Vegan Cuts snack box delivers the goodies

Vegan Cuts snack box

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

Veg Coast turns one year old

Harvest Community Foods

#28 udon at Harvest Community Foods. (Stephen Hui)

Three hundred and sixty-five days ago, Veg Coast launched with a mission: to report on the tastiest vegan food and events in Vancouver.

Let’s mark this anniversary with a quick look back at the 10 most popular posts of our first year.

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The Vegg: Cracking open the vegan egg yolk

Vegg French toast

Vegg French toast. (Stephen Hui)

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

Becoming Vegan: Express Edition debunks paleo diet

Becoming Vegan: Express Edition

Forget the paleo diet—go vegan.

For years, many people looking for a solid resource on vegan nutrition have turned to Becoming Vegan, the 2000 book by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina. Well, those seeking the latest information will be glad to hear that the pair of B.C.-based registered dieticians—Davis lives in Kelowna and Melina resides in Langley—has updated that work.

In August, Book Publishing Company released Becoming Vegan: Express Edition. Subtitled “The Everyday Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition”, the 284-page book spans 14 chapters, which cover such topics as protein, vitamins, weight, pregnancy, seniors, and fitness. The final chapter is a vegan food guide. Continue reading

Bambii vegan clothing pushes cruelty-free fashion in Vancouver

Bambii Clothing

Vancouver’s Caitlyn Kellar designs “cruelty-free swagger”. (Courtesy Bambii Clothing)

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 VancouverBambii 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

Krokodile Pear puts organic juice and vegan food on tap in Kitsilano

Cypress

The Cypress contains cucumber, carrot, beet, and other juices. (Stephen Hui)

Is it just me, or are there a lot of juice bars in Vancouver? Karmavore even has a pop-up in New West’s River Market, there’s the Juice Truck in Gastown, and so on.

Krokodile Pear (1867 West 1st Avenue) is the newest such establishment in Kitsilano. Opened on August 9, it serves cold-pressed, organic juices and smoothies. Of course, what’s most interesting to us about Krokodile Pear is that all of the food and beverages it sells are vegan. Continue reading