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THE PLANT-BASED MOVEMENT

It’s no secret that the plant-based movement has gained serious momentum over the last few years. More and more people are choosing to reduce or eliminate animal products in their diet every day and as a result, a larger selection of plant-based options in restaurants and grocery stores have become available (like us). Being plant-based refers to only the diet while being vegan is more so a way of life and applied to all areas. The premise behind plant-based is eating a diet that is mainly or entirely made up of plants! Eating more real, whole plant foods is one of the best things that we can do for ourselves. It increases our intake of vitamins and nutrients, cuts down...

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Why Buy Organic?

The truth is, eating organic is the smarter and more conscious decision for both your internal health as well as the health of the planet. We have come up with 3 reasons why you should be prioritizing organic food and practices whenever you can.

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SARAH FERNANDO, ON SWAPPING KIBBLE FOR KALE

Sarah Fernando chats with Tubify about leaving a career in science to innovate the pet food industry, and why your furry friends need fresh food, too.  *Enter Sarah Fernando*, a charismatic human who’s big dreams for the pet food industry are already well underway in transforming pets’ health here in Vancouver. Sarah is the compassionate, science-backed brain behind Kafka’s Organic, a pet food company offering a minimally-processed, 100% human-grade, healthy option for pet parents to feed their beloved dogs/cats. Last week, we strolled through Gastown with a Prado coffee, chatting with Sarah about improving the world of pet food, her experience as a female founder in the pet industry, and the kindness of the Vancouver pet-owner community. Q: When did...

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CO-FOUNDER OF BLUME KAREN DANUDJAJA, ON COMMUNITY + COMBATTING IMPOSTER SYNDROME

We met Karen Danudjaja earlier this year, in 2019. She’s passionate, she’s articulate–and she’s not afraid to reach out and spark friendships with members of the community for no reason other than good ol’ genuine connection, and inspiration. From one entrepreneur to another, she shared her vision for her company, Blume: to create easy, versatile ways for people to be healthy. Serendipitously working towards the same vision ourselves at Tubify, it was pretty much a perfect match. After a series of coffee-work dates, we decided: we simply must share her story with you.  Q: Tell us about the beginning of Blume! Ella [my business partner] and I met on a camping trip, about two years ago.  We were going through...

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VEGAN PEPPERMINT PATTY COOKIES

THE HOLIDAYS AREN’T TRULY COMPLETE WITHOUT SOME HOLIDAY BAKING. It’s the one time of year when we tell ourselves that a little sugar and spice is, definitely, a little nice. At Tubify, we’ve found it’s tough to craft holiday treats that are vegan AND taste great. You too?! As a solution to that shared Vancouver-vegan struggle, we whipped up this cool vegan peppermint patty recipe which is, correct us if we’re wrong, the definition of best of both worlds. Enjoy! We prefer to indulge in our peppermint patties straight out of the freezer! INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup(172g) your favourite vegan butter substitute, softened 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 and 1/2 cups (188g) all-purpose flour...

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