Camera Eats First by: Two Market Girls
By Two Market Girls
Kat and Dev from the vegan blog/YouTube channel 'Two Market Girls' discuss vegan cooking advice, their favourite food content, and behind-the-scenes of creating their own content.
Our 200th Episode
Looking back over 200 episodes of the podcast and sharing what’s to come in the future. Even though the podcast is taking a hiatus while we regroup and make it accessible, we won’t be gone forever. And you’ll still find us on our YouTube channel and blog! Some favourite episodes from over the years: What the movie Chef taught us about cooking Remixing Thanksgiving The Recipes and Chefs Who Taught Us to Love Cooking Creating Our Dream Food Truck That Time Kombucha Exploded All Over Our Podcast Our new hobby: dice stacking
April 11, 2022
Misleading Influencer Strategies
Saying the thing that no one wants to hear: there's no guaranteed growth strategy on social media. It's different for every creator, every platform, and every audience. Let's talk about some things that might help and some that might hinder.
April 04, 2022
The Magic of Food Animation in Bao and Turning Red
There's just something uniquely enticing about the way food is portrayed in animated films. The short film Bao and feature film Turning Red both feature prime examples of how good food can look when every aspect of the details are accounted for. We review Bao and the food scenes in Turning Red, which are both the work of the same production designer Rona Liu. Why the Food in Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ Looks So Good: https://www.eater.com/22991446/animating-delicious-looking-food-pixar-turning-red-interview
March 28, 2022
What Happens When a Vegan is on Survivor?
If you were stranded on a desert island, would you eat something non-vegan? That scenario is no longer hypothetical for one vegan contestant on the latest season of Survivor. Vegans in reality tv competition shows have also had to make difficult decisions on Master Chef. Would you cook meat if you were on the show? Vegan Chef Quits Romanian MasterChef After Being Ordered To Cook Meat Survivor 42 Episode 2 Recap: Vegan Discrimination
March 22, 2022
Why Are Vegan Ads Getting So Cringey?
There seems to be a trend in vegan marketing that's getting more common- cringe. After Oatly made a song, Sol Cuisine decided to make a song about cauliflower. Then THIS in the UK said hold my beer and made an ad about tricking vegans into thinking they're eating meat. What's going on?! Sol Cuisine Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAyZPS5noaQ Oatly Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HQU0MB0D5A Oatly patches: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZhWXjnoOv2/ Oatly apology?: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZtNuNTsc6j/ THIS Uk ad: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaRxhjHq7G9/
February 28, 2022
Vegan Parenting and Food Neutrality with Tory Halpin
Have you ever wondered what it's like raising vegan children? How about raising two under the age of three? Tory Halpin is doing just that! With the help of research-based parenting tips and a background in childhood development, Tory is discovering the nuances that come with having a vegan family in a mostly not vegan world. Follow Tory on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toryhalpin/ Resources mentioned: Plant-Based Juniors: https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedjuniors/ Erin Ireland: https://www.instagram.com/erinireland/ Toronto Vegan Mom: https://www.instagram.com/torontoveganmom/ The Plant-Based Baby & Toddler book: https://plantbasedjuniors.com/plant-based-baby-and-toddler/
February 21, 2022
Butter Makes Everything Better: Lessons from Julie & Julia
Some of our favourite cooking advice comes from Julia Child- butter and fearlessness in the kitchen are key! We watch the movie Julie & Julia to learn about the history of Julia Child and the lessons she passed on to Julie Powell many years later.
February 15, 2022
Oatly is in Crisis
Catching up on vegan news including another questionable marketing move from Oatly, vegan babybels and laughing cow, IKEA's 3D-printed meatballs and supporting vegan bakery Southern Roots. The stories: Vegan babybels: https://vegnews.com/2022/2/dairy-free-babybel-laughing-cow-cheese IKEA 3D printed meatballs: https://vegnews.com/2022/2/job-interviews-ikea-vegan-meatballs Southern Roots bakery: https://vegnews.com/2022/2/black-owned-vegan-bakery-southern-roots Vegan lunches at schools in NYC: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Food/nyc-launches-vegan-fridays-schools-usda-announces-nutrition/story?id=82670616 Oatly's questionable instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZhWXjnoOv2/ Oatly's misleading ads: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/jan/26/oatly-ads-banned-by-uk-watchdog-over-misleading-green-claims Zac Bird's reaction: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZizuoOjiHz/
February 07, 2022
How Are Influencers Influencing Our Food Choices?
Trigger warning: discussions of eating habits and dieting. Are influencers making us all want to eat fast food? According to one article, they are. Turns out the real problem is actually how we are framing food and the relationship we have with it. Influencers aren't innocent and neither is this article. How food influencers affect what we eat: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211206-does-seeing-food-on-social-media-make-us-eat-more Maintenance Phase: https://www.maintenancephase.com/
January 31, 2022
The Vegan Movie You Should Never Watch
We watched Simon Amstell's mockumentary Carnage so you don't have to. We'll tell you the good parts, so you don't have to sit through the triggering and graphic parts.
January 25, 2022
Pinterest's Trend Predictions for 2022
Pinterest thinks it knows what will be trendy in 2022, so we're exploring the list. From bedazzled food to gothic aesthetics, we might be in for another wild year! Pinterest Trend Predictions 2022: https://newsroom.pinterest.com/en/post/pinterest-predicts-the-trends-to-watch-for-2022
January 17, 2022
What Not To Do For Veganuary
Vegnuary is all about going vegan for the month of January, but what happens after that? Instead of going all in for 31 days, we're proposing a more sustainable approach to going vegan that's all about making small, long-term changes that aren't overwhelming or intimidating. Vegan recipe creators to follow: The Viet Vegan: https://thevietvegan.com/ Okonomi Kitchen: https://okonomikitchen.com/ Ally Lazare: https://allylazare.com/ Nora Cooks: https://www.noracooks.com/ Hot for Food: https://www.hotforfoodblog.com/ The Korean Vegan: https://thekoreanvegan.com/
January 10, 2022
Our Favourite Things of 2021
We're wrapping up the year with our favourite recipes, videos, podcasts, and things that brought us joy. We'll be back in January for another year of food, cooking, and fun!
December 13, 2021
What's happening to food on TikTok?
What does a food video need to do well on TikTok? Turns out it's a combination of creativity, authenticity and appearing perfectly amateur. Inspired by Dan Pashman on The Sporkful and his quest to understand food videos on TikTok. The Sporkful: pod.link/350709629
December 06, 2021
Okja's Commentary on Factory Farming
We're reviewing the heartbreaking movie Okja and what it says about the farming industry, consumerism, and people's perceptions of animals.
November 30, 2021
A Gift Guide for Foodies
From DIY meal kits, to artisanal chocolates and many treats in between, we're going through our lists of gift ideas for all the foodies in your life and sharing some small businesses to help support along the way. Businesses/Brands mentioned: VdeV Ye11ow Studio Wabanaki Maple Syrup Framebridge Hedley and Bennett Club Backdrops Grounds and Hounds Indie Coffee Roasters Lake and Oak Tea Co. ChocoSol Traders Vaka Craft Chocolate Watercolours by Carly Natura Soy Candles
November 22, 2021
What's Marketing Got To Do With Our Food?
Which came first, the marketing or the product? The answer might not be as clear cut as you'd expect. Marketing is in just about everything, especially our food, but it doesn't have to be feared by consumers... most of the time.
November 15, 2021
What Denny's should add to their vegan menu
Denny's seems to be vaguely hinting at some plant-based menu plans... We're catching up on the latest vegan news including Starbucks holiday drinks, vegan chocolate and nutella, more vegan chicken and Burger King's plans to dominate. https://vegnews.com/2021/11/starbucks-sugar-cookie-vegan-holiday-drink https://vegnews.com/2021/11/eric-adams-new-york-city-vegan-mayor https://vegnews.com/2021/11/popeyes-vegan-chicken-burger-uk https://vegnews.com/2021/11/dennys-vegan-breakfast-options https://vegnews.com/2021/10/lindt-vegan-chocolate-bar https://vegnews.com/2021/10/stranger-things-noah-schnapp-vegan-nutella https://vegnews.com/2021/10/panda-express-expands-beyond-orange-chicken https://vegnews.com/2021/10/burger-king-in-spain-meatless
November 08, 2021
What do people really think about vegans?
As we considered common perceptions people have about vegans, we ended up examining our choices as vegans and what they mean for being imperfect vegans who hang out in the 'grey' area.
November 01, 2021
What Happens When We Become Too Obsessed with Stuff?
In honour of spooky season, we're reviewing Larry Cohen's The Stuff. What did we learn? The scariest thing we should all fear is...consumerism!
October 25, 2021
Changing Our YouTube Videos After 5 Years
A few months ago, we made the first changes to our YouTube content and schedule since we started our channel five years ago. We're taking some time to talk about how those changes are going and what adjustments might be still to come.
October 18, 2021
What's the difference between a celebrity and an influencer?
This is not a riddle, these days it's a genuine question. As influencers continue to rise in popularity and impact, the reasons why they're treated differently than "traditional" Hollywood celebrities, become less convincing.
October 12, 2021
We're taking everyone's favourite flavours from Thanksgiving and remixing them in some fun new ways. Would you try a Thanksgiving brunch?
October 05, 2021
The Recipes and Chefs Who Taught Us To Love Food
We look back on the influential and inspiration recipes, cookbooks, chefs, and foodies who taught us how to cook and appreciate good food. Inspired by this article: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/02/13/serial-monogamy
September 27, 2021
How Much Is Instagram Hurting Our Mental Health?
