The Sweet Tooth Vegan
The Sweet Tooth Vegan is a podcast hosted by Shaleena McGregor, a soft-spoken introvert who loves to bake...vegan baking that is. With this podcast she hopes to build genuine connections with the vegan community through the sharing of stories, resources, and insights related to veganism. If you would like to be featured on an episode send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 40 - Throw in the Towel?
In episode 40 I share some of the challenges The Sweet Tooth Vegan faced this year and how I plan to bounce back! As always, you can connect with me via Instagram at www.instagram.com/thesweettoothvegan_ Thank you for your support! I can't believe we made it to episode 40!
December 27, 2020
Episode 39 - Lotus Birth ft. @rawthenticjess
In this episode I had the privilege of learning about lotus birth from my new found sister Jessi'Ka (also known as rawthenticjess on Instagram)! She shares her experience of keeping her placenta from the recent birth of her baby. We also had a fun chat about detoxes - what we Jamaicans call "wash out". If you are interested in learning more about what Jessi'Ka is up to, here is the link to her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/rawthenticjess/
October 9, 2020
Episode 38 - Diary of a Food Blogger
In this episode I chat with Megan Kerry about her food blog and Youtube journey. She also gives tips on meal prepping, shares her experience with raising children on a vegan diet, and more! Below are all her social media outlets... www.MeganKerry.com www.instagram.com/Megan_kerry_xo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTxfL6VlyIZEiFnAuwAnjg www.facebook.com/MeganKerry Facebook Group - Plant Based Health for Women https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsU5QtzfvVX2DFcmIYM3aRg
October 2, 2020
Episode 37 - A Bone to Pick
In this episode I share a few things that I've experienced in the vegan community that are a turn off for me. Links mentioned in this episode: MIGRANT DREAMS - https://www.tvo.org/video/documentaries/migrant-dreams , SHOULD EVERYONE GO VEGAN - https://open.spotify.com/episode/0kUIwTAKDz4FPiZNIhY8SG?si=7VOwknhtTje98LLz250cWw , DOLLARSTORES & FOOD DESERTS - https://open.spotify.com/episode/2xtBYF1uUam32LRfQCTMAi?si=ZcP7ePV4SX6gIiKiWIErjg
September 8, 2020
Episode 36 - The Reintroduction
Who/what is The Sweet Tooth Vegan? It's been a while so, without further ado here is the reintroduction. www.thesweettoothvegan.com
August 28, 2020
Episode 35 - Do Vegans Need to be Animal Activists?
Shaleena interviews Christopher, best known in the vegan community as Soul Eubanks, a videographer and animal activist hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. In this episode they discuss the difference between welfare and abolitionist animal activism, how Soul became involved in activism, common cristisms animal activists receive, and more! Follow Soul on Instagram at @soul_eubanks and check out his website www.souleubanks.com
September 2, 2019
Episode 34 - Life Chats - Cycle Syncing
Let's talk about blood baby, let's talk about you and me... In this episode Shaleena invited Kaitlin on the show to talk about...well...periods ;) Topics include: cycle syncing, seed syncing, foods and activities that support the different phases of the menstrual cycle, societal and cultural perceptions regarding periods, and a review on the menstrual cup
June 21, 2019
Episode 33 - Low Waste Living
In this episode Shaleena chats with Maria (also known as Happy Beet on Instagram) about low waste living. Topics include tips on transitioning to a low waste life style, the relation between veganism and low waste living, misconceptions, and more!
June 19, 2019
Episode 32 - Candid Reflections Part 2
Shaleena reflects on her recent experiences with operating The Sweet Tooth Vegan (TSTV) - a bakery specializing in deliciously handmade treats and a podcast dedicated to fostering genuine relationships within the vegan and plant-based community. Topics include: how TSTV got started, the story behind the logo, Shaleena's debut event at Ryerson University, and more! Visit thesweettoothvegan.com today! If you are interested in seeing the artwork of the artist that created TSTV logo, visit their Instagram page www.instagram.com/degaledesigns
June 2, 2019
Episode 31 - Should Everyone "Go Vegan"?
