January 2012: eLifelines

Happy new year! We can’t wait to get things rolling in 2012. There’s already so much to get excited about. The 4th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off will be here in less than one month, closely followed by Vegan Rock, a fundraising concert and bake sale, so we hope you’ve got your sweet tooths polished! It… Read more »

2012 Vegan Easter specials in the GTA

Easter is on the way, which for a segment of the TVA population means celebrating, and for a segment of that segment means chocolate. Warning: 4 out of 5 dentists will get fabulously wealthy if you read this post! Live On Chocolate brings you organic, Fair-Trade treats that are sweetened with agave and yacon nectars. Did… Read more »

Food for Life Cooking Workshops

On April 14-15, join Andrea Hacquoil in exploring how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes can enhance your health and support your wellness goals. April 14th 10 am to 2 pm, April 15th 2 pm to 6 pm LEARN the latest nutritional information. ENJOY cooking demonstrations, TASTE healthy, delicious dishes, and SHARE… Read more »

TVA offers Mayor recipe for healthy weight-loss

The Toronto Vegetarian Association delivers plant-based care package to Mayor Ford and Councillor Doug Ford TORONTO:  In response to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s public resolution to lose weight in 2012, the Toronto Vegetarian Association has delivered a care package for achieving healthy weight-loss and invited the mayor to participate in Meatless Mondays. “Eating less meat… Read more »

Toronto Mayor Ford Cuts out Bacon to Lose Weight

Toronto Mayor Ford Cuts out Bacon to Lose Weight January, 2012 Toronto Mayor Rob Ford / Councillor Doug Ford, will use healthy plant-based diet in his/their efforts to lose weight TORONTO:  Sir Paul McCartney, President Bill Clinton… and now Rob Ford? Toronto Mayor Rob Ford / Councillor Doug Ford will follow a plant-based diet as… Read more »

Bake-Off to decide top vegan baker in Toronto

Bake-Off to decide top vegan baker in Toronto January 20, 2012 TORONTO – The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 4th Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off will invite both everyday and professional bakers to showcase their innovation and talent. Some professional bakers participating include, Ashley Wittig from Bunner’s vegan bakery and Daniel Lewis from Green Zebra Kitchen. Bakers… Read more »

Where to find veggie holiday fare & gifts in 2011

New Year’s Eve Rawlicious Bloor West They’re having a “delicious 5 course dinner beginning at 8pm on New Years Eve. Live jazz to follow and ring in the New Year! The price is $55/per person and includes one alcoholic drink (or sparkling juice). Beer & wine available through out the evening as well. Reservations are… Read more »

Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2011

This Canadian Thanksgiving enjoy a vegetarian feast. We have tips on what to serve and links to the best recipes. Thanksgiving is also about celebrating the harvest. Farmers’ markets are the best places to find fresh seasonal produce such as squash, pumpkins, corn, tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, peppers, arugula, kale, broccoli, etc. Avoid stress when vegetarians and meat… Read more »

Famous Vegetarians

Monday, 23 October 2006 Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Sept. 30, 2006 Recently Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen took time out of his busy schedule to record a public service announcement for PETA in which he sings the praises of a vegetarian diet. “Not only is a vegetarian lifestyle healthier, it’s better for the animals and… Read more »

Vegetarian Easter: Recipes and tips

Easter is a celebration of resurrection and rebirth, so it is the perfect occasion for everyone – veggies and non-veggies alike – to enjoy a delicious meat-free meal. Here are some helpful resource for finding vegetarian Easter recipes. For vegetarian Passover recipes, click here. Musubi Easter Eggs Vegan Lunch Box has a post about making Easter… Read more »