Don’t you love cashews? These nuts are a mainstay in the vegan or vegetarian diet. Cashews are native to northeastern Brazil, but are now cultivated in Vietnam, Nigeria, India, and the Ivory Coast. The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree. In addition to forming cashew nuts, the tree also grows cashew apples which can […]
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What is Job’s Tears? This was what I was wondering when I saw the “Job’s tears Salad” at Green Cuisine one day. As I’ve learned, these pretty-looking bead-like grains are derived from a tall tropical plant of the grass family. It is native to Southeast Asia. It may be sold as Chinese pearl barley, but […]
Traditionally brewed soy sauce is the condiment I usually use at home. However, some people may prefer to use tamari instead. You can always keep both soy sauce and tamari around, and use which ever you feel like at a given moment. What is the difference between soy sauce and tamari? Why would you choose […]
Millet Has Been Around For a Long Time Millet is a gluten-free ancient grain that is nutritious and delicious. This grass has a long history of cultivation by humans. Even the Bible mentions the use of millet. I will help you get started with millet by including instructions on how to cook millet, as well […]
Buckwheat is Not a Wheat Let’s get it straight-buckwheat is not a wheat, as misleading as the name sounds. In fact, unlike wheat, it is not a grass at all. Interestingly, buckwheat is related to sorrel, rhubarb, and knotweed. It contains no gluten, and is suitable for people on gluten-free diets. I’ve included a recipe […]
Quinoa Consists of Complete Protein, Excellent for Vegans and Vegetarians Quinoa is a wonderful low-carb alternative to rice, pasta, or potatoes. It contains all nine essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine) and has more protein than rice, pasta, or potatoes. Also, it tastes excellent. The texture of quinoa is […]
Squashes are kind of an exotic vegetable for me. They come in fascinating shapes, colours, and sizes. I once went to the Fall Fair on Salt Spring Island, and there was a pumpkin squash that was the size of a Smart car. Here at Green Cuisine, kabocha squash is a mainstay in the buffet, and […]
Chia Seeds are Nutritious Chia seeds (salvia hispanica) are cultivated in Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, and Guatemala. Historically, chia seeds were highly valued in pre-contact Aztec culture. These tiny, oval, dark-coloured seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, and a good source of thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, and folate. Chia seeds are also very high in calcium, iron, […]
If you want a delicious, vegan breakfast, there are many choices you can make yourself at home. You don’t need a greasy meal of bacon and eggs to be satisfied. For instance, if you really want something similar to bacon and eggs, you can veganize the food and make tofu bacon. The eggs can be […]
When I buy tofu or tempeh, I often choose the smoked versions. Why? Because I know that I’ll have to try less hard to induce flavour. When I’m hungry, I don’t want to have to wait and marinade my tofu first. But if it has already been smoked, then all I have to do is […]
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4 out of 5 starsposted 2 months ago
Affordably priced and healthy vegan food, centrally located in the downtown core. While the setting is lacking ambiance, there is also a beautiful courtyard where you can sit outside on the nicer days. They have an amazing selection of "healthy" desserts, and they list their ingredients for every food item, making it easy for those with any sensitivities to know what they can or cannot have.
Their best secret though is their amazingly priced juice, smoothie, and "milk"shake menu. Most other places in town charge upwards of $8-9 for a fresh pressed juice, but they are much more affordable here, and of the same quality of other places.
4 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
Reasonably priced and delicious vegan food what more could you want?
When I first started visiting the cafeteria style buffet took some getting used too but I do like the food by weight concept being I can spend less if I’m not necessarily super hungry.
The coffee is also a perk because it’s good and dairy free.
My only gripe would be the location of the dirty tray and dishes bin it’s kinda hidden off to the side and the first couple times I had no idea where to put my plates after I was finished.
5 out of 5 starsposted 2 months ago
My favourite restaurant of all time, I go there every chance I get when I am in the city. The food is really delicious and there is so much variety. Everything looks and smells so good that I often fill up my plate with as much as I can. You don't even need to be vegan to appreciate it. The first time I visited I was with a friend who was craving bacon and complaining about veganism, once inside she was was going on about how great the food was.
Also a great place to meet cool people. I once met the federal leader of the Communist Party there.
4 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
Awesome buffet-style vegan/vegetarian place! It is still decked out in 90s decor, which has a certain charm?? So many options, with every ingredient listed. You can get soups, salads, tempeh, wedge fries, sushi and more. Fresh, healthy food, desserts, juices, smoothies... lots of choices!