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Vegetarian and vegan information, tips, recipes, and more presented in a light, conversational, and nonjudgmental manner. We welcome input and feedback from our followers regarding issues you would like us to address as well as ways in which we can improve. Please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can help. If you enjoy and find value in our podcast, we would very much appreciate a favorable review on iTunes. This would help us tremendously. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy Vegetarian Zen.

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Vegetarian and vegan information, tips, recipes, and more presented in a light, conversational, and nonjudgmental manner. We welcome input and feedback from our followers regarding issues you would like us to address as well as ways in which we can improve. Please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can help. If you enjoy and find value in our podcast, we would very much appreciate a favorable review on iTunes. This would help us tremendously. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy Vegetarian Zen.

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Episodes
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VZ 453: The Best Vegan Hot Dogs For Summer Grilling

5/19/2024
In this episode of the podcast, we’re talking about some of the best veggie hot dogs on the market today with a little help from our closed Facebook group the Peas and Carrots who voted on theirs. Check out the full show notes here.

Duration:00:33:09

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VZ 452: Nature's Nurturers: A Tribute To Awesome Animal Moms!

5/5/2024
Discover the remarkable world of animal moms and their nurturing ways. Explore the depths of maternal instincts across wildlife species. Check out the full show notes here.

Duration:00:29:51

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VZ 451: Fuel Your Life At Fruitive: A Chat With Gregg Rozeboom

4/21/2024
In this episode of Vegetarian Zen, we’re pleased to welcome Gregg Rozeboom, owner of Fruitive, a 100% organic, vegan, and sustainable restaurant located in Virginia Beach and in Washington DC. We’re going to talk to Gregg about his inspiration for opening a 100% plant-based restaurant and about some of the yummy offerings on his menu. You can check out our full show notes with links to everything we discuss here.

Duration:00:38:19

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VZ 450: 10 Energizing High Protein Vegan Breakfast Recipes You'll Love

4/7/2024
In recent years, there’s been this huge protein push with a lot of companies trying to convince us that we’re protein deficient, especially if you’re plant-based or plant-based leaning. While a lot of this is media hype, there is some truth to the importance of making sure you have enough protein in your diet. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re sharing some High Protein Breakfast Ideas to help you start your day with a protein-packed meal with zero animal products. We’re going to discuss some of the benefits of making sure you get enough protein in your meals, share some great sources of vegan protein, and of course, we’re not going to leave you without sharing some recipe ideas from some of our favorite sites. You can check out the show notes here.

Duration:00:34:17

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VZ 449: 10 Ways You Can Celebrate National Garden Month

3/24/2024
April is National Garden Month, a perfect time to embrace the warmer weather, get your hands dirty, and indulge in the many joys and benefits of gardening. Larissa and I have experimented with vegetable gardening over the years. We’ve had some very knowledgeable gardeners on the show in the past, including our friends Augie Sanchez (The Unkempt Gardener) and Megan Cain (The Creative Vegetable Gardener). These days, however, we’re sticking to flower gardens as they are easier for us to keep up with. Whether you're cultivating a lush flower garden, starting a vegetable garden, or simply looking to green up your living space, this entire month of April is dedicated to celebrating the beauty that gardening brings into our lives. In this episode of our podcast, we discuss some benefits of gardening for you and our planet and give you 10 ways to celebrate National Garden Month. You can check out our full show notes here.

Duration:00:29:10

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VZ 448: Why I Stopped Being An Angry Vegan With Kate Galli

3/10/2024
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re pleased to welcome Kate Galli, a visionary vegan health coach who's been at the forefront of the fitness industry for over a decade. What really interested me about Kate’s story is that she focuses a lot of what she teaches on mindset, which I feel is critical to accomplishing anything…including making changes to your health. Whether you're a vegetarian ready to go vegan, a vegan who just needs a bit more motivation, or an omnivore looking to start eating less meat, mindset is key to making any long-term significant changes. We’re also excited to talk to Kate about how she used her own advice about changing her mindset to move from what she describes as being an “angry “vegan into choosing compassion. You can check out the show notes here.

Duration:00:36:17

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VZ 447: We Love Casseroles! 10 Tasty Vegetarian Casseroles

2/25/2024
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, Larissa and I will be talking about vegetarian casseroles. The reason we want to talk about casseroles is that, much like a lot of topics we discuss on the podcast, they are a big interest to us primarily because of how much time we’ve been saving by making casseroles to have throughout the week. Meal planning and meal prep can be a big challenge for a lot of people so, much like our beloved Buddha Bowls, casseroles have come to our rescue when it comes to quick meals that can be as healthy as you want them to be. Today, we’re sharing 10 vegetarian casseroles we’ve either tried or will be trying soon. We’re also going to talk about how to store these because being able to eat these for days is a big benefit but you want to be sure you’re storing it properly so it actually tastes good when you reheat it. You can check out the full show notes with all of the recipes here.

Duration:00:44:25

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VZ 446: 2024 Food and Beverage Trends That Sound Awesome!

2/11/2024
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re going to be discussing some food and beverage trends expected this year. Neither Larissa nor I consider ourselves “trendy” but when it comes to all things veg, it’s neat to see how much people are adapting even more flexitarian lifestyles whether it be because of their own health, the animals, the environment, or a combination of these. Check out this page for full show notes.

