Tag: food

9: Food is Medicine with Kelli Gray Meisner, RD + Dietician

Kelli Gray-Meisner, RDN, is a registered dietician nutritionist who specializes in helping individuals with gastrointestinal conditions. She has expertise in integrative and functional principles, with an emphasis on a whole foods based diet and biologically appropriate lifestyle. She focuses on whole-food based nutrition assessment and education with all patients, meeting the patients where they are and assisting them to get where the want to be with their health. Kelli has always been interested in integrative and functional medicine and promoting personalized nutrition as a foundational component for overall health. Her research interests include integrative nutrition, microbiomes and lifestyle medicine. She also teaches at Cuyamaca Community College and volunteers giving healthy eating presentations to the general public as well as local support groups, including the San Diego Chapter of the Celiac Support Association.

In this episode we talk about the current state of our food system, healthcare, and how nutritious food can heal and empower us.

223: Eat No Evil (Foods)

Sadrah has never actually eaten meat. Mike was in the punk scene, where “compassion to all” was a popular mantra. Together, after struggling to find plant-based meat sources that were as sustainable as they were tasty, they came up with No Evil Foods; the plant-based meat alternative company that first debuted at a tiny Farmer’s Market in Asheville, NC.

Today, No Evil Foods is available coast-to-coast and leads the pack as the most environmentally sustainable plant-based meats on the market!

Website: https://www.noevilfoods.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noevilfoods
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noevilfoods/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/noevilfoods

Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma): https://www.instagram.com/michael.pollan
Dr. Garth Davis: https://www.instagram.com/drgarthdavis/
Food Not Bombs: http://foodnotbombs.net/new_site/
Chattavegan: https://www.instagram.com/chattavegan/
Bounty & Soul: https://www.instagram.com/bounty_and_soul/
Snappy: https://www.meetsnappy.com/
Schools for Chiapas: https://schoolsforchiapas.org/
Plant Based Foods Association: https://www.instagram.com/growplantbased/

220: Vegan Batch Cooking for Families

Stephanie Dreyer has been vegan for 10 years. She’s also a mother of 3, children’s book author and founder of Veegmama — the online vegan recipe resource for families. Stephanie has also been featured on KCAL9, VegNews, and Chickpea Magazine. She is also a contributor to World of Vegan as well as VegNews.

Batch Cooking Club Promo:
Launch date: 1/21/2020
Discount: Order before 1/28/2020 for 20% ($20/mo)

Not a Nugget: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Nugget-Stephanie-Dreyer/dp/0986106011
Not a Purse: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Purse-Stephanie-Dreyer/dp/0986106038

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone: https://www.amazon.com/Kind-Diet-Simple-Feeling-Losing/dp/1609611357
Okja: https://www.netflix.com/title/80091936
World of Vegan: https://www.worldofvegan.com/
VegNews: https://vegnews.com/

Web: https://stephaniedreyer.com/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/veegmama
FB: https://www.facebook.com/VeegMama/

8: Dr. Cindy Lin Talks Social Good Intelligence

In this episode we sit down with Cindy Lin. Cindy is the co-founder and CEO of Hove Social Good Intelligence, a mission-to-action lifestyle company working to connect people to Do Good companies and companies to positive impact.

Hove’s new consumer facing product, Hey Social Good, will be launched Jan 2020. Hey Social Good will connect people to purchasing with purpose by building meaningful data stories to show positive social and environmental impact. Their mission is to enrich people’s lives with well researched information and social good alternatives that inspire people to become a force for good.

IG: @heysocialgood
TW: @heysocialgood
FB: @hovesocialgood
Website: http://www.heysogo.com

7: Produce Good!

In this episode we speak with Nita Kurmins Gilson, Co-founder of ProduceGood, a food recovery nonprofit in San Diego County. Nita and her team are recovering some of the 40% of food that is wasted daily and delivering this to the 1 in 6 people who are food insecure. They do this by recovering excess from backyards, farms & Farmers Markets; upcycling unwanted produce to the food system; and engaging and inspiring our community to reduce food waste & hunger

We asked Nita what she is most excited about, right now. Here is her inspiring answer:
“KIDS! I just gave a presentation to 5 classes of first grade gardening students at Cardiff Elementary. Their gardening instructor, a wonderful young man named Jonathan Kardos, wanted to teach the kids about the whole food system, including food waste and food insecurity. They offered to donate the harvest from 10 of the 20 beds of veggies they had grown. I believe that Berry Good Foundation granted Mr. Kardos funds to build another school garden in the district, at Ada Harris school. So, it was WONDERFUL to see the full circle! Kids feeding community. They were so stoked to be able to harvest 70 pounds of their own grown bounty and donate this to Community Resource Center, a local charity that does amazing work, in Encinitas.”

Tune in to learn more about the evolution of this incredible company.


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

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/

6: Homestead Solana Beach

Meet Jamie and Marie, a dynamic couple who have built great businesses based on their belief that good food should be humble and comforting. These two are firmly committed to sourcing great ingredients, and letting those ingredients shine by “getting out of their way.” Learn about this team’s journey from event planners to caterers to restaurateurs, as they raised a family and stayed true to their core values about food.


5: Changing Tides with Becky Mendoza

Meet the co-founder and Executive Director of Changing Tides, a group of adventurous female change-makers that team up with local organizations globally to raise awareness and address social, environmental, health and safety concerns. In this episode Becky talks about her evolution as an advocate and shares tips for a zero-waste lifestyle that are easy and accessible to all. She also shares about her work with The Community Compost Movement, and gives us the scoop on how we can compost at home! Huge thanks to Becky Mendoza for taking the time to tell this inspiring story!


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

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