Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crazy for Chocolate

The Date: Thursday, May 27
The Delivery: Some chocolate goodies and Purfection Hand Cream from Earth Science
Staff Pick: The chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Pillows from Chocolate Inspirations

The DL: This post was in jeopardy due to the fact that the VN Staffers almost snatched all of these treats up before this photo could be taken. These Butterfinger-like candies look amazing, and we can't wait to get our hands on them!

Head over to Savvy Abby for your chance to win a copy of Vegan On the Cheap by Robin Robertson!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Good Steak

The Date: Wednesday, May 26
The Delivery: Some frozen tofu steaks and Twizzler-like candy from Sun-Rype Products
Staff Pick: The TofuSteaks from Helen's Kitchen

The DL: These look easy to make and totally savory. We look forward to cooking them up with some fries and a big salad in honor of Memorial Day!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hot Topic Books

The Date: Monday, May 24
The Delivery: Two books, including The World According to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin
Staff Pick: Muzzling a Movement by Dara Lovitz

The DL: Lovitz digs into the recent eco-terror laws, including the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Seems like a pretty heavy read, but an important one.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Raw Food for the Masses

The Date: Friday, May 21
The Delivery: A book and some Esperanto Spiced Oil
Staff Pick: Raw Food for Everyone by Alissa Cohen

The DL: If you're looking to delve into raw food, this book looks like it could be a good addition to your collection when it comes out later this year. Cohen may just know a thing or two about raw food, being the owner of Grezzo Restaurant—a raw, vegan restaurant in Boston.

For a little Friday fun, we're giving a bunch of goodies away on our Facebook page. Check it out!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fast French Toast

The Date: Wednesday, May 19
The Delivery: Vegan French toast mix
Staff Pick: Being our only delivery of the day, the French toast mix from Mom's Vegan Kitchen

The DL: Even if it wasn't the only delivery, this mix probably would have made Staff Pick. The VN staffers are major fans of French Toast, so we're looking forward to giving this product a try. In addition, this line will be coming out with more goodies in the near future!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Greetings with a Cause

The Date: Tuesday, May 18
The Delivery: Animal rights greeting cards from Pangarden Studio
Staff Pick: The "Kindness to All Creatures" greeting card

The DL: We think these cards—designed by Chris McCasland—are a good replacement for regular greeting cards, with pretty artwork and a good message. Nothing says you care more than sharing what you truly care about.

If you haven't heard yet, the July+August issue marks our 10th anniversary at VegNews. Be sure to subscribe now to receive our biggest issue yet!

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Lunch with Some Sense

The Date: Friday, May 14
The Delivery: A cool lunch box, some fashionable watches from STORM USA, and a Hemp History Week gift basket
Staff Pick: The Lunchsense lunch box

The DL: This multi-featured lunch box is like the Bat Mobile, but for eating lunch! There are multiple, watertight containers included inside, it's both microwave and dishwasher safe, and it folds out flat which makes it double as a place or sitting mat. It goes without saying that the entire VN staff wants one!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Guys and Their Fruit

The Date: Thursday, May 13
The Delivery: A big box of fruit and vegetables, Mary's Gone Crackers cookies, and Kicking Horse Coffee from Canada
Staff Pick: The FruitGuys TakeHome Pack

The DL: Sometimes it's the simple things that count, and this big case of fruit and veggies makes us very happy. Nothing makes a better snack than a quick and delicious apple.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Latin Food Lovers Unite!

The Date: Wednesday, May 12
The Delivery: Five books to giveaway, and a couple Soapwalla Kitchen body products
Staff Pick: Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero

The DL: We recently did a giveaway on Cinco de Mayo of this awesome book, and we're looking to give more away! Stay tuned on to try and win yourself a copy.

Do you ever wish you could create your favorite restaurant meal in your own kitchen? Well, do we have news for you! For the next week, we'll be accepting submissions for our September+October food feature, which will highlight dishes from readers' favorite restaurants. Want to see your dream dinner in print? Simply email us by Wednesday, May 19, with the name of the restaurant and dish, and entries with the most votes will be featured in our annual food issue!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Batch o' Brownies

The Date: Tuesday, May 11
The Delivery: A box of brownies, and a couple bags of Potato Flyer baked-potato chips
Staff Pick: Allison's Gourmet's new Double Chocolate Wheat-Free Brownies

The DL: VN columnist Allison Rivers Samson has done it again, though this time without the gluten. We're pretty sure they'll taste delicious, but we just might have to eat the entire box to make sure. Here's to a sweet afternoon!

Monday, May 10, 2010

And the Award Goes To...

The Date: Monday, May 10
The Delivery: Two Maggie Awards
Staff Pick: The Best Lifestyle Magazine Maggie Award!

The DL: VN Publishers Joseph Connelly and Colleen Holland recently flew down to Los Angeles to attend the Maggie Awards banquet, and VegNews scored two awards! Make sure to check our Press Pass blog for more details.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Super-Quick Sauce

The Date: Thursday, May 6
The Delivery: Pouches of tomato sauce
Staff Pick: The Spicy Tuscan Tomato Sauce from Lucini

The DL: We recently received some frittata mix from this company, which we very quickly ate. And due to the fact that this sauce is so easy to prepare—the pouches are heatable—we may devour them just as fast. Buon appetito!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rawsome Ice Cream

The Date: Wednesday, May 5
The Delivery: A truckload of raw ice cream
Staff Pick: The Chocolate Macadamia ice cream from the Raw Ice Cream Company

The DL: You may have noticed that we're receiving a good amount of raw ice cream at the VNHQ. It might just be for a future Taste Test, in a certain anniversary issue. And we just might be a little excited about it!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Doing the Chutney

The Date: Tuesday, May 4
The Delivery: A gift pack of Indian cuisine specialties, and some tea from Traditional Medicinals
Staff Pick: The Mango Ginger Chutney Dip from Sukhi's

The DL: We enjoyed a very delicious lunch catered by Sukhi's today at Café VegNews, and each of the VN staffers scored a gift pack of samples. If this chutney is anything like their Mint-Apple Chutney Dip, then we're in for a wonderful treat!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Toast

The Date: Monday, May 3
The Delivery: Some boxes of vino, and No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt
Staff Pick: CalNaturale's Cabernet Sauvignon

The DL: Those at the VNHQ love a good wine (after work, of course), but we also love the environment. This wine in a Tetra Pak requires less than half of the energy used in the production of traditional glass bottles. It's a win-win if you ask us!