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217: Powerhaus Pizza

217: Powerhaus Pizza

 

Anisha Blodgett is vegetarian and has an avid passion for fitness and overall wellness. She was ultimately inspired to further develop her own personal recipes for some of her favorite foods (like pizza), while still maintaining a healthy diet.

Thus, Powerhaus was born; the Pacific Beach superfood pizza and smoothie joint with a twist on traditional menus. Powerhaus also offers nourishing wraps, salads and kombucha on tap. Plus, check out their special Veganuary menu for the month of January!

Also, go into Powerhaus, ask for Anisha and mention you heard the podcast 🙂

References:
Veganuary: https://www.veganinsandiego.com/veganuary/
Vegan in San Diego: https://www.veganinsandiego.com/
Vegans Baby: https://vegansbaby.com/
Core Power Yoga: https://www.corepoweryoga.com/
Live Blissed: https://blissed.live/
Rach: https://www.instagram.com/tankgirlca/

216: Donna Jean, Part 2

216: Donna Jean, Part 2

Roy Elam and Tony Howe are two of the badass creative geniuses behind San Diego's rustic comfort-food restaurant, Donna Jean. From sauces to doughs and everything in between, Roy, Tony and the rest of the staff make everything in house.

On Episode 42, Roy talked all about where the concept of Donna Jean came from, and his inspiration behind it.

In this episode, Roy and Tony talk about the concept behind Donna Jean and how they've managed to get more people eating more vegetables. They also explain a bit about fermentation; what it is, why they do it, and how they're combating food waste with it!

Website: https://donnajeanrestaurant.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnajeanofficial/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/donnajeanofficial/

Pizza Class (Jan 14th, 2020), to reserve a spot, email: donnajeansd@gmail.com

References:
The Noma Guide to Fermentation: https://www.amazon.com/Noma-Guide-Fermentation-lacto-ferments-Foundations/dp/1579657184
JR Organics: https://www.jrorganicsfarm.com/
San Diego Tempeh: https://www.sandiegotempeh.com/
Santa Monica Farmer's Market: https://www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket/
Central Milling Company: https://centralmilling.com/
Veg'n Out: https://vegnoutsd.threadless.com/

215: Million Dollar Vegan & Veganuary

215: Million Dollar Vegan & Veganuary

9 year old Vegan Evan has been making waves in the community for a few years now, but most recently his publicity has come from a collaboration with Million Dollar Vegan, where he asked President Trump to go vegan for the month of January in exchange for One Million Dollars to be donated to US Veterans. The campaign now offers $1 to charity for every person who pledges to go vegan for the month of January.

In addition to Evan's campaign with MDV, Evan is the president of Animal Hero Kids, and has participated in multiple animal rescues with DxE, and has spoken in front of thousands of people.

In this podcast, Evan and his mom Shannon tell their story on how they went from just hearing about veganism, to what they've accomplished today.

Evan:
Website: https://veganevan.com/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/VeganEvan/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/VeganEvan/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/VeganEvan

Shannon:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/VeganShan
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganevansmom/

References:
Million Dollar Vegan: https://www.milliondollarvegan.com/
Animal Hero Kids: https://animalherokids.org/
Veganuary: https://uk.veganuary.com/
Sage Mountain Sanctuary: https://sagemtn.org/
Animal Liberation Conference: https://www.animalliberationconference.com/
What the Health: https://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/
Cowspiracy: https://www.cowspiracy.com/
DxE: https://www.directactioneverywhere.com/

214: Mindful Meditation

214: Mindful Meditation

 

Dawn Ressel has been vegan since January of 2001. She leads an amazing series of meditations out of San Diego, in styles of which have been clinically proven to improve one's quality of life.

In this episode, Dawn and I both share some of our personal experiences with hard-to-deal-with moments, and how meditation can help healing in most situations. Dawn also gives suggestions on how to remain positive in times of despair, as well as how to look at things in a different light. Dawn also dives into how untreated trauma can prevent us from reaching our full potential, and how we can overcome these situations.

*Mature(ish) audiences please; mildly offensive language and content is present in this episode.*

Dawn:
Website: http://auroralove.life/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/auroralove.life/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnressel/

References:
Dawn Ressel (Episode 104): http://vegandanielle.libsyn.com/104-are-clean-meats-the-future
Bobby Sud (Episode 207): http://vegandanielle.libsyn.com/207-behind-the-lens
LA Animal Save (Episode 151): http://laanimalsave.org/
The Hoffman Institute: https://www.hoffmaninstitute.org/
The Modern Mystery School: https://www.modernmysteryschoolint.com/
Farm Animal Refuge: https://farmanimalrefuge.org/
Anonymous for the Voiceless: https://www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org/

213: The Vegan Warehouse

213: The Vegan Warehouse

 

Carl and Ewelina founded The Vegan Warehouse in 2017 after Ewelina struggled to find vegan alternatives to her household staples. After years of frustration, then later partnering with Carl, the powerful duo created the marketplace themselves!

