Feeling the wrath of a summer Friday, I didn't feel very ambitious to dive into work today. So after a cool morning smoothie I grabbed my iPad and lounged in the sun for a few minutes that turned into hours...
VGPower. I found myself lost (for once) in my own website - re-reading the inspiring array of Veggie Girl Power interviews I have posted over the past three years. Tips, stories, hilarious quotes, advice and favorite recipes and products from some of my favorite people / veggie ladies. Marilu, Rory, Chloe Jo, Sarma, Portia, Heather, Kathy, Colleen, Isa and on and on.
These ladies have so much encouragement, life and fun to share with the world. Vegan or not. So if you are up for some weekend reading - do what I did - re-read (or discover for the first time) - a few of my interviews! And ps - I'm already planning my VGP Series 2012 (November) so if you have a special veggie girl you would LOVE to see featured - leave your tip in the comments..
First a delish veggie power up recipe link: Fully Loaded Kale Salad - shown at top.
Healthy. Happy. Life. Veggie Girl Power Series Interviews
YEAR ONE: 2009
Amanda Cohen - DIRT CANDY
Chloe Jo Berman - GIRLIE GIRL ARMY
Erin McKenna - BABYCAKES BAKERY
Karina Allrich - KARINA'S KITCHEN
Kristen Suzanne - KRISTEN'S RAW
Marilu Henner - AUTHOR/ACTRESS
Rory Freedman - SKINNY BITCH AUTHOR
Sarma Melngailis - PURE FOOD & WINE
Best Of VGP 2009 - QUOTES & QUIPS
YEAR TWO: 2010
Chloe Coscarelli - CHEF CHLOE
Gena Hamshaw - CHOOSING RAW
Caroyn Scott-Hamilton - HEALTHY VOYAGER
Heather Mills - VEGAN MOGUL/AUTHOR
Susan Voisin - FAT FREE VEGAN
Ani Phyo - raw author/chef
Alex Jamieson - VEGAN MOGUL/AUTHOR
Isa Chandra - PPK
YEAR THREE: 2011
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - AUTHOR
Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart - FASHION DESIGNER
Stephanie Morgan - SEABIRDS FOOD TRUCK
Annie Shannon - MEET THE SHANNONS BLOG
Anya/G0lubka - RAW BLOGGER/PHOTOGRAPHER
Kathy Freston - AUTHOR/SPEAKER
Portia de Rossi - ACTRESS
What will you find in these interviews? Well here is a taste. Two of my fave quotes from year one - see the 2009 "best of" link for more of these..
"First I debate with them. I love to be right, but will accept when I'm wrong. I respond to every critical email I get. If the critics are being irrational or we can't agree to disagree respectfully, I say "SUCK IT" and carry on with my mission - which is to help animals."
- Chloe Jo Berman on how she deals with critics.
"The key to your life is how you deal with Plan B." You can aim for Plan A. You can arrange for Plan A. But "Plan B" is what actually happens to you. It's your resilience in being able to roll with the punches and move on to Plan B that really makes your life."
- Marilu Henner
And still .. my favorite VGP bio photo goes to the lovely Rory Freedman. I think this photo screams VEGGIE GIRL POWER :)
Who are your Veggie Girl Power inspirations?