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Best Vickie Velasquez podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Vickie Velasquez podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Summertime…and the living is easy — except that, down here in the blazing heat of south Texas, going outdoors can be rough. Sounds like the perfect time for a virtual vegan picnic! We asked our friends in our closed Facebook group, The Peas and Carrots Society, to let us know what they’d be bringing. In this episode of the podcast, we’re going to s…
 
What Does “Intentional Living” Mean? Do you ever have days when you feel like a pinball bouncing around, unfocused? I know I can feel like that sometimes. That’s where understanding what it means to “live intentionally” can really help you create the focus you need. In this episode of the podcast we welcome Jen Rao of Clear Your Life. Clear Your Li…
 
Yes, it’s true. Vegetarian and vegan food is often thought of as tasteless, bland, and generally “no-fun” by people who might not know any better. But we know differently! That’s why we’ve put together this guide to vegan and vegetarian seasonings to help you add some spice to your dishes…and your life! You can listen to us discuss our favorite veg…
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re pleased to welcome Callee Ackland of Hippie Haven, the first zero-waste store in South Dakota. We’re going to talk to Callee about what a “zero-waste” store is and about the mission at Hippie Haven, whose vendors are 70% women-owned. Who Is Callee Ackland? Callee Ackland is the owner of Bestowed …
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we are pleased to welcome Laura Theodore, a.k.a., The Jazzy Vegetarian. We’re EXTRA excited about having Laura on the show because she was one of our inspirations for creating The Vegetarian Zen podcast. Many of you know that we started Vegetarian Zen as a place for people to feel comfortable asking qu…
 
Travel is very limited these days, but there are certainly still opportunities for us to support our local businesses. In this episode of the podcast, we welcome Benjamin Hagerty and Brianne Nemiroff of the blog It’s Bree and Ben; Live and Travel Kindly. Ben and Bree discuss their travels, which focus on learning about plant-based cuisine on the ro…
 
A plant-based diet can be a POWERFUL tool to help you manage your diabetes. But did you know that it can even help you reverse it? A few weeks ago, Larissa had a bit of a scare with her blood sugar levels shooting up. Because she can’t take any medicines such as Metformin to help her control her diabetes (she’s allergic), she needs to ensure she’s …
 
If you’ve struggled with the idea of going vegan because you can’t imagine life without some of your favorite foods, perhaps trying out part-time veganism is the thing for you! In this episode of the podcast, we interview Siovonne Smith, author of The 3-Day Vegan. In our interview, Siovonne discusses how an experiment to go vegan on a part-time bas…
 
As we deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic, staying healthy is essential. One of the ways to do this is to keep our digestive systems healthy. Enter probiotics; more specifically, VEGAN probiotics! You can check out our discussion of vegan probiotics here… …or read on for a quick summary. The human digestive system contains a lot of bacteria, mos…
 
These are definitely uncertain times. As I write this, the world is dealing with a major pandemic which has left people feeling isolated, scared, angry, and anxious. Many are having trouble coping with this stress. In this episode of the podcast, we provide you with 10 healthy coping mechanisms for navigating difficult periods. You can listen here……
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we welcome Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, a recognized expert and thought leader in the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan. Who is Colleen Patrick-Goudreau? Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, Th…
 
Think you know all there is to know about the three Rs of waste management–reduce, reuse, and recycle? You might be surprised at how even making a few small changes can really help the planet a LOT! You can listen to the podcast here… …or read on for more. What are the Three Rs? Reduce … The post The Three Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (VZ 351) appea…
 
Before we begin talking about what it means to be a gluten-free vegan, please be sure to consult your doctor if you suspect you have a gluten allergy or any other medical condition. This information is meant to aid you in any discussions you have with a medical professional. Listen to our podcast here… …or … The post The Gluten-Free Vegan (VZ 350) …
 
Disordered eating is prevalent in our society. Women in particular are susceptible to experiencing “complicated” relationships with food. In fact, approximately 91% of women in the United States say that they are unhappy with their bodies. In this episode of our podcast, we speak to holistic health coach Cara Cifelli about both her own struggles … …
 
Balloon releases have been around for decades, but did you know that they are extremely harmful to our animal friends AND our environment? You can check out the podcast here or read on for a high level summary of what we discuss! What do we mean by “balloon release?” A balloon release is pretty … The post The Dangers of Balloon Releases (VZ 348) ap…
 
Vegan Travel Can Sometimes Be Challenging But It Doesn’t Have to Be! When I first became a vegetarian, I was still working at my corporate job and traveled regularly for business. Back then I learned about some of the challenges that can arise for plant-based travelers. These days, as more people are choosing a vegan/vegetarian … The post Vegan Tra…
 
NOTE: Before we start discussing how to get enough potassium, we want to stress that you should always consult with your doctor or professional nutritionist before changing your diet. Only a blood test from your doctor will be able to tell you if your potassium is low. While low potassium levels can affect your overall … The post How to Get Enough …
 
