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 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 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 […]

VZ 263: Tips for Affordable Plant Based Eating

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  When we hit a financial rough patch it’s easy to cut back on non-essential expenses like extra cable channels or dining out. But sometimes that’s not enough and budgeting enough for basic food expenses can become a challenge. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll share some tips for affordable plant based […]

VZ 258: Let’s Wok and Roll (Cooking with a Wok)

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’re all set to wok and roll! (see what we did there?) We’ll be discussing all things wok cooking, including the types of woks, necessary tools, what you can do in a wok besides stir frying, and best practices for making great food in a wok. […]