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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Veganism Is For Animals, Too!

Veganism Is For Animals, Too!

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PMK POST Veganism Is For Animals, Too! November 10, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen 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. The answer? A vegan, nutrient-rich, plant-based diet—for dogs! Kona & Banksy—The Exemplar Dogs Glenn Whitehead, cofounder of PMK, and his family have two furry-friends of their own: Kona the Golden Retriever and Banksy the rescue Boxer Beagle mixed breed.Just like everyone else in their family, Kona and Banksy only get the best of the best when it comes to food.“We treat our dogs’ diet the same way we treat our own,” says Glenn, “we don’t feed them anything…
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Veganism + Athleticism = RICH ROLL

Veganism + Athleticism = RICH ROLL

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PMK POST Veganism + Athleticism = RICH ROLL November 3, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen Ultra endurance athlete. Best selling author. Wellness evangelist. Vegan. Rich Roll embodies the coupling of veganism and athleticism like no one else. Rich’s Story 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. He wasn’t always this way, though. After suffering from drugs and alcohol abuse in his 20s, and being overweight and unhealthy in his 30s, Rich decided it was time to make a drastic life change in his 40s. He completely overhauled his lifestyle, changing the way he approached food, fitness, and his overall perspective on life. Within the first…
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Fall Harvest at PMK: Passionate About Pumpkins!

Fall Harvest at PMK: Passionate About Pumpkins!

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PMK POST Fall Harvest at PMK: Passionate About Pumpkins! October 18, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ed5rHX6yWdo?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 ‘Tis the season of fall colours, comfy scarves, hoodie sweaters, fresh autumn air,candy apples, pretty chrysanthemums, hearty veggies sprinkled with brown sugar… andpumpkins!The Healthy, Cucurbitaceae FamilyThe proverbial siblings of cucumbers and melons, pumpkins are fruits that belong tothe Cucurbitaceae family.Known more specifically as the Cucurbitaceae Pepo, pumpkins—as we more commonly knowthem—are winter squashes that:Harvest at maturityHave consumable seedsHave outer shells that aren’t typically eatenPumpkins not only have a fancy name, but they also have superb health benefitstoo!Pumpkins are rich in antioxidants—the oranger, the better!Pumpkin seeds are abundant with zinc, vitamin E & healthy oilsPumpkins benefit your vision, skin & immune system Seasonal Selections: PMK’s Fall Harvest VlogDid you know that the Triamble Pumpkin is named…
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Mangia, Mangia! Mondays are for Pasta at PMK

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PMK POST Mangia, Mangia! Mondays are for Pasta at PMK October 17, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/embed/p_b6P6WKeGk?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 Passionate vegans. Pathfinders of pure foods. Health conscious. Creative at heart andin taste.Glenn Whitehead and Melanie Wandt, business partners and co-founders of PMK, bringmuch of what they cook at home into their restaurant on a daily basis.PMK guests are served only the best food.Melanie and Glenn agree that they only serve their guests what they serve theirloved ones; if there’s anything they wouldn't serve their family, they wouldn’tserve it at Plant Matter Kitchen.Glenn, Melanie, and their team collaborate day-in and day-out, crafting new recipesand tasty concoctions sure to please their guests.Monday’s Special: Pasta!Every Monday, PMK serves up unique pasta dishes featuring different noodles, sauces,and flavours.Some of the Monday pasta features include:Butternut Squash Ravioli…
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