Vegetarians and the Winter Holiday Season

Whether it is Christmas, Chanukah, Solstice, or Kwanzaa – enjoy a vegetarian feast. We have links to the best recipes, tips on what to serve, gift suggestions, and E-card links. Avoid stress when vegetarians and meat eaters will be at the same meal. See our Surviving a holiday dinner page for suggestions on: Catering to vegetarians (when… Read more »

Pig abuse exposed in MFA Canada investigation

This Saturday, CTV investigative current affairs program W5 broadcast disturbing undercover footage from inside a pig farm in Manitoba that supplies pork to Soebeys, Loblaws, Metro, and Walmart Canada. The footage, released by Mercy for Animals Canada shows pregnant sows crammed into small metal gestation crates without room to turn around, and documents pigs bleeding… Read more »

Where to find veggie holiday fare & gifts in 2012

Jump to: Restaurants Serving Special Meals Gift Packs & Gift Cards Eco-Friendly Gifts Bakery Goods Savory Goods Catering Restaurants Serving Special Meals The Hogtown Vegan is having a New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe celebration! Roasted Butternut Bisque with Sunflower Creme Roasted Tur-duck-en Maple-braised Brussel Sprouts Whipped Potatoes, Baby Carrots Mushroom-Wine Reduction Classic New York-Style Cheesecake… Read more »

Vegetarian Directory Updates – December 2012

New Fresh Produce and Appliances Organic Food Delivery’s mission is to “provide our customers with affordable, nutrient rich organic foods that support living a life of optimal health. Our aim is to support farming practices and community activities that contribute to a healthier planet. We are an online service with the largest distribution area in… Read more »

How to Host a Vegan Challenge

by Marco Pagliarulo The Vegan Challenge (or vegan pledge) is a good way for “veg-curious” people to try a vegan diet for a short time in a fun environment under the guidance of a vegan who already knows the ropes.  One of the barriers to exploring vegan food in our society is the myth that… Read more »

TVA Holiday Gift Packs available for a limited time only!

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Or just a little something to treat yourself? This holiday season, we’re offering a special holiday gift package for the next four weeks only! Available for just $50, each Holiday Gift Pack includes: A one-year membership to the Toronto Vegetarian Association and subscription to our newsletter, Lifelines One Toronto… Read more »

2012 Holiday Sale & Gingerbread House Contest

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your holiday gifts – score some sweet savings at TVA’s annual Holiday Sale and Open House. This is your chance to grab some great vegetarian cookbooks for yourself or the loved ones in your life. We’ll also be giving away FREE back issues of Vegetarian Times that… Read more »

Vegetarian Directory Updates – November 2012

New to Toronto Veg Card Program We are extremely pleased to announce that Tori’s Bakeshop (2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500) has joined our program for 10% off! Not only can you get delicacies like all vegan croissants, donuts, and chocolate bar bits… you can also get savoury goods like all vegan cheese-ham-broccoli scones. Plus, they… Read more »

Veggie Halloween: Healthy treats and tips for parents

Happy Halloween! We have gathered some healthy treat suggestions, tips for parents and links to several delicious recipes. Candy alert Halloween candy is often not vegan and sometimes not even vegetarian. Read the labels. Here are some ingredients to look out for: Gelatin: Jelling agent made by boiling cows’ and pigs’ skin, tendons, ligaments and… Read more »

Vegetarian Directory Updates – October 2012

Vegan Dog Food Don’t want to feed your animal-companion something that you wouldn’t eat? V-Dog Vegan dog food is now shipping to Canada. “100% complete & balanced nutrition. V-dog proudly meets or exceeds AAFCO adult dog food nutritional standards and is veterinarian approved. V-Dog food is family owned and manufactured in small batches in California,… Read more »