Topic: FAQ

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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 eating chicken, etc. will start to go away. It's not instant, but you should ...

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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 this first!

A: You generally don't want to fuss with leavening agents (adding more ...

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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.)

One of my meal plan clients can't have grains, and her easy solution is to ...

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Whether you've been a Herbie for years, or you just made the switch for your New Year's resolution, we can all use a reminder on how to stay plant-proud.

Here are my "Top 5 Tips" to keep in mind while you continue to navigate your plant-based journey.

Don't forget: it's about progress, not perfection. Focus on making the best choices for YOU!

1. Remember it's about YOU. Not them. This is YOUR health. and YOUR ...

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Q: If a recipe calls for onion flakes, can I sub granulated onion powder or fresh onion?

A: It would depend on the recipe. For example if you were making a cheese sauce, such as with HH mac n cheese, you wouldn't want to use fresh onion because mac n cheese sauce shouldn't have chunks of onion.

Q: What is white whole wheat flour? I only have whole meal flour or white flour.

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