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Plant-Based Profits Show
82 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Dreena Burton: Vegan Cookbook Author - This is No Longer a Hobby!
In the last decade, vegan cuisine has come a long way. The once-ubiquitous dry, packaged veggie burger is no longer the poster child for a vegan or vegetarian diet. It has grown into a sophisticated, innovative cuisine that has been praised by publications such as Food & Wine Magazine and many others. Today, our guest Dreena Burton, who has been at the forefront of vegan blogging and cooking for a long time, has been recognized for making healthy food taste delightful. Her cookbooks are the defining moments of almost fifteen years of recipe creation that bring wonders to your table – hearty, healthful eating that looks and tastes fantastic. Dreena Burton has been vegan for more than 25 years, during which time she has written five cookbooks reflecting her experience as a plant-powered chef and stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children. Burton pursued her true passion for authoring recipes and cookbooks after working in marketing management for several years. She had made appearances on television and radio and contributed to sites including KrisCarr, Forks Over Knives, Engine 2 Diet, and PCRM. Dreena has also written for Yoga Journal, VegNews, alive magazine. She has won several blog awards, including VegNews, VegBloggy, and Vancouver's Ultimate Mom Blog. In today's episode of the Plant-based profit show, Dreena provides guidance and answers for everything from pleasing picky eaters to filling a vegan pantry to packing school lunches and dealing with difficult social situations, all based on her personal experiences. She shares stories from her journey towards a plant-based diet, including how an unhealthy relationship with food goes back to when she started dieting at just nine years old. Dreena tells us that she always thinks about their nutrition and taste buds as a mother of three girls. Her delicious dishes can please and inspire even the pickiest diners and offer lifelong vegans the imaginative, healthful cuisine they've always desired. Dreena has become a master at helping families navigate and embrace eating plant-based through her cookbooks. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS LinkedIn- Dreena Burton - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dreena-burton-878ab727/ Facebook – Dreena Burton - https://www.facebook.com/DreenaBurtonPlantPoweredKitchen/ Instagram - Dreena Burton - https://www.instagram.com/dreenaburton Official Website – Dreena Burton's Website - https://dreenaburton.com/ · Twitter – Dreena Burton - https://twitter.com/dreenaburton
82 minutes | May 27, 2021
Big Mountain Foods: Kimberly & Jasmine Chamberland - Mother/Daughter Duo Navigate Major Expansion Without Giving Up Equity
Do you ever have trouble determining whether or not your favourite dishes are as healthy as you think it is? Eating healthy can be a frustrating and often overwhelming challenge, thanks to false advertising and an endless supply of "healthy" items on the grocery shelf. We exist in a world where we can't agree about what truly defines health. We live in a skeptical world when it comes to health trends. We must simplify everything and get to the fundamentals, eating healthy whole foods – and that’s exactly what Kimberly & Jasmine Chamberland, the mother/daughter duo brings to our table with Big Mountain Foods. Kimberly founded Big Mountain Foods, a plant-based and allergen-free food company based in Vancouver, in 1987. She takes pride in using real, fresh ingredients in all of her products. Each item is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free, as well as non-GMO certified. Kim’s mom was a devote of the Hare Krishna movement and raised her on a vegetarian diet. Jasmine grew up around Big Mountain Foods as her mother started the business in her early twenties making veggie burgers. After years of watching Kimberly work, the veggie-patty machine with so much love, care, and attention Jasmine realized that she needed to be a part of it as well. They proudly offer plant-based products that are delicious, healthy and a lot of fun to eat. The wonderful thing about Big Mountain Foods is that it isn't just about a product you can get at the supermarket. Every day, Jasmine goes to work believing that she is contributing to the betterment of the world. Their items aren't just another vegan option; they’re part of a movement that's empowering people to feel healthier and positive about themselves and their environment. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Kimberly talks about the biggest challenges in bringing specialized products to the marketplace and the hurdles that she went through in establishing a female-owned company. Jasmine gives us more insight into Canada’s Big Mountain Foods and how they recently expanded into a new manufacturing facility in Vancouver. They speak about how they get a long shelf life without adding a preservative and tell us ways to finance the significant expansion without funding. We are eager to converse more about the outstanding achievements this mother-daughter duet brought to the stores.
