Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy 10th Anniversary!

The Date: Tuesday, August 31
The Delivery: A couple celebratory tees, and some beauty products from Gourmet Body Treats
Staff Pick: The 10th Anniversary t-shirt from Mighty-O Donuts

The DL: It looks like another fantastic company is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and if you're lucky enough to be living in Seattle, you may want to stop into this vegan doughnut shop to say congrats, and nosh on some sugary treats. Yes, they're that good!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hair Care To the Max!

The Date: Monday, August 30
The Delivery: Some hair care, and Animal Magnetism by Rita Mae Brown
Staff Pick: The Moisture shampoo and conditioner from Neuma Beauty

The DL: This vegan and certified-organic hair-care line looks super nice! We can't wait to see how it treats our hair.

There's just a little more than 24 hours to vote in the 2010 Veggie Awards Survey! Hurry, and make sure your voice gets heard.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Vegan Survival Guide

The Date: Friday, August 27
The Delivery: A book, but several copies (possible future giveaway perhaps?)
Staff Pick: Vegan Unplugged by Jon Robertson

The DL: Yes, the author of this book is none other than Robin Robertson's husband. There are even recipes by the vegan cookbook rock star, herself. Go team!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yummy Nuts

The Date: Thursday, August 26
The Delivery: Flavored cashews from Yumnuts
Staff Pick: The Chili Lime Cashews

The DL: These were delivered just a little too late to be featured yesterday, and the VN staffers have been in agony all day. We've been dying for something savory to come through our doors, and we can't wait to tear these snacks open!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oh, Sweet Freedom

The Date: Wednesday, August 25
The Delivery: A book and baked goods from Sweet Freedom Bakery
Staff Pick: The Magic Bars

The DL: This new vegan and allergen-free bakery hails from Philadelphia. All of the treats look great, but these coconut and chocolate bars stole our hearts. We can't wait to give them a try!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cider & Hemp Milk

The Date: Tuesday, August 24
The Delivery: More cider and four cartons of Hemp Bliss
Staff Pick: The HardCore Crisp Hard Cider

The DL: We had to pick the last cider that will be coming through our doors. It actually feels like summer here in the SF Bay Area, so a bottle of ice cold hard cider sounds marvelous!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Supplements, Soap, and Garbage Bags

The Date: Monday, August 23
The Delivery: NutraVege Supplement, biodegradable garbage bags, and Metropolis soap
Staff Pick: Metropolis Soap

The DL: We don't know if it's the graphic-novel style label or the interesting marble-blue top, but for some reason, we can't wait to stick this vegan Green Tea and Honey soap in our little lavatory. That's right, it's vegan honey—Metropolis recreated the smell using all natural ingredients.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Baked Goods from Sacramento

The Date: Friday, August 20
The Delivery: Cupcakes and cookies from Sun Flour Baking Company
Staff Pick: The chocolate cupcakes

The DL: More goods courtesy of VN Publisher Joseph Connelly. This time he took a day trip to visit Sun Flour Baking Company, and came back with a trunk-load of cupcakes. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fair Trade Chocolate Bars

The Date: Thursday, August 19
The Delivery: Organic and fairly traded chocolate bars from Equal Exchange (unfortunately, two are not vegan)
Staff Pick: The Chocolate Espresso Bean chocolate bar

The DL: We love our coffee at the VNHQ, so it's no wonder that we picked this bar as our Staff Pick. We look forward to trying these Fair Trade treats!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Trader Joe's Find

The Date: Wednesday, August 18
The Delivery: A box of cookies
Staff Pick: The Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles from Trader Joe's

The DL: VN Publisher Joe Connelly found these new vegan and gluten-free cookies while shopping at our beloved TJ's. We're hoping they're just as good as their Joe-Joe's!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

All-Pro Variety Pack

The Date: Tuesday, August 17
The Delivery: A box full of items from All-Pro Science
Staff Pick: The Complete Vegan Protein vanilla mix

The DL: This company was started by veg-athlete Tony Gonzalez and nutritionist Mitzi Dulan. If you're looking to get your protein fix, these powders may just help you out. Go get 'em!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Food Issue

The Date: Monday, August 16
The Delivery: One awesome magazine
Staff Pick: The September+October 2010 (aka The Food Issue) of VegNews

The DL: We have been waiting very impatiently for this issue to arrive, and now it's in our sweet little hands! It's been mailed to subscribers today, and you will be able to purchase it very soon from our online store. Enjoy!

