The newcomer to the group of PGM content platforms, our show is a weekly conversation with people that inspire us, and live their lives in sync with the values we hold at Pure Green. You can expect conversations about family, business and career, food, style, wellness and many other topics, all related to living an inspired, conscious life. The show is hosted by Pure Green's founder and editor Celine MacKay.
PGM 35 | Zero Waste Living with Bea Johnson
I'm really excited about this episode for a bunch of reasons. First, this guest has been requested several times by our listeners, and second, this is an episode that I feel could make a big impact, and thus, a big difference. Our guest today has been called the Waste-Free Priestess by the New York Times, she has won green awards, has authored a book, and promotes and speaks about her lifestyle around the world. She is responsible for a global movement that has been called the way of the future, inspiring change nearly everywhere she goes. Her name is Bea Johnson, and she writes Zero Waste Home, a blog and now a bestselling book of the same name. Before we dive into the episode, consider this: The average American household produces about 1,600 pounds (726 kg) of garbage per year. ... which averages to 29 pounds per week, per person. I've read that those numbers are even higher in Canada. Bea, and her family of four, produces only a quart-sized mason jar of trash per year, yes, per year. And in this episode, she will explain how she does it (and what we don't cover, you can read in her book). Finally, unfortunately we experienced a few sound quality issues during recording unbeknownst to myself. Bea is a busy lady, so rather than rerecord we've done our best to clean it up. All the incredibly useful information Bea shares is there and ready for the taking, so enjoy and be ready to be inspired!
PG 34 | Beth Kirby of Local Milk
I have an exciting interview today with a guest I know you will all love to hear from. She is a tastemaker, stylist, photographer, blogger and advocate for slow living; her name is Beth Kirby, she's the authoress of Local Milk, a blog so many love and admire, and it's likely you also follow her swoon-worthy Instagram. I'm very pleased to be able to offer a conversation with the inspiring woman behind it all. In our interview, Beth speaks openly about her life's trials and triumphs, how she developed her talent and established her voice, and how she is able to earn a living doing work she truly loves and is passionate about. We talk about travel, photography, life and love as well as connecting to your community and supporting local and sustainable makers and goods. Enjoy!
PGM 33 | Sasha Swerdloff of Tending the Table
One of the things I love best about the Pure Green podcast is that so often if just feels like a conversation between friends. This episode is no exception. I'm talking with Sasha Swerdloff, whose kind, calm demeanor invites you to settle in from the moment you start listening. Sasha is a blogger, writer, cook, recipe developer and yogi, and she pens a beautiful, heart-felt blog called Tending the Table. It's a regular favourite of mine, and I cook from her recipes regularly (especially her to-die-for avocado chocolate pudding, it's a staple at our house since she introduced me to it!). The days are getting a little cooler, so cue up the episode, grab a hot cup of tea and comfy seat, and settle in. Thanks for listening!
PGM 32 | Sherrie Castellano on Gluten Intolerance & Changing Your Life with Nutrition
For ages on instagram we've followed and admired today's guest - her healthful recipes and photographic style focuses on the ingredients in a fabulous way that helps to emphasize how important it is to cook with in season ingredients. We asked her to be a summer community leader for the Pure Green In Season cookbook project and were thrilled when she agreed; in case you haven't guessed, today's guest is Sherrie Castellano of the blog With Food and Love, which is a gorgeous place to spend time, allowing yourself to get steeped in seasonal inspiration. Sherrie writes from a personal perspective, she's a health coach and aspiring plant-based chef, whose journey in healthy eating began with her discovery that she was intolerant to gluten. The journey back to health was full of ups and downs, but once she got things right, she was sold on her new approach to eating healthfully and now has made it her life's work to help others make similar changes through her virtual coaching business. We talk of all this and much more and the episode is one you're sure to thoroughly enjoy.
PGM 31 | Gossamer Dreams, Food, Yoga & Living Joyfully with Renee Byrd
One of the things I love best about Pure Green is the larger community of creative people that we are a part of, and a shining star in that community is today's guest, Renee of the blog Will Frolic for Food. Renee is known for her beautiful, inspired writing, her excellent photography and styling, but what I love best about her blog is that it's joyful. Everything Renee writes about and creates feels decadent, like you're treating yourself, despite the fact that her recipes focus on super healthy, plant-based food. It's never about depriving yourself on Renee's blog and flavour takes the driver's seat. Renee is a well-balanced, beautiful person, and I was excited to talk to her about her creative life and passions. Renee reveals a lot about herself in the interview, and perhaps best of all she's very real, admitting fully that life wasn't always easy and providing lots of tools to help move through difficult times. We talk about her blog, her dedication to her yoga practice, and then chocolate too, as Renee is also a part of Frolic Chocolate, a bean to bar start-up chocolate company. Renee is also a contributor to Pure Green, and most notably she's a community leader for the summer phase of the Pure Green In Season cookbook, which, by the way, we're currently accepting submissions for, so if you're a food blogger or writer, go to puregreenmag.com/puregreeninseason for details. Ok, let's dive right in, it's a great episode!
PGM 30 | The Organic Kitchen with Jonathan MacKay
In our home, life revolves around the kitchen. While I grew up in a home that valued good homemade food and my mom was a great cook, I really have Jonathan to thank for my adult enjoyment and love of food. Under his tutelage I've learned the basics, from how to properly hold a chef's knife, how to fry perfect sunny-side-up eggs, and that more is always better! But Jonathan has something that I could never have: the instincts that truly great chefs and cooks have that allow them to taste a symphony of flavours before they've even made the first chop. Jonathan is inspired simply by the sight and smell of good ingredients, and he can create exquisite meals from a seemingly empty fridge. He cooks by feel, and truly believes that food should be experienced and enjoyed. We speak of all this and more in this episode. He is also the food editor for Pure Green and has created over 50 recipes for the magazine. I'm delighted to have him on the podcast so you get to meet him! Enjoy! Please leave us a review over on iTunes if you enjoyed the show, it helps us grow and gain new listeners, and any Instagram, Facebook or other sharing is very, very appreciated! Thank you!
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I love this podcast! I listen to it while during work and it's like an escape from the computer to a life of clean living. Another reviewer said it best: it is refreshing. Enjoy!
It's great to hear such a straightforward podcast on living a green lifestyle. I thought Katherine's insightful questions brought to light a side of Celine I was not fully aware of. I love both of their dedication and passion to getting across the message of living green.
Lovely & Inspiring
I am so happy to have found the PGM podcast. I find each interview to be unique and inspiring - all with a beautiful goal of cultivating a honest pure life. Celine is a wonderful host and has selected a fine group of people to share their stories here. I always look forward to a new episode.