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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.

Vegetarian Zen Vickie Velasquez and Larissa Galenes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 385 Ratings

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.

    VZ 392: Teaching Kids to Grow, Cook, and Taste the Seasons with Joanne Roach

    VZ 392: Teaching Kids to Grow, Cook, and Taste the Seasons with Joanne Roach

    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we welcome Joanne Roach of  The Foodies (thefoodies.org) which is a site that helps children understand where food comes from. It’s all about trying new things to make the link between the seasons and their plates.
    Check out the show notes here.

    • 37 min
    VZ 391: No Oil? No Problem! How to Cook Without Oil

    VZ 391: No Oil? No Problem! How to Cook Without Oil

    In episode 390 of the podcast, we talked about some simple swaps you can make in cake mix to make it a vegan cake mix. 
    Inspired by that discussion, we’re going to expand our discussion of “swaps” in the oil space. In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re going to give you some tips for cooking without oil. Yes, it is possible!

    • 27 min
    VZ 390: Fabulous Vegan Cake Mix for the Baking-Challenged

    VZ 390: Fabulous Vegan Cake Mix for the Baking-Challenged

    Who doesn’t love a good cake? If you’re a vegetarian who still consumes some eggs and dairy, baking cakes at home won’t change much for you. 
    However, if you’re vegan or just trying to consume fewer eggs and dairy, cake-baking can be a bit more challenging, especially at the beginning of your plant-based journey. 
    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re going to talk about how you can easily veganize cakes you make at home including how you can take a box of cake mix and easily make it vegan.
    Be sure to visit the show notes for quick links to everything we discuss. 

    • 25 min
    VZ 389: 8 of the Best Vegan Yogurt Brands of 2021

    VZ 389: 8 of the Best Vegan Yogurt Brands of 2021

    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re going to talk about 8 of the best vegan yogurt brands of 2021 as named by our amazing closed Facebook Group, The Peas and Carrots Society. With so much change happening in the plant-based space we like to keep you, our listeners, up to date on the latest and greatest so that’s what we’re going to do here today.
    For complete show notes
    and links to all the things we mention, head out to vegetarianzen.com/389. 

    • 25 min
    VZ 388: Tyler Mayoras and the Making of Cool Beans

    VZ 388: Tyler Mayoras and the Making of Cool Beans

    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we welcome Tyler Mayoras, CEO, and co-founder of Cool Beans, which strives to bring whole-food goodness to the frozen foods section of your grocery store by creating minimally-processed food that is good for your body, soul, and for the planet. 
    We will talk to Tyler about his own plant-based journey, about his inspiration for creating Cool Beans, and about what he sees in the future for the plant-based industry.

    • 36 min
    VZ 387: Growing Hot Peppers with Jenny of Grow Hot Peppers

    VZ 387: Growing Hot Peppers with Jenny of Grow Hot Peppers

    In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, we welcome Jenny TB of Grow Hot Peppers.  Jenny loves to garden and taught herself how to grow all kinds of pepper varieties and today, she’s going to talk about how you can get started growing your own peppers no matter what space limitations you may have.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
385 Ratings

385 Ratings

Ifkidsruledtheworld ,

We “APPRECIATE” Vegetarian Zen in the Bay Area!!

“Hi!”

I’ve listened to you all for “years,” and will continue until the time comes when ya have to turn off your lights!.....I mean that in a good way😆Lol
I’m sending you both Positive Vibes, and please know all your podcasts are important and relevant! We need more Vicki & Larissa’s in the Pocast World!

☮️❤️ from California

Mommie2008 ,

Veggie Soup for the Soul!

Love listening to you Vickie and Larissa! I’ve been vegan for 10 years and am a long time fan of Vegetarian Zen. Have listened to all of your podcasts 3 times and the third time is just as good as the first! Most recently, I had lost my passion and enthusiasm for a vegan lifestyle. Sometimes it can be hard, especially when you’re the only one in a family of four and the only one in your circle of friends. I came across your podcasts again and “Boom” I was back! Your conversations, authenticity, advice and humor brought helped me get right back on track. Whether your new to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle or been there for years, Larissa and Vicki are like good friends walking with you through the journey. Thank you both from being such a ray of sunshine in my day and veggie soup for my soul.

Arlie K ,

Nutritious Conversations!

Vegetarian Zen is like a smoothie for your spirit! Vickie and Larissa do such excellent work - no matter the episode, you’re guaranteed to walk away with a handful of golden nuggets. Can’t recommend this podcast enough! 🙌

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