TMG Unfiltered

TMG Unfiltered
Kat and Dev from the vegan blog/YouTube channel ‘Two Market Girls’ take to the airwaves to discuss life beyond the blog, including social media, tech, photography, vegan lifestyle, and more.

Our Mission To Find All the Accidentally Vegan Foods
Nov 18 • 42 min
We’ve been stumbling across more and more accidentally vegan foods these days and discuss how we find them and confirm that they are vegan. This episode’s news segment is an interesting one- everything from creepy milk ads to air-based protein. In the…
The Game Changers According to Eddie
Nov 11 • 43 min
We’re talking all about the vegan documentary The Game Changers again but this time we’re joined by Eddie who brings his male perspective on the documentary which is also targeted mostly at men. In the News: 1. Japan Olympics Are Expecting Vegans 2.…
So The Game Changers Movie Is Convincing People To Go Vegan…
Nov 4 • 43 min
The Game Changers movie was released on Netflix recently and we’ve been hearing about it convincing people to switch to a vegan diet. We discuss our thoughts on the movie, whether it gives a good representation of veganism, what biases to look out for,…
Lies in the Cereal Aisle (Why is vegan cereal so hard to find?)
Oct 28 • 41 min
Ever been heartbroken in the cereal aisle? You go to pick up your favourite cereal, only to realize it’s almost completely vegan except for that troubling D3 vitamin… Or worse, you think it’s vegan but see conflicting information about whether or not it…
How We Got Jobs in Social Media
Oct 21 • 58 min
So a little about us- we both work in social media for our ‘real jobs’. But what does that mean? What does our work involve and how did we get where we are today? We’re talking about it all! Support us on Patreon: In…
The Viet Vegan Co-hosts the News and Sh*t Gets Real
Oct 14 • 42 min
It’s another all news episode, but this time we have a special co-anchor- Lisa from The Viet Vegan! We’re talking IKEA cheeseburgers, Australia’s new law to protect animals, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s new vegan ad campaign, and more! Support Us on…
We’re Hot and We’re Cold
Oct 7 • 48 min
Time for another TMG weather debate… we’re talking all things Fall and trying to agree on the optimal temperature for happiness. But first! In the news, a hybrid burger, NYC meat ban, and a message from Billie Eilish and Woody Harrelson. In the News:…
How Many Protein Patties Are Too Many Protein Patties?
Sep 30 • 38 min
It’s an all news episode! We’re talking burgers, burgers, and more burgers. Or as Trader Joe’s likes to call them- Protein Patties. We’ve also got some vegan makeup news, vitamins to try, and a trip to Disney to plan. 1. Hilary Duff vegan make up 2.…
There’s a New Plant-Based Jerky in Town
Sep 23 • 54 min
It’s an all news episode and it’s not just about Tim Horton’s! It’s been an exciting week of news in the vegan world, so we had a lot to discuss. Everything from a new variety of plant-based jerky, to Ellen’s ask for less meat, and even a sexy vegan…
Help Us Get Our Sh*t Together
Sep 16 • 42 min
With a new season starting and the final few months of the year ahead of us, we figured it’s a good time to step back and figure out what routines and habits we want to focus on in order to finish the year strong. In news, we discuss the announcement of…
Food For Thought ft. Russell from Rollercoaster Vegan
Sep 9 • 41 min
When foodies unite! Russell (aka Rollercoaster Vegan) joins us to talk all things food. We pick his brain about what’s been like being vegan for 10 years, how he learned to celebrate food, where to get the best tacos in LA, and how he uses food and…
Let’s Talk Tofu
Sep 2 • 43 min
Tofu has a bit of a bad rep, so we decided it was time to make a case for why tofu deserves more love! From the taste and texture, to the speculation around the side of effects of soy consumption- we’re discussing the common arguments for and against this…
Where Do Recipes Come From?
