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  • 00:34

    Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes Made Easy!

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    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian will share a fabulous vegan Thanksgiving recipe and her best tips for an eco-chic table! The we’ll welcome YummyPlants.com founder, Rebecca Gilbert to share how you can easily entertain in plant-based style this Thanksgiving and we’ll announce the winner of It's Easy to Start Eating Vegan! Yummy Plants 101, plus Jazzy Vegetarian Classics and the Veducated DVD! SEASON FOUR of Jazzy Vegetarian premieres on the CREATE NETWORK on December 11, 2014 and is full of celebrity guests and celebratory meals! Check local listings near you. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Autographed copies of Laura Theodore’s cookbooks are now available! Rebecca is a former competitive figure skater whose switch to a vegan diet healed her chronic joint pain.  She founded the Yummy Plants vegan community to help provide support for people transitioning to a vegan diet and she is known for her talk: The Yummy Plants 101: Easy Transition Tips to a Vegan Diet.   Rebecca has been a featured speaker at Vegfest events including the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Vegetarian Summerfest, Paris Vegan Day, and universities.

  • 00:32

    Vegan Recipes to Celebrate July 4th!

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    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian will welcome YummyPlants.com founder, Rebecca Gilbert to share how you can easily entertain in “plant-based style” this July 4th weekend and to talk about her fabulous new book: It's Easy to Start Eating Vegan! YUMMY PLANTS 101. Rebecca Gilbert is a former competitive figure skater whose switch to a vegan diet healed her chronic joint pain.  She founded the Yummy Plants vegan community to help provide support and comraderie for people transitioning to a vegan diet.  She is known for her talk The Yummy Plants 101: Easy Transition Tips to a Vegan Diet.  Her presentation includes information on easy egg and dairy substitutions, ideas for stocking a vegan pantry, and suggestions for making a vegan diet workable in our lives both inside and outside of the house. Rebecca has been a featured speaker at Vegfest events including the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Vegetarian Summerfest, Paris Vegan Day, and universities.


     


     


     

  • 00:30

    Vegan Labor Day Recipes with Laura Theodore

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    Today award-winning television host, popular cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian will share her fabulous vegan Labor Day menu and then chat with Stephanie Feldstein who is the Director of the Population and Sustainability program at the Center for Biological Diversity, to share about the Extinction-free BBQ! Laura Theodore’s cookbooks Jazzy Vegetarian Classics and Jazzy Vegetarian are available. SEASON FOUR of Jazzy Vegetarian premieres on September 1, 2014 - full of celebrity guests and celebratory meals! Stephanie Feldstein's work highlights and addresses threats to endangered species and wild places from runaway human population growth and overconsumption. Stephanie holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in creative writing and has more than 15 years of experience in animal rescue and advocacy.


     


     

  • 00:29

    A Vegan Novel - "Off the Reservation" - with Glen Merzer

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    Today Laura Theodore the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Glen Merzer who is an author, playwright, and screenwriter - to discuss his recent novel, Off the Reservation - a comic narrative about a quirky vegan congressman who undertakes an unconventional quest for the presidency; actor Jason Alexander called it “as politically savvy and poetically literate a book as I have read in a long while…. a completely gorgeous and rewarding experience.” 


    Signed copies of Laura Theodore’s Cookbooks and the Best of Jazzy Vegetarian DVD are available at jazzyvegetarian.com and Jazzy Vegetarian on Public television continues to air nationally – check local listings for airings in your area.


    ABOUT GLEN MERZER:  Glen began his career in book-writing as co-author, with Howard Lyman, of Mad Cowboy (Scribner, 1998) and No More Bull! (Scribner, 2005).  Merzer is also co-author of Unprocessed (2011), by Chef AJ; Food over Medicine (BenBella Books, 2013), with Pam Popper; and Better Than Vegan (BenBella Books, 2013), with Chef Del Sroufe. Merzer has had dozens of productions of his plays staged throughout the country, including two productions that toured to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  Three of his plays have been published by Samuel French. Merzer is currently at work on a children’s book and his next novel.

  • 00:33

    The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

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    Today Laura Theodore the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg who are the two-time James Beard Award-winning co-authors of numerous bestselling books. We’ll hear about their latest book: THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE.


    Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg are the two-time James Beard Award-winning co-authors of numerous bestselling books, including THE FLAVOR BIBLE, WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT, CULINARY ARTISTRY, and BECOMING A CHEF.  For their latest book THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE, the married couple shook things up:  They switched to a plant-strong diet in May 2012, and Andrew took on the book's four-color photography while Karen handled the research and writing.  A graduate of Northwestern and Harvard, Karen earned a 2013 Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell in conjunction with the T. Colin Campbell Foundation.  Andrew is a former professional chef who studied with Madeleine Kamman at the School for American Chefs and cooked at top restaurants in New York City and Boston.  The couple lives in New York City, and their website is KarenAndAndrew.com.


