eLifelines: February 2015


February 3, 2015

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February 2015


TVA In Action


BakeoffLast Chance to Enter the Vegan Bake-Off

The 7th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off takes place Sunday, March 15th. The deadline to sign up to compete is February 13th.

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Valentine’s Specials Galore

StrawberriesThis year you can choose from prix-fixe meals at restaurants across the GTA, as well as vegan boxed treats ready for your Valentine.

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TVA’s Social Group Events

It’s not only all-veg restaurants with good vegetarian options. Find some lesser known discoveries with plentiful veg options with the TVA social groups this month.

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In the News

Dr. David Jenkins Wins Prestigious Prize

Local Dr. David Jenkins, speaker at the 30th Veg Food Fest, recently won the Bloomberg-Manulife Prize for his research on lowering cholesterol with a plant-based diet.

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PCRM Study Finds Link Between Dairy & Cancer

A new meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that analyzed data from 32 different studies found that total dairy product, total milk, low-fat milk, cheese, and dietary calcium intakes were incrementally associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer.

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Food of the Month

The Love Berry: Strawberries

These sweet jewels are packed with nutrition, as well as sweet flavour to warm the coolest of hearts this Valentine’s Day.

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CheesecakesChocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes

These taste fantastic, pack a nutritional punch and are raw, vegan, gluten and soy free.

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Discount Profile


Live Organic Food Bar


Stop by Live on Monday-Wednesday for dinner to receive 15% off both raw and cooked meals.

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Reader’s Classifieds


Wishing WellCelebrate Valentine’s Day at Wishing Well Sanctuary

Wishing Well Sanctuary in Bradford is hosting a special Valentine’s Day open house, including kids’ activities.

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HotRoots Soup Festival Returns


February 23, 24, 25 and 26: DurhamVeg & the City of Oshawa bring you HotRoots Soups! It is an all-veg expression of Afro-Caribbean culture for Black History month in downtown Oshawa.

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Yoga Retreat Centre for Sale

A beautiful yoga and meditation reatreat centre 50 minutes North of Toronto is for sale. The centre has always been vegetarian, and has an organic vegetable garden and swimming pond. Please contact the centre directly through their website for more information.

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Veg Directory Updates


We’re sad to announce Hot Beans is closing, but in its place the owners have opened Porter House, an all vegan pub in the west end. Rumours are floating around that Boon Burger is planning to open a Toronto location too!

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Featured Book from TVA’s Bookstore


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be looking for some sweet recipes to make up for your loved ones.

It’s the perfect time to grab a copy of Chloe’s Vegan Desserts. Use her sugar cookie recipe to make some heart-shaped cookies, or make a batch of her award-winning cupcakes, featured on Cupcake Wars.

Chloe’s Vegan Desserts has flawless recipes for cakes, donuts, tarts, pies and even drinks. Click here to listen to the Toronto Vegetarian Podcast with Chloe when the book first came out!

Pick up a copy from our Vegetarian Resource Centre, open Wednesdays from 6 to 9 pm and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm.

Click here for directions.


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