Topic: Advice


How Long Does it Take to Feel Great on a Plant-Based Diet? (Beating Failure to Thrive) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Advice

 

Most commonly, we hear stories of individuals who went plant-based and felt great. They had more energy, mental fog lifted, less stress, started sleeping better, their brain got sharper, their tummy troubles vanished, they had a new hunger for life, their sex drive improved (as we learned with our plant-based guys mini series) and so on. There are so many benefits people feel after switching to a plant-based diet that it would take too many blog posts to name ...

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Plant-Based (Vegan) Camping Trips: Tips from an Experienced Herbie Camper Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Advice Guests

I'm always getting requests do a post about tent camping or RV camping, etc. Due to serious insect allergies in my family, camping isn't something we do too often (I mean, we like nature and all, but there comes a point where the hassle is just not worth it). We can avoid the buggies easily in the winter, so we get our outside hours in then :)

Anyway, I just couldn't fake a camping post, so I asked ...

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Fat-Free Vegan Birthday Cakes & Fruit Cakes! How to Make Watermelon Cakes Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Advice Holiday

I've been getting a lot of emails lately asking for birthday cake recipes.


Here's my short answer: Any of my "cupcake" recipes on the website such as the vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes, Chocolate Cupcakes or any cupcake in one of my cookbooks (i.e., Strawberry Cupcakes (p. 216) or Root Beer Float cupcakes (p. 214) — both in HHC) can be converted into a cake.

Just pour the batter into your cake pan and bake (the cook time will ...

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Summer Cooking: How to Cook Without an Oven or Stove Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Advice

I find it almost amazing that Scott & I have lived in so many different places and we've never had air conditioning. Boston, New York City, Colorado, Lake Tahoe, Charleston, Los Angeles — none of our apartments had air conditioning. Even in Europe, air conditioning was a rarity. 

This means by the end of May, I would completely abstain from any kind of "baking" until October. I also found myself avoiding the stove, too. Standing over a hot flame ...

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List of Oil-Free, Plant-Based/Vegan Brands (Happy Herbivore Approved!) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Advice

I'm always getting emails from Herbies asking what brands I use — what bread can they buy that's whole-wheat and oil-free? What about tortillas? BBQ sauce? Pasta sauce?

Regrettably, brands vary by region, so the brands I have access to might not be available in your area.

For example, the bread I used to buy in NYC, I can't find here in LA and it wasn't available where I lived in Colorado, either. I'm also ...

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