ADD FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES TO EVERY MEAL
Disclaimer: Her and her dogs received a copy of GREENS 24/7 from Jessica Nadel and Publisher The Experiment as an collaborative effort to generate awareness about Health & Nutrition. The feedback and opinions shared in this post are ours, in our words. We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. It is our choice, and a pleasure to share information about these recipe books with our followers. We know you will be inspired!
The Farmers’ Markets are back in business and summer is just around the corner! I know that may be hard to believe, especially for my fellow Canadians who experienced snow and hail a couple of weekends ago.
As a carnivore inviting a veggie friend or veggies receiving an invitation, There is no need for awkwardness when it comes to BBQs. When asked (and, my friends know this), I automatically say
GREAT! A BBQ sounds like fun. I’ll bring a salad!
Long gone are the days of boring lettuce, cucumber, and tomato salads. With something as beautiful and flavourful as this South-Western salad with tangy dressing I say “Bring on BBQ season!”
In this post, we’ll show you how to trade that hail for kale and lift your spirits while improving your overall health with some amazing vegan recipes from Jessica Nadel creator of popular blog Cupcakes and Kale.
Yes, AMAZING and VEGAN RECIPES do go together. Quite well in fact!
I have enjoyed working my way through recipes in both books: SUPERFOODS 24/7 and GREENS 24/7 and honestly, I
don’t think I could wouldn’t want to choose one over the other!
Continue reading to learn how you can win a copy Jessica’s recipe book SUPERFOODS 24/7
Although everyone benefits from the goodness of fresh, clean food, the recipes in this book may be especially beneficial to those who suffer from food allergies, intolerances, and digestive conditions.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to a fellow Canadian and vegan Jessica Nadel (also the author of GREENS 24/7).
Jessica lives in Northern Ontario with her husband Mark and their little vegan, Woodrow (soon to be big brother Woodrow). How do you get your kids to eat more fruit and vegetables? There is a whole category of BABY INSPIRED EATS to entice them.
Thank you, Jessica, for taking time out of your very busy schedule to chat with us.
ME: Have you always been vegan? If not, what inspired you to choose this lifestyle and what, do you feel are the biggest benefits?
JESS: I’ve been vegan for the past six years, and prior to that I was a vegetarian for almost two decades more. I stopped eating meat as a young girl when I made the connection between the animals that I loved and the animals on my plate. It was about compassion then, and that remains to be my motivation today.
Love for all life.
ME: Are there many vegans in Sudbury?
JESS: The vegan community has certainly grown over the past few years, and I think (and hope!) the trend continues. I believe it will, as more individuals begin to examine their choices more closely. And I also figure some amazing vegan tacos along the way can’t do anything but help them see it’s not only the compassion choice but a delicious one too!
ME: You own a special order vegan bakery, and most recently, your vegan restaurant Tucos Taco Lounge. Do you feel you have been influential in changing people’s perception of veganism? What has been the biggest challenge to overcome?
JESS: I certainly hope that we’re changing minds and perceptions with our food at Tucos and the bakery. We’re certainly feeding a lot of people, most of whom who would identify as meat eaters, and they leave with big smiles and full bellies and keep coming back. That feels amazing. Although Mark (my husband and partner at Tucos) and I have always believed it would be successful in our community, being the first vegan restaurant was definitely seen as being a risk by others, and there were skeptics for sure when we first opened our doors. But you can’t argue with flavour and good food!
Jessica and husband Mark are owners of Mexican inspired Vegan restaurant TUCOS TACOS.
ME: I love Mexican food and might have to make a special trip to Sudbury for the vegan version. Why did you select a Mexican theme?
JESS: We’d love to have you up, that would be great! We love the flavours and vibrancy in Mexican street food – such big, bold flavours on which to draw inspiration. Mexico is a special place for us, and we wanted to share that here with others.
ME: As a fellow blogger, I know how much commitment is required to keep content up to date and connect with followers. You’re a mom and multi-business owner. What motivated you to create not one but TWO beautiful recipe books? How long was the process of creating each of the books and on average, how often are you creating new dishes?
JESS: I was contacted by my publishers directly to work on a book that became Greens 24/7. It was a completely new process for me, but one that I threw myself into. From finalizing the concept to publication, it was a full year, and about the same for my second book, Superfoods 24/7. They were a tremendous amount of work, but I’m so proud of them.
In all honesty, now most of my recipe development flies under the radar of Cupcakes and Kale and is for either Tucos or the bakery. But now and then creativity strikes and I’ll come up with a new dish to share on the blog too.
ME: Congratulations Jessica on both businesses as well as your growing family. How do you manage it all AND find time to create? What inspires you?
JESS: Thank you so much! It’s definitely a find balance and one that I’m trying to figure out daily. But when you do what you love, you find there’s always time to work and create. I’m constantly inspired by Mark, who works tirelessly on Tucos and on changing our community.
Having children of our own, I’m motivated to keep working on opening minds and changing attitudes, one vegan cookie at a time.
ME: What’s next for you Jessica?
JESS: Lots actually! We’ve been hard at work on a brick and mortar for my special order bakery, and that should be opening within the next couple months. And after that, we’ve got the arrival of our next vegan chickpea who’s set to make her appearance in late September! Plenty to keep our home and our hearts full.
Click here to view THE NADEL’S BIG REVEAL (shared by soon to be big brother Woodrow). The SWEETEST ever!
See below for your chance to win a copy of SUPERFOODS 24/7 a source of inspiration for your own kitchen! I also highly recommend GREENS 24/7
The prize winner will be announced on Her and Her Dogs Facebook page next Monday, June 6th. Be sure to follow, so you don’t miss out.
About the giveaway:
Thank you again Jessica,