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Obsessed With Lauren Toyota And How She Is Influencing The World


In this episode, Lauren talks about the power of using your voice to change the world.  She shares how her experience being bullied forced her to tap into her inner strength. She explains why you have to take the time to foster and nourish it to have a strength to withstand the superficialness of social media.  Lauren reminds us to understand our why and purpose and to have a balance of being proud of your success while staying grounded and humble so you can keep propelling forward.  This episode is a sweet treat for you and it is stuffed with appetizing messages.  Lauren Toyota is a bestselling author, Youtuber, and vegan social media influencer with over 355k followers. What you will learn from this episode: 02:08 - What Lauren Toyota is Obsessed With 04:11 - How Lauren Became na Influencer 06:38 - Being Successful and Humble 10:26 - Building the Inner Voice 14:34 - Busting Social Media Validation 19:56 - Embracing Freedom and Creativity 24:48 - Facing Fear 26:19 - Lauren’s Lightning Round  Resources Mentioned Hot For Food All Day (Book)https://www.hotforfoodblog.com/hot-for-food-all-day Learn More About Lauren Toyota Website: https://www.laurentoyota.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hotforfoodblog Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotforfood/ See What Your Obsessed Girls Are Doing and Send Us Feedback! CROWN AND COMPASS | Linktree -  https://linktr.ee/crownandcompassgirls 


9 Jul 2021

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...Veganism with Lauren Toyota

Let's Talk About...

The STYLE Canada monthly theme for April is Sustainability so we're talking about VEGANISM with Lauren Toyota. Creator of vegan blog-turned-empire, Lauren has created a community, with her followers coming to know and expect the best vegan options from her - and she consistently meets their expectations!  Launching hot for food in 2014, Lauren has grown to incredible heights and has recently released another new cookbook that is packed with delicious plant-based recipes. For those unfamiliar with Lauren's work, these vegan recipes are not to be feared - she covers all of our favourite comfort foods including mac and cheese, burgers, tacos and even cheesecake! Elise sat down with Lauren to discuss the difference between plant-based and vegan lifestyles, how to use leftovers to create amazing new meals and what staples Lauren always has in her kitchen!  Grab a copy of Lauren's brand new book, Hot for Food All Day, for great recipes and unique ways of recreating old favourites from breakfast to dinner and everything in between! For more information, check out Lauren's blog, Instagram and YouTube channel. 


26 Apr 2021

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Hot for Food: Lauren Toyota - Making a Living as a YouTuber

Plant-Based Profits Show

Many of us love a salad, but let’s face it, a pizza tastes better. Fruit salad is delicious, but nothing quite hits the spot like chocolate fudge cake. Rewind ten, even five years ago and a vegan’s diet would mostly consist of salad, pitta bread, and houmous. Gone are the days where we’d pay $15 for a salad in a restaurant because that was the only option. When you think of mac and cheese, ramen, Philly cheesesteak, and fried chicken, do you think vegan? If not, now you can. Lauren Toyota has been shaking up the internet and what it means to be vegan, on her YouTube channel and blog, Hot for Food. On her channel, create and post impressive recipe videos, proving that everything can be made vegan. She is also uniting vegan and comfort foods in her first-of-its-kind cookbook. Lauren Toyota is a Canadian TV personality who has worked for nearly ten years in the broadcast industry. For Toyota, being on air from a young age was always a dream come true – presenting, producing, and editing. In Vancouver, she was a MuchMusic VJ, working alongside A-listers like Selena Gomez, Pitbull and Justin Bieber. Although the broadcast path gave her endless opportunities, like traveling the world, she later on decided on becoming a host and producer, and now works as a full-time YouTuber/Blogger. Lauren and her unique vegan recipes have been featured in Laika Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Clean Eating Magazine. She was also Food Network Canada’s first and only vegan blogger and contributor, regularly sharing exclusive recipes for Meatless Monday. For Toyota, being in the food industry almost seemed like her destiny. Even prior to becoming a vegan, she was always interested in modifying and experimenting with recipes. As a child, she had aspirations of being a chef and working in a restaurant. Although more casual and less glamourized than TV, Lauren says her social media platforms are for passionate food people to have an infinite resource of vegan recipes. In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Lauren Toyota reveals having hundreds of thousands of combined followers, fans, and subscribers, from YouTube to Twitter to Instagram. – making herself an inspirational, influential voice of a generation. Lauren speaks to the value of delicious vegan comfort food as a means by which to effectively encourage people to take the blinders off. We will also chat with Toyota about her journey from being a VJ to a YouTube star and, most recently, her brand new cookbook Hot for Food – All Day. Here is my conversation with Lauren Toyota! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS   LinkedIn- Lauren Toyota - https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurentoyota/   Facebook - Lauren Toyota - https://www.facebook.com/itslaurentoyota   Instagram – Lauren Toyota - https://www.instagram.com/laurentoyota/?hl=en   Twitter – Lauren Toyota - https://twitter.com/laurentoyota   Official Website – Lauren Toyota - https://www.laurentoyota.com/   Official Website – Hot for Food- https://www.hotforfoodblog.com/

