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Food: The Secret of Living so Long? The Plant Slant

Uncategorized Jul 20, 2020

I’ve never forgotten that day in 1997 when Jonathan slapped my rear and with a snide smile said, “Get back in the kitchen and get me my dinner, woman!” 

Jonathan was just five years old at the time and I was his full-time nanny. His parents later explained, to my shock, that he was simply trying out a line he had picked up from an episode of some animated, adult TV show. I was 22 years old, taking Women’s and Environmental Studies at SFU, and I couldn’t have been more outraged. 

Twenty years later however, I often think back on that moment and laugh at the irony. As a health educator, I usually start my sessions by telling clients they need to do exactly what Jonathan wisely said 20 years ago – “get back in the kitchen.” I leave out the second half of his sentence of course, (and the ass slapping). 

Research shows that, with cancer and chronic disease, as many as 98 per cent of cases are triggered by lifestyle factors,...

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Tips for Going Vegan | Amy Bunnage

plant-based chats Jul 07, 2020

Our chat with Amy covers lots of ground: From starting and stopping veganism, the ups and downs of the plant-based journey, learning from mistakes along the way and not letting our egos stop us from being open to growth and leaning into discomfort. This latest Plant-based Chat with vegan Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Amy Bunnage, covers a lot of great topics. Join us to discover different ways to go plant-based and bridging the gap with friends who haven’t made #theswitch.

Enjoy this episode of Plant-based Chats!

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5 Easy Sources of Plant-based Protein

When discussing the plant-based diet, people always ask: So, how does one get enough protein from plants?

We get it - when it comes to protein, the first thing that comes to mind for many is meat, meat, and more meat. And now more than ever, eating a well-balanced diet that is optimized for health and nutrition is on everyone’s minds.

The good news is, getting your full daily intake of protein from plant sources is super easy - in fact, you can probably find several high-protein foods already stocked in your pantry or fridge!

Here are 5 nutritious proteins and some simple, delicious ways to prepare them:

1. Tofu
People have a love-hate relationship with tofu. For some, tofu is an indispensable staple - others can’t stand the taste or texture. Whatever your stance may be, there’s no doubt that tofu is a nutritional powerhouse: just one serving of extra-firm tofu can contain up to 10 grams of protein!

If you’re still on the fence about tofu, we recommend trying...

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Plant-based Chat with Dr. Matthew Nagra

plant-based chats Jun 23, 2020

Join us for a Plant-based Chat with Dr. Matthew Nagra. After struggling with various health issues throughout his childhood, he turned to a plant-based diet. He has since gone on to get a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology, board certifications in intravenous therapies, prescriptive authority, and acupuncture, a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell. Dr. Nagra is quickly becoming a leading voice in the plant-based movement.

Enjoy this episode of Plant-based Chats! 

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Favourite Vegan Staples of The Very Good Butchers’ Co-founders

Fresh fruits and veggies are of course the foundation of a wholesome plant-based diet. But finding other essentials that taste good and align with your values can often be frustrating and confusing when trying to read ingredient labels in the grocery store. 

Find out what vegan staples The Very Good Butchers’ co-founders, James and Mitchell, always have stocked in their kitchens to make plant-based eating a (delicious) breeze.

James

Smoked Tofu: I'm addicted to this stuff. Smoked tofu has a delicious, smokey flavour and firmer texture, making it great right out of the package on a Banh Mi, salads, sandwiches and tacos.

French Lentils: Lentils go in everything at my house from soups to vegan variations of bolognese sauce. They're really easy to make a meal with - simply braise with onions and serve alongside our British Bangers. 

Almond Yogurt: This topped with trail mix is my go to snack or quick breakfast. Almond yogurt provides a good source of...

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Black Lives Matter

Uncategorized Jun 08, 2020

2020 continues to prove that it is a year that we will never forget: from unprecedented wildfires that put climate change on display; to a global pandemic that brought the world to its knees. Life has changed. But more change is coming. And global warming aside, the world has reached a boiling point on civil rights.

We are simultaneously distraught, angered, and anxious by the ongoing racism, systemic and overt, evidenced by the egregious killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the unwillingness and disregard of those in power to make the necessary changes in how our world is organized and run. At the same time, we are hopeful, encouraged, and empowered by the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement and protests that are demanding justice and an end to racial inequality.

Today we want to be very clear: we are with the Black community, in full support of Black Lives Matter.

We are taking a hard look at ourselves as people, first, and as people who run a company too....

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Canadian Plant-based Black Owned Businesses

Eats

Kula Kitchen

Farafena

V's Vegan

Shola Vegan I Thali

Yamz

Chic Peas

VeganSmart 

Melanated Vegan

Vegan Angel

Ital Vital

Vital Life Vegan Restaurant

Rich Sol Foods

 

Beauty

Essentials By Temi

Apprenti Ôr'ganik

Dahnai Beauty

Bailly

Kinksology

Bellurelle

 

Wellness 

Kunye

 

 


Know of more Canadian plant-based Black owned businesses? Please help us keep this list updated! Send suggestions here: 




Click here for a list of plant-based Black owned businesses based in the United States.

 

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Why Being a B Corp is Pretty Righteous

sustainable business May 27, 2020

What is a B Corp you ask? Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies who meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency in the world. By balancing purpose and profit, B Corps use the power of markets to find opportunities to solve social and environmental problems.

With over 3,300 companies in the world holding this designation, you can shop for B Corp products at your local store and know that you’re making a difference. These companies ensure that there is little to no environmental footprint from their production, suppliers are sourced ethically and as locally as possible, and their communities are supported with various giveback programs.

What are some ways you can practice the B Corp values within your own business?

  • Host recycling and compost bins, instead of garbages, in your office space
  • Partner with companies like Bullfrogpower to improve your energy usage
  • Utilize packaging that can be upcycled, recycled or...
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Plant-based Chat with Dotsie Bausch

Join us for a Plant-Based Chat with Dotsie Bausch. She's had a prolific cycling career, won an Olympic medal in 2012, eight US national championships, two Pan American gold medals and a world record, She has since become a notable influencer for plant-based eating and athletics, including a popular TEDx talk. We cover some important topics including how she became vegan, why she started her non-profit Switch4Good, and much more.

 

 Connect with Dotsie...

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganolympian

Website: https://dotsiebauschusa.com/

 

 

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Plant-based Chat with Luckie Sigouin

Join us for a Plant-based Chat with Luckie Sigouin. He's an entrepreneur, Fitness Coach, Vegan Ironman, and passionate about educating and inspiring The Fit Vegan Community. We cover some important topics including how he became vegan, his misconceptions when he started (vegans are skinny and weak), how important plant-based whole foods nutrition is, and so much more.

Enjoy this episode of Plant-based Chats! 

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