Shop for a Cause: GuateGoods4Good



Kim Trumbo has a philosophy about generosity, and a mission to help people.  She is the creator and host of Generosity Philosophy, a podcast dedicated to  “highlighting heroes who live to give”.  A recent trip to Guatemala ignited a desire in her to help the people she met there.

And so the GuateGoods4Good Etsy store was born.  Here’s what Kim has to say about it:

With the GuateGoods4Good Etsy store I opened, I’m helping to raise money to pay for the education for children in Guatemala who otherwise probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to go to school. This money will also assist the families of the children to gain access to medical care, and basic necessities such as food. Know that your purchases from my shop will be helping with this mission. May you be blessed, and thanks for checking out my shop.

We hope you’ll take a moment to check out GuateGoods4Good as a part of your shopping this holiday season.



Farnoosh Brock’s Top 25 Facebook Fan Pages for Clean Green Eating

Prolific Juicing
November 25, 2014

We’ve been fans of Farnoosh Brock for a long time, and are honored that she chose to include Vegetarian Zen in her list of Top 25 Facebook Fan Pages for Clean Green Eating!

Prolific Juicing Top 25 Clean Green Eating FB Pages

Farnoosh is passionate about green juices, green smoothies, and healthy, natural living.  She is the author of several wonderful guides to green juicing and smoothies:  Your Comprehensive Green Juicing Guide: PLUS The Only 10 Recipes You Will Ever Need, The Healthy Juicer’s Bible, and The Healthy Smoothie Bible.

If you’d like more information about Farnoosh, please check out our interview with her, as well as our review of The Healthy Juicer’s Bible.

Vegetarian Zen Podcast Ep. 045: Farnoosh Brock Interview

Vegetarian Zen Podcast Ep. 009: Why We Love “The Healthy Juicer’s Bible”



I was honored to be asked by Jared Easley to guest co-host an episode of his podcast, Starve the Doubts, along with regular co-host, Kimanzi Constable.

Starve the Doubts - Ryan Eller interview

We interviewed Ryan Eller, a keynote speaker and international leadership consultant with Paradigm Shift, a company that provides leadership training and team building for groups.  Ryan also co-hosts the Live Your List podcast with Jerrod Murr.

Date: November 25, 2014
Appearance: Larissa Guest Co-Hosts an Interview with Ryan Eller on the Starve the Doubts Podcast.
Outlet: Starve the Doubts: Overcoming Self-Doubt with Jared Easley
Format: Podcast
Adopt a Turkey from Farm Sanctuary

As vegetarians, instead of eating turkey this Thanksgiving we chose to adopt one!  Symbolically, of course…our homeowner’s association would likely frown upon a live turkey in our yard.

This year we adopted Gable from Farm Sanctuary.  Just look at the character in that face!  For a one-time $30 donation, you can adopt a turkey of your very own!  Adoption money goes toward caring for your turkey, and you’ll receive an adoption certificate, a color photo and info about your new feathered friend.

There are several turkeys to choose from at Farm Sanctuary…what are you waiting for?

Adopt a Turkey from Farm Sanctuary

Vegetarian Cook Book: Substitutes for Flesh Foods

Vegetarian Cook Book: Substitutes for Flesh Foods (Classic Reprint) (Forgotten Books, 2013)

E.G. Fulton was a man much ahead of his time when he wrote The Vegetarian Cook Book in 1904.  In the introduction, Fulton cites multiple reasons for maintaining a vegetarian diet.  These reasons included the increased marketing and use of patent medicines (indicating a decrease in public health), and an increase in disease in livestock, among others.

The cookbook itself is comprehensive.  Fulton starts by offering a chapter on the Hygiene of Cooking.  The remaining chapters are devoted to many well-crafted vegetarian recipes in the following categories:

  • Bakery and Breakfast Dishes
  • Beverages
  • Cake
  • Cereals
  • Eggs
  • Entrees
  • Nut Butter
  • Pies
  • Puddings
  • Salads
  • Salad Dressings
  • Soups
  • Sauces
  • Toasts
  • Vegetables
Diet for a Small Planet

Diet for a Small Planet: 20th Anniversary Edition (Ballantine Books, 1991)

In her groundbreaking 1971 book Diet for a Small Planet, Frances Moore Lappe asserted that meat production is devastating to the environment and is a major contributor to food scarcity.  She advocated instead for “environmental vegetarianism” — a manner of eating which benefits both our bodies and world we live in.

The book has sold over 3 million copies worldwide, and in 1991 was reprinted in a lovely 20th anniversary edition.

VZ 075: A Brief History of Vegetarianism

VZ075 - Brief History of Vegetarianism

  If you think vegetarianism is just a “hippie” movement from the 1960s then you’re way off!  Vegetarianism developed as a philosophy as long ago as the ancient Greeks, as you’ll hear in this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast.   We’ll discuss the first vegetarian societies, the influence of nineteenth and twentieth century writers […]

New Facebook Group: The Peas and Carrots Society: Friends of Vegetarian Zen

The Peas and Carrots Society

The Peas and Carrots Society is a private Facebook group created by Larissa and Vickie of Vegetarian Zen for the purpose of giving our vegetarian, vegan, and veg-curious friends a way to connect with one another in a safe, non-judgmental environment. We encourage group members to share experiences, photos (we love pictures of pets and food!!), recipes, questions, and more. Our hope is that this group will grow to become an active, fun network of friends united by a common interest in healthy, plant-based living and a passionate love for animals and nature.

Please join us in The Peas and Carrots Society today!

Question: What types of posts from members would you most like to see in The Peas and Carrots Society Facebook group? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

VZ 074: Finding Vegan & Environmentally-Friendly Gifts

VZ074 - Finding Vegan & Environmentally-Friendly Gifts

  Get ready for the ultimate gift guide for all the vegans, animal-lovers, and environmentally-conscious people on your list!  Need vegan gifts?  No more talking…here we go!   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider leaving us […]