In this episode, both Carl and Ewelina share their completely different paths to veganism, as well as how their paths have changed over the years. They also talk about how they choose which brands they work with and how they minimize environmental pollution with better shipping methods. Plus, TVW supports Catskill Animal Sanctuary by donating a portion of their sales from the website!

Website: https://www.theveganwarehouse.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theveganwarehouse/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheVeganWarehouse/

References:
Catskill Animal Sanctuary: https://casanctuary.org/

210: Holistic Vibrations

210: Holistic Vibrations

Jon grew up in the vegan/punk/straight edge scene in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up with an abusive dad, then later seeing the documentary Earthlings, Jon made the correlation between the pain he had experienced and the pain the animals were experiencing in standard practice animal agriculture.

Aside from remaining an ethical vegan, Jon is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and performs sound healing meditation, which he describes it's importance in detail, especially for activists or those facing repetitive trauma.

For more of Jon's journey, or to book musical lessons, check these out:
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/jonburrier
Outdoor Arts https://www.instagram.com/jonburrier/
School of Holistic Vibrations https://www.instagram.com/jonburrierdrums/
Bad Grrrls Club Organics https://www.instagram.com/badgrrrlscluborganics/
Podcast https://soundcloud.com/legsandlungspodcast
Music https://soundcloud.com/jonburrier
Blog https://jonsburrier.blogspot.com/

209: Talks ‘n’ Tacos

209: Talks 'n' Tacos

Jen is a teacher, mom and advocate who helps people build a family culture around veganism. She revolutionized her home three years ago; going from a typical meat-eating family to one with a vision; conscious living through compassion and acts of service.

In this episode, Jen brings on her 8 year old son Anderson, to give his personal reasons for going vegan, along with some of the struggles he's had with friends and family.

Jen and Anderson:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talksntacos/
Coaching for a Cause: https://coachingforcause.com/jen/

References:
Dr. Garth Davis - Proteinaholic (Episode 203): http://proteinaholic.com/
The Gentle Barn: https://www.gentlebarn.org/
by CHLOE: https://www.instagram.com/eatbychloe/

208: Kill Racing, Not Horses!

208: Kill Racing, Not Horses!

Ellen Ericksen has been fighting for the animals for as long as she can remember. Although she participates in many anti-cruelty events, one of her biggest passions is protesting Del Mar's Racetrack.

Ellen:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ellen.ericksen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passionatevegan/

References:
Horse Racing Wrongs: https://horseracingwrongs.org/
SB-469: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB469
CA-Prop-2: http://cagefreeca.com/
Nat Geo - Why Horseracing is so Dangerous: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/05/horse-racing-risks-deaths-sport/
Forbes - Racing Industry Silent About Slaughtered Thoroughbreds: https://www.forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff/2011/11/29/racing-industry-silent-about-slaughtered-thoroughbreds/#4da6d5791bd6

Previous Episodes with Ellen: 88, 94, 156, 174

207: Behind the Lens

207: Behind the Lens

Bobby Sud is the organizer for the LA Save Movement. He's also the official Vigil Photographer at Farmer John Slaughterhouse in Vernon, CA. He's worked with Shaun Monson as a cinematographer and produced and directed "The Road Less Eaten" in Israel and Ireland. He's also the director and cinematographer for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign.

In this episode, Bobby shares his personal experience along with some helpful information for those going to a vigil for their first time. If you're interested in attending a vigil, please visit the Save Movement for full information on scheduling and locations.

Note: This was recorded before I attended a vigil at Farmer John Slaughterhouse in Vernon. I have sense gone, and actually made a committment to LA Animal Save to continue going on a regular basis to document the event.

References:
Adam Sud (Episode 197): https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedaddict/
Ally Iseman, The Road Less Eaten (Episode 39): https://www.instagram.com/allyiseman/
Robby and Cyrus, Mastering Diabetes (Episodes 111 & 112): https://www.instagram.com/masteringdiabetes/
Amy Jean Davis, LA Animal Save (Episode 151): https://www.instagram.com/laanimalsave/
The Save Movement: https://www.instagram.com/thesavemovement/
Million Dollar Vegan Campaign: https://www.instagram.com/milliondollarvegan/
LA Fur Animal Save: https://www.instagram.com/lafuranimalsave/
LA Health Save: https://www.instagram.com/lahealthsave/
Animal Hope and Wellness: https://www.instagram.com/animalhopeandwellness/
Forks Over Knives: https://www.instagram.com/forksoverknives/
Whole Foods Medical & Wellness Center: https://www.wfmmedical.com/about-us

199: Non-Toxic Lifestyle

199: Non-Toxic Lifestyle

Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a Naturopathic Doctor, an Oncology Expert and an Environmental Professional. He is also a proponent of a Whole Food Plant Based diet, and believes in reducing toxicity in our bodies, not only with healthy food choices, but with consciousness and meditation.

Dr. Christian's Links:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctor.g_/
Heal Thy Self Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heal-thy-self/id1455361893

References:
Dominion: https://www.dominionmovement.com/
Earthlings: http://www.nationearth.com/
Switch 4 Good: https://switch4good.org/

 


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