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Vegetarian and vegan information, tips, recipes, and more presented in a light, conversational, and nonjudgmental manner. Archive of episodes 101-200. 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. Be sure to subscribe to the main Vegetarian Zen Podcast for current episodes: http://bit.ly/VegZen_iTunes

Vegetarian Zen Archive (Episodes 101 - 200) Vickie Velasquez & Larissa Galenes

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Vegetarian and vegan information, tips, recipes, and more presented in a light, conversational, and nonjudgmental manner. Archive of episodes 101-200. 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. Be sure to subscribe to the main Vegetarian Zen Podcast for current episodes: http://bit.ly/VegZen_iTunes

    Attack of the Vegan Snacks! (VZ 101)

    Attack of the Vegan Snacks! (VZ 101)

    Who’s got a Hankering for a Vegan Snack?

    Whether you are a “sweet” or “salty” type of snacker, there are really a LOT of choices available to you when it comes to vegan snacks!

    And let’s face it, sometimes we want JUNK FOOD!  In moderation,  food that’s not necessarily considered “healthy” can help you feel like you’re not missing out on anything.

    In this episode (VZ 101) of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we’ll be snacking, vegan-style.  We talk about pre-packaged snacks and ones you can easily make at home.  Yum!!

     

    Here are some of the snacks we discuss in this episode:



    * Basic Hummus Recipe







    * Earth Balance snacks

    * Popcorn

    * Puffs

    * Cheddar squares

    * P.B. Popps







    * Vega protein snacks

    * Wasa crispbread

    * Primal Strips vegan jerky



    * Hickory Smoked

    * Teriyaki

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    • 35 min
    Best Vegetarian and Vegan Magazines (VZ 179)

    Best Vegetarian and Vegan Magazines (VZ 179)

    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 of the best vegetarian and vegan magazines available.

    Here are 5 of the best!

     

    1. Vegetarian Times Magazine

    When Larissa and I first became vegetarians in 2013, the Vegetarian Times Magazine was one of our ultimate go-to guides for all things veg!

    They used to have a print edition but most recently moved to online only with an ad-free premium option of $3.99 per month (as of 2019).

    We LOVE that the recipes are “real” meaning that most of the ingredients can be bought in our local grocery store and that they look totally do-able by anyone.

    In addition to recipes, the also have articles for:



    * health

    * garden

    * gear

    * how-to



     

    2. Vegan Health & Fitness

    Vegan Health and Fitness is a Quarterly magazine whose mission, according to the Editor in Chief Brenda Carey, is “to make the world a healthier more compassionate place.”

    If you are an active vegan (or hoping to be) this may be the magazine for you!

    Back issues of the publication are available on the site as well as a “subscribers lounge” which contains content and videos for members.

     

    3. The Vegan Society Magazine

    The Vegan Society magazine is a quarterly magazine that contains information such as:



    * vegan news

    * food

    * interviews

    * current issues

    * book reviews

    * recipes

    * raw foods

    * senior nutrition

    * vegan celeb news

    * vegan festivals and events



     

    The magazine is a quarterly publication and also has an option to become a member of the Vegan Society. Membership includes a subscription to the publication along with over 120 discounts, access to the vegan community and some extras.

     

    4. Vegan Life Magazine

    Vegan Life is a monthly magazine covers recipes and all things vegan lifestyle to include products, travel, restaurants, health and beauty.

    Both print and online versions are available as well as an app where you can read the publication through Pocket Mags.

     



     

    5. VegNews

    VegNews was another publication that was a “go-to” for Larissa and I when we became vegetarians AND when we created the podcast!

    What we really like about this publication is it’s diverse topics which includes news, recipes, interviews, product reviews, and lifestyle topics.

    VegNews is a quarterly publication that has both print and digital options available.

     

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    • 28 min
    The Low Carb Vegetarian (VZ 151)

    The Low Carb Vegetarian (VZ 151)

    Are You Low Carb’n?

    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss the possibility of being a low carb vegetarian (yep…you can totally do it). Special thanks goes out to Andrea Gaietto and Elizabeth McGrath for suggesting this topic in response to a request for topic ideas that Vickie posted in the Peas and Carrots group on Facebook!

    Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through to the product using the link we have provided. We never recommend or provide affiliate links to products or services we do not use ourselves, and our ultimate goal is to provide helpful products and advice to you, our readers and listeners.

