Thursday, November 29, 2012


Our next dinner will be held at the Good Food Emporium, 2186 Windsor Street on Wednesday, December 5, at 6 - 8 pm.  This will be the Good Food Emporium's version of the Festive dinner that we held over the years at Satisfaction Feast, until it closed in 2011. The dessert for this dinner will be the same, as Sarita still makes the chocolate peanut butter balls and carob balls (see  

The menu (which is entirely vegan) is as follows:

Squash soup with whole wheat bread

Tofu loaf
Irish Colcannon
Miso mushroom gravy
Cranberry sauce
Steamed carrots and broccoli

chocolate peanut butter balls/carob balls
tea or coffee

The price of the dinner is $15 plus tax and gratuity. Please reserve as soon as possible by return email or as space is limited. 
Our guest speaker will be Selina.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Dinner at Good Food Emporium

A very busy month of October for the association, with our booth at the Wellness Expo, a raw food dinner at the Heartwood, a presentation by bestselling author and dietician Vesanto Melina, a presentation on the History of Vegetarianism by Richard and Jordan, and a visit this past Sunday to Whinney Horse Farm for rescue horses and donkeys.
This link will take you to pics of the farm visit for those that missed it
We plan a return to the farm in the new year with a work party to paint and help Barbara and Tony with chores.

Our November dinner will be at the Good Food Emporium on Windsor Street, and Selina has agreed to be our speaker. The date and menu will follow. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Raw Foods Dinner at the Heartwood

The Halifax Association of Vegetarians is hosting a raw foods dinner at the Heartwood on Tuesday, October 16, at 6 pm. AndrĂ©a Lessing, will speak about her visit to the Vegetarian Food Festival, which is held each year by the Toronto Vegetarian Association.
This is an excellent opportunity to be introduced to the raw food 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 $16, 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.
Send reservations to

Veg Nutrition for Superb Health

Lecture and book signing by Vesanto Melina, Registered Dietition and author of bestselling books: Becoming Raw, Becoming Vegan, Becoming Vegetarian, Raising Vegetarian Children, The Raw Food  Revolution Diet, The Food Allergy Survival Guide and Cooking Vegetarian. *Vesanto is also the co-author of Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: Vegetarian Diets that is available at

October 17th, 7 pm at The HUB - 1673 Barrington Street 2nd floor
$5 suggested donation
Hosted by the Halifax Association of Vegetarians and Full of Life -Vegan Connections

Sunday, September 23, 2012


We are often quiet in the summer, as many of us are away; but as we move into fall, we become active with events, and this year is no exception.   

You may recall that we postponed our Ponies and Pizza spring event in Lunenburg County and this event will still take place on an upcoming weekend, although the date has not yet been set.

The Wellness Expo returns to Halifax on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14. 
 Due to support from the owners of the show, we will again have a booth. Please consider volunteering some of your time to help with this important outreach event. 

Our next dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16th at the Heartwood. It will be a repeat of the raw food dinner that we have hosted for the past few years, which has been one of our most popular. 

Vesanto Melina, the author of the bestsellers Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Vegan, is visiting Halifax for a conference and has agreed to make a presentation for us on October 17th. We will be promoting this event heavily and expect it to be our largest event to date. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012


On Saturday, June 16th (this week!) Atlantic Canada Cycling is organizing a ride around the peninsula of Halifax that will be followed by a vegetarian buffet brunch at Tarek's Cafe that we are organizing. There will be a speaker from the cycling community at the brunch. Those interested in the ride will meet at the Armdale Rotary at 11:00 am. with the brunch following at 1:00 pm. at Tarek's Cafe, 3045 Robie Street.

There is no charge for the ride. The special vegetarian buffet that will include Tarek's signature freshly squeezed juices is $16 and includes a wide variety of vegetarian favourites from the Middle East. If planning to attend, please reserve a place. Please note that you can attend the ride, the brunch, or both. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Our next dinner will take place at 6:00 pm. on Sunday, May 27th. We are returning to Lui's Formosa Gift and Tea House, the only completely vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Nova Scotia, which is located at 278 Wyse Road (corner of Albro Lake Rd.) in Dartmouth. They are usually closed on Sunday, but will open for our dinner.