After new research was released about the impact of Instagram on the mental health of teenage girls, we're asking what needs to be done to protect ourselves and others from the influence of social media in general. Content warning: suicide, body image, anxiety, and depression are discussed in this episode. Articles: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/18/facebook-instagram-zuckerberg-teenagers https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/15/the-fda-should-regulate-instagrams-algorithm-as-a-drug/amp/
September 20, 2021
Vegan Chicken Is Finally Taking Over
So many vegan chicken products are taking over the news and we're here for it! There's also McDonald's debut of their McPlant and Hershey's accidental early preview of their oat milk vegan chocolate. News: https://vegnews.com/2021/9/hersheys-vegan-oat-milk-chocolate-bar https://vegnews.com/2021/9/mcdonald-s-vegan-mcplant-burger-uk https://vegnews.com/2021/9/trader-joes-new-vegan-products https://vegnews.com/2021/9/impossible-foods-vegan-chicken-nuggets https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2021/09/07/2292572/35629/en/Pizza-Nova-adds-Field-Roast-Plant-Based-Chicken-to-the-Menu.html https://vegnews.com/2021/9/new-vegan-chicken-helps-omnivores https://vegnews.com/2021/9/vegan-chicken-nuggets-school-lunch
September 13, 2021
They're Putting Cow DNA in Vegan Ice Cream?!
Is using cow DNA to make vegan ice cream, still considered vegan? A new milk protein product made possible with the help of cow DNA has hit the market and we're wondering why. The article: https://www.popsci.com/environment/vegan-milk-ice-cream-tastes-real/
September 06, 2021
Iconic Food Trends Through the Years
We've talked about how strange the food trends are these days, but what about food trends in the past? In the 60s or 70s? Turns out there's always been some questionable food choices, but also some excellent innovations. Reference material: https://www.insider.com/most-popular-food-trend-each-year-2018-9 https://www.foodandwine.com/news/40-biggest-food-trends https://www.foodtimeline.org/
August 30, 2021
Chocolat and Feminism
We're reviewing the film Chocolat and even though it leaves you wanting so much chocolate, it's actually the strong female characters that make it one of our favourite food themed movies.
August 16, 2021
Creating Our Dream Food Truck
Time for some in-depth daydreaming as we plan out the concept for our own vegan food truck.
August 09, 2021
What Makes You Watch a YouTube Video?
Why do you watch the videos you do? Inspired by an episode of the Colin and Samir show, we discuss the differences between 'idea' based creators and 'relationship' based creators, and what that looks like across platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Colin and Samir Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy0cKyWL2J8
August 02, 2021
What Vegan Foods Do Non-Vegans Like?
We ask our non-vegan families what vegan meals or foods are their favourites to help us determine what options make good starting points for people who are looking to add some vegan meals into their life.
July 26, 2021
Should You Go Vegan for Love?
Spoiler alert: a relationship won't be better or worse because of veganism. We unpack an article about a woman who tried to go vegan for a guy she liked and ended up not liking veganism and the guy very much. https://www.bonappetit.com/story/i-went-vegan-for-love
July 19, 2021
Is Lab Grown Meat the Future?
Lab grown meat might be paraded as the answer to the planet's future, but is it really? We discuss how the growth of lab grown meats could impact vegans, non-vegans, and the environment.
July 12, 2021
Can you be vegan, but eat cheese socially?
Exploring what it really means to be vegan, why these labels don't really matter, and how the future of veganism will probably include mostly imperfect vegans. Based on this tweet: https://twitter.com/ginnyhogan_/status/1409947233336889344
July 05, 2021
A Battle Between the Art of Cooking and Business of a Restaurant
We're watching the movie Big Night and discussing the friction that can happen when business decisions clash with the art and expression of the food being cooked by the chef in a restaurant.
June 28, 2021
The Nuggs Collab Gone Wrong
We're catching up on some vegan news, including the recent story of how vegan influencer Derrick Downey Jr. was unfairly compensated for his work for vegan chick'n brand Nuggs. The news: Kite Hill's New Queso: https://vegnews.com/2021/6/kite-hill-vegan-queso Maine Bans Cosmetic Testing on Animals: https://vegnews.com/2021/6/maine-to-ban-sales-of-cosmetics-tested-on-animals NBA Player Launches Vegan Cooking Show: https://vegnews.com/2021/5/deandre-jordan-vegan-cooking-show LA's All Vegan Sports Bar: https://vegnews.com/2021/6/la-vegan-sports-bar-put-me-in-coach Rebellyous Vegan Chick'n Expands: https://vegnews.com/2021/6/safeway-rebellyous-foods-vegan-chicken-nuggets Derrick Downey Jr.'s Battle with Nuggs: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQOQJqjF2LX/
June 21, 2021
Is ice cream a dessert?
Diving into the dessert discourse and if that’s not already a thing, we’re making it a thing. We’re ranking all the types of desserts from best to worst and rethinking our relationships with ice cream and chocolate.
June 14, 2021
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Do you think pineapple belongs on pizza? If you had to give up either bagels or donuts, which would you choose? This episode is a buffet of food questions and debates. Kat is reminded of a food she’s loved but been missing too long, and Dev’s veganism is challenged.
June 07, 2021
Guy Fieri's Food Network Takeover and the Future of Cable Food TV
Guy Fieri's recently announced $80 million Food Network deal got us thinking about the machine that this cable food channel has become. We consider their history, how they got where they are today with their various shows, and what they should consider for the future.
May 31, 2021
Is the Instant Pot Overrated? Kitchen Appliance Must-Haves
Of all the appliances and gadgets that can be found in a kitchen, which ones could you not live without? We're sharing our favourites, our dream appliances, and the ones we just don't need.
May 17, 2021
Samin Nosrat Helps Us All Be Better Home Cooks
It's part two of our Salt Fat Acid Heat review, where we learn about how to master the use acid and heat in our cooking. Samin Nosrat leaves us with her joyful philosophy around home cooking and how sharing this experience with others is what makes food so special.
May 10, 2021
The Evolution of Food TV
Taking a look back at the beginnings of food TV and how it has progressed over the years. You'd be surprised how much from the early days still shines through in the times of social media and food entertainment. Learn more about the history: https://gastropod.com/tv-dinners/
May 03, 2021
One Million Pounds of Vegan Fried Chicken
We're talking trending vegan news including Globally Local's big move to the stock market, Atlas Monroe's vegan fried chicken takeover, and what the heck is a 'handwich'?! News: Globally Local goes public https://vegnews.com/2021/4/globally-local-vegan-chain-to-go-public Dunkin’ Donuts unleashed https://vegnews.com/2021/4/dunkin-41-vegan-doughnuts-belgium Vegan cooking show wins awards https://vegnews.com/2021/4/amazons-new-day-new-chef-wins-awards One million pounds of vegan fried chicken https://vegnews.com/2021/4/atlas-monroe-shark-tank-vegan-fried-chicken Jamba breakfast handwich https://vegnews.com/2021/4/jamba-plant-based-breakfast-sandwich-nationwide
April 19, 2021
Foods We Need Veganized
Even though we're very fortunate to have lots of vegan and accidentally vegan foods available, there are still some that we're dreaming of. Warning this episode may make you hungry or very nostalgic.
April 12, 2021
Accidentally Vegan Foods You Need to Know About
Did you know Ritz crackers are vegan? We're listing some of our favourite accidentally vegan foods, aka our favourite treasures to come across in the grocery store. Disclaimer: we are only referencing Canadian/Ontario products, so make sure to double check the labels wherever you are shopping.
April 05, 2021
Fundamentals of Flavour with Samin Nosrat
We're reviewing the first two episodes of the series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat featuring Samin Nosrat and learning all about the magical ways salt and fat bring flavour to our foods. If you've ever wanted to learn how to level up your cooking at home, this is the place to start. Samin's podcast: https://homecooking.show/
March 29, 2021
Dangerous Diet Culture and Social Media
After seeing some potentially harmful takes on a new TikTok food trend, we got talking about all the ways social media and the amount of information about food and eating habits is out there. It's not always bad, but there's not doubt we are constantly seeing it and knowingly or unknowingly being influenced by it. Content warning: diet culture, weight discussions
March 22, 2021
Dedicated to the Women Who Inspire Us
In honour of International Women's Day, we're celebrating some of the many women who have inspired us in all aspects of life from creativity to body positivity. Follow them: Vivian Kaye: https://www.instagram.com/itsviviankaye/ Christina Tosi: https://www.instagram.com/christinatosi/ Lisa Le: https://www.instagram.com/thevietvegan/ Lisa Kitahara: https://www.instagram.com/okonomikitchen/ Afia Amoako: https://www.instagram.com/thecanadianafrican/ Andrea Frenke: https://www.instagram.com/torontoveganfitmom/ Lauren McPhillips: https://www.instagram.com/thisrenegadelove/ Sarah Nicole Landry: https://www.instagram.com/thebirdspapaya/ Becki Peckham: https://www.instagram.com/beckiandchris/ Nadiya Hussain: https://www.instagram.com/nadiyajhussain/
March 08, 2021
There's a New KitKat in Town
This week in vegan news McDonald's is going to veganize their menu with Beyond Meat, a vegan KitKat chocolate bar is in the works, Danone acquires Follow Your Heart, more Ben & Jerry's flavours and Oatly is making Kat angry again. Ben & Jerry's new flavours: https://vegnews.com/2021/2/ben-and-jerry-svegan-tonight-dough-ice-cream Beyond Meat and McDonald's: https://vegnews.com/2021/2/mcdonalds-beyond-meat-sign-3-year-deal-to-launch-plant-based-options Vegan KitKat: https://plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/food/nestle-confirms-launch-vegan-kitkat-chocolate/ Follow Your Heart acquired: https://vegnews.com/2021/2/danone-plant-based-follow-your-heart-acquisition Oatly's terrible ad: https://plantbasednews.org/opinion/opinion-piece/oatly-killing-competition-with-tv-campaigns-men-and-milk/
March 01, 2021
What Chef Taught Us About Cooking and Creativity
We're discussing the movie Chef and the passion behind making it. We break down the whole film and how it reflects the struggles of being a professional chef while still maintaining the creativity and love for the art of cooking. Disclaimer: there will be spoilers and there is some not so vegan friendly content in this film.
February 22, 2021
False Food Expectations from Instagram
As we analyze recent food trends on social media, we discuss how our perceptions and expectations of food are altered by what we see on Instagram or TikTok.
February 15, 2021
Making Content for Every Platform
What goes into posting content on all the different social media platforms? A lot. And not just from a production stand point. It's also about pleasing the platform's personality. We discuss what varies between each app and how our approach to the content changes.
February 08, 2021
How to Grow Your Blog in 2021
Spoiler alert: the answer is Pinterest. It is the biggest source of traffic to our blog and it's all thanks to specific strategies that we've implemented. Kat shares the secrets she's learned that have increased our blog views faster than anything else. The course: https://blogclarity.thinkific.com/courses/pinningperfect The trends: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/ How to add pin descriptions to blog images: data-pin-description="PIN DESCRIPTION GOES HERE"
February 01, 2021
When Productivity Feels Impossible
Has January felt five years long to everyone else? We're navigating the ups and downs of our productivity these days, so we discuss how we get motivated when we're feeling unproductive and why we wish the perceptions around productivity would change.
January 25, 2021
Weird Food Trends We Love and Hate
Have you seen the new tortilla wrap hack taking over the internet? Katherine has some passionate thoughts about it, so we discuss that and more food trends from 2020. We also talk about what trends may be in store for 2021. TikTok Food Trends: https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/the-year-on-tiktok-top-100 Trends for 2021: https://www.delish.com/food/a35036824/food-trends-2021/ Vegan Food Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theveganfoodclub/
January 18, 2021
Creative Outlets and Rethinking Productivity
No matter what's happening, we know we gotta keep creative to keep ourselves feeling okay. Along with that, comes learning that taking time to feel your feelings or slow down is also productive and that down time matters. No new year resolutions here, just figuring out what to focus on!
January 11, 2021
Thank You for Helping Us Through 2020
Turns out TMG was a big part of helping us through this disorienting year. We talk about how we found comfort in figuring out how to do our content apart and how we hope to see it grow in 2021. And we couldn't end the year with a little more vegan news, including donuts, pizza, boy bands, and vending machines? News: Krispy Kreme Vegan Donut: https://vegnews.com/2020/12/krispy-kreme-launches-first-vegan-doughnut-in-uk Domino's UK Vegan Meat Pizza: https://vegnews.com/2020/12/domino-s-uk-to-launch-its-first-vegan-meat-topped-pizza Beyond Meat's Boy Band: https://vegnews.com/2020/12/vegan-nba-stars-javale-mcgee-chris-paul-and-deandre-jordan-have-started-a-beyond-meat-themed-boy-band Vegas Vegan Vending Machine: https://plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/food/vegan-vending-machine-coming-to-las-vegas/
December 21, 2020
What's on Our Food Bucket Lists?
Do you have a list of foods or recipes you want to try? We've been putting some lists together and we're sharing what recipes we want to try first!
December 14, 2020
Knowing Your Worth As A Creator
How do you figure out how much you should be charging a brand when you partner with them on content? Are you charging what you're worth or shying away because of doubts? It's a struggle that almost every content creator feels because this whole industry is still so new, but we're giving some insights into how we decide what to charge and what our work is worth.
December 07, 2020
Why is there a long story before the recipe?
Addressing the classic complaint "why is there a whole story before the recipe? I just want the recipe, not your life story". We explain how much work goes into one recipe post and why creators wish for kindness when it comes to complaints like this on something that is already free.
November 30, 2020
How to Handle Another Lockdown
With another lockdown upon us, we're sharing the routines, advice, and coping methods we're trying to help things feel a little better. News: A Whole Bird Vegan Turkey: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/you-can-now-order-a-whole-bird-vegan-turkey-for-thanksgiving Joaquin Phoenix Praises Toronto Mac n Cheese: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/joaquin-phoenix-visits-toronto-vegan-restaurant-just-to-compliment-its-food Healthier Beyond Burgers: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/beyond-meat-launches-two-new-versions-of-beyond-burger Cover Girl's Vegan Mascara: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/cover-girl-launches-its-first-vegan-mascara-at-target
November 23, 2020
The McPlant is Here...The McWhat Now?
Catching up on all the latest vegan news including McDonald's new McPlant initiative, Beyond Meat at Pizza Hut, Chef Roy Choi teams up with Field Roast and more! News: The McPlant: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/mcdonald-s-to-launch-plant-based-burger-in-2021-through-new-mcplant-platform Beyond Meat at Pizza Hut: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/pizza-hut-debuts-beyond-meat-topped-pizzas-nationwide Roy Choi and Field Roast: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/culinary-icon-roy-choi-partners-with-field-roast-to-promote-vegan-meat-to-chefs Vegan Cookies at Subway: https://plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/food/subway-launches-vegan-cookie/ Thanksgiving Helpline: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/there-s-now-a-thanksgiving-helpline-for-new-vegans White Castle's Vegan Stuffing: https://vegnews.com/2020/11/white-castle-releases-vegan-stuffing-recipe-made-with-impossible-sliders-for-thanksgiving
November 16, 2020
DIY Sprinkles? Our Latest Cooking Experiments
We're sharing the latest cooking and baking experiments we've been trying in the kitchen. Everything from DIY sprinkles, to vegan egg yolk, and even some failed meatballs turned to a success.
November 09, 2020
What to say about #WorldVeganDay
Veganism has come a long way and has a long way to go. In honour of #WorldVeganDay, we're discussing the highs and lows of what it means to be vegan these days.
November 02, 2020
Food Styling That Stops The Scroll
When it comes to food styling that stops the scroll, it’s all about the story. A story told so seamlessly that you hardly realize why it’s drawing you in but you just want to know more. Sounds poetic and all, but how do you actually style food so that it has that affect on people? We’re discussing some technical setups and beginner tips to get anyone started. Pumpkin Spice Ebook: https://twomarketgirls.com/product/pumpkin-spice/ Video about styling food: https://youtu.be/dnu2ZVjVRXo The Bite Shot: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsM3clfP0vfMFlnf2tde41A Bea Lubas: https://www.instagram.com/bealubas/?hl=en Murielle Banackissa: https://www.instagram.com/muriellebanackissa/?hl=en
October 26, 2020
The Top 100 Vegan Products Ever?!
We're debating a list of the top 100 vegan products ever because some things are definitely in the wrong order. The list: https://vegnews.com/2020/10/the-100-best-vegan-products-of-all-time In the news: Vegan Boursin and Babybels: https://vegnews.com/2020/10/dairy-brand-boursin-launches-vegan-cream-cheese Krogers 50 New Vegan Products: https://vegnews.com/2020/10/kroger-launches-50-new-vegan-products-including-its-own-chicken-cheese-and-oat-milk-ice-cream Zero Egg: https://vegnews.com/2020/10/new-vegan-egg-launches-in-the-us
October 19, 2020
Using Hypnotherapy To Turn Non-Vegan Partner Vegan?
Would you consider using hypnotherapy if your non-vegan partner refused to eat vegan food? One woman is willing to pay $1000 to try and we are fascinated and confused. So many questions. Get our Pumpkin theme e-cookbook: https://twomarketgirls.com/product/pumpkin-spice/ The story: https://veganliftz.com/hypnotist-needed-to-help-remove-mans-fear/
October 12, 2020
What To Do When Your Creativity Runs Dry
When the weight of the world takes a toll on your creativity, what do you do? As we navigate this ongoing pandemic, we still have our creative successes (hello new pumpkin ebook!), but we're also facing some lack of motivation. We're discussing how to make peace with that struggle and hopefully move past it. Plant-Based Pumpkin Cookbook: https://twomarketgirls.com/product/pumpkin-spice/ In the News: Sol Cuisine’s Thanksgiving Roast) https://vegnews.com/2020/10/a-new-vegan-roast-is-launching-in-canada-this-thanksgiving President’s Choice Plant-Based Products https://www.presidentschoice.ca/new?tab=plant-based Naked “Without the Oink” Bacon https://vegnews.com/2020/9/ireland-s-leading-sausage-company-is-now-making-vegan-bacon Applewood Cheese https://vegnews.com/2020/9/uk-s-top-dairy-cheese-company-now-gets-20-percent-of-its-sales-from-vegan-cheese Toppers Pizza https://vegworldmag.com/toppers-pizza-rolls-out-vegan-menu-across-all-locations-on-october-5/ Starbucks and Miyokos https://vegnews.com/2020/9/starbucks-is-now-testing-vegan-miyoko-s-cream-cheese
October 05, 2020
No Fear, Christina Tosi Baking is Here
Baking has never been as fun or approachable as when Christina Tosi talks about it. She loves the nerdy science side of it just as much as she loves using those basic ingredients we all know from our childhoods. She inspires the heck out of us and we're sharing all the lessons we've learned from her. Remember- baking and food is a form of creativity and there is plenty of fun to be had. Be sure to check out Christina on the new season of The Chef Show, which we reference throughout this episode.