Who’s got a Hankering for a Vegan Snack? Whether you are a “sweet” or “salty” type of snacker, there are really a LOT of choices available to you when it comes to vegan snacks! And let’s face it, sometimes we want JUNK FOOD! In moderation, food that’s not necessarily considered “healthy” can help you feel like you’re not missing out on anything. In…
 
Before we get into our top kitchen tools going into a 2020, we want to stress that you do NOT need to spend a lot of money to get healthy! We’ve accumulated many of these tools over YEARS. In this episode, we simply want to share some of the things we’re using that are making … The post The Top 9 Kitchen Tools Helping Us Get Healthier in 2020 (VZ 3…
 
Seeds — what they lack in size, they MORE than make up for in nutritional value! Here are 7 of the healthiest seeds you can eat to give you an extra nutritional boost! You can listen to us discuss these “fab 7” seeds below or read on for a quick review of what we discuss: … The post 7 of the Healthiest Seeds You Can Eat (and Some Ways to Eat Them!)…
 
Yes, we finally did it! We bought an air fryer! We decided on a Cuisinart Convection Toaster Air Fryer, which actually does quite a bit more than just air fry (yep, that’s one of the reasons we chose it). Back in episode 259 of our podcast, we talked about air frying. When we recorded that … The post A Review of Our New Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster …
 
Quinoa is one of the BEST plant-based proteins for vegetarians and vegans. In this episode of our podcast, we discuss what quinoa is, how to cook with it, and share a few recipes we’re eager to try. You can listen to the podcast here or scroll down for a quick summary of what we discuss … The post How to Cook Quinoa and What To Do With It (VZ 342) …
 
We are knocking on the door of a brand new year which means many people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions. “New Year, New Me!” is the rallying cry of many people vowing to start good habits and ditch old bad habits. Even so, most people know that the percentage of people who actually … The post Instead of “New Year, New Me” Try This! (VZ 34…
 
We are RIGHT in the thick of the holiday season with many people getting together for family, fun, and food! Navigating the holidays can be challenging for ANYONE. However, making your way through potlucks and parties can be especially challenging especially if you’re a new vegan or vegetarian or are simply trying to reduce meat … The post 7 Tips f…
 
What’s better than a BIG bowl of vegetarian chili? How about a BIG bowl of Instant Pot vegetarian chili! Here’s why… But first, a quick disclaimer from this Texan who takes her chili VERY seriously! Since traditional Texas chili doesn’t call for beans or veggies, we’re going to be taking some liberties with the recipe. … The post The Best Darn Inst…
 
The perfect sauce can take a dish from bland to simply AMAZING! Here are 8 awesome vegan sauces you need to try! Easy Lemon Tahini Sauce Tahini was something I had not eaten before becoming a vegetarian. If you’re not familiar with it, tahini is essentially a paste made from crushed sesame seeds. … The post Awesome Sauce! 8 Vegan Sauces You Need to…
 
In this episode of our podcast, we review a recently released documentary called The Game Changers. Back in episode 275, The Rise of the Vegan Athlete, we discussed how many athletes are turning to a plant-based diet. If you listened to episode 275, you might recall that I was particularly excited about this … The post A Review of The Game Changers…
 
Are you as overwhelmed as I am by all of the different pills that claim to fight allergies? And what about all of those side effects? Sometimes I think the side effects might be WORSE than the allergies themselves. Natural remedies to the rescue! In this episode of our podcast, we talk about some natural remedies to help you battle nasty seasonal a…
 
Who doesn’t love a great piece of chocolate??? And VEGAN chocolate? Even BETTER! Checkout out the podcast here where we talk all about vegan chocolate or read on for a quick summary. Wait…All Chocolate Isn’t Vegan? While it’s true that chocolate comes from the seeds of the cacao and is, therefore, vegan in … The post Your Guide to Vegan Chocolate (…
 
When we first became vegetarians in 2013, the state of vegan fashion wasn’t nearly what it is now. And that was only 6 years ago! Today, as more and more people understand that we don’t need to use animals for food and clothing, demand for vegan and cruelty-free products has gone WAY up. One of … The post Vegan Leather….It’s not Your Mom’s Pleather…
 
Well just like that, we’re already into the November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I’ve mentioned in the past that Larissa and I tend to be “just the sides’ type of gals. This year though, we’re looking for a genuine vegetarian or vegan main dish ideas that we can take to our family … The post 8 Vegetarian and Vegan Thanksgiving Main …
 
The Holidays Are Upon Us! The fall and winter months are our absolute FAVORITE seasons of the year! Maybe it’s because it’s actually cool enough outside to spend some quality time in nature. Or maybe it’s because all of the decorations, lights, good food, and time with family make this time of your extra special. … The post These are a Few of Our F…
 