    Signed copies of Laura's Cookbooks and the Best of Jazzy Vegetarian DVD are now available at Jazzyvegetarian.com and SEASON FOUR of Jazzy Vegetarian continues to air every Tuesday and Thursday on the CREATE NETWORK. 

  • 00:32

    Musically Inspired Vegan Recipes

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    Today, Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian will chat with popular pianist and vegetarian Sarah Jane Cion, was the 1st Place Winner of the internationally acclaimed 17th Annual Great American Jazz Piano Competition judged by Horace Silver, Kenny Barron and Ellis Marsalis. We’ll chat about her music, recipes and commitment to a vegetarian diet for the past 28 years. All month, 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 premiere of Jazzy Vegetarian Season 3 on the CREATE channel all across the country. About Sarah Jane Cion: Sarah has performed with Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Anita O’Day, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Marion McPartland, among others. Cion played in the Kennedy Center Mary Lou WIlliams Women in Jazz Festival her three CDs include Summer Night, featuring saxophonist Michael Brecker, Moon Song, among the top selling modern jazz albums in Japan, and Indeed! with Antonio Hart. Her music is currently featured on the ABC TV daytime drama All My Children.

  • 00:33

    Vegan Weeknight Recipes Made Easy

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    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian focuses on easy-peasy, plant-based recipes for quick and delicious weeknight meals.  Then she’ll welcome singer-songwriter and vegetarian Laura Cheadle to chat about her music and more! Laura Theodore’s cookbooks are now available, including the new book: Jazzy Vegetarian Classics! Laura Cheadle, has four successful albums out. Ms. Cheadle 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 where she was voted as "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!

  • 00:30

    All About Vegan Cheese - Rebecca Gilbert Reports

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    Looking for the newest, yummiest packaged products on the vegan scene today? Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Rebecca Gilbert for a new monthly segment: Rebecca Gilbert Reports. This month, Rebecca will talk about and compare the best vegan cheeses in the marketplace! Rebecca Gilbert is a former competitive figure skater whose switch to a vegan diet healed her chronic joint pain. She is the founder of yummyplants.com and the author of It's Easy to Start Eating Vegan. Rebecca has been a featured speaker at Vegfest events including the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Vegetarian Summerfest, and Paris Vegan Day. SEASON FOUR of Jazzy Vegetarian airs every Tuesday and Thursday nationwide on the CREATE NETWORK! Cookbooks and DVDs, signed by Laura Theodore, are both available at www.jazzyvegetarian.com

  • 00:20

    Vegan Dating with the Lusty Vegan!

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    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Ayindé Howell and  Zoë Eisenberg to talk about their new book, the Lusty Vegan – a cookbook and advice guide for vegans dating non-vegans. Autographed copies of Laura Theodore’s cookbooks Jazzy Vegetarian Classics and Jazzy Vegetarian are now available. SEASON FOUR of Jazzy Vegetarian premieres this fall - full of celebrity guests and celebratory meals!  “Taste” award-winning host Laura Theodore—with help from guests like Ed Begley Jr.—shows viewers how to cook easy, great-tasting vegan food for family and friends. Check local listings near you. Ayindé Howell is an executive Chef living and working in Los Angeles. His recipes have been published in the New York Times, Essence Magazine, VegNews Magazine, and many others. Zoë Eisenberg is a writer and editor who focuses on the topics of food, dating, and sex. A certified holistic health counselor with a degree in creative writing, Zoe has been published in a variety of print and online sources, from vegan information hubs such as Vegan Mainstream and Laika Magazine.

  • 00:33

    CRAVE EAT HEAL, with Ann Oliverio

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    Today award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Anunrefined Vegan, Ann Oliverio to discuss her new book - CRAVE EAT HEAL and announce the winners of our GIVEAWAY! Signed copies of Laura Theodore’s cookbooks and the Best of Jazzy Vegetarian DVD are available at jazzyvegetarian.com. Jazzy Vegetarian on Public television continues to air nationally – check local listings for airings in your area.  


    Ann Oliverio created Unrefined Vegan.com to share her passion for eating as healthfully as possible while also eating as deliciously as possible; without the consumption or use of animal products. She lives in blissful satellite- and cable-free isolation with her husband, Kel, and their only son, Ike (part dachshund, part Labrador). Annie's first vegan cookbook, Crave Eat Heal: Plant-based, Whole Food Recipes to Satisfy Every Appetite was published in April 2015. A companion e-book, Crave.Eat.Heal.Outtakes. is also available via blurb.com and iBooks.

  • 00:33

    GMOs – What Are They Doing to Our Food?

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    Today award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes the internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, Dr. Pam Popper to discuss GMOs – What Are They Doing to Our Food?


     Signed copies of Laura Theodore’s Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites, and  Jazzy Vegetarian, Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious, and the Best of Jazzy Vegetarian DVD are available at jazzyvegetarian.com. Jazzy Vegetarian on Public television continues to air nationally – check local listings for airings in your area.


    Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health the Founder and Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper is the author of the popular and riveting new book Food Over Medicine and she part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell. Learn more: www.wellnessforum.com