The Kalevangelist

The Kalevangelist

The Kalevangelist shares stories of lives--and bodies!--changed by adopting a plant-based / vegan diet. In addition to interviews with guests who've transformed their health and lives by ditching animal products, our shorter "Plate Full of Plants" segments feature delicious plant-based recipes that you can add to YOUR plate. Whether you've been a vegan for decades, are a newbie, or just want ideas for Meatless Mondays, you're sure to find inspiration on the Kalevangelist.

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May 19, 2021 37 min

Married for over 50 years, Pat and Ruth Clifford are a delight. Their mutual respect, love, and fun-loving ways come through in this conversation. Years ago, Pat was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Yet it was what his doctor said to him after the diagnosis that changed the course of Pat's life and health. He said, "You're diabetic, but you don't have to be." He inspired Pat to remove all animal products from his...

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Late one night two years ago, Maria Baruth, the owner of the High Note Café right here in Boise, Idaho, started watching the disturbing documentary, "Dominion." Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, “Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom.” Just 15 minutes into the documentary, ...

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Recipe links in show notes! When I went plant based and started looking for fun new recipes to prepare for my family, I  was blown away by all the recipes that included cashews! Prior to becoming vegan, I just thought of cashews as a snack food to eat as-is. Boy, was I wrong. They have quickly become a staple in my pantry. Not only are there some impressive health benefits to including cashews in your diet, but they are CRAZY versa...

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Kadee Acree and I worked together YEARS ago...and by years I mean decades! Twelve years ago, she was inspired to give plant-based eating a try. In fact, when she first made the switch, she went RAW! After experiencing amazing health benefits from a raw vegan diet, her husband decided he wanted to give the plant-based thing a try. Eventually they settled on a predominantly whole foods, plant based diet, and they've never felt be...

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It was so much fun interviewing Lynda and Tom!  Not only did we make the switch to a plant-based diet around the same time, but we were also inspired to do so by the same person--my sister-in-law, Dr. DeOna Bridgeman. Lynda and Tom have sage advice for anyone considering a plant-based diet: just give it a month, and see the HUGE impact it can have on your health! They saw medical issues disappear, the pounds melted away, they are n...

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As a teenager, Lynn Byerley was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic. While diabetes management in and of itself is a challenge, Lynn found herself struggling to find a way to just feel good over the years.  As she will share in this interview, at just 50 years of age she didn’t think she’d make it to see 60. But now, over a decade later, she’s feeling better than she has in decades, and you can tell just by the way she sounds that she h...

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When Dean Bundy's doctors told him he had a year--maybe two--left to live unless he made some major changes, he knew he had to take action. He made the switch to a plant-based diet, with IMMEDIATE improvements in his health and well-being. Thirteen years later, he and his wife have no intention of going back to their previous way of eating. Along the way, they have "kalevangelized" several other people, including his ow...

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March 23, 2021 31 min

On this episode of The Kalevangelist, I walk through some of my favorite ahhhhmmmaaaayyyyzing, delicious, healthy products made out of the incredible soybean. From soy curls to tempeh, tofu to soy sauce, there seems to be no end to this delectable bean's possibilities! 

We also look into the rumors about soy, particularly as relate to breast cancer and man boobs. We put these myths to the test, cast them aside, and dive in to th...

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On this "Plate Full of Plants" segment of The Kalevangelist, Robin Ewing -- our guest from Episode 8 -- walks us through how to make one of her family's favorite quick, easy, and delicious meals, a Vegan Hawaiian Bowl.

This recipe is very flexible, with no precise measurements needed. Adjust based on the number of servings you'd like to make and how much of each ingredient you'd like in every delicious bite. You ...

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After a breast-cancer diagnosis, Robin Ewing wanted to take charge of her life...and her health. When a fellow breast-cancer survivor suggested she watch the documentaries What the Health and Forks Over Knives, Robin did so in an effort to avoid additional prescription medications. With her oncologist's blessing, she adopted a plant-based diet and was quickly joined by her family. Today, they are all loving the impact their swi...

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Think you need to eat animal products to get enough protein for peak athletic performance? Think again! Lee Thornquist is preparing for an athletic feat most of us would never even imagine...he is going to run AROUND Lake Michigan--a distance of about 1,100 miles--over 36 days. That's 31 miles--more than a marathon--every day for over a month!! And he's doing this, fueled by a plant-based diet. 

Not only is Lee challenging h...

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Dr. DeOna Bridgeman put on her chef's hat and created this recipe for a Roasted Beet Salad/Appetizer with creamy cashew cheese. Yummmm.

Dr. DeOna's Roasted Beet Salad with Creamy Cashew Cheese
Beets (Dr. DeOna recommends golden beets, to prevent stained fingers!). If serving as a main dish, use 3 small to medium beets per person. If as an appetizer/side salad, use one per person.?
Olive oil (if desired)
Miyokos Classic Chive C...

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Dr. DeOna shares one of her favorite quick and easy plant-based recipes...and you only need one pan! Inspired by a recipe in Plant Based Magazine (we searched and search and couldn't find the recipe online to link to), Dr. DeOna has tweaked the recipe over time to make it her own.? This tray bake recipe features roasted potatoes and tomatoes along with chickpeas and other vegetables. Be sure to listen to the episode for Dr. DeO...

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March 2, 2021 58 min

It's not just a coincidence that we have the same last name! Dr. DeOna Bridgeman is my sister-in-law, and the person who introduced me to plant-based eating. So you could say that without her, there would be no Kalevangelist! In this episode we walk through how she became interested in -- and jumped right into -- plant based eating, how she started "kalevangelizing" to her patients, and the health benefits she and her p...

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Hi there! I'm Lori Bridgeman, the host of The Kalevangelist. In this very first episode, I'm going to share my story of switching to a plant-based / vegan diet and the amazing impact it has had on my health. I'll do this through answering the questions I've received from people curious to learn more.

The first recipe is for a Vegan Wendy's Mock Spicy "Chicken" Sandwich, from the Vegan Caveman. Be sure to...

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The "Plate Full of Plants" segments of The Kalevangelist are shorter segments focused on a delicious plant-based recipe that I or my guests love.

On this episode, hear how I make my version of the Simple Veganista's Chickpea "Tuna" Salad.  This is a delicious, fish-free replacement for traditional tuna salad.  Excellent in a wrap, on a sandwich, or as a dip with crackers or celery!

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In The Kalevangelist's first "Plate Full of Plants" segment, I'm going to share with you how to make my family's favorite meal that I have made....EVER! Even compared to our "pre-vegan" days.

It's the Mock Wendy's Spicy "Chicken" Sandwich by the Vegan Caveman.  Of course you can just click on the link to see the recipe, but in this episode I share with you my tweaks to make the recipe a l...

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