Vendor Feature: Komo Comfort Foods

I have the pleasure to chat and meet, Jeffrey Ma, the President of Komi Comfort Foods!

Who is Komo Comfort Foods?

1) Why and when did you start your business?

Komo started with the idea that plant-based eating can be easy, yet still incredibly hearty and wholesome. We saw the need for convenient meals that would make plant-based dinner time simpler.

We launched Komo in March 2021 during the pandemic lockdowns. This was a time when people were eating at home and the fatigue of having to cook meals was a real challenge. Fred (our chef) and I are both vegans and experience the challenges of plant-based eating every day. Our goal is to have our lasagnas, shepherd’s pies and other comfort foods on dinner tables across the country to show how easy, hearty and wholesome plant-based eating can be!

2) What was your background?

I’m a food scientist by training and have been creating plant-based products for the last ten years! I chose to eat primarily plant-based a year and a half ago. I was keen to create a brand that solved a problem and creates a positive impact to our planet, people and animals – and starting a plant-based food company was the way to go! Food production contributes around 37% of global greenhouse gases and changing our diets to be more plant-based is the single most effective way an individual can have in curbing climate change. 

The idea that what we choose to have on our plates every day can collectively have impact on our environmental and the lives of others (people and animals) is inspiring. I hope our meals can start conversations around the dinner table around how possible plant-based eating can be, whether it’s for one meal, one day, one week or everyday of the year.

3) Some interesting facts about your product?

The first lasagna was created in Chef Fred’s kitchen in January 2021 and we now offered in over 250 locations across Canada. It’s amazing what can happen in one year. 

We make all our components from scratch and don’t use any flavours or preservatives in our products. Our goal is to make our products feel like you made and baked it at home. 

4) Finally, anything else you would like to share?

We are super grateful for all the local support since we’ve launched our brand. At Komo, we are on a mission to make plant-based meals a staple on every dinner table. We do this through feel good foods that connect people to the planet. Every time we see our consumers enjoying our product, it keeps us motivated to push ahead and through all the challenges of building a new business.


Jeffrey Ma

President, Komo Comfort Foods www.komocomfortfoods.com
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Check this amazing company out!

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Vendor Feature: Bodahealth

I had my first cupping experience ever at Bodahealth! It was painless and extremely relaxing afterwards. I definitely would love to do this again!

“Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin with the application of heated cups. Its practice mainly occurs in Asia but also in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.”Wikipedia

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.”- WebMD

Who Is Bodahealth?

1)Why and when did you (Dr. Boughton) start your business?

I love working with other practitioners of the same – as well as different – modalities. I really wanted to surround myself with practitioners who are caring, passionate, highly educated, and skilled in their field, so I opened BodaHealth in 2008.

2) What was your background?

I started Chinese medicine after graduating with a BA in Sociology and Criminology in 2000. In 2003, I received my acupuncture licence and started practicing on Saturdays while I finished herbology and a doctorate in Chinese medicine, and started my practice full time in 2005.

3) Interesting facts about your business?

At BodaHealth we treat a lot of women’s health and have a cooperative team of practitioners who bring unique skill to the practice. We provide acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine, massage therapy, cold laser therapy, shockwave therapy, and holistic nutrition. Many of our patients utilize several or all of our services, which lends to collaborative relationships in treating our patients.

4) Finally, is there anything you’d like to add?

Our therapists are extremely passionate about supporting women and men who are trying to conceive, working with pregnancy, hormone balancing at any age, as well as injuries, sports medicine, and rehab techniques.

Check them out!

https://bodahealth.ca

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Vendor Feature: Get Your Cray-On

Thank you, Get Your Cray-On for making these for my little students!

Who is Get Your Cray-On?

1) When and why did you start your business?

I just started this business in March of this year. My daughter turned 3 recently and she loves to draw. She also loves to help me in the kitchen at any opportunity! So this is a fun way to make something new with her and a fun gift to share with her friends

2) What was your background?

I was a recreational receptionist but when covid hit I lost my job. Then I got pregnant with my second baby, so I became a stay at home mom from that point onwards.

3) What is special about your products?

First of all, our crayons are made with non-toxic material, so they are safe for children of all ages to use. I am able to customize the colors to a specific theme, and we also have many different fun shapes to choose from. I am always on the lookout for new molds to use too.

4) What else do you want to share?

These crayons are not just for kids, anybody who likes to draw and create can use these. They are also great for goodie bags, Easter baskets, a great alternative for trick or treating treats, stocking stuffers, any occasion really.

Because they are non-toxic, they can be used to decorate a cake! You can use the Crayons to add someone’s name to a cake, or any of the fun shapes to decorate it. And then after you can use them to draw.

Lots of different possibilities! And I’m still coming up with more as I go along!

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Vendor Feature: Magic Merchandise

Thank you, Magic Merchandise for my comfortable sweatshirt!

Who Is Magic Merchandise?

1) Why and when did you start your business?

Originally, I began the business in November of 2020 on Etsy, but switched to teespring in December! I started my business because I always liked designing / photoshop, so why not make a business out of my hobby to make others happy!


2) What was your background?

When I started my business, I was a 21-year-old full-time college student so i was very limited in time. Now I am an almost 23-year-old full-time worker, so now I’m able to expand my options!


3) What else would you like to share?

My business was actually originally named “sam’s shop & grande merch inc”. However, I decided on “Magic Merchandise” because I feel as if it describes my vision much better – creating all my products with a ‘magical’ approach / touch !

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https://www.magicmerchandise.org/

Movie Review: Downton Abbey

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Summary

The King and Queen were staying over at the Downton for a night! For some of the staff, this was an exciting event, but for others, this was a hassle. What was all the fuss about? Why was there still a monarchy? Political questions began to rise. Then, there was the issue of the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, who had a dispute with the Dowager Countess, about the family inheritance. So many issues boiling up at one time!

What else could go wrong?

Conclusion

As a fan of the original series, I enjoyed this movie very much!

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Book Review: Emma’s Sleep Adventure

Summary

It was time for bed for Emma. So she gathered her stuffed animals to accompany her towards bedtime.

Conclusion

This was a very sweet tale of how a little girl’s imagination could help guide herself to sleep. The perfect bedtime story!

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Vendor Feature: Sala Floral

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am looking at the different types of flowers available. It is a great idea to speak to a florist who is so passionate about flowers.

Who is Sala Floral?

1) When and why did you start your business?


We opened the shop January 13, 2021.
Why? I loved flowers and plants, I find it relaxing when I work with or around them…

2) What is your background?

Growing up in the Philippines, my mom’s garden was filled with lots of rare plants that one didn’t see here in Canada. There were many types of orchids. When they’re in bloom, I felt like a kid in a candy land.

3) What would you like to share about your business?

I love working with flowers and plants. This is because it brings out the creativity in me. That being said, arrange plants and flowers are perfect gifts for any occasion to someone you care about. Flowers tend to have this healing power, which makes people smile and can brightens up someone’s day.

Check them out!

https://salafloral.com/

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Happy Earth Day!

Today was Earth Day!

As I was taking the public transit system, I noticed there were more travellers on the train and bus. Everyone continued to social distance from each other. When I left the train station, the staff of the public transit system handed me some leaflets that contained seeds of wild flowers.

What did you do for Earth Day?

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Photo of the Day: Bunny Earrings

I was at a fundraiser and my friend donated these super cute bunny earrings!

How thoughtful of her to share her love of bunnies and crocheting/knitting! Not only she volunteered her time with me, she also made intend to fundraise.

When was the last time you volunteered for anything?

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Book Review: Mrs. Jeffries Dusts For Clues

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Summary

Finally, someone was missing and another case to solve! The household of Inspector Witherspoon was excited to hear that they got to go search for this missing servant. However, when the Inspector discovered a blonde lady’s corpse with the missing servant’s outfit, it became a real mystery.

Who was this mysterious corpse if it wasn’t the missing servant?

Conclusion

This was the second book in the series. It was amusing to read how the household and Mrs. Jeffries would help drop hints to the Inspector to inspire him.

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