Friday, August 13, 2010

More of a Good Thing

The Date: Friday, August 13
The Delivery: More hard apple cider
Staff Pick: The Woodchuck Amber Hard Cider

The DL: More apple cider will be rolling in for the next week as we prepare for our future Taste Test, which we're looking forward to. Happy Friday the 13th!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cool Coleslaw Dressing

The Date: Thursday, August 12
The Delivery: A bunch of goodies from Organicville, including dressing, mustards, and pasta sauces
Staff Pick: The Non-Dairy Coleslaw dressing

The DL: It's still summer—at least outside of the SF Bay Area—and this new dressing looks like it could make a great coleslaw in a matter of minutes. So we say have yourself a picnic—vegan hot dogs included!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vegan White Chocolate

The Date: Wednesday, August 11
The Delivery: Sweets galore, including white chocolate buttons, Coombs Family Farms Pure Maple Sugar, chocolate from In tem pe ran tia, and Cacao Fudge Truffles from Blackbird Naturals
Staff Pick: Hard choice, but the Dairy-Free White Buttons from Vegan Essentials

The DL: These sweet, white morsels are manufactured in the UK, and if you want to get your hands on them, you'll have to go through Vegan Essentials. We're hoping they're the real deal!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hard Apple Cider!

The Date: Tuesday, August 10
The Delivery: Hard apple cider
Staff Pick: Blue Mountain Cider Company Eden Ridge Hard Cider

The DL: Spoiler alert! VN is planning on doing a hard apple cider taste test in the very near future. Today, we received some of the ciders we can't wait to try. This may come as a surprise, but everyone in this office has a pretty serious sweet tooth, so the Eden Ridge Hard Cider that promises to be a "sweeter alternative" should be delicious (and a little alcoholic)!

Monday, August 9, 2010

From Tea to Textiles

The Date: Monday, August 9
The Delivery: Skin Science lotion, tea, vitamins, books, dietary supplements, and textiles
Staff Pick: Skin Science Daily Sun Defense Lotion

The DL: Did you know that the sun affects your skin even if it's cloudy? We here at the VNHQ are very aware of the harmful rays that are coming through, no matter what the temperature, and we like to keep our skin as young and vibrant as we can. So we're totally stoked to try out the new Skin Science Daily Sun Defense Lotion to fool all of you into thinking we're 10 years younger.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Lemonade, Lotion, and Literature

The Date: Friday, August 6
The Delivery: Skin Science lotion, lemonade, Survive! A Family Guide to Thriving in a Toxic World
Staff Pick: Santa Cruz Organic Mango Lemonade

The DL: As the makers of Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade reminded us, August 20th is National Lemonade Day. Immediately we marked our calendars, and now can't wait to try this organic mango lemonade. It 32 ounces, it's sure to provide a toasting glass for all of us here at VNHQ.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Audio Book Bonanza!

The Date: Thursday, August 5
The Delivery: Several Audiobooks from Blackstone Audio
Staff Pick: The Skinny Bastard audiobook by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, read by Hillary Huber

The DL: Don't have time to open a book? Well, there's always time to listen, so why not listen to a book on tape? Now there's no excuse, and all of these audiobooks are relevant to veganism in some way, so sit back, and get educated!

Speaking of Skinny Bastard, we're reading its predecessor, Skinny Bitch, over at the VegNews Book Club. Pick up a copy—or audiobook—and join the discussion!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

An Important Matter

The Date: Tuesday, August 3
The Delivery: A book
Staff Pick: American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom

The DL: We just received this one book today, and though it's not vegan per se, it does deal with an important issue that everyone should care about—waste. Vegans are definitely ahead of the game in preventing waste, and we're hoping Bloom includes that in the book!

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's a Tie!

The Date: Monday, August 2
The Delivery: A trio of books
Staff Pick: A Tie—Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations by Alicia C. Simpson and Vegan Baking Classics by Kelly Rudnicki

The DL: It was just too hard to decide between these two cookbooks. They both seem to contain delicious recipes, and we want to try them all! You can buy Rudnicki's book now, but you'll have to wait until October for Simpson's book.

Polls are open today for the 2010 Veggie Awards. Hurry and vote now!