1hr 29mins

18 Mar 2021

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Pearls of Wisdom – Lauren Toyota

Pearls of Wisdom by Cold Tea Collective

Cold Tea Collective’s Natasha Jung sat down with Lauren Toyota to discuss her career journey, racial identity, and the creative and business thought process behind recipe development. Visit Cold Tea Collective for excerpts of our interview. Producer & Host – Natasha JungAssociate Producer and Editor – Andy LeAssociate Producer – Wee Nie ThamGraphic Designer – Dylan Cobankiat


16 Mar 2021

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24 - hot for food all day with Lauren Toyota

Keep On Cookin'

LAUREN TOYOTA is the author of the best selling cookbook Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face. She’s been named one of Canada’s Most Influential Vegans (Impact Magazine) and has appeared on many National Television programs sharing her expertise for making vegan food fast and fun. Lauren’s YouTube channel, Instagram, and blog, hot for food, have amassed millions of views and devoted fans...."she also might be the sweetest person I have ever met" - Dustin HarderLauren Toyota: hotforfoodblog.com IG: @hotforfood / @laurentoyotaDustin Harder: veganroadie.com IG: @Theveganroadie David Rossetti: davidrossetti.com IG: @drossetti 

1hr 23mins

2 Mar 2021

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120 - Lauren Toyota - Vegans are people too!

Blood, Sweat & Tongs

This week Adam talks to Blogger and Youtuber Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food! From humble beginnings in Canada on Much Music (that's Canada's MTV, for you Yankees) she has blossomed into a powerhouse in the vegan comfort food community!  Every week Adam Heard talks to a prominent member of the food industry to discuss the behind the scenes world of food! Conversations are unfiltered, no holds bared and as personal as the guest will allow. Other recent and upcoming guests: David Rocco, Bob Kramer, Mary BErg, Chef Spencer Watts, Chef Massimo Capra, Chef Jon Rennie, Chef Taylor McMeekin, Chef George Man, Bob Blumer and more...

1hr 7mins

9 Feb 2021

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Conversations About Racism (with Lauren Toyota)

Conversations with Others

Lauren Toyota (YouTube Chef/Author/Hot For Food) and I sit down in conversation for an episode of her YouTube series Lauren IRL. We discuss doing the work of empowering and educating ourselves to unlearn what we as a planet have been taught about white supremacy, how systemic racism and violence against black bodies affects us all, and how the consistent work of decolonization by white people to create sustainable change is the only path to freedom. Tune into our frequency.  LAUREN TOYOTA IG @laurentoyota @hotforfood TWITTER @laurentoyota @hotforfood YOUTUBE Hot For Food Lauren IRL INSTAGRAM  @jeffreybchapman @conversationswithothers TWITTER @jeffreybchapman @CWOpodcast CONTACT conversationswithotherspodcast@gmail.com www.conversationswithothers.com OUTRO MUSIC "LOOKING FOR ANOTHER" BY BRITTANY ALLEN

1hr 7mins

14 Jul 2020

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Lauren Toyota // Hot for Food


Lauren Toyota is hot for food… as long as it’s vegan! She’s cooking up vegan love and bringing the increasingly popular lifestyle to food fans across the globe. Her knack for creating vegan versions of popular comfort foods like mac and cheese, burgers, caesar salad, and even cheesecake is helping to catapult the vegan lifestyle into the mainstream and proving that plant based diets are far from boring.  We chat about life + go deep into the meaning of it.

