Vegan Trade Council

VTC Logo copyVegan Action/The Vegan Awareness Foundation is proud to announce our partnership with the Vegan Trade Council in promoting vegan products.
In support of a company’s membership with the Vegan Trade Council, we are offering an exclusive, reduced rate for use of our third-party, trademarked Certified Vegan Logo. Please email certification@vegan.org for more information.


Rockin’ Wellness is Rockin’ (Pun Intended)

Did you know that all of Rockin’ Wellness’ products are Certified Vegan?

We love the versatility and ease of these superfood blends, especially since we can’t always afford raw cacao, goji berries, or any of the other single ingredients individually. While the powders are great tasting on their own, they also help mask the powdery taste of unflavored protein powders, all while packing an additional punch full of probiotics, omegas, and phytonutrients! While we can’t attest to this claim, supposedly these blends are good for people suffering from certain chronic illnesses. Smoothies and protein shakes just got a lot yummier and more nutritionally dense – pow!

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The super concentrated 4 on the Floor Energy Blend is also a good powder to sneak into your morning tea to help you wake up and face the day, which we certainly need some Mondays…and Tuesdays…and Wednesdays.

Check the Rockin’ Wellness website for more ideas on how to use your blends in other veg recipes. We are loving the sound of the beet-y Rockin’ Red Velvet smoothie…maybe with a dollop of homemade coconut whip or some of So Delicious Dairy Free‘s CocoWhip?

Thanks for letting us try your products, Rockin’ Wellness! They’re rockin’!


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Quite Possibly the most Eye Opening Six Minutes Ever on Film

“On this ancient and miraculous world, where such beautiful natural and living things have evolved, something has gone wrong when life itself is used as a manufacturing process. I read that in 50 years, we must adopt a largely vegetarian diet or die, and forgive me if I take that as good news. Something is out of balance, and “Samsara” regards the sides of the equation.”

– ROGER EBERT

Footage from the film “Samsara


The Richmond Vegetarian Festival 2015

The Richmond Vegetarian Festival is a fun and free annual festival in Richmond, Virginia. It has been held every year since 2003 and is 100% organized by volunteers.

Rain Date: Sunday, June 28th – Noon to 6:00 pm

Well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated, healthy dogs are welcome. Bring bags to clean-up after dogs and plenty of water.

 


Book Review: “How To Be Vegan”

Vegan Action Book Review: “How To Be Vegan” Edition!

Written by VegNews Magazine‘s former editorial director Elizabeth Castoria, the 2014 “How To Be Vegan” guide is one of the most handy resources we’ve seen this year. Castoria provides plenty of information—gearing towards both people interested in veganism and current vegans (a win-win for everyone!)—in a resource full of wit and charm, including (but not limited to): a basic introduction and obvious how-to on becoming a vegan (and why you should!), tips on transitioning, answers to common questions, dietary information and recommendations, meal guides, how to remain cruelty-free while traveling the country and the world, a manner guide (personal favorite section, it’s light-hearted and hilarious, but still super helpful), and even a small section devoted to recipes. The book is also rift with other more extensive resources, such as recommendations for other books regarding veganism, links to websites, and lists that include tasty vegan eateries around the country, animal sanctuaries, and all-vegan vacation getaways (looking at you, bed & breakfast establishments). All-in-all, the guide is handy and adorable, and surprisingly helpful for something so small. The fact that it was published recently is also nice, given that it’s more up-to-date than other “how to” vegan resources that our team has read.

PROS/HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cute cover, layout, and informational graphics
  • Small size that’s perfect for trips to the supermarket or for traveling
  • Pleasant, funny, and informative tone
  • Helpful for non-vegans and vegans alike
  • Helpful resource guides to finding vegan cosmetics, clothing, cleaners, and accidentally vegan junk food, etc
  • Easy-to-read and easy-to-understand information

CONS:

Some of the recipes may look a little extensive (as far as unusual ingredients or cooking process goes) to those who are interested in veganism but aren’t ready to take the plunge, which could give the impression that meals require more culinary skill than “regular” omnivore dishes (hint: they don’t, promise!)

The guide is available on Amazon and many major book retail stores for $14.95, but don’t forget to check if your local bookshop carries it or could order it for you first (a good Richmond example being Chop Suey Books)!