Animal Activist Extraordinaire Bruce Friedrich

Bruce Friedrich is a seasoned activist having spent 15 years running campaigns for PETA, including overseeing the production of Meet Your Meat, a documentary that introduced many people to the horrors of factory farms and slaughterhouses. His masterminded creativity and fearlessness have gotten a lot of attention for the plight of our animal friends. I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to chat with him about how he's making a difference for animals–and how you can,...

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Where do you get your protein?

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I've been asked this question so many times since becoming vegan (heck, even when I became vegetarian!) that I've lost track. This seems to be such a big concern that I want to touch briefly on a few of the issues and possibly allay some fears. A friend of mine recently answered this questions by saying, "The short answer is 'everywhere'!" In fact, you may be surprised to know that most plant foods contain protein.

If you eat high-quality, nutritious, plant-based foods in standard portions,...

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Grilled Tempeh Reubens

Easy to prepare and relatively quick to make, these flavorful Reubens take about 40 minutes from prep to assembly.

I recommend serving these hearty sandwiches with a crisp, fresh green salad with a light vinaigrette dressing.

Grilled Tempeh Reubens
By Allison Rivers Samson

Serves 4

Ingredients
Tempeh
1/2 teaspoon vegan butter or unflavored coconut oil
16 ounces tempeh, sliced width-wise, and then into thirds to make 12 thick sheets total

Caramelized Onions
1/2 teaspoon...

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Dr. Michael Greger Empowers Others to Make Science-Based Nutrition Decisions

Whether presenting ways to reduce chronic disease risk or discussing the potassium deficiency inherent in almost 98 percent of American diets, Dr. Michael Greger provides us with well-researched and empowering nutrition information through his videos on NutritionFacts.org. As a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker, Dr. Greger has a knack for presenting complex nutrition topics in a way that everyone can understand. Dr. Greger also serves as the Director of...

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Actress, Producer, and Animal Activist Emily Deschanel

Recently joining the Board of Directors of Farm Sanctuary, actor and producer Emily Deschanel has a powerful presence in front of–and behind–the cameras of her hit television show Bones. Through her leading role as Dr. Temperance Brennan, Emily has used the platform to bring animal rights issues to the screen, having produced shows that touch on topics such as dog fighting and factory farming. Off-screen, Emily is a loving wife and mother who faces the same challenges all of us...

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President and Co-founder of PETA Ingrid Newkirk

Since its founding in 1980, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been a powerful force in the animal rights movement. Their investigations, media campaigns, celebrity ads, videos, and overall advocacy effectively grab the attention of millions. As co-founder, president, and all-around champion for animals, Ingrid Newkirk has been at the helm of it all. Ingrid joined me to talk about where it all began -- and the miles we have left to go to protect animals.

Allison...

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Nutrition Researcher, Speaker, Author, and Leader Brenda Davis

Wouldn't we all love to look this good in our mid 50s? As registered dietitian Brenda Davis shows us, it's definitely possible! Brenda is a leader by all definitions of the word. She led amazing work on diabetes intervention research projects in the Marshall Islands, is an internationally acclaimed speaker, and the co-author of nine books! Her work in the field of nutrition is beyond inspiring, and the impact she has on so many lives will soon be as vibrantly clear to you as it is to me....

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The Story Behind Cowspiracy with Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

First there was Forks Over Knives. Then there was Blackfish. Now, there's Cowspiracy, a powerful new feature-length documentary produced by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen. Debuting this year to packed screenings across the world, the film is rightfully generating a significant amount of buzz. I talked with Keegan and Kip about their journey and asked the obvious question: Why aren't the major environmental organizations talking about the primary industry that is destroying our planet...

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Cookbook Author Nava Atlas talks Accessible Healthy Recipes

Author, artist, and chef Nava Atlas has produced an array of work that has been part of the foundation for modern vegan cooking. Her first book, Vegetariana, was published in 1984. She has gone on to create more cookbooks, visual books, articles, and works of art that display at museums across the country. We are so fortunate to have Nava her sharing some of her wisdom.

Allison Rivers Samson: You offer such a diversity of recipes on VegKitchen.com and in your cookbooks and e-books!...

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Isa Chandra Moskowitz: From Post Punk Kitchen to Modern Love Omaha

Arguably the most successful vegan cookbook author, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, began playing around with vegan recipes in a small Brooklyn kitchen. From there grew a fun and popular vegan cooking show, Post Punk Kitchen. Six episodes, eight cookbooks, and countless speaking events later, Isa has now just opened her own restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska. I caught up with Isa to learn all about her new endeavors and how she got to where she is now!

Allison Rivers Samson:You've now written 8...

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