Aug 26 • 44 min
It’s time to have the talk. It’s time we told you where recipes come from. As requested by one of our Patrons, we’re discussing how we come up with recipes for our blog. Why do so many of Dev’s involve buffalo sauce? How does Kat really feel about…
PSA: You’re Using Your Fridge Wrong
Aug 19 • 52 min
It’s time we had the talk. The talk about how to manage your refrigerator properly to optimize its technology and minimize food waste. In the news, we’re also talking Subway’s new plant-based meatball subs, the success of Dr. Martens vegan boots, the…
Are We Vegan Enough?
Aug 12 • 36 min
Time for a little self-evaluation… Are we good enough vegans? Is it wrong that we don’t tell people they should go vegan? What if we don’t raise our kids vegan? It can be tricky figuring out what works for you when it comes to being vegan. Our approach…
Body Positivity and Diet Culture
Aug 5 • 45 min
After seeing a story online about plates being sold at Macy’s that advocated eating smaller portions in order to fit into skinny jeans, we got into a discussion about the toxic trends in diet culture and what we can do to contribute to body positivity.
What It’s Really Like Being Vegan and Pregnant ft. Tory Halpin
Jul 29 • 32 min
We sit down with local vegan blogger and Instagrammer Tory Halpin to learn what it’s really like to be vegan and pregnant. We discuss everything from how her doctors reacted to what’s changed about her diet since becoming pregnant.
Should We Be Competing or Collaborating with Other Bloggers?
Jul 22 • 47 min
First things first, we discuss the new Beyond Meat burger that Tim Horton’s recently introduced. The fast food excitement continues with confirmation that KFC’s plant-based ‘chicken’ burger is actually in existence, in Toronto at least. Then we move on to…
That Time Kombucha Exploded All Over Our Podcast
Jul 15 • 42 min
It’s time for a kombucha taste test! Kat recently visited Montreal and brought back 7 different kinds of kombucha for us to try. All was going well until one got a little too excited about being opened… We also answered some ice breaker questions in…
Dear Arby’s, No One Wants Your Meat Carrot (+ Would You Rather Q&A)
Jul 8 • 50 min
In this episode, we’ve got some vegan news topics to cover and a Would You Rather Q&A! Arby’s recently ran a marketing campaign featuring a carrot made out of meat to signify their thoughts on the plant-based meat trend, so we share our thoughts on that.…
Why We Aren’t Vegan Activists
Jul 1 • 42 min
Do we want to help get more people interested in veganism? Yes! Do we consider ourselves Vegan Activists? No. Some might call us bad vegans for saying this, but we aren’t fans of the traditional and extreme activism that can be common in the vegan…
PSA: Grilling Isn’t Just for Meat
Jun 24 • 38 min
Kat wants everyone to re-think their relationship with their grill and make the most of it this summer! We challenge the notion that grilling is just for meat and share all the other foods that you might not expect to grill well and taste so damn…
Troubles Travelling with Non-Vegans
Jun 17 • 35 min
We discuss what struggles we’ve had when travelling to unfamiliar places as a vegan, as well as the challenges that come from travelling with non-vegans. Can you just live off of granola bars? How can you finesse the menu at non-vegan restaurants? Where…
Are We a Couple? Answering Audience Assumptions
Jun 10 • 39 min
Are we in a relationship? Is Dev secretly a really good cook? Did we drool over Gaz Oakley when we met him? We asked our viewers what assumptions they’ve had about us and responded to them all. Find out which ones were true and which ones were completely…
The Truth About Vegan Cheese
Jun 3 • 38 min
Most non-vegans see cheese as the great big mystery of veganism. How can someone possibly live their life without dairy cheese?! We discuss the vegan cheeses that satisfy our cravings and how to approach the phrase “I could never live without cheese.”
Why is Tim Horton’s Hiding the Beyond Meat Breakfast Sandwich?
May 27 • 37 min
Beyond Meat drama! Canadian coffee franchise Tim Horton’s announced a vegan breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat patties, but won’t tell anyone where they’re available. Meat farmers in Canada are protesting the labeling of Beyond Meat as it might confuse…
The Best and Worst Parts of Food Festivals
May 20 • 40 min
With food festival season officially underway, we got to talking about the best and worst parts of food festivals. We love a good festival, but we’ve learned some hacks to prepare for some of the not-so-good things that you might experience at them. Also,…
Instagram Updates We Love and Hate
May 14 • 46 min
We talk about some of the latest updates Instagram has launched, including hiding how many likes a photo has, Creator profiles, and quizzes! With these updates, come impacts to brands, creators, and users- some positive and some negative but we share how…
We’re making a cookbook!
