Topic: FAQ

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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 in the photos (one below!). I transfer bulk goods to BPA-free plastic containers, jars ...

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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 don't use dates a lot with my cooking or baking, so I don't ...

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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 "cooked" (i.e., 1 cup cooked rice), it means you measure out 1 cup of ...

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A couple of months ago, I asked the Herbies on Facebook to let me know what HH blog, meal plan, and cookbook recipes they had successfully frozen (or not — so we don't all do it!). Freezing foods is a great way to save time during the busy school year (if you have little Herbies at home) or for general bulk cooking and saving leftovers past their usual prime all year round. 


First of all, I have to ...

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Q: I am making pizza tonight! I made your whole-wheat pizza dough for the crust but I'm not sure what to put on it. Won't vegetables make it soggy?

A: To prevent sogginess, don't use too much marinara or pizza sauce. That's what makes pizza soggy, not veggies. Load up the veggies! My favorites are artichokes, mushrooms, olives, fresh basil, pineapple, bell pepper and arugula (though not necessarily all together!). Also check ...

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