Happy Herbivore Blog

I'm in NY Times! (plus LA eats!)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Travel

When I touched down in LA yesterday, my phone started buzzing like crazy. I almost screamed when I opened a message from my friend that said, "OMG Lindsay! You're in the NYT!"

In fact, I can't believe I didn't scream or jump on someone --- I guess being on a plane helps me react a little better in public! Anyway here is a link to the NY Times article if you didn't catch it yesterday and you can check out four recipes from my new cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore, that are great for Thanksgiving. 

Next on to the food!

Chef AJ took me to Seed Bistro (WeHo location) which was ahhhmazing. We ended up ordering a lot of food so we could try everything! Chef Eric came out of the kitchen a few times to say hello, which I thought was awesome. 

First I started with a drink I simply couldn't pass up after reading it on the menu -- chilled barley tea. The tea is actually made in-house from ground up barley and has a nice nutty and smoked taste about it. If you're into teas, you'll love this one.

Next, salads!

Normally I'm not a fan of seaweed or raw red onions, but I took the waiters advice and ordered this kale, seaweed and qunioa salad on his recommendation and left it "as is." So glad I did! 

This salad was also incredible! If you order a salad here, you must have a taste of the miso tahini dressing.

NEXT! bento box! I was really into the kale -- and the seitan in the far corner reminded us of "McNuggets"

southwest "burger" - loved it! 

I was tweeting about being at seed, and someone tweeted back at me saying I could not miss the chocolate mousse. So we ordered that and the recommendation was spot on--could not be missed! It was pure heaven -- rich, thick and velvety. I'm not even a big chocolate or mousse or cheesecake fan but this blew me away. The white cream sauce was outstanding and so were the "cookies" !

Many, many hours later Chef AJ surprised me with this treat: vegan soft serve ice cream... but get this: it's made from sweet potatoes! and the cone? gluten-free!

This cold treat comes from Hugo's, a place I frequented when I lived in Los Angeles a few years ago! 

Now if you'll excuse me I have some 600 muffins and cupcakes to bake (plus onion rings and cookies!) for HTLA this weekend!

Speaking of HTLA, you can watch it live online (free)! I go on about 3:45 pm PST (6:45 EST) on sunday!

More NYC Eats

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Travel

My last day in NYC involved prepping for our move --- and finding a whole new meaning to the word "minimalist" (more on that later)

but! before Scott & the pugs started their long voyage to Colorado (I couldn't join the fun--headed to LA tomorrow) we stopped at Foodswings in Brooklyn and I actually remembered to take pictures. Woot!

Scott enjoying a vegan corn dog (in our new car!)

My delicious veggie burger, which they happily made without oil for me! Though I think the slice of vegan cheese probably killed the healthiness. LOL. 

woot! next post from LA... and then Colorado!

Home in NYC (It's Good to be Back!)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Travel

I'm home in NYC, albeit for a very short time (I arrived late Tuesday night and leave early tomorrow morning). 

Yesterday was monopolized with running errands -- like getting a cell phone. I can't believe I went an entire year without a cell phone. Part of me, the minimalist, didn't want to get one but another part of me couldn't resist. 

I joked and said "I've returned to the land of the living!"

After my errands were done, I was able to meet up with some of my friends, Andrea and Haley. We went to Lula's because I was in need of some vegan ice  cream and as soon as I saw "pumpkin" was an option, I went for it. For weeks (weeks!) this idea to make pumpkin ice cream has been rattling around in my head -- and I figured it would be epically awesome or an epic failure... and now having had this ice cream; I'm going to try my hand at the recipe in my brain.

One of the things I love about NYC is although it is a large and bustling place -- it often feels like a small town. For example (and totally unplanned) we bumped into my friend Barbara at Lulas. 

Then walking from Lula's to go meet another friend. Genevieve (who you might remember from her guest minimalist post on tiny apartment living and cooking without a kitchen) I bumped into JL and got to meet her hubby. It was so amazing! I didn't think I'd really get to see many friends on such a short trip and yet I ended up seeing so many!

Today I'm meeting with my publisher and then Scott & I have to deal with moving stuff (more on that another time) and then tomorrow I'm bound for LA. I'm demonstrating at Healthy Taste of LA 2 -- and be jealous, I'm getting to have dinner with T. Colin Campbell. 

I just hope I don't geek out on him too much. Quoting my friend Natala, "Dr. Campbell is my Bieber."