VZ 232: Tips for Giving Up Dairy

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  For those new to the veg lingo, vegetarians consume some animal products whereas vegans avoid all foods and products made of or by animals (including honey). When we started out on our plant-based journey, we decided to become lacto-ovo vegetarians rather than vegans because we weren’t quite ready to give up dairy and eggs. As […]

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 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 […]

VZ 219: The College Vegetarian

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  It’s almost time for back-to-school. In past episodes and blog posts we’ve talked about lunch and snack ideas for younger kids; in this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll focus on being a college vegetarian or vegan.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find […]

VZ 215: Meal Subscription Services

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some information about the meal delivery services that are becoming more and more popular. We discuss some pros and cons, talk about several services by name, and share some feedback from the Peas and Carrots Society.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode […]