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PYP 133: Kathy Hester on Beans, Oats, Slow Cookers, and Just Having Fun

kathy-hesterKathy Hester is the author of five vegan cookbooks (more if you count the Halloween ebook), including the new Easy Vegan Cookbook: Make Home Healthy Cooking Practically Effortless and OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From This Humble, Heart-Healthy Grain.

I discovered to my delight that she's also a neighbor, and now, after a lunch date, an interview, and a family dinner gathering to which she brought an amazing dessert, she's become a friend.

Usually, I scribble notes during these interviews to make it easier to write these show notes. It's harder when my guest is live in the studio (by which I mean my office with a few hundred dollars of recording equipment, most of which I can run only on the most rudimentary level).

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And when my guest is Kathy Hester, I just sit back and enjoy the conversation and forget to take notes at all.

So rather than go back and listen to the whole thing again (which I could do, but it's Friday and I have three upcoming events to which nobody has RSVP'ed yet, and I've gotta do something about that), I'll just tell you that the conversation was a blast.

It included:

  • becoming a food “mad scientist” due to 1970s “food in a box” culture
  • having a dog as a best friend, and needing to pet baby animals
  • having Republic parents and donating all her money to the Democratic party when she was 9
  • a French horn (or was it a tuba or a Sousaphone?)
  • New Orleans
  • learning to cook as a poor student feeding other poor students
  • developing recipes
  • crock pots and pressure cookers
  • and so much more… (maybe listeners can share bullet points to comments, and I'll add in the ones that ring a bell 🙂

Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.

Links

HealthySlowCooking.com

Kathy's amazon.com author page

The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening – the book I'm going to try out

Music

The Plant Yourself Podcast theme music, “Dance of Peace (Sabali Don),” is generously provided by Will Ridenour, a kora player from North Carolina who has trained with top Senegalese musicians.

It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.

You can learn about Will, listen to more tracks, and buy music on his website, WillRidenour.com.

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Music

The Plant Yourself Podcast theme music, “Dance of Peace (Sabali Don),” is generously provided by Will Ridenour, a kora player from North Carolina who has trained with top Senegalese musicians.

It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.

You can learn about Will, listen to more tracks, and buy music on his website, WillRidenour.com.

Gratitudes

Thanks to Plant Yourself podcast patrons – Kim Harrison – Lynn McLellan – Brittany Porter – Dominic Marro – Barbara Whitney – Tammy Black – Amy Good – Amanda Hatherly – Mary Jane Wheeler – Ellen Kennelly – Melissa Cobb – Rachel Behrens – Tina Scharf – Tina Ahern – Jen Vilkinofsky – David Byczek – Michele X – Elspeth Feldman – Leah Stolar – Allan Kristensen – Colleen Peck – Michele Landry – Jozina – Sara Durkacs – Kelly Cameron – Janet Selby – Claire Adams – Tom Fronczak – Jeannette Benham – Gila Lacerte – David Donohue – Blair Seibert – Doron Avizov – Gio and Carolyn Argentati – Jodi Friesner – Mischa Rosen – Michael Worobiec – AvIvA Lael – Alicia Lemus – Val Linnemann – Nick Harper – Bandana Chawla – Molly Levine – The Inscrutable Harry R – Susan Laverty the Panda Vegan – Craig Covic – Adam Scharf – Karen Bury – Heather Morgan – Nigel Davies – Marian Blum – Teresa Kopel – Julian Watkins – Brid O'Connell – Shannon Herschman – Linda Ayotte – Holm Hedegaard – Isa Tousignant – Connie Haneline – Erin Greer – Alicia Davis – Heather O'Connor – Carollynne Jensen – Sheri Orlekoski of Plant Powered for Health – Karen Smith – Scott Mirani – Karen and Joe Crabtree – Kirby Burton – Theresa Carrell – Kevin Macaulay – Elizabeth Rothschild – Ann Jesse – Sheryl Dwyer – Jenny Hazelton – Peter W Evans – Dennis Bird – Darby Kelly – Lori Fanney – Linnea Lundquist – Emily Iaconelli – Levi Wallach – Rosamonde McAtee – Dan Pokorney – Stephen Leinin – Patty DeMartino – Mike and Donna Kartz – Deanne Bishop – Bilberry Elf – Marjorie Lewis – Tricia Adams – Nancy Sheldon – Lindsey Bashore – Gunn Marit Hagen – Tracey Gulledge – Lara Hedin – Meg from Mamasezz – Stacey Stokes – Ben Savage – Michael K – David Hughes -Coni Rodgers – Claire England – Sally Robertson – Parham Ganchi – Amy Dailey – Brian Tourville – Mark Jeffrey Johnson – Josie Dempsey – Caryn Schmitt – Pamela Hayden – Emily Perryman – Allison Corbett – Richard Stone – Lauren Vaught of Edible Musings – Erin Hastey – Sean Owens – Sagar Naik – Erika Piedra – Danielle Roberts – Michael Leuchten – Sarah Johnson – Katharine Floyd – Meryl Fury – for your generous support of the podcast.

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1 comment on “PYP 133: Kathy Hester on Beans, Oats, Slow Cookers, and Just Having Fun

  1. Thank You says:

    Howard, Thank You for another information packed podcast. Keep them coming 🙂

    Thank You

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