• Hope Foods® Organic Original Recipe Hummus

    Spreading the Good: HPP is Key

    Hummus is popular for both taste and its health benefits.  But to preserve the wonderful earthy taste and texture of this crowd-favorite dip, usually potassium sorbate is added to maintain freshness and extend shelf-life*. This brand uses a state-of-the-art high-pressure process (HPP) to preserve … Continue reading

  • Frey 2013 Biodynamic®, Cabernet Sauvignon Organic Wine from Frey Vineyards

    Pioneering Better Land and Libations

    We all love an occasional glass (or more) but other than its effect on your palette and mind, should we care what goes into our glass of wine?  Absolutely.  For starters, many wines are actually produced using animal byproducts, as well … Continue reading

  • Wholesome® Sweetners Evaporated Cane Juice Organic Sugar

    Sustainable and Fair: Sweet.

    Sugar:  it’s the ingredient that we try to limit the most but that is often is incorporated into nearly every treat during the holiday season, regardless of your persuasion. If you choose not to use beet sugar or other natural sweet substitutes such … Continue reading

  • Road's End Organics® Gluten-Free Quick Gravy, Organic (Savory Herb)

    Savory Gravy Without The Unsavory Additives

    Please Note:  A similar post was originally featured on 11/14/2012 and the recommended alternative has since been upgraded. Love the home-style taste of easy-to-prep gravy on your mashed potatoes but not jazzed about the preservatives and animal-derived ingredients?  This gravy exists … Continue reading

  • Just Mayo

    Just Brilliant

    At the core of mass-marketed baked goods and condiments like mayonnaise is the egg, contributing to a $8.5 billion value in the egg production industry.  Aside from chickens being commoditized(1) to fill this food staple “need”, there’s the very eco-unfriendly aspect of these animals … Continue reading

  • Neat™ A Healthy Replacement For Meat (Original Mix)

    Meet the New (and Improved) Un-Meat

    With plant-based eating on the rise, there is no shortage of meat alternatives, but unfortunately those most readily available are highly-processed laboratory concoctions made with soy protein or, worse, protein isolate, and make use of GMO-derived ingredients, a conglomeration of preservatives … Continue reading

  • hint® Water (Blood Orange Essence)

    Essence, Not Additives

    When it’s hot, it’s not uncommon that a citrus or fruity taste feels more satisfying and cooling to the body.  Of course, it’s why fruity iced teas, italian ices or frozen lemonades are so popular in the summer.  To give water more zest, … Continue reading

  • MaggieBell Naturals™ Pop Loco

    Sustainable Stadium Snacking

    As you head to your next baseball game or other stadium-based event, why not stash* an alternative treat that tastes reminiscent of the familiar popular snack of molasses-covered popcorn and peanuts but with a natural, artisan twist? The reinterpretation of this … Continue reading

  • Luna & Larry's® Organic Coconut Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Dessert

    Crème de la No Crème (Peanut Butter Chocolate Flavor)

    Wouldn’t it be great to have that same satisfaction from the familiar creamy, icy dessert without the additives, animal by-products and cholesterol?  This brand’s rich and creamy taste of its non-dairy dessert and quality short list of “5 ingredients” is without … Continue reading

  • Treeline® Treenut Cheese Soft French-Style Nut Cheese (Herb-Garlic)

    Gourmand Without the Guilt

    There’s nothing like a convenient, go-to spread for entertaining – and a cheesy flavored spread is typically a crowd pleaser on toasts or crackers. But a non-dairy cheese spread that tips to a gourmand’s palette as well as everyone else’s? Well, … Continue reading