A Holiday Survival Guide For Vegans (And Their Hosts)

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

Don't feel badly. Especially if you're a new vegan, you may feel terrible for "imposing" on your host, or intimidated by the looks you're being given by others. Stay firm with your beliefs and don't let anyone make you question the legitimacy of your position.

Don't Blame Veganism For Your Eating Disorder

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

Veganism isn't about deprivation or being extreme. It's about leaving animals off our plates. I see too many people -- vegans and not -- who have become obsessed with eating their version of a perfectly clean diet. They eliminate soy, gluten, corn, carbs and so on for no clear reason -- often needlessly.

Super Healthy Eating and Quick Fitness Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

A morning smoothie is a simple way to start your day with a strong nutritional foundation. It's an easy way to ensure nutrient density, and keep you satisfied until lunch, and is a much better option than other sugar-laden options on shelf.

Everyday Eats: A Monday Menu With Delicious Tiramisu Cups

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Living

With meals like these, Mondays aren't so bad after all.

15 Nutritious Ways For Vegans To Get More Protein

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Living

Bring on the quinoa!

Everyday Eats: Wednesday's Menu Is Nutritious Yet Delicious

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living

Bon appétit!

Everyday Eats: A Wednesday Menu With Something For Everyone!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Living


Love-Based Activism

Miriam Porter | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Miriam Porter

A pink snout touches my hand gently. I peek in the truck to see the pig's face and she's crying. "I love you and I am sorry," I whisper through tears....

You Don't Understand Vegetarianism

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

Here's a crash course: vegans do not consume any animal products. Vegetarians consume animal products that can be obtained without killing an animal (such as eggs and dairy), but do not eat any meat or fish. Pescetarians eat a diet almost identical to those of vegetarians, with the addition of seafood.

You Can Be Vegetarian and Keep Your Man Card, Too

Ian Carey | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Ian Carey

Being a vegetarian is actually pretty easy. The food is better, healthier and provides motivation to look closer at the impacts of diet and health. What isn't easy is being a vegetarian while also enjoying a lot of "dude stuff."

Vegans Only Eat Salad (And Other Totally Untrue Stereotypes)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living


Why is Cecil Different From the Billions of Animals We Eat?

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

Cecil's death has caused an Internet uproar. It's almost all that I am seeing in my newsfeed. Most of it is unadulterated outrage directed at the perpetrator. The world (or North Americans, at least) are experiencing collective grief, horror, devastation and anger in a way that I haven't seen for some time.

This 'Ice Cream' Has Only 2 Ingredients

Carolyn Berry | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Best eaten right away, but can also be put into an airtight container and frozen.

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

Miriam Porter | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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 ...