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Veg Out 468: Taste Tests with Samita Sarkar

On this episode of Veg Out, Barbi and Sweta speak with Samita Sarkar about the science of baking. Samita is the daughter of two chemistry PhDs and is quite knowledgeable about science herself. She shares her expertise and offers advice about how to make good desserts. At the end of the podcast, Barbi shares some online events that TVA has for all of us staying at home. Listen Now to Veg Out 468! Links: Purchase Taste Tests: The Science of Simple Healthier desserts. Samita Sarkar’s Website… Read More


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Veg Out 467: Buy Good, Feel Good with Vegan Cosmetics

***Please note that the Buy Good, Feel Good has been postponed until the fall.  Please refer to their website for updates.*** On this edition of Veg Out, Jeanette welcomes the founders of three indie beauty and cosmetic brands that will be exhibiting at the upcoming Buy Good, Feel Good Expo. We welcome: Jenn Harper, founder of Cheekbone Beauty Alicia Sharp, founder of Upfront Cosmetics Jillian Baker, founder of TAMA Cosmetics  Listen now to Veg Out! The Toronto Vegetarian Association is pleased to be a friend of the Buy Good, Feel Good Expo. As a bonus for our podcast listeners, you can use the discount code VEGLOVE for 50% off tickets for the opening night reception.  … Read More


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Veg Out 466: Debbie Fong, RD

On today’s podcast Steve, Sweta and Karen speak to Debbie Fong. Debbie is a clinically-trained registered dietitian through the College of Dietitians of Ontario. She provides nutrition counselling and support to patients with weight issues and various chronic diseases. Veg Out – Debbie Fong, RD Debbie Fong’s Website Debbie Fong’s LinkedIn Profile… Read More


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Veg Out 465: Culinary Confections

On today’s edition of Veg Out, we welcome Sigourney Bailey from Culinary Confections. We talk about running a vegan business, how to bake the perfect vegan cupcake, and how people can get delicious vegan treats delivered to their door! We also preview the Annex Valentine’s Market, where Sigourney will be selling her cupcakes, as well as the Vegan Baking Group’s VEGANtine’s Day Potluck. And if you are looking for more Valentine’s Day specials, veg.ca has a roundup for you. Listen now to Veg Out! Sigourney Bailey is a city-living vegan with a love for delicious food and all things animals. She is the head baker and owner of Culinary Confections, an online cupcake company right here in Toronto that delivers cupcakes straight to your door. They offer scheduled delivery services within Toronto along with custom delivery services outside our delivery range.  Culinary Confections is an all vegan bakery born from a love of baking and a passion for creating vegan desserts all can enjoy! We aim to produce not only the tastiest cupcakes, but also place a focus on our environmental… Read More


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Valentine’s Day specials from the Veg Guide!

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means: Lots and lots of treats for everyone! Share with someone special, or treat yourself; it’s the middle of winter, you deserve it!    Better Cookies Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day with a gift delivery of gourmet cookies. BetterCookies.ca delivers beautifully packaged gifts to homes and offices across Toronto and Halton. Every gift we make is different and personalized with your message of love. It is truly a special way to show you care. To see the gifts we have available for Valentine’s Day, please visit: https://www.bettercookies.ca/special-gifts/10-celebrate-love     Big Carrot In addition to yummy chocolate cakes and other Valentine’s goodies, the Big Carrot is having a beauty event on the 14th at the Danforth location: “This Valentines Day we want to pamper you with some of our amazing natural beauty products! Whether you’re looking to spruce up before a hot date or exercising that self-care muscle this new year, we’ve got you covered. Sign up for a makeover with one of our awesome… Read More


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Veg Out 464: The Earth is On Fire with Dr. Tushar Mehta

On today’s episode Sweta is joined by special guest host Nital Jethalal. Together they speak to the very knowledgeable Dr. Tushar Mehta about animal agriculture and its environmental impact. Join us as we discuss over-population, deforestation, biodiversity loss, food security and the large scale impact of animal use in our food. Listen Now! Veg Out 464 – Dr Tushar Mehta Links Videos The Earth is on Fire: Animal Agriculture and the Global Ecological Impact Dr. Tushar Mehta’s Vegan Red Apple Talk Hydroponic drowning Crop – Dr Greger Grazed and Confused Video Books The World Without Us Becoming Vegan Guardian Article on Farming Comprehensive Farming Study Grazed and Confused Websites Nutrition Facts The Plantrician Project PCRM – Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine Food Empowerment Project – Ethical Chocolate List… Read More


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Veg Out 463: Animal Law with Camille Labchuk

On today’s episode Steve and Sweta speak with Camille Labchuk of Animal Justice. We discuss Camille’s experience as an animal rights lawyer in Canada, the changing landscape of the Canadian animal rights movement and bill 156, Ontario’s “ag-gag bill.” Listen to Veg Out 463 – Animal Justice now! Links Send a letter: Ask Ontario Legislators to Reject Bill 156 Listen to the Paw and Order podcast… Read More


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Discount Profile: bloomer’s

With so many new restaurants to try every month in Toronto, sometimes I can forget to go back to the old favourites. It had been a while since I’d sat down for a meal at bloomer’s and as soon as I did, I instantly regretted not coming by every week! I’m glad I was there with three others (two of them not veg!) so we could share a couple of appetizers, because the selection was too much to bare. I knew from the past how good the kimchi fries were, but we settled on the tempeh wings which were so perfectly battered and fried, crispy but not overly greasy, and the avocado wedges which were crunchy while also being bright and fresh, thanks to the lime juice in the pico de gallo it came with. For my main I had the biscuits and gravy, which were perfect and hearty for the day of Toronto’s first major snowstorm. But the real treat was the end of the meal: my partner and I shared two donuts that I afterward claimed were the best vegan donuts in the city. They’re huge! They’re fluffy! And there were so many unique flavours… Read More


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Food and Recipe of the Month: Vegetable Barley Soup

Care of Andrea Howe of glowingongreens.com  As the cold winter months progress, choosing hearty dishes is essential to stay warm. Barley is an impressive grain due its vast health benefits, and its ability to keep us feeling full for a long time. Barley, like other whole grains, is rich in B vitamins which aid in brain health, red blood cell development, and increasing energy levels. Additionally, barley is rich in soluble fibre, particularly beta-glucan which causes us to feel full for longer thus reducing appetite and aiding in weight loss. This fibre can also reduce blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol, lowering the risk for cardiac diseases. Beta-glucans also produce short-chain fatty acids which reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer cell formation. Not only do these powerful grains have amazing health benefits, they are also delicious and easy to cook. This chewy and nutty grain can be served is many dishes like soups, stews, salads, or on its own. Check out this Vegetable Barley Soup recipe to gain these amazing benefits. Ingredients – 1 tbsp olive oil – 1 yellow onion, diced – 3 carrots, peeled and diced – 3 stalks of celery,… Read More


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