Vegan bake sale and Speciesism movie premiere in Vancouver

Vegan raspberry pie

Vegan raspberry pie. (Stephen Hui)

Two Vancouver Co-operative Radio shows are planning to hold a vegan bake sale on the day before Valentine’s Day.

The bake sale, organized by Animal Voices and Drishti Point, will take place on February 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Unity Yoga Teahouse (1672 East 10th Avenue).

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association. They’ll also be fundraising for the Vancouver premiere of Speciesism: The Movie. Continue reading

Eat this, vegans: Earl Grey donut at Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver

Vegan Earl Grey donut

Yes, those are rose petals. (Stephen Hui)

Word has it that Cartems Donuterie (534 West Pender Street) is working on a fried vegan donut. Until such time as it appears, their baked Earl Grey is our favourite vegan donut in Vancouver.

This heavenly cake donut is infused with organic Earl Grey tea and covered with an Earl Grey glaze. Rose petals are sprinkled on top. Continue reading

Gardein breakfast sandwich makes for easy vegan morning meal

Gardein breakfast sandwich

Fresh from the toaster oven. (Stephen Hui)

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy vegan breakfast that’s not cereal or toast. Here’s a fairly new frozen product from the people who brought us veggie boob—Richmond-based Garden Protein International—that fits the bill.

We found the Gardein breakfast sandwich selling for $4.75 at Donald’s Market in Vancouver. A box comes with two small sandwiches and takes minutes to prepare in the microwave, on the stove, or in a conventional or toaster oven. Continue reading

Veg Coast is a 2013 ethicalDeal Blog Awards finalist

Vegan pumpkin cheesecake

Vegan pumpkin cheesecake topped with candied cranberries. (Stephen Hui)

Thanks to our readers’ nominations, we’re a top five finalist in the 2013 ethicalDeal Blog Awards. You can vote for Veg Coast in the vegan category until January 17. Continue reading

Planet Veg cooks up vegan butter chicken in Vancouver

Soy butter chicken

The soy butter chicken is gluten-free at Planet Veg. (Stephen Hui)

Since I live nearby, I’ve eaten at Planet Veg (1941 Cornwall Avenue) in Vancouver many times. This vegetarian restaurant, in the Kitsilano Point neighbourhood, has served Indian-style fast food for years.

My favourite thing to order is the Kathmandu roll ($8). The savoury vegan wrap features cabbage, tomato, cucumber, crispy noodles, jalapeño cilantro chutney, herbs, and spices inside a 12-inch spinach roti. For $4, you can make it combo (do it), which adds rice or soup, and a potato samosa.

Recently, I decided to try something new, and got the soy butter chicken ($9) to go. The menu describes this gluten-free dish as “Butter chicken for those who can’t do chicken.” Continue reading

Glutenull bakes vegan, gluten-free products in Coquitlam

Glutenull products

Gluten-free bars, cookies, and muffins from Glutenull. (Stephen Hui)

If gluten-free products catch your eye, you may have noticed Glutenull baked goods in stores around Vancouver. Made in Coquitlam, Glutenull products are not only certified gluten-free; they’re vegan, non-GMO, and free of refined sugar.

Recently, Glutenull owner Otari Kobalia sent us samples of several of his bakery’s products. We tried the Agave Quartet muffins, amaranth zest bread, buckwheat granola bars, Choco Moko cookies, Coko Moko cookies, fruit and nut breakfast bars, muffin tops, quinoa bread, and quinoa granola. Continue reading

What to Feed That Effing Vegan: Veggie-lentil loaf recipe

Veggie-lentil loaf

Veggie-lentil loaf is perfect for the holidays. (Christine McAvoy)

What do you do if you’ve never cooked vegan food, and you have a vegan coming for Christmas dinner? Well, you could buy a Field Roast en croute and throw it in the oven.

Alternatively, you could get yourself a copy of What to Feed That Effing Vegan: The Holiday Edition, and impress your guests with a homemade veggie-lentil loaf. After publishing Bridget Burns’s Vegan Cooking at Home and Samantha Shorkey’s Jacked on the Beanstalk in July, The Vegan Project (which also includes Zoe Peled) is back with another e-cookbook. Continue reading

Vegan bake sale at Nice Shoes to benefit Liberation B.C.

Poppy seed and raspberry muffins

Freshly baked poppy seed and raspberry muffins. (Stephen Hui)

Vegan bake sale alert!

Vancouver’s only vegan footwear store plans to hold a holiday bake sale on December 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Here’s what Nice Shoes (3568 Fraser Street) says about the event in its latest e-newsletter: Continue reading