Episodes

  • Have you heard about grass fed beef? There's an image of the idyllic cows roaming green grasses that comes to mind and the messaging behind grass fed meat is one of enviromental positivity, but is it true? Today environmental scientist and Harvard Farmed Animal Law & Policy Fellow, Matthew Hayek is on to talk about his new research into the sustainability of grass fed beef. We also touch on the terms sustainable, ethical, and humane- are they marketing or reality? Is lab grown meat sustainable? And the big 'p' word, protein, even comes up in today's pod.

    PS. We didn't touch on the cruelty that takes place inside the factory farms, grass fed farms, and any animal raising facility in today's episode. This episode was purely focused on the environmental aspect, more to come about the cruelty aspect in the future & there's plenty of past LP pods that focus on the topic of ethics.

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  • It turns out many people are confused about the connection between self-love and being selfish, so this week I'm discussing the distinction between the two with a 'Life's Not that Serious' spin. Plus composting in your apartment, is it possible? How to handle a situation where a friend is bragging about fast fashion, not being a perfect zero waster, and how our mindset affects everything- and what we can do about it. Ready or not here's a new episode!

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  • Sure, it's fun to imagine a fully sustainable wardrobe, but this week we're talking to someone who's actually been doing it for years. Ariana of Paris To Go is on the pod sharing her knowledge of sustainable fashion. What is it and why do we need to pay attention to shopping sustainability for clothing? We're talking about why a $10 tee doesn't actually exist, the marketing and quality (or lack thereof) to keep you in the buying cycle, and why it's so expensive. Plus, answering some of your questions on eco-fashion like can it be done a budget? How do I find professional and formal wear when shopping sustainability and more.

    Find Ariana:
    www.paris-to-go.com/
    www.instagram.com/paris_to_go

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  • It's official, you guys requested more 'Life's Not That Serious' episodes so I'm delivering. Today, we're talking about distancing ourselves from our goals, when I first heard this it gave me a total lightbulb moment. The concept makes goals more attainable if you're consciously or subconsciously putting distance between you and something you want. Plus, a great article on how you don't owe anyone an interaction, a concept especially valid for vegans or people living a 'different' lifestyle where others have a lot of questions. And how our ability to be kind erodes when we aren't kind to ourselves. If there's something you want to hear discussed on a LNTS episode, let me know over on Instagram.

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  • You've heard it before, 'veganism is a religion, and I've already got one', or even the extreme, 'veganism is a cult'. Today we're exploring the connection, or lack thereof, between religion and veganism. Today's guest Victoria Moran of Main Street Vegan shares her take on veganism & religion, how veganism isn't a diet even though she's lost 60lbs through this lifestyle, and how veganism has changed in the 35 years Victoria has been vegan.

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    https://mainstreetvegan.net/
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  • The idea that veganism results in thin, healthy bodies is extremely prevalent. Today Chickpea Magazine creator, photographer, & illustrator Cara Livermore is here to bust that stereotype. Cara shares frank details about how perceived exterior good health is not the way to happiness. Plus, the argument for labeling yourself, why decision fatigue makes it hard to focus on what really matters, and how to stay vegan for good.

    Find Cara Livermore:
    https://chickpeamagazine.com
    https://www.instagram.com/chickpea_mag/?hl=en

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  • After mentioning my new life motto, 'Life's Not That Serious', on episode 110, it turns out a lot of you guys resonated with the message too. I wanted to do an update and take questions about the topic of slowing down, realizing you don't need to be perfect, and changing your perspective that 'LNTS' is. If you're looking to become vegan, make less waste, heck even if you're looking to become a kinder person LNTS can help. Today I do an update on where the motto has taken me, answer a question about being frustrated by friends and fam who don't get your changing lifestyle, and discuss what to do when you're stressed and want to get back to the mantra LNTS.

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  • As soon as I read a preview about Ashlee Piper's then unreleased book, 'Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet.' I knew I had to have her as a guest. The day has come my friends, Ashlee is on the pod talking about practicing being eco-friendly in a practical way! She's sharing veganism's role in environmentalism, how we're personally powerful to make a difference, and why minimalism in its truest form is taking a breath. I kept EVERYTHING in from this interview because Ashlee is so dang knowledgeable, so enjoy an extra long pod today.

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  • "Food is info, food is medicine, food is crucial to our health." Today the author of that quote, plant based cardiologist, Dr. Joel Kahn is on the podcast. Dr. Kahn is sharing what plants have to do with a healthy heart, genetics role in health (is it an excuse or a life sentence?), and why more doctors and hospitals aren't talking about the healing power of plants. The doctor gives his recommendation for what you should eat daily for a healthy balance and just generally entertains with his huge array of knowledge (I was wow'd when I listened to him site sources and intelligently unite topics as he was talking). Plus, a listener question on the best option for reusable utensils.

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  • Spurred on by a listener question, today we're doing another episode in the 'Necessary or Not' series and tackling the Keto diet. Is animal fat and plant fat the same? Does it behave differently in your body? Are carbs necessary or can you get away with very few as the Keto diet suggests? If someone compares the vegan 'diet' and keto diet I want you to be informed on whats happening behind this trending diet right now. Plus, you asked: food waste vs veganism, would I dare eat something non-vegan bound for the landfill? Should we support brands with non-vegan parent companies? And owning leather goods once you're already vegan, faux pas or less waste?

