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VEGAN: Sacrifice or Joy?

If you’re like me, you may have started off your vegan journey thinking only of what you’re sacrificing vs what you’re gaining. It’s time to […]

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Coconut Bacon

Vegan means never having to sacrifice the flavors we used to love…even bacon. This coconut bacon is crispy, smoky, salty and perfect on sandwiches, salads, […]

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Would you send your kids cigarettes for Lunch?

Many people (and schools) are jeopardizing the long term health of their children without being aware of it. The World Health Organization has declared that […]

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Super Light and Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Lisa shares her secrets to making the lightest and fluffiest vegan pancakes as well as a gluten free option. Delicious! You’ll be wanting brunch every […]

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Why Are Vegans So Frustrating?

Have you ever been annoyed by pesky vegans sharing their message about animal cruelty, animal liberation, save the planet and so on? Well, if you’re […]

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Tofu Scramble Breakfast

I’ve taken an old family favorite, Denver omelet, and veganized it. What I love most is using dill pickles…tho black olives or artichokes also work. […]

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How do I stay healthy on the road? – Interview David Bailis

Have you ever wondered what it must be like living on the road like a musician? Well, it’s probably the same for most people who […]

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Vegan Salted Caramel Macchiato Nice Cream

If you want to hear angels singing…make and eat this amazingly delicious nice cream. It’s a dessert that can be eaten for breakfast. No guilt […]

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What happens at a Pig Vigil? Lisa Interviews Melissa Doran

We’ve seen the haunting images online: pigs crammed into trucks, thirsty, hungry, frozen, anxious and despairing. And we’ve also seen the media coverage of activists […]

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Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

This is dedicated to a friend who requested I share a video on how to make a stroganoff that replaces a traditional one with meat. […]

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On Being Holistic & Eating Animals

There’s being holistic and following certain practices to take the best care we can (of our bodies, minds, spirits etc) and then there is Wholistic, […]

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Surprise Marinated Tofu

For years, I marinated everything in surprise sauce but it had ingredients that weren’t vegan. When our family went vegan, I forgot all about using […]

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Are We The Same As Wild Animals?

When faced with the logic and ethic of veganism, there are a few illogical beliefs that surface, including “Other animals eat animals, so why shouldn’t […]

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Tahini Roasted Veggies

When Chloe of Chloes Clean Cuisine told me about using tahini to coat veggies vs oil, I knew I had to jump in and try […]

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Vegan Chick Chat Feb18 2017 Our biggest challenge going vegan

Lisa (ModernVeganFamily.com) Cathy (VeganOnTheGo.net) and Laura (DoggFood.ca) share their number one challenge going/being vegan…and it’s probably not what you think! Join them in the Chick […]

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Vegan Nutella

My hubby told me the other day…”We need to add some sin to the vlog!” Well there’s nothing more sinfully awesome (and still nut-ritious) than […]

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Interview with Laura Simonson of Dogg Canine Nutrition

Can dogs thrive on a plant based diet? That’s what Laura of Dogg Canine set out to prove and the results are in! Laura shares […]

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Breakfast Jars On the Go

So you know that breakfast is important but maybe you hate making it in the morning when you’re tired, late or grumpy? These easy breakfast […]

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Modern Vegan Family interviews Michelle Caron of Harmony Way Healing

Michelle is passionate about veganism and the health benefits of a plantbased diet. She’s created the HEART program for seniors to help them transition to […]

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Carrot Ginger Soup

Winter in Canada means deep cold snaps. Even if you don’t have that kind of cold, everyone gets chilly here and there and chilly weather […]

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Vegan Chick Chat – Feb 4, 2017 Our number 1 tip for new or struggling vegans

Join us in the Chick Chat room where we discuss the number one tip each of us would give to a new vegan or one […]

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Whatever you fear about veganism, you will see everywhere!

Most people who transition to vegan will have fears. The longer we focus on those fears, the more evidence we find that will confirm what […]

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Vegan cream cheese, sour cream and ranch dressing

This video packs a lot of flavor with three recipes in one because we begin with a cashew cream cheese that turns into sour cream […]

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Interview with Chloe Stein of Chloes Clean Cuisine

Chloe eliminates some food confusion by telling us what a ‘whole foods plant based diet is’ and steps to make the transition so it’s doable […]

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Veggie Balls with beans, millet and rice

There are so many possible combinations of beans and grains, a person could make a cookbook just on veggie balls and patties. This happens to […]

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How to find reliable information for vegans in transition

Warning! the minute you decide to go vegan, everyone you know (or barely know) will share with you all sorts of misguided information on why […]

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Vegan Cream of Celery Soup with a Protein Punch

This was my favorite soup as a child. It’s as if the flavors come fresh from the garden. I veganized this soup and took out […]

