Yum giveaway. Happy weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Baking Bliss

Date: Thursday, September 17
The Delivery: A book full of vegan baked goods—100, to be exact
Staff Pick: Kris Holechek's The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes

The DL: Just by looking at the description on the back, this book seems to have some pretty unique and tasty recipes, such as French Toast Muffins and Strawberry Lemonade Cheese Pie. Yes, these sound super delicious to us!

This is the second to last day to win a copy of Vegan Yum Yum! Don't miss your chance on Café VegNews.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Snack Attack

Date: Wednesday, September 16
The Delivery: Some Homemade Harvey fruit snacks and several miniature Clif bars
Staff Pick: A snack would just not be complete without chocolate, so the Mini Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif bar

The DL: If you work long hours like the VN staffers then you know the importance of a good, hearty snack. We've always been fans of Clif bars, and now you can enjoy them even if you're only a little hungry.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Healing Hemp

Date: Tuesday, September 15
The Delivery: Flying Apron's Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book by Jennifer Katzinger and a ton of products from The Healing Seed
Staff Pick: The Healing Seed's Sweet Orange shampoo and conditioner

The DL: These products won a Best of Show 2009 Award, and for good reason. Wonderfully scented and 100-percent cruelty-free, it's no wonder that some of the VN staffers swear by this line.

It's the second day to win a free copy of Vegan Yum Yum at Café VegNews. Good luck!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fruit + Intuition

Date: Monday, September 14
The Delivery: Daydreaming in Class by vegan author Wendy Fox, a few Libre loose leaf-tea glasses, and some fruit-filled bars
Staff Pick: The strawberry Fruition bar

The DL: Featuring brand-new packaging, PROBAR's fruit-inspired energy bar is now on sale. Our intuition tells us that these bars may just hit the spot.

This just in! Check out Café VegNews for a daily giveaway this week of Lauren Ulm's new Vegan Yum Yum cookbook.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pretty Purses

Date: Wednesday, September 9
The Delivery: Energy On The Glo bars and granola and two crafty bags
Staff Pick: The chic Enju bag shown below

The DL: These bags are handmade by a vegan-owned company, and we definitely approve. They have a simple and classic look, which we think works well when strolling around town.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monkee See, Monkee Do

Date: Tuesday, September 8
The Delivery: A Grocery Getter Tote, some Yogachips, and Sweet Monkees
Staff Pick: The Coco Monkees

The DL: These treats boast a very short ingredients list and long shelf life, meaning we don't have to devour them right away—though of course we probably will. We'll be savoring these in the back if you need us.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Baked Good Bliss

Date: Thursday, September 3
The Delivery: Gluten-free vanilla cake and shortbread cookie mix from Bob's Red Mill and a variety of whoopie pies from Pattycake Bakery
Staff Pick: The pumpkin spice whoopie pie in honor of autumn approaching

The DL: It's been a very slow week in terms of deliveries, so these whoopie pies really lifted our spirits. Don't let the staff pick fool you—the peppermint and double chocolate look equally enticing!