In this season 4 opener Shaleena has an insightful conversation with her friend Sheldomar about the gentrification of Parkdale, climate change, veganism from an environmental perspective, different approaches for reaching out to "non-vegans", and they explore the question - Should Everyone Go Vegan? They start off by playing an icebreaker game called Last Time. Here is the link to Sheldomar's article that was published in the Ryerson University's The Eyeopener newspaper... https://theeyeopener.com/2019/03/through-my-eyes-veganism-of-colour/
April 26, 2019
Episode 30 - Plant Based Milkshake
In the Mind Yo' Business series and Season 3 finale Shaleena interviews Inyoto of Plant Based Milkshake! Inyoto is from Scarborough, ON and has been running her beverage business for over a year now. She shares the story behind what influenced the start of Plant Based Milkshake, tips on customer service, brand marketing, plant based VS dairy shakes, and more! Check out her website www.inyotoshop.com
April 1, 2019
Episode 29 - Melanated Vegan
"It started with a text..." Meet Charlene and Damian of the apparel line Melanated Vegan in part four of the Mind Yo Business Series! Hear their vegan story, how their apparel line got started, tips for entrepreneurs, and more!
March 29, 2019
Episode 28 - Bartholomew Sisters
Meet Amandla, the founder and owner of Bartholomew Sisters - a 100% natural and vegan skincare line! Topics of discussion include: tips on building clientele, sourcing shea butter, popular Bartholomew Sister products, and more!
March 26, 2019
Episode 27 - Dolled Up Desserts
In part two of the Mind Yo' Business series - Canadian Edition- Shaleena interviews Katarina of Dolled Up Desserts. Dolled Up Desserts is an inclusive baking company that specializes in gluten-free and vegan treats. Topics of discussion include: how Katarina started Dolled Up Desserts, gluten-free baking, tips on how to stand out in the vegan food business sphere, and much more! Follow Katarina on Instagram (@dolledupdessertsbaking), on YouTube (Dolled Up Desserts), and order some delicious desserts on her website (www.dolledupdesserts.com)!
March 23, 2019
Episode 26 - Eastend Vegan
To kick off the return of the Mind Yo' Business series, Shaleena interviews Melissa of Eastend Vegan. Topics include: how Eastend Vegan got started, tips on vending, vegan cheeses, building your clientele, and more!
March 18, 2019
Episode 25 - Vendor Diaries Part 3
In this podcast special Shaleena documents the experiences of business owners that were at the 1st annual Toronto Black Vegan Festival. In this segment Karen of Hummingbird Personal Chef Services shares her experience vending at this historical event.
March 16, 2019
Episode 24 - Vendor Diaries Part 2
In this podcast special Shaleena documents the experiences of four business owners that were at the 1st annual Toronto Black Vegan Festival. This round table discussion style interview features Melissa and Sheldon of Eastend Vegan, Odette of Bzz Free, and Charlene of Melanated Vegan!
March 15, 2019
Episode 23 - Vendor Diaries Part 1
In this podcast special Shaleena documents the experiences of four business owners that were at the 1st annual Toronto Black Vegan Festival. This round table discussion style interview features Inyoto of Plant Based Milkshake, Jacqueline of Nature's Butter, Owyna of CaribBubble, and Alayna of Real Naturelle!
March 12, 2019
Episode 22 - Afro Feminista Vegan
In the Black Vegan series finale Shaleena interviews Topaz Hooper, also known as Afro Feminista Vegan. Topics discussed include: scientific evidence why a plant-based vegan diet is beneficial for Black people, Canada's new nutrition guide, tips for transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, and more!
