Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Perfect Portions

The Date: Wednesday, March 31
The Delivery: A special type of bowl, and some Tribe Hummus
Staff Pick: The Measure Up Bowl

The DL: This clever bowl will tell you exactly how much you are eating, be it soup or delicious mac 'n' cheese. Hey, we all need a little help sometimes, right?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Loving Latin Cuisine

The Date: Tuesday, March 30
The Delivery: Some Veggie Patch falafel, newly formulated Teese, and two yet-to-be-released vegan cookbooks
Staff Pick: Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero

The DL: We've been waiting for this fabulous-looking cookbook from one of our treasured VN columnists for the past year! And if it's anything like her past books, including Veganomicon, then it's going to rock our world. Check it out in May!

Want some great tips on how to live vegan on the cheap? Check out our brand-new blog, Savvy Abby!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Big Ol' Box

The Date: Monday, March 29
The Delivery: A box full of mostly non-vegan stuff, a book, and a water bottle
Staff Pick: Peet's Coffee beans

The DL: This was one sad delivery day! We look forward to downing the coffee though. It's the small pleasures in life, we say.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Belt it Out

The Date: Friday, March 26
The Delivery: The Vegan Collection's brand new men's belts
Staff Pick: "The Garrison" belt in black

The DL: This slim belt fits easily into the skinnier loops of men's dress pants, and the black color makes it versatile enough to transition from the office to a night on the town. At an affordable price, dressing to the nines while remaining cruelty-free leaves both our men and our wallets happy.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Liking the Licorice

The Date: Wednesday, March 24
The Delivery: Old-school candy
Staff Pick: The Panda cherry licorice

The DL: Licorice could be just the ticket when a sweet tooth strikes, and this new kind is all natural! We look forward to munching on these in the near future.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Puppy Paraphernalia

The Date: Tuesday, March 23
The Delivery: Some animal companion gear, and two books
Staff Pick: The Sparky leash and Coupler from EZYdog

The DL: This nifty leash is made for smaller breeds, and the coupler makes it easy to walk multiple dogs at a time. We may just have to let the VNHQ mascots, Khane and Cal, give it a try!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Tour to Remember

The Date: Monday, March 22
The Delivery: Village Harvest frozen grains, a book, and Clarisea sea salt treatment
Staff Pick: 600 Miles to Goat by Josh Hooten

The DL: Previously featured on, Hooten, of Herbivore Clothing, writes about his bike tour from Portland, Ore., to Farm Sanctuary in Orland, Calif., in May 2009, when he raised almost $13,000 for the sanctuary. A good tale of a good cause, we say!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Film Friday

The Date: Friday, March 19
The Delivery: Granola 4 the People, Gristle which is edited by Moby with Miyun Park, and a thought-provoking film
Staff Pick: The yet-to-be-released documentary entitled Forks Over Knives

The DL: This film highlights the research of Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and talks about how a vegan diet is definitely the best choice for a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to watching—with a big bag of vegan popcorn!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

We Can't Say It's Not Love

The Date: Thursday, March 18
The Delivery: Very yummy cheese spread, Nirvana Chocolate bars, Easter-themed marshmallows from Sweet & Sara, some Bioéthique body products, and a couple bottles of perfume
Staff Pick: The Hickory-Smoked Cheddar-Style spread from Wayfare Foods

The DL: We can't get enough of this cheese, as mentioned in the March+April issue of VegNews. You can use it in mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, or you can eat it right out of the tub, which is probably what we will be doing—right now.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Books a' Plenty

The Date: Wednesday, March 17
The Delivery: Several books, including Ani's Raw Food Essentials, Organic Manifesto (not entirely vegan), and Compost Stew
Staff Pick: Ripe From Around Here by Jae Steele

The DL: This is Steele's second book, and looks like a great continuation from her previous cookbook, Get It Ripe. The recipes feature fresh produce galore, and also suggests alternatives depending on where you live. Look for it when it comes out in May!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Holy Sweet Home

The Date: Tuesday, March 15
The Delivery: Mounds of loot (read: new products) from Natural Products Expo West!
Staff Pick: Being back at the VNHQ after four days on the road

The DL: After a long weekend spent scouring new products and meeting old and new friends at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., the VN staff is reunited in our cozy offices. And yes, it feels so good! As much fun as it was to indulge in poolside dinners catered by The Veggie Grill and announce our 2010 Best of Show winners, we're definitely glad to be back in San Francisco. We might be home, but something about boxes and boxes of vegan goodies tells us that Expo West will live on in our hearts—and on our supply shelves—for many months to come.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Toast with Cheese

The Date: Wednesday, March 10
The Delivery: Raw, cashew-nut cheeses, and Spike Your Juice
Staff Pick: The garlic paprika vegan cheese from Mooi Food

The DL: It's taken all of our willpower to keep these samples intact all day for this post. We sure do love our garlic, so this garlic paprika flavor is right up our alley. By the time you read this post, the cheese will probably be eaten.

Tomorrow, the VN staff is off to the Natural Products Expo West, where we will be showered with new products galore. Stay tuned for a special edition of This Just In!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Peanut Butter to the Rescue!

The Date: Tuesday, March 9
The Delivery: Several boxes of granola bars (three non-vegan)
Staff Pick: The Peanut Choco Organic granola bar from Nature's Path

The DL: Three of these granola bars contain yogurt, but fortunately the majority are vegan, which makes us very happy. These make a super mid-day snack, as you can see from the already opened box.

Monday, March 8, 2010

This Just Out

The Date: Monday, March 8
The Delivery: Nothing today
Staff Pick: We guess this empty box will have to suffice

The DL: So the new product arrivals are greatly lacking today—we blame the bad weather. Fortunately, there is hope! VN Publisher Joseph Connelly is on his way down to LA as we speak for the Natural Products Expo West, which will be featuring roughly 8 million new products. The rest of the VN staff will be joining him later this week—stay tuned as we report live from this huge event!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tasty Delights

The Date: Friday, March 5
The Delivery: Vegan ice cream, a non-vegan granola bar from 18 Rabbits, and Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary by Kathy Stevens
Staff Pick: The dark chocolate Alkemie Ice Cream

The DL: We first tried Alkemie's tasty ice cream back in December, and we liked it so much that we included it as a VegPick in our March+April issue. Needless to say, we weren't mad when Alkemie decided to gift us another batch of this chocolaty treat.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Story Time

Date: Wednesday, March 3
The Delivery: A couple of books (one not entirely vegan)
Staff Pick: We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow and illustrated by Bob Staake

The DL: This new children's book delves into how a planted tree can affect the environment and the people around it. Not a bad tale to tell young ones in our opinion—the environment will be in their hands soon enough.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Day of Wellness

Date: Tuesday, March 2
The Delivery: Sprout Wellness products
Staff Pick: The all-natural face cleanser

The DL: This Brooklyn-based company makes these products by hand in small batches. This facial cleanser only has three ingredients. Talk about au naturale!

The VegNews Great Adventure to India is now sold out. Bon voyage to all of those going!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Book Behind Bars

Date: Monday, March 1
The Delivery: Clif Crunch granola bars (including one non-vegan flavor), two personal care products by Avalon Organics, and Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond by Meg Daley Olmert
Staff Pick: The White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif Crunch granola bars

The DL: We love granola bars here at the VNHQ, and Clif's latest crunchy, on-the-go snack is no exception. We've chosen the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut as our favorite, which we feel needs no explanation. You can bet that we'll be in line when these tasty pocket-sized treats hit shelves this summer. Would these have made a splendidly sweet dessert to have followed today's super savory lunch? All signs point to yes.