Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rawsome Cheesecake

Date: Thursday, October 29
The Delivery: Two books, including 500 Vegan Recipes by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman, some mineral lip gloss from Outside/In Cosmetics, a variety of raw cheesecakes, and a non-vegan energy bar
Staff Pick: Earth Café's Pumpkin Spice Life Cheesecake

The DL: We've tried many of these cheesecakes before, and they were delish! Needless to say, we are dying to dig our forks into this seasonal pumpkin cheesecake.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cookie Monster Madness

Date: Wednesday, October 28
The Delivery: A long-awaited cookbook, an elixir for hangovers, and a ton of raw, vegan chocolate from NibMor
Staff Pick: Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

The DL: Moskowitz and Romero are cookbook-writing machines, and we like that. From Peanut Butter Blondies to Espresso Fudge Brownies, this book seems to cover it all. We'll take one of everything, thank you!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Helpful Healing

Date: Tuesday, October 27
The Delivery: A book that is not vegan
Staff Pick: An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods by Elise Marie Collins

The DL: Unfortunately, Collins' includes some foods that we think aren't very healing, like fish and dairy products. We'll be skipping over those foods, for sure.

For some sweet healing, be sure to check out our totally digital, completely amazing, drool-inducing Holiday Cookie Collection, which will be debuting next week!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sudsy Soaps

Date: Monday, October 26
The Delivery: Goji-agave granola from GrandyOats, and a variety of soaps
Staff Pick: The Vermont Soap's Lemongrass Zen Foaming Hand Soap

The DL: This hand soap came right in time, because the VNHQ is running dreadfully low on our supply. We look forward to finding zen while sudsing up with this soap.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Elizabeth II

Date: Thursday, October 22
The Delivery: Some sugar and gluten-free baking mixes, goodies from Navitas Naturals, chocolates, and three-bean chili from Kettle Cuisine
Staff Pick: The Perfect Pancake Mix from purely elizabeth.

The DL: No, this is not Managing Editor Elizabeth Castoria's company on the side, but these cutely packaged baking mixes look quite good. We're excited to see if the pancakes are as perfect as they say.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fresh Fare

Date: Wednesday, October 21
The Delivery: A ton of raw, vegan food, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, and some non-vegan snack food
Staff Pick: The baked macaroni and cheese from Pure Market Express

The DL: Made with zucchini instead of your average pasta, this raw mac 'n' cheese looks pretty tasty. We look forward to see how it compares with the infamous VegNews Mac 'n' Cheese.

Congrats to Café VegNews for its 500th post! Check out the great giveaway in honor of the occasion.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dreamy Daiya

Date: Tuesday, October 20
The Delivery: Vegan cheese to die for
Staff Pick: The rich, stringy, deliciousness that is called Daiya

The DL: We were so happy to see this large shipment of Daiya arrive this morning, and we've already put it to good use. Stay tuned to our Press Pass blog to see the results!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Truffle Shuffle

Date: Monday, October 19
The Delivery: Vega Sport drink mix, an assortment of truffles, and some beauty products from BcomBIO
Staff Pick: The Nicobella vegan dark chocolate truffles

The DL: There's no ignoring chocolate at the VNHQ, and it's an added bonus when it comes in the form of truffles. We're excited to give these ones a taste!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Veggie Award Exclusive

Date: Friday, October 16
The Delivery: The 2009 Veggie Award issue of VegNews
Staff Pick: The new issue, of course!

The DL: This was the biggest Veggie Awards yet, and we are literally bursting at the seams with excitement at the VNHQ. The issue hits newsstands November 1, but if you can't wait any longer head over to Ecorazzi today for an exclusive sneak peek at the winners.

Also, we're selling advance copies of the issue, which are shipped immediately. You know you want one!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Heartwarming Tale

Date: Thursday, October 15
The Delivery: A book for little ones
Staff Pick: Granny Gomez & Jigsaw by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Scott Magoon

The DL: This story about a woman and her adopted pig is inspired by Underwood's own adopted pig from Farm Sanctuary. We hope it will motivate others to adopt animals, too!

