SIM­PLE AND GREEN

FOR­GET WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT VE­G­AN­ISM— GWEN­DOLEN BO INE’S GWEN­NIE ON THE GO IS BRING­ING CAR­BI­VORES OF ALL STRIPES INTO THE FOLD.

Hamptons Magazine - - Contents - BY CRYS­TAL MARTIN

For­get what you know about ve­g­an­ism—gwen­dolen Bokine’s Gwen­nie On The Go is bring­ing car­bi­vores of all stripes into the fold.

For Gwen­dolen Bokine, a for­mer New York City high school teacher, a move to Mon­tauk seven years ago jump-started her own ve­gan diet and sharp­ened her fo­cus on fit­ness. Now, with her health con­sul­tancy, Gwen­nie on the Go, she has set out to help oth­ers.

Ve­g­an­ism: an in­tro Bokine’s sig­na­ture event, “Be­yond Twigs, Sticks, and Ber­ries,” helps cu­ri­ous om­ni­vores dis­cover de­li­cious, plant-based cui­sine. Once a month, 30 guests in­dulge in a five-course ve­gan meal pre­pared by a Hamp­tons chef. “There’s a cook­ing demon­stra­tion. And the sim­pler it is, the more likely peo­ple are to try the meal at home—that’s the goal,” says Bokine. The next event will be held in mid-july at the Watch­case con­do­mini­ums in Sag Har­bor. But it’s not all or noth­ing Bokine stud­ied nu­tri­tion and the health ben­e­fits of a plant-based diet at Cor­nell. While she al­ways had con­cerns about the wel­fare of an­i­mals, she sim­ply lost her taste for an­i­mal prod­ucts. “But I’m not try­ing to scare peo­ple into eat­ing bet­ter,” she says. In­stead, she en­cour­ages her clients to grad­u­ally crowd out meat and other an­i­mal prod­ucts from their di­ets. Be­sides her own gar­den, her fa­vorite place to get pro­duce is Coun­try Gar­den Farm in Bridge­hamp­ton (35 Mill­stone Road). “You have all the lo­cal squashes, pota­toes, yams. Take ad­van­tage of it!”

The mind-body con­nec­tion Bokine en­cour­ages her clients to take a 360-de­gree ap­proach to health. “When I’m work­ing with clients, I’m not look­ing for them to sim­ply fit into their biki­nis. I want to change how they think,” she says. “The more con­scious you be­come, the bet­ter de­ci­sions you’ll make about diet and ex­er­cise.” gwen­nieon­thego.com

Health coach Gwen­dolen Bokine helps peo­ple dis­cover de­lec­ta­ble plant-based cui­sine with monthly din­ners and cook­ing demon­stra­tions.

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