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.


EP64: Getting Romantic (and Hungry!) with Anne Dinshah!


Alright, so the picturesque cover may not look anything at all like your typical New York City date… perhaps in Central Park?… and granted, I’m happily off the market, so to speak… nonetheless I really enjoyed Dating Vegans by Anne Dinshah!  It’s a really pleasant read and it definitely helped me gain insight into my own relationships and further define exactly what’s important to me in a partner.  It was a blast talking with Anne about her dating adventures and recipe creations for Red Radio Episode Sixty Four.  Plus, I talk smack about the growing popularity of that nasty swill otherwise known as Greek Yogurt.  Seriously, if I have to listen to one more gym buddy wax poetic about that crap, I’m gonna scream.

Alright, enough angst.  Check out EP64!

Why don’t you slip into something more comfortable, then come on back in front of this cozy fireplace for some vegan s’mores and Red Radio Episode Sixty Four?  Erin Red gets to know author, athlete and vegan royalty Anne Dinshah to talk growing up vegan, creating simple and delicious recipes, and her titillating new book Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships.  Want more?  Ask and ye shall receive: The Vegan Scoop goes in on the Greek yogurt trend, and discusses the perfect absurdity of a solar-powered coal plant.  OH, YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base and clicking on ‘Support the Show’, and make sure to subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes (or your favorite podcatcher) today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review with five sparkly stars, or drop Erin Red a line at  Better yet, dial the Red Radio Hotline at (510) 500-KALE and speak your truth!  Don’t feel connected?  Follow Erin Red on Twitter (@erinred) and Like her on Facebook (/erinred)!


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Alright, y’all.  Let’s make it weekly.

xo Erin Red

(Photo Credit: From A to Vegan)


EP55: Betty Goes Vegan with Dan & Annie Shannon!

You guys, how freaking cute are Dan and Annie Shannon?  And seriously… if you haven’t heard about their brand-spankin’ new cookbook, Betty Goes Vegan, you must be living under a rock someplace.  Because pretty much the ENTIRE INTERWEB is talking about it.  Seriously, it’s everywhere!  I couldn’t be happier for Dan and Annie, and I was so super thrilled to have them on Red Radio Episode Fifty Five.  They made my job easy!

Red Radio Episode Fifty Five welcomes the world’s cutest couple, Dan and Annie Shannon, vegan bloggers, animal activists, and authors of the sensational new cookbook Betty Goes Vegan!  In a fun-filled and revealing interview, Dan and Annie discuss veganizing traditional recipes, pontificate on the growing vegan movement, share some must-have vegan ingredients and kitchen appliances, and wax poetic about the importance of The Dishwasher.  What’s more?  How about a clip featuring vegan fashion house Vaute Couture, the latest info on the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, and vegan news in The Vegan Scoop?  I DO DECLARE!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base 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 EP53, 54 and 55 en route…

xo Erin Red

EP32: The Sexy Vegan Takes Over Red Radio!

You know, I get to chat with a lot of pretty amazing vegan folks through Red Radio, and never once have I been like “Man, what a total douche so-and-so was”.  In fact, I can honestly say that I’ve been downright impressed with how awesome people have been, and how much fun it’s been to get to know them through my podcast.  

That said, every once in a while I chat with a vegan that could EASILY be my lifelong BFF.  Like, KISMET man.  I don’t think I need to tell you that Brian L. Patton is one of these people.  What a freaking talent this dude is!  Hilarious, creative, compassionate, talented, and let’s face it - the man is a veritable encyclopedia of Dick Jokes.  His Fiancee must be all, “WIN!”.

On the real, though - go check out his YouTube Videos and pick up The Sexy Vegan Cookbook.  But not before listening to Red Radio Episode Thirty Two!

In jaw-droppingly sexy Red Radio Episode Thirty Two, Erin Red spends some time getting to know Brian L. Patton, also known as The Sexy Vegan!  Light some candles and slip into something more comfortable as we learn about Brian’s vegan journey – including his enlightening ‘spider moment’ – his popular YouTube clips, proper techniques for making out with one’s dog, and the epic release of his scandalously delicious new cookbook, The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude!  Plus in this week’s Steamed Veggies segment, Erin Red reveals why she’s not so thrilled about the latest news on phasing out gestation crates.  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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Oh, and I totally know I didn’t post the show notes from EP31 - I’ll post them along with EP32’s later this week.  And trust me, once this announcement is cleared for takeoff, you’ll understand the delay!
xo Erin Red 

EP19 Show Notes!

Ok, ok…I promised it’d be out yesterday, but then that little thing called ‘Life’ got in the way…and here it is, the tail end of Wednesday, and Red still hasn’t pulled it together.  Shameful I tell you!  I hope y’all can forgive me. 

Here they are!  Show notes!  For EP19!  Ta DA!

I think…that’s it.  Am I forgetting something?  …I feel like I am.  Let me know if I am! 

Can’t wait for EP20!

xo Erin Red

EP19: Vegan Family Life with Supermom Dreena Burton!

It’s Monday, y’all - you know what that means!  

I had the pleasure of chatting with the darling Ms. Dreena Burton last week and I’m so pumped she’s featured in Episode Nineteen of Red Radio.  The best part?  In a few different spots, you can hear her kids playing and squealing in the background!  LOVE!

Aside from that, I address some questions I received from EP18 about my ‘support’ of HSUS and bring the chuckles with The Compassionate Clip of the Week! 

Episode Nineteen welcomes vegan cookbook author and Supermom Dreena Burton to discuss raising an energy-filled vegan family, the joys of vegan pregnancy, and her recently released (and truly fabulous) cookbook Let Them Eat Vegan!  Tune in and hear Erin Red sound like a true Yankee against Dreena’s totally adorable Canadian accent!  Plus an HSUS disclaimer regarding EP18, and the return of The Compassionate Clip of the Week!  Remember:  Red Radio is 100% listener supported!  Please consider donating by visiting Erin Red and Red Radio at and clicking the DONATE button!  You can also read her blog at, and find her on Facebook and Twitter @erinred.

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Show notes coming tomorrow, promise!

xo Erin Red