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Foodie Friday: My first week with the Herbivores!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Guests

Hi Herbies! I'm Andrea, Lindsay's new assistant at Happy Herbivore. I'm so excited to be posting for Foodie Friday! When Lindsay invited me to come to the island, I think my first reaction was "Yessss...I'll have a personal chef AND a boss ;)". Before I even got to the island I requested tamale casserole (pg. 127) for dinner one night after someone posted on The Happy Herbivore Facebook that they were making it for dinner.

HH definitely delivered! This was so good, and tasted awesome on top of a salad the next day. Greens are not my favorite (I know- shocking!)but this made eating a salad fun.

Our mornings have been starting off with HH's Chocolate Green Goddess Smoothies. I'm not a morning person but HH is, drinking one of these every morning has made me feel more awake and ready to get to work!

I love baking, and I absolutely love getting my hands dirty and baking biscuits. It's so fun to get your hands in flour and get a little messy in the kitchen! We had HH biscuits and pot pie for lunch one day with chickpeas, corn and carrots.

Have you guys seen this funny picture before? That's what I felt like when we went out to lunch on the island for the first time. We ate falafel and hummus in the Caribbean, vegans just can't escape it.

This week was a big week for me...I finally tried HH's mock tuna. I've read all the good reviews about this recipe, and HH always mentioned that she eats it as a healthy snack..but I was scared. I'm not a very brave eater, I like really really simple foods. When HH made mock tuna salad for dinner, I was super surprised at how much I liked it. I loved the crunch the celery gave the salad.

I hope you guys liked getting a peak at what we've been eating here. This has definitely been a step up from the PB&Js I had been making myself for every meal ;) Have a happy weekend!

Cheers!

Sophies Kitchen Giveaway Winner (& Homemade Vegan "Crab Cakes")

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I was totally blown away by all the entries for Sophie's vegan seafood! Since I live abroad I wasn't able to accept any for review, so if you try it, be sure to tell me how it is! I used random.org to pick the winner:

Congrats Kimbo! Kimbo wanted to try the crab cakes "because I've never actually had one, and this would be the only opportunity for me to try something close while still be vegan."

Actually, HH has a great recipe for vegan crab cakes! Just sayin' 

Congrats all the same---and thanks to everyone who participated! 

How to Peel Frozen Bananas

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

After I made my Green Goddess Smoothie video (it tastes so chocolately!) a few people asked for tips on peeling frozen bananas. 

Here's the secret: peel your banana before you freeze it. But if you forgot, or your banana is frozen with the peel on, here's how to peel it:

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step 1: Cut the banana in half

step 2: Cut the peel off along the edge, separating the skin from the banana. You'll have to feel for the edge. After the first cut it'll be really clear to see where the edge is. Use the blade to separate the peel from the banana (watch the video; this is hard to explain without visuals).

Now that you're bananas are peeled, try a smoothie or check out HH's frozen banana ice cream. Enjoy!