photo-53 It's January and it's time to think about things - all sorts of things. Think about your health, your job, your life, your family. We want it all and you know what? We can. Why not? Funny thing is, it all starts with you. When you're looked after and eating well, good food has the power to transform. Transform your state of mind, your overall health, your outlook on life and even how you treat people. It starts with you and always comes back to you. So be proud that you're taking this vital step to helping shift the world consciousness. I'm feeling pretty damn proud about our contribution, so much so, I think I may just update my Linkedin profile.

Vegan Army A friend from college emailed me this week about food. He had a bunch of questions, some concerns. I find the process intriguing, watching people. They dismiss you, then argue, circle, question. Something has caught their eye, a few too many glimpses behind the curtain. They're doubtful. It doesn't make sense... I thought, but I always, how could I not, it's too much. Not possible. Well maybe it's kinda true, just a little, balance... The thoughts cumulate, they think about it when they take a bite, when they're buying, and when they're planning, the dots connect. They start to notice, they feel better and look better. People notice, things work better, others agree, everyone seems to agree. And this difference, these changes, make it better, to live this way, to feel this way. They'll always be this way! They forget and remember, and forget and quickly remember, forget and remember again. It doesn't matter, it's sticking. And it is better, for you, for family, for friends. It's better for the community, local economy, the environment, world hunger and resources. You knew it the whole time, you can't unknow it. It's real. It's contributing. It's good.

All the Girls Welcome back! It's sad to see the holidays go but a relief to get back to a routine especially when it comes to food... wow all that holiday food! If eating better is on this year's "to do" list think about teaming up with a like-minded friend. The likelihood of keeping at it, is better when you have support and someone is looking to you for the same. Cat and I do this constantly, we take turns making meals when together and sharing great recipes. It makes it fun and that much easier, plus continually sharing in each others experience keeps momentum up. This is one of the reasons our lunch delivery works well, when a group of coworkers are eating and enjoying in the experience of healthy food daily, they become that much more aware of what they're eating and how they're feeling because they're doing it together. Grab a friend and show 2013 what you're about!    

Photo cred Cat First of all, I'm currently in the ever-beautiful Vancouver city visiting my brother Simmah & Ron and my BF Michaela & family. Second of all, it hasn't rained in 4 days. That kind of combination is another level yo. So for all of you vacationers, you know that it can be challenging to eat well.  But this is simply not so here.  Vancouver really is ahead of the game. It seems like every corner shop is pro-organic or pro-local with a wide array of gorgeous healthy food.  And here are a few stand outs: Whole Foods: the salad bar is to die for and....wait for it...it's not expensive (at least the salad bar isn't). The dressings are all homemade, the produce is organic and the eggs are free-range. Whaaaaaat. Little Nest (on Commercial Dr.): A kid's restaurant with play area. All local & organic. Forget playland at McDicks, this place pleases both the hip parent and their hip kids. It doesn't hurt that both my brother & Michaela are like-minded on the food side of things, so they've been introducing me to some fab places and although these are only 2 places amongst hundreds, when you combine good eats with the rare sunny November weather these particular two have made the top of my list.