When I was in L.A. in November I was so excited to get a note from Thug Kitchen asking me to be on their podcast, Forked Up. I was actually the first vegan cookbook author they have ever had on the show… what an honor! They specifically wanted to talk about my relationship (or rather, break up) with John Diemer. I was ready. Listen to the interview here to find out what some of the road blocks were to making a cookbook while your life is blowing up in your face and some of what’s next for hot for food.
I have to say, Matt Holloway and Michelle Davis of Thug Kitchen are rad cool and I admire their bad ass business sense. You can check out the Thug Kitchen blog for tasty recipes too!
As part of my partnership with Yves Veggie Cuisine I’m making a few appearances on Cityline in 2018 and 2019 to help bring the brand into homes across Canada. I’ve actually used Yves products since I went vegetarian as a teenager. Their veggie dogs were the first ones ever in my mouth, so this is a match made in vegan heaven!
I’m so happy to share ways to eat more vegan comfort foods everyday with the help of Yves. You can see the 2 dishes I made on the episode that aired Dec 5, 2018 below. The hot buffalo chicken dip is of course, from Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face. The original recipe uses TVP as the chicken, but you can easily swap in the Yves veggie Chicken Strips. And the sweet & sour meatball recipe is here. Instead of making the homemade version you can just whip up the sauce and brown up some Yves Veggie Meatballs instead to keep it quick and easy!
I’ve been making the rounds on television… uh vegan takeover in full effect… and recently I stopped by the etalk studios to cook up some vegan holiday love with host, Chloe Wilde. A little known fact… I crowned Chloe the winner of the 2013 MuchMusic VJ Search in my past life! But look at us now!
I shared my recipe for the whole roasted cauliflower skillet with the goal of influencing you to add more veggies to the holiday table and axe the turkey. Watch the segment below
This is so exciting! I’m in a commercial for Yves Veggie Cuisine! The longtime, reliable, and delicious vegan food brand is rebranding and on a mission to get more people eating plant-based and they partnered with me to help spread the word.
This campaign also included Candice from The Edgy Veg and Nikole from Health Nut Nutrition to bring the message home. You might have already seen the spots running on CityTV, but if not check out mine below!
The Marilyn Denis show is getting more and more interested in vegan cooking! I went back to talk about the mysteries and magic of jackfruit, making my roasted poblano & jackfruit taco recipe. You’ll never believe there’s no meat in this… watch below.
Holy vegan meatballs! The hot for food cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face won the VegNews 2018 Veggie Award for best cookbook… all because of YOU! Y’all voted and voted, and gave this book so much love. I seriously can’t thank you enough! Pick up the VegNews holiday issue to see all the winners including a ton of the best of the best vegan food brands… plus that cake! I think you want that cake recipe…
Well looky looky! Now Magazine in Toronto decided to place a bunch of vegans on the cover this week. What were they thinking... it's so controversial. JK! Look at how fun and friendly we look. There's nothing to be scared of.
This is mega huge! The article has different view points of the vegan community in Toronto and how it's taking over from all angles - activism, social media, neighborhoods dedicated to vegan restaurants and more. Read the whole feature here.
This makes me so happy! My dear friend Kim D'eon is the editor in chief at Vista Magazine and she came over one afternoon to cook with me and shoot this feature. I'm so happy with how it turned out and thrilled that her curiosity to explore the spiritual side of my vegan lifestyle and how it all works together ended up in print!
You can read more below in the gallery or here on their site if you can't find this issue where you live. But if you live in Canada it's FREE and available nationwide at local grocers and health stores.
There's also a fun video of us making the green curry cauliflower roast from the hot for food cookbook!
To celebrate the release of the new hot for food cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face, I popped on over to visit my girl Tracy at Cityline in Toronto. I showed her how to make the creamy, delectable bacon mac & cheese from the book and I'm pretty sure I wowed her. I mean who wouldn't be impressed with so many varieties of vegan bacon. Watch the segment below!
This is freakin' huge! Someone thought it was a good idea to put me on the front cover of Chatelaine magazine the month my cookbook comes out. Not only that, but they named me one of 23 women changing the way you eat! You know what that means?! Yup, #vegantakeover is definitely in full effect now. Read my featured interview here.
And you can read a writer from the magazine give the debut hot for food cookbook the full review here!
Look at this! One Green Planet - one of the biggest veg resources on the internet - placed hot for food in the #1 spot on their list of 10 Vegan YouTubers That Will Inspire You To Cook. WOW! The YouTube platform has given me so much freedom to create the content I want and it's so incredible that it can spread the vegan message far and wide!
Be sure to check out their app, Food Monster, for even more recipe ideas!
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 shepherd's pie!
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.
I was so thrilled to be invited to The Morning Show on Global TV in Toronto to reveal the cookbook cover for Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face! I also fed host, Liem Vu, some of my fave recipes from the book including bacon mac & cheese, bbq pulled pork sandwiches, and southern fried cauliflower. He was so into the food he let me host the segment, pretty much...haha... WATCH BELOW!
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.