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Behind the Lines: David J. Parker

David J. Parker

Starting a veg association in any city is likely to be hard work, but starting one in the middle of cattle and oil country seems a little lentil, right? All bad jokes aside, David J. Parker and the folks at the Vegans & Vegetarians of Alberta Association have put some serious work into spreading the word about being veg, and the results have been great. Read More »

Prana gives us the spotlight

Prana logo

The folks at Prana offered to give me a bit of a soapbox to talk about what T.O.F.U. does and why, and I'm happy to see that they are doing the same with numerous other organizations and people. Read More »

Veganic Agriculture (or Lierre Kieth is Full of Manure)

Stéphane's vegetables

Despite the abundance of evidence against Keith's book, one thing that stuck with me was her argument about farming's inability to truly be a vegan endeavour. Even when labelled organic, there can be plenty of issues with how your vegetables are grown, and in a lot of cases, the methods are not truly vegan. Read More »

Behind the lines: Happy Kreter

Happy Kreter Picture

Happy Kreter is a long-time friend of mine, and also most likely the first vegan I ever met. At the time I thought it was interesting, and I respected his choice enough to try and be vegan while he was on tour in Halifax. Read More »

Behind the Lines: Teresa Fisher

Teresa Fisher

Somehow, after my years of being in Halifax, it seems I missed meeting at least a few of the Haligonian vegans. Sadly, Teresa Fisher is on that list. Read More »

Behind the lines: Vegans Love LAVA and Kelly Twomey

Vegans Love LAVA

Kelly Twomey, the mother of Vegans Love LAVA (Leather Alternatives and Vegan Accessories) just recently became a mother to a whole other vegan project, a child. So, it should come as no surprise that she was one of the contributors ("Vegan Parent Forces Child to Eat Nothing But a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet!") to our focus section on vegan parenting. Read More »

Behind the lines: Lisa Dempster

Lisa Dempster

I'm not sure how Lisa and T.O.F.U. came to be such great friends, especially since we have yet to actually meet in person, but I am glad that the connection was made some time ago. Along with writing several articles for the magazine over the past few issues, including "I ♥ potlucks" in the most recent, I believe I can attribute the lovely Aussie invasion of the T.O.F.U. store to her blog. Read More »

St. John’s City Review

St. John's, Newfoundland

"Pi is another great option in downtown St. John’s. A pizza place with a funky, math- inspired aesthetic, Pi offers not only a vegan crust, but a vegan chocolate cake as well (though the cake is sadly icing-free). The brand new, and stylish, Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca (piattopizzeria.com) on Duckworth specialises in Neapolitan pizza. The servers and chefs are keen to accomodate vegan diets, and even though they don’t carry a vegan cheese, they will throw some on for you if you bring your own." Read More »

Recipe Tease: Thai Thing

Thai Thing

This isn’t a gourmet meal, but it’s quick and healthy. Its glamourous name around the house is “Thai Thing” and I hereby bestow it onto you. Summer’s vegetables seemed more authentic in this recipe, but autumn and winter aren’t too far behind. Read More »

Behind the lines: Viva Vegan

Viva Vegan Store

Although I have yet to shop at the new store in Montreal (4148 St-Laurent), which is conveniently located just minutes away from one of the best vegan restaurants in the country, Aux Vivres (4631 St-Laurent), I have shopped online with Viva Vegan. Read More »