May 5 • 44 min
We spend this episode brainstorming about some upcoming projects that we’re very excited to get working on, including an e-cookbook and a possible vegan travel web series.
How Should Vegan Companies Market to Non-Vegans (The JUST Egg Drama)
Apr 29 • 33 min
When a vegan company served their plant-based egg substitute alongside non-vegan foods at an event, they received some heavy backlash from the vegan community. We share our thoughts on the company’s choices, how they responded, and how vegans reacted.
Dear Food Bloggers, Stop Being So Extra
Apr 15 • 51 min
When it comes to food blogging, sometimes the food and content you see bloggers post can get a little far from being realistic for the average person. Who really has time to make their own non-dairy milk all the time?! We discuss our thoughts on trying to…
The Movies and Shows That Make Us Who We Are
Apr 9 • 78 min
When we’re not cooking, these are the movies and shows we’re probably watching. They make us laugh, cry, and sometimes question our taste in entertainment.
Should pets be vegan?
Apr 1 • 51 min
Some people believe it isn’t vegan to own pets, others feel that their pets should be vegan just like them. On this episode we’re talking about all things animals and veganism- everything from zoos and aquariums, to vegan dogs and animals in show biz.
More Vegan YouTubers Quit Veganism and Impossible Foods Lies About Using Dairy
Mar 24 • 45 min
In another edition of trending vegan news, we’re discussing the announcement that Rawvana and Raw Alignment, two well known vegan YouTubers, are no longer vegan. We also discuss the scandal between Impossible Foods and Vegan Zombie, where the company lied…
Not Your Typical Healthy Vegans
Mar 17 • 46 min
A common assumption about veganism is that being vegan automatically means you only eat healthy food, but we don’t fit that stereotype very well. We embrace junk food and don’t really relate to the typical wellness-focused vegan personas. We discuss why…
Canada has a Tofu Shortage?! Trending Vegan News
Mar 4 • 52 min
We discuss some recent trending news in the vegan world including the UK Dairy industry vs plant-based cheese shop La Fauxmagerie, Califia Farms’ new Uber Milk, PETA vs Steve Irwin, PETA puts a spy camera in the Oscars swag bags, Canada runs out of Tofu,…
What’s Our Dream Food Truck to Own? (Unfiltered Q&A)
Feb 25 • 28 min
We’ve had A LOT of food truck ideas and we share some of them in this episode as we answer a bunch of questions from our audience. Everything from how we manage our blog and YouTube channel, to our travel bucket lists.
Can Vegans Watch Cooking Shows with Meat?
Feb 18 • 36 min
As content creators and foodies, we love watching cooking shows and appreciate all kinds of food based content… even if it contains meat. We often worry about being criticized for this fact.
What Happens When a Vegan Accidentally Eats Meat
Feb 11 • 45 min
Accidents happen. The fact is no vegan is perfect. We’ve all suffered through that unfortunate realization when you’ve unknowingly eaten something that’s not vegan. So what do you do? Even more, what do you do once you know it’s not vegan? Do you keep…
How We Create Our Vegan Recipes
Feb 3 • 49 min
Neither of us are professionally trained chefs, but we love food and we love creating vegan recipes. So, how do we do it? In this episode, we explore how we come up with our recipe ideas, what’s involved in testing, and how we’ve dealt with our cooking…
Supporting Bonny Rebecca
Jan 27 • 67 min
After YouTuber Bonny Rebecca revealed she’s no longer vegan because of a long battle with health issues, she faced intense backlash from the vegan community. We support Bonny’s decision to put her health first and feel all the negative criticism is…
Is Blogging Still Relevant?
