Strawberries: The Love Berry

Care of Ashley Sauve “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.” Dr. William Butler, a 17th Century English Writer was talking about strawberries of course! He was right, these sweet jewels are packed with nutrition, as well as sweet flavor to warm the coolest of hearts this Valentine’s Day…. Read more »

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes

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Care of Ashley Sauve Show your loved ones how dear they are to you by serving them these super food cheesecakes! Not only do they taste fantastic but they pack a nutritional punch and are raw, vegan, gluten and soy free for all to enjoy! Serves 16 Ingredients: Filling: 2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight… Read more »

Discount Profile: Loving Hut

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Care of Sonal Batavia Sandwiched between urban veg foodie favourites Fresh and Freshii — on the corner of Spadina and Richmond, The Loving Hut had come into my peripherals many times in the past few years, but admittedly I had written it off for years on account of an uninviting appearance (I’m a marketer, what… Read more »

Vegetarian Recipes

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Here are some great places to find delicious, easy vegetarian and vegan recipes Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 7-Day Veggie Challenge Visit www.veggiechallenge.com to sign up for a free online program where you’ll get recipes delivered to your inbox every day for a week! Many recipes and meal ideas are also posted on the website itself. Post… Read more »

Black beans please…

Care of Amy Symington Not always seen as the most glamourous of protein options, beans are making a comeback this 2015 according to food trend surveys. And rightfully so! Beans contain high amounts of fibre which provides all sorts of health benefits particularly related to good gastrointestinal health.  They specifically contain high levels of resistance… Read more »

Black bean and sweet potato shepherd’s pie

Care of Amy Symington Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 3 cups cremini mushrooms, diced 4 medium carrots, diced 2 tbsp dried basil 3 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp thyme 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 cups black beans, cooked 2… Read more »

Celebrating Cocoa in More Ways Than One

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By 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… Read more »

Holiday Grain Salad with Clementines

Care of Ashley Sauve During 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 Ingredients Salad:… Read more »

Discount Profile: Truly India

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… Read more »

Creative in the Kitchen

By 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… Read more »