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Episode 306: Sugar-Free Sensation

July 19, 2014

Today John and Lisa O. are the co-hosts on the podcast.  The two share information about their recent eating experiences, and their mixed reactions to the news that Quality Meat Packers have closed their doors in Toronto.

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Daytripping Around Toronto: Easy as 1-2-Pea

July 18, 2014

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

There’s definitely a stereotype that when travelling to small towns, there won’t be any veg-friendly restaurants on offer and that when taking a day trip or overnight weekend getaway, it’s best to pack your own food.

We must have reached some sort of turning point, because I’ve had the pleasure of going on an overnight jaunt or day trip the last three weekends in a row, and all three times, have found vegan-friendly offerings ...

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Episode 305: Volunteering with TVA, Veg outreach and sharing your story

July 12, 2014

Today Sarah, Angeline and Kirti were joined by King,  a TVA outreach volunteer who shared his experiences as a TVA volunteer.  We  mentioned restaurants and products that can help make living a healthy lifestyle just a little bit easier. Like FreshCity Farms , and Vegan Cuts . We also talked about the importance of social support when transitioning to vegetarianism, or becoming vegan and how working at the events like those coming up this summer can lead to new friendships ...

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Podcast 303: Make Your Summer Veggielicious

July 07, 2014

bunnerssoftserveCindy and Kirti introduce you to our directory assistant, Izzy and they share info about plenty of delicious vegetarian news and events. New locations for two of Toronto’s most popular vegan dining establishments, vegan options at Summerlicious, and event a coconut festival!

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A 3-Day Pizza Diet

June 30, 2014

Our celebration of Vegan Pizza Day continues…

By Izzy Arhbeck, Directory Assistant

If you are like me and cannot live a day without thinking about pizza, you will appreciate this post.

I don’t think I have ever eaten so much pizza in my life than I did in the past three days. It might have been coincidental, but over the weekend, I cooked, bought and had pizza delivered.

My pizza diet began on Friday when a volunteer dropped off three massive pizza crusts (if ...

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The Great Toronto Pizza Roundup

June 25, 2014

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Pizza RusticaFor a lot of people making the journey from omnivore to vegan, the last animal product they stop eating is cheese. Numerous people have written about it’s addictive qualities and whether you believe that’s true or not, for whatever reason many people love the taste of cow’s cheese and keep eating it long after they’ve stopped eating meat or eggs.

Fortunately in today’s world, ...

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Podcast 303: A Very Brief Announcement About Jeevdaya Day

June 21, 2014

There’s no full length podcast today, but Lisa O wanted to make sure everyone was aware of an upcoming event that’s being put on by our very own Kirti (and his friends and family)! Jeevdaya Day may become a yearly event, and will include games, talks on vegan diet and lifestyle, a video screening and discussion, presentations by the TVA, Mercy for Animals, and Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary, a panel discussion, and delicious vegan meals. It will be held on ...

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Podcast 302: Running Raw Around Australia

June 14, 2014

Today John, Kirti and Sarah are joined by Alan Murray and Janette Murray-Wakelin.  Alan and Janette are best known as the couple who ran around the perimeter of Australia over the span of the year fueled entirely on raw food.  If you are interested in seeing more of Alan and Janette you can help put their story into documentary format or see them on June 18th at Idea City in Toronto.

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These are a few of my favourite things

June 14, 2014

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

If you know me at all, you know that I like to eat. Food is never far from my mind and I’m usually daydreaming about my next meal. By 10 am, I’m starting to countdown to lunch.

I don’t consider this something to be ashamed of. We’re taught to eat three meals a day but many dietitians and nutritionists now say that having 1-2 snacks throughout the day is healthy and that you should ...

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Our 2014 Strategic Plan

June 09, 2014

A Message from the Executive Director

JPG of the TVA strat plan cover pageOn behalf of the Toronto Vegetarian Association thanks for your interest in reading our latest strategic plan. We’re very excited to continue TVA’s work over the next five years to achieve our shared mission: to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating.

Read the TVA Strategic Plan 2014-2018 (10.3 MB)

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