Vegan Boss Radio
#35 lauren Ornelas - Founder of the Food Empowerment Project

#35 lauren Ornelas - Founder of the Food Empowerment Project

June 28, 2022

In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, Shawna interviews lauren Ornelas about how she started the Food Empowerment Project; how she got into veganism, animal rights, environmental rights, and social justice issues 30 years ago; and some of the main areas that the Food Empowerment Project works within.

lauren Ornelas is the founder and president of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a vegan food justice nonprofit that promotes veganism, fights for workers, and works on lack of access to healthy foods in Black and Brown communities. She has been an animal activist for three decades, during which she has launched numerous groups, investigated factory farms, run consumer campaigns, and helped stop the construction of an industrial dairy in California. Watch lauren’s TEDx talk on The Power of Our Food Choices. Learn more about F.E.P.’s work at www.foodispower.org, and our sister sites www.veganmexicanfood.com, www.veganfilipinofood.com and www.veganlaofood.com.

 

Connect with the Food Empowerment Project:

IG: @foodempowermentproject

Website: www.foodispower.org

 

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition

IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design

IG: @meganmediadesign

#34 Rhyan Geiger - Owner of Phoenix Vegan Dietitian

#34 Rhyan Geiger - Owner of Phoenix Vegan Dietitian

March 10, 2022

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In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, we interview Registered Dietitian Rhyan Geiger about how she went vegan after watching Cowspiracy, her new vegan cookbook, as well as some of the top nutrition myths we see online, both in general nutrition and within the vegan community.

Rhyan is a registered dietitian and vegan author who specializes in vegan nutrition. She is the owner of Phoenix Vegan Dietitian where she helps others easily transition to vegan living. She has many years of experience in vegan nutrition and believes in positively impacting the world one bite at a time. Rhyan is an expert in this field and has been featured in Women's Health and Business Insider.

 

Connect with Rhyan Geiger:

IG: @phxvegandietitian 

Website: www.phxvegandietitian.com

Recipe Book: Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

 

Updates:

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Oyster Mushroom Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

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Our Official Patron membership is $5/month and includes monthly recipes, bonus nutrition episodes, and 10% off our online vegan supplement store (shipping within Canada).

Our VIP Patron membership is $30/month and includes everything in the Official Patron membership plus a private 15 min nutrition coaching call each month. Also, you'll get 20% off our vegan supplement store instead of 10% off.

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To apply to be a guest on the show or to become a sponsor, email us at veganbossradio@gmail.com

 

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition

IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design

IG: @meganmediadesign

#33 NaRai Dawn - Vegan Recording Artist & Founder of High Vibes Apothecary

#33 NaRai Dawn - Vegan Recording Artist & Founder of High Vibes Apothecary

January 16, 2022

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In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, we interview NaRai Dawn about how her cancer diagnosis started her on a path of natural wellness and veganism, being a new mom and raising a plant based baby, as well as how she stays motivated as an entrepreneur and musician. 

NaRai (Nah-ray) is a Canadian recording artist, lead vocalist in the band Star Captains, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, holistic practitioner, new Mama, Vegan + the founder of High Vibes Apothecary. She began creating her own natural products after being diagnosed with cancer 2001.

NaRai is of Japanese + Mongolian descent + was born in Seoul Korea. She was adopted at 9 months by her Canadian family + lives in Vancouver, BC with her partner Max, 14 month old son Zaiah (Zay-ah), sweet Alaskan wolf (dog) Nika + beautiful + wise mini tiger (cat) Egypt.

 

Connect with NaRai Dawn on Social Media:

IG: @naraidawn

IG: @highvibesapothecary

IG: @starcaptains

Facebook: /highvibesapothecary

 

We're now on Patreon!

If you'd like to support our work putting out these podcasts, we have two membership options to choose from:

Our Official Patron membership is $5/month and includes monthly recipes, bonus nutrition episodes, and 10% off our online vegan supplement store (shipping within Canada).

