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5 Questions We Love To Ask: Chef Doug McNish


We've got a new feature here on the Love in the Kitchen blog- we asked some of our all time fave peeps and superheroes the same five questions and asked for their heartfelt responses.  The result? A super sweet glimpse into the inner workings of some of our UnDiet vibrant living rockstars! The questions will not change, though we can only imagine how the answers will. FUN!

Do you know Chef Doug McNish? You must - and if you don't, what rock do you live under??  He is a raw, vegan chef and recent author of the AWESOME cookbook Eat Raw, Eat Well.  We asked him to play along and he happily obliged.  Check out his responses below!

1. What is your fave breakfast?

I have two faves because I generally eat two breakfasts.  The first one is my post-workout green smoothie which generally is composed of almond milk, banana, cinnamon, hemp seeds, Goji berries, berries, maca, kale and either mango or pineapple.  The next one is chia seed pudding: hemp milk, chia seeds, cacao powder and a touch of coconut sugar.

2. What daily ritual is non-negotiable for you?

Exercise of any kind.   If a day that passes without me raising my heart rate for at least 30 minutes I do not feel right.  I enjoy running outside and weight training.

3. What is one of the most pivotal decisions you have ever made?

I have two.  The decision to become vegan changed my life and helped mould who I am now.  I would not be where I am without living a healthy, cruelty free lifestyle.  The other is marrying the most amazing woman I have ever met, Candice.  Without her I would not be who I am.

4. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring three things, what would they be and why?

Nutritional yeast, hemp seeds and miso.  These three ingredients are key in not only my cuisine but in eating healthy.  The yeast would help provide my b-12. Hemp would be protein and healthy fats and miso would make me soup daily as well as aid in digestion.

5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

I would choose to be invisible.  This would allow me to get behind closed doors to see what is really going on in places like fast food test kitchens, factory farms and conventional agricultural fields.  I would be able to gather as much information as possible and bring it back to the masses.

Thanks for sharing, Doug! If you want to read more about Doug- you can find him blogging here. Stay tuned for more awesometown peeps playing along with our 5 Questions! Who would you like to see here?

37 Responses to “5 Questions We Love To Ask: Chef Doug McNish”

  1. I'm obsessed with the kale salad that Doug made for me at a raw cooking event :D I've made it so many times since, and I can't get over the genius of kale with hemp seeds and a tahini-based dressing. You're the best, Doug!
  2. Jill said…
    My fave recipe is Kale chips ! I can't get enough of them. I love Doug McNish, and can't wait to get a hold of his book and try some of his recipes !
  3. Jules said…
    First of all Chef Doug is a cutey! Now that's out of the way ... I make his kale chips every Tuesday! Since I cut the sugar, I'm falling in love with whole foods and veggies so I'd love to read this book and try some recipes.
  4. Jules said…
  5. Jules said…
    Liked the facebook post.
  6. monica said…
    I make this a few times a week. I'm addicted to eat, I could eat it everyday, but I try to control myself. I scramble one happy egg in coconut oil. Layer 1/4 smashed avocado on organic bread with some homemade garlicky bruschetta and top with egg. Love. I would love to get my hands in this cookbook! Thanks for the contest.
  7. Vivian said…
    One of my favourite recipes is Oh She Glow's parsnip fries...they really do change your life!

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