Topic: Popular

With the help of Google Analytics, I was able to figure out which of my blog posts had the most hits, likes, shares, etc. In case you missed them (or you need a second helping!), here are the most popular blog posts on happyherbivore.com for 2013!

1. Not Losing Weight on a Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet? Here's Why (How to Lose Weight)

2. What is a Plant-Based Diet? (The Difference Between "Plant-Based" and "Vegan")

3. How to Get Rid ...

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I've been getting a lot of emails asking for an explanation of the term "processed" — what is a processed food exactly? Is X food more processed than Y food? Is Z food processed? 

Here's an example of a recent email:

My sister contends that both wine and oils are processed, so is wine not okay as oil is not okay? Any suggestions?


Anything that isn't a whole food is technically processed. For example, applesauce is ...

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Happy Nat'l Taco Day! 

Mexican food was one of those things I found a deep love for much later in life. Growing up, I didn't eat a lot of Mexican cuisine, except for bean burritos at Taco Bell during high school. (All the cool kids skipped their lunch hour to go to Taco Bell, didn't you know ;) lol).

I'm pretty sure I never had chips and salsa, guacamole, or fajitas until I met my husband ...

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I have a confession: I've been struggling. 

My struggles have mostly been internal, but today I'm sharing my personal turmoil with you because it was my minimalism that helped me decide what to do. 

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Happy Herbivore happened to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not ungrateful. I don't have any regrets, but when I got the wild idea to start a blog because... well, I was bored and needed an outlet ...

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[Editorial correction: this post was accidentally published originally with pictures of another Lindsay (not me) due to a file error with our system. Those pictures have been removed - sorry for any confusion]

Recently, I gave a lecture on "being plant-based in a non-plant-based world." I asked my audience members what concerns they had — what worried them? I was surprised how much of it was social or internal. They weren't worried about finding a place to eat at nearly as ...

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