Our VIP Patron membership is $30/month and includes everything in the Official Patron membership plus a private 15 min nutrition coaching call each month. Also, you'll get 20% off our vegan supplement store instead of 10% off.

Join Our Patreon

If you enjoy the show, please give us a rating & review. Help us spread the word! You can also find us on Instagram: @vegan_boss

To apply to be a guest on the show or to become a sponsor, email us at veganbossradio@gmail.com

 

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition

IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design

IG: @meganmediadesign

#32 Soul Eubanks - Social Justice Advocate, Founder of APEX Advocacy

#32 Soul Eubanks - Social Justice Advocate, Founder of APEX Advocacy

December 20, 2021

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In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, we interview Soul Eubanks about how he went vegan after watching Cowspiracy, his favourite form of activism, as well as his social justice and animal rights advocacy.

Christopher “Soul” Eubanks is a social justice advocate, creative and public speaker raised in Atlanta, Ga that has dedicated himself to doing advocacy work that combats all forms of injustice. After learning the horrors of animal exploitation Christopher became vegan, began doing community organizing and has helped co-organize Atlanta’s first ever animal rights march. Christopher is the founder of APEX Advocacy, a non profit animal rights organization that uses digital content and grassroots activism for animal advocacy.

 

Connect with Soul Eubanks on Social Media:

IG: @soul_eubanks

IG: @apexadvocacy

Facebook: /souleubanks

Website: souleubanks.com

Support/Donate: Patreon/Apparel/Photography

 

We're now on Patreon!

If you'd like to support our work putting out these podcasts, we have two membership options to choose from:

Our Official Patron membership is $5/month and includes monthly recipes, nutrition webinars, and 10% off our online vegan supplement store (shipping within Canada).

Our VIP Patron membership is $30/month and includes everything in the Official Patron membership plus a private 15 min nutrition coaching call each month. Also, you'll get 20% off our vegan supplement store instead of 10% off.

Join Our Patreon

If you enjoy the show, please give us a rating & review. Help us spread the word! You can also find us on Instagram: @vegan_boss

To apply to be a guest on the show or to become a sponsor, email us at veganbossradio@gmail.com

 

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition

IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design

IG: @meganmediadesign

#31 Lt. Irie - Vegan Reggae DJ and Music Producer

#31 Lt. Irie - Vegan Reggae DJ and Music Producer

October 25, 2021

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In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, we interview Lt. Irie, a local music producer and reggae and dancehall DJ based in Vancouver. We chat with Lt. Irie about what influenced him to go vegan over 24 years ago, what it was like being vegan in the 90's, how music can be a powerful tool for inspiring people to go vegan, and how he maintains his whole food, vegan diet while on tour.

 

Connect with Lt. Irie on Social Media:

IG: @lt.irie_iriedubs

Facebook: /lieutenantirie_iriedubs

 

We're now on Patreon!

If you'd like to support our work putting out these podcasts, we have two membership options to choose from:

Our Official Patron membership is $5/month and includes monthly recipes, nutrition webinars, and 10% off our online vegan supplement store (shipping within Canada)).

Our VIP Patron membership is $30/month and includes everything in the Official Patron membership plus a private 15 min nutrition coaching call each month. Also, you'll get 20% off our vegan supplement store instead of 10% off.

Join Our Patreon

If you enjoy the show, please give us a rating & review. Help us spread the word! You can also find us on Instagram: @vegan_boss

To apply to be a guest on the show or to become a sponsor, email us at veganbossradio@gmail.com

Episode Sponsor:

This episode is sponsored by Plant Life Nutrition.
To get 10% off products & services just enter coupon code 'veganboss' at check-out.

