September 10, 2013 06:00 ET

A Plant-Based Kitchen: Celebrity Chefs Susan Feniger and Matthew Kenney Guest Star in New Thrive Kitchen Video Series

Learn how to masterfully prepare nutritious, plant-based meals in just six, short videos

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2013) -

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Expert Chef Susan Feniger, author and successful restaurant entrepreneur, and raw food chef, Matthew Kenney, guest star in a new video-education series designed to make preparing delicious, plant-based meals quick and easy. The expert chefs join the rest of the Thrive Kitchen team, which includes founder of Thrive Forward, Brendan Brazier and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Peggy Kotsopoulos, as they provide guidance on how to thrive on a plant-based diet.

"Even when you understand how clean, plant-based nutrition can help you feel and perform better, living what you've learned can seem challenging," said Matthew Kenney. "We wanted to make it as easy as possible to move beyond salads and smoothies, in order to make flavorful, healthy meals at home, every day."

The five-lesson series, intended for all skills levels, will provide step-by-step instructions to prepare healthy and delicious clean, plant-based meals. Lessons include:

  • Redefining the Plate: Learn how to make plant-based main dishes that are more than just sides without the meat - effortless casseroles, hearty stews and quick stir-fries for nutritionally-complete meals.
  • Clean Substitutions 101: Use basic substitutions to transform conventional recipes into cleaner, plant-based versions with the same great taste plus the nutrition the body craves.
  • Discover New Go-to Meals: Use simple staples to build foolproof recipes, making it easy to incorporate seasonal ingredients for creative dishes throughout the year.
  • Reinventing Comfort Food: Reinvent comfort foods like mac and cheese, pizza, tacos and even meatloaf that taste better than the original and raise the bar on nutrition.
  • Demystifying Raw Food: Great food starts with great ingredients-local, in-season, and organic produce. Learn easy, no-cook techniques like soaking, sprouting, and ways to play with texture to open a whole new world of flavor and nutrition.

"Once you learn what goes into a great meal, the cooking comes easy," said Susan Feniger's owner of Border Grill restaurants and Susan Feniger's STREET. "Plants have so much flavor and versatility; with just a little bit of help, dishes come alive."

Thrive Kitchen is the latest chapter in Brazier's popular, plant-based nutrition program called Thrive Forward. The free, online program fills the knowledge gap about plant-based diets and how they bolster the body's fitness, health and vitality. With the Thrive Kitchen series, subscribers receive the expert culinary guidance to make plant-based dishes that are not only delicious and nutritious, but also fold in the health benefits of clean eating. The New Thrive Kitchen chapters will be available starting September 10, 2013. To learn more about the Thrive Forward program and to access the free video content, visit

About Thrive Forward

Thrive Forward is a free, personalized online program to help transform health and sport performance through plant-based nutrition. Endurance champion and sport nutrition consultant, Brendan Brazier, developed the customizable program to explain how energy, stress, sleep, body composition, strength and endurance training is affected by nutrition. Every video lesson is enhanced with useful tools to reinforce each lesson, including recipes and articles.

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