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. […]

VZ 107: Is Danger Lurking In Your Kitchen Cabinets?

How to Choose Healthy Cookware

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be taking a look at different types of cookware. More specifically, we’ll examine why non-stick pans are really a bad idea, and offer some other, healthy cookware options. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in […]

VZ 106: Vegetarian Cookout with Vickie and Larissa

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’re getting ready for a Fourth of July vegetarian cookout.  We’ll talk about all the great foods you can grill BESIDES meat, as well as some strategies for going to cookouts away from home. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! […]

VZ 105: Why Aren’t There More Vegetarian and Vegan Men?

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  Today’s episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast is a listener request. Rachel asked us if we would explore the topic of vegetarian and vegan men. Here is what she said: I have an idea for a future podcast. I think a lot of vegetarians and vegans are women.  Why aren’t there many guys who […]

Simple Ways to Make Pickled Vegetables

Tasty and Tangy...Peter Piper Would Approve

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  I’m nearly 44, but pickles are a relatively new like for me.   When I was but a wee one, I had a bad pickle experience.  I HAD to have a pickle.  But, my mom said, you’re not going to like it…it’s sour. Nope, I was going to eat a pickle.  One big bite…followed by […]

VZ 104: Resource Guide – How to Find In-Season Produce

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  We talk often about eating “in season” to help you save money and find the freshest foods, but how do you know what is in season in your area? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be offering some resources to help you figure out what’s available to you and when. Thanks […]