Brown Vegan

In this episode, I chat with Natalie Paterson, the co-founder of ingarden about:

*How her childhood led to her career path in food science and biochemistry

*The benefits of growing and eating microgreens and how healthy food can be fast food (microgreens are much more than a garnish!).

*Why Natalie decided to focus on a sustainable, whole superfood business model instead of a pill or powder.

*Why it was important for Natalie to build an aesthetically pleasing smart garden and a carbon neutral business.

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Ashley Renne is a sustainable living blogger and YouTuber based in Atlanta, GA.

In our conversation we chat about:

*The steps you need to take beyond being a vegan to live a sustainable lifestyle.
*Why you should consider becoming a vegan if you’re currently a vegetarian.
*Being vegan in a relationship
*Ashley also shares an easy solution to save time and overwhelm in the kitchen as a new vegan (you don’t have to meal plan or shop🙌🏾)

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In this episode, I chat with social justice educator, speaker, and content creator Iye Loves Life about the importance of black representation in the vegan movement, why you should research and find your own form of activism, her work in anti-oppression, food justice, and she also shares practical tips on how to start a vegan journey.

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In this episode, I chat with Jessica about some of her favorite recipes, recipe development, her blogging workflow, finding a fulfilling work/life balance, hiring a team, and how she makes money blogging.

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In this solo episode, I share why I started the podcast, what equipment/software I use, my workflow to get an episode from idea to execution, how I leverage the podcast to make money, and what I look forward to doing to make the show better for 2021 and beyond.

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In this episode, I chat with foodie & curator of plant-based meals, Ineaka: about how she transitioned her way to vegan life, vegan marathon training, replacing some of her favorite ingredients to make them vegan, being in a relationship with a supportive non-vegan partner, and tips on how to start a practical vegan lifestyle.

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In this episode, I chat with holistic nutritionist Whitney Miner about how she healed her body eating plant-based, the best daily routines for peace and joy, why we all need affirmations, how to start an easy meditation and yoga practice, eating well, and how to take social media breaks.

Shout out to Forager for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. 

For a limited time, go to foragerproject.com/cultivatehealth to get your free cup of plant-based yogurt. 

Get the show notes at brownvegan.com/podcast

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In this episode, I chat with Shakayla (AKA @sweetgreensvegan) about why she started her vegan journey, some of her favorite plant-based ingredients and meals, working with brands for paid sponsorships, and tips on how to turn free products into paid opportunities.

Shout out to Forager for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. 

For a limited time, go to foragerproject.com/cultivatehealth to get your free cup of plant-based yogurt. 

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In this episode, I chat with sociologist and food blogger, Plant-Based Bre about: why she identifies as plant-based vs vegan, anti-diet culture, body image, recipe development, food photography, and the importance of ownership in the Black wellness space online.

Shout out to Forager for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. 

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In this episode, I chat with Destiny about why she decided to become a vegan, being vegan in a relationship, building a vegan community, and saving money as a new vegan.

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In this episode, I talk about how I’m doing, why I started the podcast and tips on how to start your own show, how my kids are doing, 2021 goals, new topics I want to introduce on the show in the new year & whether or not I have a man (I was surprised by all the questions about that 🤣🤣).
Let me know what you think once you listen. ❤️

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My YouTube channel 

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In this episode, we chat about healing, self-care, daily routines, Brittany’s vegan journey, and why it’s okay to pivot in your life and business to make a bigger impact.

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In this episode, we chat about losing weight for LIFE, how Rasheeeta is changing her family’s legacy through holistic living, some of the mindset shifts that need to happen to lose weight & eat well, and how she’s killing it on Tik Tok & IG Reels.

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In this episode we chat about:

  • How Diyasha used Instagram Reels to build her brand and her number #1 tip to reduce overwhelm while producing content

  • Why being authentic is the only way to build long-term success with your vegan brand

  • Her home birth experience, vegan pregnancy, and what her toddlers like to eat

  • How eating plant-based improved other areas of her life for the better

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Erin Hill is a vegan chef and entrepreneur who spends her days feeding vegan-curious people delicious food with a red carpet experience.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How Erin uses a practical approach to help vegan-curious people eat more plants

  • How and why she started her luxury picnics during the pandemic

  • How she was able to clear her acne by ditching the dairy

  • Why it doesn’t have to be all or nothing to start a vegan journey

  • Some of her favorite ingredients, meals, and how she preps for clients.

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In this episode we chat about:

  • Why Jasmine became a vegan for the planet, animals, her health, and to inspire other Black folks.

  • How her example of veganism has motivated her immediate family to embrace the lifestyle with her.

