NMP#42: Vegan Social Challenges with Adee

Download the free podcast:

Sometimes being vegan can create some awkward moments. I invited my daughter, Adee, to be on the Namely Marly Podcast to talk about vegan social challenges, especially as they apply to a 14-year old vegan. If you love discussions about vegan or plant-based diets, listen in as I talk to Rachel Hutchins as we talk about Autoimmune Disease and a Plant-Based Diet. Or you can listen as I talk about Plant-Based Food Love with Tess Challis.

Marly and Adee on the Namely Marly Podcast talking about Vegan Social Challenges

Look at the two of us! Can you see why I invited her to be on the podcast with me? Adee and I are like two peas in a pod. In that picture we’re at the Indigo Girls Concert in downtown Kansas City. Adee an her boyfriend, Joe, came along with me and my life-long friend Rheta.

Adee and I have a discussion about vegan diets, particularly vegan social challenges. There are more than you might think, and being able to understand them can help you prepare.

But vegan social challenges aside, we also talk about other things, like Adee’s tendency to reach for Dr. Pepper in moments of stress. She’s found a Kombucha substitute that she goes for instead (see the link below). With all I’m reading about related to refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, I’m so glad she’s making that transition.

All in all, this is a discussion between two passionate vegans, living in the midwest, and making the best of every day. We hope you love it!

Our goal at Namely Marly is to provide you with inspiring resources to take on a vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and inspired, energetic life. We hope today’s interview about the Vegan Social Challenges has been helpful and informative.

Go be your best you!

Featured Content – Vegan Social Challenges

Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Adee:

  • How Adee became vegetarian at the age of 7
  • Why Adee transitioned from vegetarian to vegan
  • Adee’s tendency to crave Dr. Pepper in moments of stress
  • What’s was like to be a vegan in a midwest high school
  • Marly talks about the article by Moby on the amount of water that’s used to produce meat
  • We discuss the environmental benefits of being vegan
  • We talk about vegan cheese, and how we’re anticipating Julie Piatt’s new book

Here are some of the references from this Vegan Social Challenges episode:


  • Learn about future Namely Marly Podcast episodes, recipes, and thoughts on living an inspired life by subscribing to the Namely Marly newsletter. Just add your email in the subscribe section at the bottom of this page. You’ll be glad you did!
  • Check out the other Namely Marly Podcast episodes.

Subscribe to the Show & Feedback

Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the podcast episodes by heading on over to iTunes to subscribe to the Namely Marly Podcast. While you’re there, provide a review and rating is a great way to help other podcast listeners find the Namely Marly podcast too!

That’s it for today’s podcast. As always, thanks so much for joining in the discussion!

This post may have affiliate links. See our full disclosure for more information.

2 Responses to NMP#42: Vegan Social Challenges with Adee

  1. Great episode! I just found these podcasts today when I was looking for the link to the Chopped Academy podcasts – which I haven’t listened to in ages. As a fellow vegan blogger, and vegan for almost 20 years, there were so many things that resonated with me. Being vegan can be tough and lonely if you aren’t surrounded by other vegans (which I’m not). So it was nice to hear a conversation that sounded a lot like me (from both of you), when I needed to distract myself from things going on in my life. I’m so glad that you started this podcast, I will be back to hear more…

    • Willow! Thanks so much for your comment. It means a lot to know there are others on the same page. I live in Missouri (the heart of beef country) so it can feel isolating at times. I’m always so excited every time I see more vegan products available at everyday stores…a sign of changing times. We will be doing more podcasts soon. I have one coming up that I love!


Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.