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    Episode 3 - Serving A Vegetarian Mission

    in Vegetarian

    In this episode of Mormon Vegetarian, hosts Byron Elton and Rogan Taylor discuss the challenges of maintaining a plant based diet while serving a full time mission for the church. Elders Matt Taylor, Tanner Elton, Kimball Taylor and Sister Erin Elton tell their stories of serving a plant-based diet mission in various parts of the world.

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    Episode 1 - Mormon Vegetarian, The First Show!

    in Vegetarian

    Hosts Byron Elton and Rogan Taylor introduce "Mormon Vegetarian" in this first ever episode.  Elton and Taylor talk about their personal journeys to a plant based diet and their plans for the show.  Special guest Jane Birch talks about her book "Discovering The Word of Wisdom".

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    Actor and Vegetarian, Kerry O’Malley

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Kerry O'Malley to talk about her many acting roles on Broadway, film and television.  On Broadway Kerry has appeared as Betty Haynes in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and as The Baker's Wife in the 2002 revival of Into the Woods (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk nominations). She portrayed Sharone Stein in the 2011 revival of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. On television she  has appeared recurring as Kate the Bartender on Showtime's Shameless, Mary-Kate Martinson on the Showtime drama Brotherhood and she was a series regular on Costello on Fox and The Mike O'Malley Show on NBC. Her many guest star appearances include Boardwalk Empire, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Law & Order,  My Name is Earl and many more. On film Kerry has appeared Case 39. NEWSFLASH: Season 2 of Jazzy Vegetarian launches nationally via public television stations starting July 1, 2012 (check your local listings) and features 13 half-hour episodes serving up mouthwatering, vegan menus for anybody looking for delicious, nutritious food. Each show features Dr. Pam Popper of Forks Over Knives! From  “Rockin’ Moroccan Stew” to “Chocolate Mousse Ginger Pie,” this season ROCKS!

  • 00:46

    Season Three of Jazzy Vegetarian on the Create Channel!

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian is celebrating the September 17th release of her new book Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites and the BIG, September 19th fall premiere of Jazzy Vegetarian Season 3 on the CREATE channel all across the country. Laura will welcome Dr. Pam Popper, who is featured in every episode of season three. Dr. Popper will talk about many of the fruits and veggies featured this season and we will to share a ‘sneak peek’ recipe from the series! Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health and she is the Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of the popular and riveting new book Food Over Medicine. She is part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition.  Dr. Popper appears in the feature film documentary, Forks Over Knives, about diet and health and she is one of the co-authors of the companion book to the film, which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

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    Guitarist and Vegetarian, Johannes Linstead

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Guitarist of the Year and Vegetarian, Johannes Linstead to talk about his career as an award-winning guitarist and recording artist, his new CD MISTICO and his passion for vegetarian food. From being named “Guitarist of the Year”, to winning six “Best Album” awards, to four top-ten Billboard charting albums, to top-ten radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists and composers in the Instrumental and World Music genres. Johannes is an “Influential Artist” with Yamaha Corporation of America, the largest musical instrument manufacturer in the world. On stage and on his recordings, Johannes lets loose a fiesta of Spanish guitar magic! MISTICO, Johannes’ latest release, has taken his career to new heights, winning two titles in the ZMR Awards being named “Best World Album” and “Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic” plus ranking in the #1 position on eMusic.com’s “World Music” and “Jazz/Blues” charts. The album explores the many nuances of the Spanish guitar. From the traditional to the contemporary, from the passionate to the fiery, this masterpiece is a culmination of all his years as a guitarist. 

  • 00:50

    Vegetarian to be or not to be

    in Health


    This week I am interviewing a 100% Raw Food Vegan who does not believe that this is the optimal diet for most people. If you have ever wondered if a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is right for you, tune in this week to find out the pro’s and con’s of making the switch. If you are already a vegetarian or vegan, tune in to find out how you can take your health to the next level by avoiding the most common mistakes that vegetarians make.



    Shawn Stevenson is a Professional Nutritionist specializing in biochemistry and kinesiological science, as well as advanced treatment for acute and chronic disorders. He is the author of several books including The Key to Quantum Health and The Fat Loss Code. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from The University of Missouri – St. Louis, and he is the founder of the Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. Over nearly a decade of research, Shawn’s work has touched the lives of thousands of people in his private practice, programs, and live events. Shawn’s greatest gift has been providing a tremendous array of valuable strategies, insights, techniques, tools for healing, and proven methods for radically transforming the health and beauty of the human body. For more information on Shawn, please visit: www.TheShawnStevensonModel.com

  • 00:47

    Jazzy Vegetarian, Marvelous Mushrooms!