September 28, 2020
Overrated Vegan Foods
We're calling out all the vegan foods, recipes, and ingredients that we feel are just overrated. They're commonly hyped up and associated with vegan eating, but we just don't get it. That's right, we're looking at you oat milk...and nutritional yeast...and banana nice cream....and smoothie bowls.
September 14, 2020
To Reel or Not to Reel (Keeping Up with Instagram)
We're talking about Instagram's new Reel feature and how to use it since Instagram is practically forcing us to... We also follow up on an open letter responding to Lightlife's 'clean break' campaign and Miley Cyrus' recent announcement that she's no longer vegan for nutritional reasons. Planterra's Response Letter: https://vegnews.com/2020/9/plant-based-company-planterra-defends-beyond-meat-impossible-foods-after-lightlife-s-open-letter Miley Cyrus No Longer Vegan: https://www.plantbasednews.org/news/joe-rogan-the-antithesis-of-veganism Dr. Pamela Fergusson: https://www.instagram.com/drpamela.rd/
September 07, 2020
When Vegan Companies Attack (Lightlife vs Beyond and Impossible)
What do you do when a company you want to support makes an ugly move? Lightlife launched a campaign for their new 'clean' burger that spends most of its time attacking Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Oatly received investment funding from a firm that contributes to the global housing crisis. Two very different situations are making our conscious consumer reflexes kick in. Lightlife campaign: https://lightlife.com/cleanbreak/ Beyond Meat's response: https://vegconomist.com/companies-and-portraits/burger-wars-beyond-meat-and-impossible-foods-fight-back-read-their-official-rebuttals-to-lightlife/ Impossible Food's response: https://medium.com/impossible-foods/setting-the-record-straight-an-open-letter-to-lightlife-in-response-to-its-false-claims-about-8e7193e9847b Oatly and Blackstone: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/26/blackstone-group-accused-global-housing-crisis-un
August 31, 2020
How soon is too soon for PSL season?
Would you drink a pumpkin spice latte in August? At what point is it okay for seasonal foods to defy the boundaries of their seasons? We're discussing a brief history of the PSL and the timelines of seasonal food items. In the News: Ben and Jerry's Unfudge Our Future: https://vegnews.com/2020/8/ben-and-jerry-s-launches-vegan-un-fudge-our-future-flavor-to-fight-climate-crisis-in-australia A New Vegan Salami: https://vegnews.com/2020/8/bay-area-startup-launches-smoked-vegan-salami 35 Vegan Cheese Made of Cauliflower: https://vegnews.com/2020/8/startup-develops-35-types-of-vegan-cheese-will-launch-first-three-in-november Nestle's Vegan Tuna: https://vegnews.com/2020/8/nestle-launches-vegan-tuna
August 24, 2020
It's Okay to Not Be Completely Vegan
After vegan YouTuber Maddie Lymburner announced she's now incorporating limited amounts of animal products back into her diet for health reasons, we saw the backlash from the vegan community. We want to advocate for a more inclusive vegan community that isn't built on perfection.
August 17, 2020
KFC's Vegan Chicken - Everything You Need to Know
In anticipating of KFC launching a vegan chicken sandwich and popcorn chicken across Canada, we're recapping all of their previous vegan chicken launches and why we think this one will be successful.
August 10, 2020
When the Recipe is a Failure
No one is perfect in the kitchen. Sometimes the recipes just go all wrong and you just want to lay on the couch eating chips, to never cook again. We've been there, but we've also gotten past the failures and learned from them. Cooking and baking are just like any other creative process- they've got ups and downs! In the news: A Vegan Costo: https://vegnews.com/2020/8/these-are-the-first-products-you-can-buy-in-bulk-at-vegan-costco The Bacon Burger: https://thebeet.com/sweet-earth-has-launched-the-first-totally-vegan-bacon-burger Vegan Fried Chicken in Brighton: https://www.totallyveganbuzz.com/news/brighton-kfc-vegan-chicken-really-happy-chicken Vegan Condensed Milk: https://www.livekindly.co/nestle-condensed-vegan-oat-milk/
August 03, 2020
Sharing How We Film and Photograph Recipes
After making a video about the behind-the-scenes of filming and photographing a recipe, we talk more about that process, what lessons we want to share to help others create food content, and how we want to incorporate more videos about our process into our channel. Our video: https://youtu.be/dnu2ZVjVRXo Murielle's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW2uzu96-sY
July 27, 2020
How to Make Money from Your Blog in 2020
Turning your blog or YouTube channel into a source of income is every creator's dream, right? So where do you start and how do you work towards a sustainable income? We're sharing 5 ways any creator can monetize their platform and what it takes to do it.
July 20, 2020
What Would Chad Do? (Time to Stop Doubting Ourselves)
Ever underpaid yourself because you doubt your abilities? Inspired by Vivian Kaye's "What Would Chat Do?" mindset, we're discussing the fight to feel empowered as women to be as bold and confident as men are in similar situations. Whether it's in work, finances, or just speaking up for yourself, it's time to stop the self-limiting thoughts! Vivian's video about Chad (@itsviviankaye): https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCeWS6CF9w9/
July 13, 2020
How to Start and Maintain a Blog in 2020
Four years into our blog and we're sharing all our advice for anyone who's interested in starting their own. Everything from considering your voice and the unique perspective you can bring, to social media and strategy, and even a little tech advice too. Just remember, blogs are still valuable.
July 06, 2020
Trending Vegan News ft. The Latest Vegan Steak
We're catching up on the latest news from the vegan world including a new steak product launch, a twelve year-old vegan chef's new cookbook, and Canada's investment into plant-based food. Articles: https://vegnews.com/2020/6/california-court-sides-with-miyoko-s-allowing-free-speech-lawsuit-against-the-state-s-food-and-agriculture-department-to-go-forward https://vegnews.com/2020/6/12-year-old-vegan-chef-omari-mcqueen-to-release-first-cookbook https://vegnews.com/2020/6/whole-cuts-of-vegan-steak-secretly-launch-at-colorado-restaurant https://vegnews.com/2020/6/slutty-vegan-owner-pinky-cole-to-send-rayshard-brooks-four-kids-to-college https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/mcdonald-s-beyond-meat-plant-based-burger-trial-p-l-t-1.5625342 https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/on/ottawa/an-investment-of-almost-dollar100-million-will-go-to-plant-based-food-says-trudeau
June 29, 2020
The Secret to Better Food Photography - Cheap Backdrops
We're sharing the affordable and camera-friendly backdrops we've created ourselves over the years and explaining how the different types of backdrops you choose for your photos affect the end result. The Bite Shot backdrop tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eiipb1EuyVg Where we bought our one expensive backdrop: https://www.bessiebakesbackdrops.com/collections/two-loves-studio-tile-replica-collection/products/copy-of-moroccan-tile-replica-photography-backdrop-2-ft-x-3ft-board-3-mm-thick-lightweight-moisture-stain-resistant
June 22, 2020
How We'll Use Our Platform Responsibly for Social Activism
As we continue to learn about being better advocates for anti-racism, we're addressing how we'll be implementing changes to Two Market Girls and our personal lives. We need to keep this momentum going so that we can bring about permanent changes that are long overdue. An Anti-Racism Guide for People Not on Social Media https://www.canva.com/design/DAD_G2jDVls/0mqezmSVZnsEFOq1M5K76A/view Ben & Jerry's Statement on the Black Lives Matter movement https://www.benjerry.com/about-us/media-center/dismantle-white-supremacy
June 15, 2020
What We're Learning and Listening to for Anti-Racism
These are the content creators, podcasts, movies, tv shows, books, and voices we are consuming right now to better educate ourselves on eradicating racial injustices and becoming better allies on a daily basis. Everything we mentioned in this episode is linked here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eBeC7jSIOj4KvgiPX-o1dxrTrI7NBI9KFc9Ynh1U8-0/edit?usp=sharing
June 08, 2020
We need to do better
In support of #BlackLivesMatter, we are taking this time to better educate ourselves on how to help and we encourage you to do the same. Here's where we're starting and we encourage you to send us any resources you have found helpful. Ways You Can Help https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Public Address On Revolution: Revolution Now | Rachel Cargle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leBPMyQ60HM Here's How White People Can Support The Fight Against Police Brutality https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicaprobus/resources-for-white-allies-fighting-racism How to make a difference at home https://www.instagram.com/p/CA1IDZPJso4/?hl=en Black People Need Stronger White Allies — Here’s How You Can Be One https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9841649/allyship-ahmaud-arbery-george-floyd The Pandemic Of Black Trauma Will Never End https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/2020/05/9844049/regis-korchinski-paquet-pandemic-black-trauma How Monique Melton Is Helping You Be An Anti-Racist https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2020/05/30/how-monique-melton-is-helping-you-be-an-anti-racist Monique Melton https://www.moniquemelton.com/ Anti-racism resources for white people bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES 5 Ways to Take Action https://www.instagram.com/p/CAx4-8GpHvK/ Causes to Donate to and Support in Toronto https://www.instagram.com/p/CA1VfK1gBlX/ A Guide to White Privilege https://www.instagram.com/p/B9DfahhBChU/
June 01, 2020
How We're Running Our YouTube Channel During the Pandemic
We run a YouTube channel together where Kat cooks and Dev films the process, but now it's been eleven weeks since we've seen each other. We've kept up our videos and recipes, but with some changes and challenges. We're sharing all the details of how we're running our YouTube channel when we can't be together during the pandemic. News: Trader Joe's Vegan Turkey Patties: https://vegnews.com/2020/5/trader-joe-s-launches-vegan-turkey-burgers World's First Vegan Spam: https://vegnews.com/2020/5/hong-kong-brand-unveils-world-s-first-vegan-spam Vegan Drumstick Ice Cream Cones: https://vegnews.com/2020/3/nestle-debuts-vegan-drumstick-ice-cream-cones-in-canada
May 25, 2020
We Made Cookies For You!
