VZ 066 – 5 Byproducts of Busy Bees

Bee Products This episode of the podcast is all about bees! You’ll find out why honey isn’t considered vegan, and learn about the five main bee products: honey, bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and beeswax. We’ll discuss the purported benefits of each, plus the risks.  We’ll also share a few places you can find cruelty-free […]

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www.vegetarianzen.com Lemon Chick'n with Mushrooms & Broccoli

Lemon Chick’n with Mushrooms and Broccoli Recipe

One of the tastes I miss since becoming a vegetarian is tart lemony chicken.  I don’t actually miss eating chicken, of course.  It’s more the “taste memory”, I guess. In our house, we really don’t eat much “faux meat”.  We have the occasional Tofurky roast or veggie burger.  I think that many of these products […]

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VZ 064 – Cruelty Free 101: An Animal-Lover’s Guide to Finding Products Not Tested on Animals

Using live animals in experiments is not a modern concept.  The ancient Greeks practiced vivisection, the dissection of live animals, in order to understand how living organisms functioned.  Historically, animals have been used to test treatments before applying to humans, and this practice continues to this day.  This cruel, unnecessary practice. In this episode of […]

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VZ 062 – How to Read Food Labels: The Bad & Ugly of Processed Foods

In an ideal, natural-food world, ingredient labels on food would be really, really short.  A label on vegetable soup might read like this: vegetable broth onions potatoes carrots tomatoes green beans Instead of this:               What are “disodium guanylate” and “disodium inosinate”?  And don’t even get me started on […]

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