Lily Diamond (@lilydiamond) is the woman behind the beautiful Kale & Caramel blog, where she shares fresh, creative recipes, travel tips, and more. Her cookbook, Kale & Caramel: Recipes for Body, Heart, and Table features 80 vegetarian and vegan recipes created around various herbs and flowers. She’s also a beautiful writer and she’s really, really smart (she might not tell you this, but she went to Yale).
Lily spent the first few years of her life on a California commune (basically, a cult—we get into this in the episode!) before moving to Maui, where she lived a mango-studded version of a paradise. She grew up relying on natural healing—and then her mother got sick from cancer, challenging all of the beliefs Lily had been raised with.
In this episode, we discuss what made Lily become vegan—and what made her stop; her process of moving through grief and how her mother’s death changed her life; how to use plants and essential oils for healing; her self-love and self-acceptance journey; and so much more.
For every episode of the Healthier Together podcast, there will be a corresponding giveaway and a challenge based on some of the guest’s shared wisdom—one week we might meditate, and another we might try a new skincare routine or tweak our diets, all in the name of actually getting healthier together (versus just listening to a podcast). Come join in (and enter to win!) on Instagram @lizmoody, or using the hashtag #htpodcast.
Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.