My name is Erin, but everyone calls me Red and that's just fine with me.

I'm a certified VLCE and Vegan Nutrition Specialist, fitness professional, public speaker, writer, consultant, kitchen wrangler, problem solver, host of the popular vegan podcast Red Radio, and right-hand-woman to vegan Wunderkind Chef Jay Astafa. I also co-founded The Seed in 2012, and continue to organize events across North America.

By night I'm a muay Thai practitioner, runner, Bikram Yogini, and tattoo collector. I share my pad with a vegan human, a vegan dog, and two carnivorous cats… all rescued. I hail from Toronto, Canada but Brooklyn, NYC is home.

I hustle. Hard.

Try to keep up.


Red Radio EP10: Veganism and Black Culture with Ayinde Howell!

Hey there Vegetable Lovers!

I can’t believe I already have TEN WHOLE EPISODES under my belt; thank you all so much for the incredible support and encouragement on the journey so far.  Obviously I’m still very much a novice and though I recognize how far I’ve evolved since EP1, I still have far to go.  I’m glad you guys are along for the ride!

Suffice to say, I’m really, really proud of EP10.  If you haven’t yet heard it, run don’t walk!  

In Episode Ten, Erin Red is joined by entrepreneur, vegan wonder-chef, genius and all-around incredible guy Ayinde Howell to discuss veganism as it applies to Black America.  Find out why fried chicken(s) should be a thing of the past.  You can find out more about Ayinde and his life-changing Mac n’ Yease at, like him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @AYINDE.  Remember:  Red Radio is 100% listener supported!  Please find Erin Red and Red Radio at, on Facebook under Erin Red, and on Twitter @erinred.

The best part?  It was released yesterday; Martin Luther King Jr. Day!  I swear I didn’t plan it that way, but I’m glad it worked out.  On a related note, did you know that Coretta Scott King was vegan the last 10 years of her life, and her son with MLK Jr., Dexter Scott King, has been a vegan and animal activist since the 1980’s.  Amazing!

Click the image below to be directed to and enjoy EP10!

Show notes to follow ASAP!

xo Erin Red