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Brown Vegan podcast is for vegan curious families who are ready to learn more about starting a vegan journey. It also includes interviews with other vegans who share their own story and experiences.

#49 Q&A Where Should I Vegan Grocery Shop?
20 Apr 2017 at 7:27pm
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#48 No Oil + Being Clear on Your WHY | A Conversation with Urban Black Vegan
10 Mar 2017 at 6:56pm
In this episode, I chat with Joshua Black of Urban Black Vegan about how he lost 50 lbs on a 21-day juice cleanse, why he decided to avoid oil as much as possible, what it's like to be a vegan YouTuber and what motivates him to keep going. Get the full show notes at   (... More)
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#47 5 Reasons You Failed Going Vegan + What You Should Do About It
14 Feb 2017 at 10:44am
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#46 Where Dem Dollas At? | 5 Tips to Save Money As A Vegan
14 Jan 2017 at 4:23pm
In this episode, I share tips on how to save money on your vegan grocery bill. Tips mentioned: Shop at your regular grocery store for essentials like spinach, potatoes, etc and only shop health food stores for harder to find items like nutritional yeast, meat alternatives, etc.  Get your butt in the kitchen and cook Plan for leftovers -- I usually (... More)
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#45 Where Do I Start?
5 Jan 2017 at 12:44pm
In this episode, I start some basic tips for people who want to go vegan in the new year. Visit for show notes and download the Vegan Starter Kit at (... More)
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#44 You Don't Have to Ditch ALL Dairy RIGHT NOW -- Here's Where to Start
14 Sep 2016 at 9:58am
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#43 What You Should Do to Get Back on Track | 5 Tips
2 Sep 2016 at 2:52pm
In this episode, I talk about how to get back on track when you are struggling with your vegan journey.   Tips Mentioned: Get clear on your why  Start replacing your struggle ingredients with vegan options Make vegan life a priority -- meal planning, research, look for recipes, grocery shopping Reflect and change things in your personal life, so (... More)
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#42 Being A Vegan Athlete, Food Talk & Vegan Travel A Conversation with Donta Harris
2 Jun 2016 at 11:35am
It was a lot of fun having Donta on the show to discuss his vegan journey, being vegan while traveling, vegan fitness, finding a vegan community, how he inspired his family to make changes to their own diets and mastering the art of tofu. He's on a mission to scatter the stereotype of what a vegan looks out. Check out his video entry for the Vegan (... More)
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#41 The 6: Lessons Learned From Being Vegan for 6 Years
12 May 2016 at 7:36am
In April, I celebrated 6 years as a vegan!  In this podcast episode, I share some of my lessons from the last 6 yrs and get candid about this misconception of a "perfect" vegan. Check out the full blog post and all resources mentioned for this episode here...   Quick recap of the 6 lessons: Didn't expect my family (... More)
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#40 Why A Juice Cleanse is Much More Than Weight Loss
11 Apr 2016 at 9:07am
It was awesome having Jovanka Ciares on the show to share her vegan story and strategies on how to embrace a juice cleanse in a way that works for you. Not only can you lose weight with a juice cleanse, but the greater benefits are being more present, disciplined and to heal your body. Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here... (... More)
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#39 What Does A Vegan Breakfast Look Like?
