I'm more tolerant of insects in my house than most people. I'm the guy you'll find either casually ignoring spiders in the corner of the room in the winter or kindly taking them outside when the weather is nice. The occasional scutigera (the "eyebrow bug") running across the house does not even bother me. At… Continue reading Dealing with Ants Safely and Humanely
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
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
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
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
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!
Completing the 2,180-mile trek at the top of Mount Katahdin.It’s been just four days since Scott Jurek completed, what he calls, his “masterpiece”. Leonardo had the Mona Lisa, Beethoven had the 9th symphony, so what would the most dominant ultramarathoner of his time consider his crowning achievement? Running a long, long way! On Sunday, Jurek… Continue reading Why Scott Jurek’s Appalachian Trail Record is a Win for Veganism
We all want to make big changes in the world. Vegans are acutely aware of the injustices and damages caused by food and lifestyle choices. Not only do we choose not to participate in a system that causes incalculable suffering to food animals, environmental destruction and chronic illness, we seek to expose these injustices to… Continue reading Big Doors Swing On Small Hinges: Supporting Others On Their Steps Toward a Cruelty Free Life