79 minutes | May 20, 2021
Terraseed Multivitamin: Maria Cebrian - From Selling an Online Yoga Business to Creating a Vegan Multivitamin On a Mission
When we talk about being a vegan, we often think of our health as being all bright and fresh. Today, we are going to meet someone who had a different experience. Our guest today, Maria Cebrian, had been a vegetarian and vegan on-and-off for ten years before fully committing to the lifestyle five years ago. She would go vegan for some months, only to start to feel a bit tired or foggy. If we have to put it the right way, she was never a perfect vegan and was often nutrient deficient. Our guest Maria decided to go vegan when she heard about how animal agriculture impacts the environment and how animals are treated – she knew this wasn't right. When Maria's co-worker, Hava Horowitz, shared her idea of creating a multivitamin specifically tailored for vegans, she absolutely loved it. That was precisely what Maria needed to solve all the nutrient deficiencies. That's how an all-in-one pill that was good for both vegans and the planet came to the world with the name Terraseed Multivitamin. In today's episode of the Plant-based profit show, Maria recalls her early vegan being days where everything seemed blurry. Her life felt dull because of all the nutrient deficiencies. She later describes how magically they came to the blooming idea of multivitamins, but the thought of adding more waste to the world made them rethink their decision. She says in the show that it was both a real hassle and a bummer. They knew they had to do things differently. And a question of how to get everything a vegan needs in just one pill a day without generating more waste rose. The answer came in the form of a beautifully designed, fully compostable packaging, becoming that most sustainable supplement available. In January 2021, Tarraseed became the first vegan company ever selected into Techstars Startup-Accelerator Program. Later in the show, Maria talks about her passion for mountain running and her memorable experiences. Moving forward, Maria gives away some fascinating details about her multivitamins and her ambassador program – her innovative social media techniques and everything she has learned.
96 minutes | May 13, 2021
Globally Local: James McInnes - World's First Vegan Restaurant to go Public
If you're considering opening a vegetarian or vegan restaurant, you'll be riding a much larger wave than a ripple. The number of people moving to a plant-based diet worldwide is steadily increasing, and they're making different choices at the grocery store and in their dining habits. But veganism has evolved as more than just a hot food trend – it is now a worldwide movement. In this podcast, our guest James McInnes, the Founder and CEO of Globally Local, will go over some of the most critical details to consider before starting a plant-based restaurant or café, as well as some innovative ways to connect with other plant-based food entrepreneurs. James founded Globally Local in 2014 as a grassroots vegan company that delivered organic vegetables and fruits from local farms to consumers' doorsteps. In 2015, after partnering with future wife Vasiliki – the couple started to create vegan meal kits, through which they discovered that people enjoyed their vegan fast food recipes. In 2016, Globally Local brought what is now known as the Famous Burger to the London, Ontario Ribfest, where it quickly sold out due to high demand. The success of this vegan option caught the attention, and the resulting chaos drew widespread media coverage across North America. Soon after, the food truck was introduced, bringing vegan fast food to neighbourhoods and vegfests across Ontario, where customers flocked in droves. The couple opened Canada's first vegan fast-food restaurant in 2017. They opened the world's first 24-hour vegan drive-through six months later. In 2018, the company scaled quickly by opening a food manufacturing facility, where it produced its own proteins and dairy alternatives, allowing for price parity with conventional fast food. After becoming the first vegan fast-food chain publicly listed in April 2021, they have recently announced plans to open five new Ontario restaurant locations this Summer. Globaly local is currently being traded on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange, a stock exchange for emerging companies. In our conversation, James takes us through the extreme challenges they have faced in the last year, preparing the company to go public during the pandemic. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, McInnes shares the stories of his earlier life and past businesses and how their hurdles prepared him for the company he runs today. He discusses their commitment to producing high-quality fast food and veganism, as well as the many fascinating facts about Canada's first fast-food chain that you might not know. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS LinkedIn- James McInnes - https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-mcinnes-he-him-86894a2 Facebook – James’s Globally Local - https://m.facebook.com/globallylocal/ Instagram - James’s Globally Local - https://www.instagram.com/globallylocalfastfood Official Website – James’s Globally Local Website- https://globallylocal.ca/ · Twitter – James’s Globally Local - https://twitter.com/glfastfood
