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Discount Profile: Veggie Planet

Veggie Planet takes the idea of fusion cuisine to a whole new level. I knew they put an Indian twist on the American pizza and burger, but I was absolutely blown away by the number of options to choose from on their enormous, unique menu. First we had to choose a pizza, which was no easy task. Would it be the Indian Masala Pizza, the Kawa Topped Pizza, or the Chaat Pizza? We decided to go with the Pav Bhaji, which featured spicy vegetables, chilis, garlic, and vegan cheese, all atop a perfectly thin yet crispy crust. Next we chose a burger, of which we narrowed down to choices like the noodle burger, vada burger, or samosa burger. We decided on the Timi Burger, which had a vegan fish patty topped with more veggies and vegan cheese. But there were too many enticing dishes to stop there. We also ordered the Planet Special Poutine which was out of this world! Imagine warm fries topped with not just the usual vegan cheese and gravy but also masala flavours, crispy onions, olives, and kawa. They were not light on any of the toppings. This was a luscious, gooey mess. Everything we ate was incredibly… Read More


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May Social Group Events

Toronto Veg Fitness On Saturday, May 25th, enjoy a group bike ride leaving from Corktown Commons at 10 am. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca TVA Reads On May 15th at 6:30 pm TVA Reads will get together at CSI Annex (on Bathurst, south of Bloor) to discuss Protest Kitchen by Carol J. Adams. As always, this event is also a vegan potluck so please bring a dish to share as well as your own plate and cutlery.  Click here for more details on Facebook or email tvareads@veg.ca. Social Dinner Group Enjoy good food and conversation on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm at Cosmic Treats (207 Augusta Avenue). RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by May 15th. Read More


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Hop up to these Easter Specials from Veg Guide businesses!

  Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy Passover!   It’s my favourite holiday of year (so many bunnies!) and it’s time to get a sneak peek of what our Veg Guide Businesses are cooking (and baking!) up for the holidays! Hope you’re hungry, let’s dive in!   Better Cookies.ca Send a personalized cookie delivery for Easter and to celebrate Spring. We deliver Easter cookie bouquets, baskets, boxes and jars across Toronto and the the GTA including Hamilton and Burlington. Each gift is baked fresh and made with care. We shape each one by hand and add extra chocolate chips on top to make our chocolate cookies awesome. Please see our Easter gifts page to order online here: https://www.bettercookies.ca/special-gifts/11-easter     Bliss Kitchen Bliss Kitchen has an Easter menu that looks so good! Plus, selected items purchased with the Mealshare symbol next to it, give a meal to a child in need through the Hamilton Boys and Girls Club. Choose from buffalo bites, stuffed spuds, a strawberry rose smoothie, a rose glow latte, a raspberry lemon nice cream sandwich, carrot cake bites, or a rainbow chocolate Easter egg. Or, don’t choose and order… Read More


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Veg Out 447: Feeding a Hungry Soul with Jacques Brennan

On today’s episode of Veg Out, Lisa and Steve are chatting with Jacques Brennan, author of the Hungry Soul cookbook, about growing up vegetarian and going vegan while travelling the world. Listen now to Veg Out!   Find Jacques here: Instagram: @hungrysoulvegan Amazon: Hungry Soul Upcoming Events: April 13 – Hamilton/Burlington Vegan meet up 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Earl’s (Burlington) then 8 pm Coffee House April 14 – Compassionista Ethical Fashion Show – 2:30 – 5:30 PM at The Right Side Boutique and Studio April 27 – Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale – 1 – 4 PM – here at the Resource Centre! (17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor) April 27 – Dinner with The Doctor – 6 PM – Pathways to Wholeness Lifestyle Medicine Centre May 4 – Hamilton Veg Fest – 10 – 6 pm – Ancaster Fair Grounds May 5 – Veg Spring Market 5$, 11-6 pm at Wychwood Barns, TICKETS HERE FOR MORE UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR… Read More


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April Veg Guide Updates!

