News from the Toronto Vegetarian Association

Food and Recipe of the Month: Cultured Veggies and Cabbage

Care of Amy Symington at ameliaeats.com  Cabbage is an often overlooked winter vegetable that gets very little culinary love. However, its versatility and impressive nutrition profile will surprise even your sauerkraut-loving grandmother. It is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family including arugula, broccoli, collard greens, horseradish, and kale. Cruciferous vegetables contain high levels of health-promoting phytochemicals, specifically antioxidant-rich polyphenols and disease-preventing fibre. They contain high levels of anti-bacterial organosulphur compounds that have been shown to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Cabbage is also rich in vitamins C and K, as well as manganese, all of which help to support good bone and teeth health. Use it in spring or winter rolls, slaws, salads, soups, tacos, braised with tofu, and/or fermented in sauerkraut or cultured veggies. Cultured Veggies Makes 1 500ml jar Ingredients: (Prep a few days in advance or just use veggies as toppings and omit water, garlic and salt) 1 large carrot, grated 1 small beet, grated ½ cup cabbage, thinly sliced 1 cup water 1 clove garlic ½ tsp sea salt 16 oz mason jar Directions: 1. In a large bowl… Read More


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Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Join us for the Toronto location of the Annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale at the TVA Resource Centre! There will be cupcakes, cookies, confections, and more. And you’ll support a great cause: inspiring people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating. All proceeds support the TVA. You may want to bring a takeaway container to carry away extra treats! When? Saturday April 27th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where? TVA Resource Centre (17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor). We regret our location is not wheelchair accessible, although weather permitting, we may set up on our patio downstairs. This year’s sale will also feature goodies from our past Vegan Bake Off contestants!… Read More


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April Social Group Events

Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington and Veggies of Halton-Peel This joint meetup on Saturday, April 13th at 5:30 pm will be at Earl’s Burlington (900 Maple Avenue), which launched a 100% vegan plant-based menu in October 2018. If you’d like, following dinner you can join the group at Coffee House @8-11pm (Advance tickets $14, Door Tickets: $18 or Two for $35). RSVP or get more info from hamiltonburlington@veg.ca. Toronto Veg Fitness On Tuesday, April 16th, enjoy a group run/walk from 6:30 to 7:30 pm along the waterfront trail. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca TVA Reads On April 17th at 6:30 pm TVA Reads will get together at CSI Annex (on Bathurst, south of Bloor) to discuss How to be a Good Creature. As always, this event is also a vegan potluck so please bring a dish to share as well as your own plate and cutlery.  Click here for more details on Facebook or email tvareads@veg.ca. Vegetarians of High Park On Friday, April 26th at 6:00 pm come check out the all-vegan restaurant The Goods (279 Roncesvalles). They have delicious bowls, smoothies, and salads. RSVP required by Wednesday, April 24th. RSVP to highpark@veg.ca. Read More


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Veg Out 445: Buy Good Feel Good

Looking to buy something unique and does not cost a fortune? Want to know where it came from and who made it? Visit Canada’s largest show celebrating businesses that are truly changing the world! Shop your favourite fair trade, organic and sustainable brands from over 60 countries all in one place. On today’s show we sit down with the founder of the expo Rafik Riad. Veg Out 445- Buy Good Feel Good Links Buy Good Feel Good Expo Adam Ruins Everything – Dog Breeds (video)… Read More


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March 2019 Social Group Events

Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington This donut shop in Hamilton closed last year and then re-opened as a vegetarian/vegan bakery and cafe! In addition to plenty of vegan donuts, they now also serve other sweets, soups, chili, and sandwiches. This group will meet at Doughboy Bakery (635 Greenhill Avenue) in Hamilton on Sunday, March 17th at 12:30 pm. RSVP to hamiltonburlington@veg.ca by March 16th at noon. Dinner Social Group The Dinner Social Group will meet at Saigon Lotus (6 St. Andrew Street in Kensington Market) on Thursday, March 21st at 7 pm. RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by March 19th. Toronto Veg Fitness On Saturday, March 23rd, enjoy a walk at the Evergreen Brickworks. Hit the trails, enjoy the outdoors, and finish with a bit of shopping at the Saturday market. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca Vegan Baking Group On Saturday, March 23rd the Vegan Baking Group is hosting a special event: Welcome the Spring! Are you a vegan cake lover? Celebrate the arrival of spring with amazing cakes, food, live music and dancing! Bring a vegan cake, RSVP on the web app … Read More


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Veg Out 444: Musician Peter Katz

On today’s episode we welcome musician and vegan Peter Katz to talk about his veg journey and how he has helped others find their way to plant based living. Peter Katz is a singer/songwriter and recording artist who has toured and played music extensively around the globe. He’s developed a dedicated fan base with his compelling storytelling and songs. He’s been nominated for a Juno Award and Canadian Screen Award, and won Best Male Vocalist in Now Magazine’s Best of Toronto poll. He’s topped iTunes charts with his five albums, with a new album coming out in the near future. He’s also a speaker at events where he motivates audiences to create their own path, overcome obstacles, and find success in whatever they desire. Listen now to Veg Out!   Peter Katz with Theme… Read More


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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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