Ecco Bella Review & Interview with Sally Malanga

The health and beauty market is booming with eco- and vegan-friendly make-up, personal care and beauty products. We’re so fortunate, and so are the animals and our planet, to have an ever growing demand for cruelty-free products and to have companies willing to push themselves to fill this demand. Let’s face it, the world we live in is very animal ingredient-centric,... Read More

Almond Milk Cookbook Review & Give-away

We’re at the golden age of plant-based milks. Most supermarkets in the US now carry at least one type of plant milk. Be it coconut, almond, soy or rice, for the basic types, or cashew, flax, oat, hemp, sunflower, or quinoa for the not so common varieties. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some, but you get the point. “Ditch the dairy without giving up milk”. I’ll... Read More

Pur Vegan Mints & Gum – $10 off

Before I became vegan I always had some sort of mint or gum in my handbag and you’d, inevitably, see me popping one in my mouth at some point during the day. As a vegetarian I didn’t read the labels/ingredients on candy. I just presumed they were vegetarian, but the truth is a lot of them aren’t. Candy and gum can contain gelatin (made form animal carcasses and... Read More

Raw by Rae Dessert Treats Give-away

In the search of a dessert that has balance between tastiness and good health? Trying to soothe the relentless sweet tooth, while remaining gluten, dairy, soy, egg, refined sugar and preservative free? Well Raw by Rae’s Dessert Treats may be what you’re looking for. They combine a base of nuts, seeds and dates with a special blend of ingredients to produce delicious,... Read More

Raaka Virgin Chocolate Review

While we were at the Winter Village in NYC (read our review here), we stopped at Raaka Chocolate to try some of their samples. Lydia knew about the company and immediately recognized them when she saw their stand. They’re an artesanal shop, 100% vegan, with a dedicated facility so there’s no cross-contamination. Aren’t we glad we did. Their stuff is amazing. They... Read More

TofuXpress & ChefXpress – Review

Anyone who eats tofu regularly knows the routine all too well: sandwich the block of tofu between two cutting boards or plates and pile up a ton of heavy stuff on top of it to press out the water. That process is messy, precarious and antiquated. We now live in an era when the interwebs supplies us with several tofu press options to make the pressing process more convenient—and... Read More

Vegan-Ease Review, Recipe & Give-away

The Jazzy Vegetarian, Laura Theodore, is at it again with her new cookbook Vegan-Ease*, An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet. Note the emphasis on “Easy”. In this new book Laura focuses on delivering scrumptious, vegan recipes that are quick and easy to make. The book is a nice, glossy hard cover with 4-color photos of most of the recipes. I know most people... Read More

Yuve Nutritional Shake Review

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Green Pea Cookie Review

  Green peas are all the rage nowadays, from protein powder for your post-workout shake to vegan chicken strips and cookies. Cookies? Yes, cookies. The lovely folks at Green Pea Cookie got their inspiration from a trip to Singapore (see story below). These delectable green goodies are a popular snack there, so they decided to bring them to the US. Lucky for us! The green,... Read More

Book Review: The Good Karma Diet by Victoria Moran

The first time I saw Victoria Moran was at Vegetarian Summerfest in Johnstown, PA back in 2011. My family and I were there for the 3 day program and I saw Victoria every day; whether she was the master of ceremonies on the main stage or leading her own class, I could tell this woman had an abundance of energy. In the years since, Victoria has been incredibly busy—most notably... Read More

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