VZ 154: Natural Relief for Joint Pain

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we talk about something that we both deal with, along with many, many other people: joint pain. Yes, there are lots of medicines and other medical treatments available for arthritis and other joint issues, but there are also lots of great natural treatments. We elicited the […]

VZ 153: The One Where the Peas and Carrots Society Shared Amazing Recipes

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  We’re changing up the format of the Recipes segment of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, so that each episode will feature a recipe recommended by one of our listeners. In order to introduce this change, this entire episode will feature recipes recommended by members of the Peas and Carrots Society, our closed Facebook group. Thanks, guys! […]

VZ 152: Whole Food Options for Managing Menopause

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we discuss the dreaded “M” word…menopause. We share some natural alternatives to the hormone replacement therapy that is regularly prescribed by doctors, specifically some whole food options for managing menopause.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value […]

VZ 151: The Low Carb Vegetarian

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss the possibility of being a low carb vegetarian (yep…you can totally do it). Special thanks goes out to Andrea Gaietto and Elizabeth McGrath for suggesting this topic in response to a request for topic ideas that Vickie posted in the Peas and Carrots group on […]

VZ 150: Vitamin B12 – Yes, Plant-Eaters, You May Need a Supplement

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  In last week’s episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talked about the importance of iron to our diets, what happens when we don’t get enough, and some foods that are good sources of iron. We continue the nutrient education trend in this episode, this time for vitamin B12.   Thanks for tuning in […]

VZ 149: The Importance of Iron (and How to Get Enough When You Follow a Plant-Based Diet)

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll share what we’ve learned about iron as a result of Larissa’s recent diagnosis of severe iron deficiency.   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 […]

VZ 148: 9 Ingredients You Can Make Instead of Buying

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be sharing 9 “ingredients” that you can easily make instead of buying the processed versions.   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 147: What’s Hidden Behind the Words “Natural Flavors”?

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we clarify exactly what the words “natural flavors” mean in ingredients lists for processed foods.   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 […]

VZ 146: Using a Pressure Cooker to Create Healthy Vegetarian Food

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss our latest and greatest acquisition for our kitchen – a pressure cooker. We explain how pressure cooking works, share which cooker we purchased, what we’ve made in it (so far), and our opinions of pressure cooking and our cooker.   Thanks for tuning in […]

VZ 145: 8 Brain-Boosting Foods for Vegetarians

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  This episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast is all about brain-boosting foods for vegetarians.  Vickie became interested in this after we recorded our last episode on MSG and really began to analyze some of the foods in our pantry. Much to our dismay, we still found more junk food than we cared to admit. […]