Terrific Teff

Care of Amy Symington Teff, a traditional ancient Ethiopian grain, is one of the most recent up and coming health foods making its rounds on the must eat list this year. Well known as the key ingredient for injera, a fermented Ethiopian flatbread often eaten with legume based stews, teff is a gluten free grain… Read more »

Blackberry Pear Overnight Buckwheat

Care of Ashley Sauve Move over overnight oats, there’s a new kid in town! This recipe is easy to throw together the night before, and makes for a quicker, healthier morning.  Serves 1 Ingredients  1/3 cup raw buckwheat groats ½ cup almond milk ¼ cup frozen blackberries (or mixed berries) 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)… Read more »

Discount Profile: Just Falafel

It’s ironic that this place is called “Just” falafel, because it’s menu is extremely wide and varied with all kinds of wraps you wouldn’t expect. For any of their “falafel” sandwiches, you can choose for a traditional falafel patty (your choice of fried or baked, and in your choice of white or whole wheat tortilla)… Read more »

Veggsquisite French Toast to Take You Back to Childhood

By Christina Vani It was August of 2014. A charming young woman that we all know and love, a certain Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator at the TVA, regaled me with my first sampling of the Vegg. “You need to try it.” I knew that if she was sharing this kind of love with such… Read more »

Tofu Bourguignon

Care of Amy Symington Ingredients:  450g firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2 inch cubes  2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil  2 yellow onions, thinly sliced  1 shallot, minced  5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced  1 cup cremini mushrooms, quartered  1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced  1 tbsp dried thyme  3 tbsp tomato paste  2 cups… Read more »

Extra onions please!

Care of Amy Symington A part of the allium family, along with its pungent cousin garlic, the onion is the often overlooked but most highly utilized vegetable in the world. As a fibrous, low glycemic food, onions have a bounty of health benefits to boast about. Firstly, they contain an organic sulfurous compound known as… Read more »

No-egg quiche made easy with the Vegg

By Autumn Ladouceur, former TVA communications intern   This week I took my first “crack” at cooking with Vegg, the new product made with nutritional yeast and other ingredients, that when mixed with water forms an egg-tasting and egg-yolk-textured product. With this you can make a number of things from egg salad to Hollandaise sauce…. Read more »

Strawberries: The Love Berry

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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 »