Blog Topic: FAQ

This Week's Q&A: Replacing Mushrooms in Recipes, Multiple Pulmonary Embolisms & Deep Vein Thrombosis, Rancid Tahini, What is Chinese-5 Spice, and Rotating Greens

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Q: Do you have any suggestions as to what I can use as a replacement for mushrooms? I don't like them.

A: Unfortunately, mushrooms are one of the few ingredients that have no alternative or culinary substitute (miso is another). If it's something with just a few mushrooms in a big mix of veggies, you could try adding another ...


This Week's Q&A (Talking Tortillas, Rude Relatives, Seitan Woes, Probiotics, and Sodium)

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Q: I noticed 3-Day Reboot calls for corn tortillas rather than wheat in some of the recipes.  Is it ok to have the taco on wheat rather than corn? 

A: We use corn tortillas for two reasons: (1) Corn tortillas are generally the healthier choice available. Most corn tortillas are just water, corn (corn meal) and maybe salt and lime. Wheat ...


This Week's Q&A: Pantry Organization, Calorie Intake, Iron Anemia, Arguing Against "Sustainable/Humane" Meat, and Adrenal Fatigue/Exhaustion

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Q: Have you written a post about organizing and storing all of your bulk foods? And how do you get away from plastic bags when trying to buy out of the bulk bins?

A: Here's my post on pantry and spice rack organization. It doesn't specifically mention bulk, although you can see some containers with bulk goods in the cabinet ...


This Week's Q&A: Dates in Chocolate Recipes, Breast-Feeding, Athlete Vegan Meal Plans & Non-Dairy Milk for Kids

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Q: Many chocolatey recipes call for medjool dates. Are these particular dates any better?

A: I'm generally hesitant to comment or guess on other people's recipes (especially when I haven't seen it or made it myself), so I would ask those authors if there is a specific reason they call for a specific kind of date. Admittedly, I ...


This Week's Q&A: "Cooked" Quinoa, Doubling Sauces, Being Minimalist with Kids, Work Discrimination, & Carbs

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Q: I have a question about the Hippie Loaf. Is it 1 cup of dry quinoa cooked, or do you cook enough quinoa to produce 1 cup?

A: Measure out already cooked quinoa. I can't speak for everyone's recipes, but with mine (and this is generally true with most published cookbooks and recipes in magazines, etc.), if it indicates ...