So far our pandemic diaries have been fairly mundane recaps of life in isolation, but this time we got to discuss something exciting we completed while staying home- a vegan cookie ebook! We put together a free digital cookbook with vegan cookies to help you get through this weird time. We talk about our excitement releasing it and what future ebooks we want to make. Sign up for our newsletter to get a copy: https://wordpress.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=326e2b0e7c8d8d65058e10719&id=afc21fd9c8 Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls
May 18, 2020
Dear Pandemic Diary...
What is a week anyways? Time may be escaping us, but we're still maintaining mostly healthy habits. Kat's making epic sushi dinners and Dev has rekindled her love of animal crackers... News: Beyond Meat Slashing Prices: https://vegnews.com/2020/5/as-meat-prices-rise-amid-historic-shortage-beyond-meat-set-to-slash-its-prices-to-fill-void Vegan Chef's Plant-Based Cooking for Kids: https://vegnews.com/2020/5/acclaimed-vegan-chef-launches-free-plant-based-cooking-series-for-kids Daiya Ice Cream spotting: https://www.facebook.com/torontoveg/photos/a.10150239117204675/10158380940214675/?type=3&theater
May 11, 2020
No, really. We're fiiineee. Okay, we may be a bit tired and emotionally drained, but we still have lots to be thankful for. And we're still filling this new 'normal' with lots of different activities.
May 04, 2020
New Habits, New Hobbies
It's week ??? of isolation and we've finally got a mini news segment for you! Along with the news, we discuss the habits and hobbies we're trying out to keep ourselves healthy and happy in this weird world.
April 27, 2020
Let's Get Physical
It's not rocket science, but we have officially determined that the key to maintaining a positive mental attitude during this physical distancing and isolation is to make sure we're getting in some physical activity. We're also finding good music and good breaks help! Workout videos Kat's trying: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpQ34afVgk8cRQBjSJ1xuJQ Kat's chill kitchen playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/48eGFTEpxvvGbTuDYvUYeS Kat's dance kitchen playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2AkJtqKztkiwahwrypfVFC
April 20, 2020
Some Weeks Are Better Than Others
These days we're learning that it's about trying to accept what you're feeling and give yourself the time you need to get past the bad moments. Whether it's stress, anxiety, or tiredness, we all need to cut ourselves some slack and take it easy. This is how we're handling everything and navigating grocery shopping, working from home, mental health, and finding joy. Dev's Kitchen Time Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7qwspTrJBOjfofbOJkxlOb?si=-9aPdwt5SSSMBQZxKlyxzg
April 13, 2020
Navigating the New Normal: Video Calls and Home Movie Dates
So the novelty of staying home has warn off, but we are still trying to find positives. We discuss how we're staying connected, more ideas for getting creative with our content, and how to make those nights at home a little more special.
April 06, 2020
New Content and Eating Habits During Social Distancing
As we try to settle into life during social distancing, we talk about the different content ideas we're experimenting with on our YouTube channel and what our eating habits have been like.
March 30, 2020
How We're Working From Home and Managing Stress
We're both officially working from home for the next little while and sharing how our experience is going. We also discuss how we're navigating social media and the stress that comes with the never ending news cycle of negativity these days. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
March 23, 2020
What to Watch, What to Listen to, How to Stay Happy
In light of efforts to practice social distancing and staying home, we thought we'd offer some ideas for how to pass the time. What to watch, what to listen to, hobbies or skills to try, and all around helpful habits to stay happy during this difficult time. Shows/Movies We Recommend: Lost Girl, Ugly Delicious, The Chef Show, Frozen 2, Brooklyn 99, The Great Hack, Working Moms, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Bad Moms, Grace and Frankie, Cheer, Fleabag, The Politician, The Biggest Little Farm, Game Night, Booksmart, Unbelievable, Star Trek Picard, Restaurant Impossible, The Outsider Podcasts We Recommend: The Last Podcast on the Left, Reply All, How Did This Get Made, WTF with Marc Maron, Today Explained, Frontburner, The Daily, Dying for Sex, And That’s Why We Drink, Decoder Ring, Science Vs, The Science of Happiness
March 16, 2020
Friendly Reminder: Why Women Rock
In honour of #InternationalWomensDay, we're talking about our experiences as women in this day and age, as well as the women who inspire us and how we hope to see things continue to change for the better. Subscribe to The Gist newsletter: https://thegist.cmail20.com/t/t-l-nduutc-fduhlthyu-ji/ In the News: 1. Marky Mark Goes Vegan 2. Vegan Dating Show 3. Impossible Prices Become More Possible 4. Trader Joe's Vegan Mac n Cheese 5. KFC Goes Meatless For a Week 6. New Vegan Drinks at Starbucks 7. Subway's Cauliflower Curry Wrap
March 09, 2020
Is Cell-Based Fish Meat Vegan?
It's an all news episode! We're discussing some recent vegan product launches, restaurant menu items, and moves to help improve living conditions for marine life. In the news: 1. Disney's Bringing Impossible to the Kingdom 2. Starbucks Serving Beyond Meat in Canada 3. Cell-Based Mahi Mahi 4. Nova Scotia Whale Sanctuary 5. Michigan Dessert Bar 6. Wendy's Plantiful Burger 7. Taco Bell to Bring Vegan Meat to Menu 8. Golden Krust Vegan Jamaican Patties 9. Talenti Vegan Layered Gelato 10. Cadbury's Vegan Milk Chocolate
March 02, 2020
When a Vegan Goes to a Steak and Lobster Dinner
Would you go to a non-vegan surf n turf dinner? Dev shares her experience attending a dinner party where no one else was vegan and lobster claws were everywhere. The urge to be a "preachy vegan" or feeling isolated because no one else feels the empathy you're feeling can be difficult, but there's a lot we learned from it.
February 24, 2020
How Two Market Girls Has Grown (Our 100th Episode)
In honour of celebrating our 100th episode of our podcast, we're taking a look at how all of our content has grown over the years. We talk about how videos on our YouTube channel have changed, where our blog strategy is at, and what new things we've been trying to Instagram to keep things interesting. In the news: A Prince Predicts Plant-Based Meat Prices The First Vegan Culinary School JUST Vegan Eggs Coming to Cafeterias Tim Horton's Almond Milk NYC Deli Welcome Vegan Corned Beef Sandwich
February 17, 2020
Dating as a Vegan
Dating is already hard enough, but how does being a vegan play into things? Depends if you care whether your date is vegan or not. We discuss our thoughts on dating a vegan or non-vegan, how to communicate when you have different opinions on veganism and when it can become tricky with kids in the mix. In the news: 1. Iron Man Goes Plant-Based 2. Dallas Stars Host Vegan Night 3. Florida Vegan Drive Thru 4. Leonardo DiCaprio Wants More Vegan Pizza 5. Daiya Ice Cream Bars at Costco 6. World's Greatest Cauliflower Rice at Chipotle
February 10, 2020
How Many New Beyond Meat Announcements Are Too Many?
Keeping it simple this week with an all news episode! Beyond Meat announced a bunch of new partnerships this week, Starbucks is bringing plant-based breakfast to their restaurants, and Ben & Jerry's hears the non-dairy ice-cream screams. In the News: 1. Goodbye Tim Horton's 2. Ben & Jerry's Sunflower Seed Ice Cream 3. Denny's Beyond Burger 4. Bacon Patch 5. Starbucks Plant-Based Breakfast 6. More Fried Chick'n from KFC and Beyond
February 03, 2020
What Vegans Really Buy at the Grocery Store
Spoiler alert: it's not just vegetables. We discuss some of our staple foods that are always in our grocery carts and we make sure are never missing in our kitchens. In the News: 1. Silk Vegan Whipping Cream 2. Chao Cheese in Costco 3. Impossible Burgers Discounted at Burger King
January 27, 2020
How to Veganize Your Favourite Recipes
Going vegan doesn't mean completely giving up on your favourite foods! These days it's easier and easier to recreate the foods you love and we're sharing some tips for how to do it. In the News: 1. Impossible Foods is Coming to Canada 2. Impossible Foods and McDonald's are Not Over 3. Quorn's Carbon Footprint Labelling 4. UK Schools Go Plant-Based 5. Billie Eilish and H&M 6. Blackbird Foods New Pepperoni, Sausages, and Buffalo Wings 7. Kroger's Meaty Burgers 8. Ben & Jerry's Netflix and Chilled
January 20, 2020
Wait, Is That Vegan? Translating Ingredient Lists
Ingredient lists can be overwhelming... BUT Once you know what things to look out for your shopping will start to go a little faster. We're listing some common non-vegan ingredients to avoid and hacks for helping find accidentally vegan products! In the News: 1. McDonald's Beyond Burger Expansion 2. Critic's Choice Awards Go Vegan 3. Domino's Testing Vegan Toppings 4. Piers Morgan Vegan Sausage Erotic Novella 5. Martha Stewart's No-Meat Balls Ingredients To Look Out For: https://www.veganfoodandliving.com/features/a-vegans-guide-to-reading-food-labels/
January 13, 2020
BONUS! Veganuary Mukbang Turned Podcast
As a special bonus episode for Veganuary, we've taken the January mukbang that is exclusive to our TMG Mukbangers over on Patreon and we've released it as a quick podcast. A truly unfiltered conversation about our vegan journeys. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls
January 09, 2020
We've Got a New Name! + Kicking Off Veganuary!
