Blog Topic: Advice

Defining "Processed" — What is a "Processed" Food? What to Consider When Deciding if a Food is "Processed" or Still "Healthy" (How to Navigate Premade Foods).

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I've been getting a lot of emails asking for an explanation of the term "processed" — what is a processed food exactly?Is X food more processed than Y food? Is Z food processed? 

Here's an example of a recent email:

My sister contends that both wine and oils are processed, so is wine not okay as oil is not okay? Any suggestions?


Anything ...


The Evolution of Perfected Fat-Free, Whole-Wheat Vegan Biscuits (Recipe) + How-To Video

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If you've been reading this blog for awhile (or cooking from my cookbooks!), this probably won't surprise you, but — I love biscuits.

They're great for breakfast, packed into your lunch, on the table with dinner, or slathered with a little jam for a snack. 

American-style biscuits are just so easy and they always add a little something extra to any meal. (The ...


How to Make Fat-Free Crunchy Taco Shells and Mini Taco Bowls from Corn Tortillas

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Happy Nat'l Taco Day! 

Mexican food was one of those things I found a deep love for much later in life. Growing up, I didn't eat a lot of Mexican cuisine, except for bean burritos at Taco Bell during high school. (All the cool kids skipped their lunch hour to go to Taco Bell, didn't you know ;) lol).

I'm pretty sure ...


When New "Diet" Books and Articles Come Out Against Vegan/Plant-Based, Look at the Author/Source

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At least once a day, I'll get an email asking for my opinion about a "diet" book or "news" story that seems to go against what I preach (eating a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet). 

For example: 

Hi Lindsay, I would like your opinion on this book a friend recommended. Seems to go against everything you say about diet. 

Or someone will ask me ...


Creating Tofu Scramble Mix, Vegan Queso Dry Mix, & Dry Muffin Mixes from Happy Herbivore Recipes for Easy Prep!

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Here are two fabulous prep ideas from fellow Herbies: creating dry mixes! I love, love, love these ideas!

First Michelle A. made a "Happy Herbivore Queso" dry mix!

She wrote on Happy Herbivore's Facebook, "Premix dry ingredients for the queso from HHA! Makes it easy and quick to make for the family. Just add non-dairy milk, cook, and add the salsa and you're ...