DC VegFest was so crowded it was hard to get pictures. But it's great
that so many people turned out.
11:15 AM, there was a huge line; the festival opened at 11. But folks
got goodie bags with samples and coupons, so it was worth the wait.
Petersan of Sticky Fingers
Sweets & Eats gave a talk on how to bake without eggs or dairy
Roll has been called one of the "25 Fittest Men in the World". He has
competed in Ironman competitions while following a plant based diet.
Goûter makes it easier to get raw vegan foods and
beverages into your weekly routine, since they deliver in the area.
Sacha Vida is a company that sells oil
made from the sacha inchi seed. It's 48% Omega 3 oils. This is a good
way to get a better balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 oils. They recommend
NOT cooking with the oil if you want to retain the benefit of the Omega
3 oils, but you can put it on salads and in smoothies.
New Family Naturals in Reston,
were some things that were new or suprisingly good. Taste wise, Tasty
Bite Channa Masala was delicious. The sauce is really rich and hearty.
The company is helpful to folks (and moms) who not only want vegan
foods, but gluten free meals. They have a great breakdown of
which of their products are vegan, and also which are gluten free.
Foods was sampling some of their exotic rice. Some of their rice cooks
much faster than brown rice. If you look in stores like MOMs and Whole
Foods that have bulk sections, you can find Lotus Foods rices like
Organic Forbidden Rice (a black kernal); and the prices are pretty
affordable. Here's a really good video
of Lotus Foods' Ken Lee talking at the Clinton Global Initiative about a
whole new way of growing rice that benefits women, poor farmers, and
the environment. If you've been looking for a rice cooker free of
Teflon, Lotus Foods sells one. about Bhutanese Red Rice
was a company there called Bold Organics, that makes a vegan, gluten
free pizza, which apparently MOM's is carrying. Other vegan frozen
pizzas in the stores have wheat gluten in them.
Way Better Snacks had sample of a
delicious chip called Simply So Sweet Chili; it's not really overly hot. The company sprouts
broccoli and daikon radish, which produces sulphoraphane glucosinolate,
which was researched by John Hopkins University as a cancer
preventative. Plus, the chips have 420 mg of Omega 3 oils per serving.
They've come up with a brilliiant product, and one that moms and dads
shouldn't feel bad about giving their kids.
A Well Fed World
had a table. They offer a way for you to donate to help feed those in
need, without wondering if your money is going to buy animal