Flavors of the Caribbean and Getting Real About Living Vegan With Jenna Wends of Jenna’s Plant Base

Episode 199
31m | Nov 9, 2022

Jenna is a content creator and recipe developer that makes Caribbean-style vegan food and eye-catching video recipes. She shares creative vegan meal ideas that reflect her Caribbean/Jamaican background.

If you follow Jenna on Instagram, you know that she creates high-energy, high-quality recipe videos with food that looks so good it will inspire you to get in the kitchen right away. During this conversation, she shares some behind the scenes of how she creates her content, what her process looks like, and how she manages life as a content creator. We also reflect on how working on vacation can be a challenge and what Jenna has done to make it work for her. 

Check out the blog post for this episode here

In this episode we cover:

  • Growing up with a large family and learning to cook from a young age
  • Managing life as a content creator, finding time for self care, and how to balance work with vacation time
  • What Jenna loves to eat as a high protein vegan
  • The method of cooking tofu that changed Jenna’s perspective
  • Veganism vs plant based
  • The process of veganizing different aspects of your life and how everyone’s life looks different
  • How Jenna’s large Caribbean/Jamaican family responded to her going vegan and whether or not they enjoy her vegan cooking
  • Transitioning to vegan from a heavy meat diet and how to safely increase calories with vegan foods
  • The importance of not being hard on yourself during your transition to veganism
  • Tips and unpopular opinions for new vegans 

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