#LunchBreakLIVE with the one and only Dominick Thompson, vegan athlete and entrepreneur who owns the clothing line Crazies and Weirdos and the nutrition line Eat What Elephants Eat! Dom is making his signature EWEE (Eat What Elephants Eat) bowl! Watch as Dominick tells us his compelling journey to veganism.
Dom began his transition to veganism almost 18 years ago when he was doing time in prison. He ran with the wrong crowd in Chicago and he ended up being convicted for his activities during that time. He used this time to think and remembered when he was a young boy and how he rejected eating chicken wings. He naturally felt empathy for the animal where the wings came from. He also stopped his friends from fighting their dogs or throwing rocks at animals. Instead, he persuaded his friends to rescue animals instead. He did what he describes as a “hard reset” during his time in prison, deciding not to sell drugs anymore, and he went vegetarian.
The bowl is full of good stuff. Spices and smoked tempeh give it extra flavor. Yum! There is no need to eat animals to be healthy and fit like Dom. Yes ladies and gentlemen you can build muscle and be strong like Dom with plants alone! Jane is in awe of Dom’s big vegan muscles. He proves that eating meat is not masculine. He’s fought the notion that eating meat makes you more of man. Dom explains that eating meat is outdated and completely unnecessary. He uses social media as his “weapon” to spread his message.
Dominick is changing the world with his business ventures. He has developed a successful vegan clothing line Crazies and Weirdos, and he has a meal planning plant-based nutrition program, Eat What Elephants Eat. Today, Dom shows us how he eats. Jane and Melissa Breslow help him in the kitchen. Dom makes his delicious vegan ranch dressing for the EWEE bowl. After the bowl is compiled, he covers it with his homemade vegan ranch dressing. This bowl looks too good to be true as he mixes it all together! Everyone loves the bowl and taste tester/cameraman Gregory Scott says that he is convinced after tasting the bowl and seeing Dom, that he can eat and live this way too! Sign up today for the program on the Eat What Elephants Eat website and get access to this recipe and so many more!
Photos courtesy of Jane Velez-Mitchell.
Dom’s EWEE Bowl Recipe!
1 Japanese sweet potato
3/4 tsp of maple syrup