Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

Want to DIY Your Own Tofu? Here’s How!

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Amanda Spinosa

When presented with the idea of making tofu from scratch, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated. It seems like it would be a very intense process, but I’ll try anything once so I dove in head first with my fingers crossed. When my Make-Your-Own Tofu Kit from Morinaga arrived in the mail, I couldn’t wait to try it out. On their website, you can order all different types of kits ranging from silken to extra…

Wanderlust: Cultivate the Perfect Weeknd in Port Hope

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
FGFS at Cultivate - MAIN

I have been struck so many times by how much small towns in Ontario look like quintessential movie towns that could fill in for Maine or Connecticut. The more I explore Port Hope, the more I am convinced it’s a real world Stars Hallow. Especially so during a festival held in the centre of town this past September. Scene: Cultivate: a festival of food & drink. White tents hug the bandshell in Memorial Park. The whole town is there, or…

Ritual App Helps You Skip Lines & Make Up Your Mind Already

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt

I am lucky in that I work in a part of Toronto which is the oasis to the food desert some of my pals work in. I have endless options and that can be the problem sometimes. I’m indecisive. About everything. Half my lunch hour is spent thinking on what I want and where to go and the other half is spent in line or waiting for it. So by the time I have food I am shoving it into…

South St. Burger Co – Great Veggie Debate

5 May, 2015  |  by Aviva Cohen

I spent my childhood deprived. Deprived because I could not go to McDonalds or Wendy’s and have a burger. It was lonely, it was isolating. Thankfully big fast food joints like Burger King, A&W and Harvey’s started introducing their version of a veggie burger. Navigating the world of the veggie burger is always a hope for the best situation. I’ve had some of my fave veggie burgers in the unlikeliest sports bars and while going up north camping (shout out…

Digging into Sarah Britton’s “My New Roots” Cook Book

5 May, 2015  |  by Gwyneth Dunsford

Reading Sarah Britton’s cookbook “My New Roots” makes me feel virtuous. Thanks to the nutritionist’s evocative writing, suddenly I’m imagining an alternative life, in which I work at an organic farm and brew my own kombucha. While my real life couldn’t be more different, Britton’s straightforward approach to cooking makes a healthy lifestyle seem attainable. Named for the popular blog of the same name, “My New Roots” is primarily a vegan, gluten-free cookbook, but Britton doesn’t lecture about the importance…

Veggielicious 101 with Susur Lee at Bent

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Vanessa Vaillant

  When Susur Lee extended another invitation to the FGFS babes and I was the only person free, I couldn’t believe my luck. I have admired the chef since I first saw him battle on Top Chef Masters  —and was let down when he didn’t win. Last time FGFS was in class with Susur it was for Dim Sum, this time it was for a preview of his Veggielicious prix fixe menu. From watching Top Chef Masters I knew that Chef…

Meat on Meat on Meat: the official FGFS Turducken Potluck Experience

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

For those of you following FGFS, you may have come to realize that we’re all about community. The FGFS HQ is located in Toronto and lots of times, we love to just kick-back and hang together with our writers in the GTA as a big grrl gang. With the holidays coming up, many of us had families we just couldn’t get to or other circumstances that just didn’t have us partaking in the holiday season. For that, we decided to…

Bistro Vegetarian Flare at The Roxton

11 Nov, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto is Awesome. I had always heard good things about The Roxton but had never been. Found along that final stretch of Harbord, closer to Ossington, the restaurant was easy enough to miss. However upon walking up, you’re met with a beautiful bike installation and the shimmer of wonderful & welcoming candlelight. All photos by Siobhan Ozege The Roxton is a cute and cozy little space, with a generous patio (which will be great for summer…

Elevating Ottawa’s Cafeteria Food

10 Oct, 2013  |  by Guest Post

“A burger. Fake grill marks, I don’t even know what they were from, there was no barbecue out back. They must have been drawn on with marker. And then coated in brown gravy sauce. And they sold it as a six minute steak.” -Carley Schleck, Café Urban, Owner. We can all relate to this kind of institutional cafeteria food. Reheated pizza, processed and identical dishes in every university or college we’ve been lucky enough to attend. But for a good…

Wheatless N’ Meatless in the City: On-the-go Edition

9 Sep, 2013  |  by FGFSadmin

Words and photos by Megan Stulberg.  Finding fast food options has been a nightmare over the past year for me. I have Celiac disease, which means my body cannot tolerate gluten protein, which is found in wheat, spelt, barley, rye and oats. I also have sensitivities to dairy and meat products. A Tim Horton’s bagel is a huge no-no, and only so many snacks can fit into my purse at one time. I recently decided I would go on a…