Hi, I don't live in Vancouver but I do live in the Fraser Valley. I'm taking notes of some restaurants to try when I'm in the area. We have driven out to Karmavores a few times. I'm finding our grocery stores are stocking more and more vegan options, so we're not doing that as often.
I'd like to get together sometime soon if possible.
I just had a birthday, and my mom got me carrot cake and tried to argue with me that I could eat it. My family doesn't support me as much as I'd like them too, and they don't respect when I write on the calender on my birthday 'NO CAKE!!!!'
I know exactly how you feel. My family really doesn't support me much. My mom does in a sense, she will buy the groceries I need and stuff... but she still nags me to eat me. And my brothers.. well they won't stop bugging me all the time! They choose to be so ignorant and refuse to understand my point of view on food. It is so frustrating because I feel like I'm being judged constantly IN MY OWN HOME! But I remain strong willed to stand strong with the way I choose to feed my body. (:
I'm relatively new to New West (moved from Vancouver) and turned vegan 5 weeks ago. I must say, living close to Donald's Market has made the switch super easy. They have sooo many vegan products.
I feel for you guys who have been having a tough time with family/friends. Sparkpeople.com has this awesome recipe calculator that spits out the nutritional value of anything you type in. So next time your mom nags you, input your fave nutritious vegan meal then show her the proof that you're getting all your nutrients!