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!
For new vegans and vets alike. Staying vegan is most successful when you have the key to balancing old friendships and tradition with new information, habits and friends. Here are my top tips: Make your friends vegan food / let your friends make you something vegan Want to win over your friends to your cause? … Continue reading Socially Savvy Tips for Vegans
Many people say "I could probably go vegan if it weren't for cream in coffee / the taste of cheese / having to read every label..etc etc". I think those people are at a point where they can see themselves giving up the big ticket items such as red meat and bacon but are hesitant … Continue reading 7 Vegan Swaps to Simplify your Life
This month on the LIVE 88.5. Startup, I spoke about some of the fascinating research regarding diet and exercise for managing depression and the winter blues. While winter blues and the depression can be debilitating illnesses, there's lots we can do to combat them, including exercise and a plant based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, … Continue reading Fighting the Blues with Diet and Exercise, Dec 07, 2015 LIVE 88.5 Startup
One of the primary reasons I started PlantKind was to provide simple strategies to help vegans stay vegan. Sadly, roughly seventy percent of people who go vegan go back to eating animal products. The majority of these ex-vegans say that they go back for so-called, “health reasons”. I must disagree with vegans who argue that the … Continue reading Book Review: How Not to Die!
Ottawa vegan lifestyle shops, brands and tips By Jane Kearnan den Bak Vegan Friendly Shops clothes + shoes + accessories Green Tree 358 Richmond Rd http://www.greentreeecofashion.ca Flock Boutique 1275 Wellington St W http://flockboutique.ca Road Trip 24-B York St http://www.roadtripclothing.com Trustfund 493 Sussex Drive http://www.trustfundboutique.com Nordstrom 50 Rideau St (in Rideau … Continue reading The PlantKind Lifestyle Directory
The ultimate handbook for any vegan! keep this guide with you as your secret weapon for all things vegan friendly: restaurants, venues, stores and resources. You'll never be left without an ethical option with this guide. Our newly updated PlantKind Directory- Ottawa Vegan Restaurant Directory