Happy Herbivore Blog

Bon Voyage!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Travel

I'm leaving today for my month long trip around Europe (I'm actually getting to meet some Int'l Herbies too!). Before I left, Mama Shay (my mom!) sent me some words of wisdom that I'd like to share with you.

"There's a place I travel when I want to roam, and nobody knows it but me.  The roads don't go there and the signs stay home and nobody knows it but me.  It's far, far away and way afar, it's over the moon and sea and wherever you're going that's wherever you are.  And nobody knows it but me

The things that move us are the things that reflect what we already believe.  That one equals many.  That an individual is part of a greater whole.  That together we can do great things.  That each of us in some way wishes to be part of something bigger, something grander, than simply ourselves.  We believe that things have soul, because someone has put it there.  Woven it in, stitched it on, taken a piece of themselves and attached it somehow somewhere.

We are connected to each other, to ourselves, through our sense of touch.  Our sense of feeling.  We touch something and it reminds us of something else.  We hold something and we like the way it feels, how it makes us feel, how it captures a mood, a memory, a chance.  And every time the sensation comes over us we learn what we've always known:    We feel so we know.  We know so we can find.  We find so we can have."

Replacing Eggs in Baking (Egg Replacers, Egg Substitutes)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Eggs (and how to replace them) always seem to be the big hang-up or confusing part of vegan baking. The good news is, you don't need eggs to have terrific baked goods, they can easy be replaced and substituted out. (That also means you can go hog wild with uncooked batter and not worry about getting sick!)

I've put together this cheat sheet -- a PDF of egg substitutes, when to use them, when not to -- happy baking!

Download the PDF here

(The picture is not the complete chart--just a glimpse of it.)

Note: Since I don't cook or bake with oil, I haven't tried some of these substitutes out myself -- I just heard about them or read about them. My go-to substitute is bananas or applesauce.

Celebrate: Acorn Squash Day!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Holiday

Today is Acorn Squash Day! Squash is a great fall vegetable, and from what I hear...there's signs of autumn popping up in the States. Acorn squash is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.

Why not celebrate with HH's Acorn Squash and Apple Soup?

You can also cook an acorn squash and scoop out the center and stuff the acorn squash. You can use a couscous or rice, it makes for a beautiful presentation! 

To quickly microwave an acorn squash, cut whole squash in two, cover, and cook for 13 minutes on high. Do not add water. You can also bake an acorn squash at 350 for about an hour.