24 Mar 2016 at 6:32am
Get the free email course at Breakfast is the perfect area to get started on a vegan journey! Meal planning isn't as overwhelming as you can easily switch out ingredients to make them vegan. In this podcast episode I talk about what a vegan breakfast looks like and how to plan it. Get all of the resources mentioned in this episode (... More)
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#38 Running A Vegan Restaurant | A Conversation with Jamel from The Veg
14 Mar 2016 at 1:30am
Vegan and business talk together? Yes ma'am! 2 of my fave topics :-)  In the latest podcast episode, I chat with Jamel of The Veg about his gradual transition to vegan life and why and how he started his own vegan restaurant.    Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here... (... More)
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#37 Are My Kids Vegan? + Tips on How to Get Started On A Vegan Journey with Kids
12 Feb 2016 at 9:07am
  Sign up for the free email course -7 Day to Vegan A few weeks ago someone asked whether or not my 3 sons (14, 12, 11) are vegans. Even though my kids eat vegan meals at home....they are not vegans.  Does this surprise you? It sure surprised the lady who asked that question. In my latest podcast episode, I talk about why my kids (... More)
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#36 - 11 Tips on How to Go Vegan This Year
5 Jan 2016 at 8:45pm
Since I know many of us are thinking about our goals for work, health and life during this time of year, I want to give you some specific strategies on how to start your vegan journey in the new year.  In the latest podcast, I give you 11 tips on how to do just that. Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here: (... More)
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#35 2 Key Steps You Must Take If You Want to Be A Vegan
30 Nov 2015 at 6:31pm
Before you think about meal planning, grocery shopping and eating out as a new vegan, there are 2 key steps you must take to start your journey. Get all of the resources mentioned here (... More)
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#34 How to Be Vegan During the Holidays | A Conversation with Tracye McQuirter
23 Nov 2015 at 10:04am
Get all the show notes here The holidays are coming, so I had to invite Tracye McQuirter on the podcast to talk about how to navigate a vegan lifestyle during this season. Tracye is a 30-year vegan, national best-selling author, public health nutritionist, international speaker, and vegan trailblazer. (... More)
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#33 How to Put Together Your Vegan Meals & Still Get Protein
7 Nov 2015 at 7:26am
I answered this question several months ago but wanted to put in with a podcast episode because it's so important. How in the heck do you plan meals without meat being the center of the meal? Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here... Some people think you can only (... More)
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#32 Vegan Celebrities, Picky Eaters & How SweetPotatoSoul Found Her Purpose When She Became A Vegan
30 Oct 2015 at 7:54am
It was a pleasure having Jenné of Sweet Potato Soul on the show to talk about her transition to vegan life. Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here... We discussed: How she decided to became a vegan after working in a vegetarian restaurant around ethical (... More)
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#31 How A 30-Day Raw Cleanse Helped Lynne Start A Vegan Life | A Conversation with Lynne
15 Oct 2015 at 7:30pm
I met Lynne several years ago online and since then we've had a chance to connect offline at local events. She's a big believer in balance and it extend not only to what she eats but how she lives her life. Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here   We discussed: How (... More)
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#30 How Elvis Gardin Helped His Mom Ditch ALL of Her Medication
4 Sep 2015 at 6:32pm
  I first saw Elvis in a vegan Facebook group and was so glad when Gail Roddy made the introduction for me. This episode is truly a treat! Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here We discussed: How he was about to get mom to ditch 8 medications by changing her diet His journey of coming (... More)
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#29 How to Plan Vegan Dinners in 30 Mins A Week
13 Aug 2015 at 7:07am
Dinner can be the hardest meal of the day when you're getting started on a vegan journey with your family. This is when some of the complaints come up and when you feel the most rushed. I can definitely relate to this! In the podcast episode, I give you 5 tips to make vegan dinner meal planning easier for you & the fam. Get all the resources mentioned (... More)
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#28 How to Turn Your Passion For Vegan Life Into A Business | A Conversation with Chef Ifayomi
18 Jun 2015 at 10:43am
In this episode, I chat with vegan chef and business owner Chef A Ifayomi Victory about how she overcame health issues and used healing herself to help others start a vegan journey. Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here:   We chatted about: (... More)
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#27 Going from Vegetarian to Vegan, Natural Hair & Juicing | A Conversation with Naturalee Happee
14 May 2015 at 7:28am
In this episode, I chat with Naturalee Happee about:  Her gradual transition from vegetarian to vegan  How natural hair (we both have locs) empowered her to care more about the way she ate Why she's doing a juice cleanse to help curb her love of vegan junk food. Oh, and I found out sweet chili Doritos are vegan  Get the direct link to the resources (... More)
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# 26 |Vegan Kids, Cookies & Helping Your Spouse Go Vegan | A Conversation with Kawani Brown
5 May 2015 at 11:56am
In this podcast episode, I chat with Kawani Brown about how her children inspired her to start a healthy vegan life. Get the show notes here and contact Kawani here  We also chatted about: How she was able to encourage her husband to start his own vegan journey How the support of her family makes all the difference in the world Why you don't (... More)
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#25 Stop Spending All Weekend On Meal Planning!
