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About Me

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Desiree, I am the host of TV's The Urban Vegetarian and author of the plant-based anti-inflammatory cookbook, Eat More Plants.

I can help you eat more plants, fight inflammation and heal your gut.

I spend WAY too much time thinking about my next meal. I love rocking out in the kitchen and digging in my little garden. I travel for the purpose of eating. My pet peeves include shoddy nutrition information and chia seeds in my teeth – it’s an occupational hazard. I hoard cookbooks but rarely cook from a recipe. And it took me 5 years to get my kid to like kale (persistence is my middle name).

Eating well isn’t just about nutrients…the foods we choose to eat can either break our bodies down over time or nourish our cells and restore our health and vitality. I take an integrative approach to nutrition and I can show you the power of plant foods to transform and re-energize your mind and body.

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You are meant to feel amazing.

I believe that we are supposed to feel energized and vibrant, and that anti-inflammatory nutrition is the way to get there. That health begins in the gut. And that healthy plant-based eating should be delicious, simple and fun. No deprivation, no guilt, no dogma, no garbage. Eating this way is for everyone...whether you're vegan or bacon-obsessed.

Join me and discover what it means to be truly nourished.

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Testimonial 1

Desiree was an amazing partner to work with. And I say partner, because she took on my nutritional problems as how “we” could tackle them, as opposed to what “you” should do. Among several other dietitians that I have seen, she was without doubt the most professional. She did not waste a second of our meeting time to get right into the problem and her solutions. Her extensive scientific knowledge gave me a background for how exactly my gut functions and how it can be repaired. She was incredibly generous with her time both in person and on email. I would not hesitate to recommend Desiree!

IBS Client

2019-03-11T13:16:05-08:00

IBS Client

Desiree was an amazing partner to work with. And I say partner, because she took on my nutritional problems as how “we” could tackle them, as opposed to what “you” should do. Among several other dietitians that I have seen, she was without doubt the most professional. She did not waste a second of our meeting time to get right into the problem and her solutions. Her extensive scientific knowledge gave me a background for how exactly my gut functions and how it can be repaired. She was incredibly generous with her time both in person and on email. I would not hesitate to recommend Desiree!

Testimonial 2

Extraordinary engagement with audience. Compelling practicality. Wonderful energy. An amazing ability to take complex, physiological and scientific subject matter and frame it in the language of the layperson without losing the significance of the message. I’ve been attending events for more than 30 years and seldom have I met a speaker that engaged with the audience as quickly and deeply as Desiree did at an event I attended in Georgia. After being in the audience where I first heard Desiree speak, the client and two members of my firm that were accompanying me agreed unanimously to create space for Desiree to speak in an upcoming all-day event we’d scheduled.

Howard Kettner, Founder, Group Health Solutions

2019-03-11T13:16:32-08:00

Howard Kettner, Founder, Group Health Solutions

Extraordinary engagement with audience. Compelling practicality. Wonderful energy. An amazing ability to take complex, physiological and scientific subject matter and frame it in the language of the layperson without losing the significance of the message. I’ve been attending events for more than 30 years and seldom have I met a speaker that engaged with the audience as quickly and deeply as Desiree did at an event I attended in Georgia. After being in the audience where I first heard Desiree speak, the client and two members of my firm that were accompanying me agreed unanimously to create space for Desiree to speak in an upcoming all-day event we’d scheduled.

Testimonial 3

Your show has enlightened my eyes to a whole new way of living, a new mindset when navigating through the grocery stores and how I cook for my family. Not to mention, I have lost some post baby weight incorporating plant based meals. You are amazing & inspiring & changing lives many miles
away from where you are.

Urban Vegetarian Fan

2019-03-12T14:41:00-08:00

Urban Vegetarian Fan

Your show has enlightened my eyes to a whole new way of living, a new mindset when navigating through the grocery stores and how I cook for my family. Not to mention, I have lost some post baby weight incorporating plant based meals. You are amazing & inspiring & changing lives many miles away from where you are.

Services

Brand Collaborations

Desiree has over ten years of experience working in the natural health industry and enjoys collaborating with plant-based, non-gmo brands on a wide range of projects including recipe development, television work, print and social media communications.

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Nutrition Coaching

Our team of Vancouver and North Vancouver-based dietitians sees a wide range of clients, with a focus on anti-inflammatory nutrition, gut health and plant-based diets. We take a client-centred, integrative approach that recognizes the innate wisdom of the body.

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Speaking

Desiree is an accomplished speaker, known for her passionate, engaging and practical approach to education. She travels throughout North America to present to diverse audiences from public expos to keynotes and accredited health professional education sessions.

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