Tofu Bourguignon

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Care of Amy Symington Ingredients:  450g firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2 inch cubes  2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil  2 yellow onions, thinly sliced  1 shallot, minced  5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced  1 cup cremini mushrooms, quartered  1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced  1 tbsp dried thyme  3 tbsp tomato paste  2 cups… Read more »

Extra onions please!

Care of Amy Symington A part of the allium family, along with its pungent cousin garlic, the onion is the often overlooked but most highly utilized vegetable in the world. As a fibrous, low glycemic food, onions have a bounty of health benefits to boast about. Firstly, they contain an organic sulfurous compound known as… Read more »

No-egg quiche made easy with the Vegg

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By Autumn Ladouceur, former TVA communications intern   This week I took my first “crack” at cooking with Vegg, the new product made with nutritional yeast and other ingredients, that when mixed with water forms an egg-tasting and egg-yolk-textured product. With this you can make a number of things from egg salad to Hollandaise sauce…. Read more »

Strawberries: The Love Berry

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Care of Ashley Sauve “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.” Dr. William Butler, a 17th Century English Writer was talking about strawberries of course! He was right, these sweet jewels are packed with nutrition, as well as sweet flavor to warm the coolest of hearts this Valentine’s Day…. Read more »

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes

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Care of Ashley Sauve Show your loved ones how dear they are to you by serving them these super food cheesecakes! Not only do they taste fantastic but they pack a nutritional punch and are raw, vegan, gluten and soy free for all to enjoy! Serves 16 Ingredients: Filling: 2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight… Read more »

Discount Profile: Loving Hut

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Care of Sonal Batavia Sandwiched between urban veg foodie favourites Fresh and Freshii — on the corner of Spadina and Richmond, The Loving Hut had come into my peripherals many times in the past few years, but admittedly I had written it off for years on account of an uninviting appearance (I’m a marketer, what… Read more »

Vegetarian Recipes

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Here are some great places to find delicious, easy vegetarian and vegan recipes Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 7-Day Veggie Challenge Visit www.veggiechallenge.com to sign up for a free online program where you’ll get recipes delivered to your inbox every day for a week! Many recipes and meal ideas are also posted on the website itself. Post… Read more »

Black beans please…

Care of Amy Symington Not always seen as the most glamourous of protein options, beans are making a comeback this 2015 according to food trend surveys. And rightfully so! Beans contain high amounts of fibre which provides all sorts of health benefits particularly related to good gastrointestinal health.  They specifically contain high levels of resistance… Read more »

Black bean and sweet potato shepherd’s pie

Care of Amy Symington Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 3 cups cremini mushrooms, diced 4 medium carrots, diced 2 tbsp dried basil 3 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp thyme 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 cups black beans, cooked 2… Read more »

Celebrating Cocoa in More Ways Than One

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By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator If you’re like me and you’ve been fanatically watching the Food Network’s Great Holiday Baking Championship, you may associate cocoa and chocolate with holiday desserts at this time of year. You may be dreaming up your favourite recipes for chocolate crinkle cookies, chocolate pecan pie, or dark… Read more »