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Miraculous Mint

March 31, 2014

 

Care of Ashley Sauve

IMG_4254Certain flavours are associated with different times of the year and fresh mint was definitely made for spring. However, there is no need to ignore this miraculous herb the rest of the year! If the refreshing flavour isn’t reason enough, mint also offers a variety of health benefits and comes in handy on a date!

Historically, mint has been used to treat stomach pain, heartburn, skin burns and ...

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Minty Fresh Pea and Leek Soup

March 31, 2014

 

Care of Ashley Sauve

–CONGRATS TO ASHLEY FOR WINNING BEST GLUTEN-FREE SWEET AT THE 6TH VEGAN BAKE-OFF!–

Serves 4

Mint Pea SoupIngredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ large leek, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 4 cups frozen green peas, or fresh shelled peas
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup mint leaves, chopped
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil for garnish

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in large ...

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Spicy Root Vegetables Au Gratin

February 27, 2014

Care of Amy Symington

Makes 10-12 servings

Ingredients    

  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil, divided
  • 1½ cups breadcrumbs (or gluten free breadcrumbs if preferred)
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 cups soy milk, unsweetened
  • 1½ cups toasted cashews, coarsely ground
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6-7 medium carrots, sliced 1/16” thick
  • 6-7 medium parnsips, sliced 1/16” thick
  • 3 medium watermelon radishes, sliced 1/16” thick (or turnips would work here too)
  • 2 small beets, sliced 1/16” thick
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

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Valentine’s Beet Pancakes

January 30, 2014

Beet PancakesCare of Ashley Sauve

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground chia or flax seed
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cups non-dairy milk of choice
  • ¼ cup roasted beet puree
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

For beet puree:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 C, roast washed beets with skin on until tender (45 minutes or longer depending on the size of the beets).
  2. Remove from ...
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Meet the Beet

January 30, 2014

Care of Ashley Sauve

Beets are often overlooked, however this veggie has a special place in our hearts! In fact one of the earliest recorded uses of beetroot was as an aphrodisiac by Romans. There are many reasons to get beets on your plate this Valentine’s Day.

While beets are available in a variety of shades, red beets are most well known and widely available. The pigments that give beetroots their romantic hue are also responsible for a variety of impressive health ...

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An Ode to Soup

January 14, 2014

 

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Wow. That was a bit of a rough start to 2014. After a couple of years with above seasonal winter temperatures in Toronto, the past few weeks of icy days (and fine, I will admit it, a bit of a sniffle…) have definitely inspired me to savour some hot soups.soup

Do you ever find yourself so busy trying out new recipes ...

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Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding

January 02, 2014

chia puddingCare of Amy Symington

  • 3 cups almond milk
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 4 dried figs
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 dried allspice berries or a pinch of ground allspice
  • 2 dried cloves or a pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg

Directions:

In a blender add all ingredients and blend until completely smooth.  Pour into a storable container, (mason jars work great) and chill for 1 hour minimum.  ...

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Ch-ch-ch-chia seeds

January 02, 2014

Care of Amy Symington

Little did we know in the 80’s that chia seeds not only make the ultimate furry friends, but that they are also a super food.

Chia seeds are a source of ALA or alpha-linolenic fatty acid.  ALA fatty acids are essential in our diet, meaning that they must be consumed through dietary means as our bodies do not produce them naturally. Many health benefits have been researched and discovered concerning the consumption of ALA rich foods, like chia ...

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Vegetarian Delivery Guide 2014

December 05, 2013

Vegan Magic
It’s that time of year… when it’s cold and dark and all you really want to do is curl up on the couch with a delicious meal that you didn’t have to make yourself. Welcome to the first ever Toronto Vegetarian Delivery Guide! This is the place to peruse all of the Toronto Vegetarian Directory favourites that offer a delivery service. Find ...

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Breakfast each day keeps the nightmares away

December 04, 2013

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

We’ve all heard many reasons why it’s important to start your day with a hearty breakfast: it gets your metabolism moving, keeps you feeling full so you avoid snacking on junk before lunchtime, yada yada yada. That’s all true, but there’s another reason why I start every single day with a delicious breakfast: it guarantees that I have something to smile about each and every day.

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