Food of the Month: Eggplant

Care of Andrea Howe at www.glowingongreens.com  Eggplants are that one peculiar vegetable we have never been sure if we like or not. They’re found in traditional dishes like ratatouille, baba ghanoush, or caponata. We see them more lately as a healthy alternative to pasta noodles, meat substitutes, or just a delicious component to a salad…. Read more »

Veg Out 403: What a Fish Knows author Jonathan Balcombe

On this week’s Veg Out, we present a feature interview with ethologist and New York Times best selling author Jonathan Balcombe. Jeanette, Steve and Jonathan talk all things fishes – from the fascinating stories from his book What a Fish Knows, to personal stories about our interactions with fishes, and what we can do to… Read more »

Weekly Link Roundup – Vegan Pizza is Its Own Reward

by Barbi Lazarus Some of our favourite stories from around the web. Pizza Is a Virtue – The internet exploded when word got out that Vancouver-based Virtuous Pie will be opening a location in Little Italy early next year (Veg News). In addition to offering a wide array of unique vegan pizzas, something that makes… Read more »

Muskoka Round-Up

Planning a trip to Muskoka? Here are some veg-friendly spots to check out on your next cottage-country adventure. Creative Plate Eatery Just outside of Gravenhurst you’ll find Creative Plate Eatery and Muskoka Stay & Sleep Inn. Creative Plate Eatery has a vegetarian menu with some vegan and gluten-free options as well. And if you’d rather… Read more »

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

  Care of Florence McCambridge, TVA Volunteer I was introduced to killer whales in the same way that many of you were. The whales were performing at an aquarium, and I was mesmerized from the moment I saw them. Years later I spent an afternoon whale watching during a trip to Vancouver and was fortunate… Read more »

Veg Out 402: Vegans on a Train

Today John, Ana, and Steve discuss the upcoming Veg Food Fest, and the presenters who the co-hosts are excited about hearing.  John discusses his self-imposed “2 Week Organic Challenge” and the obstacles he had to navigate while eating 100% organic for two weeks.  The hosts also discuss how lucky they are to be vegan during… Read more »

Weekly Link Roundup – Vegan Ice Cream Is Not a Myth

Some of our favourite stories from around the web.   Humane Milk Is a Myth – Big news from the UK (BBC) where an ad with the headline “Humane milk is a myth” was cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), despite complaints from the dairy industry. Beauty Lovers Rejoice – As more consumers look to plant-based personal… Read more »

Vegan Round-Up in Thornhill

Care of Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator They say we all want what we can’t have. My parents complain that all the great vegetarian restaurants are downtown, but lately I’ve been finding that there are so many great vegan hot spots in the area where I grew up that when I’m home for… Read more »

Book Review: The Skeptical Vegan

Reviewed by TVA volunteer Florence McCambridge Raised in a half-Italian, half-Swedish household, Eric C. Lindstrom basically grew up on meatballs and chicken Parmesan. He was a meat lover and proud of it. But after several of his friends in their mid-forties and early fifties died of heart attacks and after having his own health scare… Read more »

Veg Out 401: Veg Food Fest

Today on Veg Out, Ana, John, Vivek, and Wynn are joined by TVA’s Festival and Events Coordinator Emily to discuss the upcoming Toronto Veg Food Fest, taking place Sept 8-10th at the Harbourfront Centre. We also had a chat with Emily about her participation with the Toronto Vegetarian Associaton Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon team, including how… Read more »