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 …

Vegan Vancouver: The ‘hood Guide

For Vancouver-based veg folk, we know a lot of the ins-and-outs when it comes to dining as a vegan in the city. We can find the special spots in any particular neighbourhood, immediately know which menu to reference, and are well aware that sometimes, the smallest or most unassuming places are the true gems. For Continue Reading …

The Golden Stars of the Golden Plates: 2015 Vegan Highlights

Every year, The Georgia Straight releases the annual Golden Plates. The Plates reward the city’s best restaurants, cafes, markets, and hidden gems; the icing on the (vegan) cake is that the awards are voted for by the patrons, readers, and food seekers, making them one of the most anticipated and coveted honours for a restaurant Continue Reading …

Watermelon & Radish “Ceviche”

One part seasonal fruits, one part seasonal veggies, five parts summer.

Dijon-marinated “Cheesy” Tofu with Black Pepper

This is an easy, nutrient-dense tofu dish that not only works well as a main, but re-heats perfectly and is delicious cold, in salads.

What should I do with all this F*#%ing Juicer Pulp?

It’s me, “Salsa Sam” Shorkey, and since my recent VERY positive juice cleanse experience, I’ve been enjoying a green juice every morning.  In doing so, I’ve also been trying to come up with uses for the copious amounts of wasted pulp!  I saw a “pulp cracker” recipe on my friend Danny David’s page aka “Raw Continue Reading …

Raw Ratatouille with yellow tomato puree

I was so pleasantly surprised on how fresh and flavourful this Raw Ratatouille turned out! Between my Sole Food Farm share and the community garden plot, and with Jay out of town, I had more tomatoes than I knew what to do with. I froze a bunch to make sauce later this year, and still had Continue Reading …

Peach-Infused Quinoa Salad

Zoe got creative in the kitchen last night! The result: A beautiful Peach- Infused Quinoa Salad with cashews, endive and avocado!

Rice Paper Salad Rolls with Sweet n’ Spicy Dipping Sauce

I wanted to highlight fresh veggies in something other than a salad. The solution? Rice Paper Salad Rolls!

Vega’s Chef takes on Cream of Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup

We had the privilege of trying this decadent Cream of Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup at the Vega Headquarters last week courtesy of their in house chef, Morgan Shupe. It was the perfect accompaniment to our big salads from the salad bar: lettuce, spinach, kale, quinoa, sprouts, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, chickpeas, and drizzled with Vega Continue Reading …