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Toronto’s 3rd Annual Raw/Vegan Festival

Toronto Raw:Vegan Festival

Looking for something fulfilling to do this weekend? Check out the 3rd Annual Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival, a FREE event that offers you what you may need for healthy, cruelty-free, Eco-friendly green living including ethical clothing, cruelty-free cosmetics, toiletries and health care products. The festival features over 60 exhibitors, demos by Toronto’s leading raw/vegan chefs, and expert speakers in a workshop format.

Some highlights to look forward to at the event are:

  • Natasha Kyssa, the author of “The Simply Raw Living Foods Detox Manual” and founder of Simply Raw, simplyraw.ca. She is also the co-founder of Simply Raw Express simplyrawexpress.com. Sat June 8, 1:30-2:30pm.
  • Athlete Tim Van Orden will be at the show talking about You Are What You A.T.E and How Your Actions, Thoughts, and Eating Habits create your life, runningraw.com. Sat June 8, from 4:30 to 6:00pm
  • Karen Ranzi will be there. Has authored and published, Creating Healthy Children: Through Attachment Parenting and Raw Foods, superhealthychildren.com. Sat june 8 12:30-1:30pm
  • Rawfood Chef Pedja will be talking about Success Strategies for Smart People. Sprouting Goodness – Ontario’s premiere organic smoothie and juice delivery service, pedja.ca, Sat. June 8, 1-2pm
  • Marni Wasserman, who has just opened Toronto’s first plant-based Food Studio, will reveal how to cleanse with super foods, marniwasserman.com. Her demo is Sat. June 8, 11:30-12:30 pm
  • There is a talk on how to Improve Your Eyesight – Speed Up Your Brain by Jane Kabarguina  (co-founder of the Festival), snezha.com. Sat. June 8, 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Dave Conrardy, the Raw Food Truck Driver Why “Organic Raw/Vegan”is the most healing diet to the human species on the planet by Dave Conrardy. Sat. June 8, 4:30pm-5:30pm.
  • Confessions of a Former Fat Woman by Gina Silvestri – the Raw Muse: Gina Silvestri has discovered a cooking secret: not to cook at all! Find out about her programs and services, lifecoachgina.com. Sat. June 8, 3pm-4pm.
  • The Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival is proud to present a unique documentary – “Bethany’s Story – The Power from Within.” You can watch the trailer by visiting bethanysstory.com. Sunday, June 9, at 4:30.

Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival Dates & Times & Location:

918 Bathurst Street (north of Bloor Street), Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, June 8, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and  Sunday, June 9, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Workshops (small fee) after 4:30 p.m.

For more info visit torontorawveganfestival.com or follow @TORawVeganFest on Twitter and use the #TORawVeganFest hashtag.

June 5, 2013 | By | Reply More

Eat Up TO, An Innovative Food Networking Event on June 23, 2013 at 99 Sudbury

eatupto_logo Eat Up TO is an innovative food marketing and networking event – farmers’ market meets tech conference – uniting food and drink vendors, product makers, service providers, speakers and technology.

The purpose of Eat Up is to build community and promote the creation of innovative ideas in the local food world through collaboration and networking. Eat Up provides a platform for all food lovers and industry professionals to connect and share their passion for great food.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Food vendors including home cooks, pop-ups, food trucks, restaurants and professional chefs can try out new ideas, market themselves and get immediate customer feedback. Drink vendors, including local wineries, breweries and spirit distillers can share their brews and cocktails with the local community. Product manufacturers can sell their wares directly in our marketplace – olive oils, pickles, preserves, tea, desserts, kitchen tools and much more. Service providers can show off what they do and find new customers. Food lovers can use the platform to inspire and engage the community by speaking on topics that they are experts in.

BE A VENDOR AT EAT UP!

Interested in becoming a vendor at Eat Up? We are seeking food, product, drink and service vendors. Show off your food, test new concepts and sell directly to your audience. Sign up here.

SPEAK AT EAT UP!

We are seeking industry experts and food lovers to speak on subjects relating to the food world. Use the platform to inspire & engage the community by sharing your knowledge. Sign Up here.

