Veggie Bits

Tired of Making Allergy-Free Baked Goods From Scratch?

Cherrybrook Kitchen creates allergy-free baking mixes so that you can enjoy your favorite desserts without eggs, dairy, nuts, or a complicated recipe! Many of their products are soy- or gluten-free as well. Cherrybrook Kitchen offers cake, cookie, brownie, and breakfast mixes, as well as ready-to-eat cookies.

To learn more about Cherrybrook Kitchen's products, visit their website at www.cherrybrookkitchen. com, call 1-866-I-LOVE-CBK, or write Cherrybrook Kitchen, 20 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803. Reviewed by Rachael Prokop, VRG Intern.

Farmer's Market Makes Using Organic Fall Veggies Easy

Farmer's Market helps you take advantage of the season's bounty without having to wash, peel, chop, and cook the vegetables first. The company offers organic Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, and Sweet Potato Purée, all of which can be enjoyed straight out of the can or added to your favorite cold-weather recipes. Also, there's no way you'll resist reaching for their Pumpkin Pie Mix, made with organic pumpkin, organic evaporated cane juice, and organic spices, when making that next round of scrumptious vegan desserts.

Write to Farmer's Market Foods, Inc., at P.O. Box 817, Corvallis, OR 97339-0817, or call (541) 757-1497. You can also visit the company online at

Bags Inspired by Kangaroos?

Joey Totes aren't just your typical reusable bags that are available at most grocery stores. These convenient sacks collapse into a small pouch sewn into the inside seam of each bag, so you can easily tuck them into your purse or coat pocket and pull them out during holiday shopping trips. Available in both large and small sizes, these durable, machine-washable bags are made of ripstop nylon and feature reinforced handles that allow the user to carry up to 40 pounds per sack.

To learn more, write to Joey Totes at 1783 Forest Drive, Suite 320, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call (866) 777-2335. Visit them online at

Riblets That Stick to Your Ribs

How do you enjoy barbecue when it's too cold to grill? With Morningstar Farms Hickory BBQ Riblets, of course! Although the box shows them with a salad and corn, these new creations would be right at home on a plate with sweet cornbread and Southern-style collards. These riblets, which can be found in the freezer case, offer an authentic chewy texture and a topping of sweet, zesty sauce with the convenience of the oven or microwave. No charcoal needed!

For more information, write to Morningstar Farms at P.O. Box CAMB, Battle Creek, MI 49016, or call the company at (800) 962-0120. You can also visit their website at

Please Pass the Gravy

Edward & Sons has created a line of vegan and glutenfree Organic Mashed Potatoes mixes. Available in 3.5- ounce boxes, these quick and easy side dish possibilities come in three creamy varieties- Home Style, Roasted Garlic, and Chreesy, made with Road's End Organics Cheddar-Style Chreese. Any one of these flavors would be a great complement to your favorite holiday entrée. Contact Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. at P.O. Box 1326, Carpinteria, CA 93014, or at (805) 684-8500. Or visit

A Taste of Childhood

Glenny's, the company that brought Soy Crisps to the vegetarian community, recently revealed their delicious Brown Rice Marshmallow Treats. These vegan snacks are all organic, gluten-free, and 100 calories or less. They come in four yummy flavors-tasty Vanilla, delectable Chocolate, mouth-watering Peanut Caramel, and tangy new Raspberry Jubilee. Plus, the Raspberry variety has 32 milligrams of DHA Omega-3 per bar. Pack these wholesome delights in a child's lunch box, or bring them to work for a mid-day snack.

For more information, write to Glenny's at 371 South Main Street, Freeport, NY 11520, call (888) 864-1243, or visit Reviewed by Erin Smith, VRG Intern.