77 minutes | May 6, 2021
Nafsika Inc: Nafsika Antypas - Vegan Lifestyle TV Show Host & Vegan Cheese Founder
Nafsika Antypas is an entrepreneur, activist, TV host and nonprofit founder. In less than five years, she went from new vegan to executive producer and host of her own TV series Plant-Based by Nafsika and the founder of the vegan cheese line Nafsika's Garden. This week I speak with her to hear more about her mission to bring veganism to the masses as the buzz surrounding the first and only mainstream vegan lifestyle TV show grew. Changing one's way of thinking overnight takes a lot of determination. It is only possible when one is driven by a deep intent – a vision that shakes the individual to their core and gives them a new sense of meaning. Nafsika, had a similar epiphany nearly a decade ago when watching Vegecated on Netflix while breastfeeding and decided to go vegan overnight. In 2014 she founded the non-profit People Against Violence, supporting victims of violence seeking guidance and assistance through a 24-hour hotline staffed by licensed counsellors. However, as a committed vegan, Antypas believes that the best way to make the planet a more humane environment is to encourage people to go vegan. Nafsika earned her certification as a Fitness & Lifestyle Coach in 2017, and she now helps people live a healthy, more compassionate lifestyle. Because, as Nafsika claims, "one cannot live a life of love and compassion if not practicing it every day." In today's episode of the Plant-based profit show, I speak with Nafsika about what made her decision to become vegan and her motivations, projects, and success in bringing plant-based inspiration to households worldwide. She explains how she aims to unite plant-based food with entertainment, and for her, veganism is not just a diet; it is a way of life. She goes on to shares some valuable advice she would give someone who is considering changing to a plant-based lifestyle and quick notes on daily meals. Nafsika tells how she enjoys spending time with her family, including two young, healthy boys, and happy to educate just about anyone who would listen about why it's more beneficial to switch to a plant-based diet.
86 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
B.T.R. Bar: Ashley Nickelsen - How the Death of Her Parents Led Her To Create and Launch A Superfood Protein Bar
Our guest today, Ashley Nickelsen, was born and raised in the often-forgotten NYC borough, Statin Island. She was an only child and the love of her parent’s life. Ashley says her family was lower middle class and often talked about the family having “money issues.” Her father was a hardworking and grateful man who worked three jobs to keep everything afloat. She was a self-proclaimed “Over involved college student” as she poured all her time and energy into her job as a Resident Assistant while studying for her degree in biochemistry and food science at NYU. The love for her role as a resident assistant led her to pursue a master’s in counselling while taking on a job as Student Resident Director. Ashley has fought two significant fights of her young life as she lost her precious parents to cancer within a few years of each other. As depressed as a young girl in her 20s can be due to caring for two suffering parents, Ashley became hooked on snacks high in sugar and dangerous for her health. With a background in food science & nutrition and in search of a better snack to feed herself and her parents, she developed a bar that not only had a clean ingredient profile but also served a purpose. She wanted a snack that boosted energy recharged the brain, and lowered stress levels. As a tribute to her parents, who were battling, Ashley came up with the first Protein Bar with a Purpose™. When it came to naming the bar, she wanted to honour her parents in some way, so she decided to incorporate the family mantra her parents would often say, “Be BOLD, TENACIOUS & RESILIENT,” otherwise known as BTR in her house.” That’s how it all began. As a simple idea in a hospital cafeteria and – BTR Bar was born. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Ashley takes us through her journey of founding and growing her young business as a solopreneur. She also shares some of her innovative social media marketing techniques and exciting news on future launches. It fits well when we say that Ashely’s entire career has been dedicated to her parents and every inspiration, they have given her.
