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

Meet Alyssa: TVA Staff Profile

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Earlier this week we told you all about Annie, our graphic design assistant for the Veg Food Fest. Annie works closely with our Festival & Events coordinator Alyssa. We introduced you to Alyssa a few months ago but with the 32nd Veg Food Fest less than two months away, we thought you might want to… Read more »

Meet Annie: TVA Staff Profile

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When summer rolls around at the TVA office, things pick up quite a bit. This year we’re lucky to have not one, not two but three summer assistants in the office. It’s a busy place these days! Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce you to our summer staff team so you can recognize the… Read more »

Veg Out 369: Get Your Calendars Out

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Today John and Shalini discuss the full line-up of food events in Toronto for the summer.  While not all of the events are vegan necessarily, you will be sure to find some vegan options at each of them. Veg Out 369: Get Your Calendars Out  

Transitioning to Veganism

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By Janine Jivani, Vegetarian Directory Assistant One of the things that I love about the Toronto Vegetarian Association is that they offer a variety of ways to learn about eating a plant-based diet no matter if you’re already veg or not. I was recently hired as a summer student (to work on the 2017 Vegetarian Directory and facilitate… Read more »

Vegan Camping: It’s All About the Food

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By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Camping season arrived weeks ago, but there’s still a couple of months to go. Perhaps for you camping is all about quiet, peaceful days and nights, swimming, sitting around a fire or taking scenic hikes. And those are all good reasons for a weekend away. But camping… Read more »

Veg Out 368: Vegan Dating in the Summer!

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On today’s episode of Veg Out, Lisa and Shalini talk about summer romance and how that works as a vegan! We talk about whether or not we’re “vegan” or “a vegan”, advertising that on your profile, dating as a vegan and where to take your summer flings in Toronto. Veg Out 368: Vegan Dating in the… Read more »

Discount Profile: Abokichi

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Care of Vinyse Barber Abokichi is a sweet little cafe on Dupont, right by Dupont subway station. They’re very vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, offering sandwiches, soups, salads, sweets, and one of my favourite snack foods, Onigiri. Onigiri originated in Japan, and consists of half-milled rice and a filling, formed into a triangle and wrapped in a… Read more »

Watermelon Mint Slushie

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Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 3 cups frozen watermelon 1-2 sprigs fresh mint, stems removed 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional) Directions: In a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with mint.