Who is Dustin Harder? Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie. The show is described as a version of the popular Food Network series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He is an author, recipe creator, and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute. Living La Vida … The post Epic Vegan with Dusti…
 
A sure sign that Fall is here is that pumpkin is everywhere! From coffee drinks and baked goods to jack-o-lanterns–yes, everywhere! But how much do you know about pumpkins? Pumpkin — fruit or vegetable? Pumpkin (Cucurbita Maxima) is technically a fruit. It’s a type of winter squash in the same plant family (Cucurbitaceae) as … The post All About Pu…
 
Holy HappyCow, Batman! It’s Been 20 Years! Like many great ideas, HappyCow was born out of necessity. As a passionate world traveler, Eric Brent routinely encountered challenges in finding vegan-friendly restaurants. In 1997, Eric was living in India when he realized that the only online vegan/vegetarian resource guide was not being updated. At tha…
 
The Forest Feast Goes Overseas! For years, readers of The Forest Feast blog have been transported to Erin Gleeon’s picturesque cabin in the woods through her stunning photography of magic gatherings and vibrant vegetarian cooking. Her latest book, The Forest Feast: Mediterranean will transport readers to France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy via recip…
 
Like many people, I have a STACK of cookbooks in my kitchen. While many are good, few are quite as unique as Samita Sarkar’s vegan dessert cookbook, Taste Tests: The Science of Simple Healthier Desserts. What makes Samita Sarkar’s book so different you ask? Well, not only am I a sucker for a great … The post Taste Tests: The Science of Simple Healt…
 
Fall is typically a great time to do some baking and there nothing quite like the taste and smell of homemade bread! Check out this episode of our podcast for our discussion on all things bread, or read on for a summary of what we discuss on the show! Why Bake When You Can … The post Your Guide to Baking Homemade Bread (VZ 326) appeared first on Ve…
 
Looking for a good cruelty-free and vegan deodorant that actually WORKS can be LOT harder than it sounds! Since the term “cruelty-free” is not one that is currently regulated, some companies intentionally mislead you into thinking you are buying a product that was not tested on animals when in fact, it was. But never … The post 8 of the Best Vegan …
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we are pleased to speak with Niki Turner-Parker, the co-founder Aloe-Me Holistic Health. Nikki and her wife and business partner, Allie Turner-Parker, formed Aloe-Me Holistic Health with the goal of creating a platform to connect people who share the common interests of self-care and holistic health. T…
 
In episode 319 of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we gave you 7 Awesome refrigerator organization tips to help you stop wasting food. Also in that episode, we promised to share some pantry organization tips with you…so here we are! Let’s get organizing! Why Pantry Organization? While most pantry foods have longer expiration dates than things … The post…
 
I have to admit, in researching this topic, I was SHOCKED to find out how many dog harnesses failed to provide the results they promised, the most basic being to protect your dog (and to protect you from a flying dog!) in the event of a car accident. Before we talk about specific harnesses and … The post What You May Not Know About Your Dog Car Har…
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we are EXTREMELY pleased to welcome Dr. Brooke Goldner! Who Is Dr. Brooke Goldner? Dr. Goldner is a board certified medical doctor and the author of 3 best-selling books, Goodbye Lupus, Goodbye Autoimmune Disease, and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health and Healing. She has been … The post…
 
La-La-La-Ladas! At least once a week (if you don’t count leftovers!) Larissa and I enjoy an awesome plate of vegetarian enchiladas! If you’ve listened to the show for a while, it’s no secret that Vickie’s favorite type of food is Mexican food. With her Mexican and Central American grandparents, she grew up eating some wonderful … The post Your Guid…
 
You went to the store and bought some of the yummiest looking produce and refrigerated foods with all the best intentions to make delicious meals. A couple of weeks pass and then…“Oh no! I didn’t see that back there!” You find a once-beautiful squash now blackened and mushy in the back of your fridge. You … The post 7 Awesome Refrigerator Organizat…
 
Are You Low Carb’n? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss the possibility of being a low carb vegetarian (yep…you can totally do it). Special thanks goes out to Andrea Gaietto and Elizabeth McGrath for suggesting this topic in response to a request for topic ideas that Vickie posted in the Peas and Carrots group on Facebook! Plea…
 
Summertime and the livin’ is easy…and the grilling can be too! Being plant-based doesn’t mean missing out on amazing flavorful grilled foods–in fact, there are more vegetables (and fruits!) to throw on the grill than there are meats. Here are eight tips for making easy grilled vegetables that will take your summer meals from … The post 8 Tips for E…
 
What are vegan eggs? The term “vegan eggs” essentially refer to anything that replaces eggs either as a main dish or in a recipe. Vegan egg replacements can be either store-bought or homemade. Read on to learn about a few popular store-bought options, plus a few options for making vegan egg replacers at home. How … The post Your Guide to Vegan Eggs…
 
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