The Golden Stars of the Golden Plates: 2015 Vegan Highlights

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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 …

Jerk! (Sauce)

Jerk Tempeh Tacos

The sauce is just good on it’s name alone!  I marinaded and then low cooked + baked tempeh to make jerk tacos, but this sauce/marinade can be used for just about anything you want to make awesome!

Herbed Nut Cheese

Herbed Nut Cheeese - The Vegan Project

Nut cheese is a game changer when it comes to adopting a vegan diet. It doesn’t mimic real cheese–it’s truly in a category of it’s own. Vegan or not, it’s hard not to love nut cheese.

Bridget’s Nirvana Bars

Bridget's Nirvana Bars - The Vegan Project

I don’t normally name recipes after myself, but this time around I couldn’t help myself.  i found the recipe for these Nirvana Bars in a People Magazine while I was getting my roots touched up (I’ve been cursed with premature greys since the tender age of 17). They seemed easy to make and combined the Continue Reading …

Mac and Cheese Monday at The Acorn

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As someone who writes about food on a fairly regular basis, I understand the importance of language. When you’re trying to communicate tastes and flavours to an audience, the words you select to describe a dish can either make it the best plate in the restaurant, or a complete culinary fail.  That said, there are Continue Reading …

The Vegan Project Holiday Shoppe

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Local vegan-friendly vendors come together under one roof Dec. 12 – 14, 2014 for a holiday pop-up shop, featuring food, drinks, community yoga, a vegan health and fitness panel, and great gift ideas not just for vegans, but everyone on your list.

Slow Cooker Banana Chia Oatmeal

Slowcooker Oatmeal

This recipe is my take on a recipe I found at thelemonbowl.com, which blew my mind! As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve never been one for a sweet breakfast, and certainly not Oatmeal, which is how this Savoury Breakfast Oatmeal Risotto was birthed. But when this recipe pointed out the obvious fact that I could prepare my oatmeal Continue Reading …

Spiced Carrot, Apple + Ginger Juice

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Pretty much from September to December it’s ‘pumpkin spice this’, and ‘holiday gathering that’, not to mention baked goods laced in between. Now don’t get me wrong, I love love these months because they are a foodie’s dream, but sometimes your system needs a little break, right? Juicing is the perfect way to satisfy that Continue Reading …

Review: Vegan Cuts Beauty Box

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We’ve had our eye on the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box for a while now. Cruelty-free beauty is very important to us, and it can difficult sometimes to source out vegan beauty products for every step of your beauty regime. Hair, make-up, face/body products, and even perfume has the potential to either perform animal testing or Continue Reading …

Happy National Banana Split Day!

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It may be a holiday in the US, but let’s not get caught up on specifics.