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Recently in the Peas and Carrots Society Facebook group, a member posted a question about nutritional yeast (aka nooch). What followed was an AMAZING discussion among members about these mysterious yellow flakes, including some really yummy-sounding and creative ways to use them. You can listen to us discuss nutritional yeast here or read on for a …
 
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! Here is a list of the top 10 vegan snacks we’re noshing on in 2021. This will be a mix of off-the-shelf prepackaged snacks as well as ones you can easily make yourself at home. There is also a mix of the healthy an…
 
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…
 
Looking Back on 200 Episodes of Vegetarian Zen! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we reflect on the 199 episodes that have come before and share some of our listeners’ favorite things about the podcast. Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if…
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share some ways to make creamy vegan sauces without using nuts. The idea for this topic came from a question posed by a member of the Peas & Carrots Society on Facebook! Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commis…
 
It’s Easy (and Beneficial) to Organize! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some tips to organize your pantry, fridge, and freezer to make it easier to prepare and store healthy meals and snacks. Want more tips? Check out our latest episodes: 7 Awesome Refrigerator Organization Tips 7 Powerful Pantry Organization Tips Please not…
 
What Do You Want to Know About Vegetarian Zen? Back in November of 2015, we did an episode called Ask Vegetarian Zen Anything. Since it’s been a long time since then, we thought we’d do another installment. We asked members of the Peas & Carrots Society for their questions…here they are, along with our best responses. Please note that some of the l…
 
The idea for this episode came from a member of the Peas and Carrots Society, our closed Facebook group, who asked for ideas for meat replacements for filling plant-based lunches to take to work. In our discussion, we focus more on the “staying full” aspect, and not exactly on replacing meat with “meat substitutes,” simply because there are so many…
 
Green Cleaning Is Good for Everyone In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about the merits of using green cleaning products above conventional ones and share a few green cleaning tips. (Next week, we’ll be talking about making your own green cleaners, so be sure to stay tuned!) Please note that some of the links on this page may be…
 
This episode of our podcast, “Smoothies for Everyone!” was inspired by two active members of our Peas and Carrots Society Facebook group, Crystel Aguilar and Katy Dunn. We’ll talk about tips for making great smoothies, ways to salvage smoothies gone wrong, and some favorite ingredients from our community. Please note that some of the links on this …
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we learn about sorghum, an ancient grain that is gaining in popularity these days for a number of reasons (it’s gluten-free, for one!). Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we … The post What is Sorghum? (VZ 192) appeared first on Veg…
 
Most people are familiar with mung bean sprouts (the kind used in Asian cooking) and perhaps alfalfa sprouts, but did you know that the sprouts of many other kinds of beans, seeds, and grains can be eaten as well? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll explain exactly what sprouting is, why it … The post The How and Why of Sprouting a…
 
A Good Garden Planner Helps to Make a Successful Growing Season Spring will be here before we know it, so it’s time to start planning this year’s gardens. With that in mind, on this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we welcome back Megan Cain, otherwise known as the Creative Vegetable Gardener. Megan first … The post The Creative Vegetable Gar…
 
Keeping Up with Plant Based Food Trends In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we take a look at some plant based food trends for 2017. Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you decide to … The post Plant Based Food Trends for 2017 appeared firs…
 
Age Doesn’t Matter…Anyone Can Become a Vegetarian…Anytime! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be talking about becoming a vegetarian later in life. Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you … The post Becoming a Vegetarian Later in Life…
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll learn about the different types of mushrooms and talk about mushroom nutrition and health benefits. Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you decide … The post Mushrooms (There’s a Fungus Among Us!) (…
 
Meditation and Health In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some insights into the power of meditation with regard to both physical and mental health. We also give some tips for establishing a regular meditation practice–it’s not as difficult as you may think! Please note that some of the links … The post The Power of Meditation (…
 
Did you know that being grateful and expressing your gratitude can improve your quality of life? In episode 184 of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, we discuss gratitude and how you can learn to adopt an attitude of gratitude. You can listen here or read on for a summary. For more benefits of gratitude and some … The post On Being Grateful (VZ 184) appea…
 
We All Need a Little Comfort Food from Time to Time Sometimes you just need to soothe your soul with a helping of your favorite food, whether it’s a steaming bowl of soup, a satisfying helping of plant-based shepherd’s pie, or a serving of your favorite dessert (or a plate of crunchy, cheesy nachos!). This … The post Healthy Plant-Based Comfort Foo…
 
There’s Still Nothing Like Picking Up a Good Magazine! Books and the Internet aren’t the only way to learn about plant-based recipes and tips or cruelty-free products. Magazines can be great resources as well. Let’s take a look at some of the best vegetarian and vegan magazines available. 1. VegNews VegNews was another … The post Best Vegetarian an…
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about the health benefits of fermented foods. Kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, miso, natto, and other fermented foods can be very beneficial for gut health and other bodily functions. We learned a lot from researching this topic, and hope you’ll learn something new about fermented foods when you … …
 
