Where to buy Vitamin D supplements in Toronto

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Vitamin D is an important nutrient for vegetarians and vegans to supplement with. It is a fact that it is not common in vegetarian foods (and actually it is found in few non-vegetarian foods too), and getting your Vitamin D from the sun by going out in the sunshine without sporting sunscreen isn’t a great… Read more »

Where to find vegan winter coats in Toronto

That was certainly a wonderful tease we got last week with warm, sunny days that made us think summer might have returned for a few more weeks. But temperatures dipped again, sending us out shopping for winter coats. In case you’ve never visited the Toronto Vegetarian Association Facebook group, let me enlighten you that it… Read more »

Food of the Month: Horse Radish

Care of Amy Symington Horse radish, a member of the Brassicaceae family, is an often forgotten or snubbed root veggie.  Similar to its cruciferous cousins, radish, mustard and wasabi, horse radish packs a pungent punch not only flavour-wise but nutritionally speaking as well. When intact the small root is practically odorless, however, once broken down… Read more »

Totally Delicious: Delicata Squash

  Care of Laura Wright I could not be happier at the sight of a few striped delicata squashes forming in the garden toward the end of August—and not just because it’s sometimes referred to as “Bohemian Squash.” Along with the teeny apples adorning the trees, this is one of the first waves hello from… Read more »

Walk or Run with the Toronto Vegetarian Team

Click here to see the Toronto Vegetarian Team’s page and sponsor a runner on the team! Are you a plant-powered runner? Or do you just love to go out for a long walk on a beautiful autumn morning? Want to spread the word that vegetarians are strong and healthy? Then join the Toronto Vegetarian Team… Read more »

The Almighty Eggplant!

Care of Amy Symington Eggplant, or aubergine to our Queen loving commonwealth mates, is the king of the nightshade plant family for good reason. Although anywhere from white to green varieties are available, generally eggplants have a deep, glossy, purple skin.  They are spongy in texture and are mild, yet bitter in flavour.  They grow… Read more »

Viva La Lemons!

Care of Amy Symington Lemons are unquestionably the most versatile fruit known to human kind, used worldwide not only for eating purposes, but also for other vital household remedies as well. It is great for freshening and sanitizing any surface area, removing unwanted arm pit stains from your favourite t-shirt, and is an amazing cleaning… Read more »

Info for doctors & dietitians about veg nutrition

The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada have both released statements affirming that vegetarian and vegan diets are healthy at all stages of life, including infancy, adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy, and old age. We encourage you as health care professionals, to support your patients’ choice to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet. In fact, given… Read more »

Compassionate and Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Start the year off right by making some key changes to your routine. Many of the following resolutions benefit animals and the planet, and can lead to enhanced health and well-being. If your plan involves going vegetarian or vegan, be sure to check out our one week Veggie Challenge. Participants receive supportive emails with recipes, tips… Read more »

Fabulous Fats: Omega 3s

Care of Nimisha Raja and Karen Soper This month, we’ve got a basic reminder on the importance of Omega Fatty Acids. These are referred to as the Omega 3 and 6 fats that are healthy and good for you. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are not manufactured by the body – hence they must be acquired… Read more »