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Vegan Iron Chef! (Warning: Delicious Food Ahead)

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Posted March 9, 2010 by Ryan Huling

Hey all. Today’s guest blog is from student activist Lucas Solowey, who, along with the Concordia Animal Rights Association (CARA), recently helped promote a hugely-successful Vegan Iron Chef competition at his school, Concordia University.

Warning: The food shown in these images is delicious, and not as close as it may appear.



While the chefs were chopping like crazy and creating their mouth-watering vegan dishes, the audience watched live via the campus video feed.

Iron Chef Douglas McNish from Raw Aura restaurant competed against Concordia students Mathieu Barrot (also a chef at local hotspot Bonny’s), and Cameron Fenton (chef, activist, journalist).

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While Barrot and Fenton created a delicious plate of tahini-marinated tofu on a bed of shredded kale and sweet potato fries for the main course and an applesauce and sweet potato cake with raw creme anglaise drizzle, it was McNish who won the competition. He impressed the judges (University President Judith Woodsworth, former NHL star and vegan Georges Laraque, and caterer Marie-Genevieve Lamothe) with his layered roast vegetable ratatouille, featuring a blackened tempeh ‘steak’ crusted in sweet potato and miso-maple syrup glaze.

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This event was a huge success and is expected to be the beginning of a new annual tradition. The competition garnered headlines all over campus, and was a great way to showcase how delicious, easy, and affordable vegan food can be, while taking action on animal rights, human rights, environmental protection, and improving your health.

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  • 1996 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Looks amazing! makes me want to try a new recipe ^_^

  • 1998 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful event!

  • 2003 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I might have to chef-nap Douglas and force him to cook yummy vegan food for me!!

  • 2003 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    whoa! Impressive dishes! 😀

  • 2004 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Looks great! :) Who says vegans only eat rabbit food!?

  • dia

    2004 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YUM!

  • 2004 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oooooooh let me get some of that :)

  • 2004 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So Cool! I wish I could of been a judge!

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