The Importance of Grains On a Plant-Based Diet This episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast is all about grains. What are grains, exactly, besides the stuff that gets ground into flour? We talk about the types of grains and elaborate on the importance of including plenty of whole grains in your diet. Disclaimer: Information on … The post The Great Gr…
 
Having Pets in Your Life Is Good for Your Health In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we talk about one of our favorite subjects…pets! Specifically, did you know that owning a pet (or even just interacting with animals) can have positive effects on your health? Not to mention the good it does for … The post VZ 173: Health Benefits of Pet O…
 
Do You Live in a Multivore Household? You’re a veggiesaurus living with one or more meatasauruses…what do you do? This is a topic that comes up often for vegetarians/vegans and their families, so in this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we share some ideas for making a multivore household work. Please note that … The post VZ 172: Maintaining P…
 
Energy Bars? Nutrition Bars? So Many Choices! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we take a look at energy bars and nutrition bars. We discuss the difference between these two types of convenience foods, what you should look for when reading labels on store-bought bars, and how you can make your own. … The post VZ 171: Bar Wars – The Ins…
 
The Jalapeno…It’s HOT! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re getting spicy! Spicy with jalapenos, that is! We’ll learn all about these popular peppers, including some possible health benefits and some delicious ways to use them. Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at … The post VZ 170: The Migh…
 
Mmmmm…Tacos! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll take a look at a witty and original cookbook, The Taco Cleanse, which pokes fun at “cleanse” diets while at the same time giving the reader some truly inspiring and yummy recipes for all things taco. Please note that some of the links on … The post VZ 168: The Taco Cleanse – Most Deli…
 
In today’s episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re going to talk about something that is very close to us…the problems associated with restrictive eating. While not technically classified as an eating disorder, restrictive eating can be very damaging and very hard to address and overcome. Vickie will share some personal experiences, as well as…
 
Parents and kids are gearing up for back to school, so in this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be talking about some ways to make school lunch planning and prep easier. We’ll also share some lunch suggestions from members of our Facebook group, the Peas and Carrots Society (What Up, Peas & Carrots!!). … The post Planning for Healthy Ba…
 
Finding a Veg-Friendly Restaurant Can Be a Challenge… So let us help you! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some information about vegetarian- and vegan-friendly options at fast food and casual restaurant chains. Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no … The post VZ 163: Vegetarian-Fri…
 
Discover a Healthier Plant-Based You In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we continue our discussion of resources for living a plant-based lifestyle. Last week was all about where to find vegetarian and vegan recipes; this time we’re sharing where to look when you have questions about health and nutrition. Please note that … The post VZ 1…
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share some terrific sources for amazing vegetarian and vegan recipes, as recommended by members of the Peas & Carrots Society. Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn … The post Where to Find Awesome Vegetarian and Veg…
 
Make Managing Your Diabetes a Priority In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we revisit a topic we first discussed back in episode 88 – living with diabetes. Larissa has continued her struggle since that episode aired in February of 2015, and we talk about setbacks and how to deal with them. Please note … The post VZ 160: Re-examining Livi…
 
Let’s Go on a Picnic! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be going on a virtual plant-based summer picnic with the Peas & Carrots Society, the closed Facebook group for our listeners and friends. We asked the group to share their favorite picnic take-alongs, and we’ll be passing them along to you … The post VZ 159: The Peas & Carrot…
 
Who’s in the Mood for a Burger? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be sharing some tips for making the best veggie burgers ever! For our American listeners, Fourth of July is next week, and you know what that means…cookouts! And for unprepared vegetarians…a big plate of potato salad and coleslaw. Let … The post VZ 158: Best Veggie …
 
Healthy and Safe Whole Food Choices for Your Furry Babies! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be talking about some healthy, whole foods you can feed your pups and kitties. Not all fruits and veggies are safe for animals, so we’ll be sharing both the safe and unsafe ones, plus some tips … The post VZ 157: Whole Food Snacks for Pets…
 
One Bowl, One Balanced Meal! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we talk about something that has become quite popular of late…the meal in a bowl. It seems like every fast food joint and chain restaurant nowadays has at least one “bowl” on their menu…the “Southwestern Fajita Bowl” or the “Asian Fusion Bowl” … The post VZ 156: Meal in a Bo…
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we learn a little about Community Supported Agriculture or CSA. We’ll hear from some of our Peas & Carrots members about their experiences with them as well! Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional … The post Your Guide to Community Supported Agricul…
 
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about something that we both deal with, along with many, many other people: joint pain. Yes, there are lots of medicines and other medical treatments available for arthritis and other joint issues, but there are also lots of great natural treatments. We elicited help from … The post Natural Rel…
 
Our Friends Share Their Favorite Foods! We’re changing up the format of the Recipes segment of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, so that each episode will feature a recipe recommended by one of our listeners. In order to introduce this change, this entire episode will feature recipes recommended by members of the Peas and Carrots Society, our … The post …
 
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