Happy Herbivore Blog

Because this topic never gets old. I'm always surprised how many questions I receive about protein and my hope is with this post I can answer some of them. (I've also written about protein before, see this post to find out how much protein you need).

Let me start by saying all whole foods contain protein -- even kale and bananas. Sure some whole foods have more protein calorie for calorie than others, but if it a whole food ...

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You have a question, I have an answer.

1. How often do you go grocery shopping?

When I lived in NYC I went every day. This was partly because my kitchen and fridge were so impossibly small that I really didn't have the ability to stock up. I also lived within 5 minutes walking distance of several markets, grocery stores and a boutique health food store, so it was really easy for me to get what I needed on ...

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Rachel asked this question on Facebook yesterday I thought I'd answer it here on the blog where I had a little more breathing room. (Comments feel too limited!)

Question: From the day you decided to transition to a plant-based lifestyle to when you were 100% eating a plant-based diet -- how long did it take? Did you give in to cravings along the way?

To understand my answer, I think it's important to see where I was coming from ...

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Following my post, How to Replace Fats in Cooking, here are my handy tips for cutting out fat in baking -- replace butter, oil or shortening with ease!

Fat Replacer #1 Applesauce

Applesauce is my go-to fat replacement and it works best when replacing oil. I like to use applesauce in cakes, cupcakes and some cookie recipes (soft cookies). Example Recipe: Apple Crisp Muffins.

Fat Replacer #2 Beans

Mashed and pureed beans can also replace fat and have the added benefit ...

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In a little more than 3 wks my second cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore, will be hitting shelves and mailboxes everywhere! 

To get you excited for EHH's arrival, I'm going to share a few recipes with you! First up? Sweet Potato Dal. 

I reallylove this recipe -- and it's absolutely perfect this time of year when it's chilly outside and we're all craving the bold taste of sweet potatoes and pumpkins.

Ingredients:

1 small sweet potato ...

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