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Posts tagged ‘vegetarian’

the smart foodie’s top three picks at Veg Fest Vancouver 2013

This year’s second annual Veg Fest Vancouver was twice as large, with 45 vendors, and given the great turn out, I bet it won’t be too long before the festival will occupy the long strip of Granville Street.

Made my heart swell to see how fast the local vegetarian/vegan community is growing. Read more

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Get slow food, fast at Slow Bean

Only four months old, Slow Bean Restaurant is one of the few community-oriented, zero waste places in town that serves healthy, affordable food.

Housed at the funky Nines Culture Club on 99 West Pender across from a big box theatre and fast food giants, Slow Bean offers simple vegan/vegetarian daily specials and brunch on the weekends. Read more

Winter solstice, the end of the world and a “sprouted bread” flop

I so wanted to celebrate winter solstice and Christmas with a stunning, freshly baked sprouted spelt bread that I could take photos of and share the recipe link with you.

I bought the whole grain spelt kernels and soaked them overnight to break down the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients that block absorption of important minerals and irritate the digestive process.

I stored the grains in a jar in my little cupboard, rinsing them twice a day as instructed. Over the next two days, as the seeds sprouted, I imagined all the enzymes being activated; minerals like iron, magnesium and zinc, dietary fiber, vitamin E and the B-complex vitamins. Read more