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 […]

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 264: Eating Vegan at the Ballpark

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  Many Americans enjoy this time of year because it means BASEBALL. While we don’t follow a team, we do love getting outside and enjoying the activity of being at a ballpark with people, watching sports, and eating some good food. Before we became vegetarians, we ate burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, and things of […]

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 262: Essential Oils 101

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  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.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode […]

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 […]