A Guide To Toronto’s Independent Grocery Stores

With the unhealthy ambiance that’s circulating the political sphere these days, and democracy failing us in new and spectacular ways, and leadership that either can’t seem to make much progress, or willfully erodes it, I’ve been thinking of more ways that I can, as an individual, produce positive change in the world, from reducing waste…

Vegan-Friendly Travel Destinations for 2019

The last couple weeks or so I’ve been feeling particularly stir-crazy.  The weather here has not been great and it’s been forcing me to stay indoors more than usual.  Adding to the wet milieu is a general irritation with urban living – the incessant noise, construction, and chaos of life in a city of 3…

Toronto’s Best Vegan Breakfast and Brunch

Kupfert and Kim (Various Locations) Kupfert and Kim has been rapidly expanding over the last few years and now has eight locations in Toronto!  The popularity of this wheatless and meatless quick service restaurant is not suprising.  This is hands down some of the best vegan food around.  Their plant-based meals are nutritious, delicious and…

Chocolate and Pistachio Covered Figs

It’s been a rough few weeks.  Work has been stressful, more so than usual.  It’s been rainy, dark and grey, and I’m not digging the short days and lack of sunlight.   What’s a vegan to do in such trying times?  Why indulge of course, and not just any indulgence will do in these circumstances.  It’s…

Je t’aime Montreal.

It’s odd that I’ve never been to Montreal before.  It’s only a 5-hour train ride from Toronto (or a one hour flight).  At times, I admit I’ve felt a bit apathetic towards exploring Canada more.  There is a temptation to unfairly define and assess the entire country based on the qualities of its largest city, Toronto.  I…

Recovery, Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Bowl

The saturation of smoothies and smoothie bowl images on my Instagram feed has had me sometimes feeling a little jaded about that delicious but redundant fruit and veggie blends.  But after several weeks of frequent poor eating and too much overindulgence, my body was ready for a healthy infusion. There is a reason that smoothies…

Falling in Love with the City of Angels

I’m not sure what ignited my Los Angeles and SoCal infatuation but it goes a long way back.  An eight or nine-year-old version of myself even made a bold prediction – that he would one day move to California, a place he’d never been, and live near the ocean, in a beach house, with sand…

A Blog Review – July 6th Edition

The enormous amount of vegan and vegan friendly food bloggers out there is inspiring, but it’s a bit overwhelming to sift through them all to discover new and interesting recipes.  Pinterest is a great visual resource for searching this vast network of blogs, and is additionally a good way of organizing your findings, but I’ve…

Tofu, Polenta, Asparagus, and Beets with Pistachio Cream Sauce

The huge variety of readily available foods that cater to the plant lover’s palette definitely makes being vegan easier and more enjoyable but I think there is a tendency, when trying to develop new recipes and hone our ideas about plant based cuisine, to include this array of extra ingredients as a means of providing…

A Vegan’s Intro to New York

     I didn’t know quite what to expect from my first venture to New York City.  Having lived in Canada’s largest city for the past 11 years, there was a part of me that expected to not be overly impressed.  I thought maybe it would be just another big city – larger than my…