What’s Up Doc? Our 2nd Favourite Vegetable: The Carrot

Care of Amy Symington: ameliaeats.com You don’t need to be Bugs Bunny to appreciate the satisfaction of biting into a freshly picked crisp, sweet carrot. Noted as the second favourite vegetable worldwide, carrots come in every colour of the rainbow from orange to purple to yellow to red and are the beginning of any good… Read more »

Raw Pad Thai

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Care of Amy Symington: ameliaeats.com Ingredients Salad 4 green zucchinis, spiralized or peeled into long strips 3 large carrots, spiralized or peeled into long strips 2 yellow zucchinis, spiralized or peeled into long strips 2 red peppers julienned 1 head broccoli cut into small florets & stem diced 1 bunch basil, chiffoned 1 bunch green… Read more »

It’s Easy Being Vegan in Italy

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By Lauren Yakiwchuk I returned recently from a trip overseas to Italy for three weeks and it was incredibly simple to maintain a vegan diet during my travels. With a little preparation, you’ll find that eating a plant-based diet abroad is not only easy, but also very delicious. Here are some helpful tips to assist… Read more »

Picnic in a Park

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By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator The TVA office can be a hectic and stressful place leading up to the Veg Food Fest, no doubt. Some days the office is abuzz with the chatter of meetings and volunteers helping out, and some days we are each zeroed in on our computers not uttering… Read more »

Quick Cancer-Fighting Hand Rolls

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Care of Amy Symington This snack takes less than 5 minutes to make and includes powerful anti-cancer ingredients like broccoli sprouts and shiitake mushrooms. Makes 2 rolls Ingredients: 2 raw nori sheets 1 avocado, mashed 2 large shiitake mushrooms, sliced 2 handfuls broccoli sprouts or microgreens ½ cup cucumber, julienned ½ inch knob of ginger… Read more »

Baby Broccoli (sprouts!)

Care of Amy Symington If you are looking for the food that provides the absolute most nutrition bang for your buck, you must meet the mighty broccoli sprout. These powerful little guys pack a mean nutritional punch and you can grow them in your own home for minimal investment! Seeds cost only a couple dollars… Read more »

Korean Fried Rapini with Oyster Mushrooms

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Care of Amy Symington Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 bunch green onion, sliced and white and green separated 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large red chilli, minced 2 cups oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 bunch rapini, washed, steamed tender and dried 1/8 tsp salt 1 lemon wedge 1 tbsp white sesame… Read more »

Rapini or Broccoli Rabe

Care of Amy Symington It’s not quite spinach; it’s not quite broccoli, but it’s a helluva tasty and just as good for you as both! Contrary to its appearance, rapini is actually a cousin of the turnip and is called “cime di rapa,” in Italian which literally meaning “turnip tops.” It is a green cruciferous… Read more »

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 »