218: Going Electric

218: Going Electric

Rob Rast is an adrenaline junkie and new vegan! With the intention of creating environmentally-friendly products, he founded both Miles Board and FLX Bike. Through his eco-friendly research, Rob discovered the environmental impact of animal agriculture, which inspired him to go vegan.

In this episode, Rob talks all about bikes, boards and his accomplishments (and struggles) as a new vegan.

Rob: https://www.instagram.com/rob.rast/

To enter giveaway, visit: http://robrast.com/win/

Automobile Emissions: https://sites.psu.edu/perspectivesontheenvironment/2015/03/27/the-effects-of-automobiles-on-the-environment/
Pete Leaviss: https://www.instagram.com/peteleaviss/
FLX Bike: https://www.instagram.com/flx.bike/
Miles Board: https://www.instagram.com/milesboard/
Gamechangers: https://www.instagram.com/gamechangersmovie/

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 🙂

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

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/

212: Eco-Detectives

212: Eco-Detectives

Lacie Ward and Hannah Elauria are the two best friends, turned business partners who co-founded the local San Diego brand, Lum A Terra, which focuses on supporting brands who are socially conscious and attempting to "light the world."

In this podcast, Lacie and Hannah share some staggering facts about the fashion industry, and offer a few tips on how we can be more eco-conscious with our clothing.

Plus, stay tuned, because we decided to record a few minutes of a LIVE podcast at their Sip & Swap event at EVE Encinitas.

Website: https://www.lumaterramedia.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lum.a.terra/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LumATerraMedia/

Ecosia: https://www.ecosia.org/?c=en
Tanks Good News: https://tanksgoodnews.com/
Live Kindly: https://www.livekindly.co/

211: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse

211: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse

Liz Murphy is the chef and founder at Santosha Nutrition. After 10 years in the hotel & restaurant industry, Liz decided to stop being part of the problem and choose to fight food waste & become a warrior for change. Struggling with auto-immune diseases & food intolerances, Liz took control of her own health and came to the confirmation that the vegan lifestyle is the best for our bodies, the animals and our planet.

Santosha is a Sanskrit word that means contentment, and it's the company's mission to provide education & resources to those seeking to create a better world through plant-based food and environmentally sustainable practices. Through cooking classes, farm to table experiences, private dinners & education about changing the food system, Liz aims to spread Santosha.

In this episode, we not only talk about Liz' mission, but some of the ways we, as consumers, can minimize our own waste!

Santosha Nutrition:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/SantoshaNutrition
Website: http://www.santoshanutrition.com
Sponsor Liz' Cookbook: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cookbook-santosha-kitchen-contentment#/

Food Waste: https://www.usda.gov/foodwaste/faqs
Upcoming Events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/santoshanutrition/events
Imperfect Produce: https://www.imperfectfoods.com/
The Plot: https://theplotrestaurant.com/
Sonora Refillery: https://diyrefill.com/
Food 2 Soil: https://www.inikasmallearth.org/food2soil.html
Solana Center: https://www.solanacenter.org/
Sand And Straw: https://www.sandnstraw.com/

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/

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.

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

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.

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

206: Peepal Farm

206: Peepal Farm

Peepal Farm is a stray animal rescue, vegan organic farm, low-impact farmstay and a small scale social enterprise. The farm is located in a small village near Charamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India and has provided a home for injured, stray animals to recover.

In this episode, founder Robin Singh tells how the dairy industry in India has unintentionally caused major distress to the sacred cow. Robin shares what him and his team at Peepal have done to try and minimize animal cruelty, educate the public, and contribute towards a better world for all.

Website: http://www.peepalfarm.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peepalfarm
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peepalfarm
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/peepalfarm
Watch this: https://youtu.be/2CBjH8WCCZg
Story of Milk: https://peepalfarm.org/storyofmilk


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