The Hogtown Vegan- Experience And Review

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So this was the last place we went to and it was definitely our favourite. As you can probably tell by the name it’s vegan and offers a bunch of amazing foods most of which are vegan alternatives for meat based foods. The place itself is really cozy and has a really cool vibe.

We ordered the buffalo wings and the Philly cheesesteak with a side of fries and as you can probably see below their portions were huge. We had to take most of the Philly cheesesteak with us because we couldn’t finish but it was so worth it. The fries were the best fries we had in Toronto and their cheese was so good. It didn’t taste like real cheese that much but it just had such a nice flavour to it that it didn’t even matter. The price was also really good for the amount we got which is always a plus!

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Overall, I absolutely loved this place and would definitely recommend checking it out if you’re ever in the neighbourhood. I’m so glad we this was the last restaurant we went to in Toronto because it really lived up to the hype!

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Udupi Palace- Experience And Review

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This is another restaurant that we were super excited about. We hadn’t had South Indian food in forever and we were really looking forward to trying this place out. Plus the Udupi Palace had really good reviews online and the food looked good so we were excited.

When we first walked in we saw the beautiful decorations. They were so pretty and gave the restaurant a really nice Indian feel to it. The paintings were really beautiful in particular and they were so nice to look at while were eating.

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We ordered the fries, the assorted palace hor-d’oeuvres, the idli manchurian and the vegetable uthapam. The fries are fried potatoes so literally there is no way you could mess that up (some people do apparently…) so we loved them. The assorted palace hor-d’oeuvres were really good and the portion was great for the price. The idli manchurian was the best out of all the dishes and I am definitely going to try to replicate that one at home! The uthapam was good but bland- it didn’t have much spices or the right amount of salt for my sister (I didn’t try it myself because I was preoccupied with the fries…). I would definitely recommend checking out this place if you like Indian food and especially if you’re a fan of South Indian food because their idli was amazing and their dosa’s have gotten really good reviews too although I haven’t tried the dosa’s out myself.

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Overall, I think we had a great experience here and the majority of the dishes we had were absolutely delicious.

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Cosmic Treats- Experience And Review

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So Cosmic Treats was the second restaurant we went to on our first day in Toronto. We had heard a lot of good reviews of it online so we were looking forward to it and had high expectations. However, unfortunately we were a little disappointed by it.

So let’s start with the cupcakes. We ordered one vanilla and one chocolate. They both looked really good and the vanilla one had little bunny ears (it was during the Easter weekend). The taste was a little too sugary for us and it was one of those things where the first few bites taste amazing but then your mouth is just like TOO SWEET STOP. The flavour was really good though I can’t complain about that.

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We also ordered some cheese sticks to balance out the too sweet cupcakes and to be honest they were only just okay. Like they weren’t bad but they just were not great. Maybe it’s just me and I personally didn’t like it. The filling was jalapeno flavoured cheese which I felt was too jalapeno-ey (I don’t know how else to describe it…). The cheese’s texture was nice though- it was hot and gooey and soft.

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So that was my experience at Cosmic Treats. The cupcakes were nice and the cheese sticks were okay-ish. I would recommend going there just because the neighbourhood is so cool and hipstery you will love it especially if you like graffiti and artsy areas.

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5 Student Friendly Vegan Recipes

All 5 seem amazing can’t wait to try them!!

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When I first decided to become vegan, one of the hardest things was finding recipes that were easy and budget friendly. So I thought to save someone hours of searching for some quick vegan grub, I’d make a post with my top 5 student friendly recipes. These recipes are mainly my own concoctions made from experimenting with and combining different recipes I found, but I have included links to those that came from elsewhere. I’d also like to point out that these recipes can all be made gluten free by substituting the flour – it might just require extra moisture to stop it drying out!

Enjoy!

Lentil Curry

This recipe was one that I threw together when I was improvising, and I have to say, it’s one of my favourites. It’s quick and easy, and you can experiment with what veg you throw in – these are just my usual…

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5 Ideas for a Very Vegan Valentine’s Day

These are awesome ideas especially the cat cafe one!

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As soon as February hits, we all know what to expect. Flowers. Red hearts. Balloons. Dinners by candlelight. Large teddy bears. Generic gift baskets filled with lotions, perfumes, candy. They’re all simple and, sometimes, classic ways to commemorate February 14, but, depending on your Valentine, you might want to try something a bit different. 

Do you have a special vegan in your life that you’re looking to woo this Valentine’s Day? Not sure where to start? With the holiday rapidly approaching, you might be (tofu) scrambling to come up with some ways to knock your partner off feet. Well, don’t fret! Here are some fun ways you can celebrate with your vegan Valentine this year.

