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How I Lost Weight With The Happy Herbivore Cookbook

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Guests

Today I'm sharing a guest post with you written by Nita. I love meeting fellow Herbivores and I had the opportunity to meet Nita when she visited the island! 

I have been cooking exclusively from my Happy Herbivore Cookbook for about 3 weeks and I have lost 6 pounds! I went to work this morning with a BIG meal plan in mind for this evening. I bought all my ingredients yesterday and was ready to go. It didn’t work out that way; I had an extremely stressful day at work and I was TIRED this evening. I have been reading great reviews on the Cheater Pad Thai (pg. 117) recipe and decided that would be a quick, easy meal for dinner and I already had everything I needed. We LOVE Pad Thai but haven’t had it in awhile because of the fat content. I’ve never used a recipe that called for less than ¼ cup of peanut butter and that is a LOT of fat. This one uses such a small amount that I was concerned that it just wouldn’t taste good.

I made the sauce exactly as the recipe stated - I just doubled it because we are SAUCE people and we like a little on the side to pour over the dish. I used the vegetable Pad Thai recipe (pg. 117) – I added baby corn, water chestnuts, and fresh grated carrots. I mixed everything together and plated the dish; I sprinkled a bit of cilantro and sesame seed over it. When I took my first bite it was one of those shut your eyes and make a noise bites.

It was the best Pad Thai I have ever tasted. I will never vary from this recipe and believe me that is rare for me! Thanks, Lindsay for another winning recipe!!

Here's some awesome food pictures of what Nita's been eating during these three weeks!  
Chickpea Tacos (pg. 97) and Mexican Cabbage (pg. 130)


Instant Vegan Alfredo (pg. 163)


Chickpea Cakes Piccata 

Thanks for being our guest, Nita! Congratulations on your weight loss, everything looks delicious! 

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