It's here! The 2009 Veggie Awards are about to be revealed, and you can get a sneak peek over at Ecorazzi tomorrow with their Veggie Award Exclusive. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Not-So-Friendly Book

Date: Wednesday, October 14
The Delivery: A book regarding a moral dilemma
Staff Pick: Due to it being the only arrival, The Butcher & The Vegetarian by Tara Austen Weaver

The DL: This book is a woman's memoir telling of her moral crisis with eating meat or not. The dilemma is not too hard for us to figure out—ditch the meat, crisis solved!

For meatless meal ideas, hurry over to Café VegNews for your third chance to win The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Warm Them Bones

Date: Tuesday, October 13
The Delivery: Dark hot chocolate from Boulevards
Staff Pick: The Dairy-Free Sweet-Dark Hot Chocolate (with Dandies on top)

The DL: It is cold, windy, and rainy at the VNHQ today, which are conditions that aren't too familiar with us. Luckily, these vegan hot chocolates have come to the rescue, and we can't wait to warm up with a cup.

It's your second chance to win a copy of The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen. Good Luck!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Easy Peasy

Date: Monday, October 12
The Delivery: Two books (only one being vegan) and some Muscle Comfort Lotion from Ole Henriksen
Staff Pick: Supermarket Vegan by Donna Klein

The DL: Yes, most of us know already how easy it is to be a vegan, but there are still those out there who think it's an impossible lifestyle, and Klein wants to help them out with her new book. We're anxious to see what easy and delicious recipes she has created.

Speaking of cookbooks, check out Café VegNews for an awesome giveaway!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dinner and a Movie

Date: Friday, October 9
The Delivery: A new line of chocolates from Lagusta's Luscious, a hefty cookbook, and the documentary film Seeds of Hunger
Staff Pick: 1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson

The DL: What can we say, we love our cookbooks here at the VNHQ, and the new collection of recipes from VegNews columnist Robin Robertson is filled to the brim with kitchen inspiration.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Creative Cuisine

Date: Thursday, October 8
The Delivery: Some handy-dandy pouches of pesto and lemon sauce from Le Grand and a brand-new vegan cookbook
Staff Pick: The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen

The DL: We can't wait to try out the recipes from Tal Ronnen's new cookbook after drooling over the colorful photos. Stay tuned, because we'll be giving it away all next week on Café VegNews!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Crazy Confections

Date: Wednesday, October 7
The Delivery: Some gummy candies (one being non-vegan) and some pretty chocolates
Staff Pick: The Saintly Sins chocolates from Xan Confections

The DL: These chocolates are almost as fancy as their artistically designed box. We're excited to see if they're as tasty as they look!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Non-Stop H2O

Date: Tuesday, October 6
The Delivery: Organic dog treats from Max & Ruffy's and a water bottle for everyday of the work week
Staff Pick: The Waterweek water bottle sets from Reduce

The DL: These super-cute water bottles are BPA-free and a great size for easy carrying. They come in a case that you can store in the fridge, so all you have to do is grab-and-go. We do love convenience at the VNHQ!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Musical Monday

Date: Monday, October 5
The Delivery: Some new gluten-free cereal from Nature's Path and a CD
Staff Pick: The new album from The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, ...and the horse you rode in on

The DL: This band has collectively been vegan and vegetarian for more than 30 years, and two of its members work at veg restaurants, including The Chicago Diner. We look forward to hearing the new tunes!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Beautifying Brushes

Date: Friday, October 2
The Delivery: Alicia Silverstone's new line of Eco-Tools and some delicious-looking raw treats from Emmy's Organics
Staff Pick: The five-piece brush set and bag

The DL: Silverstone has been a busy bee lately, with the upcoming launch of her new book and this adorable line of cruelty-free and eco-friendly makeup-brush line and bags. It's great to see that she's working hard for the animals!

Happy Friday, everyone! Yes, tonight's gonna be a good night...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cuckoo for Cocoa

Date: Thursday, October 1
The Delivery: Some Vitatrition beverages
Staff Pick: The Protein Cocoa drink from Columbia Gorge

The DL: This drink seems like it will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your protein requirement. The cocoa is also fair trade, which is a definite plus.

Happy World Vegetarian Day! To celebrate, we have a great Sticky Fingers Bakery giveaway going on at Good Luck!