Friday, January 29, 2010

Vegans with Attitude

Date: Friday, January 29
The Delivery: Some t-shirts and buttons with a message, soy jerky from Perfected Foods, and vegan cookies from Mary's Gone Crackers
Staff Pick: The "Vegetarians are people too" t-shirt from Vegetable Slut

The DL: This new line of t-shirts and buttons were designed by vegan rocker Kneel Cohn of the band The Dead Stars On Hollywood. It's great to see the vegan message being delivered in such a cute and unique way. Go ahead and stock up your closet!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Screaming for Ice Cream

Date: Thursday, January 28
The Delivery: Raw ice cream, Amano Chocolate, and a compost bin from Nature's Footprint
Staff Pick: The White Cacao Wow! ice cream from Bishop's

The DL: These unique flavors of "i scream" look delicious, especially this white cacao flavor, which has a Brazil-nut base. We're about to bust out the spoons and dig in!

If you're in the SF Bay Area this evening, come out to SF Vegan Drinks at 6 pm. It will be a great time!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cookie Coup

Date: Wednesday, January 27
The Delivery: Raspberry bites from Sjaak's, a ton of cookies, and The Perfect Formula Diet by Janice Stanger, Ph.D.
Staff Pick: The chocolate chip cookies from Lucy's

The DL: Vegans who like their Starbucks can now rejoice! These cookies, which are both vegan and gluten-free, are now being sold in half of the chain's locations nationwide, as reported on It's not coffee cake, but it's a great start!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Sporty Good Time

Date: Tuesday, January 26
The Delivery: A variety of Clif Bar products (some not vegan)
Staff Pick: The White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif Bar

The DL: We really enjoy Clif Bars at the VNHQ, so we're super-excited to highlight one of our favorite flavors. Bring on the energy!

There's an exclusive Sticky Fingers Bakery giveaway going on at our Facebook page. Don't forget to become a fan of VegNews!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Raw Balm!

Date: Monday, January 25
The Delivery: Some lip balm, a CD, and a book
Staff Pick: The grapefruit lip balm from Hurraw!

The DL: This cool lip balm is both raw and vegan, and it is a bit flatter than your average lip balm to make it easier to fit in your pocket. We think that's pretty neat if you ask us!

The VegWeb Recipe Showdown has begun! Hurry and go cast your votes for your favorite recipes, which will be featured in a future issue of VegNews.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bakesale for the Vegan Masses

Date: Friday, January 22
The Delivery: The best apron ever
Staff Pick: The new aprons specially made for the SF Vegan Bakesale

The DL: The San Francisco Vegan Bakesale has been a major success since its start late last year. We thought that maybe we'd make it a bit more hip with customized aprons, modeled here by VN Editorial Assistant Abigail Wick.

Don't miss the Vegan Bakesales benefiting Haiti happening tomorrow, Saturday, January 23 in New York, Los Angeles, Portland, and the SF Bay Area!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Marshmallow Madness

Date: Thursday, January 21
The Delivery: Some vegan marshmallows and a book
Staff Pick: The chocolate-dipped marshmallow hearts from Sweet & Sara

The DL: Sweet & Sara is preparing for Valentine's Day with these adorable and tasty-looking hearts. We're just happy that there are so many holidays that include sweet treats!

Check out the VegNews store for some more gift ideas for Valentine's.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Beauty Rx

Date: Wednesday, January 20
The Delivery: A new skincare product
Staff Pick: Not surprisingly, the Pores No More anti-aging mattifying lotion from Dr. Brandt

The DL: This is an all-vegan skincare line with some nice-looking products, which are distributed at Sephora stores. We look forward to seeing if it's worth the higher-than-drugstore price tag.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Do the Macaroni!

Date: Tuesday, January 19
The Delivery: A very non-vegan book, and some delicious new products from Amy's Kitchen
Staff Pick: The Non-Dairy Rice Mac & Cheeze—so good!

The DL: We were served this scrumptious vegan macaroni and cheese today for lunch, and boy did it make our day. Of course, we love our homemade mac 'n' cheese, but this version is quick, delicious, and gluten-free, to boot!

Don't miss your chance to win a leatherette vegan wallet over at Good luck!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rainy Day Monday

Date: Monday, January 18
The Delivery: A very non-vegan book and a yummy meal
Staff Pick: The raw, vegan meal by Raw Daddy Foods over at Café VegNews

The DL: It seems like the rain is keeping deliveries away, but at least we still had a good and filling lunch. We're hoping for a sunnier and delivery-filled day tomorrow!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pizza Pizza!

Date: Friday, January 15
The Delivery: A book by Barbara J. King, and you guessed it—pizza!
Staff Pick: Um, the gourmet cheese pizza for sure

The DL: This pizza is a Vegan Essentials exclusive, made with Rossini's pizza crust and sauce, and topped with Daiya cheese. Yes, we will be eating this pizza almost everyday next week. That's amore!

Today's your last chance enter to win a copy of The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone over at Café VegNews.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cheesy Delight

Date: Thursday, January 14
The Delivery: Desert Essence moisturizing hand washes, a gourmet vegan cheese, and some sleek makeup from Urban Decay
Staff Pick: The Muenster cheese alternative from Ste Martaen

The DL: This vegan Muenster cheese may be the first of its kind being sold. It's time to bust out the crackers and get to munching!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Pick of Pickles

Date: Wednesday, January 13
The Delivery: Some non-vegan condiments, two chocolate bars from Alter Eco (one non-vegan), a very unique cooking tool, and a book
Staff Pick: The pickling kit from Perfect Pickler

The DL: If you're looking to take up a hobby of pickling, this kit makes it a good deal easier—just add water and salt to the veggies you want to pickle, and voilà! Talk about DIY.

Head over to Café VegNews and enter to win a copy of The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. Do it already!

Monday, January 11, 2010

We Heart Truffles

Date: Monday, January 11
The Delivery: Some vegan chocolates and the new Michael Pollan book, Food Rules
Staff Pick: The new gourmet vegan truffles from Sjaak's Chocolates

The DL: This adorable, heart-shaped box is almost too cute to break in to—if there weren't such truffles inside as Dark Pistachio and Milk Cappuccino. Yeah, we take delicious over cute any day!

Want some Sjaak's of your own? Check out the VegNews store for 10 and 25-packs of their chocolate peanut butter bites.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bake It Away

Date: Thursday, January 7
The Delivery: Two loaves of bread (one not vegan), and a non-vegan book
Staff Pick: The Diabetic Lifestyles bread from Alvarado Street Bakery

The DL: This bread has a low glycemic index rating, which makes it good for diabetics. We'll toast up this sprouted, whole-wheat treat and report back soon.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Treasure of a Dressing

Date: Tuesday, January 5
The Delivery: Organic Concord grape juice from Eden Foods, and some oh-so-yummy-looking salad dressing
Staff Pick: The non-dairy Thousand Island dressing from Organicville Foods

The DL: So this dressing may not be as healthy as yesterday's Staff Pick, but it's organic and gluten-free, and looks fantastic! Not only are we going to be dousing our salads with it, but we may just try it on the Rockin' Reubens featured in the January+February issue of VegNews. Can you say yum?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ch Ch Ch Chia!

Date: Monday, January 4
The Delivery: Three books (not all vegan), a packet of Supreme Cutlets, some herbal tea, and chia seeds
Staff Pick: The chocolate Chia Goodness breakfasts from Ruth's Hemp Foods

The DL: Not your average breakfast, but these seeds pack a huge nutritional punch, which is a good thing for all of us who are looking to eat more healthfully for the new year. Resolutions or not, we're hoping this bowlful is heavy on the chocolate.