Friday, April 30, 2010

Books & Bonbons

The Date: Friday, April 30
The Delivery: A non-vegan book, Robert Cheeke's new book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, and a new cookbook plus a big box of sweets from Divvies
Staff Pick: The Divvies Bakery Cookbook by Lori Sandler

The DL: This super-cute cookbook looks like a fun addition to your vegan baking collection. Recipes like Birthday Cake in a Cone and Cookie S'mores make us want to pull out our mixer this very instant!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hot Dog in the City!

The Date: Thursday, April 29
The Delivery: A ton of packages of vegan hot dogs, Aunt Patty's agave syrup, some cherry juice, a non-vegan book, and Robin Robertson's new book, Vegan On the Cheap
Staff Pick: Tofurky hot dogs!

The DL: These babies are for SF Vegan Drinks tonight at Martuni's. If you're in the area, come on out and enjoy one with us!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Super Sticky Treats

The Date: Wednesday, April 28
The Delivery: Ice cream from Blue Mountain Cashew Creamery, mail-order treats from Sticky Fingers Bakery, several copies of American Vegan Kitchen (future giveaway to come), and some incredible hazelnut butter bites from Sjaak's
Staff Pick: Nothing can beat the Sticky Fingers Cowvin Cookie

The DL: Take it from us, Sticky Fingers is probably the best thing about Washington, DC—at least food-wise. And now it has brand-new mail-order packaging! If you haven't tried this delicious cookie, hurry to the website now and order a bunch. You won't regret it!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hamburgers with Harmony

The Date: Tuesday, April 27
The Delivery: Hamburger and breakfast sausage mix, The Nature of Existence DVD, a non-vegan book, some All-Pro Science protein mix, and a couple Truly Organic Baking mixes
Staff Pick: The hamburger mix from Harmony Valley

The DL: This made a delicious lunch a couple of weeks ago at the VNHQ, and it was one satisfying meal—not to mention super easy. All you have to do is add water, and voilà! We're looking to get creative with these mixes—hamburger pizza, anyone?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Loving the LUSH

The Date: Monday, April 26
The Delivery: A not entirely vegan cookbook and new LUSH products
Staff Pick: Some new LUSH products gathered together in the line's new Knot-Wraps

The DL: This fun and hip line just became a little cuter with these new Knot-Wraps, which are made with recycled LUSH plastic bottles. Pretty nifty—not to mention, thrifty—if you ask us!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Doing the Soda Pop!

The Date: Friday, April 23
The Delivery: Two non-vegan books, some lip balm, Xylitol products from Emerald Forest, and two lovely 100-percent organic towels from Gazel
Staff Pick: The new soda pop lip balms from Crazy Rumors

The DL: This lip balm company has been rocking our world for about the past year, especially since it's always coming out with new flavors. This line includes four fun flavors like root beer and black cherry, and we can't wait to crack them open!

Check out the VegNews store for some other great Crazy Rumors lip balms!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pretty Paint

The Date: Thursday, April 22
The Delivery: A ton of delicious—yes, we've already tried them—baked goods from Brody's Bakery, some natural paint, and vegan gnocchi from Caesar's Pasta
Staff Pick: Clementine Art's natural paint

The DL: These colorful paints are natural and non-toxic, which makes them all the more suitable for kids, we say. The line's art products are being sold at Starbucks, along with new vegan Frappuccinos (in certain locations)!

Head over to for your chance to win some great stress-busting products!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

The Date: Wednesday, April 21
The Delivery: A very special magazine, some skinnyskinny body care (lip balm is not vegan), and a pair of women's flip flops from Okabashi
Staff Pick: The May+June 2010 issue of VegNews

The DL: Our VN Publishers, who have been traversing New York City, received the issue a whole two days before us! We are very happy to have it in our hot little hands finally.

Want a copy for yourself? Purchase an advance copy on the VegNews Store!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lifestyle Tips & Treats

The Date: Tuesday, April 20
The Delivery: A book and some yummy-looking treats from Hail Merry
Staff Pick: By Any Greens Necessary by Tracye Lynn McQuirter, MPH

The DL: McQuirter brings the first vegan guide for African-American women, which we think is very cool. Not only does it provide a transitional guide to veganism, but also includes plenty of recipes and full-colored photos. Seems like a great read to us!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Harmless Hair Removal

The Date: Monday, April 19
The Delivery: A vegan hair removal kit and a non-vegan book
Staff Pick: The Shobha sugaring kit

The DL: This all-natural hair-removal kit is not only vegan, but also environmentally friendly—instead of your basic throw-away strips, there are reusable denim strips. That's taking personal care to a higher level, we say!

