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Saturday, 11 March 2023

​Vegan Fiddle Diddles

  • 1 cup vegan margarine (I like Becel’s plant based margarine)
  •  cups granulated sugar
  • 12 cup plant based milk
  •  tablespoons  cocoa
  •  cups  quick-cooking rolled oats (not instant)
  • 12 cup  shredded coconut
  •  pinch salt
  •  teaspoon vanilla


  1. Put the margarine, sugar and milk into a saucepan. Heat on medium, stirring often, until it comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients. Stir well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the waxed paper. Cool completely. 
  3. Store in a container with a lid and waxed paper between the layers. Makes about 40 cookies.

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Vegan Lip Balm Reviews

I am a self-professed lip balm junky. 

Strangely enough, I have found a lot of people who complain about the lack of vegan lip balms on the market. Truth be told, there's actually a lot on the market, the problem is finding them near you. Ordering online tends to be essential for something like this unless you live in a town that happens to have a vegan store, health food store with good selection or a Whole Foods near you (but even WF's isn't a guarantee since my friend that's in Vegas couldn't find any there until just recently).

I wanted to do a review of all the different ones I have used to give you my honest opinion and maybe give you an idea of where you can buy some for yourself. No beeswax, testing on animals or animal ingredients whatsoever in this blog post.

Alright, let's get started:

Hurraw!: Hurraw tends to be one of the most well known vegan balms on the market and for good reason. They have a huge selection flavours, scents and protections, including SPF. Their balms smell delicious and feel great on the lips-- non-oily and long-lasting. They also happen to be raw and organic. If you grew up on lip smackers, you won't be disappointed as a vegan with great companies like this around. They also can be ordered right from their website and they ship worldwide too!

Concord Soap Company: This is actually an indie company that I found through Etsy. It was my very first vegan lip balm I used after I first transitioned to veganism and still one of my favourites. They come in a variety of scents and flavours. With great fruity and unique scents. The consistency is smooth and non-oily which is super moisturizing. You can buy their products right from their website or their Etsy shop. They also offer vegan soaps, creams and more.

Merry Hempsters: Merry Hempsters has an extensive organic balm line, including a full vegan lip balm and healing salves. They have 7 vegan lip balm varieties in wonderful scents. They work great, are not oily and go on smooth. You can order right from their website for an affordable price but they are also sold on places like Vitacost.

Ladybug Jane:  Another organic lip balm that leaves smooth lips but what sets Ladybug Jane apart is the AMAZING flavours. Not only do they smell incredible, they TASTE good too! She has a huge selection of flavours that can be ordered from the website.

Out of Africa: Of all the vegan lip balms I have used, I have to say this one is my least favourite. They smell pretty good and the flavours sound appealing but I have never had a lip balm so grainy in my life. It leaves grainy pieces all over my lips. So unfortunately, I give this one thumbs down. If for some reason you still feel like trying them after my poor recommendation, they are available on their website as well as

Epic Blend: Epic Blend is a Canadian company that offers 2 flavours of vegan lip balm. They smell and work fantastic! It is actually another one of my most favourite lip balms I have used. Soft, smooth and moisturizing for the lips. You can order directly from their website.

Hugo Naturals: Hugo offers 3 varieties in lovely fruit scents. They are mild smelling and go on smooth. I did find them a little oilier than other lip balms I have used but I still enjoyed them and used the product until finished. Hugo Naturals also makes lots of vegan body products, perfumes and more. Everything can be ordered from their website.

All Natural Face:  I am a huge fan of the All Natural Face and have used many of her products, so it was natural for me to try the lip balm. All her products are vegan and very natural. The lip balm felt great on the lips, I just wasn't overly fond of the flavour, chocolate mint, in which I chose. Other than that, it was smooth on the lips and felt great. You can order her extremely affordable products on her website.

The Fanciful Fox: I received a single lip balm from the Fanciful Fox from a Vegan Cuts box months back. I got it in peanut butter flavour which sounded awesome at the time but I didn't actually care for it. It was extremely mild. The balm itself was okay but not my most favourite I have ever used. She has 9 varieties on her website and offers them for sale there, as well as the Vegan Cuts website.

LUSH: I received LUSH's None of your Beeswax lip balm as a gift. I was extremely excited to try it but was let down severely. The balm is extremely sticky and not hydrating whatsoever. I declare a fail on LUSH's part.

Meow Meow Tweet: Another indie company that came through my Vegan Cuts box. She has 5 varieties of lip balm available, I received the cocoa. I wasn't fond of the extremely natural smell and also found the lip balm chunky and not moisturizing. You can order directly from her website or the Vegan Cuts website.

EcoLips: My dear friend Shannon sent me the lemon-lime vegan lipbalm from EcoLips and guess what? It rocks my world! Moisturizing and smooth and it smells lovely too. They have 3 different flavours of vegan balm you can try and ones with SPF as well.

Crazy Rumours: I will have a full review of the products I have tried soon but until then, I love them! Super moisturizing, they smell amazing and they have so much to choose from.

Surya Basil: I have tried all the flavours and love all but the cinnamon (I have cinnamon sensitivity). They smell great and work really well on dry, chapped lips.

Alaffia: My friend sent me 2 varieties of Alaffia's lip balms, right now I am using the Coconut Pineapple at work and it smells and works amazing, which says a lot because this dry weather kills my skin. It's super moisturizing and feels fantastic on the lips! 

