Topic: FAQ


What is nutritional yeast? Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ

Before I was vegan I had no idea what nutritional yeast was and now I eat it all day, every day. 

Nurtritional yeast a deactivated yeast -- meaning unlike regular yeast it doesn't make things rise so don't use it in baking. 

Nutritional yeast is high in protein and most brands also fortify it with B12 and other vitamins and minerals. and did I mention it tastes CHEESY?

Nutritional yeast is commonly used in vegan recipes to ...

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Tofu Scramble Workshop Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ

Tofu Scramble is one of my go-to meals. I make it any time I’m not in the mood to cook or I need to sort through leftovers in my fridge. (Adding your odds and ends to tofu scramble takes the basic recipe to “wow!”). 

It's also a great recipe to start with if you’re new to tofu! I used to hate tofu or at least I was kind of freaked out by it. I thought it tasted ...

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What is Quinoa? (video) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ Video

Quinoa(pronounced "keen-wah") is an ancient grain, once cherished by the Aztecs. (Technically, it’s a pseudo-cereal, but its most often used and lumped with grains). It’s also wheat-free, gluten-free and 100% whole grain goodness.

Why try it?

Quinoa has a nutty taste, cooks fast (making it a perfect alternative to brown rice when you’re in a hurry) and it’s a complete protein, meaning it has all those important amino acids. (It’s also a good source ...

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No Oven Baking (Baking Muffins without an Oven!) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ Guests

When I lived in New York City, I couldn't stand the thought of baking in the summer months. I had a window AC unit but even with it full blast using my gas oven was out of the question.

I had to bake cookies in the summer once -- for a book expo -- and I baked them in a bikini. Even then I was dying so when Poochie tweeted she'd "baked" HH's chocolate zucchini muffins without and oven ...

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Oat Flour: The Gluten-Free Solution? Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ

One of the most popular questions I get via email is: 

"How can I convert your [recipe] to be gluten-free?"

My go-to response has always been "Maybe try a commercial gluten-free all purpose mix?" which, of course, I'd feel bad giving, but I really didn't have much else to offer. Gluten-free baking isn't my forte or even something I have much experience in. To be perfectly honest, gluten-free baking has always intimidated me.

I think what ...

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