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Veg Out 515: Holidays 2021

Today, we are sharing with you some highlights from past episodes of Veg Out where we talk all things holidays and how it relates to veganism. You’ll hear about goal setting for January, what to do if you are gifted a non-vegan presents, and a favourite topic on this show, vegan baking! https://media.blubrry.com/tvp/p/veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Veg-Out-Holiday-Guide-2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Episodes mentioned: Vegan Holiday Baking with Samantha Doyle  Goal Setting Vegan Gift Receiving… Read More


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Veg Out 514: Liver Health with Amy Symington

Today Barbi and Ana chat about liver health with Amy Symington.  Amy is a long time vegan and volunteer with the TVA. Amy is a nutrition professor, researcher and plant-based chef at George Brown College.  In addition to working on her PhD at the University of Toronto, she runs the culinary nutrition programming at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, a not-for-profit organization for those touched by cancer. Amy believes in the evidence-based health and environmental benefits of plant-based diets and is the author of The Long Table Cookbook: Plant-based recipes for optimal health. Join us as we learn more about Amy and how to maintain a healthy liver. https://media.blubrry.com/tvp/p/veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/VegOut20211211-with-Amy-Symington.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Eating for liver disease is a wonderful summary of some of the key points Amy shares with us and Nutrition treatment of liver cirrhosis is the resource she used when preparing this summary. Amy’s website: Amela Eats Follow Amy on Instagram! Watch Amy on Gilda’s Club YouTube Channel Watch Amy and Nimisha… Read More


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Veg Out 513: Ethical Investing with Anup & Justin

Have some cash you’d like to invest in a company that aligns with your plant-based values? All of a sudden there are lots of publicly traded businesses that tap into the growing sector. But picking and choosing individual stocks can be risky, not to mention intimidating if you’re not an experienced investor. Meet today’s guests, financial advisors Anup Ruperalia and Justin Manning, the guys behind a Change.org petition called “Vegan Investing Platform in Canada.” With your help, and digital signatures, they want to show portfolio management companies there’s more than enough interest to justify creating a diverse, balanced portfolio of plant-based stocks. Hmmm. A professionally vetted collection of companies that are trying to eliminate and replace animal products. Sounds good to us. https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/VegOut20211121-Investing.mp3 Download Episode Links Vegan Investment Platform in Canada – Petition TVA’s Ethical Investing Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQiYo3Om4Ik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ekpNgRryQ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9M2k0k8w9Y Facebook: Plant Based Stock Investors Facebook: Vegan Investing Club https://www.yourstake.org/ https://www.ethic.com/ https://www.purposebanking.com/ https://www.vegpreneur.org/ https://www.bluehorizon.com/ https://www.livekindly.co/ https://plantbasednews.org/ https://vegconomist.com/ https://www.plantedlife.com/toronto-expo Credits Hosts:… Read More


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Veg Out 512: Best of 2021

With the end of 2021 fast approaching, the Veg Out team was in the mood to look back at some of the amazing episodes created this year. Welcome to our best of show! We look back at some interviews, topics, and tips from the archives, including some clips from past episodes. We were also inspired to look back because our host station CJRU is just about to launch their Fall Fundraising Drive, and we wanted to take some time to celebrate community programming, both from their station, and our podcast. Listen to Veg Out! https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/VegOut20211113-Veg-Out-Best-of-2021.mp3 How to Support CJRU Community Radio: CJRU 1280 AM is a non-profit, volunteer-made radio station with a special mission this Fall. From November 14th to November 20th, CJRU is raising funds to develop and implement the Your Story Here mentorship program that will launch in the Spring of 2022. The program is an effort to further expand on the station’s storytelling culture by providing an opportunity for selected individuals who are doing impactful work within their communities, to be immersed in the world of community radio. Working alongside CJRU and guest facilitators to create an… Read More


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Veg Out 511: Anna Pippus talks about The Vegan Family Cookbook

Today Sweta and Ana talk to Anna Pippus about her recently released book The Vegan Family Cookbook.  Anna Pippus’ passion for making delicious vegan food easy and fun led her to share her stories on Instagram and now she shares all her tips and tricks and delicious creations with us through her book.  Learn more about Anna’s journey, what inspired her to write it all down and what treasures the book has in store for you join us. Listen Now to Veg Out 511! https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/VegOut20211130-with-Anna-PippusTVA-version.mp3   Check out this press kit for a flavour of what the book has to offer Find Anna’s stories on Instagram and read her blog at Easy Animal – Free   https://media.blubrry.com/tvp/p/veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/VegOut20211130-with-Anna-PippusTVA-version.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More


