Happy World Animal Day!!! This episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast is dedicated to animals everywhere! In it we share lots of information about World Animal Day: what it is, how it got started, and ways YOU can get involved. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you […]
¿Quieres Tacos? If you’re a vegetarian or vegan and you’re craving delicious tacos, chances are your options at the local Mexican restaurant or taco truck will be slim-to-none. For vegetarians, potato and egg (if they’re serving breakfast), maybe bean and cheese (if the beans aren’t made with lard). For vegans…oops, sorry. Chips and […]
We were fortunate to be able to attend a screening of the documentary PlantPure Nation this past week. The film was directed by Nelson Campbell, son of renowned researcher and whole-plant-foods advocate T. Colin Campbell. As Campbell (the younger) explains, PlantPure Nation is a grass-roots movement aimed at changing the way America eats by […]
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be talking about something that’s pretty new – vegan butcher shops! In the past couple of years these businesses have slowly been starting to pop up, and it’s really great news for the vegetarian and vegan community. We’ll talk about where you might find a […]
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss a topic that was suggested by a listener. She wondered if some people who became vegetarian or vegan for reasons pertaining to animal welfare suffer from depression because they feel that they are not making a difference with vegetarianism. We address some reasons for these feelings […]
Are you ready for some football??? September is upon us. There’s a tinge of Fall in the air here in South Texas, which to me always means football! Texans love their football and I am no exception. I grew up a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, watching football games with my Pop on Sunday afternoons. […]
Looking for a quick vegan lunch, an afterschool snack, or a game-day treat? These yummy tortilla-wrapped hot dogs may be just the thing you’re looking for. They’re simple, they’re satisfying,…they’re vegan mexi-dogs!
We use Tofurky brand hot dogs, but any vegan hot dogs would work for this recipe. The tortillas are our absolute favorite ones…Food for Life’s sprouted corn tortillas. They taste amazing, they freeze really well (I usually buy three or four packages at a time so we won’t run out), and they make incredible tortilla chips. If you want to learn how we make ours, check out our recipe for Chile-Lime Tortilla Chips.
Once you’ve made your Mexi-dogs, you’ll need to dress them up! Vickie likes to dip hers in warm vegan cheese sauce. You can probably buy it at Whole Foods or other specialty stores, but delicious plant-based cheese sauce is really simple to make. Here are a couple of recipes to try:
Other serving ideas:
- pico de gallo
Feeling adventurous? Try spreading a thin layer of warmed vegan cheese sauce, refried beans, or salsa on the softened tortilla before rolling up your hot dog.
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll tackle a topic that thwarts many people in their attempts to go completely vegan: CHEESE. We’ll talk about some dairy-free ways to satisfy your cheese cravings, plus take a look at what goes into making vegan cheese. Thanks for tuning in to this episode […]
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we discuss thyroid issues and iodine deficiencies, and why they are of special interest to vegetarians and vegans. Vickie discloses a personal story and shares why thyroid and iodine issues recently became important to us. Disclaimer: Everything we discuss is based STRICTLY on our own research […]