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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

the Goods + UberEATS

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We’ve been posting about #uberEATS on social media so here’s the full lowdown.

Uber now offers UberEATS, a super easy lunch option in the downtown core and today they’re serving up our Chuck Norris Bowl. Just order through their Uber app, and it’ll be there in 10 minutes…. no joke.

We’re pretty excited to join forces with Uber for the day to provide yet another means of making the Goods’ clean, feel good eating easy for you. Between that and our Toronto wide weekly lunch delivery service, takeout restaurant on Dundas and our fridges at MISFITSTUDIO on Queen West and Ardith on Roncesvalles feeling great is becoming pretty darn convenient.

If you are in Uber’s delivery area today, use the code EATSGOODS and Uber will give you 50% off your order. And obvs let us know how it goes.

the Goods + UberEATS

Healthy City Guide

meghan telpher city guide

Thanks to the lovely Meghan Telpner, the mastermind behind the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and the author of Undiet, for compiling this fantastic Healthy City Guide.

Whether you need suggestions for what to do when your longtime vegetarian mother-in-law comes to town, or you personally could use support while transitioning to your healthy, conscious lifestyle. There are loads of top-notch local businesses in our beautiful city, all passionately waiting to share their thoughtful products and services with good people like you. Get out there and explore.

Thanks for the mention ACN, you all rock!

Healthy City Guide

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

Smoothie Mama

Lisa & Linda Labute

This is me and my Mum Linda, she’s the smoothie Queen of Windsor. Linda has been blending her greens for two years now and never missed a day. This babe makes smoothies for her neighbours, coworkers and recently even had her Smoothies 101 notes published on MagnaWellness.ca and I couldn’t be more proud.

If you need a smoothie refresher, or have been feeling like you want to clean it up a bit my Mum’s article is a great place to start. Check it out here and if you’re an old blending pro and want some new inspiration we’ve tried lots of smoothie combos and these are some of our faves.

So easy, so good! Enjoy.

Smoothie Mama

Purple with a Purpose

Cat & Smoothie

Oh shit, I’m obsessed. This is what’s in my morning smoothie today.

2 cups filtered water
1 banana
1/2 cup of soaked raw sunflower seeds (soak ’em for 1 hour prior)
1 massive handful of mixed greens
3/4 cup of frozen wild blueberries

It’s blowing my ever-loving mind right now.

Ok, now I’m awake. Right. Let’s get to it.

 

Purple with a Purpose

Mojo Maca

Maca Powder

The amazing maca, super loaded with over 60 micronutrients.

It’s 40% potassium, 10% zinc (which is a great cold-buster), high in iron, phosphorus, magnesium and silica. It has vitamin A, B, C, D, E, B12, B1, 2 and 3 and contains 18 amino acids. So in a nutshell, this plant will rock you.

It’s the strongest root on earth and has been around for over 10,000 years. Listen, it the Inca used it, it’s gotta be good. Then again they also partook in some bizarre rituals so maybe they’re not a great example.

It’s a potent plant*, so use sparingly, ideally mixed with sweet treats like cacao desserts or fruit shakes.

*do we need to remind you it’s for oral consumption only?

Mojo Maca