  • How she’s able to veganize some of her favorite Caribbean and soul food dishes — You never lose out when you go vegan!

  • How Jasmine uses Instagram to inspire others to go vegan and share her passion for art.

  • Why becoming a vegan was the best thing Jasmine ever did for her life.

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Shauna helps vegan influencers get paid brand deals and shares tips on how to grow and nurture a community on Instagram.

Learn more about her one-on-one coaching program Vegans of Influence here.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Working through imposter syndrome (we doubt it ever goes away)

  • How failure can force you to lean into your purpose

  • Learning how to charge your worth while working with brands

  • Navigating around the multiple Instagram algorithm changes

  • Tips on how to stand out using Instagram Reels

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Andrea is a self-proclaimed Messenger of Love who uses her platform to motivate, inspire, and empower folks to live their best lives.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Why Andrea decided to become a vegan and how this transformation has improved her life.

  • Being vegan with a family and how life has changed for them in 2020

  • The power of gratitude & self-love

  • How to find joy in our lives

Check out the resources for this episode at brownvegan.com/podcast

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Tracye is a 33-year vegan, national best-selling author, public health nutritionist, international speaker, and vegan trailblazer.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Some of the shifts Tracye has noticed in the vegan movement over the last several decades

  • Her program 10,000 Black Vegan Women - how and why she started it and what participants can expect

  • Her perspective on how some people don’t embrace veganism and what we can do about it

  • The health crisis in the Black community and why it should be discussed on a national level

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In this week’s episode, I chat with vegan mom & entrepreneur @plantbasedtamika about how she ditched the dairy, lost 35 lbs, cured her asthma, and came back on top after having a few setbacks on her vegan journey. ⁣

Get full show notes for this episode at brownvegan.com/podcast

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The Hip Hop Vegan is a published author, activist, graphic designer, and has been a vegan for 20 years.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How Intel used veganism as a form of discipline and growth while serving a life sentence.

  • What Intel ate while in prison and how he was able to find support while not having access to everything he needed initially.

  • His activism, writing, and building his clothing line

Get the full show notes at brownvegan.com/podcast

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Dr. Bobby Price is a certified plant-based nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and Doctor of Pharmacy.

He’s back on the show (check out episode #91 too) answering your questions about detoxing, how food affects our mood, the essentials to a healthy and happy life, what he eats on a daily basis, and so much more.

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Get show notes at brownvegan.com/podcast

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In this podcast episode, I chat with The Invisible Vegan's filmmaker, Jasmine Leyla about:

  • The importance of black representation in the vegan community.

  • Why she decided to produce her documentary The Invisible Vegan to dispel many of the myths that stop black folks from going vegan (taste, body image, etc.).

  • How to start a vegan lifestyle in a practical way.

Get full show notes at brownvegan.com here 

 

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In this solo episode, I share eight tips that helped me get my family to eat more vegan meals in the early days.

Tips mentioned in this episode:

  • Make sure school lunches are familiar, delicious, and appealing for your kids.

  • Have a chat about your plans (you don’t have to use the word “vegan")

  • Let majority rule when it comes to meal planning and whether or not a recipe/meal is good.

  • Test out new recipes on the days you have leftovers.

  • Ask your significant other to give you feedback on meals when the kids aren’t around.

  • Incorporate smoothies and fresh juice

  • Use meat alternatives when necessary

  • Get your family involved in grocery shopping and cooking

Resources:

BUY my 10-vegan family challenge

3 Easy & Affordable Vegan School Lunches from my YouTube channel

How to Plan A Vegan School Lunch For Kids from my YouTube channel

Podcast episode with Dr. Bobby Price

Dr. Price’s detox

Field Roast

Gardein

Beyond Meat

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We chat about:

  • How heartbreak and a business setback led Najee to improve his health & fitness.

  • Easy tips to save time in the kitchen.

  • The mindset shift you must take to make fitness a lifestyle change.

  • How to workout consistently when you’re short on time.

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In this episode, I chat with Melana about:

  • Melana’s journey to veganism and marathon training.

  • How to keep food and life simple as a vegan.

  • How Melana was able to finally ditch her allergy and asthma medication once she went vegan.

  • Being a black ethical vegan.

  • How Melania maintains a social life while running two businesses and working a corporate job.

  • How to let go of being a “perfect” vegan and learn to embrace the journey instead.

  • The ups and down of juicing cleansing.

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As a life coach, Nory helps millennial women who feel stuck get out of their heads, overcome their fears, and get to know themselves.

We chat about:

  • Her own struggle with depression and how she was able to overcome it.

  • Strategies on how we can all heal from tragedy and manifest the life we want.

