About Us

vickie and larissa with dogs
vickie and larissa

Hi! We’re Vickie and Larissa and we run the show here at Vegetarian Zen!

us before the ceremony
In 2013,  after watching two disturbing and eye-opening films, Fat Sick, & Nearly Dead and Vegucated, we made the decision to become vegetarians.  It was a bit of a challenge at first, but one we accepted with happy hearts and open minds. We launched Vegetarian Zen (the website AND the podcast) that same year so that we could share all of our learnings with family and friends.
Our Inspiration
What You Will Find At Vegetarian Zen
Living a more compassionate plant-based lifestyle isn’t just about food (although you will find some GREAT veg recipes here!).  A compassionate lifestyle means compassion for the animals, your fellow humans, AND the planet.
At Vegetarian Zen, you’ll find products, services, and a community ready to help you create a lifestyle that reflects your own values when it comes to living a more compassionate life.
At Vegetarian Zen we applaud, encourage, and celebrate vegetarianism and veganism in ANY form, fashion or degree. What you will NEVER find here is judgment or bullying.
We hope you find what you’re looking for here and please let us know if there are any topics you would like for us to further explore. We LOVE hearing from our community!
A good place to start is on our “Start” page but in the meantime, here are a few things you may want to consider in order to learn more about us. 
Check Out The Latest Podcast Episode Here
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