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  • 00:29

    Jazzy Vegetarian Vegan Travel Tips!

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    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!! 

  • 00:34

    Vegan Bowls with Chef Zsu Dever

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    Today award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Zsu Dever who is author of Vegan Bowls - to share fabulous recipes to be served in a bowl!

    Be sure to order your copy of Laura Theodore’s newest cookbook, Laura Theodore’s VEGAN-EASE ! Signed copies now available to purchase at vegan-ease.com, Or buy the cookbook – now  for sale on  AMAZON!

    Zsu Dever is the author of Vegan Bowls and Everyday Vegan Eats. Hailing from a long line of culinary professionals and restaurateurs, she has been involved in the restaurant business most of her life. She is passionate about teaching new vegans and vegetarians how to succeed with their plant-based lifestyle and sharing the recipes that keep her family happy. She is the mother of three and resides in San Diego, California. Learn more at her blog zsusveganpantry.com. 

  • Happy Halloween with Chic Vegan, Dianne Wenz

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    Today award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Dianne Wenz, who is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, to share fabulous Halloween recipes and party tips! Then the Rockstar Vegan Laura Cheadle joins us to share her favorite foods for Halloween celebrating!

    Be sure to order your copy of Laura Theodore’s newest cookbook, Laura Theodore’s VEGAN-EASE ! Signed copies now available at vegan-ease.com! Or the cookbook is now for sale on AMAZON!

    Dianne Wenz, of Diannes Vegan Kitchen and Chic Vegan, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist, and Plant-Based Chef. She is passionate about helping others improve their health and wellbeing. Dianne coaches people from across the country to help them improve their health and wellbeing, and she helps people make the dietary and lifestyle changes needed to go vegan. Dianne runs the busy MeetUp group Montclair Vegans, and she is also editor-in-chief for ChicVegan.com, a website where compassionate fashionistas and vegan vixens meet up to discuss how they can make the world a better place for people and animals alike. Her articles and recipes have appeared on websites such as VeganCuts.com, Main Street Vegan.com and VegKitchen.com, and in Chickpea Magazine and T.O.F.U. Magazine. 

  • 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. 

  • 01:12

    Vegetarian or Vegan, what the difference???

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    Vegetarian or vegan what's the difference? Do you know? Are you a carnivore? Whether you are a creationist or an evolutionist, Man started of eating fruits and vegetables. Only after he became a hunter, did man begin to eat meat. Calling all vegans and vegetarians, we want to hear from you! Call us at (646)595-3275, but remember to bring your cup of coffee with you. For those addicted to politics and religion, I am sure we'll be touching those subjects as well...


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  • 00:48

    My Vegan Father’s Day Celebration Rocks!

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    Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, rocks out with tips and music for a fabulous vegan Father's Day celebration with guest, Rebecca Gilbert. Laura Cheadle, Rockstar Vegan shares music and tips for Father's Day and Micheal Castaldo will join us to share his new single. 

    Premiering July 1, 2015: Jazzy Vegetarian on public television is back for a fifth season, featuring QUICK, EASY meals. From Sunday Brunch to a Garden-Fresh Dinner, TASTE award-winning host Laura Theodore—with help from celebrity guests like Lidia Bastianich and Rickey Medlocke—shows how to cook healthy, delicious vegan food.

    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 author of It's Easy to Start Eating Vegan! Yummy Plants 101. Rebecca has been a speaker at Vegfest events including the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Vegetarian Summerfest, and Paris Vegan Day.

    Laura Cheadle, the Rockstar vegan lives the hectic, busy life of a popular musician, and is not able to spend much time in her kitchen, but she finds ways to maintain her vegan diet, and is eager to share her ideas with us, along with songs and clips from her award-winning, rockin’ recordings. 

    Award-winning Italian tenor, songwriter, and producer, Michéal Castaldo has entertained more than 500,000 people across the USA, Canada, and Europe.

  • 00:31

    Vegan Baking: Best of Jazzy Vegetarian Radio

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    This show is part of our “Best of Jazzy Vegetarian Radio Show” Series. This show originally aired August 17, 2011. On this show I talked with Kelly Rudnicki who is the creator of the blog foodallergymama.com. We discuseds her new book: Vegan Baking Classics and shared delicious recipes. Vegan Baking Classics is a one-stop guide to delicious, everyday baked goods free of any animal ingredients. It offers timeless, foolproof recipes that are as delicious as they are easy to prepare, even for kitchen novices. These recipes are more than delicious enough to be enjoyed by everyone who craves great baked treats, whether they are vegan or not. Kelly Rudnicki is dedicated to bringing busy vegan moms the best baking recipes that are completely vegan. The mother of five small children, Rudnicki lives in suburban Chicago and spends much of her time promoting food allergy awareness. She has worked as a television news producer and in corporate public relations. Vegan Baking Classics is her second book, her first being The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book.

  • 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.

  • 00:16

    The Jazzy Vegetarian

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    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! 

  • 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.

  • 00:31

    Cook the Pantry, with Robin Robertson

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    Today award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author, and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Robin Robertson, who is a vegan chef and award-winning cookbook author! Robin's new book is called Cook the Pantry. We’ll talk about vegan Pantry-to-Plate recipes made in less than 20 minutes!

    Be sure to order your copy of Laura Theodore’s newest cookbook, Laura Theodore’s VEGAN-EASE ! Signed copies now available at vegan-ease.com! Or buy the cookbook – now  for sale on  AMAZON!

    Robin Robertson is a vegan chef and award-winning cookbook author whose culinary experience spans nearly thirty years. She has been a chef, caterer, cooking teacher, and food columnist. Her cookbooks include the best-selling Vegan Planet, Quick-Fix Vegan, Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan on the Cheap, 1,000 Vegan recipes, and Vegan Fire & Spice, and the new book Cook the Pantry. Robin blogs at www.RobinRobertson.com.