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Veg Out 510: Learning about TVA’s Board & AGM

Today Sweta and Ana chat with Elliot Alexander and Peter McQueen about all things TVA.  With the TVA Annual General Meeting coming up and the recent call for committee members we thought the timing was right to learn about how the TVA works behind the scenes.  Elliot and Peter, two of our current board members, talk about how the TVA Board works, how board members are elected and more.  As a bonus, we learn about their personal experiences. Listen to Veg Out 510 Now! https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/VegOut20211016-TVABoard.mp3 The Annual General Meeting is going to be held virtually on Saturday, November 27th at 1pm. To learn more about how the AGM and for all the details you can see our fact sheet and the relevant excerpt from our Bylaw. If you would like to attend the meeting and are not currently a member then JOIN NOW!.  If you have any questions about how to be more involved with the TVA email us at tva@veg.ca Credits Hosts: Ana and Sweta Editing: Sweta Write Up: Ana Theme Music: Matt Judge   https://media.blubrry.com/tvp/p/veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/VegOut20211016-TVABoard.mp3Podcast:… Read More


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Veg Out 509: Youtube!

Barbi, Ana and Jeanette love watching Youtube, and with some new content recently released on the TVA’s channel, we thought it would be a good time to share with you our favourite creators making vegan content. Barbi is self described as “notorious” for watching non-vegan videos, and so is Jeanette, so we do share some shows and channels that are vegan friendly, or are not vegan but are still entertaining, and have recipes that can be made vegan with a bit of creative swapping. https://media.blubrry.com/tvp/p/veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Veg-Out-Youtube.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In order of discussion, here are the Youtube channels we recommend!  The TVA on Youtube The Viet Vegan The Happy Pear Tasting to Thrive Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto Pick Up Limes Hot for Food Edgy Veg Anna Olsen bakes vegan cookies Rich Martinez – fried tomato sandwich (not vegan), vegan chili Colorado  Bake it… Read More


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Veg Out 508: Gia and Stefano’s with Jennifer Coburn

The TVA podcast crew is joined by Jennifer Coburn the genius behind the popular Toronto casual fine dining restaurant Uffico from which Stefano’s and now Gia was born.  Jennifer shares her personal journey alongside the journey of Stefano’s and Gia.  Along the way she shares stories of her experiences sharing vegan menu items with guests and how they usher people into eating delish vegan foods. You can find out more about what is offered at Gia and Stefano’s on their websites.  And, if you are lucky, you might be able to reserve yourself at spot at this ever so popular location. Listen Now to Veg Out 508! https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/VegOut-20210905-with-Jennifer.mp3 https://media.blubrry.com/tvp/p/veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/VegOut-20210905-with-Jennifer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More


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Help us host our 2021 Veg Food Fest Popup!

Veg Food Fest is now officially one week away! We are SO excited to be back in person this year hosting our iconic festival. Like many other small organizations, and particularly as a non-profit, we were hit hard by COIVD19, and were unable to host any in-person fundraising events last year. We were only able to stay active thanks to the generous support of our loyal members and donors. Despite this challenge, we were determined to ensure this year’s Veg Food Fest still happened, while keeping it free and accessible to the public. This is because we value the community we’ve built through this organization, and want to continue to watch it grow. We know there are many different reasons people choose more plant-based options; whether it be for their health, the environment, animal rights, or the various intersectional social justice concerns around animal agriculture. Whatever your reason is, we want you to know we see you making a difference in the world, and you have a community of support here at the Toronto Vegetarian Association.  This is also why we’ve decided to keep VFF 100% free to attend… Read More


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Veg Out 507: Veg Food Fest Popup

This year’s Veg Food Fest will look a little bit different.  Because of COVID-19 restrictions, it’ll be staged as a pop-up event at the Steam Whistle Brewery rather than its usual home, the sprawling Harbourfront complex. There will be 30 vendors instead of the usual 150+. Instead of three days, it’s just one – Saturday, September 11th. And, you have to sign up in advance. But there will be food. Glorious food! And shoes and purses and jewellery. All 100 percent plant-based, of course. As always, the event will be hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, so we spoke with the TVA’s Executive Director Kimberley D’Oliveira about what to expect on that day, and also about the series of live Q&As the TVA is hosting on Facebook and Instagram in the week leading up to the event. Sign up for your free ticket here. Listen to Veg Out! https://veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Veg-Out-Veg-Food-Fest-Pop-Up-2021.mp3 https://media.blubrry.com/tvp/p/veg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Veg-Out-Veg-Food-Fest-Pop-Up-2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More


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