  • How to be intentional with social media.

Reach Nory and get the show notes for this episode here. 

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In this episode, I chat with Chef Zu about:

  • Chef Zu’s gradual transition to a plant-based lifestyle

  • Vegan meal planning and how to get confident in the kitchen

  • How to veganize your favorite dishes

  • The connection between gut health and mental health

  • Why veganism is culturally & historically relevant to black folks.

Get the show notes for this episode here 

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We chat about:

  • How Shauna changed her relationship with food and was able to overcome binging & purging and depression.


  • Specific strategies Shauna used to build community, post consistent quality content, and grow her Instagram following to over 16k in 10 months.

  • A breakdown on how to use tags, engagement, and analytics to grow your following.

  • Instagram Etiquette: Why you should STOP tagging personal pages that have nothing to do with your content and never add people to group messages without permission.

Get the show notes for this episode here 

 

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After getting so many comments last year about why I never do solo episodes anymore, I finally did a Q&A sharing some of my vegan and business experiences.⁣⁣⁣
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Some of the questions I answered:⁣⁣⁣
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*My favorite vegan cheese brands⁣⁣⁣
*Tips on how to get kids to go vegan⁣⁣⁣
*How I edit my podcast⁣⁣⁣
*When is a good time to start a YouTube channel (if you have a food business)?⁣⁣⁣
*How & why I started a vegan journey⁣⁣⁣
*Does it bother me that my family isn’t vegan?⁣⁣⁣
*How to find a vegan community? ⁣⁣⁣
*How I avoid going down the vegan rabbit hole of too much research? #rawvegan#veganketo #drsebi⁣⁣⁣

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Dr. Bobby Price is a certified plant-based nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and Doctor of Pharmacy. He has extensive clinical experience in the hospital setting, one on one patient contact in community pharmacy, and health care regulatory experience with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

After personally experiencing the healing powers of a plant-based lifestyle seven years ago, Dr. Price was inspired to adopt a more holistic approach to healing others. Since that time he has traveled the world studying with herbalists, shamans, and spiritual gurus learning the magical art of healing the mind, body, and soul. Now instead of filling synthetic prescriptions, Dr. Price uses plant-based foods, herbal medicine, and holistic techniques to help others restore their well-being.

We chat about:

  • Dr. Price’s transition from an S.A.D diet to a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

  • Myths and solutions for vitamin deficiencies such as B12, vitamin D, protein & iron.

  • Natural treatments for common ailments, such as headaches, menstrual cramps, and stomach pain.

  • Dr. Price’s own meal planning process and where and how he shops.

  • Why you should ignore food advertising (on the front) and flip products over and look at ingredients instead.

  • The benefits of herbal detoxing, his detox program, and what results you can expect.

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In this episode, I chat with Trudy of the Geneus Life about:

  • How Trudy’s eating has evolved since she started her vegan journey.

  • Why and how she uses herbs to heal herself naturally.

  • Why you don’t need a million followers to be a social media influencer.

  • How she and her partner Jet were able to triple their income working with brands in less than a year.

Get the full show notes for this episode here

 

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We chat about:

  • Why Grace started her vegan journey after seeing so many young people plagued by lifestyle diseases.

  • The ups and downs of being vegan while deployed with the military in various parts of the world.

  • Tips on how to make running a part of your wellness journey

  • Being vegan in social situations and while dating

  • Grace’s practical approach to intermittent fasting

Get the full show notes for this episode here 

Shout out to this week’s sponsor, Hint. Get 36 bottles of infused water for $36 and free shipping at drinkhint.com/brownvegan Use promo code "brownvegan"

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It was amazing to have @officialgreymusic on the show to share his vegan journey.

We chat about:

  • Grey’s start in music and how he was able to stay encouraged even when he wasn’t how/when his brand would grow.

  • His favorite Thanksgiving dishes and how he is still able to enjoy Thanksgiving as someone who loved meat.

  • Grey’s annual vegan Thanksgiving dinner and how he plans to expand it in 2019

  • How his activism has evolved from mostly animal ethics to food justice for black folks

  • How he plans to raise his daughter vegan

 Get full show notes for the episode here

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I had a great time chatting with Kimberly Barnes about vegan life with FLAVOR. 

In this episode, we chat about:

  • What she didn’t expect to happen when she started her plant-based journey.

  • How to stock your pantry for easy cooking and experimenting

  • How to meal plan and simple meal prep tips

  • How to make pulled jackfruit that is actually worth eating (lol)

Get the show notes for this episode here 

 

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 It was great to finally have Queenie on the show!

