Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Bitchin' Cookbook

The Date: Wednesday, June 30
The Delivery: A new Skinny Bitch cookbook, The Divvies Bakery Cookbook (now fully vegan) by Lori Sandler, and another read, Fully Present
Staff Pick: The Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook by Kim Barnouin

The DL: Another SB book, but this time Barnouin is writing solo. If you're a fan of the Skinny Bitch series, then keep an eye out for this one this coming November!

Speaking of Skinny Bitch, we will be reading the original in our brand-new VegNews Book Club, which opens with our first discussion of Mad Cowboy this Monday, June 5. See you then!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hot Hot Chocolate

The Date: Tuesday, June 29
The Delivery: The Fifth-Graders' Court and Other Dramatic Moments by fellow vegan Wendy Fox, and some chocolate and goods from In Tem Pe Ran Tia
Staff Pick: The Thick Original French/African Hot Chocolate Mix

The DL: It may be summertime everywhere else in the US, but here in the Bay Area it's still quite cool, which is why we're excited to try this gourmet-looking hot chocolate. We'll get our heat from the inside, thank you very much!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Easy Peasy Vegan Cookbook

The Date: Monday, June 28
The Delivery: A Dark Dark Dark CD, and two vegan cookbooks, including Hooked On Raw by Rhio
Staff Pick: The 4 Ingredient Vegan by Maribeth Abrams with Anne Dinshah

The DL: This cookbook likes like it has some great simple vegan recipes that are yummy too! One VN staffer in particular has her eyes on the Baked Bean and Tater Casserole.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Fantastic Frittatas

The Date: Friday, June 25
The Delivery: Some goods from Lucini, Ripe From Around Here by Jae Steele, Dr. Michael Greger's Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 4 DVD, and some eye makeup from Lily Lolo
Staff Pick: The Tuscan Fiery Chili frittata mix

The DL: We've had this frittata mix a couple times now, and it's delicious. We were more than happy to accept more of it in its final packaging. Happy weekend to all!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This Just In: Special Edition!

The Date: Thursday, June 24
The Delivery: A very special magazine
Staff Pick: The 10th Anniversary issue of VegNews!

The DL: We have been anxiously awaiting this huge issue that we worked incredibly hard on, and now it's in our precious little hands! To snag a copy for yourself, head over to the VN online store.

Cool Cookbook

The Date: Thursday, June 24
The Delivery: The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories edited by Daniel Imhoff, a second book from The 30 Minute Vegan, and some Time Arrest Crème Cleanser and sample pack from Dr. Brandt
Staff Pick: The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of the East by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray

The DL: This cookbook includes 150 recipes from India, Thailand, China, and Japan, along with "Asian Fusion" foods. If it's anything like their last book, then we can't wait to crack it open!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's Like Buttah!

The Date: Wednesday, June 23
The Delivery: Vermont Village applesauce and apple butter
Staff Pick: The Spiced Apple Butter

The DL: Some VN staffers admit to spreading apple butter on nearly everything if they have it on hand. This brand is sugar-free and organic, and comes from one of the best apple-growing regions in America. We can't wait to give it a try—on everything!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cute & Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

The Date: Tuesday, June 22
The Delivery: A ton of products from Tarte Cosmetics
Staff Pick: The Park Ave Princess Matte Waterproof Bronzer

The DL: This cruelty-free line of cosmetics is quite fashionable. This matte bronzer looks to give a natural glow safely, and comes in an adorable man-made case to boot!

Don't forget to order your Advance Copy of the 10th Anniversary Issue of VegNews. You don't want to miss it!

Friday, June 18, 2010

We Can't Say It's Not Delicious

The Date: Friday, June 18
The Delivery: An incredible-looking new product from WayFare Foods
Staff Pick: The long-awaited We Can't Say It's Sour Cream

The DL: The VN staffers have an addiction to this company's We Can't Say It's Not Cheese, and now we're afraid that a new addiction will begin with this sour cream. One thing we can say is we can't wait to try it!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Duo of Cookbooks

The Date: Thursday, June 17
The Delivery: Two books, including The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, MD and Robyn Webb
Staff Pick: Diana Stobo's Get Naked Fast!

