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

Emotional Eating and What to Do About It

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  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

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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 […]

VZ 247: Is a Ketogenic Diet Possible for Vegetarians and Vegans?

  In some recent episodes, we’ve talked about how a couple of the popular diet plans, namely Paleo and Whole30, fit with a vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based lifestyle. (To hear those episodes, check out VZ 245: Can I Do the Whole30 Program as a Vegetarian or Vegan?  and VZ 241: Is a Pegan Lifestyle Right […]

VZ 245: Can I do the Whole30 Program as a Vegetarian or Vegan?

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  In today’s episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we consider whether the Whole30 Program is doable as a vegetarian or vegan. We explain the basics of Whole30 including some things you can take away from the program even if you decide it’s not for you. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian […]

VZ 244: What Happens to Your Body When You Adopt a Plant Based Lifestyle?

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we discuss some of the changes that can occur in the body as a result of ditching animal products in favor of healthy whole plant foods.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast […]

VZ 242: Fresh Ideas for Vegetarian and Vegan Lunches

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  Having a healthy lunch at work or school can be difficult, particularly if you don’t have access to a microwave. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some ideas for vegetarian and vegan lunches that don’t require a microwave. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! […]

VZ 241: Is a Pegan Lifestyle Right for You?

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be learning together about a new “mashup” eating style called Peganism. We discuss what it means to be pegan and give our opinions on this relatively new lifestyle.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in […]