Food of the Month: One (sweet potato) Two (sweet potato)

Care of Amy Symington, of ameliaeats.com The humble potato comes in many many varieties and forms, but one of the most nutrient dense versions is the rich, velvety smooth sweet potato. Sweet potatoes contain high levels of the powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene, helping to reduce the risk of any inflammatory disease or ailment including cancer, macular… Read more »

Our Favourite Photos from Veg Food Fest 2017: Sweet Edition!

The TVA’s annual Veg Food Fest gets bigger and better every year. The weekend goes by in a blur for our hardworking staff and volunteers, so there’s nothing better than reliving the festival via the beautiful and mouthwatering photography shared by our visitors. Keep scrolling for the photos that prove why Veg Food Fest is… Read more »

Veg Out 406: Veg Food Fest Recap & Gluten vs Seitan

In today’s episode of Veg Out, John, Ana, Steve and Lisa had a pretty energetic chat about Veg Food Fest, their experiences at the festival and some highlights, and some casual chats of what’s new in the vegan scene for them! Links: Sudsatorium The Eco Well Sade Baron Vegan Oktoberfest Velo Vegan Vegan Cuts Listen… Read more »

Veg Out 405: Sam Turnbull and Lisa Le

This is the last in a special interview series with some of the fabulous people that will be presenting at the upcoming Veg Food Fest. On this week’s podcast, we focus on the food! Jeanette is joined by Sam Turnbull from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken, and fellow Veg Out host Lisa Le from The… Read more »

2017 Veg Food Fest Bookstore Preview

We know you’ll be really busy eating all the delicious things at Veg Food Fest (just take a look at this year’s vendors!), but when you’re ready for a break make sure to check out the festival bookstore. It will be packed with a selection of veg books, including bestselling cookbooks and the latest non-fiction… Read more »

Veg Out 404: MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

This week, we’re continuing our special interview series focusing on some of the presenters from the upcoming Veg Food Fest. Angeline, Steve and Jeanette speak with Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith about his vegan life and family, his proposed legislation for modernizing the animal protections act, and what Canadians can do to bring change to our… Read more »

Vegetarian Directory Updates – September 2017

New Vegan Burger Restaurant   Planta (1221 Bay St., 647-348-7000, www.plantatoronto.com), one of Toronto’s favourite plant-based restaurants, is set to open burger spin-off! Planta Burger will be opening on September 8th at 4 Temperance St. (at Yonge), in the Financial District. Like the original Planta, the menu is skillfully developed by chef David Lee and… Read more »

September 2017 Social Group Events

NEW SOCIAL GROUP! Toronto Veg Fitness An athletics-oriented group for vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious folks who want to connect with other like-minded individuals. Whether your passion lies in bodybuilding, cross fit, powerlifting, running, cycling, or a mix of everything, we welcome interest in all athletic pursuits. If you are just starting out, join our group and… Read more »

Grilled Vegetable Eggplant Rollups

Care of Andrea Howe at www.glowingongreens.com  Serves 4 Rollups Ingredients: 1 eggplant, 1/4” sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 1 zucchini, 1/4” sliced length wise 1 bunch asparagus 1 block tofu 1 lemon, juiced 1 bunch basil 2 cups marinara sauce salt and pepper Cheese Sauce Ingredients:… Read more »