VZ 286: Are Fritos Vegan? (And Other Surprisingly Vegan And Non-Vegan Foods!)

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Surprisingly Not Vegan Back in 2014 we did an episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast called “Foods that Seem Vegetarian But Are Not”. This topic recently had a lot of activity in our closed Facebook group, the Peas and Carrots Society so we decided it was time to take a second look. This time around we […]

VZ 283: Talking Turkey with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary

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A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Farm Sanctuary…Website Around this time of year for the past few years, Larissa and I head out to the Farm Sanctuary website to sponsor a turkey through their Adopt A Turkey Project. An estimated 46 million turkeys are killed each year at Thanksgiving alone so […]

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

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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 276: Fake Meats Are Making Some People Very Angry! Here’s Why

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Yes, Fake Meats are Making Some People Very Angry! Fake meats, yes they are actually making some people very angry! Why? I was really curious about this after having read some angry comments on a Tweet where someone shared a picture of a vegan brisket. While most of those comments were simply irrational people just […]

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

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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 204: Transitioning from Vegan to Vegetarian

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  In the plant-based lifestyle community, there is a lot of discussion about transitioning from vegetarian to vegan. But what about going the other way? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about reasons for transitioning from vegan to vegetarian.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen […]

VZ 134: Becoming Vegan

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  Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of our Peas and Carrots Society members sharing their stories of becoming vegan. Lots of great discussions have happened as a result of these stories. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be talking about going vegan…sharing some tips, common questions, resources, and more.   Thanks for […]

Adventures in Vegetarian Cooking for One

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When you’re a vegetarian or vegan “flying solo” at mealtime it doesn’t matter whether it’s because you’re single, your family doesn’t subscribe to the veg lifestyle, or your spouse is out of town on business.  You just need smaller portions of healthy, plant-based food. While the most efficient way to do this is probably cooking […]

VZ 118: Vegan Butcher Shops – Yes, They DO Exist (and They’re Awesome!)!

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be talking about something that’s pretty new – vegan butcher shops! In the past couple of years these businesses have slowly been starting to pop up, and it’s really great news for the vegetarian and vegan community.  We’ll talk about where you might find a […]

VZ 117: Making a Difference with Vegetarianism

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss a topic that was suggested by a listener. She wondered if some people who became vegetarian or vegan for reasons pertaining to animal welfare suffer from depression because they feel that they are not making a difference with vegetarianism. We address some reasons for these feelings […]