The VVP is seeking sponsors to help keep the plant-based goodness going! Please contact me if you are interested in having your vegan or vegan-friendly business (a logo, a link to your site and a brief description of your organization) listed here.
A big thanks to our sponsors:
NuNaturals, an Oregon Company, has been serving customers for 25 years with quality, ALL-NATURAL products. Their flagship brand is NuStevia. NuStevia comes in convenient packets, powders, and in an assortment of delicious flavored-stevia liquids. These products have the reputation of representing the best-tasting stevia products available with no bitterness.
Vegan Cuts is an online marketplace that brings together healthy snacks, cruelty-free fashions, and natural body care that anyone would love—even if they’re not vegan. They offer weekly flash sales with discounts up to 60% off retail, busting the myth that it’s expensive to be a vegan.
HERBIVORE CLOTHING COMPANY:
Herbivore has been putting the FU in tofu since 2002. For ten years we’ve been designing shirts, hoodies, and more for people who like to wear their compassionate beliefs with style. Everything we sell is cruelty-free for the discriminating plant eater. The Herbivore Store sells clothing, bags, wallets, belts, books and much, much more online and in the world’s only All-Vegan Mini Mall in Portland, Oregon.
Animal Place saves farmed animals from slaughter and abuse, and promotes a vegan lifestyle. Founded in 1989, Animal Place operates a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA and a 60-acre farmed animal adoption center in Vacaville, CA. Nearly 300 cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, and rabbits call Animal Place home. And, since 2010, more than 8,000 farmed animals have found permanent homes through Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch adoption program. As a non-profit, the sanctuary’s work is funded solely through the generosity of private donors.
Todd’s Seeds specializes in good, old-fashioned, organic, Heirloom, non-GMO, open-pollinated vegetable, flower and sprouting seeds. All of our seeds are inspected and packaged the old-fashioned way, by hand. We are based in Michigan and have relationships all over the country with farmers and coops to bring you nothing but the best for your personal garden, seed or microgreen business. We are pleased to provide seed to some of the finest microgreen growers in the country, provided fresh vegetables, sprouts and microgreens to the best restaurants out there.
forAnima.com is a vegan community marketplace. We offer a wide selection of fashion, body care and gourmet food items, as well as lots of fun interactive features such as “create your own collection” and “be the buyer”. Check us out at www.forAnima.com.
Connect with forAnima:
Chef AJ has followed a plant-based diet for over thirty-three years. She loves teaching people to prepare indulgent food without processed or refined ingredients like sugar, salt and oil. Her recipes also happen to be easy to prepare and delicious. Chef AJ is a culinary instructor and author in Los Angeles. Check out her website, Chef AJ’s Healthy Kitchen, and her cookbook, Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. You can read my review of Unprocessed here.
Compassion Couture is a one-stop online boutique for high quality, fashion-forward handbags, shoes and accessories that are both vegan and eco-friendly. The site exclusively offers products by companies that place a strong emphasis on producing their goods in a sustainable and ethical way. From sexy pumps to casual boots to chic bags, this is the one place a girl can splurge guilt-free!
JL GOES VEGAN:
JL Fields is a vegan lifestyle coach and educator – certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy – at Go Vegan with JL! A devoted culinary student, she has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. JL speaks on plant-based food and vegan activism, fitness and body image, making big changes post-40, blogging, and nonprofit management; clients include The Seed: A Vegan Experience and the Business Institute at Long Island University-CW Post. She has been interviewed for radio shows and podcasts including Main Street Vegan on Unity.FM, Our Hen House, and Erin Red Radio. JL shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on the popular blog JL goes Vegan, in her weekly online column “I Eat Plants” for the Life Style section of The Journal News (Westchester, NY), and on Elephant Journal. She is the editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny.
give-itz is a hand made glass pendant created in Canada to help the planet and people too! $5 from the sale of every give-itz goes to the charitable cause of your choice. Each pendant arrives with a free silver plated ball chain, gift box and customized greeting card.
Kathy Hester lives in Durham, NC with her 2 cats who would rather not live together, a cute dog with a belly rub addiction, her very own picky eater, a kitchen garden, and more slow cookers than one person should own. She writes a vegan slow cooker blog, Healthy Slow Cooking and writes a vegan column for Key Ingredient on their blog every Wednesday. When she’s not blogging or developing new recipes she teaches classes and writes articles about eating healthier, menu planning and cooking for picky eaters.
Vegan Slow Cooking for Two (or Just for You):
If you have a small family or are looking for better-portioned vegan meals (that don’t force you to eat chili for a week straight!), Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You is the perfect resource for you. Featuring recipes geared specifically for use with a 1.5- to 2-quart slow cooker, you’ll find endless meal ideas that you can make with minimal effort and maximum taste. Just prep a few items the night before or morning of, and come home to a hot meal—or side, or dessert—the moment you walk in the door!
The Great Vegan Bean Book:
The Great Vegan Bean Book has a variety of recipes for every time of the day plus desserts. There are tons of heirloom beans to experiment with, but don’t worry – there are cheap bean alternatives for each recipe too. Just wait until you taste the Black Bean Double Chocolate Devil’s Food Cookies – they are a tester favorite. There is even a recipe for vegan breakfast sausage and a vegan chorizo that are gluten and soy free and contain no nuts!
The Vegan Slow Cooker:
Hester has written a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand guide to vegan slow cooking. The first chapter is a brief introduction to the slow cooker, with an ingredient substitution list. In the next 12 chapters, readers learn how to make soups, stews, curries, casseroles, breads, party dips, and desserts, among other items. Hester draws her inspiration primarily from American (Chick’n Mushroom Casserole; Corn-Tastic Tex-Mex Loaf), Indian (Baigan Bharta; Easy Veggie Chickpea Biryani), and Asian (Ma Po Tofu; Thai Red Curry Tofu and Vegetables) cuisine, but many other culinary traditions are represented. Soy- and gluten-free dishes are clearly labeled.
VERDICT: This is a great slow-cooker cookbook with scrumptious dishes featuring ingredients that are easy to find in any major grocery store.” – Library Journal XPress
Vegan Perks brings you all the vegan giveaways and deals from around the web. Everything listed is vegan/plant-based/cruelty-free. Enter giveaways, find great deals and save some money! There are so many perks to being vegan and Vegan Perks can help you find more! Visit the website where compassion pays off!