All posts tagged: Vegan

Fueling up at Fuel+

With an enormous break between classes on Tuesdays before heading down to Ryerson, over the past few weeks I have begun exploring coffee shops and study spots on the other side of Yonge.  Although geographically speaking it isn’t very far, my main focus is usually to find somewhere nearby so that I can get right into my books.  Luckily my search for new cafés can now be accommodated in my busy school schedule! While walking down Church on a cold and cloudy afternoon, I was pretty desperate to find a place to sit down and study as I walked right by a sign that read: Butter Coffee.  Yes, you heard that right.  Butter. Judging by the look of it and the fact that this storefront was called Fuel+, I decided that it was well worth a try and it probably won’t totally kill my arteries. This little vegan shop with beyond friendly staff made me realize that the butter coffee wasn’t your traditional butter but instead had some important fatty nutrients.  So why the heck …

Spicy Cauliflower Bites and Peanut Butter Sauce

It’s been a crazy week for me as I’m sure it has for the rest of you; school is starting to pick up all while we try and get back in the groove and collect all our materials for the semester.  Without the track girls, I would definitely have a lot less social time but luckily we’re all pretty keen on getting in some good study breaks together.  Tonight we’ve got an awesome potluck planned so I’ll be sharing my contribution to the group with spicy cauliflower bites with peanut butter sauce.  Now this is the first time I’ve tried this recipe, so it’s a little more from the book than most of the recipes I care to share.  At the same time, while I was doing some testing I found there to be a few ratios that could be adjusted so I’ve changed those in hopes that they’ll also work for whoever else wants to give this a try. This recipe also happens to be from one of my newer cookbooks: Thug Kitchen.  This …

Juicy Juice

It’s been a while since we’ve seen this juicing and juice trend on the rise but at the same time I can’t believe it was one year ago that I first go on board.  Last fall while coming back from a tempo practice at Mount Pleasant, I noticed an adorable little shed-like boutique taking shape.  It caught my eye with its wood panelling and bright white paint; it left a little mark in my mind so I made the conscientious effort to go by there again and take a closer look.  With a sign that said opening soon and a website to follow, I quickly looked it up to find out the details of this new storefront.  That little house is now known by Torontonians and all my friends from elsewhere as Greenhouse Juice Co. in which I have shared and gushed about their juices and success. Although I’ve never tried a true juice cleanse, whenever I needed a long walk and a healthy treat along the way, this was the place I go.  Their …

Veggielicious in TO

I found out about this event fairly last minute and even with a very busy school and training schedule it was hard to get to all the places I had wished, but here are a couple places I tried during the event and my insights. Rawlicious Yorkville – A place that was already on my to-go list and a 3 course meal for $15; I was in.  My meal consisted of a zucchini roll, a couple fritters, and what seemed like a pizza.  I’ve had some amazing raw vegan food in the past, but unfortunately this place fell short.  Some elements really stood out while others were forgettable.  The pizza base, a thick green sauce kind of like pesto (but of course without the cheese), was really an excellent part of the meal.  Thankfully I picked up a salted caramel square which was good, but other than that I’m still kind of disappointed. Bunner’s Bake Shop Kensington Market – This was a great new find and I have visited there since Veggielicious because it was …

Roma, Roma, Roma…

Sorry for the delay, we were stuck without internet for a few days at our apartment in Rome but that just means a bigger and better post for tonight!  Another week in Italy has come and gone, time is flying by.  This past week was our last trip as a class and my last weekend with the amazing friends I’ve made on this trip and we saved the best for last: ROME!  Rome wasn’t necessarily my favourite city, but this weekend was by far my favourite.  The people, the adventures, the nights, and the sights!  My favourite sites in Rome were definitely the Piazza Navona and the Tempietto.  The big monuments such as the Colosseum, Trajan’s market, and so on were all amazing as well but it was the little things that are either hidden or less massive that made more of an impression on me.  One thing that I won’t forget, and was rather tough, were my repeats on the cobble stone around the Colosseum.  At 7AM and barely anyone in sight, the area …