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This was a fun interview with Jim the creator of Travel Mammal, it was a single question – What does food mean to you?

“Whether we’ve truly made the connection between food and our well being doesn’t matter; what we eat affects us the same regardless of our awareness.”  Lisa Labute

For my full answer, check out the interview and have a look around the site, there is lots of wonderful content about travel, food, culture and experience.

Real Food

International Women’s Day

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Happy International Women’s day!

I’m a lucky woman. I was born the daughter of an strong and independent woman and have had the good fortune of countless women stand by my side, helping me become the person I am today. To my aunts, grandmothers, cousins, bosses, friends and coworkers; I love you and I am eternally grateful. Now… back to work.

A special thank you to Uber for the Goods’ team photo and for including us in their Toronto’s Celebrated Female Chef feature.

 

International Women’s Day

Pure Transformations

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I had a surprise invite from Jessica, creator of Pure Transformations, to write a little piece for her blog. Jess is featuring members of our community who help Torontonians live healthier lives.

Obviously I was into it and happy to have a little place on her great blog. Jessica is a wonderful fitness motivator and shares her passion for replacing fitness industry myths with real information that works.

Check out my post follow Jessica on Instagram and be seriously motivated.

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This Is Huge

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A few weeks back I met Paola Guarnieri, the vivacious Director of Communications, at the Toronto Wholesale Produce Association. She offered a personal tour of the Ontario Food Terminal and even with a 6am start I jumped at the chance.

I’ve been driving by that massive facility South of the Gardiner for years. Arriving at 5:45am I felt a sense of anticipation, though I quickly saw I was a latecomer, the terminal in full swing, most farmers and vendors having been there since 4am.

The scale is staggering, stall after stall with towering cases of avocados, peppers, tomatoes, romaine and less familiar beauties like bitter melons, kumquats, taro and lotus root.

Supplying our city with fresh produce is no easy task, it’s perishable, unpredictable and relentless. Yet the vendors wake up before many of us have gone to bed to hull their load. If it wasn’t for farmers we’d be eating boxed cereals and canned meat.

Farmers do feed cities and it’s their food we need the most.

This Is Huge

#UBERHUNGERTO Day

Today is the day! We’re so excited to be working with UberEATS and Second Harvest to bring the Goods to those in need.

When you use your Uber app between 11 am and 2 pm today to order your lunch, Uber will match your order and send one of our boxed meals to Second Harvest to be distributed to someone in need.

How cool is that, by feeding yourself you’re also feeding someone in our community… actually you’ll be nourishing them and we could all use more of that.

We donate all of our extra UberEATS meals to Dixon Hall and it’s motivating to see the program expand as it’s close to our hearts.

Get involved, eat lunch.

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#UBERHUNGERTO Day

Drink It ALL Down

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Green smoothies and full blend juices are where it’s at. We drink our blended vegetables and fruits in their entirety daily – edible skins, seeds, fibre and all… nothing extracted.

The vast majority of us could use more roughage, fibre does the dirty work.

Fibre acts like a broom and sweeps through your digestive track, getting in all the nooks and kicking the grime, dust and ancient crud out the backdoor. This clears the way so your body can absorb the concentration of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients from the blended plants. And if you’re lucky, all that fibre might even smooth things over between you and your poo.

Juice extraction has its pros, it can be a great way to get an extra dose of vitamins, people suffering from a myriad of digestive issues may do better sans fibre (read cold-pressed) and for healing, supervised juicing can be powerful medicine.

Challenge yourself to down a big, fibre full, green smoothie daily for a week. Maybe you’ll pickup a new goods habit you love… you might even feel amazing.

Loads of clean-vegan, green drink recipes here.

Drink It ALL Down

You Know We Screamed

Best Salad Toronto

We’re pretty pumped, the Goods was voted Best Salad In Toronto on BlogTO this weekend. After the high fiving subsided an exuberant discussion followed about how excited we are that the vast majority of the restaurants voted are focused on real, vegan food or at least strict vegetarian with a host of other dietary options.

We’re not talking caesar or cobb salad here, most everyone are making their dressings in-house and prepping plants to make it happen without the unnecessary addition of meats or dairy. Pretty cool people, looks like Toronto is getting the hang of this conscious eating thing.

With so many options for healthy takeout, greasy food is no longer the only easy takeaway option after a long exhausting day. And who knows you might find you liked tossing a salad a lot more than a pizza…

A big thanks to everyone who voted, you make us happy.

You Know We Screamed