As environmentally healthful and thoughtful eaters pile on the vegetables and fruits and push animal protein off their plates, the desire for more recipes showcasing fresh produce has gone sky high. On this week's episode of Eat Your Words, Talia Ralph chats with Myra Goodman, author of Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone. Myra Goodman, and her husband Drew, founded Earthbound Farm on their 2-½ acre raspberry farm in Carmel Valley, California in 1984. They were the first to successfully market packaged salads for retail sale, and their farm grew to become the largest grower of organic produce in North America. Earthbound's 200 growers collectively avoid the use of about 15 million pounds of conventional agricultural chemicals every year. Myra offers some great insight and perspective into vegan eating, diet choices and plant based foods. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.


"I thought it was important to become a part of the plant based food revolution as well as the organic food revolution." [02:00]

"Sometimes you can just eliminate the animal product [in recipes] and you don't even notice." [13:00]

"You can get saturated fats in a vegan diet." [18:00]

"Most people when they hear the word vegan think of it as an extremist movement and a club that they don't really want to join. We don't want vegan to be an exclusive club, we want people to eat as many plant based foods as possible." [22:00]

--Myra Goodman on Eat Your Words