Tag Archives: vegan

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

There’s no doubt that plant-based meats, especially burgers, are hot sellers these days. Ultra-processed foods, though, whether vegetarian or vegan, are still usually filled with excess sodium and short on the assorted benefits found in whole foods. They also tend to be quite pricey. Think of them as a convenience food and enjoy them occasionally, […]

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A New Year: Oldways Finding Common Ground

It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings. On the dietary advice front, 2015 was indeed a year of battles. Paleo followers and their meat-filled menus regularly squared off against  vegans and vegetarians. Self-proclaimed nutrition experts declared that we had been led astray with the wrong nutritional advice. News headlines tried to capture […]

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The Oldways 4-Week Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan

There’s no doubt that vegetarian eating styles are on the rise. While I may be offended by campaigns such as the one  comparing dogs and cats to cows and chickens (check out why), going meat-free can indeed be a healthy way to eat and in fact, when done properly, can yield a host of  advantages […]

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Promoting vegetarianism: are these tactics appropriate?

If you live in the Toronto area and take public transit, you’ve likely noticed the Be Veg campaign geared towards promoting vegetarianism, specifically a vegan diet.  As a dietitian, I have counselled thousands of clients on how to eat a balanced vegetarian diet. But I have to say that I am appalled by this campaign. […]

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