3 UnchainedTV shows with wildly different approaches to vegan outreach are Vintage Veg, Jamie’s Corner, and The UNcooking Show, all hosted by talented vegans
Los Angeles, August 6th, 2023 — Vegan outreach is a form of activism that aims to persuade strangers that going vegan would be a very good decision for themselves, other humans, animals, and the environment. This is not an easy task, as many non-vegans have false preconceptions about veganism, even reacting negatively to the word vegan. Indeed, some recent research has shown many consumers are more likely to try something that says plant-based than if it says vegan.
Therefore, it’s smart to try a variety of approaches to see what’s most effective with various demographics. Three common approaches to vegan outreach are: (1) offering delicious, veganized versions of traditional dishes and comfort foods to show people that they are not sacrificing taste, (2) offering pure, unprocessed fruits, veggies and nuts to appeal to the ultra-health conscious, and (3) appealing to ethics by discussing the cruelty involved in exploiting animals for food. The first can be done in the kitchen, the second at a farmer’s market, and the third on the streets of any town or city with clever debaters.
However, you would be able to reach a lot more people if you videotaped such outreach and broadcast it to the world via a TV streaming service such as UnchainedTV. This is what Laura Crotty, Jamie Logan, and Doreet Dijke have done, as they each have shows on UnchainedTV that take radically different approaches. You can watch their entire conversation with UnchainedTV founder Jane Velez-Mitchell here:
Vintage Veg Is Veganizing Traditional Dishes
Laura Crotty is the host of Vintage Veg on UnchainedTV. She transforms classic dishes into plant-based versions of everything from tempting appetizers to decadent desserts. She creates delicious recipes, collaborates with reputable brands, and even develops products. She is the author of the book “The Little Vegan Dessert Cookbook: Vintage Recipes Revised.” Laura is a Next Generation Indie Book Award recipient as well as a culinary influencer, food critic, food photographer and recipe creator.
Vintage Veg is a nostalgic, yet plant-based, reimagining of America’s favorite comfort foods. Laura explains her approach to vegan outreach:
“My approach is totally non-judgmental. In my experience, these types of foods changed my life very profoundly, and I want to share my knowledge as a culinary professional, as a cookbook writer. These foods are truly delicious, and they can make you feel so much better. So, I want to try to destigmatize the granola-eating kind of bland brown foods of yesteryear and bring it into the mainstream. And embrace as many people with this in an approachable way because that was my journey.”
“I had a lot of great people that took my hand and introduced these foods to me. So, I’m very happy to share health and wellness by incorporating these foods.” — Laura Crotty, host of Vintage Veg
You can Discuss Veganism at Jamie’s Corner
Jamie Logan, the host of Jamie’s Corner on UnchainedTV, is a social media influencer, TV personality, actress and animal activist. She works with Gen V, the cutting-edge, multi-media, animal rights organization. She also shoots woman-on-the-street interviews with members of the public in New York City, often with fascinating results. She explains her approach to vegan outreach:
“I believe that feeding people and giving them yummy, delicious food is one way to advocate, but I don’t think that’s going to keep someone vegan in the long run. I think that they need to understand the ethical and moral implications of their actions on animals. Veganism to me is about ethics.”
Part of Jamie’s approach is also to show veganism is a cool lifestyle. She tells how:
“I like to show different restaurants I go to with amazing plant-based food. You’ll find everything, from vegan sushi to tacos and burritos. I also like to show people amazing vegan makeup products and skincare lines that are cruelty-free. And, show just like how easy it is to be vegan and how it can be really budget-friendly.”
“Going vegan was the best thing I ever did. I think it’s such a cool way of living. I think it’s a beautiful way of living because you’re being kind and compassionate and you are able to live your values every single day of your life.” — Jamie Logan, host of Jamie’s Corner
Doreet Dijke Gets Raw
Doreet Dijke is the host of The UNcooking Show on UnchainedTV and the Elegantly Raw Show. She is a raw vegan chef, an ULTRA fitness trainer, an author and a leading proponent of a completely raw food, plant-based diet for optimal health. She is also the founder of the California Fruit Festival. Doreet advocates eating fresh, raw, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and legumes as the ideal diet for optimal health, energy and spiritual wellbeing. She explains:
“I realized that most people are addicted to cooked foods, and because of that, I realized that I had to come up with a way to create the exact same recipes that they love, the gourmet recipes that are based on slaughterhouse cuisine and make it raw in such a way that it would entice them… How we eat says a lot about how we value ourselves. That is my focus, to change our biology. Raw is the diet where we’re always vibrant and vital, and we’re never exhausted, tired or depleted.”
“When your mental health and your physical body are yelling and screaming at you, and you see that you have issues and problems, and no amount of medication is addressing them, then you need to think, ‘what am I doing in my own life?’”— Doreet Dijke, host of The UNcooking Show
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Jordi Casmitjana is a vegan zoologist and author.