Soak Your Nuts Please

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We had a wonderful class last night with a spectacular bunch of ladies. The Goods hosted a raw Mexican Fiesta class based on the recipes of the famous and fabulous Elaina Love (through whom all of this was made possible).

It was such a pleasure cooking and teaching these lovely ladies. The class was set up by Nadine for her friends. When one friend was told about the upcoming class the reaction was this ” What that f***? Raw Mexican?”. Needless to say, she was one of our more enthusiastic participants. The food was next level. Talk about guilt-free second helpings. The biggest takeaway from the night was that it’s all about adding to your diet not taking away. Add that smoothie, add those gorgeous local fruits and veggies and the rest will follow. Trust me.

Check out more of Elaina’s easy, delicious and so damn good for you recipes on our blog like this and this.

Soak Your Nuts Please

I Love Class, Classy Class Class

What an amazing class we had this past Sunday.  Thank you all for coming.  We had a really eclectic group.  From cool teenagers, amazing Moms, a YouTube phenom, a genius comic, an alt-rock superstar, and a fab, just moved here from Vancouver, fireball (cue theme song from Breakfast Club) – the one thing they had in common, they wanted to shake things up.  For some people it was about radical change and new ideas, for others, perhaps more inspiration and the ability to talk to like-minded people. Either way the message was received.  You’re pretty important so looks after yourself. Try a green smoothie a day or simply stay away from processed food, any change regardless of size is good. Who cares what you were doing before this point, no one is judging. Make that fresh start today.  Go on, you know you wanna and we’re here to help.

I Love Class, Classy Class Class

Class of 2013

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Well hello there 2013.  Very nice to meet you, I’m sure. What’s that? The Goods are offering their way-cooler-than-cool “Everyday-Go-To-Foods” course?  Is it possible? Have all your dreams come true? Could this be the best way to make your new year’s resolutions come to fruition? Do you need to start focusing on your nutrition? Can we provide you the solution? Shall I stop rhyming every sentence? Yup, probably best.

So sign up already and join the millions* that have experienced our life-changing** course. The time commitment is 2.5 hours and you’ll be fed, you’ll learn some incredibly cool things, you’ll meet some like minded people, and you’ll walk away knowing that you’ve done the hardest part – the commitment to make YOUR life better.

We’re offering the course twice this month:
East end (Leslie & Lakeshore) on Sunday, Jan 13 @ 11am – 1:30pm
West end (Roncesvale) on Sunday, Jan 27 @ 11am – 1:30pm
Cost: $62 (includes lunch)

C’mon, you know you wanna. Drop us a line and register today.

* Numbers slightly exaggerated
** We’ve had nothing but great feedback

Class of 2013

Thank You Clarity

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Wow, yet another fab course on Saturday. We had a beautiful group that came from far and wide.  The joy for Lisa and me is that every course is slightly different.  That’s not because the subject matter is different rather that each course has a new group of peeps.  It offers a different vibes, different chemistry, different flow, but magical in it’s uniqueness.  Saturday’s sessions delved into supplements and add ons, which was fascinating (Lisa, is there any end to your coolness?)

And what’s even better? A couple attendees contacted us and shared their excitement of making/consuming their smoothie the following day.  I mean, c’mon, what a privilege it is to be part of their journey.  We are so honoured.

So thank you Sandy, Margaret, Alex and Nikki for taking that first step.  Thanks for taking the time to come and more importantly thanks for doing this for yourself.  You deserve it.

Remember everyone, we’re just an email away and always happy to share insights and hear your personal victories. Who knows, maybe your story or question will inspire others.

Thank You Clarity

Mad Props

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Lisa and I are very grateful for multiple reasons.  Besides the privilege of being surrounded by amazing, soul restoring friends and family we also get to do what we do best.  Spread “THE GOODS” word.

We had such a blast yesterday sharing the knowledge to an great group of peeps. Wisdom was imparted, questions were posed & answered, and great food was made & consumed. And as a bonus, new friendships were made. A total success all in all.

So thank you Amy, Noelle, Lisa, Tracy, Scott and Sonya.  You all kinda rocked our world and we’re excited for you and for what’s to come. And extra big thanks goes out to Teresa for always being a supportive friend and quite a looker if I might add… click here.

For all of you future GOODS course takers, fear not as we have loads of courses coming up.  Don’t suffer from the FOMO’s another day, go to the “classes” tab and register today. Werd.

Mad Props

What’s In A Name?

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As a side job/labour of love, I’m providing homemade green smoothies to a great gal close to home (wha wha Meagan). She attended our Kick Start Smoothie class and really wanted all the benefits of said smoothie but due to super early morning starts, and her blender waking up the household, she found it hard to make happen.  Does that sound familiar?

So every morning I make a HUGE, beautiful, organic green smoothie and she gets half and I get the other half – total win-win sitch.  My eldest names them (yesterday’s smoothie was “The J’en Paco” cause she was pretending to talk French and today’s was “The Edward” cause we were discussing the Twilight movies, as one does with a 4 yr old) and then I drop it off to Miss Meagan.

And I’m happy to say that I have another person interested in this smoothie delivery cause let’s be honest what could be better than a gorge green smoothie, made with love and delivered right to you.  I mean, I ask you….

What’s In A Name?

Upcoming Classes

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We’re scheduling our ah-mazing classes before the holidays. Whether you want to combat the usual holiday bulge, prep for your New Year’s resolution or just mix up your weekly meals, our classes are a perfect way to get started.

We’ll demonstrate 5 to 6 recipes for you to try, discuss what’s important when shopping, preparing and storing real foods. Plus you get special access to the notes and recipes on our site, plus a little something special to take home.

Real Go-to Foods – Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm, $50
So smoothies are your new bestie, you’re feeling the amazing benefits of including real food in your daily routine and now you want more… well you’re in luck, the magic doesn’t end with green drinks. Introduce a delicious superfood packed coffee alternative, some daily no-brainer lunches and even a guilt free late night snack or two. Come see The Goods, we’ve got your back on all things lifestyle and food related.

Kickstart Smoothies – Saturday, November 17 at 10:00am to 12:30pm, $50
Keep it simple with green drinks. We’ll get you started with some shockingly tasty smoothies, full of all the good stuff like vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, anti-oxidants, amino acids and none of the bad stuff. These super easy recipes will open your body and mind to the potential of real food and they will change your life for the better… you’ve been warned.

Sprouting For Life – Sunday, December 9 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm, $50
Did you know you can grow fresh, local, organic food in a jar all year around? Well you can with sprouts! These tasty little miracles are full of everything you need to be vibrant and healthy rain, snow or shine. We’ll show you some fancy techniques and load you up with the tools and recipes too. And they’re perfect in the case of Stormageddon… or Armageddon for that matter.

Upcoming Classes