18 Apr 2015 at 9:00am
I received an email from a lady who said that she spends her whole weekend meal planning, prepping and cooking and how it was making her overwhelmed as a new vegan and had her thinking about quitting. I remember those days and ain't nobody got time for that! In this podcast episode, I some basic meal planning tips to save time and money.  Get all (... More)
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#24 How to Serve Your Family An Affordable Organic Vegan Lifestyle | A Conversation with Saudia Green
13 Apr 2015 at 8:06pm
In this episode I chat with Saudia about: How her husband inspired the family to research a vegan lifestyle How & why she serves her family an organic diet How she handles packing vegan lunches and got her 2 sons onboard Why it's important to understand that you're shifting the cost of your food- not paying more Get all the resources mentioned in (... More)
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#23 Eating Out for New Vegans - 6 Tips
5 Apr 2015 at 9:10am
I love eating out and I don't let being a vegan slow that down for me. In the beginning of this journey I did because it was just too much to think about and I didn't like asking the server a million questions. It feel like it was taking away from the experience. *sigh* Anywho, like I said, I love eating out. In this podcast episode, I give you tips (... More)
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#22 What Should I Put On My Grocery List?
24 Mar 2015 at 5:40am
I get this question a lot... "I'm going to the grocery store this weekend, what should I buy?" In this podcast episode, I answer that question by going over the importance of a weekly meal plan and also talking about some of the items that make my own weekly grocery list. Get all the resources mentioned in this on the blog post   (... More)
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#21 Vegan Pregnancy & Dealing with Depression -A Conversation with Naki Aya
7 Mar 2015 at 1:56pm
In this episode, I chatted with fellow YouTuber Naki Aya (I love her channel) about her vegan journey, pregnancy and how she handles vegan life with her young daughter. Get the show notes and all the resources mentioned in this episode here  We also discuss: How she slowly eliminated meat, dairy and eggs one by one Why it's important to be your (... More)
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#20 Body Image & Not Being "Vegan Enough" A Convo with Vegan JourneyGurl Ep #20
22 Feb 2015 at 7:38pm
In this episode of the podcast, I chat with Cassandra (AKA Vegan Journey Gurl & Ivy Flowers) about her vegan journey, emotional eating, not being vegan enough and self-love. Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here (... More)
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#19 How to be Vegan for Life - A Conversation with Gail Roddy
26 Jan 2015 at 9:48am
This episode is sponsored by Ready Set Go Vegan  My chat with Gail Roddy was amazing! She's been on a vegan journey for over 25 years and shares her experiences on how and why she started and the true secret to staying on the journey for life.  Get all the resources mentioned in this episode (... More)
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#18 Why Meat Alternatives are Helpful-A Conversation with TaShunda Franklin
20 Jan 2015 at 2:16pm
In the latest podcast episode, I chat with my girl, TaShunda about her vegan journey and how her daughter (who was 8 at the time) and high cholesterol inspired her to start a healthier lifestyle. Get the show notes and resources mentioned here: (... More)
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#17 4 Mindset Shifts to Go Vegan in the New Year
31 Dec 2014 at 5:30am
Happy New Year! In this podcast, I talk about the 4 mindset shifts that must happen in order for you to start a vegan journey in the new year. Get all of the resources mentioned in this episode here   Write down why you want to go vegan - Is it for ethical, health (... More)
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#16 Why You Should Transition Your Family with Meals They Already Love
13 Dec 2014 at 7:11pm
  Nichole started a vegan journey in Sept 2012 after doing the Daniel Fast at her church and watching the documentary, Earthlings. Get the show notes and resources mentioned here In this episode, (... More)
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#15 Vegan Travel & Meal Planning with Naomi Prioleau
6 Dec 2014 at 2:31pm
In the latest podcast episode, I chat with Texas reporter Naomi Prioleau about how unlikely vegan start. Her mayor, Ed Smith his wife inspired her to transition to vegan life with their own story and vegan activism in her small town. Get show notes and resources mentioned in this episode here (... More)
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#14 How to Get Kids to Embrace Vegan Life & Why Gradual Change is Okay
18 Nov 2014 at 9:56am
I met Shantelle on Instagram and it was so awesome to connect with her about her vegan journey. In this conversation, we discuss how she was able to get her brother & sister to join her on a vegan journey; her experiences as a raw vegan for a year; why community is so important for long-term vegan life; how she handles vegan life with her son, and (... More)
