VZ 088: A Discussion About Diabetes and Plant-Based Foods

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http://media.blubrry.com/vegetarian_zen/p/traffic.libsyn.com/vegetarianzen/Vegetarian_Zen_088___A_Plant-Based_D.mp3   In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be discussing diabetes and healthy plant-based foods. We briefly explain how the Glycemic Index (“GI” factor) works, talk about the factors that can affect the GI of foods, and how some aspects of a HEALTHY, BALANCED plant-based diet may benefit diabetics. Thanks for tuning […]

VZ 087: Exploring the Diverse and Delicious Vegetarian Ethnic Food Experience

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http://media.blubrry.com/vegetarian_zen/p/traffic.libsyn.com/vegetarianzen/Vegetarian_Zen_087___Ethnic_Foods.mp3   In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we take a look at the vegetarian and vegan offerings of several ethnic cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and more.  We also make you aware of some of the “hidden” non-veg aspects of foods from these cultures.   Thanks for tuning in to […]

People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.

Martin Yan

Vegetarian Lasagna (with Vegan Options)

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I love this Vegetarian Lasagna recipe, not only for it’s healthy yumminess, but also for it’s versatility.  It can easily be made vegan (you will see VEGAN options in parentheses).  You can also substitute vegetables: yellow squash for zucchini, spinach for kale…you get the idea.  Get creative! If you are making homemade sauce, it’s a […]

What Is Your Greatest Challenge As a Vegetarian or Vegan?

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We’d love to hear your thoughts regarding the challenges you face as a vegetarian or vegan.

Perhaps you live in an area that is very “meat-centric” like we do here in Texas.  Or maybe you are the only veggie in a sea of carnivorous family and friends.  Maybe you live in a rural area in which the foods you want to eat just aren’t readily available to you.

Whatever your challenges, please let us know by leaving a comment below or by reaching out to us on social media.

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2015 Veggieversary Giveaway Winners!

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We would like to take a moment to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped to make our 2nd Annual Veggieversary celebration a huge success. Vegetarian Zen would not be what it is today without the awesome support of our community.

We love recording the podcast and welcome your comments and suggestions.  We have lots of big things planned for the upcoming year (including more giveaways, so if you didn’t win this time, you’ll have more chances!) so stay tuned!

May your days be filled with unending peace & veggies!



VZ086: Vegetarian, Vegan, or Environmentally-Conscious? There’s an App for That!

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http://media.blubrry.com/vegetarian_zen/p/traffic.libsyn.com/vegetarianzen/Vegetarian_Zen_086___Helpful_Veg_App_1.mp3   In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be taking a look at some vegetarian apps and vegan apps, as well as those that may be helpful for animal lovers, and environmentally-conscious people.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our […]

Life was so simple when apples and blackberries were fruit, a tweet was the sound of nature, and facebooks were photo albums.

Carl Henegan

This is me and my new friend “Corey”. Corey…because he cores apples…get it? Hehe.

We got off to a bit of a rocky start (user errors!), but now it’s all good and we are tearing up the organic apples weekly for delicious homemade applesauce.

To get your very own Apple Peeler, Slicer, and Corer, please visit our Amazon store via the link below.

PS…It also peels and slices potatoes!