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Let There Be Donuts: The Roundtable Preview

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One of my best days of last summer consisted of a few simple components: a few friends and I rode our bikes to Cartems Donuterie, got two boxes, (including one of each vegan flavour), and continued on to Crab Park. We spent the day in the sun eating donuts, and we finished each and every Continue Reading …

Bhaigan Bharta – Sula’s Famous Eggplant Curry Recipe

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A couple of weeks ago, Bridget and I (Sam) were invited for a lovely dinner at Sula: a modern “vegan friendly” Indian restaurant in one of Vancouver’s hippest areas on Commercial Drive. As we sipped on almond milk chai and their signature “Delhi to Dublin” Cocktail, we learned so much about Indian cuisine from part-owner Continue Reading …

Sam Shorkey’s All-You-Need-is-an-Exercise-Ball Workout

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Here is another killer at-home style workout that doesn’t require anything except your fine self and an exercise ball!  I originally created this program for my dearest mommy to help get her swimsuit-ready for our family trip to Cuba last year.  It really targets the core, glutes and legs.  Do four sets of 15 reps Continue Reading …

WHAT TO BUY THAT EFFING VEGAN: A Holiday Gift Guide

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Inspired by our recent appearance in The Rush holiday gift guide, I wanted to compile some of the crème de la crème when it comes to vegan-friendly gifts this holiday season. Look no further. Fret no more. We’ve got your effing back.

Get Jacked on the Beanstalk with this Upper/Lower Body Split Program

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  With the glutinous holiday season in full effect and a billion Christmas parties to attend, it isn’t always easy to find time for the gym.  So for those of us who can only dedicate two or three days per week to working out, I (Samantha Shorkey) recommend breaking up those workouts into upper body Continue Reading …

Protein Packed Sweet & Spicy PB Thai Medley

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Today’s guest post recipe comes from full-time working mom AND winning vegan figure competitor Melissa Hauser (aka Plant Powered Hauser.)   This “yummy mummy” just KILLED IT at the NPC Natural Open Colorado competition on October 12th taking home a first place trophy in her division AND the overall title! Her physique was on point and Continue Reading …

Vegan Vancouver Restaurant Review: The Black Lodge

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I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an episode of Twin Peaks, although I am quite aware of its resurgence, perhaps thanks to the hipster set’s fondness for reconstituting obscure cult classics. Maybe on some cold and boring night in the future I will tread down that lonely Netflix path… I bring up this quirky early Continue Reading …

Why We Love Fall

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This time of year we open our homes to friends and family and gather for many, many meals to fuel us through the colder months. Here are a few things about the Fall Season that we just love (well, some of us) and why this time of year is so inspiring for food.

Fall for THESE ‘HOT-UMN’ Abs! Sam Shorkey’s At-Home Ab Workout

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Abs…  So hard to get ‘em and so easy to lose ‘em.  I love how people think a washboard stomach can so easily be obtained from 100 crunches every night.  If you haven’t heard countless fitness pros say it a million times, here’s once more: ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN.  Or here’s an even Continue Reading …

What should I do with all this F*#%ing Juicer Pulp?

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It’s me, “Salsa Sam” Shorkey, and since my recent VERY positive juice cleanse experience, I’ve been enjoying a green juice every morning.  In doing so, I’ve also been trying to come up with uses for the copious amounts of wasted pulp!  I saw a “pulp cracker” recipe on my friend Danny David’s page aka “Raw Continue Reading …