121 episodes

Bought to you by the team at Vegan Food & Living – the UK's best-selling vegan magazine – the Simply Vegan Podcast is here to inspire, educate and amuse. Whether you're vegan for the animals, for your health or for the planet, you'll love listening to this weekly blend of friendly chat, food reviews, recipes, nutrition advice and interviews with some of the leading names in veganism.

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Bought to you by the team at Vegan Food & Living – the UK's best-selling vegan magazine – the Simply Vegan Podcast is here to inspire, educate and amuse. Whether you're vegan for the animals, for your health or for the planet, you'll love listening to this weekly blend of friendly chat, food reviews, recipes, nutrition advice and interviews with some of the leading names in veganism.

    Ep.121 Evanna Lynch and Dr Melanie Joy on their new podcast, Just Beings

    Ep.121 Evanna Lynch and Dr Melanie Joy on their new podcast, Just Beings

    Part one: Have you tried the new Cathedral City Plant-Based cheese yet?! Find out whether it's worth the trip to Tesco on today's episode! Holly and Molly also review vegan seafood from Omni Foods, Shaken Other dairy-free milkshakes and brand new pizzas from Crosta & Mollica.

    Part two: Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch and psychologist Dr Melanie Joy join Holly to discuss their new podcast, Just Beings. Find out how they met, why they decided to launch it and the topics covered – including wellbeing, mental health, advocacy and the importance of staying true to your values.

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    Music by Purple Planet

    • 59 min
    Ep120. Top health tips from The Vegan Society's dietician

    Ep120. Top health tips from The Vegan Society's dietician

    In part 1, Holly and Molly discuss celebrity vegans, and whether we should judge them if they decide to start eating meat again.

    We also review brand new meat replacements from THIS and Squeaky Bean (steak baguette, anyone?), before diving into a jar of Pip & Nut's new peanut butter flavour.

    And for this week's interview, Holly chats to The Vegan Society's new dietician, Chantal Tomlinson, who answers your questions on everything from how many times a day to eat to hair loss, carbs and gluten-free diets.

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    Music by Purple Planet

    • 1 hr
    Ep119. Is organic food really worth the money?

    Ep119. Is organic food really worth the money?

    In part one of this week's episode, Holly and Molly discuss the recent activism by Animal Rebellion aimed at raising awareness about the impact of the dairy industry.  Does activism work? Should we go to such extremes? Find out what we think.

    We also discuss the lack of vegan food in schools and how much education there is surrounding climate change for school age children.

    In part two, this week's interview is with Maddie Grinham from B-Corp Mr Organic. It's Organic September, so we delve into the debate surrounding organic fruit and veg – is it really healthier for us, and can we really afford to buy organic food during a cost of living crisis? Maddie has all the answers and some great suggestions for cutting costs. 

    This episode is sponsored by Beer52 - head to beer52.com/veganfood to claim your free vegan craft beers (all you need to do is cover postage!).

    Sign up to our podcast newsletter to stay up to date with the latest episodes and try an issue of Vegan Food & Living for just 99p!

    Music by Purple Planet

    • 43 min
    Ep118. The future of the vegan movement, with The Vegan Queens

    Ep118. The future of the vegan movement, with The Vegan Queens

    This week's episode kicks off as always with Holly and Molly from the Vegan Food & Living team discussing the week in the world of veganism and beyond. Molly is back from Shambala to share her favourite eats – from the amazing spiced pancakes served up at Dosa Deli to the momos at Tibetan Kitchen, whilst Holly has been trying out some TikTok trends including vodka pasta and Asian cucumber salad. We also touch on the relaunch of KitKat V and which vegan foods are better for the planet.

    The interview: Following last week's focus on diversity with Generation Vegan, today Holly chats to The Vegan Queens about why they went vegan and what drives them to spread the message that we must end all oppression – including that against animals. Gemini and Miasma also give us a taste of what they like to cook when they're at home, their experiences of terrible vegan food whilst travelling and their thoughts on the future of the movement as one, unified voice.

    Coming up next week: Is organic food worth the money and what are its benefits? 

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    Music by Purple Planet

    • 47 min
    Ep117. The importance of diversity within mainstream veganism

    Ep117. The importance of diversity within mainstream veganism

    Today we kick off the episode by discussing the revelations that some of Tesco's fruit isn't actually vegan-friendly, along with the incredible news that Italy is banning the killing of male chicks in the egg industry. We also chat about Molly's upcoming trip to eco-friendly festival Shambala, and review new launches from Squeaky Bean, Pimp My Salad and H!p oat milk chocolate.

    The interview This week we also chat to Kate Fowler from Generation Vegan about how we can all do more to encourage and represent diversity within the vegan movement. We discuss Gen V's previous work under the name Million Dollar Vegan, which included asking the Pope and Donald Trump to go vegan, along with their new campaigns working with social justice activist Christopher Eubanks and mother and daughter drag act The Vegan Queens. Kate also recommends reading the work of disability and vegan activist Sunaura Taylor, including her book Beasts of Burden.

    Kate explains how using the 'right language' isn't enough and shares tips on how we can educate ourselves on social justice issues to enable us to move veganism forwards in an inclusive way.

    This episode is sponsored by Beer52 - head to beer52.com/veganfood to claim your free vegan craft beers (all you need to do is cover postage!).

    Music by Purple Planet. 

    • 48 min
    Ep116. Why we all need to ditch dairy, with Jodie Barchha Lang

    Ep116. Why we all need to ditch dairy, with Jodie Barchha Lang

    We're back to one, action-packed episode a week, kicking off with our vegan news and reviews followed by an exclusive weekly interview!

    Today we discuss which burgers taste the best (and the shocking fat content of some of them!), what foods vegan racing driver Lewis Hamilton loves to eat and give you a sneak preview of some of the supermarket Christmas ranges (sorry). We also review the ever-expanding Sheese cheese range, brand new snacks from Higgidy and BBQ-worthy marshmallows from Freedom.

    The interview: Hollyoaks and Emmerdale actress Jodie Barchha Lang was vegetarian for a long time, believing she was doing her best for the animals, but then she developed PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and was advised to give up dairy. In today's episode, Jodie shares the journey and discoveries which led her to go vegan, how ditching dairy transformed her health, and her plight to help animals rescued by sanctuaries.

    She discusses her new illustrated children's book, Nero The Brave Little Bull, based on the true story of a bull rescued from an ill fate after a spell at a petting farm. Jodie also talks about her work in schools to educate and inspire the younger generation – one glass of oat milk at a time.

    This episode is sponsored by Beer52 - head to beer52.com/veganfood to claim your free vegan craft beers (all you need to do is cover postage!).

    Music by Purple Planet. 

    • 44 min

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