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Alex Tran


Candice Hutchings, the face of “The Edgy Veg”, is on a journey to revolutionize how we think about food, eco-conscious living, and feminism. She is the author of “The Edgy Veg: 138 Carnivore-Approved Vegan Recipes”, a delicious cookbook that delivers vegan recipes with attitude and comedy. Edgy by nature, Candice uses her YouTube channel, food blog, and Instagram pages to disrupt the vegan community with her candid and humorous take on activism not only for animals and food built differently, but also mental health, the environment, and female empowerment.

Company Profiles

What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why?

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
Enders Game by Orson Scott
Card Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

When You Feel Overwhelmed Or Unfocused, Or Have Lost Your Focus Temporarily, What Do You Do?

I take a walk or nap!

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Let go of what you cannot influence or control.

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — what would it say and why?

"You are the product of the choices you make"

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?

My favorite failure was not becoming a social worker due to my criminal past. Well I am a successful blogger now and a marketing guru.

What is the most significant thing that someone much younger than yourself has taught you?

Be kind to yourself and that I am still young! This is after telling them I feel old.

Tell us about your business. What does it do and what value do you add?

I am a blogger and freelance marketer.

Where do you see your industry in the next 5 years?

Hrmm very competitive and melding with advancing technology.

What is a 'hack' you have for success that most people don't know about?

I know how to invest my money. Never leave money in the bank, it loses value.

What one song can you listen to every day non-stop?

La vie en rose by Edith Piaf

How has Covid-19 changed your industry?

It has definitely increased my business! More people are coming to my site to look for advice.

What's your favourite colour?


What popular celebrity do you admire the most and why?

hrmmm joaquin phoenix...he's vegan!

What's something exciting you're currently working on/learning that only a few people know about?

Software Development

Are you vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or something else entirely?

Flexitarian! I celebrate meat mondays.

What's your star sign?


What Purchase Of $100 Or Less Has Most Positively Impacted Your Life In The Last Six Months?

My Jaybird wireless earphones SO AMAZING!

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

Accepting and making toxic relationships work.

What's your favourite vegan meal?

Vegan pastas! I love celery, lemon, capers, olive oil, salt and pepper in my pastas.

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?


When did you first become a rebel?

I've been a rebel since I was born. Im always going against the grain.

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

College is not the only means to an end. Create a life that you feel brings you value and joy. Do not fit into a mold if it makes you unhappy.

What careers advice would you give to your 21-year old self?

Buy more bitcoin. Use that bitcoin to buy homes and live off RE income.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

I would like to become a software developer.

Tell us about someone you admire and why you admire them?

I admire my aunt. She selflessly took us in when we were younger.

What is a useful skill someone could learn in one minute?

Classic gas by Mason Williams

What is the most surprising thing you've seen in your industry?

Sex sells...go figure

How has Covid-19 changed your company?

It has allowed me to work more efficiently from home.

What's your favourite holiday destination?


What one thing in life do you consider to be overrated?

Overworking, do the bare minimum and if you exceed, ask for more money. you are worth it.

What's your favourite vegetable?

Napa cabbage

What are you NOT Very Good at?

Sticking to one task. I am a multi tasker.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Peanut butter noodles!

About the Author


Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).