Blog Topic: FAQ

Ask HH: Making the Switch

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What are your top three (or five, etc) tips for making the switch to veganism? Do you have a beginners shopping list for getting the pantry/fridge stocked when first starting out?

For a beginner’s shopping list (complete with video!) go here. I also have a blog post with transitioning plans here.

That said:

1. Quoting my husband, “Stop looking for meat on your ...


Green Energy (Healthy, Natural Ways to Stay Awake, Alert & Beat the Slump)

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A reader recently asked me; “How can you keep energy levels up in a healthy way? (Instead of energy drinks, etc). You are a POWERHOUSE!”

When this question came in, and I read it out loud, Andrea & I started giggling--not at the question but at the thought of me cracked out on an energy drink. I have far too much energy naturally (Andrea gripes that ...


Ask Happy Herbivore: Losing Weight Being a Vegan

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Q: I’ve been having a hard time losing weight being vegan. Any suggestions on what I can do to lean out? Less fat? Nuts?

**This is not medical advice. Talk to your doctor before changing your diet.**

 I find a lot of people operate on the notion that plant-based (vegan) calories are magic calories -- that they don’t count, or something. 

I saw this ...


Gluten Free Seitan

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A common question I get is how to make something gluten-free. For things like baked goods, you can use a gluten-free all purpose flour blend (purchased commercially or made at home) or try my nifty oat flour trick.

The trouble comes when you need to replace vital wheat gluten, or you want to make seitan which is all gluten.

Gluten-free gluten? Is that even possible ...


Replacing Eggs in Baking (Egg Replacers, Egg Substitutes)

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Eggs (and how to replace them) always seem to be the big hang-up or confusing part of vegan baking. The good news is, you don't need eggs to have terrific baked goods, they can easy be replaced and substituted out. (That also means you can go hog wild with uncooked batter and not worry about getting sick!)

I've put together this cheat sheet ...