Topic: FAQ

I've been getting requests all day about what foods a vegan can have on hand in case of an emergency.

I lived in Florida for years (was there during Andrew) and now I live on a small island where hurricanes and the loss of electricity are always a real threat. 

Here's what we do to be prepared:

We keep plenty of canned goods on hand---canned beans and canned vegetables. Black beans and corn might not be the most ...

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There were so many great comments on my post about dealing with confrontation and negativity, that I thought I'd follow-up and do a quick post about how and when to tell someone you’re vegan (or plant-strong), and how to talk about your lifestyle or diet in a way that won’t scare people off or cause them to power down and get defensive. 

The Big Announcement: When to tell someone about your new diet and lifestyle depends on ...

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Here is my basic shopping list (complete with pantry staples). As long as you have all these items on hand you can make pretty much any recipe on happyherbivore.com or in my cookbook! 

Pantry List!

Canned Goods: beans, tomatoes, pumpkin, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and corn.

Dry Goods & Grains: brown rice, split peas, oats, lentils, quinoa, and dry beans. 

Baking: baking soda, baking powder, raw sugar, brown sugar,  agave nectar, pure maple syrup, corn meal, white whole wheat flour ...

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This question bubbled up in my inbox this week and it's one I get frequently:

Is Scott vegan? How did you get your husband on board with eating only vegan?

The short answer is: yes. Scott is a vegan.

But he wasn't always. 

Scott is one of those great success stories of how switching to a plant-based diet can change your life. Before he was vegan he wasn't at a healthy weight, even with regular exercise. Scott ...

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Hi. I'm Scott. (you know, "Mr. Happy Herbivore"). My wife makes fun of me for how much I like tofu. Tofu is stupendously awesome! Here is my post on why tofu rocks...with added videos from Lindsay.

5 Interesting Tofu Facts:

  1. The Chinese having been making Tofu for over 2000 years.
  2. The process for making Tofu is very similar to making cheese where soy milk is coagulated with vinegar, calcium sulfate or lemon juice.
  3. "Soybeans can product over 33 ...
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