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Tofu Bocconcini Salad: The ULTIMATE Vegan Meathead Salad

Do you ever have one of those awesome recipe creation moments where you think “Good Lord I am THE most brilliant and ingenious person on Earth!?!?”  I do all the time.  And today was one of ’em. Today, I created a surprisingly rich-tasting AND delicious, high protein vegan bodybuilding meal that was both low in calories AND […]

From Meat Eater to Vegan: How a Woman Beat 435,000 Entrants and Won’s 2015 $200,000 Transformation Challenge Following a Plant-Based Diet

The Inside Scoop on how my Vegan Client Beat 435,000 Contestants and Won’s $200,000 Transformation Challenge

With the new year upon us and everyone embracing a “new year, new me” mentality, I thought it perfect timing to share one of my favourite client success stories and more importantly, dish out my biggest and best-kept vegan coaching secrets as to how exactly I helped one of my clients go from meat eater to […]


Prep-Friendly, Super Healthy Veggie Burgers

Can you believe I’ve been running this vegan bodybuilding blog for more than four years and yet I’ve NEVER posted a veggie burger recipe EVER?! Talk about a major faux-pas to faux-meat lovers everywhere! Well I don’t know what took me so damn long and I’m truly sorry to all of my clients who’ve been asking […]

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My Vegan Hippie “Natural Period Products” Review

CHEERS TO BLEEDING HEARTS (AND CROTCHES!) Allow me to begin this post by stating that I’m a pretty solid vegan.  I do my best to make conscious decisions that do not contribute to the exploitation, death and suffering of our animal friends.  But I sheepishly admit (no pun intended) that despite going vegetarian at eight years […]

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The Unhealthy Pursuit of Perfection

It’s a gorgeous September day out here in the Ottawa Valley. I’m currently house sitting for my parents, passing the time (and maintaining sanity no thanks to a shitty internet connection) in their tin roofed gazebo. Nestled away here in the forest, surrounded by the peacefulness of the trees and chatter of the wildlife that inhabit it, […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Protein Donuts

FINALLY my vegan brethren, I dost proclaim that VEGAN PRONUT VICTORY IS MINE!!!!!! Yes, my fellow plantians, I have conquered my arduous quest to create a vegan protein doughnut that is both rich and fudgey in taste and texture yet low in sugar and calories and does not crumble within mine calloused vegan bodybuilder hands. Behold, my […]

Morning Matcha Protein Smoothie

Morning Matcha Protein Smoothie

I know what you’re all thinking… NOT ANOTHER #$%i GREEN SMOOTHIE POST! But hear me out! As vegans, do you ever feel like you’re always pushing smoothies onto everyone you know and/or harping on them to eat more fruits and veggies? “Digestive issues?  You need more fiber – go vegan, bro.”  Bad skin?  Your skin will […]

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Depressed in the Summer? Eat More Blueberries!

Rockabilly Eddie Cochran wasn’t kidding. “Summertime Blues” is very much a real issue for many peeps despite the warm weather, sun shining and thriving flora all around us. That being said, when Eddie proclaimed “there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues” back in 1958, he obviously didn’t know about the mood-boosting benefits of blueberries.  And helloooo!  Added […]

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