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Welcome everyone to my new podcast, Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano.  This podcast will feature in-depth interview with plant-based celebs, politicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, influencers, environmentalists, doctors, chefs, animal activists and so much more!  I am dedicated to exploring how certain individuals are making the world a better place for themselves, those around them, our environment and our animals through their food choices, practices and businesses. I really do believe that if we change what we eat, we change the world! Join me in my kitchen as I dish with the movers and shakers who are doing just that!

Oct 29, 2019

What’s the BEST plant-based ingredient to cook with?  It is the one that has paved the way for the plant-based revolution that we have today. Dan Curtin, CEO of Field Roast and Lightlife, joins me on the pod to discuss my all-time favorite product: Tempeh. In addition, as Lifelights celebrates 40 years, we dish on the history and the future of the plant-based foodie movement! 

The most unprocessed you can get in the soy family, I use this organic product as a base for all my “Meat” dishes: Pasta Bolognese, Stuffed Peppers, Lasagna and more.  All of these recipes, which are available at, are PERFECT dishes for the holidays. Lightlife tempeh, when seasoned and sautéed, makes a perfect meat base – if you are craving that kind of thing or if you want recipes that you grew up on, but without the meat. Plus, dishes like my plant-based Lasagna and Stuffed Peppers and are perfect for cooking for a group because they all freeze well. 

And if you don’t feel like cooking, Field Roast’s Roast is also pretty delicious and, relatively speaking, a healthy alternative. Dig into this interview for some juicy inspiration!