Ottawa is becoming a great place to eat out for vegans. As our “Vegan In Ottawa”guide shows, there really is no shortage of decent options in the city. But there is one vegan restaurant that has been serving Ottawa for decades that many people overlook. Granted, Govinda’s buffet is not what you would call fine … Continue reading Ottawa’s Hidden Vegan Gem: Govinda’s Restaurant
This classic Japanese dish is usually made with meat broth and ingredients but why not make use of the traditional use of miso and vegan friendly ramen noodles to create a vegan version? A twist on the traditional yields a deliciously simple savoury breakfast, lunch or dinner. I used forbidden rice ramen and genmai (brown … Continue reading Japanese Vegan Ramen Bowl
You must have heard about the anticipated opening of Little Jo Berry's Coffee and Eats. Did you attend the opening celebrations yesterday? It was legitimately a big deal. Vegans are very loyal. When they are still sad about the loss of a great bakery and one of its former bakers rises up to create an … Continue reading Little Jo Berry’s Stellar Opening. Queues for days, treats for weeks!
It’s a sad statistic that seventy percent of vegans go back to eating animal products of some kind. Health concerns are among the highest cited reason for this lapse. On the other side of the coin, there are athletes achieving peak health and optimal performance on a vegan diet. Serena William’s recent plant-based Wimbledon victory … Continue reading Three Vegan Nutrition Fixes to Kick Ass Like Nate Diaz
AKA the easiest smoothie ever! This crowd pleaser has the prettiest colour and best flavour. It's perfect pre or post workout, at work as a mobile breakfast or for the little ones. It tastes like cotton candy but it naturally sweetened so what's not to love? Make one today! Ingredients 1 cup of frozen strawberries … Continue reading Pink Fluff Banana Smoothie
Welcome to the Daily Eats section of the blog. Featuring easy and delicious dishes which we make at home, serve to friends and bring anywhere from potlucks to work lunches. We think everyone can become a vegan chef with great skills and can learn to love the art of cooking at home. These recipes will … Continue reading Daily Eats: zesty cream sauce pasta and grilled veggies
I'm a Canadian who struggles dearly during cold Canadian winters. In Ottawa, a city obsessed with skating on the canal, ice hockey and winter festivities, I try to keep my dislike of winter on the downlow. I've never been one to spend much on clothing. But, I decided, I can either live in denial or … Continue reading Duck The Goose! Elk Parka by Mammoth, Review
If there’s one misconception about the vegan lifestyle that I wish I could clear up, is that it is difficult or complicated. In fact, that’s the main reason I started PlantKind. I want to help people get back to basics and build a solid foundation on simple nutrition and lifestyle habits. Yet, for one reason … Continue reading Dodging Powders, Pills and Shills on Your Quest to Health
I never cease to be amazed at the power of whole plant foods. Here is my discussion from January 18th with the LIVE 88.5 Startup crew. We talk about three amazing foods to dramatically improve your exercise and sports performance, drug free! Here is a blog I shared on the same topic earlier this month. … Continue reading LIVE 88.5 Startup, January 18th: Three Incredible Foods to Boost Athletic Performance!
Every day, more professional and recreational level athletes are turning to plant-based nutrition to gain an athletic advantage. Plant based diets can reduce inflammation, improve energy, enhance athletic recovery and build a stronger immune system. All of these are important in achieving your best physical potential. Below are my top three plant based foods for … Continue reading These Three Plant Foods For Athletes Are So Powerful, They Should Be Banned!