5 Things We Can’t Wait To Inhale at Eat Drink Vegan 2018

It’s one of the events that vegans across North America (and the whole world) wait for with baited breath, preparing their stomachs for grand feasts, new dishes, and new flavours. This weekend, we return to Eat Drink Vegan (formerly the Vegan Food and Beer Festival), in Los Angeles, a well known vegan mecca. Which booths Continue Reading …

20+ Ways to Support Local Vegan Companies This Season

  1. SWEETEN: Order them a round of custom-created, designed, and flavoured creations from a local vegan baker. (Literally) anything can be used as inspiration for these beauties, and it doesn’t need to necessarily be a food or flavor. Think favourite books, animals, movies, or people. My top favourites and culinary geniuses: Must Love Cupcakes by Continue Reading …

15 Thanksgiving Mains You Can Make This Year (That Don’t Involve Any Animal Products)

Tell your skeptical Aunt, your friends who guarantee they won’t be full, your significant other that doesn’t eat meat but ” needs to eat turkey once a year”, et al, that there’s a new main dish in town for Thanksgiving this year. Introducing 15 options to satisfy palettes, fill bellies, and (best of all) save Continue Reading …

5 New Businesses That Prove Vancouver Is Kicking (Vegan) Ass

5 New Businesses That Prove Vancouver Is Kicking (Vegan) Ass (And most of them involve ice cream) Kokomo (heykokomo.ca): Don’t let the terms “ plant-focused” or “ plant-based” lead you astray. Kokomo is 100% vegan friendly (and Happy Cow-certified). Ranging from acai bowls to the instantly popular Coastal Macro Bowl (brown rice layered with greens, Continue Reading …

7 Things You Need to See At Vegtoria this Saturday

For the first year, Vegtoria: Victoria’s Veg Fest is taking place on Saturday, July 22 in Centennial Square. Serving as an amazing, pivotal celebration to acknowledge the vegan community and growing culture, Vegtoria celebrates vegan food, community, activism, local vendors, non-profits, music, contests, speakers, and more. These are the places, people, and foods that you Continue Reading …

Vancouver’s First Vegan Spa: Introducing Willow’s Wax Bar

Many folks who are new to the world of vegan, or those that explore any component of it, may assume that the term is only applied to the choices we make in the kitchen, the ones that determine what we eat, what we drink, what we put into our grocery baskets, and what lines our Continue Reading …

10 Things All Vegans Love To Hear

#ThingsVegansHear: Introducing a collection of my personal favourites, gathered from online interactions, conversations, and (very) memorable individuals.

Feeding That Effing Vegan this Holiday Season

First and foremost, I extend solidarity. We have all been there before: the first meal that you either attended as vegan new to the scene, or the first meal that you prepared in your pre-veg life for the token plant-eater at the dinner table. There are a few of us who have been vegan since Continue Reading …

Basic But (Basically) The Best: Top 5 Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

Towards the end of summer in Vancouver, we begin to see the posts. Usually, they are signalled by the seasonal shifts of Starbucks cups and marketing focuses; and their role in introducing (and promoting, extensively) the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. The incredibly speed at which the “PSL” not only hit the market, but influenced an entire Continue Reading …

Why I Call Myself Vegan *Not Plant-based

  I have some qualms about the term “plant-based”. Though we have seen a few versions of the term in discourse, for the sake of consistency in this piece, I am going to remove the quotations and use the hyphenated spelling.