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,…

Baked Tofu and Yogurt Sauce

Yogurt sauce is a fairly common culinary component but it seems to have not gained as much traction with the vegan community, maybe because even some plant-based veterans are not that familiar with the variety of vegan yogurt options available.   It is, after all, a somewhat recent innovation.  Given that the yogurt we are most…

Chocolate & Pudding Pie

I used to eat a lot of pudding both before and after I went vegan. Fortunately, there are a lot of pre-made vegan options and many of the powders are vegan friendly if you use plant-based milk. For some reason, my pudding love tapered off, maybe because I reached my saturation point, but recently it’s…

The Vegan Pantry

This article contains Amazon affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. 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…

Potato and Broccoli Soup

There’s very little that I like about winter.  The thought of having to contend with the snow, ice and cold tends to make me recoil.  This year, so far, winter has been a very different experience, and I’m seeing it unfold largely only in periphery with limited glimpses from my basement apartment windows.  One of…

Miso-Peanut Udon Noodle Stew

Anyone who has tried to piece together a fully functional meal from disparate cupboard and fridge remains knows that random recipe concoctions can go very wrong sometimes, but once in a while you stumble upon some really nice combinations.  Working with ingredients on hand is great practice and pushes you to think about the ingredients…

Vegan Holiday Gift Guide

Click and Grow ($100-$2000+) Click and Grow’s innovative automated indoor smart gardens allow you to grow your own herbs, fruits and vegetables pretty much in any condition, all year round, no matter how little space or light you may have access to.  With over 60 different fruits, herbs, and leafy greens to choose from, this…

Pumpkin-Oat Cinnamon Rolls

As of this past Monday, Toronto is back in a COVID lockdown.  Our case count in Toronto, in Ontario and in much of Canada, is wildly out of control.  Unfortunately, despite knowing full well there was a second fall/winter wave coming, and that it would likely be much worse than the first, our provincial government…

Harvest Vegetable Pot Pie

It’s about that time of year that we start thinking about hibernation foods.  Most of us do not have the luxury of hiding in our homes to ride out the brutal winter months (or safely shelter from COVID outbreaks), but nevertheless, having our pantry and fridges well stocked with hearty and ready to go food…

Tofu Mini-Quiche with Kale Guacamole

The benefit of the COVID lock-downs (one of the few) is that I get more time for cooking. The downside (one of the many) is that there’s no one to share all that food with.  For me,  one of the greatest pleasures of cooking is indulging your friends and loved ones with your latest successful…