Entries by Kristen Kelly

The Green Mo’ is Growing, From B.C. to Alberta!

The Green Moustache Organic Café announces first franchise outside of British Columbia – set to open in Edmonton, Alberta this summer. The Green Moustache Organic Café Canada’s only chain of 100% organic, plant-based restaurants. The Edmonton café, owned by Eva Chipiuk, will be the company’s fourth franchise location. The Green Moustache Organic Café Edmonton, owned by Eva Chipiuk, […]

Easy Homemade Hummus in 5 Minutes

What’s not to love about hummus?  Hummus is a dip/spread that is made from chickpeas. In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea. I love hummus and eat it often since it’s so quick and easy to make. A basic chickpea hummus recipe is handy to have on hand and is so versatile. It can be […]

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Eat the Colors of a Rainbow

We believe eating nutritious organic fruits and vegetables is the best way you can invest in your health – fueling your body with a broad spectrum of antioxidants, phytonutrients (aka phytochemicals), vitamins, minerals, and fibers. Canada’s Food Guide recommends we eat seven to ten servings of fruit and vegetables a day. But those guidelines often prove […]

Holiday Classic Kale Salad

Kale is a superfood with staying power. Its healthy reputation has been a blessing to farmers –in the U.S., production has increased by 60 percent from 2007 to 2012. The hearty green flourishes in colder months and can often be found at winter markets, an opportunity to support local farmers in the off-season (1). Low […]

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Why We Should Avoid Processed Foods

WHY ARE PROCESSED FOODS SO BAD FOR YOU? Processed food is any food that undergoes an intentional change before it is consumed. Most foods undergo some type of post-production processing including cooking, freezing, chopping, fortifying and fermenting. Minimally processed foods such as frozen vegetables retain most of their inherent nutritional and physical properties and don’t […]

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Top 5 plant-based podcasts

The power of podcasts Evolving from humble beginnings in 2003, podcasting has become an unstoppable force and show no signs of slowing down. From the White House to your next-door neighbor, everyone seems to have a podcast. 42 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly. That’s five times more than the number of people who go […]

Debunking The Protein Myth

I follow a vegan diet. Essentially, this means I eat mostly plants. It seems every day I am bombarded with questions about my diet from seemingly concerned family members, friends, and even strangers. One question I get asked all the time is, “…where do you get your protein?” Conventional wisdom would like to suggest that […]

Eating for a happy brain

Do you ever find yourself feeling hazy? Do you find it harder to concentrate, forget people’s names more, or sleep lighter than you used to? It’s surprisingly very common. Cognitive functions in humans are declining at ever faster rates: Deaths due to Alzheimer’s are up 55% over the last 15 years (1) and rates of […]