Lettuce Love Cafe – Burlington, Canada

  Lettuce Love Cafe Burlington Canada When I first moved to Toronto, I did some research on vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in the area. To my surprise, a town 45 minutes out of Toronto called Burlington seemed to be the vegan mecca. For no discernible reason, it was home to several vegan restaurants, cafes, and […]

Recipe Wednesday: Scrambled tofu, spinach, and cherry tomatoes

I used to have a strange aversion to tofu scramble. Even though I loved tofu, the thought of scramble made me feel a bit unwell. I think I can blame this on my dislike of watery scrambled eggs, and carrying this fear over to vegan breakfast replacements.While I was in Santa Monica with my sister […]

Sadie’s Diner and Juice Bar – Toronto, Canada

    The cool thing that makes Sadie’s Diner unique is that it does American style diner food for vegetarians and vegans. Believe it or not, sometimes we do want food that isn’t health conscious and raw. Sometimes, we look with envy at those diners, or what we call “greasy spoons” in Australian and Britain. […]

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. […]

Recipe Wednesday: Chickpea and Beetroot Salad

I like fast salads for lunch that are packed with protein and bright colours. Like the warm lentil, spinach and tomato salad, this chickpea and beetroot salad is another 10 to 15 minute job that you can make from scratch if you use canned chickpeas and beetroot. If you want to soak dry chickpeas overnight […]

Native Foods Cafe – Newport Beach, California

It’s rare that the Nomads eat at a restaurant that has a wide range of choices for South Nomad. Usually it’s chips, or garden salad, or one menu item without the cheese, or eggs, or the dressing (or without the meat, in the worst cases). On the rare occasion we do visit a restaurant or […]

Recipe Wednesday: Caramelised Onions

This recipe is so simple, but a little time intensive. It makes any sandwich, wrap or burger tastier, so it’s worth the effort. Ingredients 2-3 onions. It seems like a lot, but they cook down to next to nothing. 2 tbsps of olive oil, canola oil, or Earth Balance Butter. 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar. […]

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 […]