33 episodes

Hosted by former Simply Vegan Magazine Editor Holly Johnson and her co-host, yoga teacher Gabriella Clark, every week we take a look at what’s been happening in the vegan world to discuss the great, the good, and what’s been getting our blood boiling. Holly and Gabriella also track down the latest product releases to try them out on your behalf so they can let you know which ones are worth trekking to the supermarket for. Finally, each week we’re joined by a leading figure from the world of vegan food, fashion, nutrition, animal advocacy and environmental campaigning to find out what they’re up to and how they’re helping to spread the vegan message.

The Simply Vegan Podcast Holly Johnson

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Hosted by former Simply Vegan Magazine Editor Holly Johnson and her co-host, yoga teacher Gabriella Clark, every week we take a look at what’s been happening in the vegan world to discuss the great, the good, and what’s been getting our blood boiling. Holly and Gabriella also track down the latest product releases to try them out on your behalf so they can let you know which ones are worth trekking to the supermarket for. Finally, each week we’re joined by a leading figure from the world of vegan food, fashion, nutrition, animal advocacy and environmental campaigning to find out what they’re up to and how they’re helping to spread the vegan message.

    Championing veganism in the mainstream, with Dirty Vegan's Mathew Pritchard

    Championing veganism in the mainstream, with Dirty Vegan's Mathew Pritchard

    Vegan news and reviews: Holly and Gabriella discuss the news that people on a plant-based diet are 73% less likely to suffer from severe Covid, before taste testing the new M&S vegan meal deal, some soft-baked cookies from Rhythm 108 and craft nuts from start-up snack brand Real Handful.

    The interview: Holly catches up with ex-Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard who went vegan in 2015 after he began training for ultra-marathons. Find out what he eats to support his extreme challenges, why he would never pressure anyone into going vegan, and why we need to keep plant-based eating in the mainstream media.

    Music by purple-planet.com

    • 44 min
    Is it wrong to raise kids on a vegan diet? With Whitney English and Alexandra Caspero

    Is it wrong to raise kids on a vegan diet? With Whitney English and Alexandra Caspero

    News and food reviews: Holly and Gabriella discuss a new study which suggests vegan children are shorter and have lower bone density. They also chat about Chris Packham's recent Twitter storm and Virtual Day of Action campaigning for higher welfare for chickens, and Gabriella tells us what she thinks of the new Burger King Vegan Royale.

    The interview: Dieticians Whitney English and Alexandra Caspero are founders of the Plant-based Juniors community and join Holly for a debate about vegan kids. Is it morally right? Is it healthy? And how do you deal with picky eaters?!

    Music by purple-planet.com

    • 55 min
    Veganism and weight loss, with Cath Short

    Veganism and weight loss, with Cath Short

    News and reviews: Holly chats about the delicious plant-based food she's been tucking into over the sunny Bank Holiday weekend, and which burgers she rates for your next BBQ. She also reviews the new organic, plant-based milk range from Linda McCartney and some cute dairy-free ice cream bites from Cecily's.

    The interview: Vegan PT and nutritionist Cath Short from Raw4Fitness shares her expert tips for weight loss on a plant-based diet, including fasting, fats, clean eating and why you don't need to always avoid processed options. Cath also recommends some recipes that she cooks for her vegan family.

    Music by purple-planet.com

    • 39 min
    Achieving peak fitness on a plant-based diet, with Lisa Gawthorne

    Achieving peak fitness on a plant-based diet, with Lisa Gawthorne

    News & reviews: Gabriella shares her top vegan eateries in Brighton after her recent babymoon and Holly discusses why her Cocker Spaniel is now vegan - and the effect it's had on his health.  They also taste test the new Cauldron range and a new fermented umami product that's now their storecupboard staple.

    The interview: Lisa Gawthorne  gave up meat at the age of six, and went on to become a Team GB vegan athlete. She's the author of Gone in 60 Seconds, and co-founder of vegan food company Bravura Foods. Holly chats to her about what she eats to support her fitness regime, her tips for new vegans, and her passion for saving animals. 

    • 52 min
    No Meat May Special, part 3: Easy plant-based cooking with The Vegan Larder

    No Meat May Special, part 3: Easy plant-based cooking with The Vegan Larder

    No Meat May Special: Holly and Gabriella answer questions on replacing fish in your diet with healthy, natural alternatives – where can you get Omega-3 without fish? They also share their tips for feeding a family of vegans and non-vegans.

    The interview: Meet Claire and Vanessa, two friends who set up The Vegan Larder blog to share easy, healthy recipes. They share their views on vegan junk food, and discuss which recipes they love to cook most.

    Music by purple-planet.com

    • 45 min
    No Meat May Special, part 2: Plant-based cooking tips + why men don't want to give up meat, with Ryan Alexander

    No Meat May Special, part 2: Plant-based cooking tips + why men don't want to give up meat, with Ryan Alexander

    No Meat May Q&A: Holly and Gabriella kick off part 2 of No Meat May by discussing new research findings that reveal young men would rather go to jail than give up meat. They also answer a listener's questions about herbs – what nutritional benefits do they have and how can we use them in our plant-based recipes?

    The interview: Holly is joined by the co-founder of No Meat May, Ryan Alexander to talk about why he founded the campaign, the new research on masculinity and veganism, and how we can all have more fun with our plant-based cooking.

    Music by www.purple-planet.com

    • 48 min

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