March 8, 2019
Episode 21 - Cookin' Kiddos
In part six of the Black Vegan series Shaleena interviews Sandra Maestas, the creator of Cookin' Kiddos. Cookin' Kiddos is a community-based cooking program for toddlers, teens, and adults! Topics of discussion include: the history of Cookin Kiddos, Sandra's vegan story, tips on transitioning children on a vegan/plant-based diet, tips for buying produce, food labelling, and more!
February 23, 2019
Episode 20 - Jane & Finch Gems
In part 5 of the Black Vegan series Shaleena interviews Raw Chef Jacqueline of Toronto, Ontario. She talks about her journey of becoming a certified vegan chef and her passion of teaching the youth in her community about optimizing their health. Topics of discussion include: the relation between health and diet, healing detoxes, the origins of the term vegan, the power of melanin, and more!
February 15, 2019
Episode 19 - Atlanta's Where It's At
In part four of the Black Vegan series Shaleena interviews published author Devyn Bryant of Atlanta, Georgia. Devyn shares the story of how a popular documentary influenced her and her family to go vegan "cold turkey". Discussion topics include: tips for transitioning children on a vegan diet, meal planning and budget tips, the Black vegan community in Atlanta, and more!
February 8, 2019
Episode 18 - Dollar Stores & Food Deserts
In part 3 of the Black Vegan series Shaleena interviews Jennifer, also known as the YouTuber Just JenJen. Jennifer discusses her desire to one day open up accessible and affordable grocery stores in her hometown Chicago to eliminate food deserts. She also shares the story behind why she created her YouTube channel, and her recent discovery that dollar stores in America are outselling Whole Foods by 10 billion dollars!
February 2, 2019
Episode 17 - Might Be Vegan
This episode is part two of the Black Vegan series on The Sweet Tooth Vegan podcast. Shaleena interviews Kimberly, the founder of Might Be Vegan - a plant based culinary group based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also the co-host of the podcast Do Fries Come With That Convo. Discussion topics in this episode include: highlights and lowlights of podcasting, the services that Might Be Vegan provides, food deserts in the Bronx, quick vegan meals, and more!
January 25, 2019
Episode 16 - Colonialism Runs Deep
Episode 16 is part one of Shaleena's newest series entitled Black Vegan: Exploring veganism within the Black community. Her first guest on this series is Alexa Potashnik of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Discussion topics include: the links between slavery and most Caribbean diets, sources of protein on a vegan diet, challenges with giving up certain foods, is veganism a "White people thing," Dr. Milton Mills, the dairy industry, and more!
January 18, 2019
Episode 15 - Don't Be Cruel
Shaleena chats with Ayan Ibrahim, a teacher, mother, and wife who decided to go vegan 6 months ago! She shares her insight on topics such as the difference between cruelty-free and vegan makeup, animal testing, eco-friendly accessories, harmful cosmetic ingredients, and more! You can follow Ayan on Instagram at @vegan_muslimah
January 1, 2019
Episode 14 - Nature's Shea
In the final part of the Mind Yo Business series Shaleena interviews Kadie and Danielle of Nature's Shea, a hand crafted hair and skin care company. They are both committed to providing their customers with nourishing products that use 10 natural ingredients or less! Nature's Shea places great emphasis on the decolonization of the shea butter industry through the practice of fair trade.
November 30, 2018
Episode 13 - Sweet Christi's
In Part 3 of the Mind Yo Business series Shaleena interviews her youngest guest, Christianna of Jacksonville, Florida, the creator of the natural soap company Sweet Christi's!
November 26, 2018
Episode 12 - Mogul Body
In part 2 of the Mind Yo Business series Shaleena interviews Najee of Mogul Body. Najee is a fitness coach and creator of the 12 week weight loss program Body Rebuild. Topics of discussion include: co-owning a gym, fitness motivation, misconceptions of plant-based body building, tips on building your brand, and more! Check out his program at www.bodyrebuild.fit
November 23, 2018
Episode 11 - Brown Sugar
In part one of the Mind Yo Business series Shaleena interviews Rainbow and Adam of Brown Sugar, "an educational company honoring African excellence through delicious vegan and gluten-free treats." Transcript will be posted on www.sweettoothshae.com
November 19, 2018
Episode 10 - Candid Reflections
In this episode Shaleena shares her highlights and lowlights since starting The Sweet Tooth Vegan Podcast back in April.
