Why become Vegan? Lets ask Ted.


Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Ted is one of the founding members of the Richmond Restaurant Group, a company that continues to thrive especially with their latest offering of The Daily Kitchen & Bar, a project for which he has great passion. He even moved himself and his family back to Virginia, from Manhattan Beach just to be part of this undertaking. Two years later, he and his family have made their way back to LA. The SoCal lifestyle just seems to call to his soul.

Ted, however, wasn’t always a health nut. After living a somewhat toxic lifestyle well into his 30’s, he hit the switch, turned it all around (about 10 years ago) and started on a quest to optimal health. This quest has led him to adopting a whole food, plant based diet which he feels is the healthiest, most sustainable / earth friendly and most compassionate. He shares his journey on his blog, ZenFANS.com. The acronym stands for Fitness, Adventure, Nutrition & Spirituality.

If not playing with his 5 year old, Grace, you will most often find Ted surfing, stand up paddling, hiking, biking, doing yoga or at a juice bar or a vegan cafe. He is quite passionate about fitness and plant based nutrition and lives the life he promotes.

Ted’s Two Favorite Meals: Curried Lentil Bowl and Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos 

Ted’s Favorite Protein Powders :Sunwarrior Classic “Chocolate   ”Vega All in One Nutritional Shake l “Vanilla Chai”

Ted’s Favorite Green Drink is super energizing! Try it today and get totally psyched for your day.

Ted and the Blondes favorite cooking class is Matthew Kenny’s Culinary School.Go check them out and take a class in person or online. You won’t regret it!!

If I lived in Southern Cali, my goal would be to hang out with Ted every day. He is passionate, kind, and most of all….inspirational. I feel much gratitude that we have met and look forward to my next visit back to Manhattan Beach! Gotta meet the wife and kid anyway. :)

Catch you later….Right on,

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3 comments on Why become Vegan? Lets ask Ted.

  1. Rachel
    04/23/2015 at 4:22 pm (4 years ago)

    TIff this is awesome. So inspiring that Ted wasn’t “born” a health nut! There is hope for all of us, no matter our age, to turn it all around at anytime! You guys are awesome, I hope to meet Ted either at the Daily or in California soon!

  2. Tiffany Tatom
    04/23/2015 at 6:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I guess we will have to plan a trip….hehe

  3. Ted
    04/23/2015 at 6:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for including me! Love knowing we’re on similar paths. Would love to continue the wellness dialogue when you come back to SoCal. Hope to see you soon.

    Peace & plants,



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