Head to a Cat Cafe

Is there a more fun outing than sipping on coffee while petting cute kitties? Probably not! Cat cafes are about what you would expect: themed coffee shops where the main…

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6000+ WordPress Followers!

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I honestly had a totally different post planned for today but I woke up and to my surprise I realised this blog had reached 6000+ followers!

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I want to thank everyone who followed me and I also want to thank everyone who took the time to read, like and share any of my posts. I truly appreciate it and you have no idea how much your support means to me.

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I have started posting regularly over the last few months and honestly it’s been amazing. You guys have been so sweet and supportive of all the posts. I know it takes me a while before I respond to comments but I’m busy with school too so I’m sure you can understand. I will however try to respond to all the comments as fast as I can.

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I also want to thank you guys of being so supportive of all the six word stories and poetry I’ve been putting out. I’ve only just recently begun writing those again and your support means the world to me!

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I was not posting as regularly last year because I was in kind of a rut but I will talk about all that in a different post. For now I just want to appreciate you guys for being so awesome!

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I really hope you guys keep supporting this blog and sharing your comments and opinions because I love reading them. Again thanks to everyone for following me and I hope you guys enjoy my blog especially if you’re new to the blog!

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Tips For Making Your Transition To Veganism Easier

Here are some tips to make your transition to veganism easier whether you’re doing Veganuary or thinking of a permanent lifestyle/diet change. Hope they help!

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Wait a while before trying substitutes- Your taste buds get really used to the taste of non-vegan food if you have, like most people, been eating them your whole life. However, your taste buds slowly change over time and if you start introducing vegan substitutes slowly into your meals you’ll begin to enjoy them more. If you just randomly start using substitutes you’re more likely to not enjoy them because they won’t be the exact same as what you’re used to. Personally, I hated cheese substitutes when I first tried them but now after about a year I love them!

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Try substitutes- I would suggest start add vegan substitutes to your food before you even go fully vegan. And don’t be afraid of substitutes. They’re a great way to eat what you love just that these will be plant based. I’m going to be honest and tell you that not all substitutes are great but keep looking and of course do your research. Don’t give up because you can’t find great substitutes instead read what other vegans have to say and what substitutes they love.

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Appreciate that vegan foods taste different- Like I said substitutes aren’t always great and even though some of them are really close to the non-plant based foods they are not always the exact same. I’ve noticed a lot of people like to compare vegan foods to non-vegan foods by making them look, smell and taste like non-vegan food (which is great if you’re into that!) but instead of always trying to eat substitutes I would recommend trying to enjoy vegan food for what it is. It tastes unique and wonderful and a vegan diet can open up your taste buds to a whole variety of new tastes and flavours so try to enjoy them for what they are.

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Do a lot of research- Before going fully vegan (and even after!) make sure to do a lot of research so you don’t end up lacking vitamins or negatively effecting your health. Veganism is not always easy and it takes a while to get it perfectly right.

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Don’t give up- A lot of people give up on veganism after a while. Some think it’s too hard while some have health issues. My advice would be that instead of giving up try doing more research. If you’re lacking something do research on how to get that on a vegan diet and try that first. If you absolutely feel like it’s not working for you though don’t force yourself to keep eating vegan.

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VEGANUARY 2019: VEGANS OF COLOR ON IG AND THE BLOGGING WORLD THAT YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE!

Can’t believe I’ve been included in this amazing list along with all these amazing vegan women! Thank you so much to Kiki who’s blog you need to check out if you haven’t already. Please do check out these phenomenal women especially if you’re interested in veganism/vegetarianism!

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Top Tips for Veganuary 2019

Good luck to everyone trying out veganuary I hope these tips help!

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This new year is set to be the biggest for participation in Veganuary (a challenge to try the vegan lifestyle for the month of January). Living a vegan lifestyle has become and is becoming increasingly easier, with a wide range of products landing in shops around the world, but as with any lifestyle and diet change, it is not without its challenges.

As a “new” vegan (I transitioned late September 2018), I thought I’d share my favourite tips, tricks, and words of advice regarding the journey into veganism. Best of luck to everyone participating in Veganuary, or otherwise beginning their vegan transition in 2019!

  1. Educate yo’self!!!  There are a number of reasons why people participate in Veganuary/are interested in trying veganism, but three main reasons people stay vegan are 1) for the animals, 2) for the planet, and 3) for their own health (or any combination of these reasons). Whether you…

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