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VZ 440: Protein Power! 5 High Protein Milk Alternatives We Love
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast, we're revisiting the topic of high protein milk alternatives. The state of the plant-based milk industry is certainly booming so we're sharing the latest plus 5 of our own recommendations.
VZ 439: 10 Vegetarian Lunch Ideas We’re Trying This Month!
In the quest to find healthy, satisfying, and delicious meals, vegetarian lunch ideas often top the list. Forget boring salads; we're talking about hearty salads, grain bowls, and so much more. This month, we've curated a list of 10 vegetarian lunch ideas we can't wait to try. These recipes are packed with simple ingredients that provide a complete meal, boasting both rich, savory flavor and vital nutrients.
VZ 438: What's New In Plant-Based News: August 2023
In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, Larissa and Vickie discuss 3 recent news articles and share their opinions and perspectives. You can get links to the articles plus full show notes here.
VZ 437: Reimagining Leather With Stephanie Downs Of Uncaged Innovations
In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re chatting with Stephanie Downs, CEO and Co-Founder of Uncaged Innovations, a company that creates material that mimics leather without sacrificing the characteristics that make it a desired material for the fashion, automotive, and home goods industries.
We chat with Stephanie about her journey to veganism and her inspiration for creating Uncaged Innovations. You can check out the full show notes here.
VZ 436: Plant-Based Cooking Made Easy With Diane Rose-Solomon
Today, Larissa and I are thrilled to have Diane Rose-Solomon on the show. Diane's an animal rescue advocate, award-winning author, filmmaker, and the creator of "What's Plant-Based Cooking Good Looking?".
A certified Humane Education Specialist, Diane has transformed her life and others through her dedication to animal welfare and plant-based cooking. We’ll talk to her about her journey of companion animal rescue and the power of plant-based cuisine. Check out the full show notes here.
VZ 435: Embracing the Reducetarian Lifestyle: Brian Kateman's Vision of a Healthier Planet
In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re pleased to welcome Brian Kateman. Brian is the President and co-founder of The Reducetarian Foundation. He coined the term reducetarian, which we’ve often used on this show.
A reducetarian is a person who is deliberately reducing their consumption of meat but not necessarily going all-in on a plant-based diet.
We recently watched a documentary he produced based on his book Meat Me Halfway which explores reducetarianism through the lens of his own personal decision to eat less meat. Meat Me Halfway (2021) is a groundbreaking investigative journey that seeks to create some common ground at the dinner table. You can check out the full show notes here.
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I’ve been a listener for a long time and feel like these ladies are my friends. I tune in at the gym, driving to work, while I walk, cook, fold laundry - anytime! It’s like we’re just hanging out. Their conversations are approachable, compassionate, informative, and funny. I appreciate their mission of spreading love and kindness as people learn about a plant-based lifestyle. All are welcome! I’m so glad to be part of their community. You should be too!
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