Product Guide

Vegan1 Protein Shake: A Review

Vegan1 protein shake vanilla

When N53 contacted VegKitchen to see if we would like to sample and review Vegan1, an all-plant-based protein and nutritional shake, I have to admit that I was less than excited. I had yet to try a nutrition shake that I really like — most have some sort of under-taste, after-taste, or chalky texture than I don’t enjoy. But Vegan1 sounded intriguing, with so many benefits packed into each serving that I thought I’d give it a try. I’m glad I did, and I was pleasantly surprised! more→

Miyoko’s Creamery cultured nut products – a review

Sundried Tomato Garlic from Miyoko's Creamery

Recently I was the very lucky recipient of an array of Miyoko’s Creamery cultured nut products —aka vegan cheeses — from the newly launched Miyoko’s Kitchen. * Miyoko’s Kitchen has generously offered VegKitchen readers $5.00 off all online orders. Use the discount code: VEGKITCHEN. Valid until 12/31/14, aka, through the end of this year. Shown above, Sundried Tomato Garlic. more→

Tofurky Vegetarian Roast Turns Twenty!

Tofurky vegetarian roast review

For many vegans and vegetarians, Thanksgiving is the Mother of All Holidays. It used to mean being relegated to side dishes, but over the last couple of decades, the holiday has blossomed into an occasion for full culinary celebration among the plant-based crowd. Thanksgiving’s original intent was as a feast of gratitude for the abundance or the fall harvest. The bounty of squashes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, apples, pears, cranberries, nuts, greens, and other veggies typical to this holiday’s theme give vegans and vegetarians the ability to enjoy a full-scale feast.  more→

Progressive International Produce Keepers: A review

Progressive international produce keeper

If you frequent farm markets, grow your own produce or belong to a CSA, especially throughout the summer, the produce that comes into your kitchen might overflow from you refrigerator’s produce drawers. But that’s a good thing! Summer as well as most of the fall are the perfect seasons for indulging, or even over-indulging in the season’s generous bounty of produce.  more→

Are You Using Real Cinnamon?

Ceylon cinnamon sticks

Contributed by Cristina West, of An Organic Wife. Is your cinnamon fake? There’s a good chance that yes, it is. Go check the label on your cinnamon right now. If it says Cinnamomum cassia, just cinnamon (with no explanation), or has a country of origin anywhere other than Sri Lanka, your cinnamon is not real. more→

Sunrawise Artisan Nondairy Cheeses — a review and special offer

Sunrawise artisan nondairy cheese

If you’ve gone vegan or are lactose intolerant (which a majority of humans are, logically — we’re not calves, after all!), it’s heartening to observe the growth of nondairy alternatives to milks and cheeses. There are a number of the latter that give you that nice melted quality that makes pizza, mac ‘n cheese, and quesadillas so yummy. If you’re missing the sharper flavor and pleasantly hard, dry texture of artisanal style cheeses, fortunately, those options are expanding, as well.  more→

Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker: A Review

fitbit wireless trainerDon’t wait a moment longer to resolve to get fit — any day is a good one to start working toward 10,000 steps a day (or more!). I’m a huge fan of the Fitbit Zip Wireless activity tracker. * The Fitbit keeps me honest about my daily activity and I almost always try to find a way to achieve my ten to twelve thousand steps a day. It makes a fantastic gift for the walking enthusiast in your life, and a great investment in your own health and fitness. more→

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for the Vegan in Your Life (or for Yourself!)

VegKitchen is mostly about recipes, plant-based health and kitchen tips … and more recipes. But once in a while — especially during the holidays — the spirit of giving is upon us, and for the vegans, cooking enthusiasts, and avid readers in your life, here are a few books and other gifts ideas recommended by VegKitchen. more→

EZ Tofu Press: A Review

EZ Tofu PressRecently, I was sent the EZ Tofu Press * to try out. As I mention in all the reviews here on VegKitchen, I only review products that I personally like and can recommend, and that I feel would make life in your plant-based kitchen easier and more enjoyable! more→

Better Beans: A Review

Refried Pinto Beans recipe

A few weeks ago, I was sent the whole line of Better Bean Company products to sample. Lucky me, since I love beans! Not that beans ever really went away, but they do seem to be making a comeback in a bigger way; as the subtitle of Kathy Hester’s Great Vegan Bean Book* puts it, they’re “the kindest protein in town.” Indeed, they’re a superb source of protein, low in fat, high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and blessedly uncontroversial as foods go.  more→

Vegucated: A film by Marisa Miller Wolfson

Vegucated a film by Marisa Miller WolfsonI recently had that pleasure of attending a screening of Vegucated at a theatre right near my home town that included a Q & A with the filmmaker, Marisa Miller Wolfson. Though I’m absolutely sure that watching the film on DVD at home or streaming it instantly on your computer would be a great, seeing it with an audience and the director herself enhanced the experience. It was fun to see how the audience reacted to it (quite positively) and the kinds of questions that were asked. more→

VegKitchen’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Summer fruits in bowls

The nicest thing you can do for the mom in your life is to make her a tasty and healthy brunch. But if you wish to get her a little something as well, here are a few of our favorite recommendations for books and products that make great gifts. From handcrafted vegan chocolate to cookbooks to kitchen tools, have fun exploring this list of affordable and useful gift ideas.

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