Veganism: Being Inclusive Versus Exclusive

Tobias of The Vegan Strategist wrote a response piece at the beginning of February, regarding whom should and should not be allowed to call themselves a vegan. I felt I needed to write a response to an article on Ecorazzi called “If you are on a plant based diet, stop calling yourself vegan!” The title, and especially the exclamation mark,…

Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese

A staple of college students and mothers short on time, mac & cheese is one of those comfort foods that can be found on pub menus and in trendy restaurants, usually with bacon, truffles, lobster, or any manner of other thing added in.  A vegan version of this classic is not difficult to make, which…

What Vegans Eat: Vegan Swap Boxes!!!

A few weeks ago I joined a vegan swap box group on FB and it has been AMAZING so far. If you aren’t familiar, basically you ask if anyone wants to do a swap (generally you mention what country you are in) and then if anyone take you up, a dollar amount is agreed upon,…

Easy Vegan: Vegan Sushi!

Sushi is one of my favorite things in the world!  However, due to decimation of fish populations thanks to commercial fishing (not to mention the levels of mercury and other toxins found in most fish) we no longer eat traditional sushi or other Japanese animal products.  Fortunately if you aren’t that intersted in rolling-your-own (although I promise…

Cauliflower Wings

Wings were one of those things I used to eat at pubs, alongside a cold beer, usually among friends.  We would scarf down 10-chickens-worth at a time, thinking nothing of it. I still haven’t found a perfect substitute for chicken wings, but this cauliflower buffalo wings recipe by Hot For Food is pretty close.  I…

Backcountry Vegan: Chocolate Fondue

Mike and I like to spend a lot of time in the wilderness, communing with nature and shit.  Actually we just really like being away from other humans.  Far away.  Plus we like rocks and trees. This year for his birthday/Valentine’s Day, which conveniently fell on a long-weekend, we decided to do some winter backpacking…

Easy Vegan: Red Velvet Cupcakes

One of my favorite things in all the land is red velvet anything.  Cupcakes, cake, cookies, you name it.  If it’s red velvet I have probably tried it.  Except for red velvet oreos, which we can’t get here in CanadaLand, but which I am determined to try.  They are conveniently vegan! Anyway, since going vegan,…

Events: Calgary Chicken Save

When: March 12, 2016 Where: Lilydale/Sofina Slaughterhouse 2126 Hurst Road SE, Calgary What: On Saturday, March 12, we will be taking our animal activism to the streets in hopes of raising awareness for farmed animals, in particular, the hundreds of thousands of chickens that are killed each week at the lilydale slaughterhouse in Calgary. We…

Eating Out: The Clever Rabbit

The Clever Rabbit is a popular vegan restaurant in Edmonton, AB.  We had the opportunity to eat brunch there during a recent trip to Alberta’s capital city. Mike ordered the bangers and hash, while I opted for eggs benedict, which was my favorite breakfast ever as an omnivore.  Both were delicious, and the service was…

Hail Seitan! Make It Yourself

Wheat meat is a staple of some vegan diets.  I’ve never had seitan from the store, so I have no real comparison, but I hear it’s not great.  This recipe, however, is awesome!  So versatile.  I have only made it once, but it turned out beautifully.  I have grand plans to make some small modifications…

Eating Out: Hearts Choices

Hearts Choices is a Thai Vegan Cafe in Calgary, AB.  The food is 100% vegan, freshly prepared, and delicious!  They also have a selection of deli-type items for purchase, such as vegan shrimp, croissants, curries, meat substitutes and cheeses!  All sorts of tasty possibilities. I recently had lunch there with one of my best friends,…

Vegan Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

If you’re a pasta junkie, this recipe is just for you.  Creamy, silky sauce.  Meaty mushrooms.  Delicious pasta.  What more could you want? Hot For Food does it again!  ingredients: 400 g brown rice fettuccine noodles 1 1/2 C raw cashews (soaked for 3 hours minimum) 1 C water 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1…