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 […]

VZ 272: 10 Simple Meal Planning Tips

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School has started already and for families with school-aged kids life just got a LOT busier. Trying to find a balance between work, school, and home lives can leave little time for meal planning, which can lead to fast food stops or expensive restaurant trips. Way back in 2014, we did an episode called “Meal […]

VZ 271: IBS and the Low FODMAP Diet for Vegans and Vegetarians

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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can but challenging enough to manage in itself but as a vegan or vegetarian it can be even more challenging. In this episode, we discuss IBS, why IBS can be particularly challenging for vegans and vegetarians, and how an approach called the low FODMAP plan can help you manage IBS. Please […]

VZ 270: Vegan Trader Joe’s

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Trader Joe’s is a popular store for many folks within our Vegetarian Zen community. Why? Maybe it’s because of the great Vegan Trader Joe’s offerings! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share our very first legit visit to Trader Joe’s. We say “legit” because we were on a mission to do our […]

VZ 269: 8 Things You Can Do To Help Animals in Need in Your Community

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This episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast is all about how you can help animals in need in your community. If it’s just not feasible to adopt or foster a pet, there are still many ways you can help animals in need. Today, we share 8 ways you can help! Please note that some of […]

VZ 268: The Peas and Carrots Society Presents – 5 Favorite Vegan Cookbooks

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Recently, one of our Peas and Carrots Members, Michelle Wilkinson, asked, “If you could only recommend one vegan cookbook for families that want easy fast recipes, what would you choose?” Meal planning can be challenging in general but learning to cook healthy vegan meals for you and your family can take time and money.  Because […]

VZ 267: 9 Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety Naturally

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If you are like most people, you can experience a fair amount of stress and anxiety on a daily basis. Whether it be from your job, your kids, your spouse, or just what’s going on in the world today. We all deal with a certain amount of stress and can use some help to manage […]

VZ 266: Rise of the Non Dairy Milk Industry and What You Can Do to Keep it Going!

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Back in episode 078 we did our first episode on plant milks titled “The Delicious World of Plant Milks” and in a recent episode 253, we talked specifically about peanut milk. In today’s episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we are going to discuss the Non Dairy Milk industry overall and where it seems to […]

VZ 265: Forks Over Knives Cooking Course – Vickie’s Review and Update

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  In early June, Vickie started a Forks Over Knives Cooking Course in an effort to get more creative and knowledgeable in the kitchen. Not having enough variety in our meals has caused us to drift back into some old bad habits like relying on a lot of processed foods and even fast food. We […]