Vegan-Ease with the Jazzy Vegetarian

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Eating vegan can be yummy and delicious, especially with the Jazzy Vegetarian on your side.
Air Date: 11/4/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian
Laura-TheodoreLaura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian is a popular, 2014 TASTE award-winning television personality and radio host, vegan chef, compassionate cookbook author and award-winning jazz singer and actor. She is the proud creator of the Jazzy Vegetarian, and author of Jazzy Vegetarian: Lively Vegan Cuisine Made Easy and Delicious and Jazzy Vegetarian Classics. Laura is presently the on-camera host and co-producer of the Jazzy Vegetarian cooking show on national Public Television, now going in to it's forth season. Ms. Theodore has made guest appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and USA networks, and she was recently featured on the The TALK on CBS, Insider/Entertainment Tonight, News 4-NBC, Better TV and CBS Radio. Laura has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, New York Post, VegNews, Family Circle, PBS Food, Readers Digest, Vegetarian Times Online, JazzTimes, VegNews, Variety, and Time Magazine, among others.

Laura’s focus is on creating delicious, plant-based American Classic Meals, while sharing on easy to prepare, vegan recipes. Whether you are a dedicated vegan, adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, or just want to fit a ‘veggie style meal’ into your weekly menu plan, Laura demonstrates how to prepare simple, vegan dishes that will please everybody that you are cooking for.

A love for good food, compassion for animals and enthusiasm for great music has created a joyous life path for Laura Theodore, The Jazzy Vegetarian.
  • Book Title: Laura Theodore's Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/JazzyVegetarian
  • Guest Twitter Account: @Jazzyvegetarian
Vegan-Ease with the Jazzy Vegetarian
Not everyone has access to natural food stores or markets, especially if you live in a remote area. 

That doesn't mean you can't eat healthy and organic... or that you can't make tasty, vegan or vegetarian meals.

The key is getting creative with what you DO have access to.

This is something Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, has been perfecting for years.

No organic or fresh kale at your disposal? Substitute collard greens, Swiss chard, baby spinach, or any other dark, leafy green.

But, eating vegan is more fulfilling than just eating a salad every day.

For instance, some of Theodore's favorite dishes make use of quinoa. This grain provides a dense mouth feel with all the protein, just as if you'd been eating meat.

There are also many creamy dishes you can whip up without dairy by using nut milks and other plant-based milks (i.e. coconut milk). You can also steam white potatoes or cauliflower. All of these options give you the same creamy consistency, with all of the taste.

Tune in as Theodore joins host Lisa Davis to share more about The Jazzy Vegetarian and her book Laura Theodore's Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet, how she came to be such an expert, and some yummy vegan recipes.