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Michele Olender

Episode 166: Vegan Baking, Business, & BReD with Ed and Natasha Tatton

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I interview Ed and Natasha Tatton, owners of plant-based bakery, BRed, located in Whistler, British Columbia.   Ed and Natasha have just released a new book, BReD: Sourdough Loaves, Small Breads, and Other Plant-Based Baking, which contains recipes and tips for making sourdough starter, sourdough bread, […]

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Episode 164: Vegan Marketing Success with Sandra Nomoto

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I talk with vegan marketer Sandra Nomoto. Our discussion revolves around success stories in vegan marketing, highlighting the significant financial movements and developments. Sandra Nomoto, a notable figure in the vegan community, shares insights and experiences, shedding light on the dynamics and potential of vegan marketing.

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Episode 162: When Vegetables Aren’t Vegan, with Erin Riley of Cabbage Hill Fertilizer Company

This episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast features an interview with Erin Riley, owner of Cabbage Hill Fertilizer Company. We discuss a lesser-known aspect of agriculture as it relates to veganism: the use of animal byproducts in fertilizers used for growing vegetables.     Urban farmer Erin Riley shares her journey to becoming vegan,

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Episode 161: Cognitive Distortions

This episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast is all about cognitive distortions–irrational ways of thinking that can distort your perception of reality.     I discuss 10 common cognitive distortions: All-or-nothing thinking  Viewing things in absolute terms, like seeing oneself as a complete failure for a single mistake. Overgeneralization  Drawing broad conclusions from a

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Episode 160: My Perfume ISN’T Vegan? Madeleine AKA “Vegan Perfume” Girl

This episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast features an interview with Madeleine Thorne, the “Vegan Perfume Girl.” Veganism is more than just a dietary preference. It’s a lifestyle choice that touches every facet of our lives. By supporting vegan perfume makers, we extend our commitment to compassion and sustainability, making a stand against needless

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Episode 159: What Is Vegan Design? with Cayla and Dave Pittman of Harmless Studio

One of my favorite things to discover on this podcast is how moving in a Vegan direction can open up your life. The practice of limiting and eliminating the use of animals as products can open up your awareness of what is happening all around us and how important our choices are. In this week’s

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Vegan Interior Design: A Conscious Approach to Beautiful Spaces

Over the past few years, vegan interior design has flourished in the design industry. If the concept of veganism is new to you, you might be wondering, “Isn’t veganism all about what we eat? What does it have to do with interior design?” The answer is simple. Living a vegan lifestyle doesn’t simply dictate the

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Exploring Vegan French Cuisine: How to Veganize Your Favorite French Dishes

Ooh la la, Vedge Your Besties! There’s no denying the allure of French cuisine. Whether your favorite is coq au vin, bouillabaisse, or a simple, flaky croissant, the warmth and history of French food is a craving for many. Unfortunately, none of those traditional dishes are typically prepared vegan. So, what happens when you’re a

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