Darou Approved

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I am pleased to announce the Goods is approved by the Darou Wellness Program for the month of July. The integrated team at Darou Wellness not only supports their patients but also local, like-minded businesses in the Toronto wellness community.

I have a wonderful history with the founder Dr. Shauna Darou, she was my first naturopathic doctor and a guiding light in the early days of my transition to a plant based diet. I still follow much of her direction years later and I feel honoured that her program has approved the Goods as a healthy business in the city. 

If you’re looking to take your health to the next level, see a naturopathic doctor. It’ll be worth it, they are experts in natural health and wellness.

Darou Approved

Real Food

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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

More Love With Murr

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And our love for local blogs continues this week with Murr’s.

Mariah Craig is the self-proclaimed culinary ninja behind Murr’s Menu, creating gorgeous custom meal plans, desserts and recipe generation.

I’m excited to share my recipe for savoury sprouted Mung Patty Cakes with you and Murr’s loyal followers. Who the heck needs a pita with these babies around.

Check us out now on Murr’s Menu.

More Love With Murr

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.

Pure Transformations

Sharing our Love

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It’s home cooking kinda weather and we’ve partnered with local friends, who create beautifully plant powered blogs, to share some of our favourite new recipes with them and you.

This week, the lovely Tara Tomulka, creator of Rawcology has invited me guest blog and I’ve chosen my recipe for these addictive BBQ Brussles Crisps. They are raw, vegan and delicious.

Check us out now on Rawcology.

Sharing our Love

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