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes author Ken Babal to talk about mushrooms and share great recipes. We’ll talk about his book: Mushrooms for Health and Longevity. Music today by Grégoire Maret who has emerged as a unique and compelling new voice across a wide spectrum of the modern jazz world. His chosen instrument - the harmonica and the extensive list of heavy- hitters who have enlisted him for their own projects is unparalleled: Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson, and Marcus Miller are some of his most prominent employers, none of whom have the patience to employ novelty for novelty's sake. Ken Babal is a licensed clinical nutritionist with over 25 years experience. He is a former instructor for Southern California School of Culinary Arts. Ken Babal has written over 100 articles that have appeared in many popular publications including Let's Live, Taste for Life and Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living. He is co-author with Shari Lieberman, Ph.D. of Maitake Mushroom. Ken appears in the Discovery Health Channel documentary Alternatives Uncovered and E! TV's The High Price of Fame: Starved!. As a professional musician and drummer, Ken became interested in nutrition as a means of realizing one's optimum potential. NEWSFLASH: Season 2 of Jazzy Vegetarian launched nationally via public television stations starting July 1, 2012 (check your local listings)!

  • 00:32

    Jazzy Vegetarian Talks Music and Food!

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes  singer-songwriter and vegetarian Laura Cheadle to chat about her music and fabulous recipes! Is Laura Cheadle a New Jersey native, who already has four successful albums out, including a Christmas Album. Laura has opened for The Jonas Brothers, Spin Doctors, Garland Jeffreys, John Oates/Hall and Oates, and Average White Band amoung others. Cheadle has been featured on ABC “TUNED IN" segment and NBC 10. Her music has been featured on the Hit Radio Station 93.7 voted Laura "Best Female Singer of 2009" and "Best Female Artist of 2010." Because of her active charity work, Laura was named a "Super Woman of South Jersey" in South Jersey Magazine. Laura recently appeared and performed on the NBC 10! Be sure to catch Jazzy Vegetarian on Television!

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    Jazzy Vegetarian Vegan Travel Tips!

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Lisette Oropesa to hear great music and chat about eating vegan “on the road.” Laura will share her Jazzy Tips for snacks and meals that travel well! Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been hailed by The New York Times as an artist with a “magnetic” stage presence, and an “attractively silky, and flexible timbre.” The 2011-12 season sees her debut with the San Francisco Opera as Romilda in Xerxes, followed by Miranda in the new Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island with the Metropolitan Opera (conducted by William Christie), Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Pittsburgh Opera and Ismene in a revival of Mitridate, rè di Ponto with the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich. In concert, Ms . Oropesa appeared in Messiah (Part I) with the New Choral Society, made a notable debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Carmina Burana conducted by Riccardo Muti, and presented a duo recital with baritone Brian Mulligan for the George London Foundation at the Morgan Library. In the summer she will perform Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen with the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. Be sure to catch Jazzy Vegetarian on Television too!! 

  • 00:16

    The Jazzy Vegetarian

    in Women

    Have you decided to start eating healthier as you age? Would you like to learn to prepare easy, nutritious but seemingly decadent meals? Do you want to nourish your body and satisfy your palate at the same time? If so, you will want to be sure to catch this show.

    Laura Theodore is the award-winning host of the popular PBS program the Jazzy Vegetarian. She’s also the author of two much loved cookbooks, Jazzy Vegetarian and Jazzy Vegetarian Classics. Her third and highly anticipated book, Laura Theodore's Vegan-Ease, is due to be released on Oct. 8th.

    Laura will be discussing her upcoming 5th season on PBS and sharing some of her favorite tips for creating easy, tasty meals that are both nutritious and delicious! 

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    Vegetarian and Broadway Star, Nellie McKay

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Vegetarian Nellie McKay who has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the film PS I Love You. We’ll chat about her new CD, Home Sweet Mobile Home and we’ll share fun recipes! McKay has written original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and has contributed to the New York Times Book Review. Her music has also been heard on the TV shows Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Privileged and Nurse Jackie.Nellie has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Show with David Letterman (with the Brooklyn Philharmonic), The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live with Regis & Kelly and CBS Saturday Morning. Nellie recently finished contributing to the soundtrack for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.  A recipient of The Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is known as an outspoken and fierce advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals.

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