Veggie Bits

Let's Fire Up the Grill!

Summer means cookouts, and cookouts mean barbecue sauce! One new option on supermarket shelves is Richard's Vegan Barbecue Sauce. Made without wheat, high-fructose corn syrup, or preservatives, this condiment will bring a Cajun kick to your favorite summer vegetables, tofu, and meat substitutes. So, the next time you pick up veggie dogs, make sure to grab a bottle of Richard's as well!

If you want to learn more, contact Vermont Made Richard's Sauces at 471 Bushy Road, St. Albans, VT 05478, or call (802) 524-3196. The company's website is

Travel to Asia, And Don't Worry Once About Where You'll Eat

Green Tara Tours is a Mongolian-owned company that offers several travel options for the earth-conscious, complete with vegetarian and vegan meals. There are 12 different pre-packaged Adventure Tours, Medicine Tours for those interested in Eastern remedies such as acupuncture, and Spiritual Tours focusing on Buddhist monasteries and meditation retreats. The company can also accommodate travelers for Short Tours, which are four days or fewer, and can customize trips for groups.

For more information about traveling with Green Tara Tours, visit You can also send an e-mail to or call (976) 9925-1131. Some staffers speak English, Russian, and Mongolian. Written by Ashley Boss, VRG Intern.

Bored With Apples or Oranges?

Then, Edward & Sons may have just what you're looking for! The company's Native Forest brand has canned varieties of exotic organic produce that can liven up even the most basic fruit salads. Now, you can reach for tree-ripened mangosteens, rambutans, and sliced Asian pears without ever setting foot in an orchard. All three make delightfully unexpected additions to smoothies, desserts, and other fruit-based treats.

Write to Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc., at P.O. Box 1326, Carpinteria, CA 93014, or call (805) 684-8500. You can also visit the company's website at