Blog Topic: Advice

To Freeze or Not to Freeze? HH Recipes That Freeze Well (or not so much)

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A couple of months ago, I asked the Herbies on Facebook to let me know what HH blog, meal plan, and cookbook recipes they had successfully frozen (or not — so we don't all do it!). Freezing foods is a great way to save time during the busy school year (if you have little Herbies at home) or for general bulk cooking and saving leftovers ...


15 Great Grains: How to Cook, Dry to Cooked Ratios, and More!

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Today, we're celebrating grains! Whole grains are a staple in my plant-based diet, along with lots of starches, vegetables, beans and fruit. Whole grains are low in calories, satiating, and full of health benefits (Source).

One of the best things about grains is that there are so many wonderful kinds and many are interchangeable, which makes it easy to mix things up with different ...


How to Make Your Salad a Satisfying, Filling Meal (And "Salad" Doesn't Always Mean Lettuce!)

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Ever eat a big salad for lunch or dinner and feel stuffed — then wonder why you are hungry an hour or two later? Yes? Me too. Now think about that salad. Was it a big bowl of veggies only? If so, it's because your big bowl of veggies was probably only about 200 calories... a snack, not a meal. I love salads all year ...


How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in your Kitchen (+ Tips from Herbies!)

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Facebook that fruit flies drive me CRAZY and asked Herbies for solutions. Hundreds of comments poured in, so it seems I'm not the only one who's had this annoying kitchen problem!


These little guys seem to appear out of nowhere, but it turns out they can even follow your fruit home from the grocery store ...


Speaking-Up (The Paradox) When to Bring Up a Plant-Based Diet to Others

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I've blogged before about How to Talk Veganism/Plant-Based Diets with Others and Politely Interrupting to Mention a Plant-Based Diet to a Stranger that could potentially benefit from the change.



Still, I recently found myself in a rather sticky situation that I'm not sure either post addressed.

Back in January I applied to teach a class on "entrepreneurship" at the local college for ...