Sunday, November 15, 2009

Festive Dinner 2009

We are once again holding a FESTIVE DINNER at Satisfaction Feast, 3559 Robie Street (one block north of Lady Hammond) and this year our guest speaker is Aurélie Pare, author of The Healthaliciously Good Cookbook. Aurélie has been interviewed on radio and television and won two recipe contests, with the winning recipe in one case going out to over one million people.

The date is November 28th, Saturday at 6:30 PM

This is a three course dinner including soup as the appetizer; vegetable tofu pot pie, mashed potatoes, with gravy and cranberry sauce as the main course; and a choice of their famous truffles, peanut butter balls or carob balls for dessert.
The dinner is vegan or vegan adaptable. The cost is $18.00 OR $15.00 if you choose to order the main course with smaller portions.
Tea and coffee included. Other drinks are an additional cost as well as taxes and gratuity.

No price differential this time and both members and non members welcome
* Payment - cash, debit or credit card There is limited seating, so reserve early for this festive vegetarian fall dinner by emailing


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October Update

October has been a busy month for association members and friends. An impressive potluck was held at the home of Sarah and Paul Bitove on October 11th, Thanksgiving weekend. On the following weekend, October 17 and 18, our booth at the Wellness Expo encouraged a vegetarian diet for greater health and longer life. Finally, we will be meeting for dinner at Bramoso Pizza (Quinpool Shopping Centre, 6169 Quinpool Rd.) on Wednesday, October 28th, 6 - 8 pm for a members only dinner, but you can renew or obtain a membership at the dinner. No speaker, but we will have a short annual general meeting, and discussion about our future direction. All eight of Bramoso's vegetarian pizza's will be available for sampling and, as their crust does contain eggs, we will also offer our own vegan crust with a choice of their many toppings.

Our cost is $15 each, plus beverages, tax and gratuity. A bargain for "all you can eat" pizza sampling. Bramoso is a member of our discount program, enabling members to receive a 10% discount from their regular pricing on return visits.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dinner at The Wooden Shoe

Following our spectacular success in June with the raw foods dinner at the Heartwood, we took our usual time off during the summer. With fall beginning, it is time to announce a dinner at The Wooden Shoe, a new restaurant in Bayers Lake that features Dutch cuisine. We will meet on Friday, September 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm to enjoy a 3 course dinner including a choice of two soups, their signature pannekoek (peasant's version of its cousin the French crepe) with choice of toppings, and a choice of two desserts. All for $15 each, plus the cost of beverages, tax and gratuity. When reserving to, please indicate if you prefer the vegan version of this dinner. Seating is limited to 24, so reserve early and avoid disappointment.

Andy Radin, a researcher in organic agriculture at the NS Agricultural College, will be our guest speaker, speaking on the subject of food self sufficiency in Nova Scotia and the importance of food as a cultural force.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Raw foods dinner at Heartwood

The Halifax Association of Vegetarians is hosting a raw foods dinner at the Heartwood on Wednesday, June 17th at 6:30 pm with guest speaker, raw foods or "living cuisine" consultant Georgia Barnwell. This is an excellent opportunity to be introduced to this diet, which is growing in popularity across Canada.

The dinner special will be a raw foods salad/dip platter. It will consist of a spinach/lettuce salad with nuts, veggies, local sprouts and a lemon tahini dressing. Along with the salad we will serve a fresh basil guacamole and a seed/nut pate. Specially made flat breads will be served along with the dips. For dessert we will have a raw foods nut/dried fruit ball with coconut.

The cost of the dinner will be $15, plus the cost of beverages, tax and gratuity. HAV members can use their membership cards for a 10% discount on this dinner, and for future visits to the Heartwood, as this popular vegetarian cafe will join our discount program following the dinner.

Send reservations to

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sample the cuisine of Mexico on March 30th

Buenas dias
Winter lingers and all of us cannot go to Mexico, so we have arranged for a buffet of Mexican cuisine to be available for our members and their guests at Halifax's own Mexico Lindo restaurant, located at 3635 Dutch Village Road (across from the previous site of Halifax West High School). The dinner will be held on Monday, March 30th, as Ana Jiminez-Jenkins ( the owner) is closed on Monday, so is free to create recipes for our buffet that are not normally available. Please mark this date on your calendar, come dressed in your Mexican attire (if you wish) and bring your favourite Mexican recipe to share with others. While we are enjoying coffee or tea, our guest speaker, Jack Potter from the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association (MISA), will talk about the work of MISA and how immigration is increasing diversity in Halifax. As this is a buffet, any remaining food will be available for members and guests, so be prepared by bringing a storage container. Reservations are required at as space is limited.
Mexico Lindo buffet menu – Monday March 30, 2008 6:30 PM
* denotes vegan choices

*chips and salsa
*soup Tarasca (black bean soup with chipotle)
*cactus salad (pickled cactus, tomato, onion, jalapeno and cilantro)
*Tamales (corn flour dough filled with spinach and cheese, steam cooked in a corn husk)
Enchiladas (corn tortillas filled with green pepper and corn, topped with salsa and melted cheese)
*Mexican rice (rice fried in tomato salsa and corn)
Harvest salad (apples, pineapple, celery and pecans, topped with sour cream)
*Veggies in green salsa (carrots, zucchini, green beans, onions, tomato cooked in green salsa
Flan (Mexican style cream of caramel topped with goat milk carmel)
*Agua fresca (fresh fruit drink – flavour depends on the market) one 16 oz. serving included

price for each person $15.00 plus HST
coffee and/or tea additional $1.25

We look forward to seeing you there.
The HAV team