VZ 282: 8 Simple Vegan Turkey Substitutes That Don’t Suck

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It’s That Time of Year Again! Yes, the holiday season is officially upon us! So many holiday traditions are based around amazing food, and being meat-free doesn’t mean that you need to miss out. In fact, there are so many meatless alternatives to the traditional “holiday roast” and meat-based sides these days that you might […]

VZ 281: 10 Easy, Powerful Food Combining Tips that Actually Boost Your Health!

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How I Stumbled Across the Idea of Combining Certain Foods for Health Recently, while doing some research for one of our podcasts, I came across an article that mentioned the health benefits of combining turmeric and black pepper. I had recently begun incorporating turmeric in some of my cooking after learning about its health benefits […]

VZ 280: Health Benefits of Chickpeas and Vegan Chickpea Recipes That Aren’t Hummus!

When most people think of chickpeas they likely think of good-for-you, great-tasting hummus, without knowing exactly how healthy they are. Read on for to learn more about chickpeas, including their nutritional value, health benefits, and recipe ideas.  What are Chickpeas? The chickpea is a member of the legume family. Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are high […]

VZ 279: Cage-Free vs. Free-Range vs. Pasture-Raised Eggs : Demystifying Egg Labeling

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Demystifying Egg Labels As we’ve discussed many times on the show, food labeling needs a BIG TIME redo. Trying to decipher labels at the grocery store can be an exercise in frustration. Many companies intentionally try to mislead consumers, and the egg industry is no exception. Cage-free vs. free-range vs. pasture-raised? What do they all […]

VZ 278: Holistic Healing – Delicious Healing with Dr. Tumi Johnson

Holistic Healing Tumi Johnson

What is Holistic Healing? “Holistic healing” is still somewhat of a mystery to many people. Essentially it is an approach to health and wellness that considers humans as a “whole,” and seek to restore balance by taking into consideration all of the internal and external factors that affect us. Dr. Tumi Johnson – Holistic Medical […]

VZ 277: CBD Oil – What is It? Is it Legal? What are the Benefits and the Risks?

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CBD Oil I’d heard about CBD oil but hadn’t really done much research into it until our dog, Cosmo, developed issues with his leg which may require surgery. As we do with any major decision (and some minor ones!),  Larissa and I are doing a lot of research about his condition, including treatment options, before […]

VZ 276: Fake Meats Are Making Some People Very Angry! Here’s Why

Fake Meats

Yes, Fake Meats are Making Some People Very Angry! Fake meats, yes they are actually making some people very angry! Why? I was really curious about this after having read some angry comments on a Tweet where someone shared a picture of a vegan brisket. While most of those comments were simply irrational people just […]

VZ 275: Vegan Athletes on The Rise! Crushing the Competition on a Plant Based Diet

Vegan Athletes on the Rise

The Number of Plant-Based Vegan Athletes is Growing! Recently there seems to be an explosion of the number of vegan athletes who are grabbing headlines by crushing the competition in their respective sports and who cite their vegan plant-based diets as significant competitive edge. In this episode of our podcast, we’re going to discuss this […]

VZ 274: 5 Big Take-Aways from the Forks Over Knives Cooking Course

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I Graduated from The Forks Over Knives Cooking Course! About 90 days ago, I started a new adventure by taking the Forks Over Knives Cooking course. I will admit I was a little nervous since I was not the primary cook in the house, but I knew we needed to improve our overall cooking skills. […]

VZ 273: Vegan Clothing – The Latest and Greatest!

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When we first became vegetarians 5 years ago, vegan clothing was VERY different than it is today. The offerings were very slim and, quite honestly, not that attractive.  Back in episode 180 of our podcast (Nov 2016) we published an episode titled, “All about Vegan Fashion”. However, over the years, much like the trends we’ve […]