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Q: Can you explain what you mean by "granulated" onion powder?

A: When looking for garlic and onion powders, you want the kind that is a bit granulated, like a fine salt or sand — not powdery like a flour. This picture helps illustrate what I mean: 


Q: Is it possible to download past meal plans, or is the current week only available? 

A: The current week is the only meal plan available for purchase ...

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Everybody poops but no one wants to talk about it. Yeah, I know, TMI! but I get so many questions about elimination via email that I want to address it (just like I addressed flatulence).

I'll start by saying one of the funniest “vegan” T-shirts I've ever seen was one that said, "I'm vegan so I poop 4x a day."

Elimination is one thing everyone seems to notice when they adopt a plant-based diet. Even my parents ...

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Q: The pumpkin pie recipe calls for brown sugar. Is that the moist brown sugar that comes in light brown or dark brown, or is that the brown turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)?

A: Even though turbinado (raw) sugar is brown in color, it is not brown sugar. Brown sugar is different from other sugars, because it contains molasses. If a recipe calls for brown sugar, you need to buy light or dark brown sugar ...
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This question bubbles up in my inbox often — if the whole family isn't plant-based, how do you make it work? 

When I was vegetarian and Scott wasn't, we agreed the house would be vegetarian — meaning Scott could eat however he wanted outside of the home (i.e., at work, at restaurants), but at home, our meals were vegetarian. Scott did most of the cooking back then, and he was fine preparing us meatless meals.

Then when I ...

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Q: Do you drink coffee? Is drinking coffee unhealthy?

A: I don't drink coffee.  It makes me too jittery. As for whether or not it’s unhealthy, I think we can all agree that coffee isn't a health food, like, say, a bunch of broccoli or an apple :)

There are other considerations too — Is the coffee more like a candy bar in a glass? (Think Starbucks latte). If so, that's not good. Has milk ...

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