Category Archives: Vegan

#127 How To Start A Plant Centered Diet

Ep #127 How to Start a Plant Centered Diet

In today’s episode we explore how to start a plant centered diet and or lifestyle. There are several stages but for today we will discuss the key 7 stages.

1st stage known as * adding new or adding more stage such as; vegetables, fruits and starches.

2nd stage known as * the substitution stage in where you substitute something better for something potentially problematic or not serving you.

3rd stage known as the * omitting and quitting stage. In this stage make decisions to omit or quit certain foods and or substances.

4th stage known as the * social reactions and situation stage. This stage is often where people wane and want to quit and consequently go back to the way they were. We encourage you to use stage 5, 6, and 7 to help stay true and strong.

5th stage known as * place your plan on paper stage in where you write create and write down your rules and regulations so you can stay true. This stage can evolve and change, but it really needs to be written down.

6th stage known as *the educational stage. In this stage you learn, read, watch, study, explore and consume massive amounts of information that hopefully is science based to propel you and keep you on track.

7th stage known as * community development stage. During this stage you you read books, watch youtube videos, follow instagram people doing the same as you for inspiration and guidance. This stage is critical for your success. Podcasts are good too ūüôā

More information on this podcast episode will evolve and be listed in the pages section. Seek this page often as it will evolve. My plan is to list other podcasts mine on others to listen to along your path of discovery.

Thank you for listening

my name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

Podcasts on this subject or nearby… here on Hemingway’s Heart check out these podcasts here.

8,9,10,16,18,19,21,25,31,37,39,40,55,60,75,82,84,85,86,96,100,103,109,110,115,117,118,119,122,123, 126 and today’s 127.


Episode 110: Love and Compassion with Nathan Runkle~Mercy For Animals

Ep: 110…. Love, Compassion, Connection, Empathy and Core Values.

Today’s Episode is more than a book interview. ¬†We dive into hope and inspiration about what could be; a world free from unneeded pain and suffering.

Nathan started an organization 18 years ago that devotes its entire existence to advocating on behalf of farm animals, especially factory farm animals. The organization is called Mercy for Animals.

And his book entitled MERCY FOR ANIMALS is available September 12th, 2017 on all platforms. You can also reach out and get involved @  or the good food institute @

In this podcast we cover a lot of ground, talking about animal rights, laws that protect the factory farms such as ag gag laws and libel laws from transparency and  we talk about going vegan and vegetarian or even being meatless on Mondays.

We talk about the circle of compassion and how it is growing but all of us can divert our gaze and ignore that murder is a part of our everyday lives often every time we choose to eat meat, dairy and eggs.

Nathan is very good at asking not for perfection but for progress. You can choose to get involved by donating or by volunteering, or you can take a stand to reduce your consumption of animal products.

Remember, it’s about the “kind” choice, the acts of love. Animals, all animals have the ability to feel pain and in today’s factory farms, the abuse is insane and while, you may not know it, ¬†eating meat is no longer required. You can choose plants, you can choose your core values to be ethical, loving, and filled with compassion.

Please enjoy this interview with Nathan Runkle and get a copy of his new book Mercy for Animals.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Episode 109: What the Plant Milk Is Going On?

Ep: 109 What the Plant Milk Is Going On?

Today, we talk about plant milk; soy, almond, coconut, oat, hemp, and rice. Why plant milk? First, the number one reason is milks made from plants are ¬†a healthier choice to milk made by a Cow’s or any animal for that matter, especially when you make the plant milk at home.

All you need is clean filtered water and whatever you want to make your milk from. It helps to have a high powered blending such as Blendtec or Vitamix, but you can make it with any blender it just won’t be as smooth.

2. The second reason to add plant milks to your life is convenience. You can store boxed plant milks for a year or longer and you can store all the items that you  will need to make plant milks for just as long if not longer. This makes food creation fast so much easier. You can make smoothies, soups, cereals, baked goods, ice cream, desserts and so on. Also, making these items is super easy. There is no real skill required.

Once you make the any of the milks you will be so happy you ventured into this world of plant milks.

I also talk briefly about how cow’s milk is laden with chemicals, hormones, pus and antibiotics. You may want to watch some videos about the dairy industry and factory farming for added insights and information. It is truly a terrible industry and will aid you with the information needed to know what is really contained in dairy milk.

Most plant milks are 4 cups filtered water to 1 cup whatever you are making the milk from. But, remember the less water the richer and thicker the milk. To make it sweet you can add dates and or maple syrup. A pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon is also a nice little addition create a nice flavor.

I hope you explore the wonderful world of plant milks and venture into making it at home.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Episode 37: An Interview With The Bearded Vegans

Ep: 37 The Bearded Vegan Interview

Today’s episode sheds light on two men known as The Bearded Vegans. Their podcast has quite the following. These two men are passionate about life, about justice, about animal rights, people rights and the environment. They are musicians and foodies, they are health conscious, activists and they demonstrate the true meaning of living life.

Andy Tabar and Paul Steller are interesting guys with beautiful souls. I resonate with them on so many levels.

We discuss important quality of life measures such as caring for humanity, caring for animals, caring for our health and how we can all explore new ways to think about the food we eat and the animals we humans kill all for the pleasure of our taste buds.

We mention important groups like PETA at, The Food Empowerment Act at and Vegfests around the country that offer information and community.

It does not matter if you are vegan, vegetarian or eating the standard american diet, this podcast episode is for anyone wanting to listen to two beautiful people sharing important topics each week on The Bearded Vegan Podcast.

You can check Andy’s clothing line out at

Thank you for listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Robyne Hemingway


Episode 31: Plant Centered-Plant Based- Plant Diet

Ep: 31 Plant Centered, Plant based, Plant Diet

How to get more nutrition into your body so that you feel better and therefore have more quality of life.

We discuss some recipes, some reasons behind adding more fruits and veggies. We also go over a good starting list of veggies to add into your diet or to concentrate in adding more often into your diet.

I am happy you are interested in a better you.

Thank you for listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Robyne Hemingway

Episode 19: Going Plant Based and Or Vegan Or Plant Powered Or Plant Centered

Ep: 19  Going Plant Based and Or Vegan Or Plant Powered Or Plant Centered

Today’s Episode is for the beginner with eating plants, or adding more plants to what they eat now, becoming vegan or plant based or plant centered. This podcast is for the curious person thinking about changing their diet and it aims to help them transition.

It is for the person who is looking for a little motivation.

We mention a few recipe concepts that are easily found on the internet and you can check back here from time to time to find recipes mentioned in podcasts, here on this website.

We cover Italian, Mexican, Chinese and American standards in everyday living.

Thank you for listening

Robyne Hemingway