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…

Going Vegan – 10 Random Things

Having been largely vegan for quite a few months now, there are a number of things that we have discovered that we hadn’t really expected. 1. You will poop. A lot. Like, way WAY more than you did before becoming vegan. Sometimes you will be very fearful that you’re about to plug the toilet. I often…

Life-Changing Nacho Cheese

One of the challenges of going vegan is finding delicious new recipes to fill the holes left by eliminating animal products from your diet.  We are big on movie-night snacks here at the Viking house, and finding this Nacho Cheese recipe from Hot For Food literally changed our lives. ingredients (makes 1 1/2 cups): 1…

Unnatural Vegan Is My Favorite

Even though I don’t always 100% agree with her on every topic (such as GMO’s and organics) I still respect her more than pretty much any other vegan YouTuber.  I love the fact that all of her opinions are based on science and not just crazy assumptions.  Here’s one of her videos that I particularly…

Are We Omnivores, Herbivores or Carnivores?

Are we omnivores, carnivores or herbivores? It’s important for animals to eat what they are physiologically and anatomically designed to eat, to improve the chances of survival and health. So, what are humans designed to eat? Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa discusses this often misunderstood topic. Source: Are we omnivores, herbivores or carnivores?