Brown Vegan

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:




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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  • 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 

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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

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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.

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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.

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:

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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Get the free vegan starter kit at


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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 

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Download the free vegan starter kit with tips and resources here (

Follow me @brownvegan on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

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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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Show notes are at

Get the free vegan starter kit at

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

Visit for show notes and download the Vegan Starter Kit at

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