Thursday, February 25, 2010

Healthy Hair

Date: Thursday, February 25
The Delivery: Revitalizing conditioner, two non-vegan books, and Healthaliciously Good Cookbook by Aurélie Paré
Staff Pick: The Peter Lamas Chinese Herbs Revitalizing Conditioner

The DL: One of our VN staffers absolutely swears by this product, saying that her hair has never been so healthy. Being both 100-percent vegan and totally natural, you may just want to give it a try as well.

Don't forget to come out to SF Vegan Drinks is tonight if you're in the SF Bay Area!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Every Dollar Counts

Date: Wednesday, February 24
The Delivery: Three Rescue Chocolate bars, a thought-provoking book, Nasoya's new Tofu Plus, and NuGo Nutrition energy bars
Staff Pick: On a Dollar a Day by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard

The DL: Social justice teachers, Greenslate and Leonard—both vegan—decided to start eating on one dollar a day for a month in order to help show the true cost of feeding a family in America. Looks like a fun and inspiring read!

Interested in joining the VegNews publishers on an all-vegan India voyage this October? Click here to reserve your spot.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ice Cream Party

Date: Monday, February 22
The Delivery: Two books, including Becoming Raw, and vegan ice cream mix
Staff Pick: The mocha-flavored Seth's Supreme S'Cream dessert mix

The DL: If you're in the mood to make your own ice cream, this mix makes it a bit easier. Ice cream party, anyone?

Don't forget, the February installment of SF Vegan Drinks is this Thursday! Get all the details here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Comforting Cuisine

Date: Friday, February 19
The Delivery: Two books and Yes to Baby Carrots products
Staff Pick: American Vegan Kitchen by Tamasin Noyes

The DL: This cookbook looks oh-so-comforting, with recipes like Beer-Battered Onion Rings, Sweet Garlicky Ribz, and Mom's Apple Pie. Sounds better than any Blue Plate Specials we've seen!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bars + Books

Date: Thursday, February 18
The Delivery: Non-vegan dog food, a plethora of HimalaSalt, Animalkind by Jean Kazez, chocolate bars, and shower gel from Vermont Soap
Staff Pick: The golden white chocolate bar from Organic Nectars

The DL: Correct us if we're wrong, but vegan white chocolate is pretty hard to come by, which is why we're excited to see this chocolate bar. If it's anything like their gelato, then we're in for a special treat!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tasty Treats

Date: Wednesday, February 17
The Delivery: Baked goods from Sweet Cheeks Vegan Bakery and Gone Pie Vegan Bakery, and Herbasway dietary supplements
Staff Pick: The Strawberry Chocolate cupcake from Sweet Cheeks

The DL: You may have noticed that we are receiving a tremendous amount of baked goods at the VNHQ. Well, there may be a certain Taste Test in a future issue of VegNews, featuring freshly baked vegan treats like the one you see below. We know, it's a hard job, but someone has to do it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pie Oh My

Date: Tuesday, February 16
The Delivery: Pecan Brownies from Allison's Gourmet, Oatmeal Cream Pies from Sweet V Confections, and Zia Natural Skincare products
Staff Pick: In honor of our childhood, the Oatmeal Cream Pies from Sweet V Confections

The DL: These pies brought a squeal of delight from a certain VN staffer, reminding her of the lunch box treats of her past. We're thinking that Little Debbie has nothing on these little numbers!

This is your last chance to go to to guess who's going to be on the cover of the upcoming March+April issue of VegNews. Don't miss out!

Friday, February 12, 2010

My Sweet Valentine

Date: Friday, February 12
The Delivery: A ton of baked goods and sweets from Divvies, Everyday Gourmet, and Violet Sweet Shoppe, and two non-vegan books
Staff Pick: The box of sweet treats from Violet Sweet Shoppe

The DL: These goodies look almost too pretty to eat, but they also smell amazing, so they will be devoured in no time. Speaking of baked goods, if you're in the SF Bay Area tomorrow, come out to score some amazing vegan treats at the SF Vegan Bakesale!

Looking forward to the March+April edition of VegNews? Go to to guess who's going to be on the cover.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Take That, Twinkie!