Can't wait for the May+June 2010 issue of VegNews to hit newsstands? Purchase your advance copy today!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just Juice

The Date: Friday, April 16
The Delivery: It Tastes Raaw juices
Staff Pick: The Cranberry Ginger raw juice

The DL: This award-winning juice looks pretty refreshing. And now that the weather is warming up, who wouldn't want to go for a nice cool beverage ? We sure would!

Speaking of hot topics, don't miss the humane-meat debate of a lifetime: Fourth-generation cattle rancher-turned-vegan Howard Lyman versus Niman Ranch co-founder, Nicolette Niman, in a provocative and and lively conversation you won't want to miss. Tickets will sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fancy Frittatas

The Date: Thursday, April 15
The Delivery: Some goods from Lucini and oral care from Supersmile
Staff Pick: The Cinque e' Cinque Savory Rosemary Tuscan Chickpea Frittata Mix

The DL: The mix has literally two ingredients—chickpea flour and rosemary. Sounds simple and delicious!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pizza Pie

The Date: Wednesday, April 14
The Delivery: Single-serve pizzas and Zola light açaí juice
Staff Pick: The gluten-free Roasted Vegetable pizza from Amy's Kitchen

The DL: Some of the VN staffers like this crust better than the original Roasted Vegetable pizza crust. Light and crisp—exactly how we like it!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nice and Easy

The Date: Tuesday, April 13
The Delivery: A new cookbook and some dried Megafruit
Staff Pick: Easy Vegan by Vatcharin Bhumichitr

The DL: This new book, chock full of vegan recipes, also is packed with a ton of full-color photos, which make the recipes seem highly mouthwatering. We want to get to cooking!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Go-To Guidebook

The Date: Monday, April 12
The Delivery: Four books—not all vegan
Staff Pick: The Vegan Passport guidebook edited by George Rodger of the Vegan Society

The DL: This is the third edition of this guidebook, which includes 73 languages. Just take it with you on your travels to ensure dining ease. Seems like a good idea to us!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Brownie Points

The Date: Friday, April 9
The Delivery: Some brownies, a book, and a Save Your World body-care trial-set
Staff Pick: The new gluten-free brownies from The Inspired Cookie

The DL: This unique line of cookies—previously featured—is now bringing us the Brownie Bliss. To us, sweets are always inspirational, so we're excited about biting into these treats!

If you're in the SF Bay Area this weekend, be sure to come to the San Francisco Green Festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nutrition Bar Bonanza

The Date: Thursday, April 8
The Delivery: Boxes and boxes of energy bars from PureFit and 22 Days Nutrition
Staff Pick: The new Granola Crunch bar from PureFit

The DL: This award-winning line of nutrition bars is completely vegan, and this new flavor is gluten-free, to boot! With 18 grams of protein, we're hoping it keeps us on our toes.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One Honest Beverage

The Date: Wednesday, April 7
The Delivery: Cookies from Kinnikinnick Foods, a book, and some tea
Staff Pick: The new Half Tea & Half Lemonade from Honest Tea

The DL: We were pleased to host Zac Taylor—a local Honest Tea rep—over at Café VegNews today, and he provided us with about a month's worth of tea. We thought it was a good deal, and their new Arnold-Palmer-type drink definitely hit the spot!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Reads & Treats

The Date: Tuesday, April 6
The Delivery: Two books, some Shaman Chocolate, and Naturity bath products
Staff Pick: The Face On Your Plate by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, now out in paperback

The DL: We held a special Speaker Series event for Masson in March of 2009, when this book first came out. Now it's a little more affordable being in paperback, so grab a copy for a friend—or two.

Speaking of affordable, check out our new Savvy Abby blog for great money-saving tips!

Friday, April 2, 2010

So-Yah What!

The Date: Monday, April 5
The Delivery: The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia, a couple of curried entrées, and some face lotion from The Body Deli
Staff Pick: The So-Yah! Red Vindaloo Curry from House Foods

The DL: We at the VNHQ absolutely love our curry, so we're definitely curious about these ready-in-minutes meals. Making curry from scratch is best, we say, but who's not pressed for time nowadays?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

An Apple a Day...

The Date: Thursday, April 1
The Delivery: A box of apples and some new soaps from John Masters Organics
Staff Pick: A unique variety of apple to grace our presence called the Opal

The DL: This kind of apple was discovered in Europe 10 years ago and is a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Topaz apple. We are impressed by its bright yellow color, and look forward to biting into one of them!

Check out Savvy Abby's new post, and keep checking every Tuesday and Thursday!