Vegan cooking for the holidays

Care of Florence McCambridge Whether this is your first time cooking a vegan meal for the holidays or you’re just looking for some new menu ideas, The Vegan Holiday Cookbook: From Elegant Appetizers to Festive Mains and Delicious Sweets 
by Marie Laforêt has got you covered. It’s full of recipes and full-colour photos for spreads and… Read more »

Vegan & Vegetarian Cooking Classes in Toronto

Whether you’re a brand new cook or you’re someone who knows their way around the kitchen, culinary classes are a great way to learn something new while having fun at the same time. Here’s a roundup of some vegetarian and vegan cooking classes happening around Toronto. The Toronto Vegetarian Association Event Calendar You can always… Read more »

Vegetarian Kitchen Essentials

By George Danir A vegetarian lifestyle introduces you to a wide range of nutritious recipes and dishes, and for many, vegetarianism encourages you to develop your culinary skills further. You may find that although you have access to a wide variety of delicious vegetarian recipes and cooking tips, many recipes require all sorts of gadgets… Read more »

Vegan Brunch Recipes & Breakfast Options

Check out these great vegetarian and vegan brunch recipes and quick breakfast options to start your day. We have delicious recipes and tips for toast, cereal, granola, muesli, hot oatmeal, apple pancakes, miso soup, tofu scramble and more. Don’t feel like cooking? Go out! See our new Vegetarian Brunch & Breakfast Guide 2013 for a complete… Read more »

Wild Blueberry Date Pie

Care of Amy Symington Ingredients: 2 cups spelt flour ½ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp ground flaxseed 1 cup coconut oil ½ cup water 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 cups wild blueberries 1 cup chopped dates ¼ cup maple syrup ¼ cup chopped almonds 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp vanilla ½… Read more »

How about a date?

Care of Amy Symington The date palm tree is cultivated for its succulently sweet fruit.  Found in dried, fresh, crystal or syrup form its uses are unending. The date fruit is the most widely known use of the date palm tree, however there are an array of additional uses as well.  The tree is also… Read more »

Kale: Real Fast, Real Food

Care of Karen Soper and Lisa Pitman In the realm of fast food there is a plethora of options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. We can literally go to every street corner and find something to eat. Books have been written about our “Fast Food Nation”, scrapping and devouring our land resources, contributing to epidemic proportions… Read more »

Food of the Month: Dandelion Greens

Care of Lisa Pitman and Nimisha Raja Do you just walk right past those green leafy veggies in the produce section? Does the mention of dandelions conjure up images of endless digging in the garden to rid the pesky weed? Let’s stop and take a second look. Dandelion greens are some of the most nutritious… Read more »

10 Easy Ways to Use Sprouts

Care of Lisa Pitman   Photo care of Vegan Cookbook Critic 1. Add fresh sprouts to any salad or rice bowl to boost the nutritional profile. 2. Dump a handful of green sprouts (e.g. sunflower sprouts) into a fruit smoothie to satisfy your greens quotient. 3. Make your own Essene or Manna bread by combining… Read more »

Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2012

Illustration by PJ Chimiel, printed by permission. See www.pjchmiel.com for more art, and food photos. This Canadian Thanksgiving enjoy a vegetarian feast. We have tips on what to serve and links to the best recipes. Thanksgiving is also about celebrating the harvest. Farmers’ markets are the best places to find fresh seasonal produce such as… Read more »