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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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VZ 059 – Nutrition Secrets of Plant-Based Athletes

It is a widely-held misconception that the terms “vegetarian” or “vegan” and “athlete” don’t belong together.  Isn’t it true that athletes need a lot more protein than other people, and that animal protein is the best (or only) viable source?  And what about calories?  How can a person possibly consume enough calories to support a […]

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Vegetable Enchiladas Recipe

Sometimes when you eat something often, no matter how delicious it is, you reach a point where you just need to switch it up a bit.  I make enchiladas just about every week, and for ages this Spinach Enchiladas Recipe has been my standard.  And I must admit, they’re pretty fabulous. Recently Vickie, who could probably eat enchiladas […]

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