Behind the lines: Breighan Hunsley

Breighan is the author of “Crowbars: My Activism Tool,” found in the latest issue of T.O.F.U. For years she worked at Planet Organic, a health food chain in Canada, as one of the nutritional consultants. Recently, she made the decision to start the business she’d been dreaming of for years. With inspiration from Andrew W.K. reminding them to party hard, Crowbar Real Foods can be found in Halifax, and online:

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Below you will find  Breighan’s answers to the wee survey I sent out recently.

In one word, why are you vegan?

How long have you been vegan?
10.5 years

Who would win in a fight: Quinoa or Cous Cous?
Quinoa, obv. It’s got more calcium and iron and was held sacred by the Incans. Couscous is arguably not even a whole grain. Quinoa would kick the tar out of that poser.

Would you prefer to lead a revolution or to live quietly in the woods?
I’m getting old now. I know there are people way more passionate than me. When I was 21, I would’ve been out there right in front – in fact, I was. Someone else would do a better job. I’ll do what I can from the woods to help. I promise.

If there is a revolution, will it be televised or a Facebook event?
Oh gawd, a facebook event. Nobody ever gets off their ass anymore. I think the revolution was the invention of Daiya cheese – or it seemed like that from the vegan Google alerts that I was getting.

Favourite vegan thing in your town (Halifax, Nova Scotia):
Hmm… Heartwood Bakery and Cafe, probably. That restaurant just keeps getting better. The specials are always fantastic and everchanging. It’s nice to know that it’s there.

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