Cooking Fun and Healthy Vegan Meals with Dreena Burton in her “Kind Kitchen”; plus, Newest (& Shocking) Updates on the Vancouver Aquarium, with David Isbister

To start this episode, hosts Alison and Elyse give a review of the new Netflix series “A Life in Color with David Attenborough”.

This show first broadcasted live on Friday, May 14th, 2021, and will be airing again on Friday, August 13th, 2021 at 100.5fm CFRO in Vancouver from Noon to 1pm PST, and then podcasted at Google Play and Apple Podcasts. Check back soon to here to hear the extended podcast version of the show! (But right now you can listen to the 1 hour radio version here, below.)

Dreena Burton, author of “The Kind Kitchen: 100+ Whole Food Vegan Recipes to Enjoy Every Day!

For our feature interview, we bring welcome back long-time and BC local vegan cookbook author Dreena Burton to the show. Dreena began her plant-kind life over 25 years ago, and has raised three daughters from birth on a plant-based diet.

Dreena is the sole author of 5 previous cookbooks that offer fun and easy whole foods plant-based recipes with unique and delicious flavour profiles. You can see Dreena’s care and passion in her recipes, as she always writes helpful notes with them, including substitutions and advice for becoming more familiar with plant-based foods and cooking techniques.

Dreena’s recipes have been featured with groups including the PCRM, Forks Over Knives, Blue Zones, The Food Network, and The Food Revolution Network.

This year, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of writing cookbooks for Dreena, as her 6th recipe book is set to come out on August the 24th! It is called “Dreena’s Kind Kitchen: 100+ Whole Foods Vegan Recipes to Enjoy Every Day“, and I’m looking forward to enjoying these recipes as soon as they come out.

In this interview, Dreena speaks about cooking healthy and delicious meals for your family and the planet, and to give some insights as to what we can expect in her new book! The book comes out on August 24th, and listen to find out how to win some fabulous prizes when you pre-order the book!

Shocking Updates on the Vancouver Aquarium with local activist David Isbister


For our first interview, we have local activist and anti-animal captivity campaigner David Isbister with us on the show.  As a long-time animal advocate, an investigator for the animals, and formerly an insider working in the exotic pet trade for 7 years, David uses his experience to work for the freedoms of animals kept imprisoned for the purposes of human entertainment. In 2017, David was largely instrumental in moving forward the law to pass that effectively banned the captivity of whales and dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium.

The Vancouver Aquarium has recently sold the aquarium to an entertainment for-profit conglomerate, called Herschend Enterprises, that is already seasoned in exploiting animals to turn profits. In this interview, David exposes and explains VanAqua’s history and the hidden info about how this new deal may (or will) unfold that is certainly a shocker.