Jan 20 • 37 min
With all these social media platforms dominating everyone’s time and attention, is there still value in having a blog? We think yes and we’ll explain why in this episode but just remember- your blog is the one place that you own. If Instagram shuts down…
The Impact One Vegan Can Have on the World
Jan 13 • 38 min
Ever questioned if your veganism is really making a difference? We’re addressing those doubts with a discussion on the environmental impacts of one person going vegan, as well as the trickle down effects of being the token vegan. Sometimes it’s all the…
Motherless Meats and Other Food Trend Predictions for 2019
Jan 6 • 46 min
New year, new food trends right? From motherless meats to the next fad diet, we’re discussing some of the food trends that have been predicted for 2019. We also share what trends we’d like to see gain popularity and if the food we create for our blog will…
Turning Our Blog into a Business
Dec 31, 2018 • 63 min
Before the new year starts, we’re taking some time to assess our ambitions. Inspired by fellow YouTubers and Podcasters Colin and Samir, we answer questions from a personal vision worksheet to figure out where we want to be and how to get there.
How to Prepare for Going Vegan
Dec 24, 2018 • 57 min
Time for the truth about going vegan- our advice, experiences, and challenges.
Unplugging for the Holidays
Dec 17, 2018 • 35 min
In a world where it feels like we always have to be ‘on’, is it still possible to unplug during the holidays? We discuss our struggles with taking some time offline and figure out how to get better at it so we can truly enjoy the holidays without worrying…
Holiday Baking and Christmas Themed Would You Rather?
Dec 10, 2018 • 40 min
After debating which holiday cookies are the best, we turn to some Christmas themed Would You Rather? questions to further fuel our discussion on this wonderful time of year.
Christmas Traditions - The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable
Dec 3, 2018 • 43 min
Love em or hate em, everyone seems to have their own set of traditions this time of year. Kat and Dev discuss their favourite traditions and new ones they want to start.
How to Choose Gifts for Vegans
Nov 26, 2018 • 45 min
As if holiday shopping isn’t already stressful enough, shopping for a vegan when you’re not a vegan can quickly become overwhelming. On the other hand, as a vegan shopping for non-vegans, it can be difficult when the gifts people want go against your…
Are We Addicted to Our Phones?
Nov 19, 2018 • 62 min
Have you ever stopped to consider how much time you spend on your phone? We discuss our phone habits, how much phone time is too much, and what phone activity is really justified as opposed to just wasted time. Stay tuned for the follow-up episode!
Foods We Used to Hate
Nov 15, 2018 • 48 min
Everyone remembers the one olive that made them love olives right? At some point in our lives we go from hating a food to loving or loving a food to hating it and that’s what this episode is all about. Thank you to Jessica for the topic suggestion!
What is a Snack?
Nov 4, 2018 • 52 min
Another TMG debate! At what point does a snack become a meal? What’s considered a snack and what isn’t? We have some trouble agreeing on this debate, but we learn a lot about our eating habits.
All Things Halloween
Oct 29, 2018 • 51 min
In honour of Halloween this week, we’re talking about our favourite halloween memories, movies, and costumes.
For the Love of Podcasts-Why We Started a Podcast
Oct 22, 2018 • 51 min
A podcast about podcasts- how meta. We’re sharing why we started our podcast, what we love about podcasts, and our favourite podcasts that we listen to.
Confessions of a Food Waste Problem
Oct 15, 2018 • 39 min
We have a confession… we have committed food waste crimes. As much as we love food, we’re still learning how to buy, cook, and store food in ways that ensure it gets used up before it goes bad. These are our confessions and hopefully a step towards…
TMG Debates: Which season is the best?
Oct 8, 2018 • 50 min
Kat is a fall/winter person, Dev is a spring/summer person. It’s an ongoing debate between them over which season is better. On this episode, they’re hashing it out and debating their opposing opinions.
Extremely Unfiltered Q&A with The Viet Vegan and Meat Free Athlete
Oct 1, 2018 • 57 min
While enjoying a cottage weekend away with our vegan squad we took some time to do a Q&A discussion featuring Lisa from The Viet Vegan and Anne-Marie from Meat Free Athlete. It doesn’t get more unfiltered than this.