Duration:00:24:42

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VZ 445: The One About Us

1/28/2024
This episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast is all about us! One of our longtime listeners requested that we do a show letting eveyrone know what we're up to so here we are! You can get links to everything we discuss in the show notes.

Duration:00:40:52

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VZ 444: Ed and Natasha Tatton of BReD - Organic Sourdough and Baked Goods

11/12/2023
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’re pleased to welcome Ed and Natasha Tatton, co-founders of BReD–Organic Sourdough, a 100% plant-based café and bakery in Whistler, British Columbia. We talk to Ed and Natasha about vegan baking and their new book, BReD: Sourdough Loaves, Small Breads, and Other Plant-Base Baking, a complete plant-based book for bakers that goes beyond just making bread. With their cookbook, bakers of all skill levels can create gorgeous vegan baked goods from cakes, muffins, and scones to biscuits, cookies, and tarts. You can learn more about Ed and Natasha and find links to everything we discuss in the shownotes.

Duration:00:40:59

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VZ 443: What's New in Plant-Based News October 2023

10/29/2023
In this episode of The Vegetarian Podcast, Larissa and I talk about 3 recent news articles that caught our attention. Things are moving so fast in the plant-based space that we like to discuss topics here. You can check out the full show notes and links to the articles here.

Duration:00:24:16

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VZ 442: What Is World Vegetarian Day? 8 Ways to Celebrate Vegetarianism

10/15/2023
We’re in October (already…can you believe it?!) and smack dab in the middle of Vegetarian Awareness Month. In this episode, we discuss 8 ways you can celebrate vegetarianism this month. You can check out the show notes here.

Duration:00:23:14

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VZ 441: 15 Delicious Vegan Fall Desserts You Need to Try!

10/1/2023
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share 15 vegan fall desserts. We'll also share a quick vegan baking primer to help you swap ingredients in your own favorite dessert recipes to make them vegan. Check out the full show notes with links to all the recipes here.

Duration:00:30:01

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VZ 440: Protein Power! 5 High Protein Milk Alternatives We Love

9/17/2023
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast, we're revisiting the topic of high protein milk alternatives. The state of the plant-based milk industry is certainly booming so we're sharing the latest plus 5 of our own recommendations.

Duration:00:28:54

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VZ 439: 10 Vegetarian Lunch Ideas We’re Trying This Month!

9/3/2023
In the quest to find healthy, satisfying, and delicious meals, vegetarian lunch ideas often top the list. Forget boring salads; we're talking about hearty salads, grain bowls, and so much more. This month, we've curated a list of 10 vegetarian lunch ideas we can't wait to try. These recipes are packed with simple ingredients that provide a complete meal, boasting both rich, savory flavor and vital nutrients.

Duration:00:32:36

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VZ 438: What's New In Plant-Based News: August 2023

8/20/2023
In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, Larissa and Vickie discuss 3 recent news articles and share their opinions and perspectives. You can get links to the articles plus full show notes here.

Duration:00:29:37

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VZ 437: Reimagining Leather With Stephanie Downs Of Uncaged Innovations

8/6/2023
In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re chatting with Stephanie Downs, CEO and Co-Founder of Uncaged Innovations, a company that creates material that mimics leather without sacrificing the characteristics that make it a desired material for the fashion, automotive, and home goods industries. We chat with Stephanie about her journey to veganism and her inspiration for creating Uncaged Innovations. You can check out the full show notes here.

Duration:00:42:40

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VZ 436: Plant-Based Cooking Made Easy With Diane Rose-Solomon

7/23/2023
Today, Larissa and I are thrilled to have Diane Rose-Solomon on the show. Diane's an animal rescue advocate, award-winning author, filmmaker, and the creator of "What's Plant-Based Cooking Good Looking?". A certified Humane Education Specialist, Diane has transformed her life and others through her dedication to animal welfare and plant-based cooking. We’ll talk to her about her journey of companion animal rescue and the power of plant-based cuisine. Check out the full show notes here.

Duration:00:42:47

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VZ 435: Embracing the Reducetarian Lifestyle: Brian Kateman's Vision of a Healthier Planet

7/9/2023
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re pleased to welcome Brian Kateman. Brian is the President and co-founder of The Reducetarian Foundation. He coined the term reducetarian, which we’ve often used on this show. A reducetarian is a person who is deliberately reducing their consumption of meat but not necessarily going all-in on a plant-based diet. We recently watched a documentary he produced based on his book Meat Me Halfway which explores reducetarianism through the lens of his own personal decision to eat less meat. Meat Me Halfway (2021) is a groundbreaking investigative journey that seeks to create some common ground at the dinner table. You can check out the full show notes here.

Duration:00:37:13

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Mycoprotein: What Is It and Why Your Body and Planet Will LOVE It!

6/18/2023
Over the weekend I read an article in the Vegconomist on the topic of mycoprotein. “What is mycoprotein?”, you might be asking. Mycoprotein is a plant-based protein made from a fungus, and it’s something you may want to pay attention to whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or are just looking to have less meat on your plate. We're going to discuss how this meat alternative is shaking up the food industry by introducing a whole new dimension to the vegan diet. You can check out the full show notes here.

Duration:00:19:48