Archive of August2011

State of the movement

For many vegans in Toronto September is a time for celebration. I have many friends who refer to the annual Food Festival as their “Vegan Christmas”. I don’t have an official advent calendar to count down to the festivities but I do tend to plan my holidays around those three big days at Harbourfront. And […]

Overwhelmed with excitement

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.’ ~Henry Miller On my birthday, October 16th, I bought myself one gift: a ticket to vida vegan con. For the past ten months I have been anxiously anticipating this amazing event. On Thursday, Nicole and I will head to Portland to experience […]


Testing recipes is taking over my life!br /br /Over the past couple of months I’ve shared many of the fantastic recipes I’ve tested for a href=””Manifest Vegan/a. I have just a couple more to try out this week and then Allyson will wrap up the whole process and finalize the recipes with her editor. It […]


bspan class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-size: large;”Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~ Dr. Seuss/span/bbr /br /For as long as I can remember volunteering has been a part of my life. My mom homeschooled us until I was eight and volunteer opportunities were always seen as great […]

gluten-freerawsugar-free Peach and Raspberry Tart with Raw Mascarpone

Peach and Raspberry Tart with Mascarpone

Can biege be mind-blowing? More recipe testing for Manifest Vegan

I do believe that it is best to eat a rainbow of brightly coloured foods. I love salads and smoothies. I do. But, sometimes when you’re testing recipes with a looming deadline you have to group things by ingredients to get the most from that big bag of xanthum gum, know what I mean? Here […]

Spilling the beans…

There is a lot going on in my little world. Since you are some of my favourite people, I thought I would share the excitement!br /1. My bspan class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-size: large;”Party Perfect Petit Fours /span/bwere selected as one of the 5 Finalist Recipes in a href=””Yum Universe/a’s recipe challenge. br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: […]

Peas and Thank You Review and Giveaway

Peas and Thank You

Raw Recipe Challenge: Mini Pies!

Now that we’re at the peak of the summer season, the abundance of fresh produce gives us reason to create new recipes that don’t involve turning on the oven. With that in mind, Nicole and I have a new recipe challenge for you: raw mini pies! Raw foodies will agree that raw pies are much easier to […]