Words of Encouragement, Support & Love
14 June 2017

#PMKVEGANARRIOR: Scott James

VEGAN WARRIOR

Scott James is a friend of Plant Matter Kitchen, has been vegan for almost 2 years, and is candid about the experiences that have led him to firmly believe that all living beings deserve love, respect, protection, and dignity.

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Words of Encouragement, Support & Love
1 June 2017

SHARING WATER WITH PIGS: AN ACT OF COMPASSION, NOT “CRIMINAL MISCHIEF”

LONDON LOCAL

Sharing water with innocent pigs on route to slaughter…an act of “criminal mischief” or an act of kindness and compassion?

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Words of Encouragement, Support & Love
24 May 2017

Words of Encouragement, Support & Love

LONDON LOCAL

It’s been almost a year since opening our doors, and the response we’ve gotten thus far has been incredible—to say the very least.

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THE WATER OF REVERSE OSMOSIS
16 May 2017

POWERING PMK WITH BULLFROG POWER’S GREEN, CLEAN ENERGY

VEGAN CULTURE

Veganism encompasses more than the cooking and serving of plant-based foods—it's a lifestyle dedicated to taking care of the planet as a whole...

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THE WATER OF REVERSE OSMOSIS
1 May 2017

THE WATER OF REVERSE OSMOSIS

PMK COOKING

We do everything we can at Plant Matter Kitchen to keep our water safe, clean, and superior in quality—which is why we only use a reverse osmosis system.

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19 April 2017

COMPOSTING AT PMK—ENSURING THAT NOTHING GOES TO WASTE!

FOOD EDUCATION

On a daily basis, we do our part in keeping the earth green, the air clean, the water healthy, and our carbon footprint to a minimum.

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10 April 2017

#PMKVEGANWARRIOR: SAMANTHA MCPHERSON

VEGAN WARRIORS

Samantha McPherson is a Vegan Warrior. Her admiration, her dedication, and her devotion to veganism proves it.

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6 April 2017

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: SUSTAINABLE

FOOD EDUCATION

This is what sustainable, ethical, environmentally friendly farming practices are trying to combat.

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VEGAN WARRIOR: DEBBIE SOMERS
31 March 2017

PETA Protests Canada Goose

VEGANS CULTURE

Keeping their enemies close, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking a corporate stand against animal cruelty.

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VEGAN WARRIOR: DEBBIE SOMERS
21 March 2017

INTRODUCING: PMK’S NEW MENUS!

Vegans of PMK

Did you know… March is the second month of the year to have 31 days, was named after the first month of the earliest Roman calendar “Martius,” is represented by the daffodil, and is the time when Spring arrives!

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VEGAN WARRIOR: DEBBIE SOMERS
20 March 2017

VEGAN WARRIOR: DEBBIE SOMERS

Vegans of PMK

Debbie began her journey toward veganism 24 years ago, when she was in high school. Being raised in an Italian family where traditional foods are the epitome of culture, affection, and familiarity did not give Debbie much wiggle room when it came to choosing a diet that was right for her.

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Veganism + Athleticism = TIA BLANCO
10 March 2017

Veganism + Athleticism = TIA BLANCO

Vegans of PMK

When she was just 3 years old, Tia learned to surf with her father in Waikiki… and she’s never looked back! “When I am surfing I feel free [and] relaxed,” says Tia, “the ocean can definitely be scary sometimes, so you always have to stay humble to it [and] learn to adapt to all conditions, and push your limits but still stay safe.”

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08 March 2017

IN THE KITCHEN WITH PMK: OUR VERY OWN HOT SAUCE RECIPE!

Vegans of PMK

From its raw ingredients to the finished product, our PMK hot sauce really is something special. Its ingredients are natural, organic, locally-sourced, and the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. The variations are endless and its usages are left to the culinary imagination.

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At Plant Matter Kitchen, we’re aware that while caring and being conscious of the safety and security of our environment
28 Febuary 2017

COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE: CLEAN ENERGY, RECYCLABILITY, SCIENCE & GOVERNANCE

Vegans of PMK

At Plant Matter Kitchen, we’re aware that while caring and being conscious of the safety and security of our environment has a lot to do with the food on our plate, it’s a topic that is more than food-deep.

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Meet Gabriella Cuadra, a dear friend of the Plant Matter Kitchen community.
23 Febuary 2017

VEGANS OF PMK: GABRIELLA’S STORY

Vegans of PMK

Gabriella was introduced to the vegan lifestyle by a friend. After being sick for 17 days, she began a vegan diet, and says, “I noticed right away that I wasn’t weak anymore.”

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Bound To The Basics: A Devotion To Natural, Authentic & Organic Eating
14 Febuary 2017

Historic Arva Flour Mill: Here To Stay!

PMK

Founded in 1819, Historic Arva Flour Mill is one of Canada's oldest, most historic businesses. There aren’t many places like this around any more: the Mill is a significant and valuable landmark in the local community, in the province, and in the country.

