VZ 056 – Explaining Vegetarian Choices

Becoming a vegetarian or vegan is a very personal choice. Some may have ethical reasons, some health, some environmental. If you follow a plant-based lifestyle, you may or may not choose to share your reasons with others. This episode of the podcast is based on listener responses to the question “How do you explain your […]

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Taco Seasoning Recipe

At our house, we have crunchy tacos at least once a week.  And the fact that we are vegetarian doesn’t mean we’re eating yucky-tasting fake-meat tacos, either.  We create our taco filling with Gardein Beefless Ground and this homemade taco seasoning. By making our own taco seasoning we are avoiding added gluten, chemical preservatives and […]

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VZ 055 – Kids and Vegetarianism

Scenario #1: You’re interested in adopting a plant-based diet, but you have kids who may or may not jump enthusiastically on the veggie train. Scenario #2: One day, out of the blue, your child announces that (for whatever reason), she wants to be a vegetarian. In either case, what do you do? How do you […]

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VZ 054 – “Fed Up” Documentary Review

“Fed Up” is a powerful new documentary from Katie Couric, producer Laurie David, and director Stephanie Soechtig. The premise of the film is both simple and complex: what if everything we’ve been told about diet and exercise for the past 30 years is wrong? The research that went into “Fed Up” is extensive and revealing, […]

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VZ 052 – Sugar

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be discussing sugar.  By the time we say goodbye, you’ll have learned about the six different types of sugar and some of the negative effects that sugar has on our bodies.  You’ll also discover many sources of “hidden sugars” in the foods we eat and gain […]

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Vegan Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Today we’re celebrating Peanut Butter Cookie Day by sharing a terrific recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies.  Yep, I said flourless!  Sounds weird, I know, but removing the flour actually makes these cookies super light and delicate. I made this recipe vegan by using Ener-G Egg Replacer, but you can easily substitute one egg in […]

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