Maybe it’s because of my roots, or the fact that food, family, and friends make for such a magical combination, the topic of food always excites me.

Seriously. I love to eat it and try new recipes…..I repeat TRY new recipes!

In the last year or so, I have taken a conscious interest in food. With a desire to eat healthier, I love learning about food.

Meet Lauren Toyota, Canadian television personality turned Youtube’r of Lauren in Real Life & Hot for Food

which she co-hosts with her partner John.

I came across Lauren going down my “Healthy food rabbit hole” on youtube, and came across her channel where she shares vegan recipes that are fast and easy to put together, and of course delicious!

Lauren also strives to empower her viewers by sharing her life authentically on Lauren in Real Life.  Sharing valuable lessons she gained through her experience being a woman in the public eye, writing her book and more.

The deeper I dug, the more I fell in love with this hardworking, big-hearted women who has uniquely created a business and life she loves.

Lauren has a cookbook coming out, titled Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to feed your face You pre-order the goodness today at This bold collection of 100 vegan recipes will be released February 2018.

In this episode Lauren and I chat veganism, the many lessons she learned from mainstream media, her experience with digital media, creativity, writing her book and so much more!


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