Catch Us on Victoria Moran’s “Main Street Vegan” Radio Show This Afternoon at 3 pm ET (or Check Out the Podcast!)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Listen To Our Conversation with Bestselling Author Victoria Moran
on “Main Street Vegan”
Wednesday, June 24th
3 pm ET

You can’t research vegetarianism and veganism (as we did when creating THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE) without running across the name Victoria Moran.  She’s everywhere!  In addition to hosting her weekly radio show “Main Street Vegan,” Victoria also runs the Main Street Vegan Academy which trains and certifies Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators.  She is also the author of a dozen books including The Love-Powered Diet, Creating a Charmed Life, and Main Street Vegan.

When Karen first sat down to lunch with Victoria at Candle Cafe West, their ensuing conversation was such a lovefest that they felt as if they’d known each other for years.  (Being fellow Midwesterners and Beatlemaniacs helped!)

Last time we got together as a foursome with Victoria’s husband, musician (and accordian champion) and writer (including authoring The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing the Harmonica) William Melton, at the Kickstarter-fueled restaurant The Seasoned Vegan (at 55 St. Nicholas Avenue near 113th Street) near their LEED-certified “green” condo in Harlem.


“…Ninety-eight percent of the animals raised for food suffer horrifically on factory farms before being slaughtered.  Every time you eat a vegan meal, you’re voting for something different….The yogis knew three thousand years ago that eating as a vegetarian was conducive to spiritual growth and inner peace.”
Victoria Moran, in The Good Karma Diet

Since then, we’ve been making our way through Victoria’s new book The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion, which is part diet book, part nutritional primer, and part guide to all things vegan.  The book is peppered with the stories of turning points in the lives of a diverse range of people that led them to embrace a vegan lifestyle, and addresses the basics of what anyone might want to know about doing so — from smoothie recipes to where to buy fashionable leather-free shoes.

One of the things we love most about Victoria is that she embraces such a compassionate, nonjudgmental attitude.   Even as someone who’s been eating vegan for more than three decades, Victoria understands that it isn’t easy for many Americans who — like us — grew up eating meat, eggs, and dairy at most if not all meals to make the switch.

“If this sounds great but going all the way seems impossible right now, go partway,” she writes in The Good Karma Diet.  “Every step in this direction — doing Meatless Mondays, or eating vegan before six p.m., as food journalist Mark Bittman’s book title VB6 suggests — is important and powerful.  Just keep moving forward.”

We’re looking forward to discussing our forward-moving journey with Victoria this afternoon at 3 pm ET — and hope you’ll join us!


Victoria Moran is the founder and director of the Main Street Vegan Academy, and hosts the weekly “Main Street Vegan” radio show/podcast on Unity Online Radio.  Visit her online at, on Twitter @Victoria_Moran, and on Instagram @MainStreetVegan.

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