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Discount Profile: Flower Lantern Vegetarian Restaurant

For those who still think all the good veg options are only in the downtown core, you obviously have not yet been to Flower Lantern Vegetarian Restaurant at Finch and Islington! I recently visited for the first time and was blown away by how flavourful and delicious everything was, not to mention the generous portions at a very affordable price! We started with two appetizers. The fried wontons came with a delicious, soft filling to contrast with the crispy, fried shell. We also delighted in the shredded mock meat rolls. The shredded mock meat was wrapped in a soft, rice paper roll and stuffed with plenty of lettuce too, which meant that even though it was a “meaty” dish, it tasted fresh and light. My partner and I almost laughed when the two main dishes we ordered came to the table because they were so huge! How were we going to finish so much food? Well, it turns out it was just so tasty we couldn’t stop ourselves and finished every last bite. The Huey-Style Vermicelli Bowl is actually a spicy soup with a wide assortment of veggie meats, vegetables and noodles too. It had a nice,… Read More


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July Veg Guide Updates

Happy summer! There is lots to talk about this month in the Veg Guide updates, so we’ll get right to it! New Vegan Businesses mugi 739 Bathurst Street. This entirely plant-based Thai restaurant at Bathurst and Bloor makes traditional Thai dishes from scratch with wholesome ingredients. They make their own tempeh, kimchi, and fish sauce alternatives and their meals are fresh and flavourful! Mugi is mostly takeaway, with a small counter for eating in the restaurant. New Locations of Popular Favourites Almond Butterfly 792 Dundas Street West Almond Butterfly makes awesome gluten-free baked goods, with plenty of vegan options and at their new location on Dundas you can also enjoy brunch in addition to their usual grab and go options! Choose from vegan tacos, banana crepes, or caesar salad, order a mimosa and stay awhile! Places with Great Vegan Options These places aren’t all necessarily new options, but they are good options we’ve been made aware of recently! It’s great how many places are now offering delicious vegan food! Bagel Nash 81 Gerry Fitzgerald Dr. In addition to regularly offering vegan soups, Bagel Nash now has vegan cream cheese and Beyond… Read More


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July 2019 Social Groups

Dinner Social Group Meet with like-minded people for good food and conversation at Udupi Palace (1460 Gerrard Street East) on Thursday, July 18th at 7 pm. RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by July 16th. Toronto Veg Fitness Enjoy an outdoor yoga session in Dufferin Grove Park on Saturday, July 20th at 10 am. The yoga will cater to all skill levels, so no prior experience is necessary. All you need to do is show up at the park with your own yoga mat or towel, ready to try it out! Afterwards, they will head out for a short cool-down walk to Bloomers for some drinks/treats – or if you’re feeling ready for lunch, they have a fantastic lunch menu. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca. Toronto Starch Solution The Starch Solution way of eating is designed to prevent, improve, and even reverse many of the chronic diseases people experience. It is based on Dr John McDougall’s book by the same name, focusing on whole foods, plant-based, prepared without added fats or oils. If you would like to learn more about this way of protecting and improving your health, join them at 18 Wynford Drive on July… Read More


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Veg Out 453: Restaurant Closings and Openings

Steve and Jeanette reminisce about Vegetarian Haven, a favourite restaurant of the veg community that is sadly set to close on July 13th. But when one places closes, there’s always another one opening up, so we chat about the new locations for Bunners and Copper Branch, and new Thai veggie spot called Mugi. Steve also gives a shout out to the pop up spot Fat Choi. Listen now to Veg Out! Closings: Vegetarian Haven Awai Through Being Cool Openings: Bunners Copper Branch Mugi  … Read More


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Veg Out 452 – Fermenting Foods with Culture City

In today’s podcast Steve and Sweta chat with Damon Dewsbury founder of Culture City.  Culture City makes fermented foods from around the world.  He creates modern techniques to bring these foods to life in new and interesting ways. Listen to how he creates soy-free tempehs, mustards, non-soy miso and many other delicious products. Listen Now to Veg Out   Links Culture City’s Website… Read More


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Veg Out 451: Staying motivated with the Veg Fitness Group

On today’s edition of the show, Mark and Jenn from the Toronto Veg Fitness Group return to get us excited about getting active for the summer. We talk about how to start a new fitness routine, staying motivated, monthly challenges and tips for running, just in time to sign up for the Veg Team running at the Scotiabank Waterfront 5k, half and full marathon. We also preview the upcoming TVA fundraiser Vegan Rock 11. Listen now to Veg Out!… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates: June 2019!

It’s very nearly summer! It’s warm out, there are flowers everywhere, my eyes are running with allergies and it’s time to tell you about SO many new places that have opened recently. Tuck in folks, because vegan stuff is popping up all over the place! New Vegan Businesses Nourish Moi 229 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga This Port Credit restaurant is having its grand opening this weekend! Serving up staples like salads, sandwiches, & bowls along with brunch and fun cocktails, Nourish Moi looks like a great place to eat next time you’re walking along the lakeshore.   Vegan Bear 335 Yonge Street The food market at 335 Yonge Street is now even vegan friendlier! Vegan Bear serves up vegan gyros, and shawarma from their food stall, giving Ryerson students, tourists, and people at Yonge and Dundas a “street meat” option that’s cruelty free! Grab a bite, eat outside and soak up the summer rays.     New Locations of Popular Favourites Bunners This gluten free bakery will be opening its third location this summer! The new location will be near Dundas and Ossington, and conveniently close to Trinity Bellwoods park! We’re… Read More


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Join the Toronto Veg Team in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half/Full Marathon or 5K

Run or walk the 5k, half, or full marathon to raise funds for the Toronto Vegetarian Association on October 20th! All team members are invited to a post-run dinner at Cosmic Treats at 10% off and receive a discounted rate for their race registration and the opportunity to purchase a discounted Toronto Veg Team shirt. Be one of the first 12 people to sign up and you’ll get FREE registration!   Here’s what past team members have to say about their experience on the team:   “I was thrilled with the amount of resources, support (and fun!) I received in running with the Toronto Vegetarian Team. This was my first 10k. I had a lot to learn – both in running and in successfully fundraising for a cause near and dear to my heart. But I felt well prepared with the amazing help of TVA along the way. Still learning and hope to participate again! Plant powered, for life!” – Stephanie Kittell   “This walk is an event I look forward to for months. I also enjoy fundraising and fortunately I have a loyal group of friends who do not tire of supporting the cause year after year. My family has… Read More


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Food and Recipe of the Month: Strawberry Hazelnut Chia Pudding Parfait

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Strawberry season is an exciting time of year because it means longer, warmer and sunnier days in addition to eating these sweet, sun-warmed berries! Aside from being almost everyone’s favourite tasty treat in spring they are also something to feel good about including in your daily diet! Berries, in general, contain anthocyanins, which are dark colour pigments found in fruits and vegetables and also a powerful antioxidant, which has been shown to help with the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer. They are also an important component of an anti-inflammatory diet aiding in the reduction of chronic inflammation which has also been linked to an increase in chronic disease. Moreover, they contain high levels of vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant which helps to neutralize damage-causing free radicals in the body. Enjoy them in smoothies, your granola, a chia pudding parfait or baked in pies, tarts, muffins, cakes and scones or simply eat them out of a bowl straight up! Strawberry Hazelnut Chia Pudding Parfait Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk ½ cup chia seeds 1 tbsp maple syrup… Read More


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