The Brownble Podcast
126: Relationship with Food Series Part 1: Acceptance of Who We are and Where We are

126: Relationship with Food Series Part 1: Acceptance of Who We are and Where We are

July 11, 2019

As promised, today we embark upon a new adventure at The Brownble Podcast, the very anticipated "Relationship with Food Series". We’ve talked a lot about our relationship with food and finding healing with it through the process of intuitive eating, through the process of seeing how our consumer habits impact the world we live in (as in merging intuitive eating with being vegan), and through talks on body image and moving away from the dieting cycle many times in our blog and podcast before, but in this particular series we’re going a bit deeper. We’re taking a step back from seeing the consequences, symptoms or the causes of how complicated our relationship with food has become, and we’re going to look it straight in the eye, trying our best to understand it and find the tools that will help us reach a peaceful place with food. It's going to be a fun and very introspective ride and I hope you love it! 

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125: Not So Mini Q & A!: Cooking for your Non-Vegan Partner, Weight Loss Monitoring & My Journey Healing Gastritis

125: Not So Mini Q & A!: Cooking for your Non-Vegan Partner, Weight Loss Monitoring & My Journey Healing Gastritis

July 4, 2019

It's time for another mini Q & A episode! Today I answer a question on the monitoring of weight loss and whether I believe it’s a good idea or not to track changes in weight. I also answer a listener question about my journey healing chronic gastritis, and I discuss what is one of our most frequently asked questions in the podcast and blog: how to cook for your non-vegan partner and keep the peace at home while also dealing with your feelings when it comes to cooking animal products.

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124: Summer Bookworm 2019: Bookish Updates, Favorite Cookbooks, Fun Recommendations and How Reading Any Book Can Help Us with Our Relationship with Food

124: Summer Bookworm 2019: Bookish Updates, Favorite Cookbooks, Fun Recommendations and How Reading Any Book Can Help Us with Our Relationship with Food

June 28, 2019

It's finally time for our 2019 summer bookworm episode! Today I share some bookish updates, give you delicious and fun book recommendations to keep you entertained in the kitchen and by the pool this summer, and I of course share why even a fun spy thriller can be hugely helpful in healing our relationship with food. I'm so excited I get to share this part of my life with you, and give you some recommendations you might enjoy too. Let the reading inspiration and bookish fun begin!

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123: Pre-Summer Body Image Triggers in this Social Media Ad Age and Our Upcoming Series

123: Pre-Summer Body Image Triggers in this Social Media Ad Age and Our Upcoming Series

June 20, 2019

It’s that time of the year again! We’re right in the beginning of bikini and swim trunk season and as you know if you’ve listened to our podcast before, I never leave you hanging during a time in which so many of us struggle with body image issues and in turn with our relationship with food and exercise. That time of year when many of us feel nervous about pool parties, that week at the beach, or the season of shedding all those extra winter layers of clothing that seem to feel safe somehow. Today we discuss pre-summer body image issues in the age of social media, and what to do when we feel triggered by the messaging we see.

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122: Mini Q & A!: Feeling Sleepy, Tired, or Simply not Feeling your Best after Going Vegan

122: Mini Q & A!: Feeling Sleepy, Tired, or Simply not Feeling your Best after Going Vegan

June 13, 2019

Today I answer two listener questions regarding that initial transition to eating a vegan diet, and how sometimes we don’t feel our best and we’re not sure what to tweak or how to fill our plates. As usual, I give you our take on some of these issues, and I guide you to some of the very responsible pros and resources that can help you in regards to vegan nutrition. As I’ve said many times before, sometimes the problem relies not on the diet itself, but on our own way of approaching this change, it usually relies on something that isn’t often talked about in vegan circles, the role that too much restriction and a focus on “eating perfectly” can play, and how it can do much more harm than good.

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121: Easy Meal ideas for When You’re Tired of Eating Beans

121: Easy Meal ideas for When You’re Tired of Eating Beans

June 6, 2019

Beans are wonderful, delicious little things, but what can we do when eating beans just as they are is feeling a bit stale or uninteresting, or if we perhaps aren't fans of the texture or the taste? Today I give you 5 delicious and easy meal ideas in which we can get the wonderful protein-packed benefits of legumes, but in new and exciting ways. I teach you the radical importance of vitamins S and J (satisfaction and joy!) and why they're essential to improving our relationship with food, especially while on a vegan journey. I share the two questions you can ask yourself when you're feeling a bit less excited with your meal planning or your eating, so that beans go right back into "magic bean" territory.

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120: Mini Q & A!: Thoughts on Whole Foods vs Processed Foods, and Vegan Companies Owned by Non-Vegan Ones

120: Mini Q & A!: Thoughts on Whole Foods vs Processed Foods, and Vegan Companies Owned by Non-Vegan Ones

May 30, 2019

In today's mini Q and A episode I’ll be answering a very popular question I see come up again and again in vegan circles: Should we be buying vegan products from brands that aren’t vegan, or from companies that have been bought by non-vegan companies? I’ll also discuss a question one of our darling Sams sent our way, which is related to eating whole foods vs. processed foods, and some of the specific vegan dietary trends or philosophies that restrict veganism further than excluding meat dairy and eggs.

It’s going to be fun, casual and filled with helpful tips and perspectives. To check out all the additional links and resources mentioned in today's episode, click here.

119: The Magical Powers of an Artist’s Date

119: The Magical Powers of an Artist’s Date

May 16, 2019

In today’s episode I tell you all about a practice I’ve been doing on and off for years. It’s a practice that will help you fill up your toolbox, gain insights, develop your intuition when it comes to making choices, find attunement and mindfulness and so much more. You’ll be going on a date, a date of a very different kind. I also answer a listener question on the more personal side and much more.

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118: Celebrating the Little Victories

118: Celebrating the Little Victories

May 9, 2019

Today we'll be talking about the importance of celebrating the little victories we often ignore. Whether we're trying to improve our relationship with food, going vegan, cooking more at home, or trying to improve our body image or attempting any other big change in our habits, the gold is in the little things. Today I share some personal body image stories, I explain why some of my childhood beliefs were dead wrong, and I help you have the awareness of looking for progress even in the smallest things.

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117: Food Life Lessons: What Cheese and Bread Making can Teach us about Going Vegan or Starting Something New

117: Food Life Lessons: What Cheese and Bread Making can Teach us about Going Vegan or Starting Something New

May 2, 2019

On the topic of making delicious food, I sometimes find myself finding many important life lessons in the process of transforming ingredients or cooking certain dishes. Cheese and bread making have taught me so much that can apply to everything from the way we relate to food, to practicing intuitive eating, to mindful eating, to making more vegan choices or going vegan. Today I share some of these lessons, as we look into bread and cheese making for little morsels of wisdom. 

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