Vegetarian Zen: Nutrition, recipes, cooking tips, natural remedies & more for vegetarians, vegans, & the veg-curious.

Vickie Velasquez & Larissa Galenes: Entrepreneurs, Podcasters, Bloggers, Vegetarians

Happy Body. Healthy Mind.


Six days after the passing of our beloved dog, Molly, we decided to get some "puppy therapy" at a local shelter. We thought it would make us feel better. It did, and we ended up bringing home the new light of our lives, our retriever mix, Cosmo Kramer. We like to say that we rescued each other. In this episode of our podcast, in honor of our rescue family (Cosmo, our 3 cats, plus Molly and Chrissie who came before), we discuss the benefits of adopting over shopping. We also share some tips for adopting your next pet and integrating him or her into your household. 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 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: Resources Used for this Episode: * Top Reasons to Adopt a Pet * Dr. Pawz: Questions to ask before adopting a pet Recipe of the Week * Homemade Carrot, Date, an Oatmeal Vegan dog treats Quotes of the Week Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. — Anatole France Don’t miss a single episode of Vegetarian Zen! Subscribe today: As the podcast has grown, we have had to move the first 100 episodes to their very own “archive” show. To subscribe to the Vegetarian Zen Archive (Episodes 1 – 100), click the iTunes or Stitcher button below: Thanks for listening! Peace and Veggies, Vickie and Larissa