Podcast

We started out weekly podcast in June of 2013. In it, we explore a wide variety of topics related to vegetarianism, veganism, healthy eating, exercise, environmental issues, animal rights, and more. We hope you’ll enjoy the episodes in the archive below. A new episode is added every Sunday.

Podcast Archive
# Title Released
197 Another Round of “Ask Vegetarian Zen Anything” 03/26/2017
196 Plant Based Lunches That Will Keep You Fuller Longer 03/19/2017
195 Homemade Cleaning Products 03/12/2017
194 Spring Cleaning? Green Cleaning! 03/05/2017
193 Smoothies for Everyone! 02/26/2017
192 Sorghum 02/19/2017
191 The How and Why of Sprouting 02/12/2017
190 The Creative Vegetable Gardener’s “Smart Start Garden Planner” 02/05/2017
189 Plant Based Food Trends for 2017 01/29/2017
188 Becoming a Vegetarian Later in Life 01/22/2017
187 Mushrooms (There’s a Fungus Among Us!) 01/15/2017
186 Simple Meals to Make When You Don’t Want to Cook 01/08/2017
185 The Power of Meditation 01/01/2017
184 On Being Grateful 12/25/2016
183 Healthy Plant-Based Comfort Foods 12/18/2016
182 Junk Food Indulgences 12/11/2016
181 Homemade Salad Dressings 12/04/2016
180 All About Vegan Fashion – Just in Time for Holiday Shopping 11/27/2016
179 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Magazines 11/20/2016
178 A Very Vegetarian Thanksgiving 11/13/2016
177 Healthy Habits for Happy Travels 11/06/2016
176 The Amazing Health Benefits of Fermented Foods 10/30/2016
175 The Great Grains Breakdown 10/23/2016
174 5 Ways to Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month 10/16/2016
173 Health Benefits of Pet Ownership 10/09/2016
172 Maintaining Peace in a Multivore Household 10/02/2016
171 Bar Wars – The Ins and Outs of Energy Bars and Nutrition Bars 09/25/2016
170 The Mighty Jalapeno! 09/18/2016
169 How to Gain Weight on a Plant Based Diet 09/11/2016
168 The Taco Cleanse – Most Delicious “Detox” EVER! 09/04/2016
167 Restrictive Eating and a Vegetarian Lifestyle 08/28/2016
166 Planning for Healthy Back to School Lunches 08/21/2016
165 The Importance of Having a Strong Social Support System 08/14/2016
164 Questions to Ask at the Farmers Market 08/07/2016
163 Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant Chains 07/31/2016
162 Resources for Living a Plant Based Lifestyle – Health & Nutrition Edition 07/24/2016
161 Where to Find Awesome Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes 07/17/2016
160 Re-examining Living with Diabetes 07/10/2016
159 The Peas & Carrots Society’s Plant-Based Summer Picnic 07/03/2016
158 Best Veggie Burgers 06/26/2016
157 Whole Food Snacks for Pets 06/19/2016
156 Meal in a Bowl 06/12/2016
155 Your Guide to Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSAs) 06/05/2016
154 Natural Relief for Joint Pain 05/29/2016
153 The One Where the Peas and Carrots Society Shared Amazing Recipes 05/22/2016
152 Whole Food Options for Managing Menopause 05/15/2016
151 The Low Carb Vegetarian 05/08/2016
150 Vitamin B12 – Yes, Plant-Eaters, You May Need a Supplement 05/01/2016
149 The Importance of Iron (and How to Get Enough When You Follow a Plant-Based Diet) 04/24/2016
148 9 Ingredients You Can Make Instead of Buying 04/17/2016
147 What’s Hidden Behind the Words “Natural Flavors”? 04/10/2016
146 Using a Pressure Cooker to Create Healthy Vegetarian Food 04/03/2016
145 8 Brain-Boosting Foods for Vegetarians 03/27/2016
144 MSG – What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing (Say It Again!) 03/20/2016
143 Tea Time with Vegetarian Zen 03/13/2016
142 Nutritional Yeast – Just What Is This “Nooch” Anyway? 03/06/2016
141 Plant-Based Dessert & Snack Options 02/28/2016
140 Plant-Based Dinner Options 02/21/2016
139 Plant-Based Lunch Options 02/14/2016
138 Plant-Based Breakfast Options 02/07/2016
137 Is Alcohol Vegetarian-Friendly? 01/31/2016
