The first half of today’s program features Ocean Robbins and his new book 31-Day Food Revolution, and in the second half, JL Fields will come on with her new cookbook, Vegan Meal Prep, which is one of my 10 favorite Christmas-giving things. We’ll talk about that the other 9 cool things on the show.
Ocean Robbins is author of the newly released book, 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, & Transform Your World. He serves as CEO and cofounder of the 500,000-plus-member Food Revolution Network—one of the largest communities of healthy eating advocates on the planet. Ocean has held hundreds of live seminars and events that have touched millions of lives in 190 nations. His grandfather founded Baskin-Robbins, and his father, John Robbins, walked away from the family company to write bestsellers like Diet for a New America and to become a renowned health advocate. Now, Ocean is on a mission to transform the industrialized food culture into one that celebrates and supports healthy people and a healthy planet.
Amazon link for the book: https://www.amazon.com/31-Day-Food-Revolution-Great-Transform/dp/1538746255
JL FIELDS, VLCE, is a vegan chef, coach, and consultant. She is the founder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy and a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, certified by Main Street Vegan Academy. In fact, she’s among our most successful grads and now teaches for the program. JL is the author of several cookbooks, including the brand new and holiday gift-worthy Vegan Meal Prep: Ready-To-Go Meals and Snacks for Healthy Plant-Based Eating; Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains and One-Pot Meals in Minutes; and The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors. She is the producer and host of the cooking show Real World Vegan Cooking, and the radio program Easy Vegan. JL also writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Blast from the past! They say the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. Test that theory by listening here to the episode I did with Ocean’s dad, the legendary John Robbins, author of the classic, Diet for a New America.
Holiday 2018 Favorite Things
1. For the cook (or the wanna be cook):
JL’s cookbook — Vegan Meal Prep: Ready-to-Go Meals and Snacks for Healthy Plant-Based Eating
2. For the adventurer:
NYC Vegan Vacations
NYC Vegan Vacations are 3 day weekend escapes filled with food, fitness, friendship and fun. See New York City from a local’s perspective while enjoying healthy, delicious fine dining. Explore eco-friendly shopping and world class Broadway theater. Meet like-minded vegans, vegetarians, and adventurous omnivores. Create the memories of a lifetime.
Founder Lisa Snow has been vegan for over 20 years, and is a longtime NYC resident. As a graduate of Main Street Vegan Academy, she loves making travel fun for vegans. After extensive travel throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, she realized that vegan travel can be less stressful and more exciting!
Lisa understands that many families include vegans, vegetarians, meat eaters, and people who are gluten-free or have food allergies. She wondered, “Why can’t they ALL have a great time on the same vacation together?”
Whether you want grains and greens or decadent desserts — yoga and fitness or theater and museums — Lisa will create your custom NYC getaway.
3. For the kids: From beloved author Leslie Crawford, Gwen, the Rescue Hen
Available wherever books are sold, but if you order directly from the publisher, 25% — www.stonepierpress.org/store – of the cover price will go to United Poultry Concerns. This generous donating will also apply to copies purchased directly from Stone Pier Press of Crawford’s earlier book, Sprig, the Rescue Pig.
The word Sundara is drawn from the Sanskrit word meaning beautiful, interpreted as inner beauty flowing from grace & wisdom. When a serious injury in 2011 left Sande Nosonowitz unable to teach yoga, jewelry design became a way to pass the time, try to forget about the pain and stay connected to her practice. As her injuries healed, she discovered a deep love of creating what she now calls “Hip & Holy Bling” which encourages wearing one’s compassion for all the world to see.
Mordamart is animal activist Bonnie Goodman shop, shared with her artist husband, just outside the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. But you can order her clever jewelry and accessories mordamart.com.
5. For the canine cuties on your shopping list: Dog treats: Wild Earth.
This company is working on dog food but now only have treats and they are divine.
The Wild Earth mission: “Create the best tasting, most nutritious and safest dog food possible.” Over thousands of years of farming, the Japanese perfected the process of using koji, eventually elevating it to a culinary art form. KOJI CREATES FLAVOR. It is used to create the savory umami favor in a multitude of foods. including soy sauce, saké, bean paste and miso. Umami is sometimes referred to as the “yummy” or “savory” taste. It also contains all 10 essential amino acids dogs require. Nature has created a unique whole food containing essential nutrients for humans and dogs. Koji is considered a “clean protein,” meaning no animals are harmed and the environmental impact is much less than conventional agriculture or meat production.
6. For the eco-warrior: Glass straw in protective holder with cleaning brush – GNR Home, on Amazon.
It’s estimated that we use over 500 million straws every day in America. And 7.5 percent of plastic in the environment comes from straws and ends up mostly in our oceans killing marine life.Thankfully, now there are alternatives like this one, so stuff a stocking with a straw!
7. For the sensitive: Tate’s Odorless Nail Polish Remover.
Another stocking stuffer, Tate’s odorless nail polish remover is an all organic, all natural great odorless remover, strengthener and nail conditioner. Made with 100 % minerals and water — that’s it — Tate’s has no dyes, no gluten, no colors, no fragrance, no pesticides, and no animal testing. It smells like, well, water, and yet it takes off even stubborn nail lacquers in a flash. I love this stuff!
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