Happy Herbivore Blog

Meet our Herbies of the Week: Sara & Jeff!

After losing his dad to congestive heart failure, Jeff started researching different diets when he came across a plant-based diet. Following a long discussion with his wife, Sara, they both agreed to adopt a plant-based diet as an experiment for 3 months.

It wasn't long before for their experiment became a lifestyle change, especially when Jeff lowered his blood pressure in two weeks! He also lowered his cholesterol and they both lost a combined total of 35lbs.

In addition to their newfound health, Sara and Jeff also noticed improvements when it came to their running abilities and are teaching their 4 children how to make better choices when it comes to their health.

I'll let Sara take it away!

My husband Jeff and I are high school sweethearts and just celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. We have four children; which include one boy (10) and three girls (9, 15, 18). We have been eating plant-based since January of 2012.

Lindsay saw a post of mine on Facebook about running and asked my husband and I to share our story. As I began writing our journey to being plant-based, I realized that I can’t really focus on how it has effected my running, eating plant-based ...

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Scott and I went on our first cruise together back in 2007. I was vegan (though not necessarily plant-based, and not yet oil-free) and Scott was vegetarian at the time.

I emailed the cruise company (Costa) ahead of time about our dietary requirements, and they assured me they would accommodate us. To their credit, Costa offered three set dinner menus each night, one always being fully vegetarian. Unfortunately, the vegetarian option was always cheesy, and when the kitchen is cooking ...

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Warm up your belly (and tastebuds!) with this week's meal plan!

Grab a bowl of hearty "Clam" Chowder (NEW!), scrumptious Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Curry (NEW!) and classic Lentil Chili.

Also new on this week's plan is the Carrot Noodle Stir-Fry (NEW!) which tastes just as good, if not better than take-out and the incredibly easy BBQ Black Bean & Pineapple Pizza (NEW!).

"Clam" Chowder

Individual Highlights

  • "Clam" Chowder (NEW!)
  • BBQ Black Bean & Pineapple Pizza (NEW!)
  • Lentil Chili
  • Sweet Potato ...
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Now that my latest cookbook Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings is out, we've updated the "master" table of contents of Happy Herbivore cookbook recipes!

The latest version includes recipes from all five Happy Herbivore cookbooks (The Happy Herbivore Cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore, Happy Herbivore Abroad, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean, and Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings), which are listed in alphabetical order with their page numbers.

It's great for when you're looking for a recipe, but don't want to go on a "search safari" through every book ;)

Here's the link to download the PDF: HH Master Table of Contents

Download and save as a PDF file on your computer or device, or print a copy for your kitchen, whatever makes finding your favorite HH recipes easiest for you!

Enjoy!

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Meet our Herbie of the Week: Tara!

Tara once suffered from a laundry list of health issues including headaches, depression, chronic constipation, fatigue, ulcers, sinus infections, and severe PMS symptoms as well as high cholesterol and blood pressure. The most debilitating, however, was her gastrointestinal problem.

Hoping to find an alternate solution to fix her ailments, Tara visited a gastroenterologist, who recommended a diet with little to no animal products and high in unprocessed fruits and vegetables.

She immediately adopted ...

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