Category: Ask A Vegan

Episode #101: The BIG Picture

In this program I reflect on a number of issues in the news regarding Chick-fil-A, Hazing in the military and Animal Testing. I point out the importance of stepping back and seeing the BIG picture, connecting eating animals, violence and exploitation with the major problems we face today. On the lighter side, I give some…

Interview with Josh De Mattei, Crohn’s Disease and Summer Foods

7/22/2012 Episode #100: I had the opportunity to discuss vegetarian and vegan diets with 13-year-old Josh De Mattei. We had a lively discussion about dairy, where it comes from, soda, sugar, artificial sweeteners, salt, healing, factory farms and green vegetables. After the interview I talked about alternative therapies for Crohn’s disease and some of my…

Breathing, Milk, Fall Gardens, Big Food, Apple Peels

7/8/2012 Episode #98: In this program I discuss Mark Bittman’s recent blog, Got Milk You Don’t Need It, the Public Library of Science, PLoS, Medicine Series on Big Food, Planning Your Fall Garden, a new study on Ursolic Acid in Apple peels for weight loss, and another reminder about the importance of breathing, breathing correctly…

Healthy Eating While Traveling; Corn; New JAMA Weight-loss study

7/1/2012 Episode #97: After spending a week traveling in Cape Cod I share how I ate and what simple dishes I created. I cover some news items, including corn: more corn planted than ever before, heat and droughts may damage crops, GMO corn and summer corn for eating; and a new study from the Journal…

Cape Cod, Lobsters, Hot Dogs, The Vegan Imperative!

6/24/2012 Episode #96: This week’s show is broadcast live from Cape Cod. I’m talking about animal exploitation and the vegan imperative followed by summer, Coney Island, Nathan’s hot dogs and superior vegan alternatives, ratatouille, and while here on the coast, the plight of lobsters and other sea life.

Broccoli, Food Stamps, Tuna, Seeds, Bees

6/17/2012, Episode #95: Under or over the Linden Tree by my terrace, now in bloom and so fragrant I talk about the Supreme Court’s twist on broccoli; food stamps and corporations; mercury in tuna; collecting kale seeds, the benefits of chia seeds: The Seed Experience; honey, beeswax and bee pollen; and the wonders of garbanzo…

Animal Sanctuaries, Egg Replacers, Silken Tofu, Banana Bread

6/10/2012, Episode #94: In this show, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei cover a lot of ground. They talk about attending two Catskill Animal Sanctuary events this week – the 11th Annual Shindig at the Sanctuary and the Barn Raiser Event in NYC, and they go into the purpose of animal sanctuaries. They discuss the…