Blog Topic: FAQ

15 Great Grains: How to Cook, Dry to Cooked Ratios, and More!

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Today, we're celebrating grains! Whole grains are a staple in my plant-based diet, along with lots of starches, vegetables, beans and fruit. Whole grains are low in calories, satiating, and full of health benefits (Source).

One of the best things about grains is that there are so many wonderful kinds and many are interchangeable, which makes it easy to mix things up with different ...


Herbie Fitness Q&A: Pre-Wedding Workouts, Protein Needs, Hiking Snacks, Elimination, and Weight Lifting

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You've got questions... about Herbie fitness!


Q: I just started training with a personal trainer 4 days/week to get "toned-up" for my wedding, which is in 40 days. They urged me to begin taking an amino acid supplement and Life Basics plant protein powder to assist in seeing faster muscle definition because I follow a plant-based diet. I'm always cautious about putting ...


This Week's Q&A (Talking Nut Butters, Hypothyroidism, Oil Replacement, Allergies, and Plant-Based Pantries)

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Q: I know you don't eat nut butters but in your opinion, is it best to grind your own peanut/almond butter? I know many jarred butters contain added sugar and oil. I am amazed at the price discrepancy among brands. $15 for almond butter! Why?

Is raw butter better than roasted and is organic important here?

A: If I ...


This Week's Q&A (Talking Chocolate, Poultry Seasoning, Scare Tactics, Knee Pain, and Being Overwhelmed)

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Q: The last thing in my diet I really want to get rid of is chocolate. I'm on a student budget, and there is some vegan dark chocolate available in my area but it's quite expensive, so I'm still eating the regular stuff. I really want to stop eating it because I know the milk in it is ...


This Week's Q&A (Talking Sweet Potato Skins, Acne, Quick and Healthy Snacks, Sugars, and the Vegan Label)

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Q: Do you eat the skin of baked sweet potatoes, or peel them?

A: I eat the skins/leave them on for added nutrition, but it's a personal preference. Kind of like whether or not one eats the crust end of bread :)

Q: I recently went off birth control and my skin has just become absolutely horrible. I break out ...