Happy 2020 everyone! Sorry I’ve been mia the previous few weeks, however I’m desperate to start sharing my 2020 adventures with you all. I’ve been off social media for a bit – posting, not viewing, ha – and I used to be so thrilled once I popped on to see that VegNews launched their 2020 Veggie Awards.
I really like the Veggie Awards because it gives everybody a simple method to browse all that the world of vegan presents! From food to eating places to style and blogs. When you vote, you’ll enter to win prizes, however additionally, you will study something new concerning the very broad (and getting wider everyday) world of plant-based.
And yes, even I study new things + products! So listed here are my 14 Cool Vegan Things within the 2020 VegNews Veggie Awards …..
14 Cool Vegan Things in the 2020 VegNews Veggie Awards
- I’m Nominated!
Ok, I’m kicking off this listing with my favorite thing. I’m so proud and happy that this blog, Healthy Happy Life is nominated again for Best Vegan Blog.
Honestly guys, there are SO many superb vegan blogs out there today that typically I really feel like it’s unimaginable to stand out and make a mark anymore. So a lot of the web is targeting social media and Instagram and “influencers” nowadays that being a food + way of life blogger can really feel a bit less than fancy. But I am nonetheless so proud and completely happy to be right here and I actually hope that my work helps individuals study more about veganism, attempt vegan. Or simply get a better take a look at what a plant-based life actually entails.
So thanks for being here and supporting my weblog and continued work. And should you feel moved, I’d so respect a vote in the Veggie Awards!
- Artisanal Cheese.
Sure, egan ice cream is superb. But personally, I get so enthusiastic about vegan cheese choices. And ‘everyday’ vegan cheese has undoubtedly improved through the years. But artisanal cheese is what really will get me excited. It is SO GOOD. And the manufacturers are so diversified they usually even appear to be getting better and extra numerous.
Check out a few of the brands nominated this yr:
Dr Cow – The first vegan aged cheese I ever tried. It blew my thoughts again then in NYC and nonetheless does!
Miyoko’s – Game changing cheese and firm in the vegan cheese world. Miyoko is an inspiring woman and I all the time advocate her cheese to pals. Tip: Order by way of the web site to hunt out the more niche flavors.
Reine – This was a brand new brand I tried this previous yr and I LOVE it. It has the perfect “sharp cheddar” flavor in a vegan cheese I have ever tasted. I found it at Erewhon right here in LA.
Treeline Treenut Cheese – I really like their aged cracked pepper cheese. It is my go-to variety once I buy vegan artisanal cheese from Whole Foods.
Virgin Cheese, Vtopian, Wildbrine, Jule’s Foods, Spero – I have not tried these brands but however super excited to seek them out!
- Chobani Has a Vegan Option?
Cool! I didn’t know that! Excited to hunt it out. It known as Chobani Coconut.
- Accidentally Vegan Snacks
Love this category. I had no concept that Nutter Butters have been vegan! I used to love these once I was a child. And do you know that Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili taste is vegan too? And in fact these previous standby vegan options: Oreos, Pringles, Swedish Fish and my fave airplane snack: Biscoff.
- What is a Vegan Fried Egg?
There is one thing referred to as Be Leaf Vegan Fried Egg. Neat! I might love to attempt it! Other cool new vegan products embrace Kite Hill Dips and the Sweet Earth “Awesome” Burger.
- Vegan Beauty Brands
I get requested quite a bit about vegan make-up and wonder options. Here are the manufacturers which might be nominated:
100% Pure, Arbonne, BareMinerals, Elf, Hourglass, Kat Von D, Lush, NYX and Pacifica.
Pacifica is considered one of my favorites on this record. And 100% Pure has a whole lot of choices for make-up. I still assume that the extra mainstream beauty manufacturers have to ditch extra chemical compounds and animal products and start switching to more cruelty free and natural options. With “clean beauty” being such a scorching matter, I hope that happens over then next few years!
- Vegan Shoes
Ok, so my very fave model, Bhava, didn’t make the listing this yr, so I will give them a shout out here. But a few of my different faves like Beyond Skin and Will’s Vegan Shoes did, so hooray. Vegan ft are pleased ft lately! Nae is one other model I really like. And in fact vegan Rothy’s.
- Pura Vida LA
Somehow I missed the boat and haven’t tried this LAbased vegan wine bar and restaurant but! They have plant-based Italian dishes and OMG their menus look superb. I will undoubtedly be making an attempt this West Hollywood spot this yr. PuraVida
- Donut Lover
I’ve failed as an LA vegan. How have I not tried both Donut Fiend OR Donut Farm but? I undoubtedly have to get on that. I really like that vegan donut spots get their very personal class. YEs.
- Lettuce Feast Food Truck
How cool is it that there is a vegan food truck referred to as “Lettuce Feast” .. right here in LA. I shall be on the lookout to do this one soon!
- Reminder: Monty’s Good Burger
Thanks VegNews for the reminder that I nonetheless have to attempt Monty’s Goodburger right here in LA. If you haven’t heard of them, simply browse their web site or social to see all of the basic burger joint pictures.
- Social Media Personalities
Ha, I truly assume it’s very telling of how a lot I want blogs to Instagram once I solely know and comply with TWO of the nominees. Tabitha Brown and Fully Raw Kristina. I’ll undoubtedly take a look at the others though. I like to see how individuals are spreading the plant-based message by way of social and reaching new vegans, teenage vegans, school scholar vegans and extra.
- Vegan Chefs!
Aw, I really like all the vegan chefs! Special shoutout to my Leslie, Chloe and Isa. All superb women I’ve related with sooner or later. Can I vote for all of them!?
- Blogs, Books, Activists
And the survey winds up with a cascade of inspiring content, voice-users and content-makers. I’m so proud to be in this cluster of parents.
The Blogs Section…
All superb content creators and other people! Check them all out!…
2020 VegNews Veggie Awards Voting is Open
So that’s it! If you haven’t voted but, I might undoubtedly achieve this. It is such a good way to familiarize your self with beloved vegan brands, individuals and places. Plus, you will enter to win some cool prizes too.
Vote in the 2020 VegNews Veggie Awards
Something else that’s cool.. Availability of Vegan Options
It was that I might read about new vegan food brands and assume, “Oh, my store doesn’t carry that.” I’d have to hunt out specialty stores or go scouring on the internet. But it’s so superb to browse the first page of the awards and see all the ice cream, cheese, cookie and veggie burger manufacturers that I have tried and may easily discover in a retailer right here in LA. From Whole Foods to even mainstream supermarkets. I understand that cities that are not LA, SF, NYC, and so forth might not have all of the options but, but keep tuned! I’m positive the tions at your grocery svetor will solely continue to increase.
Thank You Veg News
Thanks VegNews Magazine for continuing to be a pacesetter within the plant-based motion and for all the time sharing news and content material with this ever-growing group. You guys are as all the time a beacon of light for all of us out here just making an attempt to make a distinction for animals, individuals and the planet. (And eat superb food within the process!)