News from the Toronto Vegetarian Association

Vegan Summer Appetizer Workshop

Join Chef Liz Murray as she teaches you to prepare a delightlful array of vegan summer appetizers. The menu will include: Gaspacho Shooters with Chipotle Cashew cream Quinoa Tabouli Endive Cups with Lemon Tahini Sauce Smoky Tofu “Cheeze Ball” with Crudite Raw Vegan Brownies Spicy Fruit Kebobs Refreshing Fruity Spritzer Where? Harvest Noon Cafe (16 Bancroft Avenue, in the GSU Building on the 2nd floor) When? Wednesday, July 24th at 6:30 pm How much? Only $10 for TVA members and students, $15 for general public (includes samples of dishes prepared). (Not a TVA member but want to join to get discounts at this class and other events? Visit veg.ca/join) Seating is limited to 30 and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased by phoning the TVA office at 416-544-9800 or dropping by our resource centre at 17 Baldwin Street, second floor (open Wednesdays 6 to 9 pm or Saturdays 1 to 4 pm, excluding Saturday, June 29th). Read More


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A Tribute to Anne Dozell

In honour of her birthday on June 24th, we take time today to remember former Toronto Vegetarian Association board member Anne Dozell, who sadly passed away at Markham Stouffville Hospital on June 7, 2012 at the age of 71. In addition to serving on the TVA board, Anne co-founded the DurhamVeg Group, co-authored TVA’s popular “Tastes of Toronto” cookbook and wrote for several other TVA publications, including frequent articles in Lifelines. Anne worked tirelessly to serve the GTA’s vegetarian community as one of TVA’s chief social event organizers during the 1980s and early 1990s. She is most remembered for her “Getting Started” tutorials, her “Ask Letty” advice column in Lifelines [“Letty” being short for “Lettuce”], her outreach visits and her supermarket scrutiny. Her friends at the Toronto Vegetarian Association fondly recall her energy and her infectious laugh. She was always seeking ways to make veganism more attractive to the common omnivore. While the TVA misses Anne greatly, her memory and activism live on through the growing list of social groups which exist today, and we thank her for planting that seed at the Toronto Vegetarian Association. Read More


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Walk or Run on the Toronto Vegetarian Team

Click here to see the Toronto Vegetarian Team’s page and sponsor a runner on the team! Are you a plant-powered runner? Or do you just love to go out for a long walk on a beautiful autumn morning? Want to spread the word that vegetarians are strong and healthy? Then join the Toronto Vegetarian Team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 20th! You can sign up to walk or run the 5k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to raise funds to support TVA. Everyone on the team receives a special discounted charity registration rate. But that’s not all! Thanks to our generous sponsors Vega, Fresh Restaurants, Marni Wasserman, VegNews Magazine, Know Thy Food, Chef Mary Hulbert, Monarch Park Stadium and Whole Foods, team members this year will get: FREE fitness talk from Marni Wasserman at her brand new Delicious Knowledge studio FREE yoga for runners class from Vega rep and FlipSwitch Studios FREE raw cooking demonstration from chef Mary Hulbert Tree-free subscription to VegNews magazine… Read More


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Podcast 271: Helping pigs and eating taco salad

Today, John and Lisa O. discuss tonight’s Vegan Rock event, the upcoming Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, the newly opened Grasslands restaurant, Peaceable Kingdom, the barbecue tofu plate at One Love Vegetarian, John’s quest to make the perfect taco salad, and Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary‘s current Indiegogo campaign to help a pig name Joaquin live a happy and healthy life. Listen now! Grasslands: Mustard crusted tempeh with maple mash, Chinese broccoli and seasonal vegetables, $18 (Image by: Caroline Aksich, www.postcity.com)… Read More


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Join us for Vegan Rock!

The 5th Annual VEGAN ROCK! is a concert and bake sale fundraiser for the Toronto Vegetarian Association. It will feature delicious desserts made by both local bakeries and regular folks like you and me. And of course there will also be live music from local musicians: Dream Awake http://www.myspace.com/dreamawakemusic More Than Breathing http://www.morethanbreathing.bandcamp.com/ Matt Zadkovich Last but certainly not least, Vegan Rock! also features an extremely awesome raffle with amazing prizes to be won from our generous sponsors. We hope you’ll come out to support the Toronto Vegetarian Association, gobble down treats like Cookie Monster, listen to great music and keep the positive energy in our community flowing. Saturday, April 6th at 8 pm at the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue) $12 admission Thank you to our sponsors! • Daiya Cheese • Fresh Restaurants • Tori’s Bakeshop • The Sweet Potato • Sadie’s Diner • Truth Belts • Vegetarian Haven • Know Thy Food • Hot Beans • Amande • Nud Fud • The Lovemuffin Bakery • Gardein • Cruda Cafe •… Read More


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Podcast 269: We’re back!

Los Angeles School System Adopts Meatless Mondays (Photo from VegNews Magazine) Today John and Lisa O. discuss some new vegan businesses listed in the directory, the LA School District’s adoption of Meatless Mondays, a new documentary about climate change (the word is anthropogenic!), Lisa’s Ethiopian restaurant challenge, John’s upcoming visit to Chicago, and a promising-looking flax-based recipe for vegan egg whites. Listen now!… Read More


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