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.
Jen Sakato has been a vegan for 12 years. I repeat, 12 years! During the episode, she talks about building a catalogue in your head what you can buy if you're going cruelty free. She also talks about what being a vegan in Japan was like!
Comedian, Michelle Shaughnessy is one of the healthiest vegans I've met. She's dedicated a lot of time to truly researching her food. This means, she can bake a chocolate cake that actually tastes good but will still be healthy. Who doesn't want that?!
When James Island was a teenager, he became a vegetarian as a way of fitting in with his bandmates. When used properly, is peer pressure really all that bad?? James also spent some time teaching in Korea and will teach us how to ask for 'no meat' in Korean.
Comedian, Amanda Day is a very cool person and coincidentally, a very cool vegetarian! During the interview, Amanda explains why you'll often see vegetarians feasting on fries and why she hasn't been to a BBQ in a while. She also reveals the recipe for a delicious salad! Have your pencils ready.
Oren Williamson is a comedian, an actor, a model and a vegetarian! During this episode, we cover a lot of important ground: Bananas, Beyonce and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Oren also touches on how he stays fit while exercising a meat free diet. (See what I did there?) If you ever see Oren in person, please ask him for facts about bananas so you can watch his face light up.
Sophie Kohn is one of the most insightful vegans I've met! She is a comedian in Toronto and works at CBC's Punchline. In her spare time, I can only hope she's out spreading her food-related wisdom. I hope you're able to take as much from this interview as I did!