Végan

A Plea for More Tempeh

Giselle Wedemire | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Alberta
Giselle Wedemire

I propose tempeh fans everywhere band together and ask their local, big-box grocery stores to stock more of this magical product so we can make shopping for tempeh (and appeasing smug vegan cookbook authors everywhere) easier for us all.

10 Surprising Things About Being Vegan

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Living

When Angela Liddon started her blog, Oh She Glows, more than five years ago, promoting a vegan diet wasn’t her primary aim. "I started the blog t...

Being Vegan in Cowtown Isn't Hard, It Just Takes Some Know-how

Giselle Wedemire | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Alberta
Giselle Wedemire

While I eventually plucked up the courage to ditch meat and, later, all animal byproducts, my dietary choices sometimes puzzle many of my fellow Calgarians. They ask me, "How do you do it? Where do you go to eat?" as though I'm performing an unbelievably difficult task. In reality, though, eating a vegan diet in this city isn't all that hard.

Don't Apologize For Eating What Feels Right To You

Lisa Borden | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

I avoid GMOs and those who promote and serve GMOs. There is no way that I knowingly want to put those ingredients into my body, my friends or family's bodies, and I certainly do not want to support Monsanto. I trace my food back to where it came from. This makes me feel good, and also makes me feel confident in all other principles I have listed as above.

Hottest Purse Trends for 2014 (Think Vegan)

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Bryce Dallas Howard and Rashida Jones were carrying gorgeous leather-free handbags at the Golden Globes. So, I asked Jill Fraser, founder of Jill Milan, a luxury vegan handbag company what she thinks are the hottest trends for spring 2014. She provided some great insights.

Celebrate the Holidays With Delicious Raw Carrot Cupcakes

Meghan Pearson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

And what better way to celebrate any occasion, than with a decadent raw food dessert like Hacienda's own Raw Carrot Cupcakes? The below recipe and many others are featured daily in our raw restaurant, and will also be available in the soon to be published Hacienda Del Sol Cookbook! What are you waiting for? Make these cakes.

How Protein Can Improve Your Health

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I was 20-something and it was the 90s, low-fat was all the rage. Everything you could probably think of was low fat. Back then everyone thought if you ate low fat then you would never put on fat. Looks like the joke was on me. Looking back, I can see how unhealthful that was and thankfully there is more reliable nutritional information out there now.

Finding A Vegan Purse That's Ethically Made And Stylish

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

When I am shopping for a handbag there are some "deal breakers" that I have to watch out for. First, it must have enough room to pack all of the necessities (wallet, ski passes, pen, notepad, toothbrush case and, if I am lucky, a compact umbrella). The handbag would ideally have room to spare in case I need to put other little items that I need to haul around on any particular day. And, it must be vegan.

Why My Baby Follows a Vegan Diet

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

For me, choosing a vegan diet for my son was a fairly simple decision. All parents want the best for their children, and I believe that the best choice for both him and me is a balanced, plant-based diet. I substantiated this belief with a professional opinion before I began introducing solid foods.

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

It is the season my friends. The season of all things fruitastic and I can tell you that I am LOVING the bounty! Now, I wouldn't make you forgo your granny's fave secret for flakey pie crust and leave you dried out and crumbling without a super pie solution. This recipe also doesn't contain any weird soy modifiers, binding agents or suspect oils. Just goodness.

5 Vegan Ways to Enjoy Quinoa

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada
Charlotte Singmin

Quinoa is a nutrient dense, multipurpose food, perhaps most familiarly recognized as an alternative to rice and pasta, but actually incredibly versatile to prepare. Experiment with one or several of these five plant-based ways to enjoy quinoa, and add wonderful health benefits to your diet.

Five Ways to Get Protein Without Eating Meat

Marni Wasserman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

Though you have been conditioned to think otherwise, there are many ways to get protein without turning to meat! Many people think that just because I am vegetarian that I am not getting enough protein. In fact, I am actually getting better quality protein than I ever did eating animal-based foods.

My SuperFresh Life: Juicing a Green Smoothie

Ruth Tal | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Living
Ruth Tal

I discovered my "fountain of youth" in juicing. With juice bars popping up all over the place it might be tempting to think that juicing is a new trend. But it's really just the latest manifestation of a centuries-old practice. Here's how to make a fruity green smoothie.

