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

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

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

Veg Coast turns one year old

Harvest Community Foods

#28 udon at Harvest Community Foods. (Stephen Hui)

Three hundred and sixty-five days ago, Veg Coast launched with a mission: to report on the tastiest vegan food and events in Vancouver.

Let’s mark this anniversary with a quick look back at the 10 most popular posts of our first year.

Thank you for reading, following, sharing, and commenting. Continue reading

Thrive Forward Kitchen Edition recipe: Quinoa bean burger

Quinoa bean burger

If you’re into clean eating, this burger is for you. (Courtesy Vega)

Have you heard of Thrive Forward? It’s a free online program designed by Vega formulator and former Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier—who hails from North Vancouver—to help people get healthier through plant-based nutrition. Continue reading

Vegan Cooking at Home e-book recipe: Tempeh tacos

Tempeh tacos

A recipe for tempeh tacos is included in Vegan Cooking at Home. (Christine McAvoy)

Over the past four years, the bloggers at The Vegan Project have shared many recipes with their readers. In July, with the aim of helping even more people eat vegan, they published two e-cookbooks.

Bridget Burns is the author of Vegan Cooking at Home, and Samantha Shorkey wrote Jacked on the Beanstalk. Both e-books feature nutrition tips from Jennifer Boyle and photography by Christine McAvoy. With Jessica Grajczyk, Burns and Boyle cofounded The Vegan Project—which made our list of the best vegan food blogs in Vancouver—back in 2009. Continue reading

Best vegan food blogs in Vancouver

Jerk chickpeas

Jerk chickpeas from cookbook author and blogger Dreena Burton. (Hannah Kaminsky)

We vegans love our food, and we’re not shy about sharing this with the world. Indeed, there are countless plant-based blogs out there to prove it.

Vancouver is home to a bunch of them. I thought it would be a good idea to put together a (totally subjective) list of the most interesting ones from the city and suburbs.

I started out by asking for your recommendations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thanks to everyone who responded. Between your suggestions and my bookmarks, I had around 20 local blogs to check out. I ended up with a list of nine blogs that are definitely worth reading.

All of these blogs publish original content, focus primarily on food, feature vegan recipes only (no honey!), and are run by bloggers who live in Metro Vancouver. As well, they all were created in 2012 or earlier and are currently active, putting out at least four posts since the start of 2013.

Here’s the Veg Coast list of the best vegan food blogs in Vancouver, presented in alphabetical order. Continue reading

Vegetarian SkyTrain ads compare eating chickens to eating cats

Chicken ad

The chicken ad.

Starting next week, Vancouver transit riders will be confronted with the following question: why do people love cats and dogs, but eat chickens, cows, and pigs? Mercy for Animals Canada will be placing three different poster-sized advertisements on the SkyTrain system as part of a cross-country campaign. Continue reading