Meet Annie: TVA Staff Profile

When summer rolls around at the TVA office, things pick up quite a bit. This year we’re lucky to have not one, not two but three summer assistants in the office. It’s a busy place these days! Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce you to our summer staff team so you can recognize the friendly faces you might encounter if you stop by on a weekday and at the very least, at the upcoming 32nd Veg Food Fest! This week we had a delightful Italian themed vegan potluck at our weekly staff meeting, to which Annie brought along an incredibly fresh and delicious homemade bruschetta. It turns out she’s a whiz not just at graphic design but cooking too! What do you do at the Toronto Vegetarian Association? I design all promotional graphics for the Veg Food Fest coming up this September! This includes a variety of advertisements, merch and social media banners!   How did you become interested in vegetarianism? Freshman year of university, I was thrown into an extremely fast-paced, competitive environment. The shock of it all drove me into an unhealthy lifestyle. I had no time to exercise, I barely slept and I ate terribly. So,… Read More

Filed under: News News from the Toronto Vegetarian Association Toronto Veg Blog Uncategorised

It’s Easy Being Vegan in Italy

By Lauren Yakiwchuk I returned recently from a trip overseas to Italy for three weeks and it was incredibly simple to maintain a vegan diet during my travels. With a little preparation, you’ll find that eating a plant-based diet abroad is not only easy, but also very delicious. Here are some helpful tips to assist you on your journey! Before you go, do some research Be sure to look up restaurants ahead of time in the places that you will be visiting. You can find lots of amazing vegan, vegetarian, and veg-friendly restaurants using Happy Cow, Yelp, and Tripadvisor. There are also tons of vegan travel blogs online that you can find by searching for vegan food in Italy on Google. I’ve also compiled a list of vegan travel blogs on my vegan travel site, so be sure to check those out if you’re taking any upcoming vacations. It’s best to be armed with a list of places to eat ahead of time, if possible. Learn some phrases We were able to use English the entire time we were in Italy and didn’t have any difficulty ordering food in English. However, you might want to have… Read More

Filed under: Eat Veg News Toronto Veg Blog Travelling Uncategorised