398: Brandi Doming on Delicious Vegan Meals.

Cooking with 8 ingredients or less.


Brandi is the creator of the popular blog The Vegan 8. She is also a mom, wife, and designer. Her blog was voted a Top 21 Vegan Blog of 2016 by the hugely popular vegan magazine, VegNews. She’s appeared regularly in Forks Over Knives magazine and was featured in the documentary Eating You Alive. She lives with her husband and daughter in Houston, Texas. Her new cookbook is The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less.

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In This Podcast:

After several years of contradictory and confusing medical advice, Brandi Doming was worn out trying to help her husband escape the pain of gout. As a new mom and a concerned wife, she sought out the next possible answer and found information on a plant-based vegan diet. This was the first one to give her husband some relief.  She started blogging recipes and recently authored a cookbook designed to make vegan meals easy and delicious!

Listen in and learn about:

  • Healing her husband’s gout by going plant-based vegan diet
  • A little about what gout is
  • Some of the confusing and contradictory medical advice they were getting
  • Trying a plant-based vegan diet as a last hope
  • Why she felt she needed to find answers for herself
  • Starting her blog and sharing what she had been learning
  • Sticking to 8 ingredients or less and using commonly found items
  • Removing oil from the recipes
  • Creating gluten free and other recipes that can address allergies
  • The best chocolate cake recipe ever – and her non-vegan mother loves it!
  • Her favorite recipes – a hard choice for her to make
  • Her time-conscious aspect of the recipes design to help her readers plan
  • Enjoying the variety in her diet

As well as:

  • Her failure – Self-doubt and comparing herself to others, and believing in herself
  • Her success – Becoming a mother is the most important thing, but finding a way to heal her husband
  • Her drive – Knowing that she is helping people, getting positive feedback
  • Her advice – Find what you are most passionate about and pursue it

Books written by Brandi:

The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less

Brandi’s Book recommendations:

The Power of Positive Thinking New Edition [1999] by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

How to reach Brandi:

Website: TheVegan8.com

BOOK GIVEAWAY:

This contest has been closed. All winners have been selected and books have been shipped.  Thank you Brandi for providing these copies to our listening audience!

UrbanFarm.org/vegan8


Note: You can also find these books mentioned above at one of our favorite local independent bookstores and have the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a small business.


 

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