Food Blog Photo and Video Editing for Beginners
Sep 24, 2018 • 45 min
Continuing our conversation on creating content for food blogs. This time we’re diving into the editing side of food photography and videography. What editing softwares we use, our typical work flow, and tips for beginners.
How to Get Started with Videography and Photography for Food Blogging
Sep 18, 2018 • 57 min
We love making videos and shooting photos just as much as we love eating delicious food, but how did we get started doing what we do? We’re sharing our tips for beginners, what we’ve learned, and our biggest struggles.
Craziest Hypothetical Questions Vegans Get Asked
Sep 10, 2018 • 40 min
It seems like everyone’s favourite game to play with vegans is the hypothetical questions game. What you eat meat if… We share some of the strangest questions we’ve been asked, as well as some tips for answering them.
How to Host a Party with Non-Vegans
Sep 3, 2018 • 36 min
So you wanna have a dinner party but not all your friends are vegan? It can be tricky figuring out how to please everyone, but we shared some tips for making it work.
Special Edition: Would You Rather? Episode
Aug 29, 2018 • 62 min
Would you rather give up vegan cheese for the rest of your life or give up… Well you’ll just have to listen to find out as we play a game of Would You Rather?
How We Grew Our Channel to 5k Subs in 1 Year
Aug 20, 2018 • 45 min
What does it take to grow a YouTube channel? It’s simple; hard work and determination. But sometimes there can be downsides to a channel growing too large. We share why we love being a small channel and what our goals are for the future of Two Market…
How to Cottage with Non-Vegans
Aug 13, 2018 • 35 min
Going to a cottage or lake house can be one of the most relaxing vacations to take, but navigating the menu when it’s a mix of vegans and non-vegans can sometimes be troublesome. The good news is we’ve done it before and we’re sharing some tips to help…
In the News: Parkdale vs Vegandale, and Kalel vs Vegans
Aug 6, 2018 • 47 min
We share our thoughts on some current vegan headlines. A neighbourhood in Toronto known as Parkdale has been rallying against a vegan chain of businesses that call themselves Vegandale, who also have some strongly worded branding that is rubbing some…
Plastic Free Problems
Jul 30, 2018 • 39 min
On this episode, we share how we’ve been making changes to reduce our plastic waste and what struggles we’ve encountered as we incorporate more reusable items into our every day routines.
The Beyond Meat Burger and Being the “Perfect” Vegan
Jul 23, 2018 • 35 min
Kat and Dev from Two Market Girls discuss the mixed opinions regarding A&W’s nation-wide release of the Beyond Burger in Canada and why the pressure of being the perfect vegan is dangerous to the progress of the vegan movement.
Confessions of Two Junk Food Vegans
Jul 16, 2018 • 28 min
Veganism is not always about eating healthy. There’s plenty of vegan junk food out there and we love to indulge. Sometimes there’s guilt associated with eating unhealthy food, but we still do and we’re sharing how we maintain balance instead of ignoring…
Grocery Shopping Horrors and Hacks
Jul 9, 2018 • 37 min
When it comes to grocery shopping, we have a love/hate relationship with it. Sometimes it’s a lot of fun, other times it just brings out the worst in everyone. We share some of our tips and how to limit the bad trips.
How We Really Feel About Being Canadian
Jul 3, 2018 • 32 min
From common Canadian stereotypes to the things we’d change about our country, we talk all things Canada in honour of Canada Day.
Travel Tips for Vegans
Jun 25, 2018 • 39 min
Travelling as a vegan can be lots of fun because you get to explore all the local vegan options available in different places. But it can also be overwhelming at times! We put together some vegan travel tips to help with everything from navigating airport…
How to Survive Vegan Food Festivals
Jun 20, 2018 • 34 min
We don’t mess around at food festivals, it’s serious business. We try to experience as much new food as possible while still watching our budget and conquering the crowds. These are our pro tips!
Vegan Kitchen Essentials
Jun 11, 2018 • 38 min
Cooking and creating delicious vegan dishes becomes so much easier when you have the right tools to do it. We discuss the items every vegan kitchen needs, as well as the things that are just nice to have.
