Happy Herbivore Blog

Today is National Apricot Day! I thought I'd share a little about this sweet, tart fruit today.

Apricots are similar to peaches and plum. They have a fleshy outside, which can be smooth or with little hairs, and a seed inside. They have an orange color and are full of nutrients, like beta-carotene and vitamin A, to name a few.

You can eat them fresh, dried, canned, frozen or as a jam. They often are made into wine, brandy, amaretto, and ...

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Earlier today I posted about what types of things should be in a budget, and how to determine if they are a necessity or a want giving my personal budget as an example.  This is helpful, because if you want to save money or need to cut back, you'll know where the 'wants' are and can reduce or eliminate those first.

Now, let's work on actually making a budget. In order to create a realistic budget you will ...

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Creating a budget is easy, creating a realistic budget is not. Most people put in an amount of what they want to spend each month for some categories not what they actually spend. This is a 2 part post on how to create a budget that will work for you. This part will cover what the categories or line items of a budget are and need to be, and this afternoon will talk about how to realistically put a figure with them ...

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Dining out should be something to look forward to, whether it's Date Night or a Girls/Boys Night. But as an herbivore it can be a little intimidating if you're not sure what to look for. Restaurants in general are slowly becoming more vegan-friendly, and totally vegetarian restaurants are even cropping up right and left. Even if there isn’t a clearly marked vegan or vegetarian item on the menu, a vegan option can usually be made ...

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Only one week into the new year and it's already cooking mania here. But I guess that's nothing new , I'm always cooking. Sometimes, I get so involved I lose track of time. 

This means more pictures of new recipes from my next book that I can share with you!!

Again - these are taken with my iphone and are not the pictures that will be in the book

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