Monday, November 30, 2009

Sweet and Sustainable Treats

Date: Monday, November 30
The Delivery: A cookbook, the Sustainable World Sourcebook, and a non-vegan holistic pet guide
Staff Pick: The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook by Cybele Pascal

The DL: The recipes in this book look delish even if you don't suffer from allergies. From Banana Cream Pie to Classic Crumb Cake, this sweet cookbook looks like it covers all of the bases.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time Over Time

Date: Monday, November 23
The Delivery: A cool calendar, some sweet treats from Clover & Clutch, three books, and a case of Oogavé soda
Staff Pick: Chris Hardman's Ecological Calendar

The DL: This 2010 calendar has several neat features, including four big panels for each season of the year, fun factoids, and beautiful art. Seems like a fun way to get in touch with your earthy side for the new year.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Match That!

Date: Friday, November 20
The Delivery: A ton of faux sausage and chicken
Staff Pick: Match Meats

The DL: Being completely sold out of their Match Stuffed Holiday Roast, Match Meat's decided to send us the basic ingredients instead. Maybe you'll see it on Café VegNews in the future.

Speaking of holiday meals, don't miss the Thanksgiving Hotline Chat this Sunday with VN columnist Jesse Miner!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Clean Cooking

Date: Thursday, November 19
The Delivery: Some earth-friendly cleaning supplies from Fruits & Passions, two cookbooks from Bloodroot Restaurant (one not vegan), pain relief spray, and an advance copy of a book about thrifty eats
Staff Pick: On A Dollar A Day by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard

The DL: We can't wait to read this book about a real-life vegan couple who challenged themselves to eat on a super-strict budget. Check out their blog for more info.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Vegan Bible (Belt)

Date: Wednesday, November 18
The Delivery: Some cruelty-free accessories from The Vegan Collection and several more copies of 1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson
Staff Pick: The "Sampras" belt from The Vegan Collection

The DL: You can never have too many belts, especially when they're this versatile. Plus, The Vegan Collection donates 25 percent of its profits to animal charities.

Stay tuned for our Robin Robertson cookbook giveaway on Café VegNews!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Message Me This

Date: Tuesday, November 17
The Delivery: A shirt, a bumper sticker, and a couple books
Staff Pick: Two Dove Clothing's t-shirt with a message

The DL: This t-shirt gets right to the point with its short and sweet vegetarian message. That's how we like it!

We also like Thanksgiving feasts. Enter to win one at

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's Alive!

Date: Monday, November 16
The Delivery: A few antioxidant-rich beverages from Sambazon, chocolate truffles, a book, and some Perfected Foods soy jerky
Staff Pick: The pistachio truffles from ChocAlive!

The DL: Chocolate is just about the best pick-me-up, and being covered in pistachios is an added bonus. These truffles are both raw and gluten-free and look incredibly delicious. Happy Monday!

Only two days left to win a Thanksgiving feast! Haven't entered? Head over to as fast as possible.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Walking Boots

Date: Thursday, November 12
The Delivery: A pair of vegan cowboy boots and some Nutridel cookies
Staff Pick: The snazzy boots from Vegan Chic

The DL: If cowboy boots are your thing, then you'll love these cute and cruelty-free pair! Now you can strut around town in high country style.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bounties from Bora Bora

Date: Wednesday, November 11
The Delivery: Several packages of Teather and energy bars galore
Staff Pick: The Island Brazil Nut Almond bar from Bora Bora Foods

The DL: These all-natural bars have three different product lines—energy, superfood, and antioxidant. No matter which you choose, they all look tasty in our opinion.

Don't forget to try and win a Thanksgiving Feast over at!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

From the UK, With Love

Date: Tuesday, November 10
The Delivery: A vegan cookbook
Staff Pick: Another Dinner is Possible by Mike and Isy of Britain's Anarchist Teapot Mobile Kitchen

The DL: This cool-looking cookbook hails from the United Kingdom, with such recipes as Fake Mincemeat Spread and Treacle Tart. It even comes complete with a US-British glossary and conversions table, so don't worry if you don't know what treacle is—it's similar to molasses.

Only four more days left at for a chance to win a Thanksgiving Feast!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Health Nut

Date: Monday, November 9
The Delivery: A couple of books and some fruit bars
Staff Pick: The Salba Life Tropical Fruit bar

The DL: Healthy? Check. Vegan? Check. It looks like these are the bars to go to if you're looking for a quick, healthy snack.

Don't forget to head over to for a chance to win a Thanksgiving Feast!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Savvy Sampler

Date: Friday, November 6
The Delivery: A bag full of eco-friendly goodies from Vegan Etsy
Staff Pick: This bracelet/anklet from Starlight Jewelry

The DL: This bag is very cool with tons of samples—like this awesome piece of hand-made jewelry! Head over to It's All In The Bag to purchase, where 100 percent of the profits go to the Peaceful Prairie Animal Sanctuary.

Also, head over to for a chance to win a Thanksgiving Feast! Yeah, you don't want to miss it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bread Basket

Date: Thursday, November 5
The Delivery: Gluten-free bread and cookies
Staff Pick: Hector's Special Banana Barley Bread from Grindstone Bakery
The DL: If you're looking for completely natural, made-by-hand baked goods, then Grindstone Bakery may just fulfill your needs. This is one dense loaf of bread, and we can't wait to cut into it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Compassionate Reading

Date: Wednesday, November 4
The Delivery: A book, some Sencha tea products, and make-up brushes from DermaMinerals
Staff Pick: The Animal Manifesto by Marc Bekoff

The DL: The third book in Bekoff's arsenal, this book tries to raise peoples compassion by stating cold, hard facts. Hopefully it will help to sway the masses.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Dream Come True

Date: Tuesday, November 3
The Delivery: A couple Shaman Chocolate bars, several tubs of We Can't Say It's Cheese, and some crazy-good cookie dough
Staff Pick: The peanut-butter-chocolate-chip cookie dough from EatPastry

The DL: Yes, that is a jar of vegan cookie dough that you see, and yes, we have already started to devour it. This genius product can be baked into cookies, but we say hold the heat and bring on the spoons. Delish!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Purely Pizza

Date: Monday, November 2
The Delivery: A variety of Yogi Teas, some pizzas and pizza crusts, and pure fruit snacks from Peter Rabbit Organics
Staff Pick: The Perfectly Pesto Pizza from Clean Cravings

The DL: Pesto and pizza is one of our favorite combos, so we are happy to have this pizza come through our doors. It's also made without any allergen-type products, including dairy, soy, and sugar. Rock on!