The Vegetarian Zen Podcast

You Need These Delicious Vegan Coffee Creamers In Your Life! (VZ 383)

Vegan coffee lovers, rejoice! With the rise in popularity of vegan plant-based milk over the past several years, there are PLENTY of vegan coffee creamers to choose from to take your morning cuppa Joe from drab to fab. Even if you aren’t vegan but are simply looking to reduce dairy, these non-dairy options won’t disappoint. …

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Crafting Seitan with Skye Michael Conroy (aka The Gentle Chef) (VZ 382)

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we welcome Skye Michael Conroy, aka The Gentle Chef. Skye is a vegan chef and author of several vegan cookbooks including his latest, Crafting Seitan: Creating Homemade Plant-based Meats. Skye talks to us about his journey to becoming vegan and shares how he became a vegan chef. …

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Unreal Deli is the REAL Deal! Chatting with Founder Jenny Goldfarb (VZ 381)

In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen Podcast we welcome Jenny Goldfarb, the founder of Unreal Deli, the finest plant-based deli meats inspired by over 100 years of New York deli history.  We talk to Jenny about what inspired her to create Unreal Deli and about her experience on Shark Tank, where she struck a deal …

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Overcoming Obstacles to Going Vegan With Certified Life Coach Michele Olender (VZ 380)

Going Vegan Can Have Its Challenges With any challenges, having the right people in your support system can help make you successful. In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast we talk to Certified Life Coach Michele Olender about some common challenges people face when going vegan — and how they can tackle those challenges …

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What is Nutritional Yeast (aka Nooch)? Benefits PLUS 5 Yummy Recipes (VZ 142)

Recently in the Peas and Carrots Society Facebook group, a member posted a question about nutritional yeast (aka nooch). What followed was an AMAZING discussion among members about these mysterious yellow flakes, including some really yummy-sounding and creative ways to use them. You can listen to us discuss nutritional yeast here or read on for …

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Sprouting: What It Is And Why You Should Be Doing It with Doug Evans (VZ 377)

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we are pleased to welcome Doug Evans, an entrepreneur and early pioneer in the natural food industry. In his new book, The Sprout Book, Doug talks all about sprouts and how we can tap into the power of the planet’s most nutritious foods. Disclaimer: Information on this …

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Celebrating Human Imperfection with Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl (VZ 376)

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’re pleased to welcome Molly Patrick. Molly is the co-founder of Clean Food Dirty Girl, whose mission it is to help people eat more plants while finding joy in doing so. Disclaimer: Information on this site is presented for educational purposes only. Always speak to your doctor …

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Quantum Shift with Creator, Producer, Director Kiko Ellsworth (VZ 375)

In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, we are pleased to welcome Kiko Ellsworth.  Kiko is an Emmy award-winning actor, producer, and director who has appeared in hundreds of television shows, films, and commercials. The story of how he became the person he is today is inspiring. Kiko is very passionate about veganism and …

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Good Food Gratitude with Hollan Hawaii (VZ 373)

In today’s episode, we are pleased to welcome Hollan Hawaii.  Hollan is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, health advocate, former restaurant owner, mom of three, plant-based cookbook author, and expert in vegan plant-based food. We talk to Hollan about her cookbook, Good Food Gratitude, and the positive impacts she’s experienced since transitioning to a plant-based …

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Is Splendid Spoon Right For You? Here’s Our Review! (VZ 372)

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be reviewing Splendid Spoon. Splendid Spoon is a meal subscription service that specializes in clean ingredients. You can listen to us discuss our Splendid Spoon experience here or read on for a quick summary.     Splendid Spoon is a plant-based meal delivery service that serves up …

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Oncology Dietitian Alison Tierney on Battling Chronic Illness (VZ 369)

  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we are pleased to welcome Alison Tierney. Alison is an outpatient oncology dietitian working with patients undergoing cancer treatment to ensure they receive adequate nutrition and symptom relief. This episode was one that was very personal since Larissa battles lupus, an autoimmune disease. While her symptoms …

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The Secrets of Successful Batch Cooking With Stephanie Dreyer (VZ 367)

Batch cooking can be challenging to get started, and even harder to stick with. Larissa and I have had an on-again-off-again relationship with batch cooking. When we’re “on,” we can definitely tell a positive difference in how we stick to our goals of eating healthier (i.e., less processed food). When we’re “off,” we tend to …

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7 of the Best Reef-Safe, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free Sunscreens in 2021 (VZ 366)

Even just a few years ago, finding a good cruelty-free sunscreen wasn’t that easy.  Luckily, more companies these days are launching sun protection products that are not only good for us but also good for the planet and for our animal friends. You can listen to us discuss cruelty-free sunscreens in this episode of the …

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