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.

#muay thai

EP53: UFC Welterweight Aaron Simpson, the Anti-Meathead!

So one of my (completely awesome) listeners sent me a tweet a few weeks back, asking why I don’t really tweet or talk about MMA or Muay Thai as often as I used to.  And I was all, ….you know, I don’t really know.  It’s a pretty huge passion of mine - I’m in the gym more often than I’m home, when I think about it - and many of my listeners are fans, too. 

Obviously I was thrilled, then, to book none other than UFC Welterweight and outspoken ETHICAL vegan, Aaron Simpson on Red Radio Episode Fifty Three!  Aaron was gracious enough to chat with me for an hour about all things vegan and MMA-related, and even shared some insight on raising vegan kids.  KICKASS!

Erin Red has the pleasure of featuring two of her passions in Red Radio Episode Fifty Three, featuring a compelling interview with UFC Welterweight and outspoken vegan advocate Aaron Simpson!  Hear all about Aaron’s transition into veganism, raising a vegan family, elite training on a vegan diet, and of course how he deals with the meathead mindset of the fight game.  Plus, the Compassionate Clip of the Week gets our mouths watering for a new vegan cooking show, and Erin Red makes our heads spin and our stomachs turn in the “What The Hell Are People Eating?!” Edition of The Vegan Scoop!  What an adventure!  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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I still owe y’all some show notes for EP52 as well as this snazzy episode, so stay tuned…

xo Erin Red

EP25: Erin Red Reveals All!

You think you know…but you have no idea. 

My audience demands it, and I supply it.  That’s how I roll over here at Red Radio.  Y’all wanted to hear about my bizarre, wayward journey to veganism, fitness and self- worth and that’s exactly what you get (plus WAY more) in Red Radio Episode Twenty-Five!  

Fun Fact:  I was 25 when I went vegan!  Coincidence, right?  Nah, I don’t believe in those. 

You asked for it, you got it!  In a very special Episode Twenty Five, Erin Red reveals her story; specifically her own personal journey to becoming vegan as well as her complicated history with weight loss, fitness, and self esteem.  Tune in to hear everything you ever wanted to know (and probably some things you didn’t) about how and why going vegan was the best choice Erin Red ever made.  Plus, in the Compassionate Clip of the Week, we feature the keynote speaker from The Seed: A Vegan Experience – Dr. Joel Fuhrman!  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 comin’ atcha in a couple of days, m’kay?

xo Erin Red

Red Radio EP2: Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey Y’all!

Episode Two is live…I tackle the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays from a vegan perspective, with suggestions for celebrating compassionately and dealing with your omniviorous friends and family. I also discuss my first exciting week as a podcaster, answer some listener emails, and congratulate Jamie Kilstein on his recent plant-fueled rage match!

Find it on iTunes (Red Radio) or click the link below to listen now!

And for those of you on the search for the piece on the history of Thanksgiving by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, excerpted from The Vegan Table, you can find it by clicking on Col and the Turkey!

For more incredible info on our fine feathered Turkey friends, CLICK HERE to check out my blog from Thanksgiving 2010! THROWBACK!

Celebrate Compassionately,
xo Erin Red