Veggie Bits

Dinners in a Hurry

Helen's Kitchen makes entrées, meat alternatives, and burritos that allow hungry vegans to make dinner fast! The curry entrées are ideal for those looking for a readymade meal with some exotic flavor, and the Thai Red, with butternut squash and peas, is the most satisfying variety. Helen's Kitchen also makes a GardenSteak and a Chik'n GardenSteak. These tasty burgers take only a few minutes to cook, and then, they are ready to be covered with your favorite sandwich toppings. In addition, Helen's Kitchen single-serving burritos—especially their Vegetarian Ground Beef Burrito with Veggies— are delicious and are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

Write to Helen's Kitchen at The Food Collective, 1882 McGaw Avenue, Suite A, Irvine, CA 92614, or call (866) EAT TOFU (328-8638). For product listings and store locations, visit Written by Lindsey Siferd, VRG Intern.

Soothing From Head to Toe

Emily Skin Soothers has added an organic liquid soap to its line of cruelty-free soaps and skin care products. Emily Liquid Soap Soother has a mild yet refreshing scent, perfect for your whole body. Like all of the Emily products, this soap has no added dyes or fragrances, so it is ideal for those who have dry skin conditions. Also, it's made from only five natural ingredients, including organic oils, herbs, and organic aloe vera. The earth will thank you ... and so will your skin!

For more information, write to Emily Skin Soothers, Inc., at 77 Turnpike Road, Ipswich, MA 01938, or call (978) 412- 8272. Visit the company website at Written by Jessica Friend, VRG Intern.

A Better Way to Shop Online

Get your holiday shopping done and make donations to your favorite nonprofit, all at the same time! allows members to shop more than 900 online stores— including Amazon, Best Buy, L.L.Bean, Macy's, Sears, and Toys ‘R' Us—as they normally would. However, a portion of each purchase goes to an organization that the member chooses. The Vegetarian Resource Group is now on the list of causes, so use this free service to start shopping and donating today!

Calling All Nacho Lovers!

Are you going to a play-off game or catching a new flick on the big screen? Well, Nacheez is a delightful vegan alternative to the nacho cheese you'd find coating chips at stadiums and movie theaters. This gluten- and soy- free sauce is made primarily from cashews but maintains the creamy, goopy quality that you'd expect from its dairy counterparts. The Mild variety will appeal to a wide audience, while the Spicy flavor—with green chiles and jalapeño peppers—provides a bit more kick.

Write to Nacheez's parent company, Love & Joy Foods, at P.O. Box 19056, Sacramento, CA 95819- 0056, or contact them via e-mail at The company's website is

Biscoff Cookies Can Make Your Holidays Even Sweeter

You may recognize Biscoff Cookies as those crispy, caramel-flavored, Belgian wafers from international flights. Well, those vegan airline biscuits are making their way to North American markets. Biscoff Cookies are available in individual two-packs, large value packs, and food service quantities, and holiday options range from the size of stocking stuffers to impressive corporate gifts. So, the next time you're relaxing with a hot cup of coffee or a cold glass of soymilk, reach for some Biscoff Cookies to make the experience complete.

To learn more about Biscoff Cookies, write to its parent company, Lotus Bakeries North America, Attn: Customer Service, P.O. Box 330535, San Francisco, CA 94133. You can also call (800) 422-2924 or visit the website at

Help VRG With Every Purchase!

The VRG is introducing a new Visa ® Platinum Rewards Card! This credit card comes in four attractive, vegan- friendly designs and helps the user earn points for free airline tickets and merchandise. In addition, the bank sponsoring this credit card will make ongoing contributions to The VRG that help support the organization's outreach, scholarships, and more! Visit to learn more about this opportunity and to apply