Interview with Allyson Kramer

Allyson Kramer is an artist, food photographer, blogger, vegan and gluten-free recipe writer, and cookbook author. Allyson has been cooking since her teens but didn’t learn of her gluten intolerance until a health scare forced her to research treatments for her ailments. Now in great health, Allyson has a new cookbook, Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats, and has recently completed a second book which is due out next year.  Her web site, Manifest Vegan, is a popular resource for... Read More

Interview with Leaping Bunny

Vivisection. Just the thought of the pain and suffering animals endure for the testing of our consumer products makes me upset and angry. It’s something that has been an important issue for me for many years prior to becoming vegan. Thankfully, The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program also finds vivisection a cruel and unnecessary practice and has done something to empower consumers to make informed choices. The CCIC’s Leaping... Read More

Interview: Christy Morgan – The Blissful Chef

Last weekend we had the most awesome pleasure of meeting Christy Morgan, The Blissful Chef, and Allyson Kramer from Manifest Vegan. We enjoyed an awesome brunch at Mi Lah’s and headed to Rittenhouse Sq. (Philly) afterwards to talk to Christy about her new cookbook, Blissful Bites. Watch our video below to hear all about it. About Christy Christy Morgan is a “green chick”, holistic nutritionist, educator, and vegan macrobiotic chef to many faces in Hollywood.... Read More

Interview with Elissa Lane from HSI

While we were at DC Vegfest we interviewed Elissa Lane, Assistant Campaign Manager for Humane Society International‘s (HSI) Farm Animal Protection Division for Latin America. Elissa works primarily with campaigns in Mexico, Brazil and Costa Rica focused on intensive confinement of chickens and sows. Since Brazil is one of the world’ s largest meat producers and exporters, and because I lived there for 12 years, I had a special interest in hearing more about HSI’s... Read More

Interview with Chetana Mirle from HSI

While we were at DC Vegfest we interviewed Chetana Mirle, Director of the Farm Animal Division of the Humane Society International (HSI). Chetana works with developing countries world wide, educating communities in countries such as India and encouraging them to steer away from large scale production of animal products. Please watch the full interview to hear more about their current campaign abroad and how you can help. You can also watch our interviews with Paul Shapiro from... Read More

Interview with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an author and educator, founder of Compassionate Cooks, and Vegetarian Food for Thought podcast guru. For over 11 years, she has worked to debunk myths about vegetarianism and empower people to make informed food choices and “speak their truth.” Her activism extends beyond these realms, as she is a passionate animal rescuer in her community and a truly engaging speaker. Her podcasts and books have helped to inspire many people to extend a hand... Read More

Interview with Paul Shapiro from HSUS

While we were at DC VegFest we interviewed Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the US (HSUS). HSUS doesn’t work solely for the benefit of pets and wild life, they also have a division specifically devoted to farmed animal protection. Watch this informative interview with Paul to learn more about their efforts and how you can help put an end to cruel practices. You can also watch our interviews with Chetana Mirle and Elissa Lane... Read More

Interview with Issa Ostrander from Mompops

We went to Chester County’s 32nd Annual Restaurant Festival, in West Chester, PA, to interview Issa Ostrander from Mompops. We first met Issa at the Whole Foods Market Devon’s 18th Anniversary and absolutely love that Mompops are 100% vegan! As they say on their site “They are all made from easy to spell and pronounce ingredients such as; fresh fruit, Organic Agave Nectar (a natural sweetener), cocoa, coconut, coconut milk, vanilla and more. We are Dairy, Gluten... Read More

Interview with Thais da Silva from Dia Doce

We went to Chester County’s 32nd Annual Restaurant Festival, in West Chester, PA, to interview Thais da Silva from Dia Doce (sweet day in Portuguese). Dia Doce specializes in traditional cupcakes made with mostly local ingredients. They always have at least four gluten-free vegan cupcake flavors with them wherever they go, but they can make any of their flavors vegan and gluten-free by special order. Their cupcake truck can be found at varied locations in PA including some... Read More

Interview with Fran Costigan

Recently, at Whole Food’s (Devon, PA) 18th Anniversary, we had the pleasure to interview Fran Costigan, the queen of vegan desserts. Fran is a nationally recognized culinary instructor, author, consultant, recipe developer and innovative pastry chef who marries healthy eating with sumptuous tastes. Fran’s latest book, More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally, offers a complete course in exceptional desserts that are vegan by design, not by taste! Fran’s recipes... Read More