Passover Desserts: Vegan Style

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator People have always found it a bit strange that I actually quite enjoy Passover food. While my family has never kept Kosher for Passover, I always take advantage of this time of year to enjoy matza bagels and whip up a batch of Isa Chandra Mokowitz’s wonderful… Read more »

Toronto’s Veg Village

By Moreen Murray, TVA member and volunteer At Barbi’s request and in the spirit of her guide to Vegan Alley about Bloor West, I am following up with my own little guide to what my husband and I call the Veg Village…Kensington Market. A popular spot for tourists and locals alike, we consider it our… Read more »

Getting Fancy: Adventures with Zengarry’s Artisanal Cheese

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator In last week’s Toronto Veg Blog post about vegan cream eggs (I hope you had a chance to try some!) I mentioned the plethora of recent Blog TO articles about cheesy vegan comfort foods in Toronto, such as mac n cheese and poutine. Another area of expanding cheese… Read more »

Welcome to Toronto’s Vegan Alley

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor & Volunteer Resources Coordinator When my partner and I are planning a visit to a new city, it usually goes a little bit like this: Create a Google earth map of all the vegetarian restaurants we want to go to, then look up hotels near the biggest concentration. More often than… Read more »

Where to Get Vegan Cream Eggs in Toronto

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Easter is almost upon us. For many years vegans have subsisted on whatever dark chocolate they could get their hands on in place of traditional giant, hollowed out chocolate bunnies or ooey gooey cream eggs. But, things have changed a lot these past few years. You know… Read more »

Girls Day In at the TVA Office

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Staff at the Toronto Vegetarian Association are fortunate to work for a great boss, David. He had arranged a fun potluck lunch this week so we could get to know better our relatively new Festival and Events Coordinator, Alyssa de Hoop. However poor David wound up falling… Read more »

Vegetarian Options at Ski Resorts

After a day on the slopes, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, vegetarian options aren’t just becoming more frequent at ski resorts these days, but sometimes they’re even the star of the show. Below is a list of vegetarian options to be found at some of Canada’s biggest ski resorts. Please note this… Read more »

Cannellini Bean Brownies with a Date Coconut Glaze & Toasted Walnuts

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com  Ingredients 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup toasted walnuts ¼ cup dates ¼ cup coconut oil 2 tbsp… Read more »

Discount Profile: Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet

You may think good vegetarian options are few and far between in small towns north of the city, but Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet proves that simply isn’t the case. Situated in an historical old home on the main street of Thornton (near Barrie), I’ve had the pleasure of visiting this fantastic restaurant more than once. If… Read more »

Hearty Adzuki Miso Soup with Kohlrabi Greens

Care of Ashley Sauve of The Vegan Chef This hearty, stick-to-your-ribs miso soup uses the nutritious, often over-looked greens of the kohlrabi plant. Ingredients 1 tablespoon cooking oil of your choice 1 small yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons ginger, grated 3 cups mushrooms (any variety), chopped 1 oriental sweet potato, roughly… Read more »