Sadie’s Diner and Juice Bar – Toronto, Canada

Sadie’s Diner and Juice Bar Toronto Canada My first thoughts meeting Adam were: A boy vegan?  You exist? You’re… real? Realistically, of course I knew that there were male vegans, but I’d never met one, so the concept was still mythical beast territory then. Adam and I decided to grab some dinner on Easter Monday at Sadie’s […]

Live Organic Raw Food – Toronto, Canada

Raw food can strike fear in the heart of your average person. It sounds a bit scary, doesn’t it? But raw food is very non-confrontational. If you like salads and vegetables, and you already eat a balanced and healthy diet, many of your daily meals are probably already raw and you just don’t know it. […]

Art & About in Toronto, Canada

What Identifies a City? The Nomads visited New York in 2012. It was a seriously fun trip, but I was somewhat bemused by the city itself. This was the city everyone raved up?  Sure, there’s lots of stuff do. And there’s the culture. Everyone will remind you of “the culture”. But…it’s just a city. When […]

The Beet Organic Cafe at the Junction – Toronto, Canada

My main lament eating in Toronto is not a lack of vegan and vegetarian food. There are numerous vegetarian, vegan and raw health food cafes in Toronto, like Fresh on Spadina. But for some reason, trying to find a place that does a substantial, delicious and healthy vegan meal alongside some ribs or a beef burger […]

Winter in Canada: The Reality

Unless you’ve been hibernating, you’d know that Canada and the United States have been hit by the polar vortex this Winter, turning the entire area into Winterfell. This April 2014, we’re coming up to six months of snow. Six months of snow. Every time an Australian friend proclaims how lovely that would be, I get the […]

Fresh on Spadina – Toronto, Canada

It may be excruciatingly difficult to get a good vegetarian or vegan meal in Toronto pubs and restaurants, but Toronto is also home to some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants I’ve ever tried. My favourite here is Fresh. It’s a casual chain restaurant in Toronto that caters to vegetarians and vegans. Most meals […]

Niagara Falls Through The Seasons

The weather in North America varies from Indonesian-level heat and humidity in summer, to Russian-level extreme cold and snow in winter. Some of my cousins also live in this part of the world, and we each have fairly strong and varied opinions on the weather here. Below is a conversation from Facebook: Cousin 1: Snow Again???!!?? […]

The Power Plant – Toronto, Canada

Driving back from Newcastle to Sydney one Sunday afternoon, North Nomad and I took a “shortcut”. The shortcut doubled our return trip, and took us through Wolf Creek territory. Driving through the semi-rural regional area about 40 minutes out of Newcastle, we hit a stretch of road that was deserted but for one house. One […]

Toronto Tea Festival -Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I take it all back, Canada. All those snarky things I said about North Americans not understanding tea and its intricacies and complexities. Oh, how wrong was I … The Toronto Tea Festival 2014 was held on the weekend of 1-2 February in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library in Yorkville. North Nomad got a […]