81 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Wicked Healthy: Derek Sarno - Making it Easy For You to Eat Plant-Based
Our guest today is Derek Sarno is the Executive Chef and Director of Plant-Based Innovation for Tesco, the world's third-largest food retailer. Derek is the co-founder of Tesco's Wicked Healthy variety of foods and Good Catch Foods, two companies that have been built to promote global plant-based culinary creativity and innovation. Sarno was also the former Senior Global Executive Chef at Whole Foods Market, where he supervised national recipe production and catered all of the company's main executive leadership events. Derek has operated many highly acclaimed restaurants and catering companies since graduating from culinary school. He learned to meditate and cook various foods at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery where he spent a few years farming. Derek, passionate about food and veganism, strives tirelessly to make the movement more appealing to today’s world. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Derek talks about his love for food and journey to a plant-based diet. He further shares how he co-created Wicked Healthy with Chad (his brother) and how their relationship as kids has evolved over the years. He gives us more insight into the importance of spirituality and meditation in his decision to become a plant-based chef. Moving forward, Sarno tells us about the innovative Wickedly meaty projects and other exciting endeavours he has on the horizon. Derek's entire career has been dedicated to making the planet a better place through cooking. His genuine sincerity and inspirational drive shine through in this episode! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS LinkedIn- Derek Sarno- https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-sarno-bb96763 Facebook – Derek Sarno - https://www.facebook.com/derek.sarno Instagram - Derek Sarno - https://www.instagram.com/dereksarno/?hl=en Official Website – Derek Sarno’s Wicked Healthy Food - https://wickedhealthyfood.com/ Twitter – Derek Sarno - https://twitter.com/wickedhealthy?lang=en
85 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Lil Bucks: Emily Griffith - Creating a Market for Delicious Sprouted Buckwheat
Your taste buds never lie to you. Today we have someone on the show who has introduced a new vegan product to North American grocery stores. It all started when our guest, Emily Griffith, tasted an acai bowl made with sprouted Buckwheat many years ago in Sidney, Australia. Emily has developed a love for traveling, surfing, smoothies, snowboarding, fitness, and website design but as a kid, she was always trying out different business ideas on her neighbors. She started her first real enterprise, a marketing, and graphic design business in college when she made posters for a climbing gym in exchange for a pass. After college, she worked at a couple of large digital marketing agencies for 3 years in Chicago and Sydney while continuing to work on her freelance business and growing it to 6 figures in revenue. After years working in marking Emily decided to take a crack at starting a brand in the food space once she became obsessed with the taste and health benefits of Sprouted Buckwheat. She called the brand, Lil Bucks Sprouted Buckwheat. Lil Bucks offers a range of crispy snacks and fillings made from sprouted buckwheat, a popular Australian superfood rich in protein, fiber, and magnesium. The company buys organic buckwheat from farms in Minnesota and North Dakota. The product is organic, free of most allergens, and of course vegan. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Emily shares what she was doing when she received the call that she was awarded a 4 years academic scholarship that included fully paid tuition, a semester studying abroad, and a and living stipend for outstanding academic acheement. Emily goes on to tell how her amazing brand is disrupting different areas of the grocery store, starting with breakfast and snacks but has plans to move into single-serve and savory catagories. As the show progresses, Emily discusses how she had to learn the food business from scratch and was thankful for being accepted into a food start-up incubator that offered a class "Starting a Food Business 101". She received some of her first significant funding when she won a pitch competition co-sponsored by Bel Brands which also helped her develop an operations, packaging, and distribution strategy. At the end of the show, I will share a coupon code for Lil Bucks that Emily has provided for Plant-Based Profit Listeners. Lil Bucks will close a very successful crowd investing campaign on the popular investing site, Republic, on April 22, 2021. If you are listening to this in the first week the show comes out there is still time to get in. COUPON CODE To check out Lil Bucks, use the coupon code “PBPS20” for 20% off your first order -- the code is now live on the Lil Bucks website! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS Republic Crown Investing - https://republic.co/lil-bucks# Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lovelilbucks/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lovelilbucks/?hl=en Official Website - https://www.lovelilbucks.com/
82 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Outcast Foods: Darren Burke & TJ Galiardi - A Vegan, Former NHL Defenceman and Partner Tackle Food Waste by Producing a Vegan Product
