• All Things Vegan explores a variety of issues relating to food, animal, and environmental concerns in Bend, Oregon, and around the world. All Things Vegan airs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5-6 p.m., on Bend’s Community Radio station, KPOV Community Radio.

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All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ Dec 25, 2012 ~ Sweet Talk with Robin Asbell, author of “Sweet and Easy Vegan.” Plus a spotlight on Amos Bronson Alcott

  • Listen to the Dec 25, 2012 show  (or download the archive):

Sweet Talk with Robin Asbell, author of “Sweet and Easy Vegan,” Plus a Spotlight on Amos Bronson Alcott

In this episode, we talk with Robin Asbell about her new book, Sweet and Easy Vegan. We shine the spotlight on Amos Bronson Alcott, an abolitionist, educator, and vegan advocate ahead of his time. We also bring you 10 reasons to go vegan in the New Year, and highlight some organizations that are helping animals and people in Central Oregon. Plus, find out how a team of dogs is comforting people in times of tragedy.

And, of course, we highlight additional News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!



Sweet & Easy Vegan by Robin Asbell

“Sweet & Easy Vegan” by Robin Asbell

A few months back, just before we were all headed up to Portland VegFest, we had a return visit from one of our favorite cookbook authors, Robin Asbell, author of Sweet and Easy Vegan. We thought this interview would be a good one to share for the holidays, along with a special recipe from her book.

Robin Asbell

Robin Asbell

You might also want to check out this interview we did with Robin back in January 2012.



News from the Vegan Frontier:

  • D.C. and Des Moines Buses Wrapped with Ads Exposing Pork Industry Confinement
  • Top 10 Reasons to Go Vegan in the New Year
  • 2013 US Meat Production Will Sharply Decline
  • United States Milk Consumption Has Fallen Nearly 30 Percent
  • Alicia Silverstones Tells the Truth About Down
  • Dogs sent to Newton to Comfort Grieving
  • Winter Weather Tips
  • 21st Paradigm announces the World Premiere of “Lost Dogs”

Charitable Orgs:

  • 31 Paws
  • All For Dogs
  • Animal Balance
  • BendSNIP
  • Bethlehem Inn
  • Chimps Inc.
  • Equine Outreach
  • Grandma’s House
  • Healing Reins
  • Neighbor Impact
  • The Loft (Living Options for Teens)
  • The Shepherd’s House


Vegan Bite:

Coconut, Almond, and Chocolate Chip Cookies, recipe by Robin Asbell


News around Town:

VegNet Bend will hold their monthly meeting and potluck at 6p, Jan 23rd, at The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas in Bend. Bring a vegan dish to share and your recipe or list of ingredients.

For more information about this event, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or email .



Vegan Smythe

Vegan Smythe

“Blindfold” is by Vegan Smythe, a Melbourne, Australia based entertainer who’s putting a fresh spin on animal rights through satirical songs and comedy. To learn more about Vegan and his music, please listen to our interview with him from September 2012.


Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour

Theme song and musical clips are courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about New Zealand / Australia based Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.

Paul has new music he’d love you to listen at YouTube, Amazon.com, or iTunes.




All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.

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