Podcast 298: Chocolate, Coffee and Special Guests

April 16, 2014

Today, Angeline, Kirti, Helen and Sarah enjoy a visit from the folks putting on Niagara VegFest. It’s time to put the winter behind us and get excited for all the upcoming spring and summer events!

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Worldwide Vegan Bake Sales in the GTA

April 10, 2014

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale 2013The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is an international campaign to showcase how delicious vegan baking is. Visit a Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale from April 26th to May 4th to support the Toronto Vegetarian Association and other animal charities.

Bake Sales for the Toronto Vegetarian Association

Saturday, April 26th

The Vegetarian Resource Centre’s Annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!

When? Saturday, April 26th from 1 to 4 pm

Where? Vegetarian Resource Centre, 17 Baldwin ...


Losing my Bake-Off Virginity: A First-Time Recount from a New Vegan

April 03, 2014
Care of Dane McBurnie

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Any gathering of Toronto’s vegan community is an exciting experience, but none is as sweet as the Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off. I am not a veteran vegan (I went vegan in 2013), but for as long as I have been living this lifestyle, I had heard tell of this cruelty-free contest of cookies, cupcakes and confections.

On the cool Sunday afternoon of March ...

Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2014

April 01, 2014

New Veg & Vegan Locations

Bello Bio (511 Mt. bellobiopanzerottiPleasant Rd., 416-587-4432,, Toronto’s only Italian vegan eatery and source for Italian vegan imported foods is moving! Currently located in mid-town on Mt. Pleasant Rd., those of you who live downtown will be happy to hear the new location will be centrally located in Kensington Market. “Bello Bio will be relocating to ...


A Green Surprise Amidst a White Winter

March 29, 2014
A Green Surprise Amidst a White Winter

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

IMG_6582I can remember like it was yesterday the first time I received a phone call from Green Zebra Kitchen. It was a few summers ago, and they had listed their business in the Vegetarian Directory. They were phoning to say that the directory had given their business a huge boost and as a thank you to TVA, they wanted to ...


Podcast 297: Lots of Food Talk!

March 29, 2014

Today, Angeline, Lisa O, and Helen discuss the delicious Bake-Off plates, Lisa’s adventures in California eating, Grasshopper Restaurant, Beyond Meat, our volunteer who distributes outreach materials to hospitals, Esther the Wonder Pig, the Mercy for Animals Farm to Fridge video, and more!

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Host a Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale April 26th-May 4th

March 28, 2014

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale 3Be one of hundreds of people around the globe to host a Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale during the week of April 26th to May 4th.

The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is a global event to raise money for animal charities and promote vegan baking. Hosting your own bake sale is a great opportunity to raise funds for the Toronto Vegetarian Association, promote delicious, cruelty-free food, and be part ...


Podcast 296: Spring is here?

March 22, 2014

Today Sarah and Kate talk about what they are most looking forward to about spring and summer. They also mention the Raw Vegan Festival that is coming up in June and the sold out 6th Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off! As well as Kate’s new favourite blog This Rawsome Vegan Life.

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Veggie Spirit with Bhakti Lounge: Special Members-Only Event!

March 21, 2014

veggiespiritBhakti Lounge is hosting an evening for TVA members only on April 24th at 6:30.

$10 gets you a vegan feast, yoga and the following presentation. Please register directly with Bhakti Lounge at

You are what you eat – is it true or a bit of an exaggeration ? Most of us have been veg for a while, healthy lifestyle choices is ...


An Act of Sweetness for Animals

March 20, 2014

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Us vegetarians like to poke fun at the pesky questions we get about our diet that seem so obvious to us. The biggest cliche we joke about of course is the classic “Where do you get your protein?”. But there are others too like “Do you eat yeast?” and “Can you eat pasta?”. I’ll give people credit. Although most dried store-bought pasta is vegan, fresh pasta made at a true Italian ...

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