Episode 39: Vegepisode 2.0!

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Hi friends!

Hope you’re well and healthy and happy. You can listen to today’s episode using the player below or by subscribing to the show on iTunes here.

 

Laura has been a vegan for 2+ years and I have been a vegetarian for almost 6 (!!!) with brief periods of pescetarianism and veganism mixed in over the years. Right before moving to Korea last March, I had been happily eating vegan for about 3 months after my experiment with transitioning to vegan. You can hear our episode on that topic right here or see some of the meals I ate here.

In the show we talk about a few different facets of the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, including:

  • my experience being a vegetarian in Korea
  • what is and isn’t challenging for Laura being a vegan
  • The Official Podcast Boyfriend’s (read: Laura’s boyfriend’s) perspective on what it’s like to be a male vegan
  • having friends and family members who eat differently from yourself
  • some of our favourite veggie meals to eat:

We loved having this honest conversation with each other about food and our personal choices, it was really #real! It’s sometimes hard to talk about these topics, but we hope that sharing our experiences here will maybe make other people feel more comfortable with their own choices. We’re all trying our best and our best is always changing.

Again, you can find the show here or on iTunes. You can also let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram!

Thanks for listening! All our love and non-judgement,

Steph

Episode 24: Building a Healthy Pantry

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On today’s episode, Laura and I are talking about our absolute must-haves for a healthy, happy kitchen! As always, you can listen to the show by clicking here or by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes. PS. If you like what you hear, we’d really appreciate an iTunes rating and review!

 

As you may know, I recently moved to Korea to teach English for a year. (If you’re curious about that, I’ve written all about it over at my blog.)  Since being here, I’ve really had to build my pantry totally from scratch! This experience has really taught me to re-evaluate what my necessities really are when it comes to healthy food. Korean grocery stores often don’t carry some of the products I’m used to eating a lot, or if they do they’re much more expensive. We’re talking quinoa, chickpeas, peanut butter and avocados! (Since recording this episode I learned that you can find quinoa in some speciality grocery stores, but like all foreign foods, they’re usually two or three times more expensive than what you would pay back home.) Thank goodness for iHerb!

  • In the podcast, Laura asks if you just mix PB2 with water to get peanut butter and I say no, but I’ve since learned that most people use it in exactly that way! Oops. I can be a dummy sometimes. You can also mix it into oatmeal or smoothies, like we discuss in the episode. Check out some more ideas for PB2 uses here!
  • We talk about the best cinnamon I’ve ever had! Find it here.
  • Laura takes me to school about the fact that you can freeze tofu!?
  • The best vegan ice cream, according to resident vegan ice cream expert Laura.
  • My BBQ tofu recipe!
  • If you’d like to try out iHerb, you can get $10 off your first order with the coupon code LWW752!

Tune into the show to hear our favourite foods and our suggestions for how to combine them to make tasty, healthy meals!

-Steph