Chunky Cucumber Gazpacho

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Care of Amy Symington, of ameliaeats.com Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 large cucumber, small dice 1 green pepper, seeded and small dice 1 red pepper, seeded and small dice 1 large green chili pepper, seeded and minced 1 bunch green onions, minced ½ bunch basil, stems removed and chiffonade 4 cloves garlic, pureed 2 limes,… Read more »

Food of the Month: Classic Cucumber

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com The notorious cool and crunchy cucumber is part of the squash and melon family known as the Cucurbitaceae family. In general, there are two major types of cucumbers; those grown for pickling purposes and those that are mostly consumed fresh. However, cucumbers can also come in varying shapes, sizes… Read more »

Passover Desserts: Vegan Style

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By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator People have always found it a bit strange that I actually quite enjoy Passover food. While my family has never kept Kosher for Passover, I always take advantage of this time of year to enjoy matza bagels and whip up a batch of Isa Chandra Mokowitz’s wonderful… Read more »

Toronto’s Veg Village

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By Moreen Murray, TVA member and volunteer At Barbi’s request and in the spirit of her guide to Vegan Alley about Bloor West, I am following up with my own little guide to what my husband and I call the Veg Village…Kensington Market. A popular spot for tourists and locals alike, we consider it our… Read more »

Getting Fancy: Adventures with Zengarry’s Artisanal Cheese

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By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator In last week’s Toronto Veg Blog post about vegan cream eggs (I hope you had a chance to try some!) I mentioned the plethora of recent Blog TO articles about cheesy vegan comfort foods in Toronto, such as mac n cheese and poutine. Another area of expanding cheese… Read more »

Welcome to Toronto’s Vegan Alley

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By Barbi Lazarus, Donor & Volunteer Resources Coordinator When my partner and I are planning a visit to a new city, it usually goes a little bit like this. Create a google earth map of all the vegetarian restaurants we want to go to, then look up hotels near the biggest concentration. More often than… Read more »

Where to Get Vegan Cream Eggs in Toronto

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By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Easter is almost upon us. For many years vegans have subsisted on whatever dark chocolate they could get their hands on in place of traditional giant, hollowed out chocolate bunnies or ooey gooey cream eggs. But, things have changed a lot these past few years. You know… Read more »

Girls Day In at the TVA Office

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By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Staff at the Toronto Vegetarian Association are fortunate to work for a great boss, David. He had arranged a fun potluck lunch this week so we could get to know better our relatively new Festival and Events Coordinator, Alyssa de Hoop. However poor David wound up falling… Read more »

Vegetarian Options at Ski Resorts

After a day on the slopes, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, vegetarian options aren’t just becoming more frequent at ski resorts these days, but sometimes they’re even the star of the show. Below is a list of vegetarian options to be found at some of Canada’s biggest ski resorts. Please note this… Read more »

Cannellini Bean Brownies with a Date Coconut Glaze & Toasted Walnuts

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Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com  Ingredients 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup toasted walnuts ¼ cup dates ¼ cup coconut oil 2 tbsp… Read more »