Is pie better than cake? TMG Unfiltered Q&A Edition
Jun 4, 2018 • 58 min
Are aliens vegan? Have we ever dined and dashed? What’s our favourite food to cook? Get to know us a bit better as we answer a bunch of randomly generated questions.
Food Blog Side Hustles ft. Plant Based Kristy & Love Wild Live Free
May 28, 2018 • 58 min
Vegan food bloggers Kristy LaPointe from Plant Based Kristy and Avra Epstein from Love Wild Live Free join us for an open discussion about managing a blog as a side hustle, imposter syndrome, navigating the vegan community, and the future of social media.
Fitness for Dummies
May 21, 2018 • 36 min
Some real talk about incorporating fitness into your life when you’re not a workout guru. We know it’s important to be active, but we also know it’s hard as hell to turn it into a habit, so we share our honest and simple tips for getting your butt to the…
The Struggle to Unplug and Unwind
May 14, 2018 • 35 min
Busy is a blessing, but burnout is real. Taking breaks is essential when you’ve got a lot on the go or find yourself getting too addicted to your phone and social media. We discuss how technology, culture, and personality all play a role in getting burnt…
Myths & Misconceptions: Veganism Edition
May 7, 2018 • 23 min
Whether you are a vegan, know a vegan, or have heard of veganism, you’ve probably developed some perception of what vegans are like based on things you’ve heard. Exaggerations and stereotypes are common, but how do we address those and inspire a more…
On the Road to Sustainability ft. Sustainabus
Apr 30, 2018 • 25 min
We discuss what it means to live sustainably and how to do so with Erik and Michael from Sustainabus. Together they are converting an old school bus into a completely sustainable tiny home to drive from Alaska to Argentina.
The Truth About A Vegan Social Life
Apr 23, 2018 • 27 min
Does going vegan make it harder to have a social life? Can you still have a social life at all if you go vegan? We discuss how our social lives are impacted by being vegan and how to navigate certain social situations so that you don’t have to give up…
Hacks for Developing Your Photography Style
Apr 16, 2018 • 32 min
In an Instagram world, how can you make your photos stand out? It’s simple; style. But easier said than done. We share some of our tips and what we’ve learned about photography over the years.
The Millennial Job Market
Apr 9, 2018 • 37 min
Is the gig economy a good thing? Will we ever get benefits? What skills does it really take to thrive these days? An honest and optimistic conversation on the current state of the job market and the changing employment circumstances that millennials are…
How to Not Suck at Cooking
Apr 2, 2018 • 37 min
We compare our very different perspectives and skill levels when it comes to cooking. For anyone who struggles with cooking, we share how to get past failures in the kitchen and learn to love making food.
The Chronicles of Women on YouTube
Mar 26, 2018 • 27 min
What’s it like to be a woman on YouTube? Is the future of YouTube female? As two women who run a YouTube channel and spend a fair amount of time watching YouTube, we couldn’t ignore the conversation surrounding the difference between how women are…
A Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media
Mar 19, 2018 • 48 min
On this episode of TMG Unfiltered, Kat and Dev explore the world of social media. It is an incredibly powerful and beneficial form of communication, but can also be quite dangerous. The discussion explores the positives, the negatives, the question of…
The Wonderful World of Vlogging
Mar 13, 2018 • 45 min
On this episode of TMG Unfiltered, Kat and Dev discuss their thoughts on a popular form of content on YouTube known as “Vlogs”. They share why they think it’s so popular, what makes a good vlog, and the dangers of vlogging.
Vegan FAQs
Mar 13, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of TMG Unfiltered we discuss all the frequently asked questions vegans get when people find out they’re vegan.
How to Date a Non-Vegan
Feb 12, 2018 • 24 min
Dating can be complicated, but what about when one of you is vegan and the other isn’t? Is it a deal breaker? Can it work out? We share our experiences and tips for making it work.
Welcome to TMG Unfiltered
Jan 22, 2018 • 16 min
Allow us to introduce ourselves! We’re Kat and Dev from the vegan blog/YouTube channel ‘Two Market Girls’ and this is our podcast! We’ll be discussing life beyond the blog including social media, photography, vegan lifestyle, and much more.