Curried Sunflower Pate

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Care of Ashley Sauve This raw pâté is extremely delicious, nutritious and versatile! Try it in wraps, as a dip for veggies, a spread for crackers or as an addition to your favorite salads or grain bowls. Makes 1.5 cups Ingredients  1 cup raw sunflower seeds ½ tablespoon curry powder ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ lemon,… Read more »

Superb Sunflower Seeds

Care of Ashley Sauve Sunflowers are a sure symbol of summer, and while we all enjoy their beautiful blooms we can also enjoy their delicious seeds! In fact, you’re doing your body good by including these super seeds in your diet! Sunflower seeds are one of the best sources of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant… Read more »

Teff Crepes

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Care of Amy Symington Makes 8 crepes Ingredients 1 cup teff flour 2 tbsp ground flax or chia seeds 2 cups milk alternative 1/8 tsp sea salt 1 tsp vanilla (optional – use with sweet fillings) 1-1/2 tsp coconut oil or grapeseed oil Directions In a medium bowl add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Slowly… Read more »

Terrific Teff

Care of Amy Symington Teff, a traditional ancient Ethiopian grain, is one of the most recent up and coming health foods making its rounds on the must eat list this year. Well known as the key ingredient for injera, a fermented Ethiopian flatbread often eaten with legume based stews, teff is a gluten free grain… Read more »

Blackberry Pear Overnight Buckwheat

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Care of Ashley Sauve Move over overnight oats, there’s a new kid in town! This recipe is easy to throw together the night before, and makes for a quicker, healthier morning.  Serves 1 Ingredients  1/3 cup raw buckwheat groats ½ cup almond milk ¼ cup frozen blackberries (or mixed berries) 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)… Read more »

Discount Profile: Just Falafel

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It’s ironic that this place is called “Just” falafel, because it’s menu is extremely wide and varied with all kinds of wraps you wouldn’t expect. For any of their “falafel” sandwiches, you can choose for a traditional falafel patty (your choice of fried or baked, and in your choice of white or whole wheat tortilla)… Read more »

Veggsquisite French Toast to Take You Back to Childhood

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By Christina Vani It was August of 2014. A charming young woman that we all know and love, a certain Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator at the TVA, regaled me with my first sampling of the Vegg. “You need to try it.” I knew that if she was sharing this kind of love with such… Read more »

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 »