Interview: Chicago's Best Personal Chef Katie Simmons on Why Plants Rule in the Kitchen!

Interview: Chicago's Best Personal Chef Katie Simmons on Why Plants Rule in the Kitchen!

I find it fascinating how a plant-based diet can influence people around the world in different ways.

Late last year, I began chatting with Katie Simmons, "Chicago's Best Personal Chef," after stumbling across one of her excellent vegan recipes online and getting to know just by reading up on her background on her website - Plants-Rule.

Her story is a powerful one that has the ability to promote change - if you need some inspiration to make diet and lifestyle changes, seeing her own transition, loss of 50 pounds, and reclaiming her health is truly great. The "journey," as you will see, even comes with some scale not unlike the Lord of the Rings!

But, the story does not stop there.

The Plant-Based Cyclist Interviews Farmer Fred - Health Rebels

The Plant-Based Cyclist Interviews Farmer Fred - Health Rebels

Plant-Smart Living's Farmer Fred Detwiler was interviewed by the Plant-Based Cyclist for episode #4 of his YouTube series Health Rebels. This is a great little series worth checking out if you want some plant-based lifestyle success stories that are different than just what you read in fragments through other media outlets. 

Success Story: Finding Strength Without Cruelty with Australian Powerlifter Jonno

Success Story: Finding Strength Without Cruelty with Australian Powerlifter Jonno

I met Jonno as a result of browsing through Reddit's forum r/plantbaseddiet. It is a unique world we live in where people on completely different ends of the world can meet and have something to talk about. Jonno runs the website Strength Without Cruelty designed to showcase how a plant-based diet can be both healthy for you (yes, even for those doing intense workouts) and a lifestyle choice that does not revolve around the abuse of animals. I hope you are able to get a good sense of Jonno, the Australian powerlifter, from his answers to the questions I proposed.