Green Festival Speakers

Doug McNish


Cooking since a young age, Doug fell in love with the kitchen instantaneously. At the age of 21 he found himself over weight and unhappy.

After watching videos of animals in slaughter houses, and, learning about the benefits of a plant based diet, he decided to make a change. Over the course of 2 years, he lost nearly 100 pounds and, in doing so, would change his career forever.

Doug's first book Eat Raw, Eat Well was published in March 2012 and, was awarded a Gourmand Award for Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the world for 2012 and, was recently awarded Favourite Cookbook of the year for The Toronto Veg Awards.

Doug's second book Raw, Quick & Delicious was published in Fall of 2013 and is a collection of 175 Recipes that are 5 ingredients or less and ready to the table in 15 minutes or less.