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Episode 115 – Food Buzz: History of Passion Fruit

Episode 115 - Food Buzz: History of Passion Fruit

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

219: Little Green Forks

219: Little Green Forks

Dr. John Tanner suffered a heart attack while on a morning run when he was promptly rescued by a passerby. During his stay in the hospital, doctors treated him with a stent and told him he was able to now "resume life the way it was" with no direction on how he could lower his risk of a second cardiac arrest. Fortunately, this tragic situation prompted John to dive into the research of the WFPB diet and as a result, John has not had any recurrences of Heart Disease or related conditions!

In this episode, John shares his story, along with some pretty staggering statistics on the link between heart disease and diet.

Plus, stay tuned; John is giving away 100 free books, as well as a BOGO meal from Little Green Forks!

Claim Your Free Book or DVD (Free Shipping Too!): https://nusci.org/contact
Send a message saying you heard John on the "Vegan Danielle Podcast" and pick your book or DVD!

To Order Meal Prep from Little Green Forks: https://littlegreenforks.com/
BOGO: Use code "BOGOnew" for Buy One Get One on your first order

Tanner Care: https://www.tannercare.com/
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn: http://www.dresselstyn.com/site/
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Book): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1583332723
Engine 2 Diet: https://plantstrong.com/

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/

Episode 114 – Food Fable: Peppermint

Episode 114 - Food Fable: Peppermint

Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable shares a legend of how peppermint candy canes were invented by a German choirmaster who needed to keep his choir kids quiet during a Christmas ceremony.

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/

11: When Following Your Dreams Brings Comfort Foods to the World!

11: When Following Your Dreams Brings Comfort Foods to the World!

Edible San Diego Publisher Katie Stokes chats with Chef Alynn Silliman from Neat Underground, a popup restaurant in Imperial Beach's Red House Kitchen. Chef Alynn talks about how she came to be a chef, what rustic, comfort-food cooking means to her, and why sourcing locally is so important.

8: Dr. Cindy Lin Talks Social Good Intelligence

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!

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.


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/

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.

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

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

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/


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