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Celebrating Cocoa in More Ways Than One

December 17, 2014

superfoodsforlifecacaoBy 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 chocolate truffles. And you may be thinking of devouring these treats as a kind of indulgence which ...


Holiday Grain Salad with Clementines

November 24, 2014

Care of Ashley Sauve

Clementine SaladDuring the holidays we eat more than any other time of year! This recipe is the perfect healthy side dish to bring along to a big dinner, or to serve at your own holiday shindig. Try getting creative with grain choices or combinations to impress your guests.

Serves 4



1 pound (about 4 cups) brussels sprouts, cleaned and sliced in half

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 clementines

1 cup pomegranate seeds

2 cups ...


Discount Profile: Truly India

November 18, 2014

Care of Susan Nobleman

If you enjoy authentic Indian cuisine – head over to Truly India restaurant in the east end of the GTA.

One is greeted warmly with the questions “Is this your first time here? / Are you vegan or vegetarian?”  The majority of the delicious offerings are vegan, with dishes that are vegetarian clearly indicated. Only fresh ingredients are used in the dishes.

Next, one is treated to a multi-item tasting consisting of a couple of ...


Creative in the Kitchen

November 10, 2014

go veggie grilled cheeseBy Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Many vegetarians and vegans in the GTA will be familiar with Go Veggie! cheeses which have been on shelves in health food stores and larger grocery chains in Toronto for many years. However, for vegans, the “green line” remained off limits since it contains casein, a protein from dairy.

Enter the purple line: completely vegan and dairy-free cheese now available from More

Curried tofu tacos with brussel sprout slaw

November 06, 2014

Care of Amy Symington

Brussel sprout tacosIngredients:

  • 1 (350 g) package extra firm tofu, cut into long ¼” thick strips
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 6 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (optional)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (398ml) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ tsp salt

Slaw Ingredients:

  • 6 cups brussel sprouts, chiffonade
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime zested and ...

Food of the month: Brussel Sprouts

November 06, 2014

Care of Amy Symington

Often half-heartedly chased around the dinner plate and too frequently synonymous with the most widely hated vegetable, brussel sprouts do not get the delicious recognition and love they deserve.

As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, brussel sprouts are full of sulphuric compounds, which help in cancer prevention, lowering LDL cholesterol levels and reducing one’s risk of age related macular degeneration. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and K as well as a good source ...


Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

September 29, 2014

Care of Ashley Sauve

Cauliflower Mac n CheeseFall is a time of comfort foods, and mac and cheese is basically the ultimate comfort food. This recipe is low fat and uses a creamy vegetable-based sauce. It is the ULTIMATE, guilt-free, healthy mac and cheese recipe!

Serves 6


  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1lb macaroni of choice (rice, corn, whole wheat, quinoa etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1⁄2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 ...

Go Crazy for Cauliflower

September 29, 2014

Care of Ashley Sauve

When looking for a food high in antioxidants, cauliflower might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Rather than spending big money on freeze-dried berry powders, it will benefit your diet to give this humble veggie a chance!

Cauliflower is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C and a great source of manganese. It also contains a wide variety of phytonutrients, giving it anti-cancer superpowers! Cauliflower is also an excellent source of anti-inflammatory vitamin K. ...


Sweet corn with avocado basil butter

August 28, 2014

Care of Amy Symington


  • 6-7 cobs of sweet corn, husked, washed and roasted or grilled
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime zested & juiced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of sea salt & cayenne


1. Prepare the sweet corn. Depending on the size of the cobs, roast or grill for 10-15 minutes at 375°F or on medium heat until the kernels are tender.

2. Place all the remaining ingredients into a food processor and mix until smooth. Spread on ...


Sweet sweet corn

August 28, 2014

Care of Amy Symington

Corn season is a bittersweet time of year as it indicates the end of the summer’s sunshine, but is also the first sign of Canada’s bountiful autumn harvest.  I literally do not know one person who does not love tucking into a sweet, crisp piece of “buttery” corn on the cob.  That is, unless of course you have braces, then you’ll probably prefer your corn cob-less.  No matter how you shovel it in though, you will be ...

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