The great thing about food is that it makes it to our plates, delights us with its flavor, and helps our bodies to function normally as a natural fuel. Unfortunately, the majority of people are unaware of how much food is wasted on a daily basis, with the discarding of misshaped or bruised fruits and vegetables. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, almost 1.3 billion tonnes of food are thrown away each year around the world. By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help businesses and consumers save money, provide a bridge in our communities for those who do not have enough to eat, conserve resources for future generations, as well as help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With the same thoughts in their heart and mind, Dr. Darren Burke and retired NHL Hockey player TJ Galiardi gave birth to Outcast Foods – An innovative plant-based technology company that turns food waste into sustainable nutrition. Outcast Foods, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, collaborates with farmers to collect imperfect produce destined for the dump and turns it into vegan protein powder to be sold on its own or as an added ingredient in a variety of foods. Outcast Foods is on to something big, as it's tackling many food-related concerns at once. The business is fast expanding, working with large Canadian retailers such as Sportcheck, Sobey's, and Well.ca to distribute its powders directly to customers, as well as food processing firms such as Happy Planet Foods, Greenhouse Juice Co., Earth Animal, v-dog, and Nestlé to include its powders in their edible products. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, TJ, and Darren talk about how they combined their passion for plant-based diets with their desire to reduce food waste, which gave rise to Outcast Foods. We get more insight into how these two vegan superpowers have joined forces to push their beliefs to a different level, and turn their mission to get everyone involved in helping them save the world. They tell us about their past professions and share the story of how they first met. Outcast Foods recently secured $10 million of venture-backed funding to further reduce food waste by upcycling and has many more plans to grow in coming years. Here is my conversation with TJ and Darren. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS LinkedIn- Dr. Darren Burke- https://www.linkedin.com/in/doctorburke/ Facebook – Dr. Darren Burke - https://www.facebook.com/doctorburke/ Instagram – Dr. Darren Burke - https://www.instagram.com/darren_burke/?hl=en Official Website – Darren’s Outcast Foods - https://outcastfoods.us/ Twitter – Dr. Darren Burke - https://twitter.com/doctorburke?lang=en
94 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Sacred Serve Gelato: Kailey Donewald - Getting a Surprise Boost from an NBA Player
Kailey Donewald It is evident that a well-balanced diet and a healthier lifestyle go hand in hand. What you eat, and what you don't eat, play a role in preventing much of the world's most common chronic ailments and diseases. Kailey Donewald, founder and CEO of Sacred Serve – a plant-based gelato, has spent her whole life with asthma and allergies. Living in Bali, Indonesia, she didn't know it was the food she was consuming that was making her ill until she was 25 years old. While living in Bali, Kailey adopted a raw vegan diet while attending a retreat and within the span of two weeks her asthma and allergies miraculously went away. It turns out she had a dairy food sensitivity, which was damaging her body - Since no doctor has ever asked about her diet, she felt inspired to spread the message that our bodies have an amazing and inherent capacity to cure themselves; all we have to do is give them the right fuel. Kailey is a dedicated health activist who has spent the last ten years practicing under leading experts in the areas of yoga, meditation, Eastern medicine, and herbal therapy in countries like India and Indonesia. She discovered the strong connection between food and illness here, having cured herself of many chronic diseases using only a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet. Sacred Serve was created as a result of her travel, culture, and food inspiration. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Kailey shares her health journey while telling us the power of food and lifestyle in the steps of healing. She gives us more insight on the key factors of stress and anxiety, and how much a more active lifestyle helped her feel lighter, more energetic, less stressed, and all-around happier in her own skin. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS LinkedIn- Kailey Donewald- https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaileydonewald/ Facebook – Kailey Donewald - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6830869 Instagram - Kailey's Sacred Serve - https://www.instagram.com/sacredserve/?hl=en Official Website – Kailey’s Sacred Serve - https://www.sacredserve.com/ Twitter – Kailey Donewald - https://twitter.com/kaileydonewald?lang=en
78 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Blakes Seed-Based: Blake Sorensen - MBA Project to Thriving Allergy Free Snack Food Business
Blakes’s Seed-Base is offering Plant-Based Profit Show listeners a 20% discount! Promo Code PROFITS20 https://www.blakesseedbased.com/discount/PROFITS20 The number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations caused by life-threatening allergies don’t just occur in the movie. They are as real as any other disease we may have. From being rushed to the hospital at the tender age of 3 and having his throat swell shut, to being called "EpiPen guy" by his football teammates at the University of Wisconsin, Blake Sorensen's entire life was affected by his deathly nut allergy. While studying for his MBA at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Sorensen put on his superhero cape when he was challenged to come up with a business that met a social need. His frustration in not being able to find allergy free snack food at gas stations on long drives to school gave him the idea to create a snacks for people with allergies like him and that is when Blake's Seed-Based was born. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Blake shares his beautiful turn in life where he was no longer scared to join his teammates fueling up on bars, trail mix and cookies. He describes that day in his social entrepreneurship course where he was challenged to identify and solve a social need. He excitingly talks about how he was left to face his weakness and turn it into a helping hand for people with allergies. In today’s show Blake shares with us how he benefitted from the knowledge he gained from his mother, who worked as a dietician, and made his first bars using a food processor in his own kitchen in Indiana and how his Brand, Blake's Seed-Based became the voice he needed. Let’s dig further into the show as we talk about a former Mr. Football who loves innovation and brought a line of snack bars back home for all of us. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS LinkedIn- Blake Sorenson - https://www.linkedin.com/in/blakesorensen Facebook - Blake's Seed Based -https://www.facebook.com/blakesseedbased/ Instagram - Blake's Seed Based - https://www.instagram.com/blakesseedbased/ Official Website – Blake’s Seed Based -https://www.blakesseedbased.com/ YouTube - Blake's Seed Based- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCphR6b6f1azt0243qKuUIpg
90 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Hot for Food: Lauren Toyota - Making a Living as a YouTuber
Many of us love a salad, but let’s face it, a pizza tastes better. Fruit salad is delicious, but nothing quite hits the spot like chocolate fudge cake. Rewind ten, even five years ago and a vegan’s diet would mostly consist of salad, pitta bread, and houmous. Gone are the days where we’d pay $15 for a salad in a restaurant because that was the only option. When you think of mac and cheese, ramen, Philly cheesesteak, and fried chicken, do you think vegan? If not, now you can. Lauren Toyota has been shaking up the internet and what it means to be vegan, on her YouTube channel and blog, Hot for Food. On her channel, create and post impressive recipe videos, proving that everything can be made vegan. She is also uniting vegan and comfort foods in her first-of-its-kind cookbook. Lauren Toyota is a Canadian TV personality who has worked for nearly ten years in the broadcast industry. For Toyota, being on air from a young age was always a dream come true – presenting, producing, and editing. In Vancouver, she was a MuchMusic VJ, working alongside A-listers like Selena Gomez, Pitbull and Justin Bieber. Although the broadcast path gave her endless opportunities, like traveling the world, she later on decided on becoming a host and producer, and now works as a full-time YouTuber/Blogger. Lauren and her unique vegan recipes have been featured in Laika Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Clean Eating Magazine. She was also Food Network Canada’s first and only vegan blogger and contributor, regularly sharing exclusive recipes for Meatless Monday. For Toyota, being in the food industry almost seemed like her destiny. Even prior to becoming a vegan, she was always interested in modifying and experimenting with recipes. As a child, she had aspirations of being a chef and working in a restaurant. Although more casual and less glamourized than TV, Lauren says her social media platforms are for passionate food people to have an infinite resource of vegan recipes. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Lauren Toyota reveals having hundreds of thousands of combined followers, fans, and subscribers, from YouTube to Twitter to Instagram. – making herself an inspirational, influential voice of a generation. Lauren speaks to the value of delicious vegan comfort food as a means by which to effectively encourage people to take the blinders off. We will also chat with Toyota about her journey from being a VJ to a YouTube star and, most recently, her brand new cookbook Hot for Food – All Day. Here is my conversation with Lauren Toyota! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS LinkedIn- Lauren Toyota - https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurentoyota/ Facebook - Lauren Toyota - https://www.facebook.com/itslaurentoyota Instagram – Lauren Toyota - https://www.instagram.com/laurentoyota/?hl=en Twitter – Lauren Toyota - https://twitter.com/laurentoyota Official Website – Lauren Toyota - https://www.laurentoyota.com/ Official Website – Hot for Food- https://www.hotforfoodblog.com/
77 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Plant-Based Dietitian: Dr. Pamela Fergusson (RD, PhD) - Growing a Consulting Practice with a Plant-Based Niche
Among thousands of all human differences, food is one of the few things that connects us together. We all need to eat to survive. Sometimes, we need help figuring out what to eat and when. Enter the field of nutrition and dietetics, and our guest – Dr. Pamela Fergusson. She is a registered dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutrition and over 15 years of experience in changing lives in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia for organizations such as UNICEF and the World Food program. She has been a member of the Dietitians of Canada Leadership Team and Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Team, as well as the advisory boards of Balanced and Conscious Eating Canada. In today’s episode of the Plant-based Profits show, we sit down with Pamela as she describes how to help your children love eating healthy and being vegan. She shares great advice for someone looking to transition to a more plant-based diet with their family. Pamela also shares how she was able to grow a thriving private practice by levering social media, focusing on a plant-based niche, and embracing virtual consultations. Pamela is an ultramarathoner who has completed her own unsupported, self-styled iron-distance triathlon, with no clocks or no crowds, covering 140.6 miles in a day, by herself. We are thrilled to have her as our guest today!
