Happy Herbivore Blog

Tell me if this sounds familiar:

You’ve finally done it. You planned, you’re prepared!

...and life throws you a curveball.

SO many times I planned to make recipe...
Even went shopping for the ingredients to make the recipe…
Had *every intention* to cook when I got home…

But then a crisis happened at the office

Or there was some other “emergency” that needed my attention after work…

THAT scenario happened so frequently that I started cooking meals on the weekend ...

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Do you feel amazing after last week's "detox" plan? 

Me too! Today is the first day I didn’t crave sweets!

This week’s plan is your bridge between resolution and reality: 

A focus on nutrition but also simple recipes that are realistic and flavorful.

If green soups and beet hummus were too granola hippie for you to kickoff 2018 (I get that), use this plan as a gentle transition away from rich holiday food and towards a ...

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In honor of this week’s Parisan Polenta:

I’m getting to the bottom of this crazy cornmeal/polenta/grits confusion.

In this post you’ll learn the difference between:

  • Cornmeal
  • Polenta
  • Grits
  • Polenta Grits
  • Coarse Cornmeal
  • Corn Flour
  • Masa Harina

It’s a hot damn mess in the corn-product aisle of the grocery store thanks to the fact there are no regulations or rules around the name of corn-based products in the U.S.

Aaand if you’re in the U.K. it gets ...

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I set out to read 100 books in 2017…

I nailed that reading challenge ;)

My life evolved and changed in many positive ways reading 243 books.

You become better at everything, even just being you and knowing yourself, by reading books (including novels).

I’ve set my goal at 218 for 2018, although I secretly hope I can get to 250.


  • Debut novels are often the author’s best work.
  • 2 Book Rule ...
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Most bad habits are caused by one of two things: 

Being stressed or bored. Usually stressed… who has time to be bored?!

When my routine is shaken up I feel more out of control which makes me either stress eat or I get to a point where I’m so hungry that I’ll eat a bag of chips or a bunch of crackers instead of taking 5 seconds to peel a banana. 

Why is that? Why do we do ...

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