Trick Out Your Halloween With Vegan Candy Treats

Let’s just be honest with each other: in general, it’s cheaper to buy non-vegan. When I was a kid, one house gave out full size chocolate bars…and we loved them for it, probably even more than the house that gave out free comic books. That was the late 80’s/early 90’s. Still, find the right sale, you can get regular or even King-Size Hershey bars for less than a dollar, but vegan chocolate bars tend to start around $2 even on sale. If you’re having a party or just staying in to watch horror movies and want to splurge, Go Max Go, Endangered Species, … Continue reading Trick Out Your Halloween With Vegan Candy Treats

Philly Cupcake Says No To A Show Of Ingredients

Around this time last year, I was starting up a new job at a bank outside Philadelphia, so I had to head into the city to dot Is and cross Ts. On my walk, I passed by the cheerfully decorated Philly Cupcake and couldn’t resist. I asked my typical ingredients questions about gelatin and dairy sources and was informed that they had a small vegan selection. (Three is actually better than some other places that offer maybe one or none.) However, I was curious if the other cupcakes were suitable for vegetarians such as myself, so I took a cue … Continue reading Philly Cupcake Says No To A Show Of Ingredients

ATTENTION New Yorkers: Two In One Vegan Sunday Funday

As I mentioned yesterday, today is the last day for the Gnosis Chocolate Pop-Up Shop. Another event for Chocolate Weekend NYC is Rescue Chocolate at MooShoes. Oh yeah! MooShoes will be open its regular hours, but get to meet up with Sarah Gross, founder of Rescue Chocolate between 2-4pm. All the proceeds from chocolate sales will go to benefit The New Hampshire SPCA. Don’t miss either. Stop by Gnosis first. Pick up some yummy raw vegan truffles, like the Cookies & Cream, then head down to MooShoes cause you’re going to be in a shoe store…you know that’s going to … Continue reading ATTENTION New Yorkers: Two In One Vegan Sunday Funday

Gnosis Chocolate NYC Pop-Up Shop Ends This Weekend

  Chocolate lovers get off your butts! It’s Chocolate Weekend in NYC! It also happens to be the last weekend of the Gnosis Chocolate Pop-up Shop inside Organique on 23rd between Park and Lexington. Open today still til 4pm and tomorrow, Oct 16th, from 12-4pm, don’t miss your chance to meet Vanessa and Lauren and get 15% off their delicious raw chocolate bars and truffles, including cookies & cream and pumpkin spice! Continue reading Gnosis Chocolate NYC Pop-Up Shop Ends This Weekend

Westerley’s Got Gnosis On Sale

UPDATE: Sale ended by 9/6/2011. Hope you were able to grab some for yourself. For any Gnosis Raw Chocolate lovers, if you live, work, or play in the Upper Manhattan area, Westerley’s on the corner of 54th and 8th has Gnosis Cacao bars currently on sale 20% off. Some of the bars are going out of code in the next couple of weeks, some not until next year. Several varieties available. I grabbed myself the Superberry Lime, Cashew Goji Berry, and Vanilla Hazlenut. These bars are amazing, but by no means cheap…so grab a deal while you can! Continue reading Westerley’s Got Gnosis On Sale

Get Your Fingers Sticky with Cupcake Wars’ Latest Vegan Winner!

For vegans, it was a two for Tuesday special on the season finale, Ice House, episode of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Vegan bakers Doron Petersan of D.C.’s Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats and Kim Garr of L.A.’s C’est La V Bakeshop went head to head against two traditional cupcake makers for the grand prize. Of the four competitors, Petersan’s cupcakes reigned supreme. During my trip to D.C. this past September, I got the chance to get to visit Sticky Fingers, and I can attest to their damn goodness! Formerly Sticky Fingers Bakery, the shop gave itself a makeover last month. To emphasize their … Continue reading Get Your Fingers Sticky with Cupcake Wars’ Latest Vegan Winner!

“Don’t cry milk. I miss them too”

If you haven’t seen the new Oreo commercial, it’s adorable. The little girl drips a drop of her milk down the rim, and the camera pans to a plate of just crumbs, then she tells the glass, “Don’t cry milk. I miss them too.” So cute. But if you’ve gone vegetarian or vegan, and you’re likewise addicted to Oreos, don’t worry. You don’t have to miss Oroes. They’re accidentally vegan! So grab a bag and enjoy them with your favorite non-dairy milk alternative, maybe Soy, Almond, Coconut, Hazlenut…or even Hemp. And be sure to check out Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the … Continue reading “Don’t cry milk. I miss them too”

I’m a chocolate monster. The end. Oh, wait! And Vegan Pizza in Boston.

So, I’m sitting here with a salad of romaine lettuce, avocado, banana peppers, and mango dressing. I know, right? I’m eating and searching the internet before I have to go back to work. What I’m looking for are vegan pizzerias in Boston. Going through some pictures on their FB pages, I see Eli’s Earth Bars by Sjaaks, which totally sound healthy but are realy glorified chocolate bars. Yeah, like I need to find anymore chocolates…but yes, I actually do. Come on, we all need a sweet fix now and then. And these are vegan. So…must, find, Sjaaks! Also, interestingly, I found … Continue reading I’m a chocolate monster. The end. Oh, wait! And Vegan Pizza in Boston.

A little healthy to wash down my not so healthy.

Just ate a big salad before running back to work cause I had nearly a whole 12oz Vegan Peanut Butter and Fudge Bar from my local Whole Foods. The ingredients are peanut butter, vegan margarine, confectioner’s sugar, chocolate, and soymilk. Man I wish they had the calorie counts on their prepared foods so I could know how much I’m eating. (But I’d still eat it anyway!) If your Whole Foods doesn’t make this sweet treat, request that they do. They are really good. And if you don’t have a Whole Foods around, here’s a recipe for the bottom peanut butter part and a recipe … Continue reading A little healthy to wash down my not so healthy.

(S)EXPLORATION: Vegan Aphrodisiacs

Dun dun dun. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. If you’re feeling the pressure of the holiday, running around trying to find the perfect gift or outfit or to make the perfect plans to show someone you love them…STOP! Take a breath. Maybe even check out History.com for more on the day some have come to love…and dread. Maybe even get yourself in the mood with a special little treat. The jury is still out on aphrodisiacs…but give them a try and see for yourself. Judging from Gourmet Sleuth, vegans and vegetarian have a green light…most are fruits and vegetables. Whip something special up…or … Continue reading (S)EXPLORATION: Vegan Aphrodisiacs