This week’s first guest is Lindsay Nixon, the Happy Herbivore. Lindsay has amassed a loyal following with her blog and two cookbooks full of low-fat vegan recipes. Her second book, Everyday Happy Herbivore, took a back-to-basics approach necessitated by her move from New York City to a small Caribbean island. Her upcoming book, The Happy Herbivore Abroad, will be sure to excite palates with recipes inspired by her travels to 35 more places around the world! Lindsay also tells us what it has been like to get accolades from figures like Dr. McDougall, whose advice helped turn her own health around, and shares the recipes she turns to on those days when cooking is the last thing she wants to do!
Next, Windy Borman gives us an update on her documentary film, The Eyes of Thailand. Windy joined us in January to tell us the story of Soraida Salwala’s quest to help two land mine survivors, elephants Mosha and Motala, walk again. Since then, the buzz has been building as Windy expanded her team with an animator and a special effects wizard, and recruited Ashley Judd as narrator. The film premieres on April 28th in Newport Beach, followed by several film festival appearances. Windy’s team is hoping to submit to the Toronto International Film Festival, so cross your fingers!
Finally, listeners in the Niagara region will want to get their appetites ready for the first Niagara VegFest, happening June 2nd in St. Catharines, Ontario. Co-organizer Keri Cronin tells us about the packed day visitors can expect. Exhibitors will include local favourites like Bamboo Natural Food Market and Rise Above Bakery & Catering. (Look for past Animal Voices guests like Kind Food and Niagara Action for Animals among the exhibitors!) There will be speakers: chef Doug McNish, Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan from Our Hen House, nutritionist Marni Wasserman, and athlete Jennifer Hintenberger. There will even be a screening of Vegucated to top it all off! Vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious visitors will be thrilled to discover the thriving community that has grown up in the Niagara region.
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