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Vegetarian Zen

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Vegetarian | Vegan | Veg-Curious | Plant-Based | Recipes and Resources MINUS the Judgement

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Vegetarian | Vegan | Veg-Curious | Plant-Based | Recipes and Resources MINUS the Judgement

iTunes Ratings

365 Ratings
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I love these women!

By Saltman52 - Feb 08 2020
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I love listening to Vickie and Larissa; it’s like having my close friends over. Such a warm nonjudgmental conversation! Having recently had a bruising experience with a very ethical vegan, I especially appreciate the gentle tone these two maintain. Thanks. And keep up the great podcasts!

Great Podcast-Easy to Listen to

By Sara Marceline - Jan 20 2020
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Everyone says that this is the least judgemental and most inclusive vegetarian podcast they listen to, and I agree. My partner is a Pescatarian who heavily leans towards Vegan-no dairy, no eggs, no meat; she eats very limited amounts of fish. And I am veg curious, primarily omnivore. To my point, I feel accepted and welcome here. I don't feel guilty about being me, while learning lots about vegetarianism and veganism. Vicki and Larissa have really pleasant voices to listen to. The information is great, presented well and very useful. And they have lots of resources beyond the podcast. I definitely recommend this podcast (and go back to the early podcasts if you can) as a great place to begin your vegetarian journey.

iTunes Ratings

365 Ratings
Average Ratings
343
14
6
0
2

I love these women!

By Saltman52 - Feb 08 2020
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I love listening to Vickie and Larissa; it’s like having my close friends over. Such a warm nonjudgmental conversation! Having recently had a bruising experience with a very ethical vegan, I especially appreciate the gentle tone these two maintain. Thanks. And keep up the great podcasts!

Great Podcast-Easy to Listen to

By Sara Marceline - Jan 20 2020
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Everyone says that this is the least judgemental and most inclusive vegetarian podcast they listen to, and I agree. My partner is a Pescatarian who heavily leans towards Vegan-no dairy, no eggs, no meat; she eats very limited amounts of fish. And I am veg curious, primarily omnivore. To my point, I feel accepted and welcome here. I don't feel guilty about being me, while learning lots about vegetarianism and veganism. Vicki and Larissa have really pleasant voices to listen to. The information is great, presented well and very useful. And they have lots of resources beyond the podcast. I definitely recommend this podcast (and go back to the early podcasts if you can) as a great place to begin your vegetarian journey.
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Vegetarian Zen

Latest release on Oct 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Vegan for Everyone with Laura Theodore (aka The Jazzy Vegetarian) (VZ 359)

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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we are pleased to welcome Laura Theodore, a.k.a., The Jazzy Vegetarian.    We’re EXTRA excited about having Laura on the show because she was one of our inspirations for creating The Vegetarian Zen podcast.   Many of you know that we started Vegetarian Zen as a place …

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May 31 2020

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Rank #2: 5 Awesome Health Benefits of Potatoes (VZ 301)

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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 …

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Mar 24 2019

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Rank #3: These are a Few of Our Favorite Things (2019 Edition) (VZ 333)

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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

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Rank #4: 7 Awesome Refrigerator Organization Tips to Help You Stop Wasting Food (VZ 319)

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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

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Rank #5: Goodbye Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Brooke Goldner (VZ 321)

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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we are EXTREMELY pleased to welcome Dr. Brooke Goldner! Who Is 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. She has been …

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Aug 11 2019

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Rank #6: Traveling and Supporting Local Businesses with Bree and Ben (VZ 358)

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Travel is very limited these days, but there are certainly still opportunities for us to support our local businesses.   In this episode of the podcast, we welcome Benjamin Hagerty and Brianne Nemiroff of the blog It’s Bree and Ben; Live and Travel Kindly.   Ben and Bree discuss their travels, which focus on learning …

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May 17 2020

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Rank #7: A Review of The Game Changers (VZ 337)

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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 …

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Dec 01 2019

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Rank #8: What is Miso? Plus 5 AWESOME Miso Recipes (VZ 353)

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So what is miso? Back in episode 176 we talked about the amazing benefits of fermented foods. One of the foods we discussed was miso.  To be honest, I had no clue what it was until I became a vegetarian; I didn’t even know it existed! This is a great example of how becoming a …

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Mar 22 2020

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Rank #9: 10 Healthy Coping Mechanisms To Help You Through Uncertain Times (VZ 354)

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These are definitely uncertain times.  As I write this, the world is dealing with a major pandemic which has left people feeling isolated, scared, angry, and anxious. Many are having trouble coping with this stress.   In this episode of the podcast, we provide you with 10 healthy coping mechanisms for navigating difficult periods. You …

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Mar 29 2020

31mins

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Rank #10: On Being a Joyful Vegan with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (VZ 352)

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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we welcome Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, a recognized expert and thought leader in the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan.   Who is Colleen Patrick-Goudreau? Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me …

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Mar 15 2020

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Rank #11: Instead of “New Year, New Me” Try This! (VZ 341)

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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 …

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Dec 29 2019

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Rank #12: Imperfect Produce and Meal Prep with Melissa Grove (VZ 312)

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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

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Rank #13: Epic Vegan with Dustin Harder of The Vegan Roadie (VZ 332)

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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

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Rank #14: All About Pumpkin! Health Benefits and, of Course, Pumpkin Recipes! (VZ 331)

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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

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Rank #15: The Gluten-Free Vegan (VZ 350)

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Before we begin talking about what it means to be a gluten-free vegan, please be sure to consult your doctor if you suspect you have a gluten allergy or any other medical condition. This information is meant to aid you in any discussions you have with a medical professional. Listen to our podcast here… …or …

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Mar 01 2020

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Rank #16: Finding Flexitarian with Harlie Pruder (VZ 307)

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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. …

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May 05 2019

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Rank #17: A Review of What the Health (VZ 309)

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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 interviews (or tries to) …

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May 19 2019

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Rank #18: Your Guide to Baking Homemade Bread (VZ 326)

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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 …

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Sep 15 2019

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Rank #19: How to Cook Quinoa and What To Do With It (VZ 342)

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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 quinoa, 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 along …

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Jan 05 2020

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Rank #20: 5 Awesome Benefits of Pea Protein (VZ 308)

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There are so many great ways for vegans and vegetarians to get their protein. One source, that isn’t discussed as often as it should be is through peas!  In this episode of our podcast, we discuss the benefits of pea protein.   You can listen to us discuss pea protein here or read on for …

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May 12 2019

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