'Why I Went Vegan:' Stories From Vegetarian Muslims

Anila Muhammad | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

Meet a diverse group of self-identified Muslims and read stories of why they choose to become vegetarians or vegans. I hope you will be inspired by what you read and consider adding vegetarian and vegan options to your diet.

How to Get the Most Benefits Out of a Juice Cleanse

Marni Wasserman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

I know you may be thinking, isn't just drinking juice in general better than no juice at all? Well, there is something to be said about that, as it's better than what most people are drinking daily (soda, sugared coffees and pasteurized juice). However if you are making the effort to enhance your health, then you may as well go the full length and do it right!

Why So Surprised I'm A Muslim Vegetarian?

Anila Muhammad | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

My first glimpse into the slaughterhouse industry came when I read Fast Food Nation and discovered how animals where treated in factory farms. I was horrified to say the least. Interestingly enough, the idea of Muslims being vegetarian or vegans has prompted some debate.

9 Dishes to gluten-free Healthy Passover

Meghan Telpner | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Passover is a Jewish holiday that extends for eight days, requiring observers to avoid leavened bread. That's the basic rule. No problem. I don't remember the last time I ate leavened bread. Beyond this -- the rules get a little fuzzy. You could join 10 different families for Passover on the same street and have 10 different experiences of what Passover is.

5 Common Health Myths Exposed

Melissa Ramos | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

White rice isn't exactly bad for you. Gasp! I know right? How could this be? All the heath gurus telling you to inject your tummy full of whole grain goodness and then I spring this on you? Blasphemous! So here's the deal... According to Chinese Medicine, people have used white rice therapeutically for years.

November 25 is International Meatless Day & International Vegetarian Day

Paul Hughes | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

November 25 is International Meatless Day & International Vegetarian Day.

Raw Sprouted Chickpea Hummus [RECIPE]

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Sprouted chickpeas are raw, so they're an easy way to hop onto the raw food wagon, and a delicious way to incorporate some raw protein and fibre into your diet every day! Try this twist on your standard appetizer of hummus for a delicious and crowd-pleasing recipe to introduce these raw beans to your brood this holiday season.

Super-Powered Sandwich: A Slick Vegan Stacker

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Sometimes I just want a plain old sandwich. I do adore PB & J. But what I have been loving lately, is a simple concoction inspired by a pre-packaged snack I saw at a local supermarket. It delivers all the necessary lunch-time desirables: flavour, texture, energy, and portability. This slick stacker will deliver substantial midday protein, and a solid serving of vegetables.

These No-Meat Balls Are Packed with Protein

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

While visiting my family, I created a fresh green pasta bowl, topped with some comfort-food-style "no-meat-balls" for added protein. I have been meaning to come up with a raw and vegan substitute for ground meat, and this was the perfect time to get to work on it, as there are often not a lot of protein choices available for me when I am not cooking in my own kitchen. What I came up with that evening, was a rustic Italian inspired dish that I know I will be making again and again.

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

For me, becoming vegetarian has been a slow journey of personal discovery and growth. But turkey dinner at Christmas and at Thanksgiving was one of the final carnivorous traditions I held on to -- I could avoid meat all year it seemed, but on these particular holidays I gave in and celebrated "turkey day." This year I plan to try something new and start my own tradition.

You Can Have Your Pumpkin Pie and Drink it Too

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I am super excited about the upcoming holiday season. I am already plotting my meals for the cold nights ahead, and Thanksgiving menu ideas have been long taking up space in the far back regions of my noggin. It's nice to sip up dessert in a cup. Feels naughty and nice all at the same time, right? Well, I'm here to tell you that you can have your cake -- err, pie -- and drink it too! Just make it at home and avoid all those nasty added sugars and fake fillers! Here's how.

Recipe: Taste the Tropics With Coconut Apricot Chews

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Hot, hot heat is exactly what my body craves. This, a fact I found to be true the very first time I stepped off a plane in Costa Rica. The wall of thick, sticky calidity that greeted me on that tarmac served as welcome to both body and soul. And now, in true easy-breezy Costa Rican style, I present a delightfully simple treat, a true taste of the tropics, my coconut-apricot chews.