Happy Spring! We are bringing you two Veg Guide posts this month–there’s so many great new places to check out, I didn’t want to wait until after Easter to let you know about them! Look for my Easter post coming up a little later in the month! Without further ado, here’s the new places to look out for this month. Animal Liberation Kitchen 717 1/2 Queen Street East In addition to having the cutest logo ever, Animal Liberation Kitchen also serves up smoothies, sandwiches, mac and cheese, desserts and more from their new storefront at Queen and Broadview. You might have had their yummy food at one of the vegan festivals around the GTA, but now you can have it anytime! “At Animal Liberation Kitchen, our goal is not to pressure people into feeling guilty about eating meat. We simply intend to offer a healthy and tasty alternative. We are trying to prove that meat is not necessary for a delicious and wholly nutritious meal.” Chawpati Indian Cuisine 950 Wyandotte St. W., Windsor  If you’re in Windsor looking for some veg food, the newly opened Chawpati Indian Cuisine can definitely help you out! Everything… Read More


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Food and Recipe of the Month: Cultured Veggies and Cabbage

Care of Amy Symington at ameliaeats.com  Cabbage is an often overlooked winter vegetable that gets very little culinary love. However, its versatility and impressive nutrition profile will surprise even your sauerkraut-loving grandmother. It is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family including arugula, broccoli, collard greens, horseradish, and kale. Cruciferous vegetables contain high levels of health-promoting phytochemicals, specifically antioxidant-rich polyphenols and disease-preventing fibre. They contain high levels of anti-bacterial organosulphur compounds that have been shown to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Cabbage is also rich in vitamins C and K, as well as manganese, all of which help to support good bone and teeth health. Use it in spring or winter rolls, slaws, salads, soups, tacos, braised with tofu, and/or fermented in sauerkraut or cultured veggies. Cultured Veggies Makes 1 500ml jar Ingredients: (Prep a few days in advance or just use veggies as toppings and omit water, garlic and salt) 1 large carrot, grated 1 small beet, grated ½ cup cabbage, thinly sliced 1 cup water 1 clove garlic ½ tsp sea salt 16 oz mason jar Directions: 1. In a large bowl… Read More


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Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Join us for the Toronto location of the Annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale at the TVA Resource Centre! There will be cupcakes, cookies, confections, and more. And you’ll support a great cause: inspiring people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating. All proceeds support the TVA. You may want to bring a takeaway container to carry away extra treats! When? Saturday April 27th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where? TVA Resource Centre (17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor). We regret our location is not wheelchair accessible, although weather permitting, we may set up on our patio downstairs. This year’s sale will also feature goodies from our past Vegan Bake Off contestants!… Read More


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April Social Group Events

Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington and Veggies of Halton-Peel This joint meetup on Saturday, April 13th at 5:30 pm will be at Earl’s Burlington (900 Maple Avenue), which launched a 100% vegan plant-based menu in October 2018. If you’d like, following dinner you can join the group at Coffee House @8-11pm (Advance tickets $14, Door Tickets: $18 or Two for $35). RSVP or get more info from hamiltonburlington@veg.ca. Toronto Veg Fitness On Tuesday, April 16th, enjoy a group run/walk from 6:30 to 7:30 pm along the waterfront trail. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca TVA Reads On April 17th at 6:30 pm TVA Reads will get together at CSI Annex (on Bathurst, south of Bloor) to discuss How to be a Good Creature. As always, this event is also a vegan potluck so please bring a dish to share as well as your own plate and cutlery.  Click here for more details on Facebook or email tvareads@veg.ca. Vegetarians of High Park On Friday, April 26th at 6:00 pm come check out the all-vegan restaurant The Goods (279 Roncesvalles). They have delicious bowls, smoothies, and salads. RSVP required by Wednesday, April 24th. RSVP to highpark@veg.ca. Read More


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Veg Out 445: Buy Good Feel Good

Looking to buy something unique and does not cost a fortune? Want to know where it came from and who made it? Visit Canada’s largest show celebrating businesses that are truly changing the world! Shop your favourite fair trade, organic and sustainable brands from over 60 countries all in one place. On today’s show we sit down with the founder of the expo Rafik Riad. Veg Out 445- Buy Good Feel Good Links Buy Good Feel Good Expo Adam Ruins Everything – Dog Breeds (video)… Read More


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