Brown Vegan

I met Lynne several years ago online and since then we've had a chance to connect offline at local events. She's a big believer in balance and it extend not only to what she eats but how she lives her life.

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/-a-raw-cleanse-can-help-you-go-vegan

 

We discussed:

  • How she was able to get rid of her high blood pressure medication after eating a mostly raw diet for 4 months
  • How she was able to get her husband to embrace vegan life
  • Why balance is so important in a vegan lifestyle
  • Her love of cooking and how she prepares her favorite dishes

Quotes: 

"That month of raw food changed my life"

"Life is About Balance"

 

 

Direct download: lynnefinalfinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

 

I first saw Elvis in a vegan Facebook group and was so glad when Gail Roddy made the introduction for me. This episode is truly a treat!

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/elvisgardin

We discussed:

  • How he was about to get mom to ditch 8 medications by changing her diet
  • His journey of coming back to vegan life after being gone for several years
  • Why balance is key is a long-term vegan life
  • How veganism will make you elevate other areas of your life
  • Why you are what you eat

 

New to vegan life? The free Vegan Starter Kit has tips, recipes and resources on how to get started. Click here to get it

Direct download: finalelvisfinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

Dinner can be the hardest meal of the day when you're getting started on a vegan journey with your family. This is when some of the complaints come up and when you feel the most rushed. I can definitely relate to this!

In the podcast episode, I give you 5 tips to make vegan dinner meal planning easier for you & the fam.

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/29-how-to-plan-vegan-dinners-5-tips

5 tips to plan vegan dinners:

  • Think about what you're already eating for dinner and find a way to veganize some of these meals.
  • Ask for your family's input
  • Commit to just a few minutes a day to gather vegan recipes
  • Keep a food journal
  • Make enough for leftovers
Direct download: final5tipsfor30minmealplanningdinners.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:07am EST

In this episode, I chat with vegan chef and business owner Chef A Ifayomi Victory about how she overcame health issues and used healing herself to help others start a vegan journey.

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here: http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/28-how-to-turn-your-passion-for-vegan-life-into-a-business

 

We chatted about:

  • The importance of being patient and research
  • Starting your business before it feels like you're ready 
  • Building credibility
  • We also chatted about how she did cooking demos at Whole Foods and received catering opportunities from word of mouth.

 

Direct download: chefifayomi.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

In this episode, I chat with Naturalee Happee about: 

  • Her gradual transition from vegetarian to vegan 
  • How natural hair (we both have locs) empowered her to care more about the way she ate
  • Why she's doing a juice cleanse to help curb her love of vegan junk food.
  • Oh, and I found out sweet chili Doritos are vegan 

Get the direct link to the resources mentioned in this episode here 

Direct download: naturaleehappeefinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:28am EST

In this podcast episode, I chat with Kawani Brown about how her children inspired her to start a healthy vegan life.

Get the show notes here and contact Kawani here 

We also chatted about:

  • How she was able to encourage her husband to start his own vegan journey
  • How the support of her family makes all the difference in the world
  • Why you don't have to go vegan overnight
  • Why organic food is so important to their family and everyone else
  • Why coconut oil is magic (it sure is!)

 

Direct download: kawani_brown_on_2015-02-25_at_10.20.mov_AAC_audio.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

I received an email from a lady who said that she spends her whole weekend meal planning, prepping and cooking and how it was making her overwhelmed as a new vegan and had her thinking about quitting.

I remember those days and ain't nobody got time for that!

In this podcast episode, I some basic meal planning tips to save time and money. 

Get all the resources and show notes for this episode here 

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/stop-spending-all-weekend-on-meal-planning

 

Direct download: nomoreweekends.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

In this episode I chat with Saudia about:

  • How her husband inspired the family to research a vegan lifestyle
  • How & why she serves her family an organic diet
  • How she handles packing vegan lunches and got her 2 sons onboard
  • Why it's important to understand that you're shifting the cost of your food- not paying more

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

 

Direct download: saudiafinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 11:06pm EST

I love eating out and I don't let being a vegan slow that down for me.

In the beginning of this journey I did because it was just too much to think about and I didn't like asking the server a million questions. It feel like it was taking away from the experience. *sigh*

Anywho, like I said, I love eating out.

In this podcast episode, I give you tips to feel more comfortable about eating out at restaurants and family/work-related events. 

Get all the resources and show notes for this episode here http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/23

Quick recap:

  • Check out the restaurant’s menu online before you get to the restaurant
  • Use happycow.net to find vegan-friendly restaurants near you
  • Think about what the chef has in the kitchen
  • Don’t be afraid to make a meal out of side dishes 
  • Bring a dish to the event, so you’re guaranteed to have something to eat
  • Eat before you go and after you leave- keep emergency snacks in the car because life is too short to be hungry
Direct download: 6tipsforeatingoutasvegan.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

I get this question a lot...

"I'm going to the grocery store this weekend, what should I buy?"

In this podcast episode, I answer that question by going over the importance of a weekly meal plan and also talking about some of the items that make my own weekly grocery list.

Get all the resources mentioned in this on the blog post

 

Direct download: whatshouldiputonmygrocerylist.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 8:40am EST