“Manly” Meals Made Vegetarian

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No, no, no…we certainly don’t think that some foods are more “manly” than others, or that “real men” only eat certain foods and avoid others.  We don’t think that at all.  But the stereotype is a real thing. Remember Bruce Feirstein’s Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche back in the early 80s?  Sure, it was satire, but the […]

Cooking July: Tasty Ways to Use July Vegetables and Fruits

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What’s in season at any given time of year depends on where you live.  In the United States alone, there are six growing regions (South, Southwest, Midwest, Upper Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Northeast), each with distinct climates, soils, and threats from pests and disease.  Then there are all of the non-US places where foods can […]

VZ 114: How to Take Frozen Vegetables from Frosty to Fabulous

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be talking about how to use frozen vegetables and fruits in ways that go way beyond just giving them the boiling water treatment.  In fact, boiling water is actually bad for your frozen veggies…we’ll tell you why!   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the […]

VZ 113: Interview with Megan Cain, AKA The Creative Vegetable Gardener

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  On this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we interview Megan Cain of The Creative Vegetable Gardener. She has been featured in Apartment Therapy, The Organic Gardner Podcast, the Art of Non-Conformity blog, and the PBS’s Victory Garden Edible Feast. Megan is an urban gardener and garden educator, and is the author of two books: […]

VZ 112: Demystifying Essential Fatty Acids – Omega-3 and Omega-6

What they are and why you should care

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be delving into the mystifying world of fatty acids. We’ll have a little primer to help understand what fatty acids are before we delve into the heart of the topic, the essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of […]

VZ 111: 10 Natural Sweeteners (Besides White Sugar!)

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we talk about some natural alternatives to sugar for sweetening your foods.  None of that artificial, made-by-scientists stuff like aspartame or Splenda…what we’ll be discussing was all made in Mother Nature’s laboratory.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If […]

VZ 110: Using Foodscaping to Maximize the Deliciousness of Your Yard

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss compelling reasons to transform your yard into an edible paradise using foodscaping. 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 a rating and review. Please […]

VZ 109: You May Be a Reducetarian (and not even know it!)

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be discussing a familiar concept with a new name. What exactly is a reducetarian and why is being one a good thing? We’ll find out! Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and […]

VZ 108: 7 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

Make Your Vacation Great...for You AND for the Environment!

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  Summer is here, and vacation season is in full swing. While travel is fun for us, it takes its toll on the environment in some pretty big ways. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share seven tips for eco-friendly travel.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian […]

Expand Your Cast Iron Cooking Repertoire With These Amazing Recipes

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When I think of cooking in cast iron, the Old West invariably comes to mind.  Chuck wagons, cooking over an open fire, big iron kettles of beans, and cornbread — delicious, rich, and satisfying.   My grandmother still used cast iron pans, but she had her aluminum, stainless steel, and modern non-stick pans as well. […]