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Lisa Interviews Maddy from Breakfast At Uni

In university and vegan or want to go vegan? Maddy, who runs a cool instagram account called @breakfast_at_uni gives some tips for vegan surviving and […]

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Vegan Catalina Dressing

It was my son who introduced me to Catalina dressing on taco salad. Since I don’t buy any pre-made dressings, which have undesirable ingredients, I […]

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Easy Vegan Collard Wraps

Looking for a fast lunch or dinner that looks fancy, is super easy, includes your greens and is gluten free (if that’s important to you)? […]

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Vegan Chick Chat: How has Veganism changed our lives

Lisa from Modern Vegan Family, has a chat with fellow vegan chicks Cathy McLellan of www.veganonthego.net and Mellisa Ann Doran of AllThingsMelissaAnn on the biggest […]

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What Happens To The Animals?

There are so many questions that occur when we start to consider veganism as a lifestyle choice. One of the questions that came to my […]

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Asian Inspired Peanut Sauce

What’s a rice wrap without a great sauce? Our Modern vegan family loves this peanut coconut sauce. Simple to make and oh so delicious. This […]

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Vegan Asian Inspired RiceWraps

If you’ve ever drooled over rice wraps but then thought they were WAY too hard to make…we’ve just busted that myth. Lisa learned a super […]

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The Divided Kitchen: An Interview with Melissa Ann Doran

One of the most challenging aspects of vegan living is when a vegan lives with a non vegan, also called a Divided Kitchen. Melissa shares […]

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Protein Power Gravy

What happens when you take the ultimate comfort food and change it up from fatty to fabulous? You eat it on everything of course!! This […]

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Welcome To 2017…what will make Peace?

What will bring peace to humanity? As Pythagoras said…there will never be peace as long as we’re murdering animals. Let’s stop the war on our […]

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Vegan Egg Salad aka VEGG

Most vegans will occasionally have a craving for food from their past. One of the comfort foods Lisa craved was egg salad sandwiches, until she […]

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Poop Soup (aka Make me poop soup!)

Ever feel like your guts are in a gridlock: ie. the motor is running but traffic isn’t moving!! If you need a little help to […]

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Kale Yeah Salad with 2 dressings

We love Kale! Not only is it healthy but when you make a salad and dress it, it doesn’t wilt. Kale salad stays good for […]

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Where do you get your protein?

Every vegan has been asked this question….many, many times! We’ve all been indoctrinated to believe we need way more protein than we do. Lisa provides […]

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Tofu Croutons

I absolutely adore tofu croutons. They add a tasty bite to any buddha bowl, veggie plate, wrap, rice dish…you name it. Super easy to make, […]

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Falafel Sauce

In part two of the Falafel series, Lisa shows you her famous sauce (well…famous in her family) and how to stuff and dress your falafel […]

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Baked Falafel

Long before Modern Vegan Family had the word vegan in it, our household was crazy for falafel. Falafel is a vegan go to meal, especially […]

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Vegan Tzatziki

Tzatziki dip is a favorite in the modern vegan family household. Easy to prepare, it can be a tasty snack with pita bread or can […]

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Everything Mayonnaise

It’s awesome for vegans that we now have great mayo options from the store. Even better is that we can easily and economically make mayo […]

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Zoodles with Glory & Glowdess dressings

Zoodles are one of the easiest and tastiest ways to get your green veggie fix. These 2 versions of Glory dressing are the perfect way […]

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Modern Vegan Family Interviews Wicki Van De Veer in Hanalei Kauai

Social media is cool for connecting vegans across the world. Lisa grew a friendship with Wicki on FB, When Lisa and Joel were in Kauai, […]

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Delicious Hawaiian fruit #13 Passion Fruit

It’s hard to believe that this trip was the first time we bought passion fruit. It disguises itself easily amongst the lemons. This turned out […]

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Hawaiian Fruits #10 Dragonfruit

Also known as Pitaya, the dragonfruit comes from a cactus and has a few different exteriors and interiors. Most commonly seen on our trip, this […]

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Modern Vegan Family: Hawaiian Fruit #12 Starfruit

Often we’ve found these fruits at the farmers market priced at 4 for $1. Great value, great taste. Like many of the fruits we’ve previewed […]

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Weird Hawaiian fruits #11 Rambutan

When you see a rambutan, it makes you think of dinosaur eggs or something out of Jurassic Park. These strange little egg shaped morsels are […]

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Hawaiian fruits #9 AppleBananas

What’s so special about a banana? Well, this isn’t just any old banana. Apple bananas are one of the best things about the islands. Even […]

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Weird Hawaiian fruit #8 Eggfruit

I know I know….eggfruit doesn’t really have an appealing name. The cool thing about it is that you can use it a lot like banana. […]

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Weird Hawaiian Fruits #7 Garcinia

