Happy Herbivore Blog

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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A more accurate name would be "deconstructed pot pie" or "open face pot pie" or maybe even "biscuits with veggie gravy." Anyway, this dinner is easy and fast -- but also warm and comforting. I bet you even have all of the ingredients on hand! Plus, it's veggie pot pie! What else needs to be said ;) Yum Yum!

Before I developed the fat-free whole wheat biscuit recipe in my cookbook, I used to make low fat whole wheat biscuits by ...

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This recipe is courtesy of my husband Scott, who could eat Mexican food at every meal for a week straight and still want more. Thus, it was no surprise to me that he whipped up enchiladas when it was his turn to cook. I can't remember why I bought liquid smoke, but ever since I've had it, Scott's been on a mission to slip it into our food every chance he's got. Tonight he added it ...

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I'd never heard of quinoa until I was vegan and quite frankly, I still pronounce it incorrectly half of the time. I've read enough veg magazines and cookbooks to know quinoa is good for me and I've done a pretty good job at incorporating it into my regular diet. I was recently introduced to amaranth, which is a close relative to quinoa, only smaller.

quinoa v amaranth

Quinoa & Amaranth

Like quinoa, amaranth is a complete protein source and chocked ...

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