Date: Thursday, February 11
The Delivery: Cream-filled vegan Dillos and some Larénim makeup
Staff Pick: The oh-so-delicious Raz Dillo from Cakewalk Baking Company

The DL: When these were delivered to the VNHQ, we nearly died. We absolutely had to tear into them the second they arrived, and we were not disappointed. The only thing we're disappointed about is the fact that we had to choose only one for Staff Pick. This raspberry- and coconut-covered pastry was totally delicious. Trust us, you probably want to run, not walk, over to Vegan Essentials and order one of each of these fantastic treats.

There's a Valentine's Day Chat with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau on VegWeb tonight at 6 pm. You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Back to Essentials

Date: Wednesday, February 10
The Delivery: Two books, cans of chili from Eden Foods, some John Masters Organics facial products, hand soap from Pangea Organics, and cleaning products from Bon Ami
Staff Pick: Ani Phyo's new book Ani's Raw Food Essentials

The DL: Raw goddess Ani Phyo knows how to work with raw ingredients as shown by her previous cookbooks, and this looks like her biggest book yet! Look for it to launch this April.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Smart Baked Goods

Date: Tuesday, February 9
The Delivery: A book, a vegan sample grab bag, a big bottle of tea, healthier baked goods, and handmade body products from By Nieves
Staff Pick: The Brownie Truffles from Three Tablespoons bakery

The DL: These little babies have five ingredients in total, including carrots and aduki beans. Talk about whole foods!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Seeds and Reads

Date: Monday, February 8
The Delivery: A variety of snack-time goodies from Kaia Foods, two non-fiction books, Sistah Vegan and Radical Vegetarianism, and Valentine's Day Vegan Chocolates.
Staff Pick: Kaia Foods garlic and sea salt sprouted sunflower seeds

The DL: We're totally excited to try the different sweet and savory snacks sent from Kaia Foods! Here at the VNHQ we've never met a garlicky food we didn't like, so we're especially looking forward to tasting Kaia's garlic and seat salt sprouted sunflower seeds. These seeds are not only organically grown and seasoned, but they pack three grams of protein a serving—assuming you limit yourself to just one.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ragin' Ranch

Date: Friday, February 5
The Delivery: Vegan ranch dressing, and two books, including Ninety-Five by the organization No Voice Unheard
Staff Pick: The Organicville Foods Ranch dressing

The DL: This dressing came just in time for the Super Bowl this coming Sunday. It's time to bust out the veggies and meatless hot wings and start the dipping!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blender Heaven

Date: Thursday, February 4
The Delivery: Eight of the best blenders in the world
Staff Pick: The Vita-Mix 5200!

The DL: These awesome blenders were holiday gifts for the VN staff from our publishers, and we are super excited to say the least! Yes, we will all be making five-minute soup tonight in honor of National Homemade Soup Day.

You may just want to check out these amazing vegan chocolates at the VegNews Store.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Starting a New Leaf

Date: Wednesday, February 3
The Delivery: A ton of frozen entrées and some cute greeting cards from Bird & Bee Designs
Staff Pick: The Newleaf sweet-potato gnocchi entrée from Campbell Health International

The DL: We actually had these entrées for lunch today. If you're looking for something tasty and quick, not to mention nutritious, hit up Vegan Essentials where these meals are being sold.

Looking for some sweet treats in honor of Valentine's Day? Check out the VegNews Store where you can find vegan marshmallows and candy bars!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Delightful Dessert

Date: Tuesday, February 2
The Delivery: Some chocolate specialties from Chocolate Inspirations, more raw ice cream, and Skinny Water
Staff Pick: The Pistachio Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream from Henry's Frozen Delight

The DL: This is our second delivery of raw ice cream within a week! Let's just say that there may be an ice cream party at the VNHQ in the near future.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Crazy Caramel Confections

Date: Monday, February 1
The Delivery: More lip balm from Hurraw! Balm, some caramel treats, and two books, including The Earth-Friendly Food Chain by Linda Riebel
Staff Pick: The Chocolate Caramel Tortüz from Futters Nut Butters

The DL: These little delicacies are a Valentine's Day special on the Futters Nut Butters website. They consist of agave-sweetened caramel pecans sandwiched between layers of dark chocolate. Yes, these treats will be gone in a matter of seconds.

Don't forget to vote in the VegWeb Recipe Showdown! The polls close at midnight this Wednesday.