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Nourished on the Go

By Sally Grande Don’t be fooled into thinking Toronto-nians have all the fun. Out here in Durham, the vegetarian scene is bustling too. DurhamVeg recently hosted a packed dinner at the newly opened location of Rawlicious in Whitby, and we were thrilled to contribute to Oshawa’s “foodie guide for new restaurants”, helping them to highlight vegetarian options in the area. We are also fortunate to be the home of Gabriella Budani’s Nourished On the Go, a fledgling company based in Oshawa, that believes veganism is the future of the food. Born in North York, Gabriella Budani, or “Gabby” went to high school in Whitby. While she excelled in sports, she exchanged a promising career in soccer for culinary arts at Kingston’s St. Lawrence College. Having conquered chef’s school as a staunch vegetarian, Gabriella settled in Oshawa and began to build her new business around a vegan lifestyle. Today, under her future restaurant’s name, she provides a vegan lunch catering program; she holds vegan cooking classes and she also rents a professional kitchen in a local community centre with restaurant-style seating to offer an oasis of vegan culinary delights. These events revolve around a vegan “themed” menu,… 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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