Patrice Barber, R.D.
Patrice is a registered dietitician from the University of
Southern California. She was at the show researching vegetarian
options for USC students. She revealed that one dining hall
at the campus is totally vegetarian. In the Hospitality Department
where Patrice works, she said they receive requests every
day from students who are "more health and environmentally
Patrice also disclosed that she regularly visits VegSource.com
for ideas and inspiration.
Vicki Slotnick, Jeremy Paige of Organica
Vicki's family ran a four-star bakery for many years
in Beverly Hills. Although she's been a film producer for
most of her career, Vicki always dreamed of being a baker
In fact, she says she couldn't stop baking.
After testing out her vegan cookies and candy at The Coffee
Bean, a local java hangout, and seeing that people couldn't
get enough of them, she and her partner, Jeremy, decided to
ramp up and market them in stores. Hence, Organica
Take a look at her yummy chocolate chip cookes.
We can attest that they taste even better than they look!
Heaven Scent founder, Tom Mosk, a 25 year vegetarian,
listened to his vegan customers and decided to make his marshmallow
treats completely free of animal products.
Did we actually just say VEGAN marshmallow treats?
Yes! These are wonderful! You can learn more on Tom's website,
Soyco's Tony Oust, Registered Dietician and chef extraordinaire,
was bothered by the fact that most vegan cheeses (let's face
it -- virtually all?) are nasty tasting.
Tony's a very inventive person, and took it upon himself
to unravel the mystery of the disgusting vegan cheese. "The
problem was melting the stuff," he says. "It never
had the right consistency. So one day the solution hit me
-- skip the melting step!"
So Tony formulated a "cheese" sauce that you can
pour over a pasta that has the texture of a melted cheese
-- without actually having to melt it. It was very impressive!
Not only did it have a very good flavor, it was lowfat and
His product is due out sometime during the summer of 2001.
Speaking of vegan cheeses, Angel McNall of Angel's EarthKind
Kitchen, has created a vegan cheese that is most certainly
an exception to the "vegan-cheeses-are-nasty" rule.
Tasty, meltable, and made from the type of ingredients you
want in your body, Angel's cheeses are simply heavenly.
We use them ourselves to make macaroni and "cheese,"
which our kids are absolutely crazy about.
At the expo she introduced her newest invention, a caraway
jack cheese. Bring on the nachos!
Visit her site at: http://www.imearthkind.com/
Natural foods pioneer Seth Tibbot, inventor of the
world famous Tofurky, was showcasing some new vegan
deli slices as well as his impressive jerky.
Make every day a Happy Tofurky Day!
Actress, covergirl and vegan supermom, Spice Williams
Crosby is also the founder of Spice of Life, which produces
a line of vegan meat substitutes.
The favorite around our house is the Meatless Jerky, which
is perfect for tossing in a backpack for a long day at Disneyland.
Check out Spice's website at Spice-of-Life.com
Rella Good Cheese Company founder Richard Rose sports
a ponytail -- but you'd never know it from this shot!
He really is a hippy -- really!
Richard was out displaying his exciting new Hempnut products.
Check out his website to learn more: TheHempNut.com
Wildwood Natural Foods
President Billy Bramblett makes truly the most tasty
vanilla soymilk we've experienced. And we've tried probably
every brand currently on the market!
We also recommend his veggie burgers, tofu and condiments.
can visit Billy's website at http://wildwoodnaturalfoods.com
These Smart Menu products from LightLife are amazing, extraordinary,
unbelievably good fajitas. We generally pace ourselves when we go
to these shows, but the LightLife booth was one we kept going back
to again and again, because we just could not believe how incredible
this product was! They won't be out until the summer time, but definitely
keep on the lookout for these.
Have they lost their minds? Clif Bars with caffeine?!
Clif introduced their new "Ice Series" bars: Chocolate
Java Avalanche, Cool Mint Chocolate, and Orange Chocolate Chill.
They taste fabulous! But you're afraid to eat too many because
they've put caffeine in them, and you don't want to feel like you've
had a cup of espresso instead of an energy bar.
Clif still reigns supreme at the Nelson house. Our son, Willie,
would starve without them. But let's kick this java habit! You can
now buy Clif Bars online at http://www.clorders.com/clif.htm
VegAngel warns meat-eater about what she's going to be seeing in
her future -- him!
All that taste testing wears you out!
Jeff rests up in a massage chair before the next round of free
These products were revolting, but the conveyor-belt presentation