Veganism

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.

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.

Across Canada Things Are Happening in the Anti-GMO World

Rachel Parent | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

Being in such a beautiful country, filled with diversity makes me want to fight even harder for the health of our planet and all of who live on it. We should honour and protect what Mother Earth has given us, not abuse it and leave a big problem for the next generation.

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...

30 Things Vegans And Vegetarians Don't Want To Hear Anymore

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Living

For anyone who follows a vegan or vegetarian diet, there's nothing more exhausting and repetitive than explaining to others why you eat what you eat. ...

Thinking of Going Vegan? Try One of These Seven Methods

Frédéric Côté-Boudreau | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Frédéric Côté-Boudreau

There are probably as many ways to become a vegan than there are vegans. Embracing veganism is a personal approach -- you need to respect yourself if you want to successfully make the transition into veganism and remain a long-time vegan. For those of you who need a few ideas to ensure a smooth transition, here are seven different methods that you could learn from.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Vegan Diet Cookbook: 350 Best Vegan Recipes

CP | Judy Creighton, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living

In some circles, vegans are considered the purists of the vegetarian world because of their more limited diet.Vegans eschew all animal-derivative food...

Don't Have a Cow: Subway Riders Challenged on Meat-Eating

Lisa Kramer | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Kramer

Public transit riders in Toronto have been coming face-to-face with farm animals thanks to an ad campaign that asks "Why love one but eat the other?" We expected strong reactions to the campaign and we got them.

Fabulous Fall Recipe: Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Candice Schreiber | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living
Candice Schreiber

Fall is upon us and some delicious and nutritious produce is coming into season.This tasty, fall-inspired vegan recipe is a great way to get these nutrient-dense foods into your diet.

Vegan Diet: Being a Healthy Herbivore

Candice Schreiber | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living
Candice Schreiber

When I announced I was making the change over from vegetarian to vegan I got a lot of questions about my diet: Where will you get your protein? What about your iron? And B12? So all of this started me thinking, where might I get these nutrients?