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 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 195: Homemade Cleaning Products

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  In the last episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we shared information about why conventional household cleaners are so bad (for us and for the environment) and offered some tips for making cleaning more environmentally-friendly and less hazardous to health. In this episode, we’ll be talking specifically about making your own cleaning products, including […]

VZ 194: Spring Cleaning? Green Cleaning!

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about the merits of using green cleaning products above conventional ones and share a few green cleaning tips. (Next week, we’ll be talking about making your own green cleaners, so be sure to stay tuned!)   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of […]

VZ 180: All About Vegan Fashion – Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

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  The holidays are upon us! If you’re a vegan, receiving non-vegan clothing or accessories from well-meaning gift-givers can become an uncomfortable situation. Many people don’t realize that vegans typically do not use products made from animals (leather bags, belts, or wallets, suede clothing, jewelry made from ivory, etc). Also, it can often be hard […]

VZ 178: A Very Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Or, Much Ado About Stuffing

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  For those of us in the US, Thanksgiving is nearly here. It’s a time for feasting and family and football and, well…feasting. For vegetarians and vegans, Thanksgiving and other food-centric holidays can be a challenge. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll share some tips from our wonderful friends in the Peas […]

3 Amazing Places to Sponsor a Turkey This Holiday Season

Sponsor a turkey…wait, what? As vegetarians, we say…phooey on the Thanksgiving tradition of a turkey on a table, surrounded by delicious sides and pumpkin pie. While we’ll keep the delicious sides and pie, we would much rather see turkeys running, playing, and snuggling (yes, snuggling!) with humans. Every year, animal sanctuaries rescue as many turkeys as they […]

VZ 174: 5 Ways to Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month

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  October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, so in this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we share 5 ways you can celebrate!   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 […]

VZ 172: Maintaining Peace in a Multivore Household

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  You’re a veggiesaurus living with one or more meatasauruses…what do you do? This is a topic that comes up often for vegetarians/vegans and their families, so in this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we share some ideas for making a multivore household work.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the […]

Bento Boxes and Reusable Lunch Bags

Eat Healthy, Save Money, and Protect the Planet - All During Lunch!

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Problem: Due to the synthetic nature of plastic, sandwich bags, drink bottles, and “sporks” do not biodegrade, and thus will be cluttering up our planet for a very, very long time. (1) Solution: Ditch the disposable plastic bags and bottles!   Problem: Some plastics (still) contain chemicals such as BPA, which may seep into foods […]