Topic: FAQ

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Q: I, too, find I do much better if I stick to yourmeal planspretty strictly. But then my question is...how do I incorporate recipes from your cookbooks, etc. ??

A:It's a great question!

If you use a cookbook recipe, that's fine... as long as black bean brownies don't suddenly become dinner ;)

I include the calories with all the recipes so look at the servings, and try to keep it under ...

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Q: Hey there HH, I have a huge test tomorrow morning and wondered what a good breakfast would be to get my brain in gear... Any suggestions?

A: Have a good dinner, good rest and whole grains -- maybe some kale too! Kale is my brain food! Just make sure to stay away from processed foods and sugar (they'll make you crash) or any foods with really long digest times (like animal foods)... load up on ...

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In celebration of today's virtual minimalist declutter party challenge, this week's Q&A is dedicated to all things minimalism!

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Can you have a minimalist mindset and still plan ahead? Is the key just having an organized system and sticking to it? I have two kids, and try and find deals when I can, which means I often find out of season clothes and store them away. I try and keep boxes with labels and rotate them in and out of our dressers. Is that still being a minimalist?

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of minimalism; but yes a minimalist can plan ahead IF you actually end up using those things. I talk a lot about this in my new minimalist book (available in all electronic forms (PDF, Kindle, Nook) February 3!) -- how I used to buy out of season clothes on sale, thinking I was saving money, but then I never really wore them, so I wasted money and stockpiled. Similarly ...

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Q: I am a new vegan and recently jumped off my eating habits. I started eating what was available but when I started eating chicken again, organic or other wise, it has really affected my body. Some of the effects are not leaving my body. What should I do?

A: The longer you are plant-based (and stay plant-based) the lingering effects from eating chicken, etc. will start to go away. It's not instant, but you should ...

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Q: I've been making my own oat flour to use instead of white flour and to save money since it's cheaper than whole-wheat pastry flour. Anyway, my baked goods are coming out a little denser than they did with wheat flour. My instinct is to increase my leavening slightly, but I thought I'd ask someone with experience in this first!

A: You generally don't want to fuss with leavening agents (adding more ...

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