Reviews

The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons

The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons

The blogger behind the Saveur award-winning blog The First Mess shares her eagerly anticipated debut cookbook, featuring more than 125 beautifully prepared seasonal whole-food recipes. Dallas Morning News says, “…This is the first cook from Ontario, Canada-based, award-winning blogger Laura Wright (of thefirstmess.com), whose mindful approach comes through in her […]

Vegan Sex – Dump Your Meds and Jump in Bed

Vegan Sex – Dump Your Meds and Jump in Bed

New book for sale… Vegan Sex: Vegans Do it Better: Dump Your Meds and Jump in Bed “Eating a plant-based diet will improve both your skin and the brightness of your eyes, making you utterly irresistible in the process,” happyhappyvegan.com writes. “   Steamy, salacious […]

Native Forest Organic Young Jackfruit Review

Native Forest Organic Young Jackfruit Review

Recently we were sent a can of Native Forest Organic Young Jackfruit to review. On our shopping expeditions, Jane and I have noticed more Jackfruit on the shelves of the grocery stores we frequent. Once upon a time, we had come across Jackfruit tacos at […]

What the Health — Watch This Video!

What the Health — Watch This Video!

We were asked to do an advanced screening and review of “What the Health,” a documentary film created by the producers of “Cowspiracy.” “What the Health” focuses on the effects of nutrition on health. The movie comes out March 16-20 online. A powerful documentary This is […]

Vegan condoms

Vegan condoms

A dozen employees at Ricky’s, a beauty shop in downtown New York, huddled below a display of lustrous wigs. Around them, hair irons, press-on nails and makeup kits were stacked to the ceiling. But on this morning, the clerks had gathered to learn about an […]

Proper Hand Cooked Crisps (that’s potato chips to Americans…)

Proper Hand Cooked Crisps (that’s potato chips to Americans…)

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a potato chip junkie. If they’re in the house, I eat them. Consequently, we don’t buy them often. So when we were asked to review New Zealand’s Proper Potato Chips, I didn’t even ask Jane, I just […]

Review: Primal Essence Super Tea

Review: Primal Essence Super Tea

We were recently asked to review Primal Essence’s Super Tea products, in particular the Mint, Chai and Ginger varieties. I have to admit, when the product arrived, I was skeptical. The super tea comes in 1.5 ounce pump bottles, and one bottle is good for […]

Review: Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps, Miso-Cup Instant Soup

Review: Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps, Miso-Cup Instant Soup

We were asked to review a couple of Edward & Sons Brown products. Rice Snaps Their rice Snaps, vegetable flavor. They are vegan and gluten-free too. We are not a gluten-free household, and generally find the gluten-free varieties of many products to be inferior in […]

Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking – Review, Recipe + Giveaway! – and other vegan bits

Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking – Review, Recipe + Giveaway! – and other vegan bits

Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking | Review, Recipe + Giveaway! [closed]   Homemade Coconut Milk Bengali Mixed Veggies – Charchari Recipe   Salted Chocolate Avocado Pudding Bowls      

Vegan Shoes – Wills London

Vegan Shoes – Wills London

Vegan shoes…  let’s face it, it’s tough to find high quality shoes that are comfortable, well made, and most importantly for those who are trying to eschew the use of animal products, aren’t made of leather. Living in the Los Angeles area, finding vegan restaurants […]

Vegan Cheese Review: Miyoko’s Kitchen

Vegan Cheese Review: Miyoko’s Kitchen

Over the years Jane and I have worked our way through a variety of vegan cheeses. While we’ve been enthusiastic about many of them initially, over time we’ve come to eschew eating vegan cheese as a whole. Ultimately, vegan cheese just doesn’t work for us […]

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Once upon a non-vegan life, Mac and Cheese was one of our comfort foods. Jane would doctor it with ground turkey, broccoli, and cumin, to make it somewhat more nutritous and more appealing to the adult palette. Since we’ve been vegan, Jane has tried a […]

O Olive Oil

O Olive Oil

Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to […]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been a special day in our house. Once we became vegan, our menu was mostly the same, simply veganized and minus the turkey. Over the years we’ve tried a wide variety of turkey substitutes, but our absolute favorite is the Gardein Holiday […]

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder

A few years ago I developed an intolerance to the caffeine in iced tea. I would become jittery and edgy after lunch. Finally, it occurred to me that I could no longer tolerate the iced tea I always drank. So I switched to green tea […]