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This question bubbles up in my inbox often — if the whole family isn't plant-based, how do you make it work? 

When I was vegetarian and Scott wasn't, we agreed the house would be vegetarian — meaning Scott could eat however he wanted outside of the home (i.e., at work, at restaurants), but at home, our meals were vegetarian. Scott did most of the cooking back then, and he was fine preparing us meatless meals.

Then when I ...

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Q: Do you drink coffee? Is drinking coffee unhealthy?

A: I don't drink coffee.  It makes me too jittery. As for whether or not it’s unhealthy, I think we can all agree that coffee isn't a health food, like, say, a bunch of broccoli or an apple :)

There are other considerations too — Is the coffee more like a candy bar in a glass? (Think Starbucks latte). If so, that's not good. Has milk ...

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Q: I have been dancing around the vegan diet for years.  I seem to be good for a few months and then I slowly start sliding back into the SAD diet. It starts off innocently enough, with just a little sushi or a small bit of cheese and then before you know it I'm hitting the drive-thru and ordering pizzas because I'm just too tired to cook dinner. I will be the first person ...

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Q: Desperate for ideas for kids' lunches. I find I send the same thing every day. BORING.  Please help.

A: The family meal plan  takes into account kids lunches. We also had a blog post about kids lunches  on the blog. 

Q: I plan on baking some HH desserts when I’m in Colorado visiting my daughter (I am from Florida). Any special high altitude directions?

A: It depends. When I was living in Colorado ...

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Q: Do you have a recipe for buffalo sauce?

A: Buffalo sauce is hot sauce + oil or butter (usually equal parts). Since I don’t use oil or butter, I just use hot sauce :)

Q: Butter, what’s a good replacement? I love it on corn on the cob and Life Balance is loaded with fat... HELP!

A: Earth Balance ( a vegan alternative to butter (and some, but not all, margarines are accidentally vegan), but they ...

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