Home, Health, and Healing with Todo Verde Founder, Jocelyn Ramirez


Todo Verde founder, Jocelyn Ramirez, is a vegan cook, yoga instructor, and advocate for healthy food access in her community. In this process, she noticed the disproportion of healthy food options in the LA area after years of driving across town in search of healthier food for her and her family.

She founded Todo Verde in 2015 with a mission to create delicious and healthy plant-based food options inspired by familiar flavors using Mexican and South American ingredients. Todo Verde's menu includes local, fresh, and organically grown ingredients from local small businesses, farmers, and a mission based food purchasing cooperative.

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"It’s really powerful to be able to feed myself and my family that going to make us healthy." - Jocelyn Ramirez

In this episode we chat with Todo Verde Founder, Jocelyn Ramirez about how learning about food and creating her own changed her life. Jocelyn talks about how you can secure self regulation and how food can bring healing.

“It’s really powerful to be able to feed myself and my family and make us healthy. We see folks who gather around food. Looking at that, it feels great to share that within your community.”

Jocelyn goes on to discuss how food and vegan food, specifically, doesn’t have to be a class thing. She then gives her easy How-Tos on how to migrate toward a vegan lifestyle:

“I would say minimize meat and dairy. Just try a plant based diet for a few days a week. Then you’ll start to decolonize your diet.”

Audrey and Yvette talk about how they’re upbringing around food, their inner foodie, and seek answers to their many vegan questions.

"If you're not planning to succeed, then you're planning to fail!" - Audrey Bellis

Other fun things Jocelyn mentioned: Omnivore's Dilemma, Cocina House, and Eastside Cafe

This episode, Brown Girls Rising Episode 04, can be found at BrownGirlsRising.com or on iTunes.

This episode was recorded in sunny Downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA.