Brown Vegan

Dr. Ruby Thomas is a board-certified pediatrician in Atlanta, GA. It was great to have her on the show to share practical vegan tips for families. There are so many people who have pushback from family and friends about whether or not veganism is safe for kids.

In this podcast, we chat about:

  • Why it’s okay for kids to be vegan

  • How to get small children and teenagers on board

  • Her family’s easy go-to meals

  • Being a social vegan with kids (school parties & family events)

  • How she made vegan formula right at home for her children and store-bought options that are available.

Get the resources mentioned in the episode & contact Dr. Ruby here

Direct download: vegandrrubythomas.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

  • Start.

  • Don’t overthink it.

  • Do the best you can every.single. day.
  • Get clear on your why and make it happen!

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here 

Direct download: veganencouragement.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

Get the show notes and buy Jackie's book at brownvegan.com

We chat about:

  • How to be vegan on the go without eating out at restaurants.
  • An example of a full day of meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert.
  • How Jackie was able to start her business with blogging on Tumblr, photography, and networking.
  • Simple food photography tips using a phone.
  • Cookbook writing
Direct download: veganyackattack.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did my first podcast with two guests. It was worth it!

In this episode, I chat with Tracye & Mary McQuirter about their 30+ years of vegan life.

We discuss:

  • Why Mary McQuirter started her vegan journey at 50 years old (she's 81 now) and the positive changes that came with the lifestyle.
  • How Mary McQuirter was able to overcome overeating and a sugar addiction.
  • Why Tracye decided to write Ageless Vegan with her mom and how they came up with recipes together.
  • Tips on how to make vegan life long-term and practical.

Get the show notes at brownvegan.com

Direct download: agelessvegantracyemcquirter.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Chelsea Williams about all things wellness and building an online business through blogging, sponsorships, and genuine connections.

Get all of the resources mentioned in this episode here.

Direct download: thatschelsea.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

It's one thing to go vegan solo, but a whole other situation when you're ready to change your life with a family.

In this podcast episode, I chat with Ambriel of Black Mama Vegan (wife and mom of four) about:

  • How to sneak in a couple of vegan meals a week.
  • Why it's such an advantage to go vegan when your children are very young.
  • How she was able to change her husband mindset around protein and "feeling full."
  • How she was able to get her teenage daughter on board *despite the multiple side eyes* lol
  • Why faux meat products are so helpful for new vegan families.

Get the full show notes for this episode here

Direct download: blackveganmamaFINAL11.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

We chat about:

  • Why she's so confident as a fat vegan 
  • Her 120 weight loss (she worked out for four hours a day at one point!)
  • How she handles negative comments as a Youtuber
  • Her struggles with plus-sized vegan fashion
  • Tips on how to start a vegan journey
  • Tips on how to get started as a vegan YouTuber

Get the show notes and reach Edyn here 

Direct download: edynjacks.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Keith Tucker about his vegan journey, how he uses food and music to bring wellness to the black community, and the details of putting together vegan dinners around the country.

Get the show notes for this episode here 

Direct download: hiphopisgreen.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

In this episode, I share tips on:

  • How to be vegan on a road trip
  • How to vegan at the airport and on a flight
  • How to be vegan when you get your destination (especially during a group trip)

Get the resources mentioned in this episode here

Direct download: vegantravelALLCLIPS.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

It was awesome to have Esosa E. on the show!

We chat about:

  • How she was able to cure her acne from the inside out using raw food and rejuvelac.
  • How to stay satisfied eating a raw food diet.
  • How to enjoy flavorful and delicious salads.
  • Five causes of fatigue and how you can overcome it.
  • Why your diet may be the cause of your depression.

Get the resources mentioned in this episode here 

Direct download: rawgirltoxicworld.mp3
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In this episode, I chat with Tierra Goes Green about:

  • How she went from heavy drinking & wings to fresh juice and wellness
  • Why it's okay to delegate meal planning and prep
  • Working out
  • How to be vegan in relationships (romantic and family)
  • Being a social vegan

 

Get the show notes here 

Direct download: tierragoesgreenFINAL.mp3
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In this episode we chat about:

  • Alyssa's vegan journey -- ditching dairy, meal prep, cooking tips
  • Why more vegans should start podcasts
  • Why you don't have to be tech savvy to start a podcast
  • How to get used to the sound of your own voice
  • Editing episodes
  • How to book guests
  • Why you don't need expensive equipment to get started

Get the full show notes here

Direct download: liveplantedpodcast.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

In this episode we chat about:

  • How Nzingah transitioned from a processed vegan life to a mostly raw lifestyle
  • Why self-care is more than external (such as manicure and massage)
  • Why self-care is important for relationships
  • Self-care on a budget

Full show notes for this episode is here 

Direct download: nzinghaYESILIKEITRAW.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:29am EDT

In this episode we chat about:

  • Breck's work as a private chef and vegan caterer 
  • How she plans to raise her baby vegan
  • Her go-to meals and kitchen tools
  • Why it's important to do what works best for you and to not feel like you have to follow "vegan rules"
  • Tips for people who live in food deserts

Get the show notes for this episode here 

Direct download: insatiablevegan.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

I met Sam last year while doing a cooking demo in Toronto and we instantly connected. It was awesome to have her on the show to share her vegan journey and how she is growing her business.

We chat about so much including:
*Why she went vegan overnight
*How to make those coins food blogging (she gets a million page views a month!)
*How she got her cookbook deal

 

Get the resources mentioned in this episode here 

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My two favorite topics are veganism & business, so I had to have Cherri back on the show to share how she started and grew her vegan prep business.

Get the resources mentioned in this episode on the blog post here 

Direct download: brownveggiemomFINAL.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode, I chat with Gina from Vegan with Curves about:

  • Why it's important to be open-minded and know your options as a vegan
  • How to deal with being vegan in the workplace
  • Blah to the vegan police
  • The difference between vegan and plant-based
  • How to keep your booty as a vegan -- what to eat and what exercises you should do

Get the show notes and resources mentioned in this episode here 

Direct download: veganwithcurvesFINAL.mp3
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It's so awesome to have Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul back on the show.

Here's what we covered:

  • How she transitioned her Sweet Potato Soul brand into a full-time business
  • How she secured her book deal
  • The details on how she wrote her cookbook
  • How to grow your YouTube channel and social media
  • How Jenne manages her depression & anxiety
  • How she is planning her vegan wedding                                         

Get all the show notes and order Jenné's book here 

Direct download: sweetpotatosoulFINALFINAL.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

I have Ashley from Crazy Urban Vegan on the show to talk about her weight loss AND weight gain, why weight loss is much more than the scale, and the importance of keeping it simple to stay on track.

Reach Ashley and get all the links mentioned in this episode here 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@brownvegan) and let me know what you think of the episode!

Direct download: ashleyfinal.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:32am EDT

We chat about:

  • Why she went vegan for cultural reasons
  • What Jamila doing in Baltimore to make vegan options accessible
  • Why she started a community farm with Afro-Vegan Society
  • Being vegan in the south
  • How she got her boyfriend to go vegan 

 

Get all the show notes & resources for this episode here.

Direct download: jamilathesoulfulveganistaFINAL.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

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