Brown Vegan

In this episode, I chat with my girl #chefnikkiinthemix about why black vegan activism is so important, vegan dating & why she decided to start her journey in 2016. 

This convo is soooo important!


Reach Nikki and see all the show notes here

Direct download: finalchefnikkiinthemix.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Good times with my girl Shawnte Parks on the podcast!

We covered so much in 30 mins (lol):

The importance of having a vegan community, why it's okay to start over if you tried to go vegan before, why intersectionality is important in veganism, vegan meal planning for families, and why every vegan should have a YouTube channel and tips on how to start one.

Get all the resources mentioned and contact Natural Vegan Mama here.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 11:11pm EST

Have you ever met someone and instantly vibe with their energy? This is what happened when I connected with Carrie of So Freakin Vegan for our podcast convo. She's warm, funny and compassionate about animals and good health.

What We Talked About:

  • How she used food to treat PCOS
  • Why it's important to plant the seed of veganism to her elementary school students
  • How Carrie uses YouTube to connect with people in a compassionate and fun way
  • How she handles being a social vegan


Get show notes for this episode at under episode #52

Direct download: sofreakinveganfinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 11:20am EST

In this episode, I chat with my girl DeChantell from Living Well with DeChantell about her vegan journey.

Topics covered:

  • The struggles of vegan dating
  • How she makes raw vegan life easy 
  • How seeing so much fast food in her community and her dad's death led to her vegan journey

Reach DeChantell:


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Direct download: livingwellwithdechantell.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

In this episode, I chat with Stephanie of Vegan What about her vegan journey.  

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Topics covered:

  • What motivated Stephanie to start a vegan journey.
  • How she was about to get her hubby to become more vegan-friendly after he resisted the change.
  • How to use vegan life to lose weight and maintain the weight loss.
  • Why finding balance in your vegan journey is so important.
  • How her life and business changed after she decided to become vegan.

Reach Stephanie:

Resources mentioned:


Download the free vegan starter kit here 

Direct download: vegan_what.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:05am EST

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

In this episode, I chat with Joshua Black of Urban Black Vegan about how he lost 50 lbs on a 21-day juice cleanse, why he decided to avoid oil as much as possible, what it's like to be a vegan YouTuber and what motivates him to keep going.

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Direct download: URBAN_BLACK_VEGAN.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

Show notes are at

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Direct download: bv47.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

In this episode, I share tips on how to save money on your vegan grocery bill.

Tips mentioned:

  • Shop at your regular grocery store for essentials like spinach, potatoes, etc and only shop health food stores for harder to find items like nutritional yeast, meat alternatives, etc. 
  • Get your butt in the kitchen and cook
  • Plan for leftovers -- I usually plan 4-5 dinners each week then stretch those out to save money and time
  • Just because you're eating vegan, it doesn't mean everything has to be organic --- buy what you can afford. Check out the Environmental Working Group's list of produce that are sprayed with pesticides the most. Just get started and make adjustments as you move forward.
  • Keep it simple. There's no need to be a gourmet chef every night. Simple meals like tacos, spaghetti, and stew are simple and filling. Save the elaborate meals for the weekend.
  • Plan your meals


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Direct download: bvpodcastepisode46.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 7:23pm EST