Spork Online Vegan Cooking Classes!

Spork online is  my favorite online cooking site. Spork online makes a great gift for anyone currently seeking to eat healthier or looking to reduce their meat consumption, it is even a great site if you are already vegan. Spork online has a variety of recipes, even for the most picky of palates. This site makes a great gift for your self or someone else looking for an answer  what do vegans eat?

Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny and Heather Goldberg. They offer in-person cooking classes in Los Angeles (www.sporkfoods.com), in-home healthy eating consultations, and recipe development, as well as on-line cooking classes (www.sporkonline.com).

Their love of food started at a young age, when they experimented with recipes in the kitchen with their parents and grandparents.

Jenny and Heather feel like twins, separated by three years.  They both studied Environmental studies in college, and decided then and there to go vegan – forever.

Since their love of cooking was so deeply ingrained, they resolved that becoming vegan would not stand in the way of creating recipes with amazing taste, texture, and flavor.  Jenny soon started veganizing all the girls’ childhood favorites, and their friends would always appear at the door, hungry.  The natural next step was for Jenny and Heather to work together and create Spork Foods and now Sporkonline!

Their recipes are easy to re-create and are sure to impress even the most avid meat eaters! They want you to use these recipes with pride, and show people how incredible, colorful, satisfying, and uplifting food can be.

Jenny was trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Culinary Arts in New York City and has over five years of professional cooking experience. Her perfume is the scent of freshly baked cinnamon rolls or garlic and onions, depending on the menu for class.

Heather has a decade of experience in the environmental non-profit world and makes a morning smoothie that is so delicious it would make anyone happy to start their day!

Together, as sisters, they put their love and care into all the recipes they create.  They hope you will get as excited about vegan food as they do!

Vancouver Pizza Amore!

It seems that the previous owners of Loving Hut have opened shop again with a new idea! Pizza! That’s right, Vancouver has a new Vegan Pizza place.

When Loving Hut burned down it left a void in our plant based foodie hearts, Loving Vegan Pizza has brought back pizza Amore! The pizza was the best thing at Vancouver’s Loving Hut, so it’s fitting that they’ve gone with a pizzeria concept for the new spot.

Loving Vegan Pizza offers up a selection of pizzas, lasagna and pastas all served with an assortment of toppings and using my all time favorite cheese “Daiya Cheese” Have you tried this cheese? It melts, it’s delicious and it’s vegan! Need I say more?

It seems plant-based living is getting quite mainstream, with all the little shops popping up all over Vancouver it seems to me that there is definitely a niche in this city for plant-based restaurants and retail outlets. Vancouver got its first vegan retail bakery recently called Edible Flours (2280 West Broadway) and Vancouver first vegan shoe store Got Nice shoes has also opened up recently (3568 Fraser Street) Way to go Vancouver, you’re growing up so fast!

With all this spring rain I think I’ll stay in and watch a movie and order in my Loving Vegan Pizza, and if by chance the sun comes out we might head down to the beach and watch the sunset, either way with all these choices the hardest part will be what wine to open.

Loving Vegan Pizza is located at (2119 Kingsway) Open seven days a week, offering takeout and delivery.

Spork and Gene Baur On Values, Health, and Global Responsibility

Two of my favorite groups got together to talk about animals, core values and food choices. Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary  and Jenny and Heather who I have got to know through Spork Foods online,  are on opposite ends of the plant-based community but both share the same purpose, educating the public, living compassionately and living plant-based. I loved this insightful video, with the importance of the talk ranging from health, animal welfare, core values and environmental responsibility all the while eating some vegan strawberry-rhubarb pie! I found this talk  inspiring, It is a great reminder of why I live the way I do. As you know my husband and I are all about inspiration, education, living compassionately and core values, our core values are leading us in everything we do, especially in regards to our food choices,  living healthy and our personal responsibility on reducing our global impact.  I  really appreciated this discussion. I hope you do too, Enjoy.

Do, Learn, Share, Change, Vancouver Meetups

Have you joined the Meatless Meatup?

Do something, Learn something, Share something, Change something

What is a Meatless Meatup?

Meatless Meatups consist of potlucks, dine-outs and local related events. Directed by Earthsave, Meatless Meatups are a really just a group of foodies with an environmental conscience and a concern for animal welfare. The events, dine-outs and potlucks, are open to everyone, you don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to join, and you can pick and choose the ones you wish to attend.

Are  you interested in lowering your carbon footprint or just looking to learn more about food and food systems, are you exploring plant-based eating or just looking to meet like-minded people? If this sounds like you then you have found the right group! Click Here to see upcoming events near you.

Food Is Power With Lauren Ornelas (Vancouver Events)

lauren Ornelas, Founder and Director of the Food Empowerment Project, will be discussing how we can use our food choices to create a more just world.

Your food choices can have impacts beyond your own kitchen. Food deserts, exploitation of workers and animals, environmental racism – learn about how what you eat and drink might not necessarily be connected to animal exploitation but might indeed have direct connections to human exploitation! And learn what you can do to help create a more just and equitable food system.

lauren Ornelas is the Food Empowerment Project’s founder and serves as the group’s volunteer executive director. She is also the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for over 20 years. After spending four years as National Campaign Coordinator for In Defense of Animals, lauren was asked by Viva!UK to start and run Viva!USA in 1999. In cooperation with activists across the country, she worked and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and Pier 1 Imports, among others. She currently serves as Campaign Director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition.

This event is free & open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 21, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

WHERE:
Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch
350 West Georgia Street Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

ORGANIZED BY:
Liberation BC

Assisted By

become the voice

Edible Flours Vegan Bakery ~Open For Business

Edible Flours natural vegan bakery is open! I just had dinner with a few girlfriends at Radha last night and my friend Julia said she’s been there almost everyday since its opened and its delicious! While I actually haven’t been yet we plan to meet there next Friday for coffee and treats.

Vancouver has long needed a bakery offering egg free, gluten free, wheat and soy free all natural baked goods for a long time. The NYC couple who moved to Vancouver were just not satisfied with the lack of and started their own bakery. I’m glad they did.

There are so many reasons to choose natural unrefined goodies and desserts. Whether you are lactose intolerant or have celiac. Whether you are vegetarian for the animals or trying to do the best that you can for the earth. Even if you are just looking for the healthiest and best quality products you can find Edible Flours natural bakery offers them all. Treats can be made to order, and delivered too!

Check them out! Located at 2280 West Broadway, Vancouver (Kitsilano) 604-734-8351

You can change the world one bit at a time~ Paul and Alli (Edible Flours)

Got Nice Shoes? Nice Shoes is Now Open

Nice Shoes is Now Open

— Nice Shoes 3568 Fraser Street Vancouver, BC 

Nice Shoes has officially opened their doors (YAY!) The grand opening was held on Saturday March 5th Everyone wants nice shoes and with so many styles to choose from you too will be walking around with Nice Shoes, check out my favorite brand Neuaura. Nice shoes is also carrying a huge selection of fabulous belts, ties, bags and guitar straps. Nice Shoes will have you coming back for more. Everyone is welcome, even dogs! So feel free to bring your favorite canine companion.

Whats with the name? Well nice shoes is all about nice.

Being Nice is a statement about positive change.

Being Nice is about putting a kinder foot forward.

Nice Shoes is 100% cruelty free. Offering a selection of animal-, eco- and people-friendly footwear and accessories.

If you missed the grand opening then why not check out Nice Shoes this weekend. On Sunday Nice shoes will be donating 10% of all sales towards Stop UBC Animal Research. You can look fashionable, live your values, and support the Stop UBC Animal Research campaign – all at the same time!