Website: www.plantlifenutrition.ca
Instagram: @plantlifenutrition

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition

IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design

IG: @meganmediadesign

#30 Métis & Plant Based - An Interview with our Mom

#30 Métis & Plant Based - An Interview with our Mom

September 4, 2021

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In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, we interview our mom about her experience being Métis and plant based, the foods she grew up eating in Northern Alberta, as well as how possible and practical it is for people living in Northern Canada to go vegan or plant based.

We wanted to talk about this topic because we have seen some negative comments about vegans suggesting that Indigenous people should go vegan regardless of their access to plant foods, so we wanted to shed some light on how difficult that may actually be.

We feel that the majority of people living in cities and towns (ie. people with numerous options in terms of plant based foods) are the people we should be focusing our vegan advocacy to, because for them it would actually be very easy to go vegan, and they make up the majority of the population.

We are also in full support of anyone that is Métis, First Nations, or Indigenous that is interested in going vegan or plant based, or is already vegan or plant based. We are here for anyone that has questions or would like some guidance. Please feel free to reach out to us.

 

Connect with her: 

IG: @livable4all

Website: https://www.livableincome.org/ 

 

We're now on Patreon!

If you'd like to support our work putting out these podcasts, we have two membership options to choose from:

Our Official Patron membership is $5/month and includes monthly recipes, nutrition webinars, 10% off our online vegan supplement store (shipping within Canada), as well as access to merch (coming soon).

Our VIP Patron membership is $50/month and includes everything in the Official Patron membership plus a private 15 min nutrition coaching call each month. Also, you'll get 25% off our vegan supplement store instead of 10% off.

Join Our Patreon

If you enjoy the show, please give us a rating & review. Help us spread the word! You can also find us on Instagram: @vegan_boss

To apply to be a guest on the show or to become a sponsor, email us at veganbossradio@gmail.com

Episode Sponsor:

This episode is sponsored by Plant Life Nutrition.
To get 10% off products & services just enter coupon code 'veganboss' at check-out.

Website: www.plantlifenutrition.ca
Instagram: @plantlifenutrition

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition

IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design

IG: @meganmediadesign

#29 Kimberly Renee - Founder of Might Be Vegan & Food Love

#29 Kimberly Renee - Founder of Might Be Vegan & Food Love

August 2, 2021

In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, we interview Kimberly Renee, founder of Might Be Vegan. We chat with her about brand accountability in the day of social media influencers, vegan advocacy, social justice activism, her hunger relief program called Food Love, and her very unique vegan story!

Kimberly is a self-taught private chef, on-air personality noted for her infectious personality, and the founder of Might Be Vegan.

In the kitchen, she’s had the pleasure of serving busy executives, families, as well as celebrities and professional athletes. She’s also the creator behind the:

• national #FromMeatsToBeets Challenge,


• web series “Might Be Vegan presents The Trap Kitchen


• award-winning national COVID-19 hunger relief program, Food Love by Might Be Vegan,


• world’s largest vegan-only tailgate, #VeganAtTheGame, which served more than 1500 people at no cost in the city of Atlanta during Super Bowl LIII.


For her tasty recipes and community activism, Kimberly has been featured on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence.com, Cheddar, VegNews.com, ABC Portland, Fox Washington, and KTLA. She’s also made several guest host appearances on QVC.  Connect with her: 

IG: @itskimberlyrenee

Website: https://www.mightbevegan.co/

Carrd.co: https://kimberlyrenee.carrd.co/

If you enjoy the show, please give us a rating & review.

Help us spread the word!

You can also find us on Instagram: @vegan_boss

To apply to be a guest on the show or to become a sponsor, email us at veganbossradio@gmail.com

Episode Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Plant Life Nutrition. To get 10% off products just enter coupon code 'veganboss' at check-out.

Website: www.plantlifenutrition.ca


Instagram: @plantlifenutrition

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design IG: @meganmediadesign

Minisode: Vegan Boss Updates

Minisode: Vegan Boss Updates

July 18, 2021

Hello there!

We are so happy to be back with this quick update episode. We discuss our challenges with social media, feeding vegan food to our dad, loving pigs but eating them, "plants have feelings", and people ditching vegan diets due to gut health issues.