This little fruit had Lisa and Joel fooled. First they thought it was eggfruit. Then they thought it was Garcinia Intermedia. Now they know it’s […]

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Weird Hawaiian Fruits #6 Jackfruit

Lisa stumbled upon an organic farm stand at the farmers market that had a large ripe Jackfruit in their truck. They wouldn’t sell it to […]

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Weird Hawaiian fruits #5 Longan

Join Lisa in Kauai as she shares her favorite travel fruit….the longan. These delicious little morsels are easy to pack around and can be found […]

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Ugly Hawaiian Fruit #4 Cherimoya

Join Lisa in Kauai as she does a live taste test of Cherimoya…favorite fruit of Mark Twain (and I’m sure countless others) It may be […]

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Ugly Hawaiian Fruit #3 Rollinia Deliciosa

Join Lisa in Kauai as she gives you a live first time taste test of Rollinia deliciosa Aka biriba (a member of the custard apple […]

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Ugly Hawaiian Fruit #2 Soursop

Join Lisa in Kauai as she gives you a live first time taste test of soursop, a tangy local fruit in a weird looking skin.

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Ugly Hawaiian Fruit #1 Breadfruit

Join Lisa in Kauai as she gives you a live first time taste test of ripe Breadfruit and tips for finding delicious local fruits you […]

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Modern Vegan Family and Jeff from Old Meadows Organic Farms

Join Lisa in the produce section of Old Meadows Organic Farms with Jeff the owner. He share his fascinating story of transition from banker/investor to […]

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I Come From a Land Down Under Green Smoothie

Lisa’s inspiration for this smoothie is in ingredients that she loves eating on her travels.

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Modern Vegan Family interviews Olivia from Naked Cafe

Join Lisa in Kelowna BC as she interviews young entrepreneur Olivia from Naked Cafe. What an amazing young woman who’s making a mark with her […]

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Lisa’s Stool-Moving Smoothie

Inspired by her friend Randy’s digestive results from a very seedy granola bar, Lisa takes the same healthy ingredients and makes them into a great […]

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Modern Vegan Family interviews Shri Ananda

Join Lisa and Shri as they discuss his film Out of the Darkness and the courage to make big changes in life.

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Orange You Glad Smoothie

Lisa makes a delicious smoothie with a tasty Orange-sicle feel.  

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Betty from Saj Common Kitchen

  Join Lisa as she interviews Betty Cherkaoui from Saj Common Kitchen in Kelowna BC. This amazing culinary incubator for chefs and catering services give […]

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London Frog Latte Smoothie

  Lisa takes her favorite flavor latte, The London Fog, greens it up and turns it into a smoothie.

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Modern Vegan Family interviews Lisa from Burke Hair Lounge in Kelowna

Join Lisa as she interviews Lisa (the Vegan Lisa’s) owner of Burke Hair Lounge in Kelowna. It’s not always easy being a vegan entrepreneur and […]

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I love you from my head To-Matoes!! smoothie

Lisa makes an all veggie, all savory smoothie from veggies and bad puns. Warning: The jokes are pretty lame!  

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Joel’s Killer Smoothie

Lisa invites you into Chell’s Kitchen where she makes her husbands ‘house specialty’ smoothie that he has shared with the ladies in his office (to […]

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A visit to The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary

Lisa and her buddy Laura (from Dogg Canine Nutrition) pay a visit to Diane and all the animals at The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary in […]

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Greek Fava

Lisa went all the way to Romania to discover Greek Fava. Very simple and so delicious!  

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Better Red than Dead Smoothie

Lisa adds lots of reds into a fruit and veggie smoothie making it good for health of many body systems.

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Parsley garlic sauce on roasted veggie bowl

Bowls are the easiest and tastiest ways to eat your veggies in the most delicious way. The best part??? A tasty sauce.    

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Vegan Surf Glamping with VeganOnTheGo.net

Join Lisa in Ucluelet B.C. as she ends her day of surfing by playing in the kitchen with best pal Cathy McLellan of www.veganonthego.net. Lisa […]

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Hummus based sauce with Asian twist

Lisa shows you how to make a quick sauce for a Buddha bowl or veggie bowl. Also easy tips to make the Buddha bowl    

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Easy Hummus

Lisa shows you how to make hummus quick and easy.    

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Chello Yellow Smoothie

Lisa shares her idea for a yellow fruit smoothie with a touch of spice:  

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Vegan Makeup with Amanda Gangoso

Join Lisa after her vegan makeup consultation with the DELIGHTFUL Amanda Gangoso. Not only was Amanda natural, lovely and funny, she gives us great information […]

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Choose Chia

Once a secret super food of ancient peoples, Chia seed has become one of the best and most versatile foods in a vegan kitchen. Join […]

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