VZ 166: Planning for Healthy Back to School Lunches

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  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 & […]

Product Review: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Cookware

Earlier this year we used gift cards from our wedding (thank you, friends and family!) to purchase some beautiful Le Creuset Signature enameled cast iron skillets to replace some cheap-o Teflon pans we’d had FOREVER! After we researched and recorded podcast episode 107 – “Is Danger Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets?” and learned that using non-stick cookware […]

VZ 165: The Importance of Having a Strong Social Support System

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss the importance of having a strong support system, whether it is for your lifestyle choices, a chronic illness, emotional issues, or any other issue that might be important to you. In this day and age, it is very easy to find support online, and […]

VZ 164: Questions to Ask at the Farmers Market

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll help you get ready to head out to the farmers market by sharing some good questions to ask the farmers and other vendors.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen […]

VZ 163: Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant Chains

Where to go when you need to grab a bite

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  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.   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 […]

VZ 162: Resources for Living a Plant Based Lifestyle – Health & Nutrition Edition

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  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.   Thanks for tuning in to this […]

6 Ways to Deal with Meat Cravings

Oh, the feelings of guilt and shame…and all over a craving for meat! Of course, for carnivores this isn’t a problem…it’s a signal that it’s time for dinner. But for vegetarians and vegans, these feelings are real and can be difficult to deal with. It’s happened to both Larissa and me on numerous occasions.  Here […]

VZ 161: Where to Find Awesome Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes

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  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.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please […]

VZ 160: Re-examining Living with Diabetes

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  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.   Thanks for tuning in to this […]

VZ 159: The Peas & Carrots Society’s Plant-Based Summer Picnic

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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 today.   Thanks for tuning […]