Keeping Up With the Vegans: Episode Two

By Published On: 15 October 2014Last Updated: 17 January 2017

We can't promote every vegan thing, but we try. Here is our second roundup of vegan tidbits that are sent our way.

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Keeping Up With The Vegans

We receive a lot of requests to promote vegan things: kickstarters, gofundme’s, indie campaigns, book releases, vegan convenience food, and anything else you can think of. As much as we’d like to promote every single vegan thing we can, it simply is not practical or fair as we’d never really be able to promote them all. Still, we want to help- after all, we advocate for a more vegan world every day and (most) of the folks who contact us do as well. We wholeheartedly support those on a vegan mission. It’s been awhile since our last roundup of vegan tidbits, but here we go – the latest info shared with YDV, presented to you.

PLEASE NOTE: None of the organizations listed are endorsed by Your Daily Vegan in any way and the views expressed by them may not match our own.  Episodes of Keeping Up with the Vegans are for informational purposes only.

Tidbits & News

Lydia’s Organics, a northern San Francisco Bay Area health food icon, launched an Indiegogo online crowdfunding campaign to help Lydia’s commercial production kitchen remain in operation. This comes after recent announcements of The Sunflower Center closing and Lydia’s Organics discontinuing its packaged foods line. All of Lydia’s Organics’ products (including crackers, chips, bars, cereals, bread, seasonings and “Kale Krunchies”) are 100% vegan, organic, raw, and GMO & gluten-free.

Viva!’s White Lies Campaign is now available via web with materials covering the issues surrounding dairy.

During the food festival Krachtvoer at De Studio in Antwerp on October 18 & 19, Yves Drieghe of DIFT will curate an expo, The Next Big Five, all about tales of everyday animals we never see but who live among us, in numbers we even can’t imagine. Drieghe selected work by designers, brands and cooks like Kenzo, Foodstorms, Honest by and Jo-Anne McArthur.

New Books

Mistress Ginger Cooks! Everyday Vegan Food For Everyone by Mistress Ginger. This is not your typical culinary compilation! Mistress Ginger is a saucy “showgirl” who knows that anyone can make and enjoy fabulous vegan food. This book is filled with tips for eating better amid a hustle-and-bustle life and recipes that will please anyone.

The Girl Who Could See Stories, written by Gill Torres and illustrator Ilan Sheady, is a picture book that inspires children to love themselves and the planet by choosing a healthy, plant-based, lifestyle free of animal products.  Preorder

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition The Complete Reference to Plant-Based Nutrition by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, is a meticulous in-depth review of the research on vegan diets. Setting the standard for vegan nutrition, the book offers fresh insights into how vegan diets positively affect individuals, animals, and our environment.

New Vegan Websites

New Vegan Products

Eli’s Vegan Cheesecake, a rich and creamy dessert containing no animal products or by-products, is exclusively available at Mariano’s stores across Chicago. Certified vegan by the Vegan Awareness Foundation, Eli’s Vegan Cheesecake has not been tested on animals and is dairy and egg-free.

Graindrops probiotic grainmilk is available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets and comes in Original, Mango Ginger, and Wild Blueberry flavors.

Business Opportunities

Vegan Unite is a marketplace for cruelty-free and vegan products. It’s a place where you can shop from people that are like-minded and purchase with a clear conscience. Shop or sell anything from make-up, cookbooks, soap, clothes, to dog food and more.


The KA$HFELLAS have released a song, “It’s Hot to Adopt a Cat or Dog.” Check it out on YouTube, and remember, adopt, don’t shop!

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Writer, activist, and founder of Four Urban Paws Sanctuary. I’m on a mission to help people live a vegan life. Read more about KD…