Topic: Advice

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 that isn't a whole food is technically processed. For example, applesauce is technically processed ...

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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 biscuit is also my primary vehicle for getting gravy — which I also LOVE! — into my ...

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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 I never had chips and salsa, guacamole, or fajitas until I met my husband in ...

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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 to post a formal response to a news story that's bashing the plant-based lifestyle ...

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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 done!" 

[Editorial Note: The HHA version is an improved-upon recipe from the Quick Queso in ...

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