The DL: This cookbook is chock-full of color photographs—even including images of kitchen necessities. We're suckers for pretty cookbooks, and this one definitely looks like a beauty!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cookies, Cakes, & More

The Date: Wednesday, June 16
The Delivery: O'Cookies Wholesome Bites' two vegan cookies and a ton of baking mixes from Wholesome Chow
Staff Pick: Wholesome Chow's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Baking Mix

The DL: We've been downing a lot of cake at the VNHQ,and now we have even more to snack on! These baking mixes appear super easy to use, and sound incredibly delicious. Yes, we'll be starting with the lemon poppy seed cake.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fresh Scents

The Date: Tuesday, June 15
The Delivery: Blue Diamond Almonds, On Their Own Terms by Lee Hall, odor eliminator products, and an Omega 3 supplement by Ascenta Health
Staff Pick: The Fresh Wave Odor Neutralizing Crystals

The DL: Two company representatives came to the VNHQ in person to share these products with us, which absorb odor, and are all-natural. Now that's a breath of fresh air!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Books and Bark

The Date: Monday, June 14
The Delivery: White and dark chocolate bark, a chocolate heart, and a cupcake pin from Boardwalk Chocolates, and two books: Lickin' the Beaters 2: Vegan Chocolate and Candy by Siue Moffat and The Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage and Compassion by Rafe Martin.
Staff Pick: The "Go Vegan" chocolate heart from Boardwalk Chocolates

The DL: We all love indulging in decadent, dairy-free confections, and we're especially smitten with these adorably delicious "Go Vegan" chocolate hearts by Boardwalk Chocolates.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Reads for the Weekend

The Date: Friday, June 11
The Delivery: Two books
Staff Pick: The 20th anniversary edition of The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams

The DL: If you're looking for an intelligent read, look no further than this critical theory book which focuses on feminism and vegetarianism. Who knows, maybe it will be a future VegNews Book Club read!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tattoo Care

The Date: Thursday, June 10
The Delivery: Vegan tattoo after-care, and two books
Staff Pick: The products from Stay True Organics Tattoo Aftercare

The DL: This California-based company likes their tattoos, and thought it would be a good idea to care for them in a cruelty-free fashion. Looks like a cool product if you're a tattoo fan.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pesto is the Besto

The Date: Wednesday, June 9
The Delivery: Two jars of The Gracious Gourmet condiments and New Dawn Kitchen by Dawn Grey
Staff Pick: The Garden Tomato Pesto

The DL: We sure do love our pesto at the VNHQ, and this particular product looks super savory! Pesto pasta could possibly be in our future.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Animal Lovin'

The Date: Tuesday, June 8
The Delivery: Two snazzy bags from Calico Dragon, a compassionate book, and some sunflower seed and grain snacks from Somersault Snack Co.
Staff Pick: Animal Camp by Kathy Stevens

The DL: Stevens is the founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary in the state of New York, and she's also featured in the May+June issue of VegNews. We always love to see compassionate titles hitting the book stands. Check out this one in September!

Speaking of VegNews issues, advance copies of the July+August issue are now being sold on the VegNews Store. Order yours today!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Better Bars

The Date: Monday, June 7
The Delivery: New energy bars and three bottles of Nature's Agave
Staff Pick: Cavewoman Bars' Baklava energy bar

The DL: Some baklava-loving VN staffers were super excited to see these new snacks! And if you resist the urge to wrap them in phyllo dough—though the temptation may be too hard to bear—then they are raw, vegan, and gluten-free.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Clean, Cleanse

The Date: Friday, June 4
The Delivery: Two green kitchen cleaning products by Eco Clean and the cleansing TI-Stick from WaterWorks4U.
Staff Pick: Kitchen Counter Top spray cleaner from Eco Clean

The DL: Whether you're a clean freak or think cleaning is freakish, the gorgeous, graphic aesthetic of this counter-scrubbing solution makes it too eye-pleasing to pass up. Oh, and did we mention that Eco Clean products are non-toxic, plant-based, and packaged in recyclable PET bottles? Spring cleaning never looked so good.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Media Alert!

The Date: Wednesday, June 2
The Delivery: A ton of books and Joanne Rose's Vegan 101 DVDs
Staff Pick: Meat is for Pussies by John Joseph

The DL: This book may just be the Skinny Bitch for men. Joseph, a punk-rocker, doesn't seem to be holding anything in, shown by the title alone. Looks like a fun read!