Bare Bones Skincare: No nasty ingredients in this brand. Made by a girl in her kitchen, all vegan and cruelty free. Bare Bones offers a few varieties of lip balms that will get your lips kissable. I have personally tried the Spiced balm and it's lovely, smooth and smells great!    

David's Tea: I was thrilled to see David's Tea carrying vegan lip balm in lots of variety of tea infused scents. Their balm is smooth and leaves your lips feeling lovely. 

Vesper Beauty: I was given this lip balm from my friend from Iowa. I love the lemon scent and it feels great on my lips. I do find like I have to apply quite a bit but it works great otherwise.

Bare English & Co.: Received as a gift. The peach scent I recieved is so nice and the lip balm is smooth and moisturizing. Definitely recommend! 

Booda Butter: A gift from a friend. It has a nice smooth consistency but I do find I have to reapply often as it is more of an oily balm. It does moisturizer decently though and totally does the trick!

  Get moisturizing peaches!

Monday, 7 November 2022

The Vegan Peach's Holiday Food Guide

I think a lot of our holiday memories involve food. When first going vegan, it may feel like you are giving up a whole lot but I'm here to tell you that certainly doesn't have to be the case. From candy canes to cookies and holiday roasts, here's my personal food guide for the holidays:

EggNog/Holiday (non-alcoholic) Drinks: 

Or make your own Holiday nog


Or make your own holiday roast

Advent Calandar:


Other Treats:

  • Wholesome Sweeteners candy canes
  • Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe Joe's
  • Gingerbread and Candy Cane Oreo's
  • Mi-Del gingerbread men and candy cane sandwich creams 
  • The Natural Candy Shop sells a large selection of vegan candies and chocolates.
  • Clif Bar seasonal pumpkin pie, gingerbread and hot chocolate
  • Dandies peppermint marshmallows
  • Castle Kitchen hot chocolate 
  • Squish make vegan gummies for the holidays, also in advent calendar form.
  • Larabar brings out seasonal flavours
  • Ananda's vegan festive marshamallow treats 
  • Pandora Bell handmade candy canes
  • Starbuck's hot cocoa mix is vegan-friendly
  • Hammond's Candies offers candy canes and other vegan hard candies
  • Coco hot chocolate
  • Skinny Pop gingerbread cookies and white chocolate peppermint kettle corn. 
  • Ikea gummy candies and marzipan
  • Sno Vegan Gingerbread frozen gingerbread with aquafaba mouse in the centre. 
  • Maddy and Maize popcorn with delicious festive flavours

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Surprising Vegan Products by President's Choice

President's Choice recently announced they will be releasing 40+ plant-based products to their popular stores; Superstore, No Frills and other sister stores. This is huge news for the vegan world or those simply looking for healthier alternatives. Here at The Vegan Peach, I wanted to compile an easy access list of surprisingly vegan products you can find at your local stores. 

New products will be added when I see them in store. Here is the beginning of my list:

PC Gluten-Free waffles are accidentally vegan. Can be found in the Natural Foods freezers

PC Organics four vegetable pizza with no cheese. Found in the Natural Foods aisle freezer area.

PC Organics has a good variety of shelf-stable plant based milk options.

PC cultured coconut milk yogurt comes in 3 varieties and can be found in the dairy aisle

PC Blue Menu fruit & nut granola bars are vegan-friendly and can be found in the cereal/granola bar aisle. I personally love the dark chocolate cherry.

PC coconut milk ice cream found in the ice cream aisle. New packaging and new flavour. This ice cream is fantastic, super creamy, flavourful and delicious.
New Veggie Bites found with the packaged frozen foods.
Tofu can be found in the deli area with other vegan products.

Tempeh can be found in the deli area with other vegan products.

Mango mochi. If you love mango you will enjoy these. Found at the end of the ice cream aisle.

New Undeniable vegan burger. I believe it's to compete with the Beyond Burger. I prefer this one but it is still too meaty for me and prefer classic veggie burgers. Find this in the freezer section next to the meat burgers.
Also another vegetable based burger.

Cashew dip

Tofu Dip

Cauliflower dip
Sunflower dip

Vegan cheesecake. Find it in the freezer section near other cheesecakes. 

Chickeless breaded cutlets, found in the freezer section. Prices seem really high on the chickless products at 12.99 for a small bag.

Chickenless breaded strips. Found in the freezer section.

Chickenless breasts, found in the freezer section.

Frozen chocolate chip cookie dough rounds

Apple Crumble Pie

Vegan mayo

Chickenless and beefless broths 

coconut cheese-style spread

Chickenless and beefless strips

Vegan cheese-- they have shreds and slices

Dairy-free kefir

Mozza style sticks 

Vegan Cheese puffs

Vegetable and bean chili


Sour cream alternative 

Pancake Mix 

Plant based butter (salted and non-salted)


Sausageless rolls


Breakfast sausage

Beefless ground 

Chorizo style ground 

Fishless cakes

Fishless bites 

Cauliflower and chickpea pie

 Chocolate chips

Frozen cakes 

Vegan Bolognese sauce


Pea crumbs
These popsicles are delish and made with real fruit juice

                         Brownie and cake mixes

Vanilla ice creamy delights 

Root vegetable galette

Spinach and cheese girasoli

More coming soon....