    Resources Used for this Episode



    * What Are Carbohydrates?

    * The Eco-Atkins Diet: What It Is

    * How many carbohydrates do you need?

    * The Minimum Carbohydrate Requirement for Adults

    * The complete guide to stocking a low-carb, vegetarian kitchen



    Recipe of the Week



    * Low Carb Vegan Manicotti



    Quotes of the Week

    Carbohydrates from the Latin, carbo which means “yummy” and hydrates which means “cinnamon bun,” are not something I can eliminate or even drastically cut back on.

    — Celia Rivenbark

    Question: Are you interested in eating a low carb vegetarian diet?

    Thanks for listening!

    Peace and Veggies,

    Vickie and Larissa

    • 37 min
    Celebrating 200 Episodes of Vegetarian Zen (VZ 200)

    Celebrating 200 Episodes of Vegetarian Zen (VZ 200)

    Looking Back on 200 Episodes of Vegetarian Zen!

    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we reflect on the 199 episodes that have come before and share some of our listeners’ favorite things about the podcast.

    Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through to the product using the link we have provided. We never recommend or provide affiliate links to products or services we do not use ourselves, and our ultimate goal is to provide helpful products and advice to you, our readers and listeners.

     

    Here’s what we mention in this episode:

    Recipe of the Week



    * Jackfruit Pot Pie (Vegan)



     

    Quotes of the Week

    Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

    — Julie Andrews

     

    Question What’s YOUR favorite thing about the Vegetarian Zen podcast?

    Thanks for listening!

    Peace and Veggies,

    Vickie and Larissa

    • 24 min
    How to Make Creamy Vegan Sauces WITHOUT Nuts! (VZ 199)

    How to Make Creamy Vegan Sauces WITHOUT Nuts! (VZ 199)

    Nut-Free Creamy Vegan Sauces

    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share some ways to make creamy vegan sauces without using nuts. The idea for this topic came from a question posed by a member of the Peas & Carrots Society on Facebook!

     

    Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through to the product using the link we have provided. We never recommend or provide affiliate links to products or services we do not use ourselves, and our ultimate goal is to provide helpful products and advice to you, our readers and listeners.

     

    Here’s what we mention in this episode:



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    * The Ultimate Vegan Cheese Sauce

    * Vegan Cheese



     

    Resources Used for this Episode:



    * How to Make Creamy, Rich Sauces Without Dairy



     

    Recipe of the Week



    * Cauli-Power Fettuccine “Alfredo” (Vegan)



     

    Quotes of the Week

    When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.

    — Rudyard Kipling, from the short story “The Cat That Walked By Himself”

     

    Question: Do you make your own creamy vegan sauces? We’d love to know your favorite recipe!

     

    Thanks for listening!

    Peace and Veggies,

    Vickie and Larissa

    • 20 min
    Organize Your Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer for Easier Healthy Eating (VZ 189)

    Organize Your Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer for Easier Healthy Eating (VZ 189)

    It’s Easy (and Beneficial) to Organize!

    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some tips to organize your pantry, fridge, and freezer to make it easier to prepare and store healthy meals and snacks.

    Want more tips? Check out our latest episodes:

    7 Awesome Refrigerator Organization Tips

    7 Powerful Pantry Organization Tips

    Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through to the product using the link we have provided. We never recommend or provide affiliate links to products or services we do not use ourselves, and our ultimate goal is to provide helpful products and advice to you, our readers and listeners.



    Here’s what we mention in this episode:



    Pyrex glass food storage containers

    The Kitchen Girl

    Healthy Kitchen Organizing Checklist

    Simple Life Together

    Resources Used for this Episode:



    * 5 Strategies for Organizing Your Pantry (and Keeping It That Way)



    Recipe of the Week



    * One-Pot Veggie and Soba Noodle Soup



    Quotes of the Week

    Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.

    — A. A. Milne

    Question: What are your best kitchen organization tips?

     

    Thanks for listening!

    Peace and Veggies,

    Vickie and Larissa

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Informative & fun

Vickie & Larissa are the best. I have been searching for a podcast about vegetarian/vegan eating that does not “scold” you for not knowing all the rules of this lifestyle. They have researched the topics that I am curious about and every episode is informative and full of fun. Thanks!

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