it came overflowing with all kinds of healthy goodies that taste delicious and cover some of the important bases: high in antioxidants, high in fiber, and low in sugar. a variety of bars, chips, pretzels, water, hand sanitizer, and even STICKERS! yes, i would like to receive one of these every month.
i think this box would make a cool gift…especially from an omnivore parent to a vegan college student. you know, it’s such a cute and healthy little care package—what’s not to love?!
the thing is, the last chance to order a vegan box from lollihop this year is 11/1 (that’s tomorrow!), so don’t slack if you want in on this.
for more info, hit up lollihop.Tags: lollihop
it was a sad day as we learned one of our favorite vegan products is no more: the vegan mozzarella teese sticks by chicago soydairy have officially been discontinued. their run was short lived, but i speak from personal experience when i say these things were AMAZING. they were my favorite discovery at expo west earlier this year, and i was lucky enough to enjoy a whole bag of them at home. if you live in LA, you may have tried them at tony’s darts away, or grabbed them at viva la vegan in rancho cucamonga. wherever you obtained them from, if you ate these things, consider yourself lucky.
fried up and crispy with melty stretchy vegan cheese inside, these were some of the best snack foods i’ve ever eaten. they were too good for this world!
on the happy news front, it appears chicago soydairy is expanding their business like never before…and now teese is even available at whole foods on the west coast. if you haven’t tried teese yet, track it down. it’s definitely one of (if not the) best vegan cheeses available in america.
let this serve as a reminder to you all: buy vegan products like they’re going out of style, stock pile them, and freeze them for the apocalypse…or the sad day they get discontinued.Tags: chicago soydairy, teese
October 17th, 2011products
happy monday, everyone! in honor of the start of the work week, i’m bringing you a post about my favorite quick in the office lunch: dr. mcdougall noodles.
i work in a part of town without a ton of vegan options, and during the week when i’m busy, i’m super thankful for the good doctor’s food line. mcdougall has been making low fat vegan soup cups for years, but recently he came out with a new line called “asian entrees,” which includes several noodle dishes such as pad thai, roasted peanut, spicy kung pao and teriyaki. they all taste delicious, they’re easy to prepare, and each cup is only around 200 calories! win/win/win.
pictured at the top of the post is the pad thai, along with some added vegetables and loads of sriracha. so good! when i’m at work, i usually eat the noodles on their own straight out the cup, and they’re just as tasty. you can find these noodle cups at places like ralphs or whole foods, and they go for a few bucks per serving.
and if you like dr. mcdougall on facebook, you can enter to win a month’s supply of noodles and an ipad! yes!
have you ordered your vegansaurus shirt yet? if not, GET ON IT. you only have until friday.
if you aren’t already aware, vegansaurus is an awesome blog based out of san francisco that posts about all things vegan including restaurants across the country (and world!), recipes, news, cool links, and cute pictures. they’ve got it all. not only that, but their logo is a badass pink dinosaur. who wouldn’t wanna sport that!
until friday only, vegansaurus is selling some super limited edition cute and affordable shirts, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. i already ordered mine—buy one too, so we can match! xoTags: shirts
have you guys tried snikiddy baked fries yet?! i got my first taste of them at natural products expo west, but now they’re available at whole foods…and they’re quite addictive.
be warned: not all the snikiddy flavors are vegan-friendly, so be sure to read the bag before buying. i can personally recommend both the bbq and the sea salt varieties. snikiddy fries scratch the same itch as a bag of potato chips, but they’ve got less calories and half the fat.Tags: products, snacks
i am used to driving across town for this stuff or ordering it in bulk online, so imagine how happy i was to see it at my the weho whole foods for just $4.99 per jar.Tags: food for lovers, queso, vegan cheese, whole foods
August 6th, 2011products
i have a new favorite meat replacement, and it’s called schmicken! not only is it super fun to say out loud, but schmicken is delicious and healthy as well.
homemade in small batches by vegan mario’s in santa barbara, schmicken is a breaded wheat meat cutlet made from sprouted red lentils, yellow peas, wheat gluten, almonds and spices. you can buy schmicken online in packs of 3 and have it shipped to you anywhere in the united states.
it freezes well and comes with lots of great serving suggestions…Tags: etsy, schmicken
sad news, folks! ralphs grocery stores in los angeles are currently in the process of clearing their shelves of many of our favorite vegan products…for good!Tags: ralph's
here in los angeles, we have no shortage of impressive vegan cookies—and i’m on a mission to try them all! my latest discovery is michy’s, an entirely vegan mail order bakery based in west LA with an arsenal of cookie flavors that is guaranteed to blow your mind. the tag line of michy’s cookies is “gourmet. vegan. delicious.”—and i’m happy to report that the description is very apt.Tags: cookies
June 30th, 2011products
i am absolutely in love with goody good stuff! the vegetarian UK based company makes the best gelatin-free gummy candies i’ve ever tried. i haven’t had chewy sweets this authentic tasting in so long, i forgot how much i used to love them.
although goody good stuff uses beeswax in some of their products, they have some entirely vegan varieties which include cola breeze, summer peaches, and sour fruit salad. i’ve tried all three, and it’s impossible to choose a favorite.
Tags: candy, goody good stuff
i know i’m like a decade late to this craze, but lately i have been totally obsessed with nutritional yeast based cheese sauces. they’re healthier than processed vegan cheese, and pack a ton of flavor without any kind of weird texture or chemical aftertaste. where has this stuff been all my life? i can’t get ’nuff of the nooch!
my most recent nut-yeast addiction comes in the form of mozzarella chreese by road’s end organics…Tags: pizza
if you live in los angeles, breaded vegan teese mozzarella sticks by chicago soydairy are now within driving distance! viva la vegan in rancho cucmonga announced on facebook that they’re now carrying the amazing sticks, so get on over there.
April 28th, 2011products
there’s a new seitan in town, and we are completely smitten. upton’s naturals is a healthy vegan wheat meat that comes to us all the way from chicago in four amazing flavors. i honestly can’t get enough of it…and it’s so healthy that i can eat as much as i want. score!
i met up with the upton’s folks when they were in town a few weeks ago at vegan drinks, and they gave me some samples of their seitan to try. in addition to the stuff that’s already available in stores, they let me sample their food service products, which were absolutely unbelievable.
the first thing we did was make sandwiches using the food service pastrami-style and gyro deli meats…Tags: seitan, upton's naturals
now here’s a vegan magazine i can get behind! T.O.F.U. is a small diy operation, and all of their issues are available as pay-what-you-can digital downloads. they’ve released a teaser of their upcoming 5th issue which you can download here, and it’s chock full of tempting recipes, activism and diy tips, reviews, and personal spotlights. oh, and all the pictures are gorgeous and totally vegan!
here’s a brief bit of history on the magazine from ryan, the dude who started it…