The Vegetarian Zen Podcast
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10 of The Best Cruelty-Free Shampoos
When Larissa and I first started on our vegetarian and vegan journey in 2013, we quickly realized that being vegan and vegetarian is about so much more than what’s on our plates. It’s about showing kindness and compassion towards
Is Being Vegetarian Healthy? Our Journey And What We’ve Discovered So Far
When Larissa and I became lacto-ovo vegetarians in 2013, one question we were frequently asked was, “Is being vegetarian healthy?” When people ask me this today, my answer is, “It depends.” Larissa and I started this podcast because, when we
Vegan Charcuterie Boards: Enchant Your Guests with These Plant-Based Masterpieces
It’s been a while since Larissa and I have had company over to our house (thanks, COVID!), but with my birthday coming up soon and Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re hoping that this sad streak will be coming to
Tostada-rific! 10 Vegan Tostada Recipe Ideas for Busy Weeknights
When I started working from home full-time in 2018, I thought that meal planning and meal prep were going to be easy-peasy! It turns out that things can still get pretty crazy (we tend to work more hours now than
Toni Okamoto Shares How to Be Plant-Based on a Budget
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ve got an amazing guest who’s going to share how we can eat plant-based without breaking the bank. Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, a website and social
8 of the Best Vegan Yogurt Brands of 2023
Oh, how I LOVE a cup of vegan yogurt topped with fresh fruit in the morning! And to think, just a few years ago, there weren’t that many vegan brands to choose from. These days, however, there are so many.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with These Vegan Girl Scout Cookies
It’s that time of year again! The Girl Scouts of America will be out in full force, green sashes and all, peddling their boxes of delicious cookies. But if you’re vegan, are you able to partake of this yearly deliciousness?
Best Vegetarian and Vegan Magazines (Updated 2023)
There’s Still Nothing Like Picking Up a Good Magazine! Books and the Internet aren’t the only way to learn about plant-based recipes and tips or cruelty-free products. Magazines can be great resources as well. Let’s take a look at some
7 Tips for a Successful Veganuary and Beyond!
What is Veganuary? Veganuary is a month-long challenge that has taken place every January since 2014. The goal of the challenge is to encourage people to eat a plant-based diet. In 2020, approximately 350,000 people worldwide signed up, committing to
Vegetarian Zen Presents Your 2022 Vegan Gift Guide
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a favorite vegan or vegetarian in your life, we’re here to help you out with our 2022 Vegan Gift Guide! We’ve pulled together some great vegan gift ideas to help make your
New in Plant-Based News (Oct 2022)
From time to time on our podcast, we love to discuss some of the top stories going on in plant-based news. In this episode, Larissa and I discuss: 8 Sanctuaries Where You Can Sponsor or Adopt a Turkey This Thanksgiving
20 Vegan Halloween Candy Favorites Your Trick or Treaters will LOVE
We’re keeping the spooky season theme going from our last podcast episode, when we shared 12 Fun Vegan Halloween Recipes To Try. In this episode we’re sharing 20 awesome vegan Halloween candy treats! All of these are store-bought candies and