Michelle is one of my best friends, so it only made sense that we would get together and talk vegan life and food on my latest podcast episode.
I have to tell you that I was sooo nervous to record with Michelle because we tend to have like 80 convos going at the same time and I wasn't sure if people would be able to keep up. lol
I listened to the convo back and think we did a great job of keeping it together. We talk about dealing with family after transitioning to vegan eating, how to eat out, why being a vegan isn't a life of perfection and why vegan meals isn't "space" food.
Notable Quotes from Michelle:
"This diet can be as easy or complicated as you make it."
"There's no need to claim anything (vegan title). Eat in a way that make you feel good from a moral perspective."
"Whatever little bit you do makes a difference."
Our talk is pretty lengthy (but awesome!), so I just typed up a time stamp if you feel like fast forwarding some of the conversation.
Good times with my boo, Michelle!
10 mins - Is being vegan for health reasons enough?
18 mins - Why you don't have to shop at expensive stores to be vegan
22 mins - Why it's so important to replace ingredients when you start a vegan journey
24 mins - Tips on getting started on a vegan journey & why "all or nothing" shouldn't apply
34 mins - Good vegan books & documentaries
37 mins - Why free-range animal products aren't a good idea
41 mins - Why vegan food isn't "space" food
46 mins - What positive/negative changes did you not expect when you changed your lifestyle
49 mins - "I love my pet but I eat meat" The disconnect discussion
53 mins - Why the food industry doesn't care about you
1:06 mins - Being served non-vegan food at a restaurant-eat it or toss it?
1:13 mins - How to eat vegan while out
Check out Michelle's site
Products mentioned in this episode:
Gardein-to replace chicken
Daiya vegan cheese
People mentioned in this episode:
Video with my friend Lisa
Books mentioned in this episode:
How to Be Vegan by Elizabeth Castoria
Diet for A New America by John Robbins
By Any Greens Necessary by Tracye McQuirter
Sistah Vegan by Breeze Harper
Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman