VZ 231: Do I Need to Add a Protein Powder to My Diet?

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  Most of us who are vegetarian or vegan have, at some point, been asked the question, “But where do you get your protein?” In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about protein–how much we really need and some great non-animal protein sources. If you do want to use a supplement, we […]

VZ 230: 5 Things We Wish We’d Known As New Vegetarians

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share our top 5 things we wish we’d known as new vegetarians. We also posed this question to the members of the Peas and Carrots Society, and we’ll share some of their responses as well.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the […]

VZ 229: Prepare Now for Holiday Cooking and Entertaining

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share some tips for getting a jump on holiday entertaining, whether you’re hosting, attending parties hosted by others, or making the rounds of work, school, and community potlucks.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value […]

VZ 228: Kombucha

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll talk about fermented tea, commonly called kombucha. We’ll talk possible benefits, store-bought versus homemade, and how to make your own, plus share insights from the Peas and Carrots Society.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find […]

VZ 227: Ch-Ch-Ch- Chia Seeds!

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we learn about the incredible versatility and nutritional value of chia seeds (proving once and for all that they should be eaten and not sprouted in goofy-looking terracotta pots). Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in […]

VZ 226: To Cook or Not to Cook? Hint: Some Vegetables Are More Nutritious Cooked!

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we discuss why some vegetables are more nutritious cooked. We share some tips for retaining nutrients when cooking, and some factors to consider when deciding whether to cook veggies or eat them raw.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! […]

VZ 224: Soup — Yes, It CAN Be a Meal!

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  Fall is almost officially here, and Fall is soup season! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share tips for creating delicious plant-based soup.   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 223: Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share some tips for helping kids make healthy choices for themselves. 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 review. Please note that […]

VZ 222: Watch Out for Food Fraud

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  According to Michigan State University’s Food Fraud Initiative, food fraud is “a collective term used to encompass the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients, or food packaging; or false or misleading statements made about a product, for economic gain.” There’s a database that keeps track of thousands of […]