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

Plate Invaders carries on the Vegan Secret Supper tradition in East Van

Stacked turnip

Stacked turnip, marinated sunburst squash, creamy red quinoa, red pepper sauce. (Stephen Hui)

As part of the “research” for my newspaper article on Vancouver’s underground vegan dining scene, I attended a Plate Invaders supper last month. Tim Aretz and Alissa Raye are doing great things with their vegan dinner club in Mount Pleasant.

Plate Invaders is actually hosted in the same apartment that launched Mérida Anderson’s celebrated Vegan Secret Supper, which has just given rise to a cookbook. We even ate on Anderson’s old table.

Eight other people joined me for the first of the night’s two sittings. For most of us, it was our first time at Plate Invaders. In between bites, we chatted about our jobs, local restaurants, becoming vegan, and coconut bacon. Continue reading