Vegan Ice Cream in Toronto

Care of Carla Williams Updated August 2017 Is vegan “ice cream” even ice cream? Arguably (and by that we mean technically), it is not! The important thing is we’ve got a list of local spots where you’ll find the good stuff: delicious, dairy-free concoctions that will satisfy any ice cream lover’s craving for cool. My… Read more »

Discount Profile: The Social Gardener Cafe

Care of Jeanette Cabral The east end of Toronto doesn’t always get the spotlight when it comes to vegan options, but if you venture east of the DVP, you’ll find gems like The Social Gardener Cafe ready to feed you. Located on Gerrard east of Greenwood, The Social Gardener sits between two changing neighbourhoods –… Read more »

Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits

Makes 6 servings (1.5 cups/serving) Cook Time: 18 minutes Topping ingredients: 2 cups whole rolled oats ¾ cup pecans ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds ¼ hemp seeds 2 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon ½ cup chopped dried dates Sweet potato puree ingredients: 4 small baked sweet potatoes, skins on) 2 tbsp maple syrup 1… Read more »

Food of the Month: One (sweet potato) Two (sweet potato)

Care of Amy Symington, of ameliaeats.com The humble potato comes in many many varieties and forms, but one of the most nutrient dense versions is the rich, velvety smooth sweet potato. Sweet potatoes contain high levels of the powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene, helping to reduce the risk of any inflammatory disease or ailment including cancer, macular… Read more »

Grilled Vegetable Eggplant Rollups

Care of Andrea Howe at www.glowingongreens.com  Serves 4 Rollups Ingredients: 1 eggplant, 1/4” sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 1 zucchini, 1/4” sliced length wise 1 bunch asparagus 1 block tofu 1 lemon, juiced 1 bunch basil 2 cups marinara sauce salt and pepper Cheese Sauce Ingredients:… Read more »

Food of the Month: Eggplant

Care of Andrea Howe at www.glowingongreens.com  Eggplants are that one peculiar vegetable we have never been sure if we like or not. They’re found in traditional dishes like ratatouille, baba ghanoush, or caponata. We see them more lately as a healthy alternative to pasta noodles, meat substitutes, or just a delicious component to a salad…. Read more »

Muskoka Round-Up

Planning a trip to Muskoka? Here are some veg-friendly spots to check out on your next cottage-country adventure. Creative Plate Eatery Just outside of Gravenhurst you’ll find Creative Plate Eatery and Muskoka Stay & Sleep Inn. Creative Plate Eatery has a vegetarian menu with some vegan and gluten-free options as well. And if you’d rather… Read more »

Vegan Round-Up in Thornhill

Care of Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator They say we all want what we can’t have. My parents complain that all the great vegetarian restaurants are downtown, but lately I’ve been finding that there are so many great vegan hot spots in the area where I grew up that when I’m home for… Read more »

Creamy Corn Chowder with Tempeh Chorizo

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com  Makes 12 servings Ingredients 1 tbsp grapeseed oil 2 small onions, diced 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 medium carrots, diced 5 stalk celery, diced 2 tbsp cumin 2 tbsp paprika 3 large potatoes, diced 3 cups tomatoes, diced 1L vegetable stock or water 3 cups corn niblets, about 2… Read more »

Food of the Month: Corn – Friend or Foe?

Care of Amy Symington, of ameliaeats.com Late summer and early fall is prime corn picking season! But is corn good for you? Just like any other food, whole, cooked, corn is; highly processed corn is not. Corn contains high levels of the carotenoid antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which help in protecting the body against certain… Read more »