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06-24-18 Small Bites Radio Show

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LIVE this Sunday, June 24rd at 635pm Small Bites on Wildfire Radio is going VEGAN. Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan Chef Christina Martin of Cooking To Nourish will be in studio for some fun and food talk hosting the show since Derek is away on vacation.

We all know eating Vegan is good for your health, but did you know that it can look good on your body as well. To talk more about how, we are thrilled to welcome Michelle Schwegmann the Co-Founder of The Herbivore Clothing Company. Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten founded The Herbivore Clothing Company in 2002 with hopes of spreading a positive message about animal rights and environmentalism. They have travelled to events all over the country tabling, speaking, and giving cooking demos to promote kinder and more sustainable lifestyles. At home in Portland their store in southeast is a hub for vegans, and the vegan-curious as well as travelers from all over the planet visiting the world’s only vegan mini-mall. They use Herbivore as a way to help fundraise and promote countless organizations by donating their products, time, and design work. In 2015 they wrote Eat Like You Give A Damn, a cookbook and vegan how-to guide to help those just starting out navigate their new cruelty-free life. They have 2 rescued dogs and one vegan-since-birth daughter, Ruby.

So how do you make Vegan food tasty so darn tasty? We will also be joined by Chef AJ of and host of TV show Healthy Living with Chef AJ on FoodyTV to chat about this. Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 40 years. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from an obese junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body.  Her latest bestselling book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry has received glowing endorsement by many luminaries in the plant based movement. Based in Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches a monthly sold-out seminar featuring cooking instruction, nutritional science and song parodies, all delivered with comedic panache. Never content to leave her audience with mere “just do it” advice, she teaches how to create meals to transform their health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating. She is the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has helped hundreds of people achieve the health and the body that they deserve. Chef AJ was the Executive Pastry Chef at Santé Restaurant in Los Angeles where she was famous for her sugar, oil, salt and gluten free desserts which use the fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the whole fruit. Chef AJ is also creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian,. Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol.’

So you know where to buy fancy Vegan clothes and eat Vegan food, so now where should you go to hang with other likeminded people and have lots of fun? Well we have Kendra Arnold and Marisa Sweeney to talk about New Jersey VegFest. Kendra has been vegan for 15 years and vegetarian for even longer. Living a healthy, happy lifestyle and bringing people together is a huge motivator for her and she is a founder of Bike & Walk Morristown and is a dedicated lover of delicious vegan food and drink as well as host of Vegan Booster Club: a podcast featuring our vendors and their growing vegan businesses and organizer for New Jersey VegFest & Sprout Everywhere Events. Marisa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 2009. Owner and Creator of the New Jersey VegFest, The Garden State’s Official Vegan Food Festival and Owner of Be Well a wellness center in Morristown that houses a team of integrative health and wellness practitioners that was established in 2012 growing the vegan movement one community at a time. The New Jersey VegFest and Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival will feature 200 vendors, inspiring speakers, a 10k & 5k on the boardwalk, live music, cooking demos and much more, all right on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. On July 13th there will be a vegan food truck festival at the Showboat Hotel. Then July 14th at Showboat Atlantic City they have Robert F. Diggs aka The RZA of the world-renowned Wu-Tang Clan, Scott Jurek an Ultrarunner, Lauren Ornelas of Food Empowerment Project, author Bryant Terry, Erika Boyd of Detroit Vegan Soul, and Party with Honey Labronx. Over 200 food and product vendors will be on the former casino floor of the Showboat Atlantic City. There will be food, fashion, products, and non-profits. There will be plenty of seating so you can relax and enjoy your food, along with live music, chef demos and more. This is festival you can spend the day at or you can eat, head out to the boardwalk and beach and come back and hang out with us again. For more info go to:

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products and getting ready for his new show Regional Eats.

You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized John Howard-Fusco for his news of the week and please remember that John’s book “A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc” from Arcadia Publishing The History Press is now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist and appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, and Chef Barbie was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light will delight us with her tip of the week, and a joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order on Fat Jack’s BBQ and hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

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