Beyond beans -- getting started in vegan cookery

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Are you one of those people who would like to try vegan cooking but you just dont know how to get started?

On today's rabble radio, we'll help you out, as our contribution to's vegan challenge.

The vegan challenge is a good way for "veg-curious" people to try a vegan diet for a short time in a fun environment along with other rabble staff and readers. It's a way to encourage each other to go vegan -- or as close to it as possible -- for a week to help protect the environment, show compassion for animals and enjoy some wholesome nutritious and yummy food. Because going vegan is one of the best ways to contribute to climate justice and Earth Day. It can drastically reduce your carbon footprint, diminish air and water pollution and help reverse the destruction of ecosystems being used to produce feed for farm animals.

Today's guest is Karen Burson, an accomplished cook who has worked in a wide range of food and community development environments in her home city of Hamilton, Ontario. Among many other accomplishments, she was the founding chef of the Bread and Roses Cafe in Hamilton, which was a project of the Sky Dragon Community Development Cooperative. She's also a co-founder of the Good Food Box Network at Environment Hamilton. Currently her passion for healthy food is being put to work at St. Matthew's House, preparing healthy, heartwarming breakfasts and lunches at their Seniors Centre for an enthusiastic group of East Hamilton elders. She's off on self-isolation right now, though, like a lot of us so she had time to talk to us about how to get started cooking vegan food.

Recipes in today's program:

Jamaican Curried Tofu with Chick Peas

Vegan Pancakes 

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