VZ 282: 8 Simple Vegan Turkey Substitutes That Don’t Suck

turkey alternatives

It’s That Time of Year Again! Yes, the holiday season is officially upon us! So many holiday traditions are based around amazing food, and being meat-free doesn’t mean that you need to miss out. In fact, there are so many meatless alternatives to the traditional “holiday roast” and meat-based sides these days that you might […]

VZ 281: 10 Easy, Powerful Food Combining Tips that Actually Boost Your Health!

food combining tips that boost your health

How I Stumbled Across the Idea of Combining Certain Foods for Health Recently, while doing some research for one of our podcasts, I came across an article that mentioned the health benefits of combining turmeric and black pepper. I had recently begun incorporating turmeric in some of my cooking after learning about its health benefits […]

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

When most people think of chickpeas they likely think of good-for-you, great-tasting hummus, without knowing exactly how healthy they are. Read on for 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 beans) are high […]

VZ 278: Holistic Healing – Delicious Healing with Dr. Tumi Johnson

Holistic Healing Tumi Johnson

What is Holistic Healing? “Holistic healing” is still somewhat of a mystery to many people. Essentially it is an approach to health and wellness that considers humans as a “whole,” and seek to restore balance by taking into consideration all of the internal and external factors that affect us. Dr. Tumi Johnson – Holistic Medical […]

VZ 275: Vegan Athletes on The Rise! Crushing the Competition on a Plant Based Diet

Vegan Athletes on the Rise

The Number of Plant-Based Vegan Athletes is Growing! Recently there seems to be an explosion of the number of vegan athletes who are grabbing headlines by crushing the competition in their respective sports and who cite their vegan plant-based diets as significant competitive edge. In this episode of our podcast, we’re going to discuss this […]

VZ 261: Are You Really Hungry…Or Just Bored?

Emotional Eating and What to Do About It

Vegetarian Zen podcast episode 261 - Are You Hungry...Or Just Bored https://www.vegetarianzen.com

  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we springboard off of a post in our closed Facebook group, The Peas and Carrots Society, about how to know if you’re eating because you’re hungry, or if you’re just bored. We share some information about how to distinguish actual physical hunger from the desire to […]

VZ 259: Air Frying – Is It Awesome or Just a Bunch of Hot Air?

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we investigate air frying. Wait…what? How can you fry something without a ton of oil? And even if you can, how many vegetarian things can you actually fry? You’re about to find out! Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If […]

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. […]

VZ 257: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Challenge

Vegetarian zen podcast episode 257 - Dr. Michael Greger's Daily Dozen Challenge https://www.vegetarianzen.com

In early May, Larissa and I challenged the members of our closed Facebook Group, The Peas and Carrots Society to Dr. Michael Greger’s Daily Dozen Challenge. You might remember that Dr. Michael Greger is the founder of Nutritionfacts.org, which is a website we dedicated an entire episode of our podcast to because we thought it was […]

VZ 248: Tips for Oil-Free Cooking

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we provide some tips for oil-free cooking. What this episode is NOT: because we are not trained in nutrition or in the medical industry, our goal is not to convince you to either use oil in your cooking or not use it. This is something you […]