Tart Holiday Smoothie

Care of Ashley Sauve Makes one serving Ingredients: 1 cup whole cranberries, fresh or frozen 1 banana, frozen 3 tablespoons hemp hearts ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup fresh orange juice pinch of dried ginger 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional) 1 tablespoon goji berries (optional) Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until… Read more »

Spiced Dark Chocolate, Walnut and Maple Covered Pears

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com (makes 12-14 servings depending on pear size) This is a fun activity to do with kids for Halloween, birthdays or special occasions! Ingredients:  12-14 small pears, washed and completely dried 14 wooden skewers (8” work well) 3/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts (or toasted pumpkin seeds for nut allergies) Chocolate… Read more »

Anti-Oxidant Smoothie

Care of Ashley Sauve Ingredients ½ cup frozen concord grapes ¼ cup frozen wild blueberries ¼ cup frozen cherries ¼ cup frozen blackberries 1 tbsp coconut butter 1 cup coconut milk 3 tbsp hemp seeds ½ tsp vanilla bean powder Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Food of the Month: Grapes

Care of Ashley Sauve While fruits are generally regarded as one of the healthiest food groups, few foods have a reputation for being as health-promoting as the humble grape. As far back as the Neolithic era, grapes have been cultivated on each of Earth’s continents. Their presence exists in most diets worldwide, which is one… Read more »

Discount Profile: Thrive Organic Kitchen and Cafe

Care of Kharen In the very south west corner of Etobicoke lives Thrive, a fabulous vegetarian/vegan restaurant. This is especially exciting since vegetarian and vegan restaurants are virtually non-existent in Etobicoke. But even more exciting than the location is the food itself! I have been there about four times now and haven’t had anything I… Read more »

Vegan Camping: It’s All About the Food

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Camping season arrived weeks ago, but there’s still a couple of months to go. Perhaps for you camping is all about quiet, peaceful days and nights, swimming, sitting around a fire or taking scenic hikes. And those are all good reasons for a weekend away. But camping… Read more »

Watermelon Mint Slushie

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 3 cups frozen watermelon 1-2 sprigs fresh mint, stems removed 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional) Directions: In a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with mint.

Food of the Month: Watermelon

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Watermelon, also known as the ultimate summer time treat, is well known for its high water content. However this juicy fruit packs a punch of nutrients as well. Watermelon is a significant source of vitamins A, C, and B 6. It is also high in the carotenoid lycopene, which… Read more »

A Guide to Vegan Ice Cream in Toronto’s Veg Village

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator The latest Veg Out: Toronto’s Vegetarian Podcast gave a fabulous rundown of the increasing vegan options for ice cream around the GTA. With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to decide where to go when you feel like treating yourself to something cold and creamy…. Read more »

Five Great Post-Workout Snacks

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator   While vegetarians and vegans are a diverse bunch in many ways, there seems to be one common thread, and that’s an obsession with food. Our Toronto Veg Team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon each year is no different and even though training and fundraising is… Read more »