Q:When making brown rice milk, are you able to use instant brown rice? A:I've never tried it, but I don't think so--to make the milk, you need to overcook and waterlog the rice, which isn't really possible with microwave instant rice. Q: I have your cookbooks and love reading your blog. I'm not much of a blogger so I don't know where else I can find useful food information. Do you have any favorite nutrition/vegan blogs to recommend for my list of reading? Thanks! A: I don't read any blogs on food or nutrition really but I do read Engine 2 and Forks Over Knives and follow Jeff Novick's posts on Facebook. I also like NutritionFacts.org Sorry! Q: I'm struggling with bad skin and I was wondering what your advice would be and if there was any foods that would specifically help or any to steer well clear of? Thank-you! A: Avoid all animal foods especially dairy. Also avoid all oils. If skin issues persist after removing those main culprits try removing soy as it does give some people acne. Drink plenty of water and wash your face with baking soda.Q: Hello. Can I use another flour instead of Chickpea flour for the "omelette"? My local store does not carry it. I think you've posted on this before, but I haven't been able to find it yet. Thank you in advance :) A: Unfortunately no -- you need the chickpea flour (also called garbanzo bean flour and besan) to make it, there is no substitute, you need the chickpea flour for flavor. I live in a really tiny, remote town and my grocery carries it.