holidays

Veg Holiday Market

Sunday November 24, 2019, 11am-8pm, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7. For the 3rd year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is excited to host the Veg Holiday Market – a fully vegan market with gifts that give back! Start the day by pursuing unique cruelty-free wares with… Read More

Vegan cooking for the holidays

Care of Florence McCambridge Whether this is your first time cooking a vegan meal for the holidays or you’re just looking for some new menu ideas, The Vegan Holiday Cookbook: From Elegant Appetizers to Festive Mains and Delicious Sweets 
by Marie Laforêt has got you covered. It’s full of recipes and full-colour photos for spreads and hors d’oeuvres, soups and mains, not to mentions sweets and even festive cocktails. Many of the recipes included in this book are gluten-free, and the author has also included a helpful section listing them by category. I really appreciate the variety of recipes in The Vegan Holiday Cookbook, particularly in the section on appetizers, an often overlooked category that is particularly important at this time of year. Some standouts include the Foie Gras-Style Terrine made with shiitake mushrooms and tofu, the Blinis with Carrot Gravlax, and the elegant yet simple Squash Truffles. When it comes to dessert, this book does not disappoint. In addition to gingerbread and shortbread, there are some showstoppers like the Frozen Tiramisu Log, Chestnut Creme Brûlée, and a Snow White Layer Cake that looks almost too good to eat. I like to make my own… Read More


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Vegetarian Holiday Specials 2014

  The Holiday Season is well underway, and it’s time to think about how you’re going to wow your family and friends with amazing vegan food and the perfect veg-friendly gifts! That’s where this handy page comes in. This is your source for Holiday Specials from your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!   Holiday Meal/Food Specials Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen (561 Marlee Ave, www.dougmcnish.com, chef@dougmcnish.com, 647-341-1736) has an Organic, Vegan + Gluten-Free Holiday Dinner available for preorder! On the menu: French Lentil and Millet Loaf with Caramelized Onion and Fresh Herbs Roasted Root Vegetables (parsnip, squash, carrots, celery root) Sage and Apple Stuffing (GF or Sprouted Wheat) Spiced Sweet Potato and Coconut Mashed Potatoes Mushroom Miso Gravy Cranberry Sauce Complete dinner $50 (serves 2-3 people) Complete dinner $95 (serves 3-5 people) Plus there are plenty of apps and desserts available as add-ons. For complete information, visit Doug’s website. Meals available by preorder, for pick up at 561 Marlee Avenue (free parking & steps from Glencairn Subway Station). Pick-up times: December 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 11am to 6pm Free Times Café… Read More


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TVA Holiday Gift Packs available for a limited time only!

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Or just a little something to treat yourself? This holiday season, we’re offering a special holiday gift package for the next four weeks only! Available for just $50, each Holiday Gift Pack includes: A one-year membership to the Toronto Vegetarian Association and subscription to our newsletter, Lifelines One Toronto Veg Card, offering 5-15% off at more than 100 locations across the GTA A cookbook of your choice (choose from Chloe’s Kitchen, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, Raw Quick and Delicious, Caribbean Vegan, Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats, The Lucky Ones) A gluten-free caramel bar from Sweets from the Earth A TVA member button Delivery is included too if you make your purchase by December 9th! Orders can be placed over the phone (416-544-9800) or in person at our Resource Centre, open Wednesdays from 6 to 9 pm and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm, at 17 Baldwin Street (2nd floor). Please phone the TVA office if you would like to arrange an in-person order outside of Resource Centre hours. When? Place your order starting November 8th and choose to pick up in person at the Resource Centre or have your package delivered. Delivery is… Read More


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