Rank #1: 5 Awesome Health Benefits of Potatoes (VZ 301)
The Great Potato Controversy There are several foods that cause a lot of controversy regarding their overall healthiness. One of these foods is the potato. If you Google “Are Potatoes Good for You?” you’ll find plenty of articles arguing each side of the issue, all citing studies in defense of their perspective. Larissa and …
Mar 24 2019
Rank #2: Goodbye Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Brooke Goldner (VZ 321)
Who Is Dr. Brooke Goldner? In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast ,we are EXTREMELY pleased to welcome Dr. Brooke Goldner! Dr. Goldner is a board certified medical doctor and the author of 3 best-selling books, Goodbye Lupus, Goodbye Autoimmune Disease, and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health and Healing. …
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Aug 11 2019
Rank #3: These are a Few of Our Favorite Things (2019 Edition) (VZ 333)
The Holidays Are Upon Us! The fall and winter months are our absolute FAVORITE seasons of the year! Maybe it’s because it’s actually cool enough outside to spend some quality time in nature. Or maybe it’s because all of the decorations, lights, good food, and time with family make this time of your extra special. …
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Nov 03 2019
Rank #4: 7 Awesome Refrigerator Organization Tips to Help You Stop Wasting Food (VZ 319)
You went to the store and bought some of the yummiest looking produce and refrigerated foods with all the best intentions to make delicious meals. A couple of weeks pass and then…“Oh no! I didn’t see that back there!” You find a once-beautiful squash now blackened and mushy in the back of your fridge. You …
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Jul 28 2019
Rank #5: A Review of The Game Changers (VZ 337)
In this episode of our podcast, we review a recently released documentary called The Game Changers. Back in episode 275, The Rise of the Vegan Athlete, we discussed how many athletes are turning to a plant-based diet. If you listened to episode 275, you might recall that I was particularly excited about this …
Dec 01 2019
Rank #6: A Review of What the Health (VZ 309)
What the Health Review What the Health is a documentary that was released in 2017 directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. The film follows director Kip Andersen as he interviews several physicians with whom many of us are familiar–Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. John McDougall, and others. Andersen also …
May 19 2019
Rank #7: Imperfect Produce and Meal Prep with Melissa Grove (VZ 312)
Imperfect Produce – A Review A few weeks ago, we did a live Facebook video just to chat with folks in the Peas and Carrots Society (our closed Facebook group). One of the participants in that chat, Melissa Grove, mentioned that she uses Imperfect Produce, a fresh produce subscription service that offers perfectly good, although …
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Jun 09 2019
Rank #8: Finding Flexitarian with Harlie Pruder (VZ 307)
Meet Golden Apple Roundtable Member Harlie Pruder! We LOVE getting to know the folks within our Vegetarian Zen community! In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we chat with Golden Apple Roundtable member, Harlie Pruder about her plant-based journey from omnivore, to vegetarian, to strict vegan before finding that flexitarianism is right for her. …
May 05 2019
Rank #9: Instead of “New Year, New Me” Try This! (VZ 341)
We are knocking on the door of a brand new year which means many people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions. “New Year, New Me!” is the rallying cry of many people vowing to start good habits and ditch old bad habits. Even so, most people know that the percentage of people who actually …
Dec 29 2019
Rank #10: Your Guide to Baking Homemade Bread (VZ 326)
Fall is typically a great time to do some baking and there nothing quite like the taste and smell of homemade bread! Check out this episode of our podcast for our discussion on all things bread, or read on for a summary of what we discuss on the show! Why Bake When You Can …
Sep 15 2019
Rank #11: How to Cook Quinoa and What To Do With It (VZ 342)
Quinoa is one of the BEST plant-based proteins for vegetarians and vegans. In this episode of our podcast, we discuss what quinoa is, how to cook with it, and share a few recipes we’re eager to try. You can listen to the podcast here or scroll down for a quick summary of what we discuss …
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Jan 05 2020
Rank #12: The Best Darn Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili…Seriously Ya’ll! (VZ 339)
What’s better than a BIG bowl of vegetarian chili? How about a BIG bowl of Instant Pot vegetarian chili! Here’s why… But first, a quick disclaimer from this Texan who takes her chili VERY seriously! Since traditional Texas chili doesn’t call for beans or veggies, we’re going to be taking some liberties with the recipe. …
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Dec 15 2019
Rank #13: Epic Vegan with Dustin Harder of The Vegan Roadie (VZ 332)
Who is Dustin Harder? Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie. The show is described as a version of the popular Food Network series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He is an author, recipe creator, and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute. Living La Vida …
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Oct 27 2019
Rank #14: 5 Awesome Benefits of Pea Protein (VZ 308)
What is Pea Protein? Pea protein is exactly what it sounds like. It’s protein extracted from peas. Peas are ground to remove the fiber and starch, a process which leaves just the protein. Nutritionally speaking, peas are one of the top sources of plant-based protein, a fact that many people don’t realize. A standard serving …
May 12 2019
Rank #15: 7 Tips for Navigating the Holidays As Vegetarian or Vegan (VZ 340)
We are RIGHT in the thick of the holiday season with many people getting together for family, fun, and food! Navigating the holidays can be challenging for ANYONE. However, making your way through potlucks and parties can be especially challenging especially if you’re a new vegan or vegetarian or are simply trying to reduce meat …
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Dec 22 2019
Rank #16: Ask Us Anything! (VZ 327)
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we asked YOU to ask us anything! Yes, anything and everything was on the table. Here’s what you asked and our responses! Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn …
Sep 22 2019
Rank #17: All About Pumpkin! Health Benefits and, of Course, Pumpkin Recipes! (VZ 331)
A sure sign that Fall is here is that pumpkin is everywhere! From coffee drinks and baked goods to jack-o-lanterns–yes, everywhere! But how much do you know about pumpkins? Pumpkin — fruit or vegetable? Pumpkin (Cucurbita Maxima) is technically a fruit. It’s a type of winter squash in the same plant family (Cucurbitaceae) as …
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Oct 20 2019
Rank #18: 7 Powerful Pantry Organization Tips! (VZ 323)
In episode 319 of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we gave you 7 Awesome refrigerator organization tips to help you stop wasting food. Also in that episode, we promised to share some pantry organization tips with you…so here we are! Let’s get organizing! Why Pantry Organization? While most pantry foods have longer expiration dates than things …
Aug 25 2019
Rank #19: Awesome Sauce! 8 Vegan Sauces You Need to Try! (VZ 338)
The perfect sauce can take a dish from bland to simply AMAZING! Here are 8 awesome vegan sauces you need to try! Easy Lemon Tahini Sauce Tahini was something I had not eaten before becoming a vegetarian. If you’re not familiar with it, tahini is essentially a paste made from crushed sesame seeds. …
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Dec 08 2019
Rank #20: 7 of the Healthiest Seeds You Can Eat (and Some Ways to Eat Them!) (VZ 344)
Seeds — what they lack in size, they MORE than make up for in nutritional value! Here are 7 of the healthiest seeds you can eat to give you an extra nutritional boost! You can listen to us discuss these “fab 7” seeds below or read on for a quick review of what we discuss: …
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Jan 19 2020