Végan

6 Ways to Raise a Child Who Doesn't Eat Animals

Miriam Porter | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Parents
Miriam Porter

My son Noah and I live a vegan lifestyle. That's different from following a vegan diet -- although both are great! In fact, whatever you do that helps the environment, animals, humans or the earth is pretty awesome. For us, veganism extends past the plant-based food on our plate.

5 Tips for Eating Out as a Vegan

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

I've been vegan for more than a decade and have picked up some tips and tricks over the years, such as that you can save all kinds of grief by looking at the menu in advance, calling ahead, or offering to bring something shareable to a dinner party.

How to Be Super Healthy This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easy in the summer time for me to grab a bag of chips instead of a healthy snack. I want to stay on track this summer, not just for the way I look but most importantly for how I will feel. I need more energy to fuel all the hikes, cycling and fun I want to have this summer!

A Guide to Effective Animal Advocacy

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Impact
Pamela Tourigny

A number of people have commented to me over my years of involvement within the vegan community that they are often overwhelmed by all of the suffering that animals endure, leaving them unsure how to advocate for them effectively. It's a feeling of helplessness to which many can surely relate.

There's Nothing Radical About Recognizing Animal Suffering

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

We live in a world that's built on using animals for every purpose imaginable, and even armed with information and conviction, people can find it challenging to live in alignment with their beliefs. Even though sometimes I am frustrated beyond belief by the actions of humans, I dig deep to find my compassion, to help them find theirs.

Jamie Oliver Is Half Vegetarian (And Wants You To Be Too)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living

Jamie Oliver wants you to join the Food Revolution and eat less meat. During a webchat with parenting website Mumsnet, Oliver revealed he goes mea...

For the Animals, the Zoo Is the Unhappiest Place on Earth

Miriam Porter | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Miriam Porter

March 5 was a good day for elephants. Not the elephants roaming free in their natural habitat -- for those elephants every day is a good day. I am referring to 43 Asian elephants that Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus keeps in chains. These cruel acts will be a thing of the past starting in 2018.

How to Viva Las Vegan on the Strip

Sarah Deveau | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Sarah Deveau

If you follow a plant-based diet, you won't want to leave finding food you can eat and still stay true to your vegan or vegetarian ideals to chance. Here are a few sure bets for vegans and vegetarians on the Las Vegas Strip.

How to Throw a Sustainable Seder

Lisa Borden | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

We make, serve and share organic food -- and as much locally grown and made as possible -- and we make sure to take everyone around our table into consideration: allergies, lifestyle, beliefs (in our home that means nut-free and plant-based, so thank goodness for quinoa!).

Ditching in Droves: Why Canadians Are Dropping Milk

Twyla Francois | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business
Twyla Francois

The decline is so striking that the Dairy Farmers of Canada commissioned a survey to find out why milk drinkers are ditching it in droves. Despite the fear-mongering and the tens of millions spent to peddle dairy, the Canadian public now sees the dairy industry for what it is. No amount of advertising will make them un-see it.

What Every Single Girl Needs to Know About Dating

Alana Hurov | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

over the years and through a lot of bad encounters and relationships, I adapted and went from sweet and innocent to sexy vixen with an edge. Now that I am in a happy and committed relationship, I have some valuable advice for all of those single girls out there. I wish I had this kind of wisdom when I was on the hunt for my Prince.

Revisiting Muslim Narratives on Abraham

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Last month, Muslims across the world celebrated the feast of sacrifice, Eid al Adha, which takes place after the annual pilgrimage, Hajj. Many devout ...

WATCH: The Theme Song Vegans Didn't Know They Needed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living

Forget what you think you know about vegans and get ready to gain a whole new respect for their lifestyle. Or at the very least, their song-writing ab...

Trying to Be a Hero Doesn't Make You One

Mike Gallay | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

My puppy, Yoshmenge, in the car. Despite recommendations to the contrary, I sometimes skip breakfast, as I did today. It is mid-morning and I am hun...

Falling in Love With All the Local Fall Food on Offer

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

It has been so exciting to visit local markets, meeting the farmers who work so hard to bring us the very best, and there is no shortage of stalls anywhere you go in Ontario right now! Inspired by the vast variety the harvest has to offer, I filled my reusable bags with carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, kale, apples and more.

Canada's Agricultural Watchdog Isn't Interested In Your Health

Yan Roberts | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Yan Roberts

The majority of humans I have met are vastly humane. Comparatively, the majority of Government decisions are seen as exasperatingly profane. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been slowly going the way of the other federal departments in our post-democratic Canada; they have gone from having the occasional nosebleed of odd policy, to having chronic influenza of misguided rulings, to now having a dead soul.

A Colourful Recipe for "Chakra" Salad

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I had long been contemplating designing a dish that contains all the colours of the seven main chakras as per yogic tradition/belief. And wouldn't you know it, I just so happened to have all the shades accounted for in my refrigerator.

Veggie Wraps And 12 Other Awful Vegetarian Food Offenders

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Living

Listen up, makers of vegetarian/vegan foods, court is now in session. Going out to restaurants as a non-meat and dairy eater is a lot easier these...

How I Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet

Brendan Brazier | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Living
Brendan Brazier

We've all heard the expression "You are what you eat." Increasingly, that's the case with the North American diet. Over consumption of highly processed foods and eating for stimulation instead of nourishment is taking its toll on our collective health. I realized that a plant-based diet is the most efficient way to eat.

The Best (And Worst) Fake Meat And Dairy Products For Vegans/Vegetarians

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Living

If you're a lifelong vegan/vegetarian or the kind of person who is trying to cut back on their meat or dairy consumption, it's getting easier to track...

The Hottest (Vegan) Purse Trends For Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I have always felt that it is possible to have the world of luxury and sustainable fashion come together. If these two powerful combinations could meet, I am sure more people would be open to making the change to environmentally friendly trends. Luckily, my dreams are coming true. More and more there are greater options for vegan fashion.

You Can Be a Vegan AND a High-Performing Athlete

Élise Desaulniers | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada
Élise Desaulniers

Vegan athletes are grabbing headlines with increasing regularity, and are jumping at the chance to share the secret of their success: a compassionate vegan diet. Meagan Duhamel is one such athlete. In a recent interview, she explained how her plant-based diet helped improve her performance and led her to become the amazing jumper she is today.

Vegan Athletes Prove Naysayers Wrong

CBC | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Living

When Canadian Olympic medallist Meagan Duhamel's former skating partner and her coach told her becoming a vegan would leave her malnourished, she prov...

Calgary Vegan Bake Sale Offers Sweet Way to Engage in Community

Giselle Wedemire | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Alberta
Giselle Wedemire

Aside from the obvious differences between my bake sale experiences as a child and my upcoming experience this week (i.e. that I am now an adult and a vegan, and that I know exactly what this particular bake sale will raise money for), I'm also very aware of the community aspect of this bake sale. This year, we have around 20 volunteers planning, baking, and working towards goals of promoting awareness and improving the lives of local animals.

A Plea for More Tempeh

Giselle Wedemire | Posted 06.01.2014 | 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.