VOLUNTEER AT EAT UP!

Eat Up will depend on the assistance and dedication of volunteers.Volunteers will receive free admittance into the event and a promotional gift bag. Register now to help out!

99Sudbury_MapEVENT DETAILS

What: Eat Up TO presented by Foodea.com
When: Sunday June 23, 2013, 12pm – 6pm
Where: 99 Sudbury
Cost: Tickets are $20 and are available through Uniiverse (uv.rs/EatUpTO2013).
Includes gift bag with promotional items.

This event is 19+. 

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets are available via Uniiverse.

For more information visit EatUpTO.com.

May 21, 2013 | By | Reply More

Mother’s Day Weekend 2013

TorontoFlowerMarketInvitation

Looking to celebrate mom, this mother’s day? Whether it’s in the city or outside the GTA there is plenty to do. Flowers can be a key love for all women, and a new market at 99 Sudbury is a great place to buy flowers.

Starting this Saturday May 11, the Toronto Flower Market opens at 10 am and runs until 3pm. It is Toronto’s first outdoor flower and plant market and will feature Ontario growers. The market runs from May-September every second Saturday of each month.

handmademarket

Also happening this weekend is the Handmade Market located in the Niagara County at Ravine Vineyard. The market is the perfect opportunity to treat mom to a lovely wine, food and artisan craft filled afternoon. It happens this Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12, starting at 10 am and finishing at 5pm. The market will feature food from El Gastronomo VagabundoThe Tide & Vine Oyster Co and Hometown Ice Cream.

You can also take your mom out for some afternoon tea. The Montgomery Inn located at Islington and Dundas and is offering and afternoon tea which includes the traditional finger sandwiches, scones and of course tea. The cost ranges from 10-19 dollars and is first come first serve. You can reach them at 416-394-8113 or via this website.

Whatever you choose to do have a pleasant and happy mother’s day weekend.

May 9, 2013 | By | Reply More

Whopper with 1050 Pieces of Bacon

This guy ordered a Whopper topped with a whopping 1,050 strips of bacon from the Japanese Burger King.

May 9, 2012 | By | Reply More

CRFA Show 2012 Coverage

This week we attended the 2012 CRFA Show. An annual favorite of ours, we like to scope out the latest new food ideas and products. This years show did not disappoint.

Here’s just a few of the cool new food ideas we found:

The Staybowlizer

A simple invention to keep your bowl stable while you mix and whisk in the kitchen. It’s also great for tempering as it fits perfectly into a pot, creating a steam-proof seal. For more information visit www.staybowlizer.com (the site isn’t up yet, so check back soon!).

Molten Ice Glasses

Launched at the show, Molten Ice Glasses are an ingenious brought over from Europe by GBS Food Service Equipment. These ice glasses are great for cocktails (both alcoholic and shrimp) as well as anything else you’d like to keep cold. These unique cups do not dilute your drink as they melt from the outside in. Unfortunately, you’ll need to purchase the giant Molten Ice Glass maker if you want to make these at home. Look for Molten Ice Glasses at a bar near you soon.

Flat – Table Stablizer

Another ingenious idea. The Flat table stabilizer means we can finally say goodbye to wobbly tables forever.

Some other highlights of the show include:

Kellogg’s Special K Cracker Chips

Each cracker chip is light in texture, crispy and seasoned. Now you can get the crunch that you love in the cracker aisle. Look for these soon in a grocery store near you.

Dorgel Chili Dark Chocolate Gelato

Dorgel was handing out some tasty samples. Everyone was gushing over this chili chocolate flavor. Other favorites included Cherry Coke, Red Velvet and Cotton Candy.

Kangaroo Slider

The Gordon Food Service booth was giving out this slider to adventurous foodies looking to try something new. The kangaroo itself had an interesting taste, but it was the Zucchini relish that had people coming back for more. Register for the GFS Magic of the Menu show here.

We also ran into some of our CRFA favorites at the show including McClure’s Pickles, Pingue Prosciutti and Possmei Popping Boba.

Next year the show will be held March 3-5, 2013. For more information visit www.crfa.ca. See you next year!

March 9, 2012 | By | Reply More