DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: SUSTAINABLE

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: SUSTAINABLE

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PMK POST DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: SUSTAINABLE April 6, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen Industrial farming. Fertilizer runoff. Polluted grounds and soils.This is what sustainable, ethical, environmentally friendly farming practices are trying to combat.The documentary Sustainable is a great resource that highlights the importance of local farming and the impact the practice has on the community, land, food activism, food security, and the healthy, vibrant, and synergetic cultivation of community.THE CRISIS OF FOOD CONSUMPTIONFormer New York Times columnist Mark Bittman notes how food production and consumption are suffering a crisis:“It’s not a crisis that you wake up and see every morning. It’s at a crisis point where you have a health care crisis, where our land and water is being badly used, and [where] agriculture is the number two culprit in climate change.”There…
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#PMKVeganWarrior: ABBY MCCUAIG

#PMKVeganWarrior: ABBY MCCUAIG

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PMK POST #PMKVeganWarrior: ABBY MCCUAIG January 20, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/embed/YQGjGDEA0ho?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 Passionate. Dedicated. Advocate. A LEADER OF THE CAUSE 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. Abby wakes up at 4:00am on multiple days of the week to bear witness. Her activism gives voice to the voiceless animals on their way to slaughter, which began by her attending a vigil at Fearmans Pork Inc. with the Toronto Pig Save group. Abby says: “As soon as I saw the impact that even just being there could have, I knew I had to be out there every single opportunity I had.” Abby has adjusted her life and work…
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PMK’S MULTI-LAYERED PHILOSOPHY

PMK’S MULTI-LAYERED PHILOSOPHY

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PMK POST PMK’S MULTI-LAYERED PHILOSOPHY January 17, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen At Plant Matter Kitchen, every meal served is seasoned with multi-layered philosophy that extends beyond our kitchen.Vegan + Organic + Local + QualityBy serving local, fresh, and organic food and preparing almost everything fresh every single day, we ensure that you only get the best possible ingredients prepared with care in a healthy, fulfilling way. We serve vegan food that is top quality, cruelty free, locally sourced, 100% organic, and always plant-based.Ethical Ingredients & EmploymentOur passion to serve only the best ingredients begins well before we begin our food prep, by ensuring that every staff person at PMK is fully supported with fair and equal corporate and social employment practices, and is fully engaged—mentally and physically—in the work of…
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INTRODUCING: Plant Matter Kitchen’s #PMKVeganWarrior Campaign

INTRODUCING: Plant Matter Kitchen’s #PMKVeganWarrior Campaign

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PMK POST INTRODUCING: Plant Matter Kitchen’s #PMKVeganWarrior Campaign January 10, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen Plant Matter Kitchen loves the Vegan Warrior community!WE ARE VEGAN WARRIORSRaising awareness and changing the world through passion, dedication, and compassion... you inspire us every day!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...So, we wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU…For your early mornings.For your bravery.For your dedication.For staying strong.For standing up for the voiceless.For everything you do.For changing the world.GIVING BACK, TO VEGAN WARRIORSEvery month, we’ll take a moment to recognize one of our community’s Vegan Warriors through our new PMK VEGAN…
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Veganism + Athleticism = MAC DANZIG

Veganism + Athleticism = MAC DANZIG

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PMK POST Veganism + Athleticism = MAC DANZIG December 19, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen Mixed Martial Arts fighter.Ultimate Fighter Champion.Photographer.Father.Vegan.MAC DANZIG.THE MAKING OF MACOn 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.Mac competed as a lightweight in several MMA promotions, most notably the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He participated in and won the 6th season of The Ultimate Fighter, defeating Tom Speer. He also won Fight of the Night three times and Knockout of the Night once, along with other King of the Cage, Extreme Challenge Trials, and Gladiator Challenge…
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Vegan is Big

Vegan is Big

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PMK POST Vegan is Big December 15, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen London, Ontario is rapidly becoming a leader in the Vegan Movement. A year ago things were happening, but today, the movement is exploding.London now has:2 fully vegan restaurants: Plant Matter Kitchen and GlassrootsA vegan food truck: McVegansA soon-to-open cafe: The Ground Up Organic Cafe3 vegan bakeshops: The Boombox Bakeshop , Organic Works Bakery , and Naturally VeganA vegan cheese company: Nuts For CheeseA vegan online store and bricks & mortar store: Globally LocalA vegan online store: One Stop Vegan Shop2 vegan societies: Western Ontario Vegan Society and Fanshawe Vegan Association2 activist groups: Animal Liberation Alliance London and London Chicken Save2 local farm sanctuaries: Cedar Row and FrogHollowNot to mention the rapidly growing list of vegan-friendly options around almost every…
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Documentary Review: Forks Over Knives

Documentary Review: Forks Over Knives

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PMK POST Documentary Review: Forks Over Knives December 6, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~ Thomas Edison ~Diabetes. Hypertension. Cancers. Bone disease. Tendonitis. Fatigue.These conditions (and a host of others) can be tackled by simply eliminating animal and animal by-products from our diets. It might sound too simple to be true—but it is true!The groundbreaking documentary Forks Over Knives gives us a glimpse into the health, political, ethical, and social consequences that come with the consumption of meat and dairy.A New Way of EatingIn an era of highly concentrated sugar and fat, where people are eating foods rich in calories but poor in nutrients, Forks Over Knives shines…
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It’s National Cashew Day!

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PMK POST It’s National Cashew Day! November 23, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/embed/kzY5Gubf6as?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 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. They’re cashews, and today is their special day! Plant Matter Kitchen is celebrating with our very own Cashew Cheesecake! Cashews Come from Where!? Did you know that cashews come from the bottom of the cashew apple? They do… amazing! The cashew apple looks like a mix between a Pink Lady apple (in colour) and a red bell pepper (in shape), and is native to northeastern Brazil.They’re protected by a double shell that contains urushiol acids, which is the same…
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Veganism + Athleticism = DAVID CARTER

Veganism + Athleticism = DAVID CARTER

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PMK POST Veganism + Athleticism = DAVID CARTER November 21, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen He’s 300 pounds.He’s a NFL Defensive Lineman.He’s an animal rights advocate who breaks the mould of traditional veganism.David CarterFamously known as The 300 Pound Vegan, David Carter is a powerhouse—both in strength and in activism.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.The documentary Forks Over Knives is what did it for David. Suffering from extreme tendinitis at the time, David was intrigued by how dairy and animal fats can cause inflammation in joints, and decided it was time to rid animal and animal by-products from his diet.…
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RECAP: VEGFEST 2016!

RECAP: VEGFEST 2016!

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PMK POST RECAP: VEGFEST 2016! November 16, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen "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." COMMUNITY + COMPASSION + PLANTS = VEGFEST LONDON PMK’S PRE-PARTY On November 3rd, Plant Matter Kitchen hosted the official VEGFEST Pre-Festival Dinner Party. With music from “A Pair’s 3” setting the tone and chatter filling the eatery, guests chose from a menu of main dishes including: Lentil Lasagna with Veggies, Mild Ginger Chickpea Curry, and a Raw Zucchini Bowl with Pesto. PMK hosted nearly 1,000 guests over two dinner seatings and raised $1,200 for VEGFEST! Check out our VLOG on the evening! What It’s All About…
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