Erica Liu Williams, Founder of Gr8nola

Episode 11: an interview with Erica Liu Williams, Founder of Gr8nola.

Learn more about Gr8nola on:

Their website

Instagram (Their feed is gorgeous)

Facebook

 

Lillian Zhao, Founder of Further Food

Interview with Lillian Zhao, the founder of Further Food.

A few months ago, Further Food reached out to me and asked if I’d like to be part of their affiliate program. I’d never tried collagen, and I was definitely intrigued. I did some research and decided to try it out. So I joined the affiliate program and began using the product, but I still wanted to learn more about collagen. And who better to ask than the company’s founder, Lillian Zhao?

Further Food

When I emailed the company to request an interview, I honestly didn’t think I’d get a response, just because they are so popular. To my surprise and delight, I received an affirmative reply. So a couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Lillian and hearing first hand her passion for her business.

This interview is not sponsored in any way by Further Food (if anything I would pay Lillian to talk to me!), but if you are interested in trying the product, you can use the code primarilyplants10 for 10% off your order.

If you’d like to learn more about Further Food, you can find them:

On their website

On Instagram

On Facebook

If you have feedback about the show and/or suggestions for future guests, you can leave a review on iTunes, email me at primarilyplantsblog@gmail.com, or fill out this contact form.

 

If you enjoyed this episode, you’ll also love:

Episode 3: Sundara Clark, Founder of Vixen Kitchen

Episode 5: Molly Alliman, Founder of Balance by Molly

Episode 7: Elaine Hayes, Founder of MNT Studio

Jenny Eu, Founder of Three Trees Almondmilk

Conversation with Jenny Eu, the founder of Three Trees Almondmilk:

  • In the episode, Jenny and I talk about:
    • How her grandmother influenced her outlook on health.
    • The top three values she keeps in mind when running her business.
    • And her own day to day wellness philosophy.

You can learn more about Three Trees Almondmilk:

On their website

On Instagram

On Facebook

And maybe in a store near you!

If you enjoyed this episode, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, let me know on Instagram, or tell a friend! And if you have any feedback as far as what you would like to see more of on the show, please let me know!

Episode 8: Cynthia Samanian of Confetti Kitchen

Episode 8: Cynthia Samanian of Confetti Kitchen

Cynthia is the founder of Confetti Kitchen, a recipe website and event business that encourages people to use simple food as a platform to create meaningful connections.

In the episode, Cynthia and I discuss:

Using positive language to talk about food

The importance of simple, accessible recipes

How small details can make a huge impact

And much more.

 

You can learn more about CK:

On their website: https://www.confettikitchen.com/

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confettikitchen/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confettikitchen

And if you enjoyed this episode, leave a review on iTunes and/or let me know on Instagram!

Episode 7: Elaine Hayes, MNT Studio

Episode 7: Elaine Hayes, MNT Studio

Elaine is the founder of a fitness studio called MNT, which stands for Move, Nourish, Transform. As the name suggests, the studio has a very comprehensive approach to wellness.

In the interview, Elaine and I discuss the friendly, welcoming atmosphere she has created at MNT, and I really believe that the community is what sets the studio apart.

The workouts themselves are so much fun and just the right amount of challenging, but its definitely the upbeat, positive instructors that truly make MNT special.

You can learn more about MNT:

On their website: http://mntstudio.co/

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mntstudio/

And if you enjoyed this episode, leave a review on iTunes and/or let me know on Instagram!

Episode 5: Molly Alliman of Balance by Molly

Episode 5: Molly Alliman of Balance by Molly

Episode 5: Molly Alliman of Balance by Molly

First of all, Molly is just the coolest. You might already know this, and I thought she was pretty incredible even before we sat down to have this conversation, but everything I learned about her life and her business during this interview showed me exactly how inspiring she is. I think it’s something you really have to hear for yourself, but here’s a little sneak peek of what we talked about…

How a serious illness inspired Molly to begin her wellness journey.

