Brown Vegan

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

In this episode, I chatted with fellow YouTuber Naki Aya (I love her channel) about her vegan journey, pregnancy and how she handles vegan life with her young daughter.

Get the show notes and all the resources mentioned in this episode here 

We also discuss:

  • How she slowly eliminated meat, dairy and eggs one by one
  • Why it's important to be your OWN health/vegan guru
  • How becoming a vegan opens your world up to so much more variety
  • How she handles meal planning
  • Correlation between food and depression

 

Direct download: nakifinalfinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

In this episode of the podcast, I chat with Cassandra (AKA Vegan Journey Gurl & Ivy Flowers) about her vegan journey, emotional eating, not being vegan enough and self-love.

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/20-body-image-not-being-vegan-enough-a-conversation-with-vegan-journey-gurl

Direct download: cassandraFINAL1.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

This episode is sponsored by Ready Set Go Vegan 

My chat with Gail Roddy was amazing! She's been on a vegan journey for over 25 years and shares her experiences on how and why she started and the true secret to staying on the journey for life. 

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/19-how-to-be-vegan-for-life-a-conversation-with-gail-roddy

I appreciate her candor in this conversation and believe our chat will give folks the confidence to move forward in their journey.

In this conversation we discuss: 

  • The shame of not being vegan enough
  • Why there's no such thing as a "perfect" vegan journey for most
  • Why you didn't fail even if you tried to go vegan 30 times before

 

Direct download: gailroddyfinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT