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March 2019 Social Group Events

Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington This donut shop in Hamilton closed last year and then re-opened as a vegetarian/vegan bakery and cafe! In addition to plenty of vegan donuts, they now also serve other sweets, soups, chili, and sandwiches. This group will meet at Doughboy Bakery (635 Greenhill Avenue) in Hamilton on Sunday, March 17th at 12:30 pm. RSVP to hamiltonburlington@veg.ca by March 16th at noon. Dinner Social Group The Dinner Social Group will meet at Saigon Lotus (6 St. Andrew Street in Kensington Market) on Thursday, March 21st at 7 pm. RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by March 19th. Toronto Veg Fitness On Saturday, March 23rd, enjoy a walk at the Evergreen Brickworks. Hit the trails, enjoy the outdoors, and finish with a bit of shopping at the Saturday market. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca Vegan Baking Group On Saturday, March 23rd the Vegan Baking Group is hosting a special event: Welcome the Spring! Are you a vegan cake lover? Celebrate the arrival of spring with amazing cakes, food, live music and dancing! Bring a vegan cake, RSVP on the web app … Read More


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Veg Out 444: Musician Peter Katz

On today’s episode we welcome musician and vegan Peter Katz to talk about his veg journey and how he has helped others find their way to plant based living. Peter Katz is a singer/songwriter and recording artist who has toured and played music extensively around the globe. He’s developed a dedicated fan base with his compelling storytelling and songs. He’s been nominated for a Juno Award and Canadian Screen Award, and won Best Male Vocalist in Now Magazine’s Best of Toronto poll. He’s topped iTunes charts with his five albums, with a new album coming out in the near future. He’s also a speaker at events where he motivates audiences to create their own path, overcome obstacles, and find success in whatever they desire. Listen now to Veg Out!   Peter Katz with Theme… Read More


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Veg Out 443: Divine Chocolate

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we talk all things fair trade chocolate with Morgan and Callie from Divine Chocolate. You can find Divine Chocolate at the upcoming Buy Good. Feel Good Expo. This year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is partnering with Buy Good. Feel Good, so look for more interviews about the Expo coming up! Veg Guide Valentine’s Day Specials! Listen now to Veg Out!   Veg Out Divine Chocolate with Theme     Veg Out Divine Chocolate with Theme… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates: Valentine’s Day Specials!

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And love it or hate it, it’s definitely time to indulge those you love (or hey, love yourself!), by getting some good food, and nice vegan gifts! And our Veg Guide businesses have not disappointed in that regard! Read on for some amazing specials! Alternity Alternity has this great promo for only $7! You get a Heart Beet Truffle and a Cardamon Rose Tea Latte: “Awaken your senses with this match made in heaven. Our fully raw, plant based heart beet truffle is sure to make you fall in love, and our cardamon rose tea latte will have you forever in swoon.”   Away Kitchen Visit Away Kitchen for their Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu! Available at both locations, but there’s no pizza at College St. Just $30.00 Appetizer: Olives and almonds / Beet salad / Garlic knots Main: 9″ pizza / Oyster mushroom pot pie / Lasagna Dessert: Dark chocolate lava cake / Apple tartin   Baldwin Naturals Located in Kensington, Baldwin Naturals has all your… Read More


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Food and Recipe of the Month: Creamy Cashews

Care of Amy Symington of Ameliaeats.com Creamy, dreamy cashews are a plant based diet’s best friend and for good reason. They help to easily replace a cornucopia of otherwise dairy based products like milk, cheese, cheesecake, and cream toppings, fillings, sauces, and spreads. They are also delicious all on their own or try them dry roasted with a sprinkle of salt. No matter how you like your cashews though, know that they also contain many vital nutrients that our bodies require for optimal health. They contain high levels of fibre, protein, magnesium, copper, and healthy mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. Studies have shown that consuming 1.5 oz of nuts per day helps to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and help to maintain a healthy body weight due to their satiating effect. The magnesium and copper present helps with maintaining strong and healthy bones in conjunction with calcium and vitamin D keeping osteoporosis at bay. To up your cashew consumption and eliminate that dairy, try the recipes below on your favourite whole grain bagel with mounds of sprouts, red onions, and capers! Recipe: Cashew Cheese Spread with Carrot Lox Cashew Cheese Spread Makes 6… Read More


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Discount Profile: Away Kitchen

If you’re looking for either a sunny, stylish cafe to dine in for lunch, or a nice place to go for date night, Away Kitchen’s new Queen Street location will fit perfectly for either. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the beautiful artwork and living gardens on the walls, and how big the space was with a full dining room. But of course, a restaurant needs to not only look good but serve delicious food, and this place certainly blew me away. I had been to Away’s College Street location before and enjoyed the refreshing sandwiches and soups. I had come to Queen Street to try something unique at this location: their pizza. It was some of the best pizza I’ve had in the city (or ever?!). The crust was light yet crispy, and held up well considering the fact that the pizzas were loaded with their unique toppings. This ain’t your Italian grandma’s pizza. My partner and I shared the Mediterranean which was topped with their own homemade cashew mozarella cheese, a balsamic reduction, and artichokes. The Romana was a burst of different flavours and textures, including a cauliflower… Read More


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February Social Group Events

Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington Check out the new location of Hearty Hooligan on Sunday, February 10th at noon. Located at 292 Ottawa Street in Hamilton. RSVP to hamiltonburlington@veg.ca. TVA Reads On February 20th, join the TVA Reads for a special event where they will not only discuss Eat for the Planet: Saving the World One Bit at a Time by Nil Zacharias, but also Sam Turnbull’s cookbook Fuss Free Vegan. Make sure to read the book before the potluck so you’re ready to discuss it! Bring a vegan dish to share along with any required utensils for serving. RSVP is required to tvareads@veg.ca. You can also search for the group on Facebook to learn more. Vegetarians of High Park Also on Wednesday, February 20th, Vegetarians of High Park will meet for dinner at 6 pm at North of Bombay (on Dundas Street West in the Junction). This Indian restaurant has many clearly labelled vegan options. RSVP to highpark@veg.ca by Friday, February 15th. Dinner Social Group On Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 pm, join this group to try the new location of Green Earth Cuisine (now at 804 Danforth Avenue). RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by February 19th. Toronto Veg Fitness… Read More


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Veg Out 440: Priya Rao from What Priya Said

Happy 2019 to all you fine veg and veg-curious folks! On today’s episode we are joined by broadcaster and vegan connoisseur Priya Rao to talk about her vegan journey and her new outlet for showcasing all things plant powered, What Priya Said. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram. Listen now to Veg Out!   Veg Out Priya Rao  … Read More


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