Blog Topic: FAQ

This Week's Q&A: Brain Food for Tests, Healing Cold Sores, Is Vegan Breast Feeding Safe?, Happy Herbivore e-Books (Digital Version), Fast Food Vegan

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Q: Hey there HH, I have a huge test tomorrow morning and wondered what a good breakfast would be to get my brain in gear... Any suggestions?

A: Have a good dinner, good rest and whole grains -- maybe some kale too! Kale is my brain food! Just make sure to stay away from processed foods and sugar (they'll make you ...


This Week's Q&A: Minimalist Challenge Special! How to Organize, Finding Time To Declutter, Using the 1-In 1-Out Rule & More!

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In celebration of today's virtual minimalist declutter party challenge, this week's Q&A is dedicated to all things minimalism!

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Can you have a minimalist mindset and still plan ahead? Is the key just having an organized system and sticking to it? I have two kids, and try and find deals when I can, which means I often find out of season clothes and store them away. I try and keep boxes with labels and rotate them in and out of our dressers. Is that still being a minimalist?

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of minimalism; but yes a minimalist can plan ahead IF you actually end up using those things. I talk a lot about this in my new minimalist book (available in all electronic forms (PDF, Kindle, Nook) February 3!) -- how I used to buy out of season clothes on sale, thinking I was saving ...


This Week's Q&A: Tummy Troubles from Slip-Ups, Vegan Shaving Cream for Men, Talking to Friends When You're Concerned About Their Health & Vegan Eats in NYC

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Q: I am a new vegan and recently jumped off my eating habits. I started eating what was available but when I started eating chicken again, organic or other wise, it has really affected my body. Some of the effects are not leaving my body. What should I do?

A: The longer you are plant-based (and stay plant-based) the lingering effects from ...


This Week's Q&A: Baking with Oat Flour, My Cookbooks, How to Get Off Insulin, Yeast-Free Vegan Diet & Vegan Italian Sausage Recipe

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Q: I've been making my own oat flour to use instead of white flour and to save money since it's cheaper than whole-wheat pastry flour. Anyway, my baked goods are coming out a little denser than they did with wheat flour. My instinct is to increase my leavening slightly, but I thought I'd ask someone with experience in ...


Grain-Free Vegan (Substitutions for Grains)

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Lately I've been getting several emails asking if you can be plant-based (vegan) if you can't have grains.

The short answer is yes. You don't *have* to eat grains, but they are certainly a healthy option if you can include them.

(For more info on all the different kinds of grains, their cooking time, etc. see my "15 Great Grains" post.)

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