OG listeners will remember when Hot For Food’s Lauren Toyota was on way back in 2016. Today she’s back in celebration of her new vegan cookbook, ‘Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 recipes to feed your face’. We’re chatting about how Lauren continuously nails flavor combinations when veganizing recipes, how to better balance self care, and Lauren shares the weirdest thing in her fridge (which she calls ‘gross’ ha). Plus, listener Q’s on finding vegan shoes, foods that impact your skin, and how to keep meals easily buildable for allergy sufferers.

Enter the Giveaway for Lauren’s new cookbook, ‘Vegan Comfort Classics’, HERE.

Find Lauren Toyota:
Get the Book, ‘Vegan Comfort Classics’
Hot For Food Youtube
Hot For Food Insta
Lauren Toyota Insta
Lauren in Real Life YouTube

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We’re so lucky to live in 2018 where there are so many great options for cruelty free foot wear. Here are a few options for great vegan shoes.
1. Matt & Nat has beautiful high quality shoes. Everything is made from recycled and renewable sources. These are the Elysa Sandals. 2. Depop is an app that is basically online thrift shopping. I recently bought Converse High Tops for $22 after searching for months at the thrift stores. 3. Zappos has a filter for vegan shoes on their site for easy shopping. These are Merrells Trail Glove. 4. Moo Shoes is a vegan shoe curator. You can shop a wide variety of brands and styles, like these Natalie Heels from Nicora. 5. Native Shoes are a ‘beast free’ brand and are certified by PETA as a vegan brand. They have shoes for kids and adults with casual and active options. These are the AP Mercury Liteknit which come in 7 colors.

Mentioned on the Show:

Episode #007 Lauren’s OG episode of LP

Episode #089 How to Quit Cheese

Lauren’s Famous Mac & Cheese Recipe

➜One of Lauren’s ‘What I Eat In A Day’ Videos


Plus, a great listener comment when I asked, ‘what’s the most interesting thing in your fridge?’

  • meg.k.white My sourdough starter, which I named Maïté and to which my boyfriend has given a fancy French accent (because yes, we make ”her” talk!). I don’t actually use it to make sourdough bread (I keep trying every so often, but always more or less fail…), but I keep it alive and kicking in order to make bomb sourdough crackers (which are vegan BTW ) and fluffy sourdough Saturday pancakes

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