Blog Topic: Advice

Minimalist Monday: Making Vegetable Broth from Scraps (+ Video!)

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Every time I hear the EPA policy "reduce, reuse, recycle," minimalism comes to mind.

Being a minimalist is all about reduction (living with less), reuse (doing more with less), and recycling (finding multiple uses for the things you have).

Turning old socks and shirts into rags for cleaning, using household items for multiple purposes (i.e., using a dry piece of spaghetti to light candles ...

How to Give Up Cheese (And Dairy)

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People are often surprised when they hear me say, "if you can only give up one animal product: Get off dairy." I find most people think dairy is the "best of the worst" — it's not nearly as "bad" as other animal products. That couldn't be further from the truth.

Although I could list hundreds of reasons why you should get off dairy, I ...

How to Cook & Prepare Kale (with videos)

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I love kale. Hail to the kale! 

When I first adopted a plant-based diet, I started... rediscovering the produce section of the grocery store. Even though the store hadn't changed their inventory, I kept having all these new discoveries — wondering where that particular fruit or vegetable had been all my life. (Note: right there all along, of course... I was just too busy buying ...

Falling Off the (Plant-Based/Vegan) Wagon (& How To Get Back On)

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A few weeks ago this tweet came my way:

@happyherbivore went off being vegan this week, I am so sick now with stomach cramps. Memory lane not worth the fall :'(

Since I see tweets, emails, comments, etc. like this one, I thought I'd talk about it on the blog today.

First: Remember, above all: It's about progress, not perfection.

Second: You are on ...

Ingredient Substitutions & Recipe Adaptations (And How to Make Any Recipe Allergen-Free)

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I get so many emails asking about ingredient substitutions that I thought I'd put a big, all-encompassing post together like I did for baking. (See my baking post: Everything you need to know about vegan, fat-free and allergy-free)

: The easiest way to replace cornstarch is to use arrowroot. Arrowroot is available at all health food stores and larger supermarkets. Depending on the recipe ...