72 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
John Oberg - Professional Animal Advocate
Most of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, going to circuses and zoos. Most of us bought our beloved "pets" from pet stores and caged beautiful birds. We wore wool and silk, ate McDonald's burgers, and went fishing every weekend. We never considered the impact of these behaviors on the animals involved. However, millions of people are now re-examining their beliefs and asking, “Do animals have rights?” John Oberg is here to give an answer to that. He’s an animal advocate, influencer, and social media professional, dedicated to making the world a kinder place for animals by utilizing the power of social media. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, we catch up with John Oberg, one of the most sought-after social media experts in the plant-based movement, who has launched his own independent, patron-funded project for animals. In 2019, he had over 200 million impressions of his content on social media. On the show today, John shares the journey that led him to veganism. He reveals his top tips for utilizing social media to help make the world a more compassionate place, and how to take a step back and reflect on animal rights. John will also give us some great advice for the new generation of activists trying to change the world.
86 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Documentary Filmmaker: Keegan Kuhn - The Business of Documentary Filmmaking
According to Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, the main cause of global warming is not fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas - it’s animal agriculture. In this groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary from intrepid filmmaker Keegan Kuhn, he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, we talk to Keegan Kuhn, Co-director of Cowspiracy and What The Health and several other acclaimed documentaries, who is a videographer, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and professional musician living in the east bay of San Francisco. Keegan’s film career has taken him as far as the remote interior of Alaska to document modern homesteaders, to the high deserts of the American west filming the nation’s remaining wild horses, to rural agricultural communities and dirty urban streets. He is motivated by a deep desire to shed light on vegan-themed stories and major issues around social justice.
78 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
80/20 Plants/No Meat Athlete: Matt Tullman - Successful Serial Entrepreneur With a Mission to Keep People Out of Hospital
The most dedicated people are often not those who shout the loudest. Instead, they work tirelessly and quietly to build movements, bringing a consistent, dedicated presence to a worthy cause. From the child who asks their parents where meat comes from, launching their family on a vegan journey, to the attorney arguing cases to improve the lives of billions of factory-farmed animals – being a compassionate vegan takes many forms. Each person who lives a vegan lifestyle or marches for animal rights is one more voice speaking up for animals. And, lucky for us, we have Matt Tullman to bless this world. Matt is a long-term policy geek, entrepreneur, biohacker, and venture capitalist. He co-founded and currently serves as CEO of No Meat Brands, which owns a growing portfolio of wellness companies, including No Meat Athlete, Complement, 80/20 Plants, and Plant Bites. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Matt shares his story and how the sickness of a loved one inspired him to look deeply into what it means to live well as a human, the pillars of health and happiness, and the power of plant-based nutrition. He describes how he started the nutrition supplement company - Complement, the motivation behind it, the way he connected with Matt Frazier and built a relationship with him while guiding golden principles for the business. Matt is passionate about bringing ideas to life—from creating new businesses to building furniture and digital artifacts. He loves learning, designing, prototyping, and challenging himself physically. He’s also a big fan of hugs, positivity, meditation, and giving back.
86 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Vegan Fine Brands: Steven Smith - Crowdfunding and Franchise Opportunities
Numerous vegan staples, including tofu, rice, quinoa, black beans, and seitan, originated in communities of color, but today communities of color face much higher rates of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Vegan Fine Brands is a Black-owned vegan company led by its founder and CEO, Dr. Steven Smith, who spent years living in food deserts with little to no accessibility to nutrient-dense foods and saw how damaging this was for underserved communities. That’s why Dr. Smith started Vegan Fine Brands in 2016 - to offer customers a wide selection of delicious foods that are good for their health and the health of the planet. In today’s episode of the Plant-Based Profit show, we get to know all the insights about Vegan Fine Brands’ retail experiences, and how the company is not only surviving during the ongoing pandemic but also has just announced an equity crowdfunding raise which will help the company expand and franchise in order to bring their one-of-a-kind retail experience to millions across the country. Steven Smith will further talk about Vegan Fine Brand’s plan to expand into e-commerce, which will bring a vast array of healthy, plant-products to consumers in a one-stop-shopping experience they can’t get anywhere else, all under one roof.
