Hi! We’re Vickie and Larissa!
We run the show here at Vegetarian Zen.
It seems like there is a TON of trolling, bullying, and fighting going on in the cyber world these days. A lot of people are quitting social media (or taking loooong breaks from it) because it just seems like there is so much fighting. The plant-based world is no exception.
While there are a LOT of great veg resources out there, we have also seen our share of “chest-thumping” and bullying that seems to turn more people away from the cause than attracts them. Shouldn’t compassion for animals extends to your fellow humans as well? We think so!
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.
What You Will Find Here
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.
What you Won’t Find Here
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.
The Reviews Are In!
“I am transitioning to a vegan plant based lifestyle. I listen to other plant based podcasts and find myself discouraged by the all or nothing mindset. Vegetarian Zen is a great podcast that inspires out of positivity and doesn’t stress perfection. I appreciate their kindness and respect. A great listen and consistent content.”
“I absolutely love this podcast, it’s definitely my most listened to. Very informative and I love their personalities! Lots of great tips in a non-judgmental, unbiased way!”
“Thank you for helping us all feel comfortable here. I have bounced back and forth from omnivore to vegetarian to vegan to omnivore and now trying to work more plant based eating back into my diet. You gals are such a perfect resource for that and so pleasant to listen to. Thank you!”
“I found these two ladies completely by accident and am so glad I stumbled across their podcast. Vickie and Larissa are kind-hearted, warm, and never take themselves (or anyone else) too seriously. I listen to every episode and am always tickled with the real talk and lack of pretentiousness.”
“I recently became vegan and was searching for podcasts that can help me in my journey. I found a few and started listening and they were just not what I was looking for until I found Larissa and Vickie!! They are fun, not uptight and always have good topics! Thank you ladies!! I also joined their Facebook group and I’m having fun with it as well. Keep up the good work!”
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!