We're back from our break with a new name and a new look! First things first, we explain our little revamp from TMG Unfiltered to Camera Eats First. Next, seeing as it's Veganuary we're starting the month off by talking about why we like the veganuary campaign and give some advice for new vegans trying it. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls In the news: 1. The Golden Globes Go Vegan 2. New Vegan Products Launching in the UK 3. KFC's Mistaken Chick'n Burgers 4. Why Veganism Sparks Rage
January 06, 2020
We Manifested Plant-Based Chicken
Big plant-based chicken news to discuss! But in other news, it's our last episode of the year since we're taking December off. Before we leave, we discuss some tips for surviving the holidays as a vegan. Thank you for listening and see you in 2020! In the news: 1. KFC Plant-Based Chicken 2. A&W Plant-Based Chicken 3. VR For Dairy Cows 4. Figs and Wasps
December 02, 2019
Food Is Our Love Language
In honour of Kat's birthday, we're talking about our one true love- food. Our favourite sweet and favourite savoury foods, as well as the restaurants we can't get enough of and the ones we can't wait to visit. In the News: 1. Man Sues Burger King 2. The Environmental Impacts of Meat 3. The Lakers and Beyond Meat Unite 4. Ford's All Vegan SUV 5. Vegan Ribs
November 25, 2019
Our Mission To Find All the Accidentally Vegan Foods
We've been stumbling across more and more accidentally vegan foods these days and discuss how we find them and confirm that they are vegan. This episode's news segment is an interesting one- everything from creepy milk ads to air-based protein. In the News: 1. Largest Milk Producer Goes Bankrupt + Creepy Milk Ad 2. Protein Created from Air 3. Being Vegan Makes Simon Cowell a Better Father 4. Ellen DeGeneres Invests in Miyokos
November 18, 2019
The Game Changers According to Eddie
We're talking all about the vegan documentary The Game Changers again but this time we're joined by Eddie who brings his male perspective on the documentary which is also targeted mostly at men. In the News: 1. Japan Olympics Are Expecting Vegans 2. Starbucks Christmas Wrap & Which Holiday Drinks Are Vegan 3. Impossible Foods Processed Debate 4. Snoop Dogg at Dunkin' Donuts 5. Wendy's Secret Vegan Burger 6. Freshii's Vegan Chili
November 11, 2019
So The Game Changers Movie Is Convincing People To Go Vegan...
The Game Changers movie was released on Netflix recently and we've been hearing about it convincing people to switch to a vegan diet. We discuss our thoughts on the movie, whether it gives a good representation of veganism, what biases to look out for, and what we hope people learn from it. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls In the news: 1. Monster Energy Vegan Oat Drink 2. Papa John's Chief Vegan Officer 3. 7-Eleven Partners with Califia Farms 4. Bulldog Skincare Brings Cruelty Free to China
November 04, 2019
Lies in the Cereal Aisle (Why is vegan cereal so hard to find?)
Ever been heartbroken in the cereal aisle? You go to pick up your favourite cereal, only to realize it's almost completely vegan except for that troubling D3 vitamin... Or worse, you think it's vegan but see conflicting information about whether or not it is actually vegan. The cereal lies need to end. In the News: $50 Vegan Nuggets Call It Spring Vegan Shoes IKEA's All Vegan Christmas Beyond Meat at Osmow's All Vegan Daycare
October 28, 2019
How We Got Jobs in Social Media
So a little about us- we both work in social media for our 'real jobs'. But what does that mean? What does our work involve and how did we get where we are today? We're talking about it all! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls In the news: 1. LUNCHABLES CREATOR LAUNCHES VEGAN CHICKEN 2. MANCHU WOK VEGAN CHICKEN 3. VEGAN QUESO AT WALMART 4. RUSSIAN LAB GROWN MEATLOAF
October 22, 2019
The Viet Vegan Co-hosts the News and Sh*t Gets Real
It's another all news episode, but this time we have a special co-anchor- Lisa from The Viet Vegan! We're talking IKEA cheeseburgers, Australia's new law to protect animals, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's new vegan ad campaign, and more! Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls News Topics: 1. IKEA cheeseburger 2. Christmas Specialty Foods 3. Billie Eilish Tour Goes Green 4. Just Salad Gets Rid of Beef 5. Australia Recognizes Animals as Sentient Beings 6. Nestle Launches Bacon and Cheese 7. Lightlife's New Ad Campaign 8. Chipotle Meatless Monday Rewards
October 14, 2019
We're Hot and We're Cold
Time for another TMG weather debate... we're talking all things Fall and trying to agree on the optimal temperature for happiness. But first! In the news, a hybrid burger, NYC meat ban, and a message from Billie Eilish and Woody Harrelson. In the News: Cannabis Cafe NYC Schools Ban Processed Meat The Hybrid Burger Billie and Woody's message Science Vs Episodes: Veganism Non-Dairy Milk
October 07, 2019
How Many Protein Patties Are Too Many Protein Patties?
It’s an all news episode! We’re talking burgers, burgers, and more burgers. Or as Trader Joe’s likes to call them- Protein Patties. We’ve also got some vegan makeup news, vitamins to try, and a trip to Disney to plan. 1. Hilary Duff vegan make up 2. Wal-mart vegan gummy vitamins 3. Nestle awesome burger 4. Disney goes vegan 5. Trader Joe's burgers 6. Taco restaurant goes vegetarian 7. McDonald's Beyond Burger
October 01, 2019
There's a New Plant-Based Jerky in Town
It's an all news episode and it's not just about Tim Horton's! It's been an exciting week of news in the vegan world, so we had a lot to discuss. Everything from a new variety of plant-based jerky, to Ellen's ask for less meat, and even a sexy vegan burger costume. News Articles Referenced: 1. Panago chick'n tenders 2. Fake meat too processed? 3. Tim Horton's phasing out Beyond Meat 4. Wendy's demands 5. Kellogg's Jerky 6. Ellen on eating less meat 7. Saskatchewan Roughriders vs A&W 8. Jamba Juice gets Oatly 9. Beyond Burger costume
September 23, 2019
Help Us Get Our Sh*t Together
With a new season starting and the final few months of the year ahead of us, we figured it's a good time to step back and figure out what routines and habits we want to focus on in order to finish the year strong. In news, we discuss the announcement of some new vegan products and Joaquin Phoenix's visit to Toronto. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls News Articles: Nestle's Vegan Beef: https://www.livekindly.co/nestle-launched-vegan-beef/ Incogmeato: https://vegnews.com/2019/9/morningstar-launches-new-incogmeato-vegan-meat-line Joaquin Phoenix in Toronto: https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/joaquin-phoenix-visits-toronto-subway-station-to-support-vegan-campaign-1.4585209
September 16, 2019
Food For Thought ft. Russell from Rollercoaster Vegan
When foodies unite! Russell (aka Rollercoaster Vegan) joins us to talk all things food. We pick his brain about what's been like being vegan for 10 years, how he learned to celebrate food, where to get the best tacos in LA, and how he uses food and Instagram to advocate for veganism. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls Follow Russell: https://www.instagram.com/rollercoastervegan
September 09, 2019
Let's Talk Tofu
Tofu has a bit of a bad rep, so we decided it was time to make a case for why tofu deserves more love! From the taste and texture, to the speculation around the side of effects of soy consumption- we're discussing the common arguments for and against this plant-based protein. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls Articles referenced: 5 Myths About Soy You Probably Still Believe: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07/15/soy-myths_n_5571272.html Straight Talk About Soy: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/soy/ Stop Mocking Vegans: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/opinion/vegan-food.html
September 02, 2019
Where Do Recipes Come From?
It's time to have the talk. It's time we told you where recipes come from. As requested by one of our Patrons, we're discussing how we come up with recipes for our blog. Why do so many of Dev's involve buffalo sauce? How does Kat really feel about following trends?
August 26, 2019
PSA: You're Using Your Fridge Wrong
It's time we had the talk. The talk about how to manage your refrigerator properly to optimize its technology and minimize food waste. In the news, we're also talking Subway's new plant-based meatball subs, the success of Dr. Martens vegan boots, the spread of Impossible Foods to schools and hospitals, and a new line of plant-based meats from the world's largest pork provider. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls
August 19, 2019
Are We Vegan Enough?
Time for a little self-evaluation... Are we good enough vegans? Is it wrong that we don't tell people they should go vegan? What if we don't raise our kids vegan? It can be tricky figuring out what works for you when it comes to being vegan. Our approach might be a little unorthodox, but it's what works for us. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twomarketgirls
August 12, 2019
Body Positivity and Diet Culture
After seeing a story online about plates being sold at Macy's that advocated eating smaller portions in order to fit into skinny jeans, we got into a discussion about the toxic trends in diet culture and what we can do to contribute to body positivity.
August 05, 2019
What It's Really Like Being Vegan and Pregnant ft. Tory Halpin
We sit down with local vegan blogger and Instagrammer Tory Halpin to learn what it's really like to be vegan and pregnant. We discuss everything from how her doctors reacted to what's changed about her diet since becoming pregnant.
July 29, 2019
Should We Be Competing or Collaborating with Other Bloggers?