October 8, 2018
Episode 9 - The Sunshine Mama
In the final part of the Vegan Community - Family Edition Series Shaleena interviews Jasmine, a YouTuber known as The Sunshine Mama. She shares what it's like to raise a toddler on a vegan diet and the history behind her YouTube channel. Topics include: what vegans eat, children books on veganism, documentaries, eco-friendly living, vegan celebrities, and more!
September 24, 2018
Episode 8 - Akiyla and Supreme
Listeners are introduced to Akiyla and Supreme in part two of the Vegan Community: Family Edition series. The couple share their knowledge and insights on healthy living from a plant-based perspective. Topics include: types of body detoxes, the correspondence between the human body and plants, the Sunfired Culinary Institute, vegan birthday parties, raising children on a high raw vegan diet, insightful books and documentaries about plant-based living, and more! The transcript of this episode will be available at www.sweettoothshae.com
September 17, 2018
Episode 7 - LaToya and Hamilton
Meet couple and advocates of holistic living LaToya and Hamilton in this new podcast series, Vegan Community: Family Edition. Shaleena sits down with them to discuss family life and wellness from the raw vegan perspective. Topics include: the relation between diet and health, pregnancy, vegan weddings, challenges faced on a raw vegan diet, and more! The transcript for this episode will be posted on Shaleena's blog www.sweettoothshae.com
September 10, 2018
Episode 6 - Wholehearted Chronicles - Interview with Sierra
In this episode Shaleena interviews Sierra from Tampa Florida. She is a holistic health coach and the creator of the Wholehearted Chronicles Blog. Topics discussed include holistic approaches to our health, plant-based diets, reading food labels, the link between acidic diets and disease, food documentaries, and much more! Head on over to www.wholeheartedchronicles.com for some self-care tips, recipes, DYIs, online coaching, and other helpful resources for people considering a vegan/plant-based lifestyle. The full transcript of this episode will be available at www.sweettoothshae.com
July 2, 2018
Episode 5 - Interview with The Basic Vegan
In this episode Shaleena interviews Jean Charite, also known as The Basic Vegan! Topics discussed include: The Basic Vegan's journey to veganism, meal inspiration, backlash within the vegan community, and more! The transcript of this episode will be posted at www.sweettoothshae.com
May 5, 2018
Episode 4 - Let's talk about dairy 2
In this episode Shaleena continues with where she left off in episode 3, "Let's talk about dairy". In this candid segment she briefly discusses the treatment of cows to jumpstart those interested in learning about the dairy industry. The transcript of this episode will be available on www.sweettoothshae.com
April 26, 2018
Episode 3 - Let's talk about dairy!
In this episode Shaleena shares six facinating and disturbing facts about dairy. She draws this information from the following doctors: Dr. Milton Mills, Dr. Michael Gregor, Dr. Michael Klaper, and Dr. Neal Barnard. The transcript of this episode is posted on her blog www.sweettoothshae.com
April 17, 2018
Episode 2 - GASP! You're a vegan?
In this episode Shaleena talks about the common reactions and questions she gets from people when they find out that she is a vegan. The link to the video she uses in this segment "Meet Dr. Milton Mills" is posted on her blog www.sweettoothshae.com. The transcript of this episode is also posted on her blog.
April 17, 2018
Episode 1 - Hello World!
In this episode you will meet the host of the STV Podcast. She's a softly spoken introvert that has officially joined podcasting world! A transcript of this episode is available on www.sweettoothshae.com
April 3, 2018