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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Victoria Moran and JL Fields, the co-authors of The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook. We discuss some of the basic philosophies people identify with in the vegan and plant-based lifestyle. It’s interesting how individual journeys change people and although an overall goal may always be the same, core values can transform. Of course we talk about food, hacks for chopping food bills and discuss one lucky lobster. We also get into a bit of a debate when it comes to the topic of health and Veganism. You’ll have to listen for more on that.

Victoria Moran is a vegan of over three decades and was voted “PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50” in 2016. Listed by VegNews among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors, she’s written twelve books, including The Love-Powered Diet, The Good Karma Diet, the international bestseller Creating a Charmed Life, and the iconic Main Street Vegan, whose fans include Bill Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres, and which won the “Best of Vegan 2017” contest in the book category. Victoria was featured twice on Oprah, she hosts the award-winning Main Street Vegan show on Unity Online Radio. She is also producer of the upcoming documentary from filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson, The Compassion Project.

JL Fields is a newspaper writer, magazine columnist, speaker, culinary instructor, lifestyle coach, activist, and radio personality. She is the author of VegNews Magazine’s 2017 Cookbook of the Year, The Vegan Air Fryer, Vegan Pressure Cooking, and co-author of Vegan for Her and is the founder and director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy. She is also a brands consultant for a variety of national companies. JL did her culinary training at the Natural Gourmet Institute and the Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is a Main Street Vegan Academy–certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator and a certified Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). She writes and broadcasts from Colorado Springs, Colorado.


In this episode we discuss:

  • The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook
  • Lemon Dijon tempeh and mushrooms
  • Spirituality
  • Vegan values
  • The healthy vegan debate
  • Compassion
  • The 3 myths
  • Chopping your grocery bill
  • vegan = weird
  • The lucky lobster
  • Actionable tips for putting more compassion into their everyday life


Links to things we mentioned:

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Yummy Foods Activity Book For Kids

Victoria Moran – Website, Instagram

JL Fields – Website, Instagram

The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook: Over 100 Plant-Sourced Recipes Plus Practical Tips for the Healthiest, Most Compassionate You by Victoria Moran and JL Fields


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