Maddie stops by to tell us her journey to going to a Plant Based - Vegan Diet and even drops a little known fact about the "peta loophole". She does great work with spreading the word about plant based in addition to her phenomenal work as Grassroots Director the Humane League.
David Carter, aka the 300 Pound Vegan stops by the show. He has an incredible story to tell about switching to a Vegan - Plant Based Diet WHILE IN THE NFL! Wait, switching WHILE you are among the most elite athletes on the Planet and you play on the Defensive Line and need to be 300 pounds? Hear all about it. He brings incredible knowledge about working out, his food staples for adding muscle mass and then he tells you about his Passion and Mission in life to help the Food Deserts in the US that need to be addressed. He has a book coming out this year titled "Oppression In The Food System" so be on the lookout for it. You can follow him at: Www.The300PoundVegan.com
Lara Foldvari joined the podcast today and brought a great perspective of being a "newbie" vegan, since she has been following a plant based lifestyle for less than a year. Listen as she gives her tale of being "tricked" into going to a Plant Based Vegan Diet (funny story) and even her ideas for "sneaky vegan meals" to serve to people. You can find Lara at: Www.Yolarates.com.
She recommends the book:
WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell
She recommends this website for info on Vegan Cheese's:
She even provided us with the "word of the day" REJUVELAC which she describes how she uses this process.
Here is her recipe for Vegan Mozarella she was kind enough to share:
1/3 Cup Raw Cashews (Soaked for about 4 hours in water)
1 Cup Water (filtered suggested)
3 heaping teaspoons potato starch (can use tapioca starch also)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Pour into a saucepan and stir, stir, stir over a medium heat. It will start THICKEN and STRETCH -much like mozzarella does. You're done! Store leftover in a container in the fridge. She uses this on her vegan pizza's and vegan poutine (a french fries/gravy/cheese dish from Canada).
Hailee stopped by the podcast today and shared a LOT of knowledge on how to juggle being a Full Time Mom (she has two (2) little girls, 4 1/2 and 1 1/2) AND she works in her business AND she balances time with her husband AND she maintains a Plant Based Diet for the entire family. WOW! She talks about great plant based meals for kids, great "go to" meals for when you're having company over for dinner and they aren't plant based eaters and you want to prepare them a great plant based meal that will appeal to their tastebuds. She has an awesome website: Www.CuckooKitchn.com (yes, there is NOT an "e" in kitchen just to clarify). She gives great advice on "hiding stuff" in the smoothies for her kids to ensure they love the flavor and get their nutrients at the same time. She also recommends the book: "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Jenna and Jake (aka the corndog kid, explained in the show, lol) the rockstar husband and wife Health Duo stopped by the VeganTourGuide Podcast today and spread a LOT of knowledge. Jenna gives great insight on Whole Foods and Free Radicals and everything we need to remember to get into our diet and the great news is that with a Plant Based Diet, we are getting many of these. She does remind us that with the depletion of many of the nutrients in our soil over the years of factory farming, we have to be mindful to find ways to ensure that we are getting all the nutrient levels that we need (you'll be amazed when she tells you how many servings of fruits and veggies we really need every day to reach optimal levels due to the lowered amount in today's fruits and veggies versus a generation ago) so she talks about ways to do this including an incredible product called JuicePlus. I've also been taking this product for over five (5) years myself and can attest to it's many great benefits. Here is a link to more information: Www.MyHealthDesign.com. Pura Vida Everyone!
In this episode of the Vegan TourGuide, Julia stops by to talk about her business: Nourish, a company devoted to making INCREDIBLE Plant Based Meals and then delivering them to clients. She has a LOT of knowledge and great insight for people at all stages of their Plant Based Journey.
Hi, I'm Mike Knight and this is the "background" information on my journey to a plant based diet and lifestyle and why I created the Vegan TourGuide. It doesn't matter if you're just gathering information, a long time vegan or somewhere in between, this show is for you.
Join us as we talk with Joel Johns about his journey from hearing from his doctor that he needed to make changes to his diet and lifestyle and how that turned into his journey to a Plant Based Diet and turning into an Ultra Marathon Runner (hint: that's a LOT of miles to run at one time).
Elle is someone that was there "in the very beginning" for my journey to a Plant Based Diet and developing the Vegan TourGuide. Her pay it forward attitude to help others is a big part of why I'm doing this right now. She has incredible insight, positive energy and knowledge about the Plant Based Diet and Lifestyle and shares it here with us.
In this episode of the Vegan Tourguide, we interview Andrew Hebard, the Founder and CEO of the incredible product: Ahiflower. You will learn all about the origins of this incredible product that brings us an abundance of the Omega 3,6 and 9s while being PLANT BASED and at the same time helping our environment.