136 Meat Alternatives – The “Big Three” (Tofu, Tempeh, and Seitan) 01/24/2016
135 A Healthy Home Starts with Good Indoor Air Quality 01/17/2016
134 Becoming Vegan 01/10/2016
133 Salads Without Greens – How to Make Delicious Salads with Pasta, Grains, Shaved Vegetables, and More 01/03/2016
132 2015 – A Great Year to Be Vegetarian 12/27/2015
131 Holiday Cookies – Vegan, Gluten-Free, Diabetic-Friendly and More 12/20/2015
130 Anatomy of a Salad 12/13/2015
129 To the Holidays and Beyond! 2015 Vegetarian and Vegan Gift Guide 12/06/2015
128 Vinegar Is Amazing! (Don’t Let the Sour Disposition Fool You) 11/29/2015
127 Slow Cooker Recipes and Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans 11/22/2015
126 Ask Vegetarian Zen Anything 11/15/2015
125 Vegetarian Cooking for One 11/08/2015
124 Help! I’m a Vegetarian Craving Meat! 11/01/2015
123 Vegetarians and Calcium – The Truth Revealed! 10/25/2015
122 Zen and the Art of Being Me 10/18/2015
121 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tempeh 10/11/2015
120 Happy World Animal Day! 10/04/2015
119 Building a PlantPure Nation 09/27/2015
118 Vegan Butcher Shops – Yes, They DO Exist (and They’re Awesome!)! 09/20/2015
117 Making a Difference with Vegetarianism 09/13/2015
116 The Vegan Cheese Episode 09/06/2015
115 Are You Getting Enough Iodine? Your Thyroid Might Not Think So! 08/30/2015
114 How to Take Frozen Vegetables from Frosty to Fabulous 08/23/2015
113 Interview with Megan Cain, AKA The Creative Vegetable Gardener 08/16/2015
112 Demystifying Essential Fatty Acids – Omega-3 and Omega-6 08/09/2015
111 10 Natural Sweeteners (Besides White Sugar!) 08/02/2015
110 Using Foodscaping to Maximize the Deliciousness of Your Yard 07/26/2015
109 You May Be a Reducetarian (and not even know it!) 07/19/2015
108 7 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips 07/12/2015
107 Is Danger Lurking In Your Kitchen Cabinets? 07/05/2015
106 Vegetarian Cookout with Vickie and Larissa 06/28/2015
105 Why Aren’t There More Vegetarian and Vegan Men? 06/21/2015
104 Resource Guide – How to Find In-Season Produce 06/14/2015
103 Food and Stress – How to Eat Properly to Stress Less 06/07/2015
102 How to Save Money When Following a Plant-Based Diet 05/31/2015
101 Attack of the Vegan Snacks! 05/24/2015
100 5 Things Vegetarians and Vegans Want People to Know 05/17/2015
99 Simple Gardening Tips – Lessons Learned in Our Garden 05/10/2015
98 Vegan Home Furnishings – Tips to Veganize Your Home 05/03/2015
97 How to Shop Smart at a Farmers Market 04/26/2015
96 Growing the Future with Heirloom Seeds and Plants 04/19/2015
95 A Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Furnishings 04/12/2015
94 Composting 101 04/05/2015
93 Coffee Talk with Vickie and Larissa 03/29/2015
92 Animal Sanctuaries — Making the World a Safer Place for Animals 03/22/2015
91 Organic vs Non-GMO 03/15/2015
90 Joe Cross Is Back In “Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2” 03/08/2015
89 Coconut Oil – Health Food or Hype? 03/01/2015
88 A Discussion About Diabetes and Plant-Based Foods 02/22/2015
87 Exploring the Diverse and Delicious Vegetarian Ethnic Food Experience 02/15/2015
86 Vegetarian, Vegan, or Environmentally-Conscious? There’s an App for That! 02/08/2015
85 A Veggieversary Quote-a-Thon 02/01/2015
84 Simple 5-Ingredient Recipes 01/25/2015
83 Where to Buy Vegan Food Online 01/18/2015
82 Don’t Be Fooled By Deceptive Food Labels! 01/11/2015
81 Eating for Sustainability – How to Save the Planet One Meal at a Time 01/04/2015
80 Favorite Vegetarian Zen Podcast Episodes Revealed! 12/28/2014
79 Alternatives to the Peanut – A Guide to Nut Butters and Seed Butters 12/21/2014
2 Bonus Episode – Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Potluck Recipes 12/16/2014
78 The Delicious World of Plant Milks 12/14/2014