We had a question about why some people stop being vegan, this article on Shawna's blog covers this topic in detail:

How to Prevent Ex-Vegans

The matcha soft serve ice cream we mention is from:

Whisk Matcha

If you have questions about vegan nutrition or would like to book a consult, please feel free to schedule a complimentary 15 Min Discovery Call:

Book Discovery Call

Check out the online vegan nutrition store Plant Life Nutrition and save 10% with coupon code 'veganboss':

Plant Life Nutrition

#28 Danielle Arsenault - Author, Educator & Founder of Pachavega Living Foods

#28 Danielle Arsenault - Author, Educator & Founder of Pachavega Living Foods

March 2, 2021

In this episode of Vegan Boss Radio, we interview Danielle Arsenault of Pachavega Living Foods Education. We chat about her vegan journey starting out as a rock climber to her recent vegan pregnancy. She also discusses her move to Nicaragua to start a retreat center and food forest.

Danielle Arsenault is a certified Raw Food Chef and Plant Based Nutrition Educator, author of 6 cookbooks, TV show host, outdoors enthusiast, musician, TEDX speaker, mama and founder of Pachavega Living Foods Education and The Raw Food Chef Alliance. Danielle inspires and empowers women to heal their bodies and ignite their spirits with the power of plant-based whole foods through her life-changing Raw Food Chef Certification courses online and in-person. She is also the co-founder of Wanderlust Utopia, a conscious, sustainable, socially responsible, eco-modern retreat center for yoga teacher trainings, wellness events and private functions on Ometepe Island where she resides half the year.

 

Connect with her: 

IG: @pachavega

Website: https://www.pachavegaculinaryinstitute.com/

LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/pachavega

 

If you enjoy the show, please give us a rating & review. Help us spread the word! You can also find us on Instagram: @vegan_boss

To apply to be a guest on the show or to become a sponsor, email us at veganbossradio@gmail.com

Episode Sponsor:

This episode is sponsored by Plant Life Nutrition, located in Vancouver Canada. 2140 E Hastings St.
To get 10% off products & services just enter coupon code 'veganboss' at check-out.

Website: www.plantlifenutrition.ca
Instagram: @plantlifenutrition

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition

IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design

IG: @meganmediadesign

#27 Tyra June aka @TyraTheTaurus - Activist & Entrepreneur

#27 Tyra June aka @TyraTheTaurus - Activist & Entrepreneur

January 26, 2021

Tyra June (also known as, @TyraTheTaurus on Instagram and Twitter). She is the owner of Vegan Girl Gang, which is a vegan merch shop, her food blog account & pop-up shop is called @AnotherJunkFoodVegan on IG, and she also has her own podcast called Kombucha Hour: which dissects veganism, womanism, racism, astrology, history and lots more.

Tyra is also currently working with Vegan Outreach to bring vegan groceries to food deserts and low-income communities.

Connect with her on Instagram: 

@tyrathetaurus

@anotherjunkfoodvegan

Show Notes: 

Kombucha Hour Podcast

Vegan Girl Gang

Vegan Outreach

Some Instagram account's that Tyra recommends:

@iyeloveslife

@foodempowermentproject

@soul_eubanks

If you enjoy the show, please give us a rating & review. Help us spread the word! You can also find us on Instagram: @vegan_boss

To apply to be a guest on the show or to become a sponsor, email us at veganbossradio@gmail.com

Episode Sponsor:

This episode is sponsored by Plant Life Nutrition, located in Vancouver Canada. 2140 E Hastings St.
To get 10% off products & services just enter coupon code 'veganboss' at check-out.

Website: www.plantlifenutrition.ca
Instagram: @plantlifenutrition

Vegan Boss Hosts:

Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition

IG: @synergy_nutrition

Megan Barker, Megan Media Design

IG: @meganmediadesign

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