Blog Topic: FAQ

Canned vs Fresh - the Sodium Debate

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I've heard it over and over that canned foods are high in sodium, and yes generally they are. But that doesn't mean that they are inherently bad for you or should be avoided. They can also be higher in calcium and potassium. 

Canned goods can also provide variety. Up until last week, I wasn't able to buy fresh or dry black eyed ...


Living with Iron Deficiency Anemia

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Hi, it's Courtney, Lindsay's sister. I want to talk a little bit about iron deficiency anemia. There are different types of anemia, but iron deficiency is the most common.  I was diagnosed by my doctor as an iron deficient anemic before I was ever a herbivore.  Since becoming a herbivore,  I've found that vegans are no more likely to be deficient in ...


This Week's Q&A (Talking food prep, road trips, eating out & more)

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You've got questions, I've got answers!

1. What foods are good to prep and freeze before a holiday?

Most anything can be prepped ahead and stored in the fridge. I don't like to freeze anything - I find it always changes the texture. Plus I've never really had freezer space. With holidays and such, I do the prep work a few days ...


Cooking with Quinoa

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I also a lot of questions about cooking with quinoa. Quinoa is considered a pseudocereal, since is not an actual grain but is most often used as one. It is wheat free and gluten free, and is considered a complete protein. For more information about what quinoa is, check out my earlier post here

Generally, you can cook it just like you would cook rice ...


Slow Cooking Lentils & Beans

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Lots of people like using their slow cookers this time of the year, since it gives them more time to spend with family. I get lots of questions about cooking with beans and lentils, but there isn't much of a difference when using a crock pot than cooking them in the oven or on stove.

WATER is the biggest difference. Particularly with lentils, you ...