In this episode we chat about:

  • How a vegan lifestyle has changed her life for the better

  • Practical tips on how to do a successful 21-day juice cleanse & the spiritual benefits

  • Why she is celibate, even though she’s been in a relationship for over two years

  • Her journey to self-love

Get the full show notes for this episode here

 

Thank you to Follain for sponsoring this week's episode of the show.

The first 100 listeners will get the Clean Essential Kit for only $22 (that’s over 50% off) Go to https://follain.com/brownvegan to try the Kit and enter brownvegan at checkout for free shipping.

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In this episode, I chat with Xav of Plant-Based Brotha about:

  • Why he started his plant-based journey back in the early 2000s (he was only 12!)
  • How Xav is able to stay plant-based with a busy work schedule.
  • Some of Xav’s favorite meals (he loves to cook & entertain).
  • Why he’s plant-based and NOT vegan
  • How Xav is able to stay satisfied with plant-based eating (no starving over here!).
  • Xav shares tips on how black men can start their own plant-based journey.

 

Get all the show notes for this episode here 

For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to http://www.GreenChef.us/brownvegan

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Letitia is a certified holistic health coach, and it was so nice to chat with her about her journey to wellness.

We chat about: 

  • Being a social vegan

  • What’s holding black women back from going vegan and what we can do about it.

  • Does animal rights have a place in black veganism?

  • How to be vegan and keep your curves

  • How to stay on track as vegan and the importance of being clear about your why.

Get all of the resources mentioned in this episode here 

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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

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  • 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 

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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
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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

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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.

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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
Category: -- posted at: 12:54am EDT

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
Category: -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

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 

Direct download: itdoesnttastelikechickensamturnbull.mp3
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Category: -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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
Category: -- posted at: 7:46am EDT

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Category: -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

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

We chat about:

  • Pantry staples to save time & money
  • How to add variety to your vegan life
  • Why community is so important
  • How to vegan meal plan
  • The difference between vegan & plant-based
  • Why you don't need to shop at Whole Foods

Reach out to Toni:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

Buy her book -- The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy Recipes That Are Ready When You Are

Buy her meal plans -- Plant-Based on A Budget meal plans

Resources mentioned:

New York Times article, "Black Vegans Step Out, for Their Health and Other Causes"

What the Health? (You can watch on Netflix)

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Category: -- posted at: 10:10am EDT

  • Why good food is incredible vegan activism
  • What dishes you should bring to your family's Thanksgiving table
  • How to replace ingredients to serve a traditional vegan Thanksgiving
  • How to deal with family backlash
  • Why Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes - no need for turkey!

Get the show notes and everything mentioned in this episode here 

Direct download: finallymichellevegancookingwithlove.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

It was so dope having my girl B on the show! We connected on Instagram a while ago, and I really love talking to her offline about veganism and business (my fave subjects!).

In our podcast episode, we discussed:

  • How is she using her writing and YouTube to show representation in the vegan community -- recipes and injustice
  • How to be vegan if you live in a food desert
  • Why veganism is a mindset and NOT just food
  • How our love of meat and dairy affects the rest of the world
  • Why you need to stop watching on the sideline and finally just go vegan!
  • Why you shouldn't let the internet food shame you

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here 

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/herbanistic

Direct download: herbanistic.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Jos Ryder about:

  • Being vegan with teenagers
  • Why it doesn't have to be "all or nothing" to start a vegan journey
  • Our views on What the Health
  • The cruelty of the dairy industry
  • Eating out as a vegan
  • Is health enough of a reason to stay vegan?
  • Being a social vegan
  • The importance of being gentle with yourself as you navigate a new vegan life

 

Get the show notes and resources mentioned in this episode here. http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/58

Direct download: finaljos.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

I love doing this podcast because I get to connect with so many amazing people.

Here's the blog post that goes with the episode. http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/57

In this episode, I chat with Johanna Ramos about:

  • How the loss of her baby led to a plant-based lifestyle
  • How she was able to get her meat-loving hubby to embrace plant-based meals.
  • The difference between plant-based & vegan (Yep, there's a difference)
  • Why Johanna does a raw food cleanse 10 days a month
  • The secret to making affordable & tasty green juice
  • How to choose a juicer that doesn't cost hundreds of dollars
  • Her experience with being vegan in the deep south

Reach Johanna:

Resources mentioned:

Direct download: finalearthlybodiesfinal.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

In this episode of the show, I chat with Stephanie Sunshine about so much more than vegan life. It truly is an insightful conversation.

