Happy Herbivore Blog

Black bean brownies have made their rounds in the diet circuit for years and more recently have popped up on vegan blogs. I'd never been much attracted to them but then my good friend Tara insisted I try my hand at a healthy vegan version. Oh, my! Why didn't I listen to Tara sooner?

This recipe and over 175 recipes are in my new cookbook

black bean brownies

These brownies are really, really good... and so easy to make, too ...

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I'm sure everyone has made and/or blogged about these cutlets by know. I know I posted about them back when HH was still over at blogspot. Yet these cutlets are so good, I can't help but give them another shout out. I tend to make them when omnivores are coming over for dinner, especially omni's who still think us vegans eat salads at every meal... I just love seeing their reaction when I present a vegan ...

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Scott is training for his first marathon. He ran 18 miles today and during mile 17, Scott got into a spat with a tree root. It's clear from the photo that the root won ;) Ah well, points for mother nature.



Anyway, between the fall and the 18 miles, Scott was feeling pretty achy and sore. He asked me to make a protein heavy dinner to assist his recovery and I translated that as an excuse to make these crabby ...

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I love Indian food -- its typically fairly healthy, abundantly flavorful, easy to make (most of the time, anyway) and it can come straight out of your pantry. Scott & I were in the mood for spicy Indian food and this dish hit the spot. Who knew a can of chickpeas + a can of fire-roasted tomatoes = something so tasty!! Mmm Mmm... spicy!

channa masala 

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