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    Find a complete list of everything MENTIONED on the show including a video about dairy & the coconut yogurt recipe mentioned: http://liveplanted.com/116-keto-diet-necessary-not-cholesterol/

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  • Today Amy Ling Lin, founder of vegan, non-toxic nail studio Sundays, talks about green beauty as a larger choice towards having a greener life. Amy shares how small choices, like vegan & cruelty free nail polishes, add up to larger changes for ourselves and our earth. We talk about practicing mindfulness anytime, anywhere, and how hidden animal products can be in beauty products. Plus, I answer listener questions on the impact of soy on your body and how to avoid plastic at the bulk bins when the store bans outside bags and jars.

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    https://www.instagram.com/sundays_studio/

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  • Commonly, travel is thought of as a vegan hardship. What will you eat? Will you be able to find something suitable? Today I'm talking about the importance of being prepared and how it affects eating vegan while traveling. You don't have to turn into a type-A person to be prepared- trust me, I'm not type-A by any means. I'll share a few simple things that help me stay one step ahead so I'm never reaching that hangry danger zone while out and about. Plus, an update on how my new life motto, 'life's not that serious', has been changing my life.

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  • After having Ariana of Paris To Go on episode #104 I knew I wanted to share her with you guys again. Today she's co-hosting the episode as we do a special zero waste, veganism, and minimalism Q&A. I asked you guys for questions over on Instagram telling you we're both vegan, gluten free, and zero waste- ask anything. Boy did you come through! We gave you two perspectives on how to become more minimal when it feel overwhelming, what we would change from the way we approached zero waste at the beginning, and zero waste in a dorm. Plus, GUILT- you guys mentioned it so much when asking Q's that we had to touch on how to get over zero waste & vegan guilt.

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    www.paris-to-go.com/
    www.instagram.com/paris_to_go/?hl=en

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  • Have you ever heard someone say they were bummed about going vegan? Today's guest, Sam Turnbull of the vegan food blog, 'It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken', admits she wasn't into going vegan when she first started, coming from a family of chefs, butchers, and hunters. Today on the pod we're chatting about how Sam went from bummed to excited, the mock foods argument, and behind the scenes of recipe veganizing for her brand new book, 'Fuss Free Vegan'. Plus, listener questions on bulk shopping, creating less waste when DIYing, and how to handle going vegan when your family disapproves.

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  • Many vegans say that a documentary was the ultimate jumping off point into this lifestyle. Today's guest, Shawn Stratton took that notion and created the first ever International Vegan Film Festival in Ottawa. Shawn shares why this isn't just an Ottawa event and how you can get involved. Plus, I'm wrapping up my time at the Cleveland VegFest, hanging with past pod guests, and creating less waste at a food festival. And listener shoutouts are back this week! We get into how to make a small food budget work, clarify a common question on oregano oil, and a new use for camomile a listener suggested that I thought was worth passing along.

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  • Today's episode took a totally new spin after speaking with Andrea Sanders of Be Zero. I was so inspired by the conscious efforts Andrea is making to be present in today's 'scrolling' society that I switched up the first half of the episode. Andrea shares her theory on how to perform quiet activism, what removing herself from most social media is doing for this online business woman, and revaluing clothing in the fast fashion world. Plus, my new life's motto to release yourself from preconceived barriers in our social media comparison society.

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    http://www.bezero.org/
    https://www.instagram.com/bezerowastegirl/?hl=en

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  • Recently I mentioned on Instagram that there was nothing really 'off topic' when asking questions for the pod and the questions came flooding in. The thing with this podcast is, nothing is really 'off topic' becasue veganism is a lifestyle which affects all areas of your life, your hobbies, your shopping habbits, your ethics, so it's all 'on topic'. I thought I'd take an episode to answer a few of the questions in depth on the pod. Today we discuss how to deal with dating once you go vegan, reading labels for vegan needs, and suggestions for defending your descision to go or be vegan- they aren't what you may expect. Plus, how to make the perfect waste free iced coffee at home, a stainless steel straw warning from a listener, and some plant based veggie garden ideas.

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  • One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the gift of cooking a great meal. Today's guest, Max La Manna, better known as 'Eating With Max', not only cooks a great meal but makes it look enjoyable at the same time. Today Max, a vegan zero waste chef, shares with us a unique way to make cooking more enjoyable, why food waste is an important issue, and what education can do for your vegan journey. Oprah might just get name dropped and cooking in colorways is a thing, this episode has it all. Plus, a listener question on what to do when your food accidentally comes with an animal product if you're trying to be less wasteful.

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    https://www.instagram.com/eatingwithmax/

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  • Welcome to the Earth Day Special! Taking a cue from NPR today, we're doing a compilation of some of the past zero waste conversations shared on the show. You're going to get a big dose of practical advice, how to get into zero waste, and what it's all about from Alli Cherry, Shia of Wasteland Rebel, Amanda of Mama Eats Plants, and Ariana of Paris To Go. We're getting into the magic of buying secondhand, why plastic is so bad, & the pleasures this less waste lifestyle can bring. Plus, a little about veganism as the ultimate act of environmentalism.

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  • Whether you've been vegan for a long time or are just getting started, the learning never stops. So today on the show I wanted to answer some of the burning questions you've sent in for me to answer. We're discussing everything from traveling with non vegan family, to what should and shouldn't you eat when you're sick and a new vegan, and even what to do when someone serves you a non vegan meal. So sit back and relax because we're breezin' through these questions together.

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