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VZ 100: 5 Things Vegetarians and Vegans Want People to Know

5/17/2015
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In this, our 100th episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share 5 things vegetarians and vegans want people to know. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please note […] The post VZ 100: 5 Things Vegetarians and Vegans Want People to Know appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:22:56

VZ 099: Simple Gardening Tips – Lessons Learned in Our Garden

5/10/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talk about our garden…we’re getting adventurous this year and adding more than just herbs! We discuss our natural growing and pest control methods, plus our successes and some challenges we’ve encountered. Listen for some simple gardening tips we’ve learned from Nature First Pest Control. Thanks for […] The post VZ 099: Simple Gardening Tips – Lessons Learned in Our Garden appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:38:12

VZ 098: Vegan Home Furnishings – Tips to Veganize Your Home

5/3/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be talking about ways to veganize your home. We’ll make you aware of quite a few common home items that you would never think are made from animals, and we’ll tell you things to look for when furnishing a vegan household. Thanks for tuning in to […] The post VZ 098: Vegan Home Furnishings – Tips to Veganize Your Home appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:39:41

VZ 097: How to Shop Smart at a Farmers Market

4/26/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast we’ll be discussing how to shop smart at farmers markets. These venues are a great place to shop for fresh, local veggies and fruits, plus scratch-made breads and pastries, jams and jellies, honey, soap, and lots more. Shopping at a fresh market is very different (and in […] The post VZ 097: How to Shop Smart at a Farmers Market appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:34:43

VZ 096: Growing the Future with Heirloom Seeds and Plants

4/19/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be continuing with our spring gardening theme and talking about heirloom plants and seeds. The word “heirloom” means a treasured possession that has remained in a family for generations. In today’s episode you’ll learn why seeds need to be treasured and preserved more than any family […] The post VZ 096: Growing the Future with Heirloom Seeds and Plants appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:30:54

VZ 095: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Furnishings

4/12/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast we offer tips to make your home eco-friendly. First, we let you know why “traditionally-made” furnishings such as furniture, mattresses, pillows, and linens fall short on the sustainability spectrum. Next, we let you know what to look for when shopping; things like ecologically-harvested wood, bamboo instead of […] The post VZ 095: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Furnishings appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:32:02

VZ 094: Composting 101

4/5/2015
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Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get those gardens in shape for a new growing season. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast we’ll be talking about composting: what it is, what you can compost and what you can’t, the different methods of composting, and how to use your composted materials. Thanks […] The post VZ 094: Composting 101 appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:34:21

VZ 093: Coffee Talk with Vickie and Larissa

3/29/2015
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This episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast is all about coffee. You’ll learn about some of the purported benefits of this magic brown liquid, as well as some things to look out for. We’ll also discuss the importance of buying organic, fair-trade coffee. After doing the research for this episode we checked the coffee we […] The post VZ 093: Coffee Talk with Vickie and Larissa appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:33:07

VZ 092: Animal Sanctuaries — Making the World a Safer Place for Animals

3/22/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast we talk about some animal sanctuaries that are doing amazing work to help animals in need. We delve a little into the mission of each group, talk about their outreach programs, and share some fun facts. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! […] The post VZ 092: Animal Sanctuaries — Making the World a Safer Place for Animals appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:40:46

VZ 091: Organic vs Non-GMO

3/15/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast we discuss buying organic vs non-GMO (and there is a huge difference!). We define each term and let you know which one is more important to consider when you’re at the market. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find […] The post VZ 091: Organic vs Non-GMO appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:30:16

VZ 090: Joe Cross Is Back In “Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2”

3/8/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be reviewing the documentary Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2. Filmed 5 years after the original Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, this film updates Joe Cross’s progress, features lots of interviews of real people who were inspired to get healthy through juicing, and has more great […] The post VZ 090: Joe Cross Is Back In “Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2” appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:35:25

VZ 089: Coconut Oil – Health Food or Hype?

3/1/2015
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This episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast is all about coconut oil. Is it a health food or just hype? We discuss some health claims associated with coconut oil, what the research says, our conclusions, and some popular (and not so well-known) uses. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you […] The post VZ 089: Coconut Oil – Health Food or Hype? appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:32:03

VZ 088: A Discussion About Diabetes and Plant-Based Foods

2/22/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be discussing diabetes and healthy plant-based foods. We briefly explain how the Glycemic Index (“GI” factor) works, talk about the factors that can affect the GI of foods, and how some aspects of a HEALTHY, BALANCED plant-based diet may benefit diabetics. Thanks for tuning in to […] The post VZ 088: A Discussion About Diabetes and Plant-Based Foods appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:32:45

VZ 087: Exploring the Diverse and Delicious Vegetarian Ethnic Food Experience

2/15/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we take a look at the vegetarian and vegan offerings of several ethnic cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and more. We also make you aware of some of the “hidden” non-veg aspects of foods from these cultures. Thanks for tuning in to this episode […] The post VZ 087: Exploring the Diverse and Delicious Vegetarian Ethnic Food Experience appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:39:41

VZ086: Vegetarian, Vegan, or Environmentally-Conscious? There’s an App for That!

2/8/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be taking a look at some vegetarian apps and vegan apps, as well as those that may be helpful for animal lovers, and environmentally-conscious people. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and […] The post VZ086: Vegetarian, Vegan, or Environmentally-Conscious? There’s an App for That! appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:41:06

VZ 085: A Veggieversary Quote-a-Thon

2/1/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’re excited to share the details of our second Veggieversary celebration! We also revisit the reasons we became vegetarians two years ago and share five quotes that best represent those reasons. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our […] The post VZ 085: A Veggieversary Quote-a-Thon appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:25:41

VZ 084: Simple 5-Ingredient Recipes

1/25/2015
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be discussing some ideas for simple 5-ingredient recipes. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please note that some of the links […] The post VZ 084: Simple 5-Ingredient Recipes appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:22:07

VZ 083: Where to Buy Vegan Food Online

1/18/2015
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Not everyone lives in an area where vegan foods are readily available, which can make being a vegan a bit of a challenge. In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be sharing a few resources to buy vegan food online. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If […] The post VZ 083: Where to Buy Vegan Food Online appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:34:48

VZ 082: Don’t Be Fooled By Deceptive Food Labels!

1/11/2015
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In this episode, we share some of the most common tricks that food manufacturers use in an attempt to fool consumers like you into thinking their product is healthy (or at least healthier than other options). We know the majority of our listeners are trying to do better for themselves and for their families as far […] The post VZ 082: Don’t Be Fooled By Deceptive Food Labels! appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:24:34

VZ 081: Eating for Sustainability – How to Save the Planet One Meal at a Time

1/4/2015
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In Episode 037: Vegetarianism & the Environment, we talked about the effects that eating meat has on the environment. In this episode we’ll share food-related tips that will help with environmental sustainability. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please […] The post VZ 081: Eating for Sustainability – How to Save the Planet One Meal at a Time appeared first on Vegetarian Zen.

Duration:00:30:42