The 2020 Vegetarian Zen Holiday Gift Guide

Hey Friends!

The 2020 Vegetarian Zen holiday gift guide is here! Some of our partners are having amazing Black Friday Sales so be sure to check them out.


You may recall that I graduated from the Rouxbe Forks Over Knives online cooking course a couple of years ago.  In 2020, I completed their Culinary Rx Course, which I also loved.

If you’re looking to UP your own cooking skills or gift a course from Rouxbe to a friend, you can choose a yearly membership or select courses individually.

Free 30-Day Trial!
Rouxbe Online Cooking School Membership
  • Have the world's leading online culinary school at your fingertips with unlimited access to membership courses, all lessons, and hundreds of recipes.
  • Receive chef support from renowned chef educators and hands-on assessments to practice your newly developed technique. With over 590,000 students worldwide we are teaching the world to cook – the right way!
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Not all of the courses are plant-based so please be sure to review course offerings prior to purchasing.



I always have plenty of Nuzest on hand because it’s my go-to protein source for smoothies!

Clean Lean Protein is not just any protein; it comes from the highest quality European Golden Peas, which contain the most potent of all vegetable proteins. It contains ALL your essential amino acids and it’s SUPER easy to digest.

Clean Lean Protein the perfect choice for everyone from children to seniors and busy parents to professional athletes.
Be sure to check out our interview with Nuzest-USA CEO, Jonny Edwards.

Vitamix Blenders

A Vitamix Blender was one of the very first purchases we made when we decided to go plant-based back in 2013. We are happy to say our Vitamix is still going strong!

You can read our review of the blender here.

Vitamix Blenders

Vitamix fuels passions. It’s why we’re the brand most trusted by professional chefs. But you won’t just find us in restaurant kitchens. You’ll also find us in home kitchens around the world.

Buy on Amazon! Read Our Review

Already own a Vitamix? Check out these recipe books to help you come up with some great new treats to whip up!


The Vegetarian Zen Swag Shop

Be sure to check out our online store to get lots of official Vegetarian Zen swag plus t-shirts, hoodies, notebooks, mugs, and lots more featuring plant-based themed designs created by independent artists.

The Vegetarian Zen Swag Shop

A variety of t-shirts, hoodies, tanks, phone cases, totes, mugs, pens, and more!



Vegancuts is the most-trusted and longest-standing all vegan subscription service. They have 3 subscription boxes: the vegan snack box, vegan beauty box, and vegan makeup box.

$5 Off!
Vegancuts Vegan Snack, Makeup, and Beauty Boxes
  • The folks at Vegancuts search every corner of the vegan world to discover the most exciting new products from new and established brands.
  • Enter Coupon Code vegetarianzen for $5 off at checkout!
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Thrive Market

Thrive Market is an online membership-based market that makes the highest quality, healthy and sustainable products available for every budget, lifestyle, and location.

You also receive a free gift (up to $24 in value) when you order through our link!

Choose a FREE Gift
Thrive Market

Your favorite organic & non-GMO brands, plus guaranteed savings—delivered to your door

  • Carbon-neutral shipping
  • 100% recyclable packaging
  • Zero-waste warehouses
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Plan To Eat

Plant To Eat is a meal planning and recipe management tool that also includes a shopping list organizer. We’ve used it for YEARS. It’s so easy to use — simply click a button to import a recipe into Plan to Eat and add it to your planner, add ingredients to your shopping list, and more!

14 Day Free Trial!
Plan to Eat: Meal Planning Calendar and Grocery List App
$4.95 a month or $39 a year ($3.25 a month)
  • Start using the best recipe clipper, meal planning calendar, and automated grocery list maker today.
  • 14 Day Free Trial, No Credit Card Required
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Le Creuset

Once we realized that what you cook your food in is just as important as what you are cooking, we decided to invest in Le Creuset cast iron cookware. You can check out our review here. Seriously a great investment in your health!

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Curved Round Chef's Oven with Silicone French Trivet, 4.5 qt., Flame
  • Set includes matching Silicone French Trivet
  • Unique curved sides promote the natural movement of heated liquid
  • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking; interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling
  • Sand-colored interior enamel makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks, preventing burning and sticking
  • Even heat distribution and superior heat retention
  • Included components: Round Oven & Trivet

Buy on Amazon!


Buddha Bowls: The Vegetarian Zen Way

After years of doing the podcast, we decided to create a book! Buddha Bowls: The Vegetarian Zen Way is all about our LOVE of Buddha bowls and how they can help any household enjoy simple, healthy, tasty meals together.

Our eBook!
Buddha Bowls: The Vegetarian Zen Way!

In this eBook, you will learn:

  • What Buddha bowls are and why they are the PERFECT meal
  • How to create your own awesome combinations based on your needs and specific tastes
  • Some of our favorite ingredient combinations (recipes) plus ideas for sauces and dressings

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Batch Cooking Club!

In episode 367 we interviewed Stephanie Dryer, the creator of Batch Cooking Club. Many of our community members love to batch cook but find that maintaining a consistent batch cooking practice can be a struggle.

As a member of Batch Cooking Club you’ll receive:

  • A weekly meal planner
  • Batch Plan
  • Shopping List
  • Private Facebook Community
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Ingredient Substitution Guide
  • Blank Meal Planner

Grab a membership for yourself or gift it to a friend to help them get to kick off 2021 in a healthy way!

Batch Cooking Club

Mealtime made easy! A weekly action plan to get you to the dinner table more often - with healthier food and in less time. 

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Splendid Spoon

Splendid Spoon is a meal subscription service that prides itself on healthy meals with zero prep!  For more information, check out our review of Splendid Spoon.

Get $15 Off Your First Box!
Splendid Spoon
Splendid Spoon’s plant-based smoothies, soups, noodle, and grains bowls are low in sugar and sodium and delivered ready-to-eat.
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Stocking Stuffers

Here are a few products that make great stocking stuffers. Be sure to check out our Resource Pages for more.

We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Peace and Veggies,

Vickie and Larissa


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