We covered:

  • How the Daniel Fast led her to a vegan journey
  • How she ditched the cheese *How to co-parent vegan kids in a way that doesn't cause you to pull out your hair
  • Why and how to start a yoga practice
  • The importance of a self-care practice
  • Why you should unplug from social media often *How to prepare for retreats/live events

Get all the show notes http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/56

Direct download: Stephanie_Sunshine.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

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 http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/55

Direct download: finalchefnikkiinthemix.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

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. 

brownvegan.com

Direct download: Shawnte_Parks_natural_vegan_mama.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

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Category: -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

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 brownvegan.com under episode #52

Direct download: sofreakinveganfinal.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

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:

 

Get full show notes at brownvegan.com

Get the free vegan starter kit at brownveganvip.com

 

Direct download: livingwellwithdechantell.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

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

Get show notes and resourced mentioned in the episode here

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: -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

Check out the blog post for resources mentioned here  (brownvegan.com)

Download the free vegan starter kit with tips and resources here (brownveganvip.com)

Follow me @brownvegan on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Direct download: bvepisode49.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

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.

Get the full show notes at brownvegan.com

 

Direct download: URBAN_BLACK_VEGAN.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

Show notes are at brownvegan.com

Get the free vegan starter kit at brownveganvip.com

Direct download: bv47.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

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

 

Get show notes at brownvegan.com

Sign up for Zero to Vegan at zerotovegancourse.com

Direct download: bvpodcastepisode46.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

In this episode, I start some basic tips for people who want to go vegan in the new year.

Visit brownvegan.com for show notes and download the Vegan Starter Kit at brownveganvip.com

Direct download: BVepisode45.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT

Check out the blog post at brownvegan.com

Direct download: firststepswithdairy.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

In this episode, I talk about how to get back on track when you are struggling with your vegan journey.

 

Tips Mentioned:

  • Get clear on your why 
  • Start replacing your struggle ingredients with vegan options
  • Make vegan life a priority -- meal planning, research, look for recipes, grocery shopping
  • Reflect and change things in your personal life, so that you can move forward
  • Stop beating yourself up

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

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Category: -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

It was a lot of fun having Donta on the show to discuss his vegan journey, being vegan while traveling, vegan fitness, finding a vegan community, how he inspired his family to make changes to their own diets and mastering the art of tofu.

He's on a mission to scatter the stereotype of what a vegan looks out.

Check out his video entry for the Vegan Smart contest and vote for him using the link on his Instagram bio 

Contact Donta on Instagram here

Direct download: dontaharrisfinal.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

In April, I celebrated 6 years as a vegan!  In this podcast episode, I share some of my lessons from the last 6 yrs and get candid about this misconception of a "perfect" vegan.

Check out the full blog post and all resources mentioned for this episode here...

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/41

 

Quick recap of the 6 lessons:

  • Didn't expect my family to get on board with me -- so grateful!
  • Cooking is required...especially if you have a family. Don't worry, I offered some advice and encouragement for this subject
  • You will get used to reading ingredient labels
  • You will find a vegan cheese that works for you -- so many options these days
  • Why this lifestyle hasn't been "perfect" for me
  • My struggle with losing and gaining weight 
Direct download: 6lessonsfrom6yearsvegan.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

It was awesome having Jovanka Ciares on the show to share her vegan story and strategies on how to embrace a juice cleanse in a way that works for you.

Not only can you lose weight with a juice cleanse, but the greater benefits are being more present, disciplined and to heal your body.

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here...

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/40-why-a-juice-cleanse-is-much-more-than-weight-loss

 

Tips on how to have a successful cleanse:

  • [Newbies] Start with a combination of food and juices, so you don't feel overwhelmed
  • Drink every couple of hours - don't limit yourself
  • Around 4 PM enjoy a small smoothie of banana, plant-based milk (almond, coconut, etc.)
  • Drink lots of water and herbal tea is okay
  • Write/track your feelings in a journal

 

Quotes from the episode:

"You cleanse to let your body heal"

"Every choice...every bite needs to honor your body."

Direct download: jovankafinalfinal.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

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Breakfast is the perfect area to get started on a vegan journey! Meal planning isn't as overwhelming as you can easily switch out ingredients to make them vegan. In this podcast episode I talk about what a vegan breakfast looks like and how to plan it.

Get all of the resources mentioned in this episode here: http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/39-what-does-a-vegan-breakfast-look-like-tips-recipes

Direct download: veganbreakfastwithmusic.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

Vegan and business talk together? Yes ma'am! 2 of my fave topics :-) 

In the latest podcast episode, I chat with Jamel of The Veg about his gradual transition to vegan life and why and how he started his own vegan restaurant. 

 

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here...

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/38-running-a-vegan-restaurant

Direct download: 01_jamelfinalpodcast_1.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:30am EDT