Mighty Mushrooms

Care of Amy Symington of www.ameliaeats.com   Unami in flavour, mushrooms have their own very distinct taste and texture and are one of the most unique and versatile foods used worldwide. They are a resilient type of fungus that can grow almost anywhere that is moist and dark.  They will grow on any sort of… Read more »

Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off Recipe Books

Whether you’ve attended the Vegan Bake-Off and want to replicate something delicious you tasted, or if you’ve never had been able to go and want a chance to sample some of the treats you’ve missed, here’s your chance! Each year, generous Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off participants share their special recipes so you can recreate them… Read more »

Pistachio Pesto

Care of Ashley Sauve of The Vegan Chef Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 cups unsalted, shelled pistachios 1 cup chopped tomato 2 cloves garlic 1 cup basil leaves ½ cup nutritional yeast pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons olive oil (or more) salt and pepper to taste 1 cup sundried tomatoes, sliced… Read more »

Powerful Pistachios

Care of Ashley Suave of The Vegan Chef Pistachios are a crowd favourite, especially around the holidays and they are deserving of the love! In fact, pistachios have been described as an honorary legume thanks to their unique nutritional value among nuts. Thanks to their high fiber,  protein, and vitamin E content, pistachios make a… Read more »

Discount Profile: Vegetarian Haven

Care of Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Since Grasslands closed last month, we have been getting many inquiries about where people can go for a nice vegetarian dinner with candlelight. Fear not! Vegetarian Haven checks all the boxes and then some. You can come by Vegetarian Haven for lunch Tuesday to Friday from… Read more »

Mushroom Millet Pilaf

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 tbsp grapeseed oil 5 cups sliced oyster, shiitake, cremini mushrooms 1 small onion, minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups cooked millet (use vegetable stock in lieu of water for extra flavour) 2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar ½… Read more »

Marvelous Millet

Care of Amy Symington of www.ameliaeats.com This round, teeny tiny ancient and gluten free grain that is commonly found in bird seed packs a nutritional punch that is not just for the birds. Millet is high in insoluble fibre and is a good source of magnesium. High fibre whole grains, like millet, protect us from… Read more »

Food of the Month: Spirulina

Care of Ashley Sauve You may have heard by now of spirulina. It’s a trendy superfood that has been popping up everywhere from your favourite morning show to the grocery aisles. But what exactly is this mysterious ingredient? And is it really the nutritional superstar everyone is claiming? The answers might be surprising – first,… Read more »

Discount Profile: Nourished on the Go

Care of Sally Grande Nourished on the Go is the only all-vegan restaurant in the Durham Region, which covers everything about an hour east of Toronto. Located in a prime spot in downtown Oshawa, Nourished on the Go caters to a business and student crowd. While the current restaurant is geared to takeout, with 100%… Read more »

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 »