Sustainable Dish Podcast

In this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak with Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, about her experience being a vegan for almost two decades and her eventual transition back into eating meat.


If you've watched my film, Sacred Cow, you'll recognize Lierre and her story about how it occurred to her while trying to grow a vegan garden that there is no life without death.


She could either be a part of the cycle that creates more death or she could be a part of the cycle that creates more life.


We discuss this and so much more.


If you are vegan or a former vegan (or know someone who is), I encourage you to check out this episode.


This episode is sponsored by Teton Waters Ranch, one of my favorite “better meat” companies. Their sausages and hot dogs are 100% grass-fed beef and delicious. Bring hot dogs back to your dinner table and check out all of the amazing products at Teton Waters Ranch.

Direct download: Episode_151_Lierre_Keith.mp3
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On this episode, Diana interviews Shannon Hayes of Sap Bush Hollow Farm.

Shannon is the Chef & CEO of Sap Bush Hollow, as well as the author of several books & host of The Hearth of Sap Bush Hollow podcast. She has written several books about sustainability, including Radical Homemakers and several other amazing books on food. She has a PhD in Sustainable Agriculture and operates a farm and cafe in West Fulton New York.

Diana and Shannon talk about her inspiration for living differently and sharing that with the world and we discuss her community and her deep feelings about how it is part of healing and deserves dedication. 

They dive into Shannon's latest book, available for pre-order here, Redefining Rich, where she writes about what people can do to experience true wealth by stretching and being inventive but also by recognizing what is right in front of us.

If the past year has made you reevaluate life as you know it, the episode is for you!

You can find more information about Shannon at Sap Bush Hollow and her blog.

Direct download: Episode_150_Shannon_Hayes.mp3
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I first discovered José López via his Instagram account, @wildquetzal. His content is clear, concise, educational, and I found myself rapidly consuming it as quickly as I could.

This episode is a long-form conversation about his own personal journey to where he is today, how he connects with the natural world to learn, grow, and educate, and his vision to inspire others to reconnect with themselves and observe the "Three Worlds" we are all a part of.

Tune in as my co-host and co-producer of Sacred Cow, James Connolly, interviews López.

Be sure to check him out on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and see his conscious design and marketing work at Kaizen Designs.

Direct download: Episode_149_Wild_Quetzal.mp3
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On today's episode of the podcast, I catch up with Dr. Anthony Gustin.


We chat about everything from his recent trip to observe the Hadza tribe in Africa, the dangers of refined vegetable oils, misconceptions about carbohydrates and the keto diet, how we might not be able to return to our hunter/gatherer roots, but how we can reconnect and regenerate our connection with our health, land, and this planet, and more.


Dr. Gustin is a sports medicine clinician, the founder and CEO of Perfect Keto & Equip Foods, the host of The Natural State Podcast, and the author of the best-selling book, Keto Answers.


His youth on a farm in the midwest and personal health issues led him to this path to find optimal health for himself to inspire others to do the same. Through his new project, Joyfield Farm, he aims to set an example that farming can be done ethically, regeneratively, and most importantly: produce the most nutritious food humanly possible as sustainably as possible.


If you're interested in the intersection of our personal health and planetary health, give this episode a listen.


Learn more about Dr. Gustin on his website and be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Direct download: Episode_148_Anthony_Gustin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Have you ever read a riveting, page-turner of a book about the metabolic theories of cancer?


Yeah, me neither...until this one, and in the latest episode of the podcast, my co-host, James Connolly, had the chance to chat with Apple.


They dove into Apple's latest book, Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection, and all of the research that was involved in telling this important story of Warburg and his work on cancer.


In the book, Apple tells the extraordinary story of Otto Warburg, a Nazi-era scientist who discovered how cancer cells eat.


He breaks down the current scientific literature in an easy way and interweaves colorful interviews that make this book hard to put down.


By the end, you'll have a better understanding of not just how cancer cells eat, but also what it means for how we should.


Give this episode a listen and check out the book here.

Direct download: Episode_147_Sam_Apple.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT