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Veg Out 443: Divine Chocolate

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we talk all things fair trade chocolate with Morgan and Callie from Divine Chocolate. You can find Divine Chocolate at the upcoming Buy Good. Feel Good Expo. This year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is partnering with Buy Good. Feel Good, so look for more interviews about the Expo coming up! Veg Guide Valentine’s Day Specials! Listen now to Veg Out!   Veg Out Divine Chocolate with Theme     Veg Out Divine Chocolate with Theme… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates: Valentine’s Day Specials!

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And love it or hate it, it’s definitely time to indulge those you love (or hey, love yourself!), by getting some good food, and nice vegan gifts! And our Veg Guide businesses have not disappointed in that regard! Read on for some amazing specials! Alternity Alternity has this great promo for only $7! You get a Heart Beet Truffle and a Cardamon Rose Tea Latte: “Awaken your senses with this match made in heaven. Our fully raw, plant based heart beet truffle is sure to make you fall in love, and our cardamon rose tea latte will have you forever in swoon.”   Away Kitchen Visit Away Kitchen for their Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu! Available at both locations, but there’s no pizza at College St. Just $30.00 Appetizer: Olives and almonds / Beet salad / Garlic knots Main: 9″ pizza / Oyster mushroom pot pie / Lasagna Dessert: Dark chocolate lava cake / Apple tartin   Baldwin Naturals Located in Kensington, Baldwin Naturals has all your… Read More


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Food and Recipe of the Month: Creamy Cashews

Care of Amy Symington of Ameliaeats.com Creamy, dreamy cashews are a plant based diet’s best friend and for good reason. They help to easily replace a cornucopia of otherwise dairy based products like milk, cheese, cheesecake, and cream toppings, fillings, sauces, and spreads. They are also delicious all on their own or try them dry roasted with a sprinkle of salt. No matter how you like your cashews though, know that they also contain many vital nutrients that our bodies require for optimal health. They contain high levels of fibre, protein, magnesium, copper, and healthy mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. Studies have shown that consuming 1.5 oz of nuts per day helps to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and help to maintain a healthy body weight due to their satiating effect. The magnesium and copper present helps with maintaining strong and healthy bones in conjunction with calcium and vitamin D keeping osteoporosis at bay. To up your cashew consumption and eliminate that dairy, try the recipes below on your favourite whole grain bagel with mounds of sprouts, red onions, and capers! Recipe: Cashew Cheese Spread with Carrot Lox Cashew Cheese Spread Makes 6… Read More


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Discount Profile: Away Kitchen

If you’re looking for either a sunny, stylish cafe to dine in for lunch, or a nice place to go for date night, Away Kitchen’s new Queen Street location will fit perfectly for either. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the beautiful artwork and living gardens on the walls, and how big the space was with a full dining room. But of course, a restaurant needs to not only look good but serve delicious food, and this place certainly blew me away. I had been to Away’s College Street location before and enjoyed the refreshing sandwiches and soups. I had come to Queen Street to try something unique at this location: their pizza. It was some of the best pizza I’ve had in the city (or ever?!). The crust was light yet crispy, and held up well considering the fact that the pizzas were loaded with their unique toppings. This ain’t your Italian grandma’s pizza. My partner and I shared the Mediterranean which was topped with their own homemade cashew mozarella cheese, a balsamic reduction, and artichokes. The Romana was a burst of different flavours and textures, including a cauliflower… Read More


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Veg Out 440: Priya Rao from What Priya Said

Happy 2019 to all you fine veg and veg-curious folks! On today’s episode we are joined by broadcaster and vegan connoisseur Priya Rao to talk about her vegan journey and her new outlet for showcasing all things plant powered, What Priya Said. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram. Listen now to Veg Out!   Veg Out Priya Rao  … Read More


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They can run, but they can't hide from veganism

Care of Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Coordinator If your New Year’s resolution is to encourage more people to go vegan, it seems you’re not alone. Saturday, January the 5th, the first weekend of 2019, witnessed a thrilling exhibition of vegan-related stories from mainstream media outlets. It seems everyone and anyone can’t stop talking about the fact that veganism is here to stay and is going to be a dominant force in society and economics in 2019 and beyond. CBC dedicated 10 minutes to the plant-based revolution. As ‘meat-eater’ Elmer Kim states: “I’ve got to tell you… This is absolutely going to revolutionize the food industry. The beef industry, if they don’t get this right, they’re going to be like the taxi industry. They’re going to look like Blockbuster because this is coming down like a tidal wave.” Click here to watch this clip which is sure to excite you about the progress we are making! This was accompanied by both an online article and a clip on CBC Radio promoting Veganuary, that included comments from me about the 7-Day Veggie Challenge and how it can support people doing… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates — January 2019!

Happy New Year! We’re pleased to report that we’re starting 2019 off with a bunch of new vegan businesses to tell you about!   Cinnaholic Danforth — TVA Members save 15%  319 Danforth Ave. The third Toronto location of this delicious vegan dessert chain is now open on Danforth near Broadview (and conveniently close to Big Carrot)! Stop by for gourmet vegan cinnamon buns, cookies, brownies and more! And, if that’s not enough to lure you, all Cinnaholic locations now offer TVA members a 15% discount!         Flower Lantern Vegetarian Restaurant 2437 Finch Ave. W, Unit 1 This new restaurant near Weston Road and Finch serves a variety of mock meat dishes, soups, stir fries and noodle bowls which are almost all vegan, and are all vegetarian! And they deliver via Skip the Dishes too! We can’t wait to try them out when we’re in the neighbourhood.       Gemaro Bakery 149 Main St. This vegan, gluten free and allergen free bakery just opened up a retail location… Read More


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Veg Out 439: Controversial Plant-Based Burgers

On today’s episode of Veg Out, Sweta, Lisa, and Steve talk about the recent news of Impossible Burger and Nestle’s new plant-based burger. There has been a lot of news and it’s been a hot topic in the vegan world. For the articles/products mentioned: The Impossible Burger Faces Second FDA Hurdle – The Star Nestle’s New Plant-Based Burger – Bloomberg Clean Milk Upcoming Events: TVA Joint Fundraiser with Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank at Away For more upcoming events at the TVA, visit our Events Calendar! Listen Now: Veg Out 439 – Plant-Based Burger Controversies FINAL (Image from Impossible Foods)… Read More


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