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#13 Why Vegan Life is Much More Than Food- A Chat with Carter Brown
9 Nov 2014 at 11:15am
It was such a treat chatting with Carter Brown about his vegan journey, dealing with picky eaters (he has a 2 year old), his vegan work in the local community, and why being a vegan for environmental reasons is the best for future generations, our health, and the planet.   Get all the show notes and resources mentioned in this episode here (... More)
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#12 Why Go-To Vegan Meals Are So Important
24 Oct 2014 at 1:00pm
In my experience, it's so important to have several go-to meals for when life gets busy. In this episode, I share some of our meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get all the show notes and resources mentioned for this episode here:   (... More)
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#11 How Chemese Lost 100 Lbs on a Raw Vegan Diet
8 Oct 2014 at 3:35pm
So many people start a vegan journey to lose weight and fall off when the results don't happen fast enough. This wasn't the case at all for Chemese! After trying every diet you can think of and desperately wanting to change her 300 lb frame, she decided to eat a raw vegan diet of tons of fresh fruit & vegetables (minimum cooked food). In the latest (... More)
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#10 From Steak & Eggs to Eggplant Parmesan-How Cherri Transitioned Her Family to A Plant-Based Lifestyle
27 Sep 2014 at 10:53am
In the latest podcast episode, I talk to Cherri about how she transitioned her family to a plant-based lifestyle.  We talk about the importance of getting your children in the grocery store and kitchen with you, how to handle eating out and attending events as a family & why it's so important to "meet people where they are" when you're encouraging (... More)
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#9 Vegan Police & Figure Competitions-A Conversation with Christa Shelton
19 Sep 2014 at 6:43pm
Christa is a vegan coach, writer, speaker & fitness competitor. In this conversation, we talk about about vegan label, clean eating, dealing with the vegan police and her experience with being a vegan figure competitor. Reach Christa: Website Twitter Instagram Get more information about the resources meantioned in this episode at   (... More)
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#8 A Candid Conversation with Vegan Cooking with Love
23 Jul 2014 at 6:27am
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#7 | 5 Baby Steps to A Vegan Life
17 Jun 2014 at 11:15am
*Be a vegetarian first *Start to replace your dairy with plant-based milk alternatives *Read and watch documentaries-I recommened "Vegucated" "Fork Over Knives" "Sistah Vegan" "Skinny Bitch" and "Earthlings" *Eat vegan breakfast & snacks *Commit to cooking one vegan meal a week   Visit my site at to sign up for the mailing list (... More)
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#6 How Do I Stop Cooking Meat for My Boo | Q&A
27 May 2014 at 1:46pm
In this episode, I answer a questions about food shame, teasing from extended family and how to handle not wanting to cook meat for a significant other.  Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here  (... More)
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#5 Save TIME & MONEY on Your Vegan Journey
20 May 2014 at 8:14am
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#4 What To Do When You Fall Off A Vegan Journey
28 Jan 2014 at 7:19pm
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#3 Pantry & Spice Basics | Vegan Meal Planning
17 Jan 2014 at 5:00am
I received a great email the other day, asking what spices and other pantry ingredients are a good starting point for a new vegan. You don’t need a whole lot of exotic ingredients to start your vegan journey right now. In fact, you probably use most of these ingredients already. Get all the resources mentioned about show notes here (... More)
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#2 7 Tips to Start Your Vegan Journey NOW
5 Nov 2013 at 3:32am
When I recorded my first podcast episode, I wasn't sure how the format would be. Since I get a lot of emails, I figure a Q&A format would be best. In episode 2, I talk about ways to get started on your vegan journey with your family.  Get all the show notes and resources mentioned in this episode here   Recap (... More)
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#1 Why I Became A Vegan
24 Sep 2013 at 11:27am
I learn so much from listening to podcasts that I thought it would be fun to start my own. I was going to wait until January but figured why not now? It's funny because I recorded this podcast at midnight in my pajamas and a head scarf. Good times! It felt so fun and natural that I will definitely do more episodes. This episode is 5 minutes but feel (... More)
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