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 »

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 »

Valentine’s Beet Pancakes

Care of Ashley Sauve Serves 2 Ingredients 1 tablespoon ground chia or flax seed 1 cup rice flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 ¼ cups non-dairy milk of choice ¼ cup roasted beet puree ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 teaspoons coconut oil Directions: For beet… Read more »

Giving Thanks for Delicious Food

By Autumn Ladouceur – Past TVA Communications Intern Thanksgiving at the Ladouceur family home was a big hit! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the cornucopia of festive vegetables brought to the table. To name a few we had squash, yams, brussel sprouts, turnip and mashed potatoes, all made with vegan margarine. My aunt Donna even brought a… Read more »

Getting Ready for a Veggie Thanksgiving

By Autumn Ladouceur – Past TVA Communications Intern No matter what walk of life you’re in, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for the vegetarians out there. When we think of Thanksgiving the first thing most people picture is a turkey, so our challenge as vegetarians is to try to make a satisfying Thanksgiving feast… Read more »

Vegetarian Passover Recipes

Without the right resources, being vegetarian in an omnivorous family can be challenging. With two holidays this month, Easter and Passover, we thought we’d pass on some tips for making sure you’re not following the way of the Easter Bunny and just munching on some carrots while everyone else enjoys a flavourful feast! First, try… Read more »

Vegetarians and the Winter Holiday Season

Whether it is Christmas, Chanukah, Solstice, or Kwanzaa – enjoy a vegetarian feast. We have links to the best recipes, tips on what to serve, gift suggestions, and E-card links. Avoid stress when vegetarians and meat eaters will be at the same meal. See our Surviving a holiday dinner page for suggestions on: Catering to vegetarians (when… Read more »

Ukrainian Christmas Eve

A 12 Course Traditional Meat-Free Holiday Feast The ritual dinner enjoyed on Christmas Eve in the Eastern Orthodox Christian homes of the Ukraine was, in fact, semi-vegetarian. Ukrainians have always celebrated Christmas Eve with a twelve course meatless feast (Sviata Vechera). Traditionally this dinner was meat-free, with the exception of fish. Here, we present a… 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 »

Scrambled Tofu and Vegetables

Serves 2–3. Adding turmeric to this recipe turns it yellow, the colour of scrambled eggs. 2–3 Tbsp light oil (sesame, canola, etc) 1 celery stalk, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 3 green onions, chopped fine 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 blocks firm tofu (500 g/16 oz) Umeboshi vinegar to taste (or a dash of salt) 2 green… Read more »