Interview With Kristin Lajeunesse of ‘Will Travel For Vegan Food’

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If you’ve been following me for any time at all, you’ve probably already figured out that I really, really love books. And adventures. Oh, and food, too. Combine those three things and you’ve got [my idea of] a perfect weekend, but more notably, you get “Will Travel for Vegan Food,” the highly-anticipated memoir chronicling the life-changing journey of blogger and food enthusiast, Kristin Lajeunesse, as she attempts to eat her way across the country! Sounds like a dream trip, doesn’t it?!
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I recently had the privilege of asking Kristin a few questions about her trip, the book, her take on veganism and her advice for fellow dream-chasers and am excited to share her responses with you!:

Jenerous Helpings: What three words would you use to best describe your trip?
Kristin Lajeunesse: Intense. Enlightening. Life-changing. 

JH: What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?
KL: Vegan Treats‘ Peanut Butter Bomb.  
*Side note: I’ve had VT’s PB Bomb, also, and I’d have to say that it ranks near the top of my list, too! Actually, anything from Vegan Treats is ridiculously delicious! Put this place on your bucket list ASAP!

JH: What have you found to be the biggest misconception about vegan food?
KL: That it’s all the same or difficult to find.

JH: Why should people read your book?
KL: If you enjoy true stories about extreme lifestyle change, inspiration, and going after the things you want most in life (with a mix of drama, sexy times, sad times, and food porn) then I think you’d dig it.
JH: What do you think is in store for the future of vegan food?
KL: I believe we’ll continue to see large corporations jumping on board to produce their own versions of popular vegan foods. For example, a dairy company owns the Silk brand, and another large company that invests in meat products purchased a plant-based meat company at the end of last year. Large companies go where the money is and food is very clearly, steadily trending vegan.

JH: What’s one thing you learned about veganism that you didn’t know before your trip?
KL: The vegan community is extremely supportive and (as a whole) amazingly kind.

JH: Can we look forward to a global edition next?!
KL: Absolutely! There will likely not be a living-in-a-vehicle situation next time. However, I’d love to take the trip internationally, and as a TV show version (vs. a blog version). 

JH: What advice would you give someone with big dreams, who is unsure of how to make them reality?
KL: Start where you are. Start before you’re ready.

Whether you’re vegan or not, Kristin is someone you should know about and connect with. She’s smart, funny and incredibly inspirational. I’m especially drawn to her business and lifestyle coaching offerings for entrepreneurs and those seeking to turn their passions into their life’s work. Kristin’s own passion and enthusiasm for helping others shines brightly in everything she does and it’s hard not to be moved by the insight she has to offer.

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And if all that other stuff is not exactly your cup of tea, you should follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, anyway, for some drool-worthy food pics! Just stay off her social media pages if you’re hungry, though, because her food pics WILL MAKE YOU DROOL ALL OVER YOUR KEYBOARD. Trust me.

wtfvfood collage

I told you so!

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me, Kristin! I can’t wait to bury my nose in a copy of your book and experience your journey for myself!

Who has read “Will Travel for Vegan Food?” I’m anxious to know what you thought of it!


One thought on “Interview With Kristin Lajeunesse of ‘Will Travel For Vegan Food’

  1. The pictures of the food made me very hungry. I really want to go to a vegan/vege place with you guys.

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