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Bound To The Basics: A Devotion To Natural, Authentic & Organic Eating
30 January 2017

Bound To The Basics: A Devotion To Natural, Authentic & Organic Eating

PMK

At Plant Matter Kitchen, we believe that in order to become our healthiest selves, we have to revert back to the basics and get in tuned with the environment around us.

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PMKVeganWarrior: ABBY MCCUAIG
20 January 2017

#PMKVeganWarrior: ABBY MCCUAIG

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Abby McCuaig is an animal rights activist who sees the same liveliness, love, vitality, and yearning in the eyes of pigs as she does in the eyes of her dog.

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Documentary Review: FOOD MATTERS
17 January 2017

PMK’S MULTI-LAYERED PHILOSOPHY

PMK

At Plant Matter Kitchen, every meal served is seasoned with multi-layered philosophy that extends beyond our kitchen.

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Documentary Review: FOOD MATTERS
10 January 2017

INTRODUCING: Plant Matter Kitchen’s #PMKVeganWarrior Campaign

PMK

We recently read that there are enough vegans out there today that if each one if us changed the minds of only 10 people, then the world would be vegan in 5 years! It's doable. But, it isn't easy...

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Documentary Review: FOOD MATTERS
5 January 2017

Documentary Review: FOOD MATTERS

PMK

From pesticides to pharmaceuticals, in Food Matters, a host of medical doctors, journalists, advocates, and health professionals break down how the growth, consumption, and distribution of our food affects our health and well-being.

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Vegan is Big
19 December 2016

Veganism + Athleticism = MAC DANZIG

PMK

On the basketball court and the soccer field in his younger years, and at the skate park in high school, Mac was always into sports as a child. His passion for athletics eventually lead him to become a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter at the turn of the millennium.

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Vegan is Big
14 December 2016

Vegan Is Big

PMK

London, Ontario is rapidly becoming a leader in the Vegan Movement. A year ago things were happening, but today, the movement is exploding.

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06 December 2016

Documentary Review: Forks Over Knives

PMK

In an era of highly concentrated sugar and fat, where people are eating foods rich in calories but poor in nutrients, Forks Over Knives shines light on a health crisis and epidemic that we have the power of healing with a wholefoods, plant-based diet.

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23 November 2016

It’s National Cashew Day!

PMK

They’re perfect for snacking on, turning up the traditional stir-fry a couple notches, and are an excellent source of antioxidants and minerals. They’re shaped like a kidney bean, originate from an apple, and have their own distinct taste.

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21 November 2016

Veganism + Athleticism = DAVID CARTER

PMK

The man who plays for the Chicago Bears (and formerly played for the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, and Jacksonville Jaguars), also uses his celebrity, passion, and strength to raise awareness to the rights of animals.

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16 November 2016

RECAP: VEGFEST 2016!

PMK

"The purpose of VEGFEST is to spread the word about veganism,” VEGFEST Organizer Brittany Bragg told Plant Matter Kitchen, “and to educate people and bring the community together over something that’s really positive."

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10 November 2016

Veganism Is For Animals, Too!

PMK

Plant Power doesn’t only apply to humans, it applies to animals too! Research indicates that “ailments associated with meat consumption in humans, such as allergies, cancer, and kidney, heart, and bone problems, also affect many nonhumans”—such as our dogs.

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3 November 2016

Veganism + Athleticism = RICH ROLL

PMK

A graduate from Stanford University (where he was a butterfly swimmer) and Cornell Law School, and former entertainment attorney, Rich is now a renowned vegan, motivational speaker, plant-based nutrition advocate, and bestselling author.

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18 October 2016

Fall Harvest at PMK: Passionate About Pumpkins!

PMK

‘Tis the season of fall colours, comfy scarves, hoodie sweaters, fresh autumn air, candy apples, pretty chrysanthemums, hearty veggies sprinkled with brown sugar… and pumpkins!

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17 October 2016

Mangia, Mangia! Mondays are for Pasta at PMK

PMK

Glenn Whitehead and Melanie Wandt, business partners and co-founders of PMK, bring much of what they cook at home into their restaurant on a daily basis.

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14 October 2016

Doughnuts & Double Chocolate — Happy Dessert Day!

PMK

Did you know that “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts”? It’s true, and it makes perfect sense, since the latter is the ideal remedy for the former.

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7 October 2016

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving: Recipes That’ll Impress Your Dinner Guests

PMK

Pumpkins are displayed in storefronts, dew is dancing on windows at dusk, PSLs are brewing around the clock, and scarves are re-emerging as everyone’s go-to accessory.

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4 October 2016

Vegans of PMK: Hillary’s Story

PMK

Some choose veganism to support animal rights and the dignity of non-human lives; some “go vegan” as an expression of environmentalism and their commitment to preserving our ecological system; some ditch meat and animal byproducts because of the endless health benefits they gain by doing so.

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28 September 2016

It's About The Taste, Not The Look

PMK

Putting aesthetics aside, Rick Cornelissen, Owner & Operator of Eco-Logic Farms, talked exclusively to PMK about how we should value food for its inner beauty, because when it comes to nourishment and flavour, it’s about how food tastes, not about how it looks.

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23 September 2016

Vegan Friendly Fashion: A Fusion of Food & Fabrics

PMK

Veganism is about more than the food you choose to eat… it’s about the philosophies you adhere to, the way you treat living animals, and the clothing you wear. Once immersed in the vegan lifestyle, it’s easier than imagined to find clothing and accessories that are produced with sustainable, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free practices.

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20 September 2016

PMK’s Vegan-Friendly Tees & Tanks

PMK

PMK’s not only in the business of food… we’ve been cooking up some vegan-friendly fashions as well!

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15 September 2016

What’s on Your Bookshelf?

PMK

Instruction guide. History textbook. Anthropology encyclopedia. Health manual. Geography lesson. Where can you find information this diverse, spanning this many fields, in a single tome?

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13 September 2016

An Evening With Dr. Will Tuttle at PMK

PMK

Dr. Tuttle is an award-winning author of the best-selling book The World Peace Diet, which has been published in 16 languages. Dr. Tuttle told PMK that his book is “focused on helping us understand that the only reason any of us are eating animal foods is because we’re following orders that were essentially injected into us from the time we were little infants and they’re not in our best interests.”

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9 September 2016

Happy National "I Love Food" Day!

PMK

At PMK, we LOVE food!—vegan food, organic food, plant-based food, local food, and especially, food made with love.

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Vegan Wedding
8 September 2016

Move over, Moosewood: The face of veganism is changing

PMK

Veganism, once associated solely with hippies, grassroots communal living communities and farmers markets, has a new reputation—one that’s urban, sleek, and causing investors to take notice.

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Vegan Wedding
7 September 2016

CHEERS TO NATIONAL BEER LOVER’S DAY!

PMK

Today is National Beer Lover’s Day—and we love ourselves some chilled, robust, distinctive, locally-brewed beer at Plant Matter Kitchen.

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Vegan Wedding
5 September 2016

Cooking With Organic Oils & Oil Substitutes

PMK

At PMK, we realize that it’s best to avoid using oil when cooking, but we also realize that that isn’t always possible. In lieu of complete oil-free cooking, our team of cooks always use the best and healthiest oils to help craft PMK’s signature dishes: cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), coconut, & avocado oils.

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Vegan Wedding
1 September 2016

Having a party? Host it with PMK!

PMK

You’re coming for an experience of nourishment, fulfilment, and calm that extends beyond the food on your plate and into the atmosphere around you. You’re coming to experience a nuanced way of eating and living, and to enjoy that with friends, family, coworkers, and great community company.

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Vegan Wedding
30 August 2016

Tuesdays Aren’t Tuesdays Without Tacos

PMK

Taco Tuesday dates back to 1989, when it was registered for a trademark by the Mexican food chain restaurant Taco John’s. It has since been used by restaurants near and far, including at Plant Matter Kitchen.

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Vegan Wedding
25 August 2016

From Toronto to Wortley Village: A New Vegan Eatery is In Town

PMK

Plant Matter Kitchen founder Glenn Whitehead and his family have long been travelling to Toronto to experience its vibrant, tasteful vegan restaurant scene. After endless weekend road trips down the 401 to enjoy vegan fare, they decided it was time to bring the vegan food scene to the London community.

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Vegan Wedding
22 August 2016

Are You Tying The Knot, Vegan Style? Let PMK Help!

PMK

Weddings are about the celebration of vows; about love, commitment, promise, and of course, the couple themselves. But, they’re also about so much more—the flowers, the decor, the venue, the party, the theme, the dresses, the tuxes, and… the menu!

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The Grandest of Openings
16 August 2016

The Grandest of Openings

PMK

During Plant Matter Kitchen’s Grand Opening on August 11th, people came hungry, hearts went home full, and lots of friends were made.

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Call The London Community
12 August 2016

Calling All Members of The London Community

PMK

While apolitical in its own philosophy, the eatery welcomes and engages the vegan community in all of its efforts, activism, and perspectives. From the radicals to the yogis, the kitchen is here cook for you, learn from you, engage in your ideas, and build lasting relationships with you...

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Slow Food is Better Food
07 August 2016

Slow Food is Better Food: Join The Movement

PMK

From their food, to the way they cook, to how they engage the community, Plant Matter Kitchen proudly adheres to the tenets of this movement by recognizing that fast food is rarely good food....

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Saving Farm Animals
02 August 2016

The Sanctuary That’s Saving Farm Animals

PMK

Despite early resistance from nearby farmers, Siobhan and Peter Poole have always remained proud of their efforts and believe wholeheartedly in their cause: “Of course we cannot save every animal, but we have made a difference to a number of individual animals, we have given them a new lease on life and an opportunity to live out their days in comfort and peace...

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