VZ 270: Vegan Trader Joe’s


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


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


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 […]

6 Ways to Deal with Meat Cravings

Oh, the feelings of guilt and shame…and all over a craving for meat! Of course, for carnivores this isn’t a problem…it’s a signal that it’s time for dinner. But for vegetarians and vegans, these feelings are real and can be difficult to deal with. It’s happened to both Larissa and me on numerous occasions.  Here […]

How to Grill Like a Vegetarian MVP This Football Season

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Are you ready for some football???   September is upon us. There’s a tinge of Fall in the air here in South Texas, which to me always means football! Texans love their football and I am no exception. I grew up a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, watching football games with my Pop on Sunday afternoons. […]

Three Reasons I Love the Lift Habit-Tracking Application for iPhone

“Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.” -Aristotle How a Podcast “ ed” Me Up A few weeks ago, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn. In episode 80, Pat interviewed Tony Stubblebine, co-founder of an iPhone/Web application called Lift™ . Stubblebine […]

3 Terrific Reasons to LOVE Juicing!

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How our Adventure in Juicing began In January 2013, Larissa and I spent a casual Sunday afternoon making jewelry and watching movies. Little did we know that two documentaries we watched that day would lead us to some major life changes.  Watching Fat Sick & Nearly Dead and Vegucated would be both the last thing […]