VZ 210: Vegan Sushi

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we learn about vegan sushi and vegetarian sushi and share tips for creating delicious sushi at home.   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 […]

VZ 209: Interview with Andy Hayes of Plum Deluxe

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  Recently, we received an email from Andy Hayes, the owner of a loose-leaf tea company in Portland, Oregon called Plum Deluxe. We were excited to hear that he learned about us from a customer, and are very happy to have him on the podcast to share the mission of his company (and it’s a […]

VZ 208: Delicious Uses for Hummus (Beyond Dipping Veggies)

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast, we’ll be talking about tasty ways to use hummus…because there are way more interesting uses for it than just dipping veggies and pita!   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on […]

VZ 207: Dietary Supplements 101

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss the basics of dietary supplements. We don’t delve into which supplements vegans need, or how to know if you should take a supplement; we do talk about what supplements are, what information is contained on supplement bottle labels, what those “certified by” stickers mean, […]

VZ 206: New to the Plant Based Lifestyle (and sick of salad!)

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we address a question posed by a member of our closed Facebook group, the Peas and Carrots Society. Kristin Baxter is eager to embrace a more plant based lifestyle but just isn’t sure where to start. Her request for help had lots of really great responses […]

VZ 205: Be Your Own Health Advocate

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  A visit to the doctor’s office, even for a routine exam or procedure, can be intimidating. It’s easy to forget that, although doctors have the benefit of years of medical training, they may not always take the time to listen, or may not understand the things that are important to their patience. There is […]

VZ 204: Transitioning from Vegan to Vegetarian

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  In the plant-based lifestyle community, there is a lot of discussion about transitioning from vegetarian to vegan. But what about going the other way? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about reasons for transitioning from vegan to vegetarian.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen […]

VZ 203: Vegetarian- and Vegan-Friendly Travel Destinations

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  If you’re planning to travel this summer, or even if you’re thinking of relocating permanently, you may want to take into account the availability of vegetarian and vegan resources at your desired destination. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some of the most vegetarian- and vegan-friendly travel destinations.   Thanks […]

VZ 202: Good Grief, It’s…Granola!

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  “Nuts and twigs.” “What crunchy people eat.” “Dry.” “Boring.” These are just a few of the stereotypes of granola over the years. But what is granola, really? How about delicious? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we unmask granola…we clear up some misconceptions and talk about how to make great granola at […]

VZ 201: 5 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Pet (Plus Helpful Adoption Tips)

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Six days after the passing of our beloved dog, Molly, we decided to get some “puppy therapy” at a local shelter. We thought it would make us feel better. It did, and we ended up bringing home the new light of our lives, our retriever mix, Cosmo Kramer. We like to say that we rescued […]