Topic: Advice

Cooking (and baking!) without oil is easy.

Here's a quick video (below) of how to cook and saute without oil. My secret? vegetable broth! However, you can also use water (but broth is better!)



You can find my DIY recipe for vegetable broth in any of my cookbooks.

If you're using store-bought vegetable, look for low sodium varieties and make sure there are no oils in the ingredients. Even some of the advertised "fat-free" broths contain oil. A ...

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BIG NEWS first! 

Allow me to introduce you to my latest cookbook: Happy Herbivore Light & Fit.


I've been DYING to tell you about my new book and I'll give details (and recipe previews!) in the coming months — but for now, here's the cover!!!

Reserve your copy now (and read more about it on Amazon).

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming: 

Spring is here and that means Farmers' Markets are back in full swing ...

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Every time I hear the EPA policy "reduce, reuse, recycle," minimalism comes to mind.

Being a minimalist is all about reduction (living with less), reuse (doing more with less), and recycling (finding multiple uses for the things you have).



Turning old socks and shirts into rags for cleaning, using household items for multiple purposes (i.e., using a dry piece of spaghetti to light candles) and so on.

But what about vegetable scraps? All that discard from your cooking adventures ...

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People are often surprised when they hear me say, "if you can only give up one animal product: Get off dairy." I find most people think dairy is the "best of the worst" — it's not nearly as "bad" as other animal products. That couldn't be further from the truth.


Although I could list hundreds of reasons why you should get off dairy, I'll narrow it down to some of the biggest motivators. Why? Because knowing your ...

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I love kale. Hail to the kale! 

When I first adopted a plant-based diet, I started... rediscovering the produce section of the grocery store. Even though the store hadn't changed their inventory, I kept having all these new discoveries — wondering where that particular fruit or vegetable had been all my life. (Note: right there all along, of course... I was just too busy buying packaged "convenience" crap to notice all the vibrant life I was missing!)


Anyway, "greens ...

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