1hr 14mins

17 Jun 2020

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#14 - Living with Intent Featuring Author and Vegan Hot for Food Host Lauren Toyota

The Elements of Being Podcast

Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. So, what is this podcast specifically about? I examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that have steered writers, filmmakers, psychologists, and industry icons down their paths in life. Each episode is also a glimpse into the trends and patterns of human behavior and the underlying influences that navigate us into different directions. Whether we primarily focus on nutrition or the unconscious, guests share insights, thought-provoking lessons, the nuances of creativity, and the elements of being….us. I’m excited to share today’s episode with you. From YouTube to Twitter to Instagram, Lauren Toyota has hundreds of thousands of combined followers, fans, and subscribers. She seamlessly transitioned from close to 10 years as a television host and producer to an independent, self-made content producer.Every Wednesday, you can find Lauren sharing gourmet vegan comfort food recipes on the “hot for food” YouTube channel that now boasts nearly 473,000 subscribers and over 36 million channel views since launching in February of 2015. Her debut cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House) became a best seller and is available now wherever books are sold. Her second cookbook is set for release in February 2021. Among other accolades, Lauren Toyota was also named Canada's Most Influential Vegan by IMPACT magazine in 2017 and one of the Powerhouse Canadian Women Killing it in 2018 by Refinery29. In our interview, we covered everything from the mindset of a host to living with intent. Here’s what we specifically discussed: -The evolution of Lauren’s vegan philosophy, her cookbook, and “Hot for Food” YouTube channel-Managing personal and professional criticisms-How Lauren maintains her genuine connection with the art and science of cooking while serving the professional need to produce weekly-The challenges of managing the line between being genuine and sharing too much of your personal self-Being mindful of a growing audience without succumbing to the pressures of "It's never big enough”-Rising above failure-Checking in with your intuition and living with intent *** To learn more about Lauren Toyota, visit https://www.hotforfoodblog.com. You may also subscribe to her “Lauren in Real Life” and “Hot for Food” YouTube channels as well as Instagram (@hotforfood), Facebook (hot for food), and Twitter (@hotforfood). You can find her cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face wherever fine books are sold! *** Interested in sponsoring the podcast or being a guest? Please visit https://www.theelementsofbeing.com/psychology-podcast-contact-us. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/Itunes? It takes less than 60 seconds and other listeners and guests definitely appreciate them!


15 Jun 2020

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QUARANTINE BONUS (with Lauren Toyota)

Conversations with Others

Lauren Toyota (Hot For Food) joins me In This Special Bonus Episode. We discuss why I took time away from the podcast after season 1, ending toxic relationships and reclaiming your power, figuring out navigating partnership while in Quarantine together, finding balance while working from home, earning and building trust, animal conservation and the global expansion of the LAUREN TOYOTA IG @laurentoyota @hotforfood TWITTER @laurentoyota @hotforfood YOUTUBE Hot For Food INSTAGRAM  @jeffreybchapman @conversationswithothers TWITTER @jeffreybchapman @CWOpodcast CONTACT conversationswithotherspodcast@gmail.com www.conversationswithothers.com OUTRO MUSIC "LOOKING FOR ANOTHER" BY BRITTANY ALLEN In This Episode We Discuss: •Together We Rise •#MAYDAY Global Day of Meditation  •Tony Robbins •Michael Bernard Beckwith •Hot For Food •JBC What’s The Tee w RuPaul & Michelle Visage •Sounds True: Donna Eden •Donna Eden Daily Energy Routine •The Tapping Solution •Ishmael by Daniel Quinn •Vegan Comfort Classics 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face 

1hr 14mins

26 May 2020