Sometimes you just want a quick and easy vegan breakfast that’s not cereal or toast. Here’s a fairly new frozen product from the people who brought us veggie boob—Richmond-based Garden Protein International—that fits the bill.
Gluten-free bars, cookies, and muffins from Glutenull. (Stephen Hui)
If gluten-free products catch your eye, you may have noticed Glutenull baked goods in stores around Vancouver. Made in Coquitlam, Glutenull products are not only certified gluten-free; they’re vegan, non-GMO, and free of refined sugar.
Recently, Glutenull owner Otari Kobalia sent us samples of several of his bakery’s products. We tried the Agave Quartet muffins, amaranth zest bread, buckwheat granola bars, Choco Moko cookies, Coko Moko cookies, fruit and nut breakfast bars, muffin tops, quinoa bread, and quinoa granola. Continue reading →
Most of the products in Vegan Cuts snack boxes are gluten-free. (Stephen Hui)
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a package of vegan goodies arrived in your mailbox every month? Well, the online store Vegan Cuts has such a service.
Each Vegan Cuts snack box comes with seven to 10 items, which are mostly gluten-free and don’t contain palm oil. A subscription costs $19.95 US per month. Shipping is free in the United States, but there’s an extra charge of $8 US for Canadian orders and $15 US for deliveries to the rest of the world. Continue reading →
Last weekend, I made French toast for breakfast. No eggs or bananas were involved. I used the Vegg.
Recently, I received a sample of the Vegg from its creator, Rocky Shepheard of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The plant-based egg-yolk replacer can be used to make vegan versions of everything from fried eggs and hard-boiled eggs to carbonara and egg nog. Containing fortified nutritional yeast, sodium alginate, black salt, and beta carotene, the powder is gluten-free, soy-free, and GMO-free. Continue reading →
In the 1942 animated film Bambi, the titular character’s mother is shot and killed by a deer hunter. Who knew that, 70 years later, the Disney movie would inspire a cruelty-free clothing line?
Based in Vancouver, Bambii Clothing was founded in 2012 by designer Caitlyn Kellar. Also known as Kaykay Bads, Kellar has blended her passions—business, fashion, and animal rights—in this line of vegan streetwear with attitude. Continue reading →
Now in its third year, Veg Fest Vancouver continues to grow. (Stephen Hui)
Dozens of businesses and organizations are set to participate in the third edition of Vancouver’s outdoor vegan festival. On July 27, Veg Fest Vancouver 2013 will take over three blocks of Granville Street (between Dunsmuir Street and Smithe Street) in the downtown core.
Erica Van Driel and Sami Rix, the bakers-turned-confectioners at Vancouver’s In the Oven, sent us samples of their lime and smoked salt caramels. In March, they launched their line of caramels in five flavours. Continue reading →