Below is a video of David J.A. Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism, Dept. of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He pioneered the “glycemic index" and is a self-proclaimed vegan. In this video he talks about studying the benefits of slow release carbohydrates on diabetes and other health issues. Slow release carbohydrates generally are whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plant based foods, they have no added sugars of any kind and tend to be high in fiber.
Dr. Pamela Fergusson is a Toronto-based Registered Dietitian with a PhD in Nutrition. She has a practice in Kensington Market, Toronto, and also lectures in nutrition at Ryerson University. Below, Dr. Pamela is joined by Lisa Le, The Viet Vegan, in the videos titled "Nutrition Basics for Vegans" and "How Do Vegans Get Protein?"
Wishing Well Animal Sanctuary is a safe haven for rescued farm animals, it is located 70 km (about 42 miles) north of Toronto, in Bradford, Ontario. They also have a learning centre for those that want to learn more about these animals.
Lisa Le, The Viet Vegan cooks three vegan comfort food dinners for this Veg.ca produced video. Lisa starts by making a Quinoa Bowl with Chili Spiced Chickpeas and Kale. topping it off with Vegan Aquafaba Mayo. Then she makes a One Pot Pasta and lastly a Hot Dog Mac and Cheese (this recipe is a bit different on her blog).
Ken Spector of HappyCow Compassionate Healthy Eating Guide interviews vegans attending the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival in 2015, it's believed to be the biggest festival of it's kind in North America. Every year visitors are able fill up on lots of vegan foods, see many interesting products, also be informed, plus entertained by the many cooking demonstrations and educational presentations.
Toronto Vegandale Food and Drink Festival, formerly the Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival, not to be confused with the much larger Toronto Veg Food Fest, is held each summer at Historic Fort York and Garrison Common, in downtown Toronto. It kind of has a party atmosphere with it's vegan comfort foods, alcoholic beverages, and live DJ.
Overly Excited Vegan filmed the first ever Toronto Vegan Winter Market in December, 2016. Toronto seems to have so many vegan events happening in the summertime, but not a lot of vegan things happening in the winter. So this new annual event will be a welcome addition during the holiday season, and organizers expect this event to grow over the coming years.
Veganism seems to be growing by leaps and bounds recently and Toronto has a thriving vegan culture. In the video below VegNews in collaboration with Our Hen House show us just a few of the vegan restaurants in Toronto. They Visit: Green Earth Vegan Cuisine, One Love Vegetarian (Vegan) Restaurant and The Hogtown Vegan. The two other places they visited, Sadie's Diner and Fressen, have since closed.
Cody and Giselle of VeganTravel take a tour of Toronto's vegan scene. They visit: King's Cafe, Cosmic Treats, Bunner's, Sweet Hart Kitchen, Good Rebel Vegan Provisions, The Imperative, Doomie's, Yamchops, Planta, The Hogtown Vegan, Bloomer's, D-Beatstro, Through Being Cool Vegan Bakery, Fresh and Apiecalypse Now!
Ital Vital Vegan Take-out and Juice Bar in Toronto offers a wide variety of West Indian Creole vegan dishes. As it says on their website, "we are committed to serving the highest quality delectable and full flavoured vegan meals that heal, nourish and vitalize your mind and soul." They have a downtown location, as well as a Scarborough location now.
Doug's Public Kitchen is owned by one of Toronto's top vegan chefs, Doug McNish. Seen sitting at one of the tables in this video is nutritional biochemist T. Colin Campbell, PhD of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Professor Campbell is the man who coined the term "whole food, plant based" and is well known in the vegan community. Vegans will most notably know him from The China Study, Forks Over Knives, and PlantPure Nation.
Even though other vegan drive-thru restaurants do exist, London, Ontario's Globally Local, 24 Hour Vegan Drive-Thru is possibly the world's first 24 hour vegan drive-thru. They serve their own versions of Big Macs and Whoppers, also tacos, french fries, macaroni and cheese, soft serve ice cream and other desserts. They have all the classics, and they're all vegan! Ironically, they moved into a location that was vacated by a Harvey's, which is a very large burger chain in Canada.
The Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (TVFB) provides vegan-friendly food, 50% of which are whole foods to people in need that are vegan, vegetarian or are actively transitioning to such diets.
HappyCow's Compassionate Healthy Eating Guide - The definitive vegetarian dining guide and health food store directory serving the worldwide web since 1999. Provides peer reviews as well as a lively online community, veg recipes, travel and health info, free newsletter, and much more.
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and veganism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints.
HealthLinks.net - The Vegan/Vegetarian part of their directory contains hundreds of links to vegan websites and resources.
Upaya Naturals is Canada's largest online source for organic raw vegan foods since 2004.
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