First things first, we discuss the new Beyond Meat burger that Tim Horton's recently introduced. The fast food excitement continues with confirmation that KFC's plant-based 'chicken' burger is actually in existence, in Toronto at least. Then we move on to analyzing the current state of social media including bloggers collaborating with each other over competing, long form vs short form content, and authenticity vs aesthetics.
July 22, 2019
That Time Kombucha Exploded All Over Our Podcast
It's time for a kombucha taste test! Kat recently visited Montreal and brought back 7 different kinds of kombucha for us to try. All was going well until one got a little too excited about being opened... We also answered some ice breaker questions in between drinks.
July 15, 2019
Dear Arby's, No One Wants Your Meat Carrot (+ Would You Rather Q&A)
In this episode, we've got some vegan news topics to cover and a Would You Rather Q&A! Arby's recently ran a marketing campaign featuring a carrot made out of meat to signify their thoughts on the plant-based meat trend, so we share our thoughts on that. Tyson Foods released "chicken nuggets" and "burgers" that use the phrase 'plant-based' in deceiving ways. As far as good news goes, Pizza Pizza adds vegan pepperoni and chorizo to their selection of vegan pizza options! Our Would You Rather Q&A segment features the possibility of changing genders every year, being an introverted genius vs an extroverted idiot, and the debate over eating a rancid steak vs a human liver... things get seriously unfiltered.
July 08, 2019
Why We Aren't Vegan Activists
Do we want to help get more people interested in veganism? Yes! Do we consider ourselves Vegan Activists? No. Some might call us bad vegans for saying this, but we aren't fans of the traditional and extreme activism that can be common in the vegan community. Instead, we vouch for a different method of appealing to non-vegans.
July 01, 2019
PSA: Grilling Isn't Just for Meat
Kat wants everyone to re-think their relationship with their grill and make the most of it this summer! We challenge the notion that grilling is just for meat and share all the other foods that you might not expect to grill well and taste so damn delicious.
June 24, 2019
Troubles Travelling with Non-Vegans
We discuss what struggles we've had when travelling to unfamiliar places as a vegan, as well as the challenges that come from travelling with non-vegans. Can you just live off of granola bars? How can you finesse the menu at non-vegan restaurants? Where should we travel to next?
June 17, 2019
Are We a Couple? Answering Audience Assumptions
Are we in a relationship? Is Dev secretly a really good cook? Did we drool over Gaz Oakley when we met him? We asked our viewers what assumptions they've had about us and responded to them all. Find out which ones were true and which ones were completely shocking to us!
June 10, 2019
The Truth About Vegan Cheese
Most non-vegans see cheese as the great big mystery of veganism. How can someone possibly live their life without dairy cheese?! We discuss the vegan cheeses that satisfy our cravings and how to approach the phrase "I could never live without cheese."
June 03, 2019
Why is Tim Horton's Hiding the Beyond Meat Breakfast Sandwich?
Beyond Meat drama! Canadian coffee franchise Tim Horton's announced a vegan breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat patties, but won't tell anyone where they're available. Meat farmers in Canada are protesting the labeling of Beyond Meat as it might confuse consumers in grocery stores. And finally, on a more positive note- President's Choice (a Canadian food company) have released a new line of plant-based products that we're eager to try!
May 28, 2019
The Best and Worst Parts of Food Festivals
With food festival season officially underway, we got to talking about the best and worst parts of food festivals. We love a good festival, but we've learned some hacks to prepare for some of the not-so-good things that you might experience at them. Also, find out which festivals we're planning to attend!
May 20, 2019
Instagram Updates We Love and Hate
We talk about some of the latest updates Instagram has launched, including hiding how many likes a photo has, Creator profiles, and quizzes! With these updates, come impacts to brands, creators, and users- some positive and some negative but we share how we hope the platform continues to evolve to benefit everyone.
May 14, 2019
We're making a cookbook!
We spend this episode brainstorming about some upcoming projects that we're very excited to get working on, including an e-cookbook and a possible vegan travel web series.
May 06, 2019
How Should Vegan Companies Market to Non-Vegans (The JUST Egg Drama)
When a vegan company served their plant-based egg substitute alongside non-vegan foods at an event, they received some heavy backlash from the vegan community. We share our thoughts on the company's choices, how they responded, and how vegans reacted.
April 29, 2019
Dear Food Bloggers, Stop Being So Extra
When it comes to food blogging, sometimes the food and content you see bloggers post can get a little far from being realistic for the average person. Who really has time to make their own non-dairy milk all the time?! We discuss our thoughts on trying to be more authentic and show that veganism and food blogging doesn't have to involve making everything from scratch and having picture perfect meals all the time.
April 15, 2019
The Movies and Shows That Make Us Who We Are
When we're not cooking, these are the movies and shows we're probably watching. They make us laugh, cry, and sometimes question our taste in entertainment.
April 09, 2019
Should pets be vegan?
Some people believe it isn't vegan to own pets, others feel that their pets should be vegan just like them. On this episode we're talking about all things animals and veganism- everything from zoos and aquariums, to vegan dogs and animals in show biz.
April 01, 2019
More Vegan YouTubers Quit Veganism and Impossible Foods Lies About Using Dairy
In another edition of trending vegan news, we're discussing the announcement that Rawvana and Raw Alignment, two well known vegan YouTubers, are no longer vegan. We also discuss the scandal between Impossible Foods and Vegan Zombie, where the company lied about dairy being in samples that were serving at Expo West.
March 24, 2019
Not Your Typical Healthy Vegans
A common assumption about veganism is that being vegan automatically means you only eat healthy food, but we don't fit that stereotype very well. We embrace junk food and don't really relate to the typical wellness-focused vegan personas. We discuss why it's a good thing to increase awareness about the junk food side of veganism and how we approach a balanced diet.
March 18, 2019
Canada has a Tofu Shortage?! Trending Vegan News
We discuss some recent trending news in the vegan world including the UK Dairy industry vs plant-based cheese shop La Fauxmagerie, Califia Farms' new Uber Milk, PETA vs Steve Irwin, PETA puts a spy camera in the Oscars swag bags, Canada runs out of Tofu, and all the new vegan products coming to Canada.
March 05, 2019
What's Our Dream Food Truck to Own? (Unfiltered Q&A)
We've had A LOT of food truck ideas and we share some of them in this episode as we answer a bunch of questions from our audience. Everything from how we manage our blog and YouTube channel, to our travel bucket lists.
February 26, 2019
Can Vegans Watch Cooking Shows with Meat?
As content creators and foodies, we love watching cooking shows and appreciate all kinds of food based content... even if it contains meat. We often worry about being criticized for this fact.
February 18, 2019
What Happens When a Vegan Accidentally Eats Meat
Accidents happen. The fact is no vegan is perfect. We've all suffered through that unfortunate realization when you've unknowingly eaten something that's not vegan. So what do you do? Even more, what do you do once you know it's not vegan? Do you keep eating it?
February 12, 2019
How We Create Our Vegan Recipes
Neither of us are professionally trained chefs, but we love food and we love creating vegan recipes. So, how do we do it? In this episode, we explore how we come up with our recipe ideas, what's involved in testing, and how we've dealt with our cooking failures.
February 04, 2019
Supporting Bonny Rebecca
After YouTuber Bonny Rebecca revealed she's no longer vegan because of a long battle with health issues, she faced intense backlash from the vegan community. We support Bonny's decision to put her health first and feel all the negative criticism is unwarranted. On this episode we share our thoughts and why we're questioning whether we want to still be associated with this community.
January 28, 2019
Is Blogging Still Relevant?
With all these social media platforms dominating everyone's time and attention, is there still value in having a blog? We think yes and we'll explain why in this episode but just remember- your blog is the one place that you own. If Instagram shuts down tomorrow, your blog would still be there because you control it.
January 21, 2019
The Impact One Vegan Can Have on the World
Ever questioned if your veganism is really making a difference? We're addressing those doubts with a discussion on the environmental impacts of one person going vegan, as well as the trickle down effects of being the token vegan. Sometimes it's all the little things that can lead to making a difference in the long run.
January 14, 2019
Motherless Meats and Other Food Trend Predictions for 2019
New year, new food trends right? From motherless meats to the next fad diet, we're discussing some of the food trends that have been predicted for 2019. We also share what trends we'd like to see gain popularity and if the food we create for our blog will follow any trends this year.
January 07, 2019
Turning Our Blog into a Business
Before the new year starts, we're taking some time to assess our ambitions. Inspired by fellow YouTubers and Podcasters Colin and Samir, we answer questions from a personal vision worksheet to figure out where we want to be and how to get there.
December 31, 2018
How to Prepare for Going Vegan
Time for the truth about going vegan- our advice, experiences, and challenges.
December 25, 2018
Unplugging for the Holidays
In a world where it feels like we always have to be 'on', is it still possible to unplug during the holidays? We discuss our struggles with taking some time offline and figure out how to get better at it so we can truly enjoy the holidays without worrying about missing any Instagram post.
December 18, 2018
Holiday Baking and Christmas Themed Would You Rather?
After debating which holiday cookies are the best, we turn to some Christmas themed Would You Rather? questions to further fuel our discussion on this wonderful time of year.
December 10, 2018
Christmas Traditions - The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable
Love em or hate em, everyone seems to have their own set of traditions this time of year. Kat and Dev discuss their favourite traditions and new ones they want to start.
December 04, 2018
How to Choose Gifts for Vegans
As if holiday shopping isn't already stressful enough, shopping for a vegan when you're not a vegan can quickly become overwhelming. On the other hand, as a vegan shopping for non-vegans, it can be difficult when the gifts people want go against your beliefs.
November 27, 2018
Are We Addicted to Our Phones?
