Discount Profile: Disgraceland

Toronto’s vegan restaurant scene is booming, with new places opening all the time. No longer is it surprising to find vegan comfort food or bakeries in all parts of the city. You would think with such a plethora of options in this city it would be hard to find something unique, but Disgraceland, a vegan-friendly… Read more »

Lemon Asparagus Hummus

Care of Andrea Howe Makes 1.5 cups Ingredients 1 cup asparagus, cut into 1” pieces 1 (400mL) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp tahini 1 lemon, juiced 1 tbsp cooking water 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp + 1 tsp extra-virgin… Read more »

Food of the Month: Asparagus

Care of Andrea Howe This spring super-food starts the season off packed full of vitamins and minerals. Asparagus growing season begins at the end of February and continues all through the spring until May. Unlike most vegetables, asparagus continues to grow and thrive even after it is picked. This trait is beneficial as the powerful… Read more »

Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Makes 6 servings Soup ingredients: 1 tsp grapeseed oil 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 red chili pepper, minced 1 tbsp ground coriander 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp paprika 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 L vegetable stock 1 540 ml can coconut… Read more »

Food of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com One potato, two potato. You say potato, I say sweet poe-tah-toe. Sweet potatoes pack a nutritious yet delicious punch. They are high in beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, which is good for your skin, eyesight, and reducing your overall risk of cancer. They are also a high… Read more »

Discount Profile: Suup Health Bar

Who doesn’t crave a hot, cozy soup in the winter in Toronto? Well isn’t it perfect timing that Suup Health Bar happens to be Toronto’s newest vegan lunch spot and that they’re giving a free soup to members of the Toronto Vegetarian Association! The first time I went I was overwhelmed with the options. The… Read more »

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Makes 3 cups Serving size: 1 tbsp Cooking time: 15 minutes Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 6 cups water 6 tbsp baking soda 3 cups hazelnuts, blanched, skins removed and toasted 3/4 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp vanilla 3 tbsp dutch pressed cocoa powder Directions: Preheat the oven to… Read more »

Food of the Month: Heal with Hazelnuts

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Also known as the filbert nut or cobnut, hazelnuts have a rich, bitter, and unique nutty flavour that make any basic dish or dessert seem decadent. Hazelnuts contain beneficial flavanoids which have been shown to support brain health,  improve our circulation, and help keep symptoms associated with allergies at… Read more »

Tart Holiday Smoothie

Care of Ashley Sauve Makes one serving Ingredients: 1 cup whole cranberries, fresh or frozen 1 banana, frozen 3 tablespoons hemp hearts ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup fresh orange juice pinch of dried ginger 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional) 1 tablespoon goji berries (optional) Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until… Read more »

Food of the Month: Crushing on Cranberries

Care of Ashley Sauve Cranberries are a seasonal favorite during the holidays, an icon of festivity. They’re also a staple dried fruit used in trail mixes, granolas, and even salads. While we generally see cranberries as  complement, condiment or side, this tiny berry actually packs a solid nutritional punch and brings to the table a… Read more »