Veggie Bits

You'll Truly Love Aunt Trudy's!

Aunt Trudy's makes frozen vegan sandwiches and desserts that offer both the taste of a flaky fillo crust and the ease and convenience of microwave preparation. Their Organic Fillo Pocket Sandwiches come in 11 varieties, such as Eggplant & Roasted Pepper, Mexicali Vegetable, Mushroom & Leek, Spinach & Potato, and 3-Bean Veggie Chili. In addition, their Organic Fillo Desserts line offers four vegan options, including the tempting Maple Walnut Baklava.

For more information, write to Aunt Trudy's at P.O. Box 155, Dumont, NJ 07628-0155, or call the company at (800) OK-FILLO. You can also visit their website.

Looking to Add Exceptional
Flavor to Your Next Meal?

Bittersweet Herb Farm has created an entirely vegetablebased line of gourmet sauces, oils, vinegars, aromatic spice blends, and jams. Among their unique products are finishing sauces, including lemon garlic and wasabi ginger, to drizzle and douse as well as balsamic vinegars in flavor combinations such as raspberry-fig and pearlemon grass. The company also offers beautiful gift options packaged in handmade wooden crates.

These products are available in gourmet foods stores and gift shops and through the company's website. You may also contact Bittersweet Herb Farm at 635 Mohawk Trail, Suite A, Shelburne, MA 01370 or via phone at (800) 456-2011.

Vegetarian Nutrition Congress
in California in March

The School of Public Health at Loma Linda University, a Seventh-day Adventist health sciences institution in Southern California, is hosting the 5th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition from March 4 through March 6, 2008. Designed primarily for clinicians, researchers, educators, and students, this event will share the most recent findings and best practices relating to vegetarian nutrition and diets from around the world through plenary lectures, special symposia, debates, and other events. To learn more or to register, visit their website.

Fabricate a Few Fun Fashions
From These Fantastic Fibers

Attention all knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other crafty types! Midnightsky Fibers offers a wide selection of fibers and yarns dyed using vegan and environmentally- friendly compounds, and these can be used to replace their traditional counterparts in nearly any craft project. Many of their yarns are made from soysilk that looks and wears like conventional silk, making them perfect choices for projects to be completed during the upcoming spring and summer months. Plus, all of these products are available for retail purchase and for national and international wholesale accounts. To learn more, visit their website.

Pass the Bread, Please!

Bellamessa makes seven varieties of bruschetta that are absolutely delicious. Sure, they make traditional flavors, such as Original Tomato and Sun-Dried Tomato, that you often see topping Italian breads. However, they also offer much more original varieties, such as Mixed Olive, Three Pepper, Wild Mushroom, and their divine Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke.

Bellamessa Bruschettas are available at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and other stores carrying natural products. For more information, contact Opal Export, Ltd., at 1535 Farmers Lane, Suite 343, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. You may also call the company at (707) 545- 2212 or visit their website.

Plenty of Veggies in the Sea

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables has created two products that will help you add more edible marine vegetables to your diet. Their Sea Seasonings line includes Triple Blend Flakes, with a colorful, confetti-like mixture of organic red dulse, black laver (wild nori), and green sea lettuce flakes that tastes like the ocean itself. Also, their Maine Sea Salt with Sea Veg combines sea salt, kelp, and dulse to lightly flavor many a dish. Both are available in 1-ounce canisters and in bulk for food service.

Write to Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Inc., at 3 George's Pond Road, Franklin, ME 04634, or call (207) 565-2011. Their website is <>.

Earth Balance Infuses Fresh
Flavor into a Classic Product

Earth Balance has come up with a new twist for their enduring vegan margarine. Their Natural Buttery Spread is now available with a mellow hint of expellerpressed extra-virgin olive oil, in addition to the classic variety. This new option will bring Mediterranean savor to otherwise bland breads, pastas, and more!

Contact Earth Balance's parent company, GFA Brands, Inc. You can write to their Customer Service Department at P.O. Box 397, Cresskill, NJ 07626 or give them a call at (201) 568-9300. Visit the company online to learn more.

Practically Perfect Pakoras

Even people who normally find Indian food intimidating will enjoy Tandoor Chef's new Pakoras. These crispy appetizers—made by battering spinach and onions with gram flour and then deep-frying them—will ease even the most culinarily timid into this seemingly exotic cuisine. These two-bite treats are so good that you'll never believe they came from the freezer case.

Tandoor Chef's website is <>. You can write to the brand's parent company, Deep Foods, Inc., at 1090 Springfield Road, Union, NJ 07083 or via phone at (908) 810-7502.