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Episode 321: Miyoko Schinner on Vegan Cheese, Plus Tips on Self-Care from Alessandra Seiter!

By Jasmin and Mariann — March 05, 2016

miyokoWelcome to the 321st episode of Our Hen House, featuring Miyoko Schinner, founder of Miyoko’s Kitchen where cultured nut products (vegan cheese!) are created and perfected. Plus, we’ll hear from Alessandra Seiter on taking care of yourself as an activist (and a college senior). As always, the award-winning, weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by us — Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan.

Jasmin talks about tattoos and middle school, and Mariann tells of the dark side of “The Jasmin.” The Hens answer questions from listeners. And of course, Jasmin gives the latest on her book tour with Always Too Much and Never Enough. (Check out the latest at

In today’s episode, Miyoko Schinner, founder of Miyoko’s Kitchen, tells how she turned textures she had once enjoyed from dairy cheeses (before becoming vegan) into the cultured nut masterpieces known widely as Miyoko’s Kitchen.

Then, a reminder that it’s always time to take care of yourself. Alessandra Seiter will tell us how to keep your spirit positive.



We have two podcast sponsorships today! Lucky us and lucky you!

This episode is sponsored by A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. Mending our unjust food system is a critical part of solving the world’s most destructive and persistent problems. Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decisionmakers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at


This episode is also sponsored by the amazing Main Street Vegan Academy. The brainchild of Main Street Vegan author Victoria Moran, this is a 6-day training that results in certification as a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. The curriculum covers ever aspect of vegan living and vegan business, and you’ll learn from top-notch instructors including cardiologist Dr. Robert Ostfeld, fashion designers Joshua Katcher and Leanne Hilgart, and vegan business powerhouse JL Fields, as well as us Hens! And there are field trips to NYC’s hottest vegan stores, restaurants, and businesses. All the information is at Invest a week and — maybe — change everything.

All that, vegan banter, and plenty of “Rising Anxieties,” too, so pull up some hay and say “cultured nut product”!

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The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren, who is also OHH’s Social Media Director! Special thanks to OHH’s Director of Operations, Anne Green, and to our audio editor, Eric Milano, of Love Loft Studios. Don’t forget to also tune into Our Hen House’s two other podcasts: The Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan Podcast, and The Animal Law Podcast.

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