Two Green Peas celebrates a whole-foods, plant-based diet with healthy but indulgent vegan recipes. I’m Jessica and my significant other (“Mr. Pea”) and I are a young professional couple living in Toronto, Canada. As the name of our blog suggests, we are two peas in a pod who love healthy (“green”) food.
We both come from families where meat and dairy were always at the center of the lunch and dinner plates and “vegan” was a foreign word that sparked images of hipsters and fake meat substitutes. After my father suffered a severe stroke two years ago I started to read everything I could about disease prevention and how to stay healthy. I discovered that overwhelmingly the most important (and easiest) things you can do for your health are to exercise and eat a whole foods plant-based diet.
I started gradually cutting meat and dairy products out of my life. I was drinking black coffee, ordering vegetarian menu items and experimenting with vegan recipes. Cooking (which used to literally scare me) became an adventure and something I could share with Mr. Pea (who was previously the main chef of our pea pod). Although skeptical at first, he was soon commenting how light he felt after our vegan meals and how vegan food could also simultaneously be just really good food. We now often spend time together in the kitchen creating vegan recipes and are excited to start sharing these recipes with you!
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