Have you ever stopped to consider how much time you spend on your phone? We discuss our phone habits, how much phone time is too much, and what phone activity is really justified as opposed to just wasted time. Stay tuned for the follow-up episode!
November 20, 2018
Foods We Used to Hate
Everyone remembers the one olive that made them love olives right? At some point in our lives we go from hating a food to loving or loving a food to hating it and that's what this episode is all about. Thank you to Jessica for the topic suggestion!
November 16, 2018
What is a Snack?
Another TMG debate! At what point does a snack become a meal? What's considered a snack and what isn't? We have some trouble agreeing on this debate, but we learn a lot about our eating habits.
November 04, 2018
All Things Halloween
In honour of Halloween this week, we're talking about our favourite halloween memories, movies, and costumes.
October 30, 2018
For the Love of Podcasts-Why We Started a Podcast
A podcast about podcasts- how meta. We're sharing why we started our podcast, what we love about podcasts, and our favourite podcasts that we listen to.
October 23, 2018
Confessions of a Food Waste Problem
We have a confession... we have committed food waste crimes. As much as we love food, we're still learning how to buy, cook, and store food in ways that ensure it gets used up before it goes bad. These are our confessions and hopefully a step towards reducing this problem.
October 16, 2018
TMG Debates: Which season is the best?
Kat is a fall/winter person, Dev is a spring/summer person. It's an ongoing debate between them over which season is better. On this episode, they're hashing it out and debating their opposing opinions.
October 08, 2018
Extremely Unfiltered Q&A with The Viet Vegan and Meat Free Athlete
While enjoying a cottage weekend away with our vegan squad we took some time to do a Q&A discussion featuring Lisa from The Viet Vegan and Anne-Marie from Meat Free Athlete. It doesn't get more unfiltered than this.
October 02, 2018
Food Blog Photo and Video Editing for Beginners
Continuing our conversation on creating content for food blogs. This time we're diving into the editing side of food photography and videography. What editing softwares we use, our typical work flow, and tips for beginners.
September 24, 2018
How to Get Started with Videography and Photography for Food Blogging
We love making videos and shooting photos just as much as we love eating delicious food, but how did we get started doing what we do? We're sharing our tips for beginners, what we've learned, and our biggest struggles.
September 18, 2018
Craziest Hypothetical Questions Vegans Get Asked
It seems like everyone's favourite game to play with vegans is the hypothetical questions game. What you eat meat if... We share some of the strangest questions we've been asked, as well as some tips for answering them.
September 10, 2018
How to Host a Party with Non-Vegans
So you wanna have a dinner party but not all your friends are vegan? It can be tricky figuring out how to please everyone, but we shared some tips for making it work.
September 03, 2018
Special Edition: Would You Rather? Episode
Would you rather give up vegan cheese for the rest of your life or give up... Well you'll just have to listen to find out as we play a game of Would You Rather?
August 29, 2018
How We Grew Our Channel to 5k Subs in 1 Year
What does it take to grow a YouTube channel? It's simple; hard work and determination. But sometimes there can be downsides to a channel growing too large. We share why we love being a small channel and what our goals are for the future of Two Market Girls.
August 20, 2018
How to Cottage with Non-Vegans
Going to a cottage or lake house can be one of the most relaxing vacations to take, but navigating the menu when it's a mix of vegans and non-vegans can sometimes be troublesome. The good news is we've done it before and we're sharing some tips to help ensure things go smoothly.
August 13, 2018
In the News: Parkdale vs Vegandale, and Kalel vs Vegans
We share our thoughts on some current vegan headlines. A neighbourhood in Toronto known as Parkdale has been rallying against a vegan chain of businesses that call themselves Vegandale, who also have some strongly worded branding that is rubbing some vegans the wrong way. Then, YouTuber and well-known vegan Kalel advocated against perfectionism in veganism by admitting her weaknesses and struggle to feel a part of the community. Her message was met with some support and a lot of criticism
August 07, 2018
Plastic Free Problems
On this episode, we share how we've been making changes to reduce our plastic waste and what struggles we've encountered as we incorporate more reusable items into our every day routines.
July 30, 2018
The Beyond Meat Burger and Being the “Perfect” Vegan
Kat and Dev from Two Market Girls discuss the mixed opinions regarding A&W’s nation-wide release of the Beyond Burger in Canada and why the pressure of being the perfect vegan is dangerous to the progress of the vegan movement.
July 23, 2018
Confessions of Two Junk Food Vegans
Veganism is not always about eating healthy. There's plenty of vegan junk food out there and we love to indulge. Sometimes there's guilt associated with eating unhealthy food, but we still do and we're sharing how we maintain balance instead of ignoring our cravings.
July 16, 2018
Grocery Shopping Horrors and Hacks
When it comes to grocery shopping, we have a love/hate relationship with it. Sometimes it's a lot of fun, other times it just brings out the worst in everyone. We share some of our tips and how to limit the bad trips.
July 09, 2018
How We Really Feel About Being Canadian
From common Canadian stereotypes to the things we'd change about our country, we talk all things Canada in honour of Canada Day.
July 03, 2018
Travel Tips for Vegans
Travelling as a vegan can be lots of fun because you get to explore all the local vegan options available in different places. But it can also be overwhelming at times! We put together some vegan travel tips to help with everything from navigating airport food, to discovering local vegan products.
June 25, 2018
How to Survive Vegan Food Festivals
We don't mess around at food festivals, it's serious business. We try to experience as much new food as possible while still watching our budget and conquering the crowds. These are our pro tips!
June 21, 2018
Vegan Kitchen Essentials
Cooking and creating delicious vegan dishes becomes so much easier when you have the right tools to do it. We discuss the items every vegan kitchen needs, as well as the things that are just nice to have.
June 11, 2018
Is pie better than cake? TMG Unfiltered Q&A Edition
Are aliens vegan? Have we ever dined and dashed? What's our favourite food to cook? Get to know us a bit better as we answer a bunch of randomly generated questions.
June 04, 2018
Food Blog Side Hustles ft. Plant Based Kristy & Love Wild Live Free
Vegan food bloggers Kristy LaPointe from Plant Based Kristy and Avra Epstein from Love Wild Live Free join us for an open discussion about managing a blog as a side hustle, imposter syndrome, navigating the vegan community, and the future of social media.
May 28, 2018
Fitness for Dummies
Some real talk about incorporating fitness into your life when you're not a workout guru. We know it's important to be active, but we also know it's hard as hell to turn it into a habit, so we share our honest and simple tips for getting your butt to the gym and learning to enjoy it.
May 21, 2018
The Struggle to Unplug and Unwind
Busy is a blessing, but burnout is real. Taking breaks is essential when you've got a lot on the go or find yourself getting too addicted to your phone and social media. We discuss how technology, culture, and personality all play a role in getting burnt out and how to recover from it.
May 14, 2018
Myths & Misconceptions: Veganism Edition
Whether you are a vegan, know a vegan, or have heard of veganism, you've probably developed some perception of what vegans are like based on things you've heard. Exaggerations and stereotypes are common, but how do we address those and inspire a more positive perception? Hint, we think food is the answer.
May 07, 2018
On the Road to Sustainability ft. Sustainabus
We discuss what it means to live sustainably and how to do so with Erik and Michael from Sustainabus. Together they are converting an old school bus into a completely sustainable tiny home to drive from Alaska to Argentina.
April 30, 2018
The Truth About A Vegan Social Life
Does going vegan make it harder to have a social life? Can you still have a social life at all if you go vegan? We discuss how our social lives are impacted by being vegan and how to navigate certain social situations so that you don't have to give up your social life.
April 23, 2018
Hacks for Developing Your Photography Style
In an Instagram world, how can you make your photos stand out? It's simple; style. But easier said than done. We share some of our tips and what we've learned about photography over the years.
April 17, 2018
The Millennial Job Market
Is the gig economy a good thing? Will we ever get benefits? What skills does it really take to thrive these days? An honest and optimistic conversation on the current state of the job market and the changing employment circumstances that millennials are facing.
April 10, 2018
How to Not Suck at Cooking
We compare our very different perspectives and skill levels when it comes to cooking. For anyone who struggles with cooking, we share how to get past failures in the kitchen and learn to love making food.
April 03, 2018
The Chronicles of Women on YouTube
What's it like to be a woman on YouTube? Is the future of YouTube female? As two women who run a YouTube channel and spend a fair amount of time watching YouTube, we couldn't ignore the conversation surrounding the difference between how women are represented compared to men.
March 27, 2018
A Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media
On this episode of TMG Unfiltered, Kat and Dev explore the world of social media. It is an incredibly powerful and beneficial form of communication, but can also be quite dangerous. The discussion explores the positives, the negatives, the question of authenticity, and what the future might hold.
March 19, 2018
The Wonderful World of Vlogging
On this episode of TMG Unfiltered, Kat and Dev discuss their thoughts on a popular form of content on YouTube known as "Vlogs". They share why they think it's so popular, what makes a good vlog, and the dangers of vlogging.
March 13, 2018
In this episode of TMG Unfiltered we discuss all the frequently asked questions vegans get when people find out they're vegan.
March 13, 2018
How to Date a Non-Vegan
Dating can be complicated, but what about when one of you is vegan and the other isn't? Is it a deal breaker? Can it work out? We share our experiences and tips for making it work.
February 13, 2018
Welcome to TMG Unfiltered
Allow us to introduce ourselves! We're Kat and Dev from the vegan blog/YouTube channel 'Two Market Girls' and this is our podcast! We'll be discussing life beyond the blog including social media, photography, vegan lifestyle, and much more.
January 22, 2018