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Podcast #6: Cardio vs. Weight Training

It was about time that we (Sarah and I) recorded a fitness-oriented podcast and since this is a topic we both argue about often, we thought it only appropriate to make our sixth episode of the “Jacked on the Beanstalk Podcast” all about weight training vs. cardio and the benefits/disadvantages to both. On this episode, we’re sharing […]

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Podcast #5: Mother’s Day Special: An Interview with My Own Mom

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d share a little interview with our own mother: Nora Shorkey. For this “special” podcast episode, we ask our mom to discuss what it was like raising two young (then) vegetarian daughters and why she always seemed so confident in herself and her body (at least to us […]

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Podcast #3: My Half-Assed Attempt at “Minimalism”

Today’s podcast episode ended up being our most fun, fave episode thus far.  I suppose that’s not saying much seeing as we’re only recorded three episodes but nevertheless, we had a lot of fun recording this one.  And apparently we have a lot to say on “minimalism” despite us not actually being “minimalists.” I’m actually […]

Podcast #2: Perfectionism & Building Courage not Confidence

Today’s podcast is all about “perfectionism” and how we gotta get out of this “perfectionist mindset” that is essentially ruining our progress and overall well-being.  And rather than trying to be a confident person, we need to first master how to be a courageous person and a pursuer of excellence rather than a pursuer of […]

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Tofu Bocconcini Salad: The ULTIMATE Vegan Meathead Salad

Do you ever have one of those awesome recipe creation moments where you think “Good Lord I am THE most brilliant and ingenious person on Earth!?!?”  I do all the time.  And today was one of ’em. Today, I created a surprisingly rich-tasting AND delicious, high protein vegan bodybuilding meal that was both low in calories AND […]

Podcast #1: Jealousy & Unhealthy Comparisons to Others

Welcome to the very first Jacked on the Beanstalk Podcast Episode! How exciting, eh?! It’s kind of a long and boring one perhaps.  But that’s only because I wanted to kick it off properly with an intro and the backstory as to why I’m (Sam Shorkey) launching into the podcast world. Long story short, in […]

From Meat Eater to Vegan: How a Woman Beat 435,000 Entrants and Won’s 2015 $200,000 Transformation Challenge Following a Plant-Based Diet

The Inside Scoop on how my Vegan Client Beat 435,000 Contestants and Won’s $200,000 Transformation Challenge

With the new year upon us and everyone embracing a “new year, new me” mentality, I thought it perfect timing to share one of my favourite client success stories and more importantly, dish out my biggest and best-kept vegan coaching secrets as to how exactly I helped one of my clients go from meat eater to […]


Prep-Friendly, Super Healthy Veggie Burgers

Can you believe I’ve been running this vegan bodybuilding blog for more than four years and yet I’ve NEVER posted a veggie burger recipe EVER?! Talk about a major faux-pas to faux-meat lovers everywhere! Well I don’t know what took me so damn long and I’m truly sorry to all of my clients who’ve been asking […]

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