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Episode 101: “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — December 17, 2011

Welcome to the 101st episode of Our Hen House, featuring Liuba Grechen from Sweet Cheeks Vegan Bakery, with a special appearance by vegan artist extraordinaire, Sue Coe

In today’s episode, we discuss our recent foray into de-tchotchke-ifying our lives, and our need for nesting. We also talk about health – including some ruminations on the differences between a junk food vegan diet and a whole foods based vegan diet. We’ll tell you about the home study we’ve been doing throughout our current juice fast.

Joining us today is Liuba Grechen, owner and founder of  Sweet Cheeks Vegan Bakery – a new cruelty-free company in NYC. Liuba will talk about for-profit activism, how she feels the tide is turning for vegan businesses, and what you need to know if you want to start your own.

Jasmin eating a cupcake from Sweet Cheeks Vegan Bakery. Photo by Anthony Two Moons.

Then, as a special addition to today’s episode, we will play for you the story of how vegan artist extraordinaire, Sue Coe, met her first dog.

For our review, our Hollywood Correspondent Ari Solomon will be joining us to give us his take on the book, An Eagle Named Freedom.

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.

This week’s news items include:

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”  -Bruce Lee

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Photo at top of blog: Sweet Cheeks Vegan Bakery sponsored the Our Hen House Hen Party last month! Those were their delicious concoctions. Photo by Anthony Two Moons

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(3) Readers Comments

  1. December 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Fantastic pic - Jasmin is conveying pure bliss! Love the podcast (as usual), I do hope Ari contacts the author with his thoughts on how people disassociate one animal from another when it comes to food. Eagle/turkey - how is it not obvious?!I might have to go make vegan coconut/lime cupcakes - I've turned green with jealousy! xx

  2. December 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I really agree with your advice about calling ahead and asking for a vegan meal. About once a year I have to go to some steakhouse in the midwest with my family. I think it is way better to have a huge plate of veggies and a marinated portabello at the table for my relatives to ask about and notice how colorful and beautiful my plate is versus their brown/red plate. It makes veganism look abundant and nourishing and happy. Thats what happened when my fiance and I ordered a vegan plate at Ruth;s Chris last year. At another place I got pasta and my younger cousin said, oh, i like pasta, I could be vegan. So I think its better for our lives and for the animals. I also think that if I draw attention to myself in a positive way they might start to think about going to non steak houses rather than just thinking well she's never happy anyway. I also think they will be more excited to come to our vegan wedding since they've seen how happy vegan food can be!

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