So, I just got back from a weekend in Toronto with some friends.  I was expecting this trip to be a challenge when it came to finding vegan options for every meal.  Eating out is definitely the thing I find the most difficult so far and when you’re away, eating out tends to be a regular thing.  Thankfully, we were staying in a pretty trendy neighborhood and a number of restaurants within walking distance had vegan and vegetarian options.  Read More

Protein content in Vegetables

The first thing most people ask when I tell them I have started eating vegan is “how are you getting your protein?”.  It is surprising just how little we know about food……..I guess I don’t mean that.  It’s not surprising at all.

For most of us, we learned about the 4 food groups in preschool or elementary school, what they were, where they come from and how many servings we were supposed to have every day.  Milk and dairy were good for bone growth, meat for muscle growth, fruits and vegetables to get our vitamins and minerals and grains for fiber: an over simplified and incomplete explanation, even for children. Read More

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