89 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Miyoko's: Miyoko Schinner - Creating a Business Around a Mission
Many people say they can’t go fully vegan because they could never give up cheese, but a common comeback you hear more and more is “Have you tried Miyoko’s?” Miyoko Schinner is the tenacious, award-winning vegan celebrity chef and fearless CEO of Miyoko’s Creamery. The publication of her groundbreaking book, Artisan Vegan Cheese, is credited as having kicked off the start of the vegan cheese revolution. Under Schinner’s visionary leadership, Miyoko’s has replaced animal dairy products on the shelves of more than 10,000 retailers nationwide, including Target, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger, and Safeway. In today’s episode of the Plant-Based Profit show, Miyoko explains her stance of using the term vegan in products, and how companies can leverage the growing popularity of the plant-based movement. She reveals the most important things to keep in mind to successfully launch a new business. Miyoko also shares the stories of her earlier life and past businesses, and how their failures prepared her for the successful company she runs today. Eating is a form of activism and Miyoko is blazing a trail for the future of food, built on a celebration of what it means to be vegan.
84 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Herban-Eats: Dawn Hilton-Williams - 'Vegucator-In-Chief' Receives Grant from Beyonce's Foundation
Like many families, Dawn Hilton-Williams’s early childhood memories were marred by premature deaths brought about by chronic diseases, and like other families, she mourned the losses, normalized them, and moved on. However, it was her husband Anthony's health scare that changed her life, business, and family for good. She founded Herban-Eats and became the VEGUCATOR-IN-CHIEF. Dawn, is a passionate vegan whose mission is to fundamentally improve wellness, prevent chronic diseases and poverty from flowing and ruining human lives. From guidance and live demonstrations to countless vegan product and service solutions, Dawn works closely with plant-based clinicians and many other health and wellness partners to help people transform from daily poor health conditions to happy healthy lives. Dawn has over 20 years of professional cooking experience, has a plant-based nutrition certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for nutrition studies at eCornell, and in 2019 she authored her first book titled "Flava My Plate, Your Tasty Vegan Guide to Health-Wealth", a cookbook and guide to delicious vegan food. A few years ago, when Dawn’s husband Anthony felt sick, she immediately decided to make some positive changes to her health. Previously she had been reading studies on the relationship between diets rich in animal products and illnesses such as cancer and heart disease, but wasn't ready to change her lifestyle, not until Anthony's health problems. Her research helped defeat her worries about meal planning, caring for herself, parenting, running a company, and taking care of Anthony. In today’s episode of the Plant-Based Profit show, we take a deeper insight into Dawn’s family and professional life. From tv and social media-based cooking show appearances, cooking classes, and demos to podcasting, coaching, writing, public speaking, and vegucation 101 presentations, Dawn works to raise awareness about the direct correlation between chronic disease and diet; with a targeted focus on reaching people in minority communities who are disproportionately impacted by their negative effects. We will further discuss how she is hoping to spread the word even more about the health benefits of a vegan diet with help from the Black-owned small business Impact grant from Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD Foundation and the NAACP that she was recently awarded. Social Media Links · Instagram Profile - https://www.instagram.com/dawn_hiltonwilliams/?hl=en · Facebook Profile - https://www.facebook.com/dawn.hiltonwilliams · Official Website - https://www.herban-eats.com/
86 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Healthy Truth: Bruce Namenson - From Reinventing Himself at 50 to Supplying Tom Brady Protein Bars
In today’s world where consumers are much more health-conscious and mindful about what they are putting into their body, it’s no wonder why terms like plant-based, vegan, meat-free, and organic are all over food packages now. Starting with just one small dehydrator in his kitchen, food innovator Bruce Namenson has tapped into this rapidly growing market and created two premier raw plant-based packaged food brands, Organic Living Superfoods and Healthy Truth, to offer hundreds of delicious, totally 100% vegan superfoods. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, we sit down with Bruce and talk about how he first got the idea to start his own brand. We’ll learn how he won the trust of non-other than six-time Super Bowl Champion, Tom Brady, to create the TB12 line of plant-based food products. Having faced major life and career-ending challenges, Bruce also reveals his darkest days and how he was able to rise from the ashes with a mission of helping others get healthier through clean, honest, plant-based superfood snacks, powders, and bars.
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