Veg Out 342: DIY Vegan

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On today’s podcast, John and Sarah interview co-authors of DIY Vegan, Lisa Pitman and Nicole Axworthy. They not only give tips and tricks for stocking your own vegan pantry without the use of processed foods, but also give a sneak peek at what they’re most looking forward to at the upcoming 32nd Veg Food Fest, where they’ll… Read more »

Meet David: TVA Staff Profile

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What do you do at the Toronto Vegetarian Association? As TVA’s Executive Director, I work with our volunteer board of directors to set strategic priorities for the Toronto Vegetarian Association. And I work with staff to implement those strategies to achieve our mission – to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle… Read more »

Spiced Dark Chocolate, Walnut and Maple Covered Pears

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Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com (makes 12-14 servings depending on pear size) This is a fun activity to do with kids for Halloween, birthdays or special occasions! Ingredients:  12-14 small pears, washed and completely dried 14 wooden skewers (8” work well) 3/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts (or toasted pumpkin seeds for nut allergies) Chocolate… Read more »

Veg Out 341: Veg Food Fest best bets

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On today’s episode Sarah, Shalini and Jeanette get excited about the upcoming Veg Food Fest. We dive into the just released schedule of events and pick what we’re looking forward to this year. We also preview the Coconut Festival and the Seeds of Time documentary screening.

Veg Out: 340 – Veg Food Fests x 2!

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Today Jeanette and John give a live review of the Vegan Food and Drinks Festival and start getting excited about the 32nd Veg Food Fest happening September 9-11th! Veg Out 340: Veg Food Fests x 2!

Meet Felix: TVA Staff Profile

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The Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest vegetarian festival. Having grown over the past 32 years to have more than 100 exhibitors and more than 50,000 attendees, it’s no longer feasible to have just one full time staff member devoted to planning it all during the summer. So each summer we’re fortunate to hire… Read more »

Meet Barbi: TVA Staff Profile

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What do you do at the Toronto Vegetarian Association? Everything under the sun! Communications, donor relations, volunteer coordination, fundraising, office admin, outreach coordination, help with events and the unexpected! How did you become interested in vegetarianism? As a teenager I was listening to punk rock and reading a lot of zines which spoke about vegetarianism…. Read more »

Meet Janine: TVA Staff Profile

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You may have noticed some new places popping up on the Toronto Veg Card lately (check http://veg.ca/directory/list/discount-list for an updated list). That’s in part due to the fact that it’s veg directory season! We’ve got Janine in this summer helping to update the Vegetarian Directory and get it ready to go to print in time… Read more »

Discount Profile: Thrive Organic Kitchen and Cafe

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Care of Kharen In the very south west corner of Etobicoke lives Thrive, a fabulous vegetarian/vegan restaurant. This is especially exciting since vegetarian and vegan restaurants are virtually non-existent in Etobicoke. But even more exciting than the location is the food itself! I have been there about four times now and haven’t had anything I… Read more »

Veg Out 370: The Occasional Vegan

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Today John and Sarah discuss the growing trend of “occassional veganism”. What does this mean exactly and is it a good thing or a bad thing for the vegan movement? Veg Out 370: The Occasional Vegan