Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes to Enjoy in 2018

Vegan wild mushroom pizza at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

With the New Year, many of us resolve to shift the way we eat. I, for example, am endeavouring to incorporate more plant-based cooking into my daily routine. Fortunately, unlike other resolutions, this one will be fairly easy to keep!

Vancouver has many exclusively vegetarian/vegan restaurants, such as The Acorn (3995 Main Street) and The Naam (2724 West 4th Avenue). In addition, numerous restaurants in the city are also working to shift their menus to include vegetarian and vegan options for diners. I recently tried dishes at two establishments that are well worth recommending for delicious plant-based eating in 2018.

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Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes to Enjoy in 2018

Free Vegan Food Tasting and Cooking Demo in Vancouver

Photo credit: SweetOnVeg | Flickr

Photo credit: SweetOnVeg | Flickr

So you’ve heard that a vegan diet is supposed to be great for your body and the environment, but you still don’t know what it’s really all about?

A special free food tasting event at Emily Carr University, Wednesday, Jan. 22, aims to explain the vegan experience and offer some tasty samples and recipes.  According to organizers, the goal is to demystify veganism, which is defined as abstaining from consuming or using products derived from animals.

The event is highlighted by a cooking demo from chef Preet Marwaha, who served as a VIP chef at the United Nations and also started Vancouver’s own OrganicLives, a line of raw organic food products.  Marwaha, who suffered from a life-threatening illness before embracing a vegan lifestyle, will touch on the benefits of having a plant-based diet, then illustrate how to prepare vegan dishes, including quick, wholesome smoothies.

The event will also feature samples from two of Vancouver’s iconic vegan eateries, Eternal Abundance and Fairy Cakes.   Continue reading:
Free Vegan Food Tasting and Cooking Demo in Vancouver