going vegan

Sandra Higgins – GoVeganWorld

DESCRIPTION Ireland is the largest exporter of bovine flesh in the Northern Hemisphere, outstripping the US, Canada and Mexico. It is the 10th largest dairy export nation in the world. It has a large vivisection industry, closely tied to its pharmaceutical industry and it is the largest breeder of… Read More

Sausage Party at Shacklands Brewery!

Sausage Party will be slinging fully loaded veggie hotdogs at Shacklands Brewery this Saturday 27 Jan, 1 till 5pm! 4 menu options ($3-$7) , hand crafted veg beer sausage, vegan pepperettes and tasty snacks! Come listen to punk rock, grab yo’self a beer and settle in with a hotdog (or… Read More

The Edgy Veg

  If you’re one of The Edgy Veg’s 200,000 YouTube subscribers, chances are you probably already have a copy of the new cookbook. And if you’re not familiar with Candice Hutchings and her approachable, indulgent, and delicious vegan recipes, then The Edgy Veg cookbook is the perfect introduction. With over one hundred recipes, The Edgy Veg has something for everyone, whether you’re cooking for vegans, vegetarians, or omnivores. In fact, Candice created this collection of recipes and techniques for her husband, James, on his journey to becoming a vegan. “Living a vegan lifestyle does not have to be isolating and every recipe can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their diet-preference,” said Candice. While you’ll still find recipes for salads and smoothies, you’ll also find vegan versions of General Tso’s chicken and crispy Buffalo wings, not to mention samosas, Jamaican patties, and kimchi fries. I also love that this book features recipes for some vegan staples like pesto, gravy, hollandaise, and aioli. “Many vegan cookbooks focus on eating healthy, while we focus on entertaining and indulging your taste buds, inspiring new experiences, and helping you to vividly remember past ones.”  … Read More


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Veganism & Judaism

Should we Eat Animals? We’ll explore diverse Jewish sources, from the Torah to modernity, on the ethics, halakhah (Jewish law), and kabbalah (mysticism) of eating animals, together with Rabbi Aaron. Carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores are all welcome! Please RSVP to admin@makomTO.org… Read More

How to Create a Vegan World

  You may have already heard of the book How to Create a Vegan World by Tobias Leenaert. It’s getting a lot of press these days, not to mention social media attention. If you’re one of Kat Von D’s six million Instagram followers, you would have seen her recent pic of this book, along with a pretty glowing recommendation. The author of How to Create a Vegan World is Tobias Leenaert, a blogger at The Vegan Strategist as well as the co-founder of the Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA) and ProVeg International, a pro-vegan food awareness organization. In his book, Tobias takes a pragmatic approach to veganism, rather than an idealistic one. As he puts it, it’s “about reality rather than rules.” I can see how some folks in the vegan community might have a problem with this book, mostly because of the focus on reducing meat consumption rather than trying to get people to “go vegan”. The idea is that many meat reducers together may change the system faster than a few vegans, and that reducers are actually responsible for fewer animals being killed than vegetarians… Read More


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Book Review: The Skeptical Vegan

Reviewed by TVA volunteer Florence McCambridge Raised in a half-Italian, half-Swedish household, Eric C. Lindstrom basically grew up on meatballs and chicken Parmesan. He was a meat lover and proud of it. But after several of his friends in their mid-forties and early fifties died of heart attacks and after having his own health scare that landed him in the hospital, Eric was forced to reevaluate his diet. In his new book, The Skeptical Vegan: My Journey from Notorious Meat Eater to Tofu-Munching Vegan – A Survival Guide, Eric tells the story of how he went from an insatiable meat eater to a vegan, seemingly overnight. His decision to go vegan was influenced by Jen, his girlfriend at the time and now his wife. She was vegetarian and gluten free when they first started dating, and when she decided to go vegan for 30 days Eric agreed to do it with her. He writes honestly about the struggles he faced in those first few weeks. Even though going vegan wasn’t easy, he decided to keep it up when the 30 days were over and he hasn’t stopped since. He went all-in early on, giving… Read More


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Be Taken Awai, A Global Flavourful Adventure!

An Evening of culinary adventure and creative infusion awaits. Join the MixMatch Ladies in celebration of friends and new friends in plant based heaven at Awai. A definite gem in the heart of Bloor West Village. This hot spot boasts an open kitchen concept, wood-fire oven, high ceilings, beautiful décor,… Read More

Transitioning to Veganism

By Janine Jivani, Vegetarian Directory Assistant One of the things that I love about the Toronto Vegetarian Association is that they offer a variety of ways to learn about eating a plant-based diet no matter if you’re already veg or not. I was recently hired as a summer student (to work on the 2017 Vegetarian Directory and facilitate workshops), and I’ve learned so much more in the past couple of months than I would’ve ever thought. I have been a vegetarian ever since middle school and tried going vegan quite a few times- but always found myself giving up because I didn’t have the right resources, know the right foods to eat, or what recipes I could use to help me transition (like vegan Mac & Cheese!). I decided that this summer would be a perfect opportunity to transition to a vegan diet. At TVA I’m surrounded by amazing staff members and other summer students that have helped me learn so much about being veg. On top of that, TVA has a wealth of books, pamphlets, online materials, and other great sources of information which is making my transition much easier. Through working on the directory here at TVA I’ve opened my eyes to the large number of vegan-friendly restaurants and other… Read More


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