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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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Veg Out: 450: The Starch Solution

On today’s podcast, our volunteers speak with Judy Newman, coordinator of the Toronto Starch Solution Social Group. You can find a number of social groups and veg meet-ups through the TVA. The Starch Solution Group meets on a monthly basis to share delicious food, ideas, recipes, support, and get to know one another as we improve our health and our lives following the guidelines in Dr John McDougall’s book, The Starch Solution. Listen now to Veg Out!… Read More


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June 2019 Social Group Events

East End Veggie Social Group Join in for a fun night of bowling on Wednesday, June 5th at 7 pm. Click here for more details on Facebook and to RSVP. Vegan Baking Group It’s a vegan cinnabon bar! Bring a batch of cinnamon buns, and a couple of your favourite toppings or icing, and enjoy icing, topping, and eating your creative concoctions in a park on a summer day! This event is happening Saturday, June 15th from 12 to 3 pm at Christie Pits Park. Click here for more details and to RSVP or email baking@veg.ca if you have questions or want to RSVP. Toronto Veg Fitness There are two chances to meet up in June with fellow plant-based athletes! On Wednesday, June 5th, Copper Branch at Bathurst and Dundas will be giving the group 10% off at a dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Click here for details and to RSVP. On Tuesday, June 18th, enjoy a group workout in the park at Riverdale Park from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca Vegetarians of High Park On Friday, June… Read More


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Discount Profile: Copper Branch Thornhill and Brooklin Locations

Copper Branch seems to be taking over the world! Originally from Montreal (with several locations there), they started with one location in downtown Toronto and are now invading all the suburbs throughout the GTA so you can get your plant-based fix wherever you are! I had tried their burgers before at various veg fests but when I went for my first sit down meal at their Thornhill location, my jaw dropped. My mom and I started by splitting the spicy buffalo wings. They had a delicious, slightly crispy skin and the aioli to dip them in was so creamy and flavourful. Even the little side of purple coleslaw was a refreshing, crunchy treat (spiced with sriracha! Yes please!). It was too difficult to choose just one entree so we also split two bowls: The General Copper and the Aztec. Both blew our minds when they arrived at the table. The portions were so generous, and the bowls were so colourful with so many different components. In addition to their famous ooey, gooey general tao chicken (made from shitake mushrooms), the General Copper had a bright purple coleslaw, fresh and bright green broccoli, and cubes of creamy avocado. The Aztec was… Read More


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Summer Jobs Postings: Food Fest Assistant & Community Outreach and Office Assistant

The Toronto Vegetarian Association is hiring for two summer positions. Important note: These positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs and are therefore only open to those who are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; and are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Veg Food Fest Assistant: Logistics and Vendor Management The Veg Food Fest Assistant will be responsible for assisting and reporting to the Festival and Events Coordinator during the overall curation of the 35th annual Veg Food Fest. The Veg Food Fest Assistant will be the point of contact for vendors.  They will be responsible for clearly communicating information to vendors, answering vendor questions, and managing vendor logistics. Under the guidance and alongside the Festival and Events Coordinator, the Veg Food Fest Assistant will be responsible for the delivery and execution of the vendor logistics management plan for the 35th annual Veg Food Fest. The successful candidate must be available for a start date of Monday, June 10th, 2019, and available from September 6th to 8th, 2019. This… Read More


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