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

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

B.C. bloggers to speak at Vida Vegan Con 2013 in Portland

SloSmoMoFo

The incomparable SloSmoMoFo at Homegrown Smoker in Portland. (Stephen Hui)

Comic-book, anime, science-fiction, and fantasy fans have Comic-Con. For vegan bloggers, there’s Vida Vegan Con.

In August 2011, the first edition of the vegan lifestyle blogger conference took place in the vegan paradise known as Portland. From May 24 to 26, the second Vida Vegan Con is expected to draw more than 300 people to the Portland Art Museum. Tickets are $280 US, and two-thirds of them have already been snatched up.

The long list of presenters, unveiled this week, features well-known cookbook authors Nava AtlasIsa Chandra MoskowitzHannah Kaminsky, and Terry Hope Romero. It also includes a couple of speakers from British Columbia—Dreena Burton and Gabrielle Pope. Continue reading