Archive for April 2020

Part I: Talia Pollock, Party in Your Plants
Talia Pollock is a writer, speaker, plant-based chef (Natural Gourmet Institute), TV personality, and health and empowerment coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition). She’s the host of the top-rated Party in My Plants podcast and the proud founder of Party in My Plants, an internationally-celebrated wellness platform that breathes fresh, funny air into the way-too-serious space of healthy living. Talia’s simple recipes and spunky lifestyle advice have been featured in outlets such as the Dr. Oz ShowHuffPostMindbodygreenThrillistBuzzfeedBustle and Success. She was voted “most likely to brighten your day” in her high school yearbook; which is a title she very much still clings to for validation. Talia lives in New York City with her husband and her goldendoodle, both of whom love kale and one of whom eats it off the floor.
Part II: Robby Barbaro, Mastering Diabetes
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the team behind, an online coaching platform for people living with all forms of diabetes that focuses on low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Khambatta has a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Barbaro has a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and spent six years helping build the revolutionary Forks Over Knives empire. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000. Khambatta and Barbaro have been featured in media outlets such as NPRCNBCHealthlineVICEFast CompanyWIREDKQED and Plant Based News. They have spoken at major medical conferences including the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant-Stock, and VegFest LA.

Vegan Restaurateurs and COVID-19
We spoke with several vegan owners and managers on how they are handling their business during the pandemic. Interviews include:
Marty KrutolowMarty’s V Burger, New York, NY
Vladimir GrinbergThe Organic Grill, New York, NY
Ravi DeRossiDeRossi Global, New York, NY
Patricia and Rahein JonesThe New Vegan, Delray Beach, FL
Naijha Wright-BrownThe Land of Kush, Baltimore, MD
Sunny MuellerVegetarian House, San Jose, CA
LINKS mentioned in the program:
Support + Feed: Donate to help vegan restaurants feed people in Los Angeles and New York during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Derossi Global GoFundMe Campaign: Donate to help feed NYC children and adults in need of food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Support businesses in Baltimore like The Land of Kush by purchasing an e-gift card at
Naijha Wright-Brown’s YouTube Channel
OG Talk, Organic Grill’s video podcast


AmyLeo Barankovich, Vegan Affairs
AmyLeo Barankovich is a passionate, self-taught vegan chef and cooking instructor. She has been enjoying a devoted vegan lifestyle for over 30 years. Her mission in life, to share the ease, beauty, and joy of plant-based living, while imparting life-long cooking skill, is expressed through her business, Vegan Affairs. Vegan Affairs offers private and public cooking classes, personal chef services, and plant-based coaching. AmyLeo believes this pandemic, yet another crisis caused by eating animals, is a prime opportunity for humanity to recognize the dire consequences of eating animal products, thus transforming the way we eat.
Recipes in this episode:
Crostata di Ricotta
Meatballs, substituting the tempeh in the recipe with our Healthy World Burger grain mix.

PART I: Ralph Nader, Family Cookbook, Classic Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond
Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. Named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century, Ralph Nader has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments for more than four decades. The crusading attorney first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. The book led to congressional hearings and automobile safety laws passed in 1966, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. He was instrumental in the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many lives have been saved by Nader’s involvement in the recall of millions of unsafe consumer products, including defective motor vehicles, and in the protection of laborers and the environment. By starting dozens of citizen groups, Ralph Nader has created an atmosphere of corporate and governmental accountability. More at
PART II: Hartglass & De Mattei give you more tools and tips for health and wellness.
Here are the links they mention.
Donate food from Marty’s V Burger to an essential workforce team.
Donate food from Blossom NYC to Healthcare Workers.
Simha Kriya Yogic Process to Boost Immunity and Expand Lung Capacity.
April 8, How Not To Die In A Pandemic. This webinar with Dr. Michael Greger is full and will we available later for viewing on the website.

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