Topic: FAQ

This Week's Q&A -- Thanksgiving Special Edition 2013! Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ

With less than a week to go until one of the biggest food holidays of the year, this Saturday's Q&A is a special Thanksgiving edition!

But before I get into your questions, a quick reminder that I'm hosting a second LIVE episode of the Happy Herbivore Cooking show tomorrowon Ustream *and* I'll be making fan-requested recipes for Thanksgiving! (Details about my new cook show here. I'll be going on LIVE tomorrow, Sunday, Nov 24th 6pm (pacific-CA), 9pm (eastern-NY). Cya tomorrow! Bookmark the Ustream link and set an alarm :) Recorded episodes post to YouTube the next day.)

Now here are the most common questions I get via email and Facebook:

1. I'm the only vegan/plant-based eater. What do I do?

I always, always recommend telling a host about your dietary restrictions long before you show up. Offer to bring your own meal or something that everyone can enjoy along with you. I suggest saying something like, "I'm eating a plant-based/vegan diet now but I don't want you to go out of your way for me. I can bring something for myself, or a dish for everyone..." Just start the conversation. Get the ball rolling. It benefits no one (especially you) to show up and sort of spring it on the host. I did that at a party once (just showed up) and the host was devastated that she had made nothing I could eat. Then I felt bad that she felt bad. All of that could have been prevented if I'd just called her. Or take Barbara's advice and gift your host/hostess a copy of EHH ;)

If nothing else, bring something. You can always eat it another time, but chances are, everyone will try what you've brought.

This week's individual meal plan has a Thanksgiving meal for the solo diner (it's easy, fuss-free and can be made ahead -- no leftovers or waste!) and the family plan has a healthy, easy meal for ...

This Week's Q&A: My Hair Secrets, B Vitamins, Navigating Catered Events, Vegan Food After Dental Work, and Substituting Chickpea Flour Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ

You've got questions...

Q: I want your hair! It's so long, shiny and healthy! Mine's frizzy and dry -- what do you use?

A: Aww you flatter me too much! The secret to my hair is, well, 1. diet (low fat, whole foods, plant-based, NO OIL), and 2. I never brush it (okay I do but only rarely). I was reading an interview with Shaliene Woodley recently (I just adore her and her frankness), who also had amazing ...

This Week's Q&A: GF Baking, 4-Ingredient Cookies, Camping, Nursing Mom Meal Plan, and Chickpea Flour Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ

You've got questions....

Q: Love all of your delicious recipes! I was wondering if you might have a suggestion as a replacement to whole-wheat flour in many of the baked goods? (Sensitivity)

A: Thanks! Try using the gluten-free all purpose flour blend recipe in EHH and HHA. That blend was designed by a GF bakery, and it's never failed me. You can also use commercial gluten-free blends like Bob's Red Mill GF All-Purpose Blend. Whole Foods Market ...

This Week's Q&A: Weight Maintenance, Vegan Chocolate Chips, Sweet Red Chili Sauce, Ways to Use Up Celery, and HH Swag Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ

Before I get to your questions I have news!

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, my newest cookbook, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean, has arrived! 

I posted a video on Facebook yesterday. Watch me open the box and see my book for the first time here

Since the books are here, that meanspre-orders will be shipping very soon-- any day now, so if you want to get the book early (Before the official bookstore release date ...

Happy Herbivore Crockpot Recipes Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: FAQ

I must confess: I don't own a Crockpot. I'm a horrible planner. Just ask my rice cooker.

When I was shopping for a rice cooker I opted for a fancier model that had a "brown rice" setting and a very functional timer. For example, I can assemble it Tuesday night saying I want the rice to be done at 6:15pm Wednesday night or 6am Wednesday morning. Absolutely fabulous!

But can you guess how many times I forgot ...


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