Larissa Galenes

What is Nutritional Yeast (aka Nooch)? Benefits PLUS 5 Yummy Recipes (VZ 142)

Recently in the Peas and Carrots Society Facebook group, a member posted a question about nutritional yeast (aka nooch). What followed was an AMAZING discussion among members about these mysterious yellow flakes, including some really yummy-sounding and creative ways to use them. You can listen to us discuss nutritional yeast here or read on for …

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Easy One-Bowl Bread Recipe

No loaf pan? No problem! You can bake this wonderful, chewy easy one-bowl bread in an oven-safe dish. There’s also no need to proof your yeast — it’s added right in with the other ingredients, which are mixed with lukewarm water to activate the yeast. The recipe calls for all-purpose white and white whole wheat …

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6 Ways to Celebrate a Cruelty-Free & Environmentally Friendly Valentine’s Day (VZ 295)

Be my Veggie-Valentine! Despite its theme of love, Valentine’s Day can be a high-pressure holiday. What to give your spouse of 30 years “who has everything”? You’ve only been on two dates with someone—do you give them a gift? Should you declare your undying love for your secret crush?? (probably not!) Being a cruelty-free, eco-conscious …

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

When most people think of chickpeas they likely think of great-tasting hummus, without knowing exactly thinking much about the health benefits of chickpeas. Read on 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 …

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Essential Oils 101

We have recently started including aromatherapy using essential oils as part of our monthly massages and we both love it. In this episode of the Vegetarian Podcast, we discuss the basics of essential oils–what they as well as some benefits and risks associated with their use.     Please note that some of the links …

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Cruelty-Free Pet Products

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be shedding (get it, shedding??!) some light on cruelty-free pet products, including food, treats, grooming products, and flea medicines.   Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission …

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Peanut Milk (VZ 253)

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be talking about a new nut milk that’s poised to become a staple in plant-based households…PEANUT MILK!     Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if …

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