Plant Power Fast Food: Changing the World, One Burger at a Time

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #38

Can switching fast food to a cruelty-free, plant-based model change the world? Jeffrey Harris believes it can.

As one of the creative minds behind Plant Power Fast Food, Jeffrey believes building a network of “vegan McDonald’s” can open more people’s eyes to the health and environmental benefits of eating plant-based. He sees Plant Power as a bridge between the current state of the food system and—ultimately—a whole food, plant-based, organic future.

There’s a lot to unpack on this topic, and we only just scratch the surface as we explore:

  • The mind-blowing research on plant-based nutrition that changed the course of John’s career
  • Whether plant-based alternative proteins and oils ...
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Collin Tate: Making Plant-Based Brands More Visible and Accessible

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #36

Why should anybody have to scour Google in a never-ending quest for good plant-based options? Thanks to Collin Tate’s work with Kind Co, you don’t have to.

After becoming frustrated with the amount of trial and error he needed to go through to find the best plant-based and vegan products, Collin launched the Kind Find newsletter—part of the Kind Co suite of projects—to help others skip the searching and get right to the good stuff. ...

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12 Things I’ve Learned from Being Plant Based for 12 Years

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August 2021 is my 12-year “veg-versary.”

It’s been an interesting journey.

I first dipped my toes in the veg-curious waters as a teenager who thought going vegan would be a great way to lose weight—because we all hear vegans are thinner, right?

(We won’t go into what a silly reason that was, since I wasn’t overweight…)

That lasted about two weeks before I decided it was too hard and defaulted to a rather clueless form of vegetarianism. I had no idea what vegetarians really ...

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Pleese Cheese: Bringing Plant-Based Pizza Cheese to NYC (and Beyond!)

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #35

Does vegan cheese have a place on authentic New York pizza? Kobi Regev and his wife, Abev, proved it does with their unique plant-based pizza cheese, Pleese.

In this episode, Kobi and I do our best to avoid being cheesy as we dive into:

  • The journey that led Kobi and Abev from making their first vegan pizza to creating their own plant-based cheese.
  • Why Pleese is based on beans and potatoes instead of nuts
  • The many possibilities for ...
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