Happy Herbivore Blog

November 29, 2012

I have noticed you use a lot of processed ingredients in your recipes. Ketchup, taco seasoning, etc. Is there a reason you do so?

I use "Everyday" ingredients for ease -- making healthy, plant-based eating more approachable and easy for people. You can make your own taco seasoning (I have a blend in my cookbooks, but you can also find blend recipes online) and you can also use tomato sauce, or unsweetened ketchup (Westbrae is a great brand), or again, make your own ketchup, which is pretty easy to do and worth the little effort it requires. While I personally strive to use as few processed foods as possible in my diet, I find it's not always possible or realistic for most people, myself included. I find using condiments sparingly is a good compromise.

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