I'm so excited to share this series I created in partnership with Chatelaine Magazine! We've made 6 episodes of Vegan It! where I show you how to vegan your fave comfort foods like milkshakes, chocolate cake, and grilled cheese. They're being released every Tuesday from Nov 21, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017. Go subscribe to their YouTube channel to see all the future episodes or see the first episode below now!
I went and blew Tracy Moore's mind on Cityline by making the magic vegan nacho cheese and smothering it over a big 'ol plate of chili cheese nachos!
You can watch the full segment and the reaction here.
It was such a surprise to see my face on the cover of IMPACT Magazine! They never told me I'd be on the cover! But I did know they were in the middle of compiling a list of Canada's Top Vegan Influencers. There's some incredible people on this list and it's so exciting to see more and more people getting turned on to the vegan lifestyle because of the internet. Like I always say, vegan takeover is in full effect.
Thanks to IMPACT Magazine for doing this feature and highlighting some really great content creators, authors, and entrepreneurs, athletes, and more. Check out the full list here.
The magazine is also FREE so you might see it when you're walking around the city or you can download your FREE digital edition here.
OMGGGGGG! It looks like your fave vegan blog has been recognized by Veg News Magazine with a nomination for fave blog in this years Veggie Awards! We're so ecstatic!
Fill out the full survey for a chance to win some amazingly huge prizes... like a trip for 2 on a vegan carribean cruise! UM yeah! Do it now!! And THANK YOU <3
We've following the millennial friendly food party over at Spoon University for a while now and I guess they recently caught wind of the vegan food porn we've been cooking up here at hot for food!
I recently did an interview with one of their writers, Nathalie Kent (who goes to McGill University!), and she had the balls to call me YouTube's vegan queen! WHAT! I'm totally blushing.
Read the interview here for tips and tricks for food photography and what we advise college students to do if they want to go vegan!
It was really awesome to be able to share our delectable vegan cheesecake recipe with the highly fashionable readers of Flare Magazine! The crew came over to the house with a hair stylist, make up artist, and people to dress me! It was quite a different day then the norm... when I'm usually in my pj's until 5pm and haven't left this computer chair.
I'm fancy, huh!
There's a pretty fabulous magazine out there that some how heard about what we're doing all the way across the pond! Eluxe Magazine is the world's first ever sustainable luxury fashion and lifestyle publication and we're thrilled they wanted to talk to us in their latest feature!
Maybe we revealed who's the better cook over here at hot for food... maybe... plus we share why being vegan is so important to us and talk about what really goes on behind the scenes in our YouTube videos! Read our interview here.
We love this brand new online magazine, #Discover, dedicated to empowering Generation Z in the world of social media! They came by hot for food HQ recently to get a true behind the scenes look at how hot for food really comes together. WATCH the segment below.
The popular online shoe store, shoeme.ca / shoes.com has created #TheCitySeries featuring young entrepreneurs and people who are reppin' their cities in a big way from the west to the east! They came into hot for food HQ to meet with Lauren Toyota and talk all things vegan cooking, what its like being a youtuber, and of course vegan-friendly footwear. It's a beautiful feature you can check out here.
Thank goodness for google translation! We received a tweet informing us that we were mentioned as one of the top 5 vegan YouTube channels in this, apparently very large, Swedish press outlet. There is a new vegan food show on television in Sweden and it's receiving a lot of criticism for being too far removed from everyday living and eating, thereby discouraging people from a plant-based diet. They mention us, along with our internet friends Mary's Test Kitchen and Jenny Mustard as the vegan inspo they should have tried to emulate! I mean, I think that's what it said... I hope the translation was accurate!
We envision a day when having a plant based TV show is no big deal, and it comes off accessible and not weird. While there was really only one we knew about (Jason Wrobel's "How To Live to 100" on Cooking Channel in the USA) it's still nice that some where far far away they've attempted to do it as well! #vegantakeover is happening in big big ways!
We made some new friends! The cool peeps at VerMints hit us up and wanted to talk about how to adopt a vegan lifestyle and more tips for compassionate living, so of course, we were all for it. Read the full interview with Lauren Toyota here!
And if you're looking to freshen your breath the all-natural way, check out more about VerMints here.
The latest issue of Sacred Lifestyle Magazine features a delicious multi-page spread of some our healthiest recipes! This new online magazine is a beautiful publication created to help awaken one's spirit, enlighten, and inspire our collective journey.
Oh lookie here... it's a hot for food recipe sitting at number 2 in this fun listicle titled "foods stuffed inside foods that you'll want to dive into" on mashable.com!
They featured our scrumptious spinach and feta phyllo triangles recipe that you can find here.
What a surprise to see hot for food at the top of the list of inspiring chefs and food bloggers on the tree kisser blog. Jessica compiled an amazing list of everything you need to know if you want to go vegan! Long lists of food bloggers, non-profits and activist organizations, beauty and makeup companies, clothing lines and so much more.
Check out the tree kisser guide to cruelty-free living and go follow all the accounts she mentioned!
This is probably the best thing we've ever been included in! This month Thrive Magazine launches its anniversary double issue with 200 pages jam-packed of ALL vegan game changers. Gracing the pages you'll find basically every famous vegan on the planet like Russell Simmons, Moby, Paul McCartney and all kinds of top chefs, athletes, food leaders and influencers. Umm... including us! We're on page 77 in a feature called "Top Instagram Plant-Based Foodies" along with insta pals @veganfatkid and @tallulahalexandra... and probably more, but we haven't seen the full issue!
We're so excited but mostly awkward about the fact that we're in this issue with all of our vegan idols. Make sure you pick up a copy asap. Click here to find Thrive Magazine on stands near you!
The amazing folks at Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM USA) have started featuring some of our recipes in their newsletter, Live Vegan, that promotes the plant based lifestyle from every angle, including their #MeatoutMondays campaign. Because it's true... you can kick the habit one day at a time. That's how we did it!
You can sign up to receive great recipes right to your inbox, as well as lots of great info on activism and what's happening in the vegan community.
We were very excited to see that we were part of blogTO's round up of 15 Instagram accounts for Toronto vegans to follow! We're in great company too, with our friends Doug McNish and the girls of vegangirlfriend being listed as well!
When I started the blog I was very reluctant to start running social media accounts for hot for food. Which is hilarious because now we're over 21k followers on Instagram and running a YouTube channel. Oh and don't forget trying to operate snap chat! Good lord, that's a tough one!
Thank you to everyone who follows us on any of these platforms, because this wouldn't even be anything without your support!
This is the stuff YouTube dreams are made of! Today world famous YouTube celeb Jenna Marbles and her boyfriend Julien posted a new episode of their cooking show J&J's Kitchen. To our surprise they were making our cauliflower buffalo wings together! They even made the vegan ranch dip and said they might have to make another batch immediately!
Jenna said, "THESE ARE FUCKING INCREDIBLE". We're glad you loved them so much Jenna!
Watch the full video below...