Kristy LaPointe is the creator of the food stylist page ‘Plant Based Kristy.’ On this page, you’ll find endless recipes and food pictures that will likely leave you hungry. Every month, Kristy sends out a newsletter called “Snack Time” featuring various recipes and anecdotes. She’s also incredibly involved in the Toronto comedy scene and has co-produced shows such as ‘Gilmore Girlprov’ and ‘Hot Cousin.’ During this episode, we chat about whether or not you should be embarrassed while taking food pictures at a restaurant. PLUS, find out how Kristy plans to combine her love for comedy, writing and veganism on Youtube.
The Vegan Girlfriend blog is a recipe blog that has over 24 thousand followers on Instagram! It was created by three women in Toronto. Together, they began sharing recipes, vegan products and vegan hotspots to help build a community of food lovers. Megan Stulberg is one of the three brains behind the mission. She’s now based out of LA but continues to populate Vegan Girlfriend with new recipes - whether they’re from herself or a trusted friend. During this episode, we talk about the food related perks of living in LA, what kind of resources PETA can offer and the strangest question the Vegan Girlfriend has received.
If you’ve traveled with any kind of dietary restriction, you’re aware that finding food can be quite the mission. Talia Ricci has traveled to every Province in Canada (no lie) as well as India, Turkey, Ghana, Italy, Poland, Iceland, Ecuador, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Peru and Chile. She was a vegetarian throughout all of these adventures! During this episode, Talia shares interesting stories about accidentally spending $50 on coffee in Iceland and eating from a broken bowl in Turkey. She also lends advice on how to eat properly while traveling meat free. You can find recipes from Talia’s ‘Wild Bella’ blog here!
Jeunesse is the Evening Host/Assistant Music Director of Hot 89.9 in Ottawa and is a vegan! During this episode, things get real about the struggle to find a reliable cruelty free deodorant, the invasion of cheese on every menu and what it's like trying to make friends as an adult!
Lauren Toyota is a Youtube content creator, chef and soon-to-be author of a cook book! She also manages the vegan food blog 'hot for food' that focuses on comfort food - that's right, vegan comfort food! During this episode, Lauren talks about the 'behind the scenes' of creating a cook book and what kind of recipes we can expect! We also chat about who some of her inspirations have been within the vegan community.
Lauren posts a new hot for food video every Wednesday! You can watch them here.
Have you ever met someone so nice that when you're around them, you feel obligated to be a better person? That's Jessie Ferland. After one conversation with her, I knew I wanted to chat with her on this podcast! She's a full time vegetarian, animal lover and Lady Gaga fan. During this episode, you'll hear all of those things come to life as she tells us about the time she rescued a duck - Mr. Peeps! Enjoy!
Talia Ricci is a Journalist, Nutritional Coach, Food Consultant, Food Photographer and overall just a great person to have in your life! She recently launched a vegan + gluten free blog called 'Wild Bella' and has spent most of 2016 studying to become a certified culinary nutrition expert. If you're ever looking for someone to spend hours talking about food with, Talia is your girl!
There was a recent article that said the number of vegetarian/vegan teenagers is increasing because of social media. Since my parents dealt with a vegetarian teenager, I thought they could share their wisdom with families that might be in the same boat. Cheers, to aggressive food pictures on Instagram!
Jamie Wilson is new to the vegan world! Before this past year, he was the biggest lover of meat. Since going vegan, he's found sneaky ways to save money on dates, developed a new love for hot sauce and has become 'Doomie's' #1 customer. During the interview, we play two riveting games and Jamie explains why he kept his vegan ways a secret.
Pat Murphy is a music industry professional, a skilled traveller and a vegan! During this episode, Pat explains how to not go hungry at events where there aren't food options for you and why Yelp is the real BFF. Lisa Simpson also gets an honourable mention during the interview.