What it takes to grow a following + community on Instagram (and what it’s like to bring that community offline).

And the importance of trusting yourself, both in business and in life overall.

Connect with Molly…

On the web: https://www.balancebymolly.com

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shakethatmarshmallow/

If you liked the episode, I would so appreciate if you would subscribe and rate it on iTunes or Stitcher, tell a friend, and/or share on social media. If you have any feedback or if there are any companies you think I should feature, feel free to let me know.

Episode 4: Sarah Bacon of Nourish Cafe

Episode 4: Sarah Bacon of Nourish Cafe

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Sarah Bacon, the co-founder of one of my favorite cafes in San Francisco, to discuss:

How and why she and her friend Brighton decided to start Nourish Cafe

Making the switch from her corporate job to working at Nourish full-time.

Her personal favorite menu items

And much more!

Learn more about Sarah and Nourish Cafe…

On the web: http://www.nourishcafesf.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nourishcafesf/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nourishcafesanfran/

If you liked the episode, I would so appreciate if you would subscribe and rate it on iTunes or Stitcher, tell a friend, and/or share on social media. If you have any feedback or if there are any companies you think I should feature, feel free to let me know.

Episode 3: Sundara Clark of Vixen Kitchen

Episode 3: Sundara Clark of Vixen Kitchen, a paleo, vegan gelato company:

  • In the interview, we talk about:
    • What inspired Sundara to start Vixen Kitchen
    • Bridging the gap between the paleo and vegan communities with gelato
    • Raising children to be healthy, intuitive eaters
    • Growing a wellness-focused business in Northern California/the Bay Area

Learn more about Vixen Kitchen on their:

Website: http://vixenkitchen.co/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vixenkitchen.co/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vixenkitchen

If you liked the episode, I would so appreciate if you would subscribe and rate it on iTunes or Stitcher, tell a friend, and/or share on social media. If you have any feedback or if there are any companies you think I should feature, feel free to let me know.

Episode 2: Sadie Scheffer of Bread SRSLY

The history of gluten free, allergy friendly sourdough bread company Bread SRSLY with founder Sadie Scheffer:

For the 2nd episode of the Brains Behind the Brands Podcast (find episode 1 here), I had the pleasure of talking with Sadie Scheffer, founder of Bread SRSLY. As you will see, her cheerful personality is infectious and the story of her business is fascinating. Talking to Sadie was such a pleasure, and I can’t wait to share this interview with you.

  • In the interview, we talk about:
    • Why Sadie moved to San Francisco (it involves a boy….!)
    • Why she fell in love with gluten free baking.
    • How she discovered her own food intolerances.
    • And so much more!

Learn more about Bread SRSLY on their:

Website: http://www.breadsrsly.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breadsrsly/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BreadSRSLY/

Bread SRSLY

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Episode 1: Todd Masonis of Dandelion Chocolate

The story of Dandelion Chocolate with co-founder Todd Masonis:

Todd Masonis is the co-founder and CEO of Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory located in San Francisco, CA.

Chocolate is one of my all-time favorite treats, but before conducting this interview (and tasting some of their chocolate) I really hadn’t understood the unique flavor different beans bring to a chocolate bar. Because Dandelion Chocolate is only made with cacao beans and organic cane sugar, the true chocolate flavors are the stars of the show. Due to this, the bars are incredibly delicious and completely different than any chocolate I’ve ever had before.

In the episode we discuss:

A typical workday at the Dandelion Chocolate cafe (aka Willy Wonka factory/candyland for grown ups)

Where and why Todd started making chocolate

How Dandelion sources their beans

To learn more, visit:

Their website: https://www.dandelionchocolate.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionChocolate/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dandelionchocolate/

If you liked the episode, I would so appreciate if you would subscribe and rate it on itunes, tell a friend, and/or share on social media. If you have any feedback or if there are any companies you think I should feature, feel free to let me know!