"Tabletop" photo shoot @taoorganics for their new website and branding. Not many people in Vancouver are as dedicated to creating super nutritious food super tasty as Agathe and Chrystelle... a fun shoot with a delicious take-home dinner to boot!
People who know me well know that for a while I've been working through some anxiety and occasionally depression issues. I'm incredibly lucky with my health generally and my symptoms are mild compared to a lot of people, but in many situations, even if logically I know I'm in no danger at all, my body will react like I'm being attacked by a predator. Cold sweats, nausea, tingling, irritability, IBS... all the fun stuff! This stuff, in time, I've learnt to deal with but another symptom is complete mental blanks and confusion... not ideal when in business meetings or in this case doing a Radio Interview! @cbcstephenquinn and the @cbcearlyedition team were super helpful and we did a pre-recording to edit out the inevitable pauses. I have no idea what I said though so hopefully I didn't bungle my talking points too much and represented all things veggie and the book in the right light. One in 4 Canadians experience mental health issues each year, so it doesn't hurt to acknowledge this and be more open about it. There's no way I would have been able to do even just a prerecording this time last year though... so today was a good step in the right direction and there is hope and a way through it. If this sounds familiar to you talk to your close family or friends, go see a GP and use the resources @mindhealthbc. The segment will air Monday morning Province wide on CBC Radio 1, I'll post a link on foodiebooks.ca too. 🌱✌🤯❤
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to say hello at the official launch of The Plant Based Foodie book today!!! It has been such an honour to be able to create this book and it would have been impossible without the incredible trust and support I have received from the participating restaurants and the plant-based community as a whole. Much love to @ilovechickpea and @sayhellosweets for keeping our bellies happy and to @vanmarkets for hosting the launch and sharing stories from the fantastic Fresh to Families program. I'm so grateful to @easyanimalfree for sharing tidbits from her early vegetarian days and the incredible work of @animaljustice. To @christopher.dagenais for writing the amazing stories and to his patient family for letting me take up the last three of his summers. Lastly thank you to my friends for ensuring the crowd was full of friendly faces and to these two ladies on each arm, my wife @theemilyinvan and my mom who flew from Melbourne to be here.
Book Launch! Come say hello at the Riley Park Farmers Market next weekend. There'll be snacks from @ilovechickpea and @sayhellosweets, a few words will be said, thank-you's made, books signed, conversations had and love spread. @vanmarkets #plantbasedfoodie #plantbasedvancouver
Fall Fun 2
Saturday Salad is the best salad. #plantbasedfoodie
Quick, easy delicious dinner Rubens with amazing @plantbasefood ham & @daiyafoods cheese.
These plant-based muscles have moved 13k lbs of books around Vancouver in the last couple days! 🌱💪(also shows some of the glamour of being a self publisher!)
📚🥑🍌🥕🍏👊 Super excited to announce the coming release of "The Plant-based Foodie -Vancouver" Cookbook! Recipes and Stories from 27 Vancouver Plant-based foodie businesses. Available next Thursday from the featured restaurants (see foodiebooks.ca for list) and in all good bookstores and Amazon from the 24th. #plantbasedfoodie #veganinvancouver #vegansofvancouver #plantbasedvancouver #vancitynow #vancityeats #cookbook #yvreats #spreadwellness #foodlovers #whatveganseat #vancouvereats#vegansofcanada #plantbased #vancouvergram #healthylife #igersvancouver #huffposttaste
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