The dinner will consist of a sampling of their many menu options and some not on their regular menu. Cost is $15 each, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited to 20 places, so please reserve early at

Monday, April 02, 2012


We are hosting a vegetarian/vegan buffet, 6 PM on Monday, April 16th (Monday -Ana's only day off) at Mexico Lindo (3635 Dutch Village Road). We return to Mexico Lindo each year because this unique buffet is fabulous! The buffet break-down is included below. The cost of the buffet (including drink and dessert) is $16.50 (+ tax) per person. Everyone is welcome, but reservations required as seating is limited. If interested, please reserve at


In a bed of greens slice mango, pears and pecans. Dressed with Honey.

Creamy soup made with poblano peppers and corn nibbles.

Corn tortilla pockets filled with spinach and cheese. Garnished with salsa and chopped cabbage.

Corn tortilla soaked in tomato salsa and filled with green pepper and corn topped with melted cheese, onion and sour cream.

A cake and a flan together! With or with out milk goat caramel.

VEGAN features of the buffet:

Cooked soy protein mix with tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno peppers and a zest of lime juice

Rice fried in salsa and diced vegetables

Refried Black beans

Corn tortilla pockets filled with potatoes. Garnished with salsa and chopped cabbage

Corn tortilla soaked in tomato salsa and filled with green pepper and corn.

NOPALITOS (Cactus Salad)
Slice tender cactus mixed with tomato, onion, and cilantro

AGUA FRESCA (House Drink)
Jamaica flavor, made from dry petals of the Hibiscus flower.


Thursday, March 15, 2012


The menu for the Thai/Vietnamese dinner at Just Spring Roll on Sunday will include Carrot Juice, Vietnamese Tofu salad , Spring Rolls, Tofu with lemon-grass & ginger, Tofu curry, Stir-fried vegetables, House Fried rice, Steam rice, Pad Thai, Jasmin tea / Coffee. With the exception of one item, this diner is completely vegan.

Just Spring Roll, a member of our discount program and the only Thai restaurant recommended on our website, is located next to the theatre at Park Lane. The dinner is taking place this Sunday, March 18, at 6:30 pm.

Cost will be $15 - no tax/gratuity. Payment must be CASH or CHEQUE to HAV. Everyone welcome. Reserve at

Sarah Hoffman, a grad student in Philosophy at Carlton working on research related to food in modern society, is visiting on the weekend and will join us to lead a discussion.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that the Jerusalem Cafe have joined our discount program. Featuring authentic food of Israel and the West Bank, they are located on the corner of Lady Hammond Road and Robie Street.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Please join us for a Thai dinner at Just Spring Roll (next to the theatre at Park Lane) on Sunday, March 18, at 6:30 pm. Usually closed on Sunday, they will be making a special dinner for us at a special price, $15. The menu will follow, but be assured that it will be unique. This is the only Thai restaurant recommended on our website and, yes, they are a member of our discount program.

Only two weeks since our successful dinner at Chez Tess, but Sarah Hoffman, a grad student in Philosophy at Carlton working on research related to food in modern society, is visiting on the weekend and will join us to lead a discussion. Everyone welcome but seating is very limited, so reserve as soon as possible at

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Chez Tess dinner

Our first dinner of 2012 will be held 6 pm. Sunday, March 4th at Chez Tess, 5687 Charles Street, Halifax. The cost for the buffet will be $15, plus tax and gratuity. If you choose to add dessert and other beverages, they are extra. Our guest speakers are Jessie Doyle and Seth Graham of Fruition (known for their kale chips at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market).
Please reserve soon at as seating is limited.
Everyone is welcome.
The menu (vegan friendly) follows:

Savory Crepes, to include Gluten Free as well as Gluten/Dairy Free


Spanakopita- Baby Spinach and Feta in a Light Garlic Cream
Portabello- Marinated Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers and Spinach
Roasted Vegetables- Balsamic and Olive Oil Roasted Garlic, Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms and Zucchini
Mousaka- Light Breaded Eggplant and Grilled Potatoes with Marinara
Seasoned Basmati Rice Pilaf with Cheddar

Assorted warm Sauces for Crepe Topping

Fresh Garden Salad with assorted Vinaigrettes