Monthly Updates – What’s New in the Plant Based World.

Restaurant Openings Have a restaurant opening in your city you’d like to see covered? Send the details to plantandpine(at)gmail.com Soy Boys (471 Church Street) Finally a fully vegan restaurant in the Church-Wellesley village! Soy Boys is a take-out burger joint with a simple, straight-forward menu of burgers, waffle fries and soft serve. Let’s hope that…

Meal Delivery Options for the Greater Toronto Area

If you’ve ever felt a pang of guilt for not spending hours in the kitchen preparing elaborate, fully balanced and beautifully presented meals for yourself and/or family, you’re not alone.  Social media and food influencers present meal preparation in an increasingly unrealistic manner, as though everyone can and should be able to dedicate a ridiculous…

Fall Fashions for the Conscientious Shopper

The fashion industry is notoriously unkind to the earth, and is known to be exploitative of both people and resources.  For anyone who is trying to make more conscientious and sustainable choices, clothes shopping can be frustrating. Cold weather clothing is especially a challenge for vegans, because so much of it uses animal products as…

The 2021 Halloween Guide to Vegan Candy

In general, I’ve always preferred salty snacks over sweet treats, and I don’t often indulge in candy but every October, as Halloween approaches, I feel the inevitable pang for some sugary delicacies. Whether it’s driven by nostalgia or just the seasonal marketing, who knows, but it’s become an annual ritual of mine, as a way…

Ten Fall Recipes To Ease the End Of Summer

Is there really any reason to look forward to the end of summer?  If you’re like me, you probably dread the arrival of colder weather and shorter days, but there is at least one pleasant change brought in with the seasonal shift.  Autumn flavours and ingredients help soften the harsh, rocky transition away from the…

Ten Essential Vegan Cookbooks

Finding and relishing good cookbooks is a vital part of keeping your culinary experience fresh and interesting, but there are so many vegan cookbooks floating around out there that finding ones that suit your cooking style, experience and palette can be a difficult task. I find keeping a good variety of cookbooks is also a…

Vegan Friendly Resorts & Hotels and Stays

While the pandemic is not likely to end anytime soon, it’s inevitably that as we drift into the summer vacation season, and case numbers drop, and vaccinations rates go up, we’ll start to think  and dream of travelling again. I’ve been resistant to planning anything. Even speculating about when we might be able to return…

The Best Online Vegan Cooking Classes

Cooking and baking has become a passion for many over this last year of home confinement, while other veteran home chefs have developed a deeper appreciation for the simple comfort cooking provides. But inevitably you may hit a wall where your skills cap and you need a little extra help, a little extra guidance, to…

The Best New Vegan Restaurants in Toronto.

The pandemic has ripped through the restaurant industry not once but multiple times now, with each successive wave pummeling their well-being and ability to survive.  These aren’t just businesses, they are the embodiment of people’s dreams, of their sweat, blood and tears.  We often frame our memories with our experiences with food, and for owners,…

The Vegan Pantry

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions, and if there was ever a year to relax our ambitions and go easy on ourselves for the goals we missed checking off, this is it.  There’s a good chance that 2021 will look a lot like 2020, which means it’s probably safest to not make any grandiose…