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.


EP34: Fresh Veggie Rob & Bittman Talks Vegan!

Seriously, guys - thanks a million for all the amazing feedback you’ve been dishing out regarding The Seed.  The support of the vegan community is an incredible force with which to be reckoned and I’m so excited to see how far we can go, the heights we can reach.  Rar!

In other EP34 news, Bittman’s at it again with "More On Milk", published in the NYTimes’ Opinionator.  Looks like this is something Bittman is pursuing on some level.  Vegan or not, I dig it.  I’m sure the dairy industry will respond with some kind of foolishness soon: stay tuned.

Oh, and how much do we love Fresh Veggie Rob?  He’s a man with a mission and he’s screaming it from the FLA rooftops - what’s not to love?  Check out his journey to veganism, from fried flesh to veggie stir fries.  Sweet!

Red Radio Episode Thirty Four features everyone’s favorite segment: Fresh Veggies!  Erin Red chats with longtime listener Rob about his first year (and change) of veganism.  The highs, the lows, the challenges and the victories – Rob’s story speaks to many of our own, and he’s living proof that anyone can go from steak to seitan without too much drama.  Plus, Erin Red discusses the latest vegan message from food writer Mark Bittman, including an extended Compassionate Clip about how our eating habits affect the environment.  Muy importante!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting and clicking the DONATE button, and subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review, or drop Erin Red a line at  You can also read her blog at, and find her on Facebook and Twitter @erinred.

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Show notes for EP33 and EP34 coming soon, plus Rob’s FV post! HOLLA!

xo Erin Red

Erin Red & The Seed: A Vegan Experience


First and foremost I want to take a moment to celebrate the rousing success of The Seed: A Vegan Experience's inaugural event.  The show went far and beyond our expectations, and our intention was always to move forward with a second show in December and possibly go on the road in 2013.  On the evening of Sunday, June 24th, I received an email from my co-founder, Harvey Fung, stating that he has decided to sever our professional relationship, and that he and the rest of the team intends to move forward without me.  This obviously comes as a huge shock.  

Aside from one individual hired two weeks prior to The Seed’s debut (and staff hired after my departure), there were NO vegan individuals on staff, which is one of the reasons my involvement was so aggressively publicized.  I provided the concept, the name, the mission, the vendors, the participants and the comprehensive knowledge of and connections to the vegan community.  My co-founder merely provided the venue and the funds.  Presently, he and the rest of his team at 82Mercer are in possession of all of my contact lists, vendor lists, show ideas, and far beyond, and they will continue to use them to go forth with The Seed without me on board. 

The good news is that I have full intentions of pursuing my original concept and proceeding with my event, however under these circumstances I will need to find a new partner(s) and location, and perhaps under a new name, as I am no longer affiliated with ‘The Seed’ or 82Mercer or HSRCorp, the corporations behind The Seed. 

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in joining me to continue with the the next incarnation of ‘The Seed’, please contact me!  I can’t do this on my own, but rest assured that the show will carry on and our ethics and standards will be higher than ever.  We have sparked something unique and bold, breaking new ground; something that we could spread across the country and beyond.  It is truly exciting and we can’t let it fall to the wayside simply because of a lack of location.  That’s all we lost.  And I’m confident we can find something better.

I ask for your help and advice to keep this movement alive and growing.  If you are interested in learning more or discussing this matter further, I invite you to contact me at anytime.  As always, I am sincerely thankful for the support and encouragement offered in spectacular fashion by the vegan community.  I’m proud to be on board with you all and look forward to reaching new heights. 


Erin Red


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