77 Make Busy Weeknights Easy with These Simple Vegetarian Recipes 12/07/2014
76 7 Foods We’re Loving Right Now 11/30/2014
75 A Brief History of Vegetarianism 11/23/2014
74 Finding Vegan & Environmentally-Friendly Gifts 11/16/2014
73 You Can Feed Your Pet a Vegetarian Diet…But Should You? 11/09/2014
72 Don’t Let Food Cravings Hold You Hostage! 11/02/2014
71 Wait…What? Lemons Are Alkaline? 10/26/2014
70 Eating Healthy on a Budget 10/19/2014
69 Superfoods – Marketing Ploy or the Real McCoy? 10/12/2014
68 The Joy of Vegan Baking 10/05/2014
67 Gluten Free Made Simple 09/28/2014
66 5 Byproducts of Busy Bees 09/21/2014
65 Finding Cruelty Free Products Is Easier Than You Think (We’ve Got Sources!) 09/14/2014
64 Cruelty Free 101 – An Animal-Lover’s Guide to Finding Products Not Tested on Animals 09/07/2014
63 Tips to Help You Transition From Vegetarian to Vegan 08/31/2014
62 How to Read Food Labels – The Bad & Ugly of Processed Foods 08/24/2014
61 Going Raw – It’s More Than Just Wheatgrass Shots and Big Salads 08/17/2014
60 How to Make Amazing Vegetarian Stir Fry 08/10/2014
59 Nutrition Secrets of Plant-Based Athletes 08/03/2014
58 How to Handle Social Events as a Vegetarian – Listener Feedback 07/27/2014
57 How to Grill Like a Vegetarian 07/20/2014
56 Explaining Vegetarian Choices 07/13/2014
55 Kids and Vegetarianism 07/06/2014
54 “Fed Up” Documentary Review 06/29/2014
53 The Soy Controversy 06/22/2014
52 Sugar 06/15/2014
51 Help Your Body to Detoxify Naturally 06/08/2014
50 50 Episodes of Vegetarian Zen 06/01/2014
49 Fruits and Vegetables That Will Keep You Hydrated 05/25/2014
48 Foods That Seem Vegetarian (But Are Not!) 05/18/2014
47 Summer Fruits and Vegetables 05/11/2014
46 Can a Plant-Based Diet Help Alleviate Seasonal Allergies? 05/04/2014
45 Interview with Farnoosh Brock 04/27/2014
44 Healthy Fats 04/20/2014
43 Sleep Well Naturally 04/13/2014
42 Herb Gardening 04/06/2014
41 Our Review of Mayim’s Vegan Table 03/31/2014
40 Meal Planning 101 03/24/2014
39 Meal Prepping Shortcuts 03/16/2014
38 Discussing the Documentary “Super Size Me” 03/09/2014
37 Vegetarianism & the Environment 03/02/2014
36 More About Juicing 02/23/2014
35 Breakfast Protein Options for Vegetarians 02/16/2014
1 Bonus Episode – Health Benefits of Cacao & Chocolate 02/14/2014
34 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux 02/09/2014
33 Reasons to Eat Less Dairy 02/02/2014
32 Fight Illness and Allergies Naturally 01/26/2014
31 Lessons Learned in a Year of Being Vegetarian 01/19/2014
30 Coming Out As A Vegetarian 01/05/2014
29 New Year’s Resolutions 12/29/2013
28 Tim Paige Interview 12/22/2013
27 Keeping Pets Safe & Healthy During the Holidays 12/15/2013
26 Our Lift Coaching Plan to Eat More Vegetables & Fruits 12/08/2013
25 Tips for Avoiding Toxic Toys 12/01/2013
24 Thanksgiving Tips for Vegetarians 11/24/2013
23 Exercise Hacks 11/17/2013
22 Oh No! GMO! 11/10/2013
21 The Importance of Buying Organic 11/03/2013
20 Tips for a Healthy Halloween 10/27/2013
19 What’s In Season? Fall Fruits and Vegetables 10/20/2013
18 Food and Mood 10/13/2013
17 All About Beans 10/06/2013
16 Let’s Celebrate National Kale Day! 09/29/2013
15 A Review of the Documentary Film Forks Over Knives 09/22/2013
14 Our Favorite Myths About Vegetarianism 09/15/2013
13 This for That – Healthy Recipe Substitutions 09/07/2013
12 Tips to Avoid Being a Junk Food Vegetarian 09/01/2013
11 Surviving Football Season as a Vegetarian 08/25/2013
10 Back To School the Healthy Way 08/18/2013
9 Why We Love “The Healthy Juicer’s Bible” 08/11/2013
8 All About Tofu 08/04/2013
7 Getting Enough Protein as a Vegetarian or Vegan 07/28/2013
6 Vacationing & Grilling, Vegetarian-Style 07/21/2013
5 Living Healthy with a Vitamix Blender 07/14/2013
4 Juice It Up! 07/07/2013
3 Time Is On My Side 06/26/2013
2 A Life of Spice 06/26/2013
1 Here We Go! 06/25/2013