Salsa Sam Does Salsa-Inspired (no fat, no salt) Tofu!

Well folks, I (Salsa Sam Shorkey) have perfected yet another delicious protein source for my competition dieting as a vegan bikini competitor.  It’s no surprise how much I love Mexican food.  And well, since I can’t hog out on chips & salsa these days, I can definitely salsa-up the copious amounts of tofu I’m eating.  Continue Reading …

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

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 …

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

  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 …

Gingerbread Cookies with Almonds & Apricots

The other day Bridget and I (Sam) tested our pal Alex’s Moroccan quinoa salad for lunch (which, for the record, is insanely good.)  I love anything sweet and this one was a real treat thanks to the slivered almonds and Turkish apricots.  After our lunch was all said and done, we wanted to make use Continue Reading …

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

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 …

The Vegan Project Does Northern BC

Aaaand we’re back! Jacked on the Beanstalk: A Vegan Bodybuilding Adventure came to an end on Monday, and we’ve still got visions of beautiful BC countryside and orange, rippling muscles dancing in our heads. Most of all, we’re incredibly proud of our friend Samantha Shorkey for winning first place in her division at the Northern Continue Reading …

Bon Voyage, #TeamShorkey!

The day has finally arrived! Jacked on the Beanstalk: A Vegan Bodybuilding Adventure is taking off! Salsa Sam and The Vegan Project hit the road from Vancouver today, stopping in Prince George tonight, and then onto Fort St. John to cheer Sam on as she competes in the Northern BC Classic bodybuilding competition on Saturday.

Salsa Sam, Let’s Make a Meal!

Last night I was doing my nightly Instagram creeping when I came across the profile of Joel Rosa (@JDABIG1) a vegan firefighter/paramedic from Maryland who’s also big into crossfit and did I mention, a total hottie?  Joel’s instagram was filled with all kinds of plant-based food porn – and more specifically, great meal ideas for Continue Reading …

Vegan Bodybuilding Recipe: Greek-Style Roasted Asparagus

With the nice summer weather upon us, I would love to be sharing a fresh, new salsa recipe but alas, I am just one month away from competing in my first-ever bodybuilding competition so as you can imagine, my diet SUCKS and even something as healthy as salsa is unfortunately not allowed on this strict, Continue Reading …

Jacked on the Beanstalk: A Vegan Bodybuilding Adventure

We, the Vegan Project, are very proud to announce that our good friend Sam Shorkey (Salsa Sam) has been training her little vegan butt off in preparation for her first bodybuilding competition coming up on June 8 in Fort St. John, BC. We’ve watched her progress over these past few months and cannot believe how Continue Reading …