Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Wedding Day to Kate and William.

Posted by Veganessa
Whether you're a Royalist or not, there's no escaping the furore of the Royal Wedding. All across the UK people are celebrating the marriage of Prince William and Kate. And as we wave our British flag to toast the happy couple, here are some Red, White and Blue items from some Vegan Etsy shops. Cheers!







Sunday, April 24, 2011

Neva's Homemade Happiness - Philly Cheeze Steak!

Yet another mouth-watering vegan meal from the hands of Vegan Etsy Team members - check out this gigantor cheeze steak made by longtime member Neva! Dunno about you, but I want one for dinner. Noms. Thanks Neva!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pennie's Simple Delights

Pennie of Vegan Aesthetics was kind enough to share her flickr set of vegan meals with us. Check out this gourmet platter of grilled stuffed zucchini! I vote YES.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Julia's Cookies!

Check out these beautiful chocolate chip cookies sent to us from Julia of JF Illustrations. You just can't go wrong with a classic chocolate chip!

You can see her full album of delish vegan food pics here. Enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pansy Maiden announces Darling Utility!

I'm sure by now you've all taken notice of Pansy Maiden, designer of gorgeous couture vegan handbags and proud VET member. Owner and creator Laura Collins is making a guest appearance on the blog today to announce the debut of a brand new spring line...

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I am so excited to announce that my new collection, Darling Utility, is debuting tomorrow!

This collection was in part inspired by the movie Coco Avant Chanel. I first saw this movie last year at a rather definitive moment in my professional life. I was on a flight from Boston to San Francisco where my bags would be hanging from the arms of models sashing down the runway of San Francisco's first ever Vegan Fashion Show. At that time, it was as if I had all these puzzle pieces of a new collection floating around in my head and, after watching this movie, all the pieces came together to form a cohesive picture. At the risk of sounding trite, it was sort of magical.

Darling Utility contains six bags all made with socially responsible, eco-friendly, vegan materials. I have a vegan suede fabric made with fibers from recycled plastic bottles, vegan leather that is PVC-free, and of course my organic twill stand-by. In addition, I will now be offering an eco-friendly vegan waterproofing/stainproofing treatment for those concerned about rain and stains.

I will be offering separate special promotions for both my Facebook Friends and for my Newsletter Subscribers, so be sure to sign up at one or both of those places. If you are considering signing up for the Newsletter, do it today - it goes out tomorrow and will contain a hidden link to a sample sale! Yay!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pop-pop-poppers: thanks to Rhea and The "V" Word!

Rhea from The "V" Word was nice enough to stop in and give us a link to her blog. So I popped on by and, among lots of other delish vegan food like chocolate chip hamentashen and KALE!!!, I found these babies:

That's right - vegan jalapeƱo poppers! So awesome Rhea! Thanks for sharing your blog. Now where did I put those tortilla crumbs...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Who doesn't love a cinnamon bun?

Here's a great pic from Kala of Vegancraftastic: a totally mouthwatering caramel pecan bun from her local bakery, Breadsmith. Goodness, do I need to take a road trip to Minnesota??

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Et Tu, VegNews?

Well. If you follow the world of Veg, you've probably heard. The very popular blog Quarrygirl blew it wide open yesterday, after all. It seems that the widely circulated VegNews Magazine has been lying to us all. In a nutshell, instead of actually taking photographs of genuine vegan food, they've been using stock photos of meat, dairy, and eggs and telling us (or at least implying) that these images are of vegan delicacies.

Sure, we understand that professional photography is expensive, and that running a magazine is expensive. We *also* understand, though, that there are many professional vegan photographers who would be more than happy to work with VegNews, as was described in detail in this blog post from Vegan Good Things...

One would think that after getting called out on something like this, a business would be repentent. Alas. In a statement issued in reply to the accusation, they "explained" that they only do this sometimes, that running a magazine is expensive... bla, bla, bla. Is that really an excuse to photoshop the bones out of a slab of ribs? I'm voting no, and I'm not the only one. The consensus in much of the community seems to be, "BLEGH."

We do hope that this onslaught of negative feedback will open VegNews' eyes and ultimately make them change their ways. Vegan photographers out there, get in touch! Let them know that they have options other than to use meaty stock photos! We know what the problem is; now let's find a solution, eh?

So once again there's lots of negativity in the vegan online universe. We've all been looking at pics of animal flesh and thinking it was good and pure vegan food! ACK!! But let's think about this: there are hundreds (really probably even thousands) of vegans all over the world who not only make utterly fabulous vegan foodstuffs, but ALSO take stunningly gorgeous pictures of it!

So here's what we're proposing. Let's combat this flurry of negativity and upset zooming around the internets. Let's celebrate vegan food by sharing some of these mouth-watering pictures with each other and with the world! Right here on the Vegan Etsy Team blog, we'll be posting photos from team members of real vegan food made by vegans.

Wanna join in? Leave a comment with a link to your blog, flickr, facebook, etc. where you keep all your gorgeous vegan food p*rn pics - we'll be happy to share those too! (WITH full credit, of course!)

So let's kick it off.

Here's a pic I took a while back of some real live vegan hazelnut frangelico fudge. Is it a novice pic? Sure. But personally, I think it looks good enough to eat. :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Here comes the sun!

Posted by Veganessa.
The UK is enjoying a heatwave. It's hot, it's bright, it's sunny. How's the weather where you are? To celebrate this glorious weather, I've selected some delightful, sunny items from the fabulous Vegan Etsy Team to share with you. What's your favourite sunny item?

This funky squirrel high-five magnet by Sick on Sin
or some wonderful Organic Wildflower herbal tea from Twig & Leaf Botanicals?

This adorable tiny clay creature was made by Veganosaurus and is a little ray of sunshine.

The next item to make me smile was this sweet ladybug pin by Vegancraftastic.

And what about this rich colour weekender bag by PansyMaiden? Perfect for carrying all your summer treats for your day out in the sun.

These and many more fabulous cruelty free items can be found on Etsy, by searching using the term VeganEtsy Team.

Hope you're enjoying the weekend, wherever you are!

Friday, April 1, 2011