Happy Herbivore Blog

Sophie's Kitchen Giveaway (Closed!)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

----THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED-WINNER WAS ANNOUNCED-THANK YOU!!----

Sophie's Kitchen is gave away a sampler pack of their vegan seafood products to a lucky Happy Herbivore reader.

A little bit about this new vegan seafood line:

  • Sophie's was voted "Best New Vegan Products" by VegNews!
  • All products are made from Konjac root.
  • Most items are gluten-free (soon all will be gluten-free).
  • Several of their products are oil-free and fat-free!
  • No GMOs, MSG, Preservatives or Artificial Colors.

You can find Sophie's products in most health food stores, Whole Foods Market and online at Vegan Essentials and Cosmos Vegan Shoppe. Give them a like on Facebook, too. 

Guest Blogger: Little Chef Adam Makes Single-Serving Brownies

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Guests

Today's guest blogger is a special little boy named Adam who just loves baking Happy Herbivore recipes (with mum's help!). Adam will also be appearing in my new cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore

Now, let's get to it!

Hello everybody! My name is Adam and I am six years old. I can tie my shoes and I am learning to ride a two-wheeler. I like to bake (and eat — hee, hee, hee) sweet stuff with my mum, who likes to blog at roboticwhimsy.com. Today I am baking HH's single-serving brownie that is kind of like a cupcake.

The first thing I do before I start baking is put on my apron and wash my hands so they're clean and shiny. Then Mummy helped me get out all the ingredients.

I sprayed my cupcake holder with oil so that the brownie wouldn't stick. I don't want brownie bits to stick because that means less brownie for me to eat (Boo hoo).

I carefully measured out the flour.

I also measured out the chocolate chips. The chocolate chips are my favourite part. I ate two chocolate chips to make sure they were good. They were.

I mixed all the dry ingredients together. I am a super mixer.

When everything was super mixed, I added the wet ingredients.

I put the batter in the muffin cup. Some batter got on my fingers so I licked it off. It was good.

I was a little scared of putting the brownie in the toaster oven because it was hot. So Mummy helped.

While the brownie was baking, I ate the leftover batter that didn't fit in the muffin cup. Yummy!

The brownie was excellent! Awesome! Great! Turbo Genius! I shared it with mum and Leah (my littler sister). Everyone loved it and I can't wait to make it again. 

What is kelp?

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

I pride myself on using normal "everyday" ingredients in my recipes but there are one or two "weird" items I use sometimes... Kelp is one of them.

A friend of mine who follows a strict salt-free diet turned me on to kelp. (She uses it as a salt alternative). I'm not one for salting my foods, but I like kelp because it has a fishy taste. 

It's the "secret ingredient" in HH's Mock Tuna Salad. It's what makes the whole thing taste fishy. If you want a fish taste without the fish, kelp is where it's at. 

What is it? Kelp is a sea vegetable. I know, that doesn't exactly sound appetizing, but it's delicious. It's granulated like a spice so you never feel like you're eating seaweed or algae. 

Kelp is also an excellent source of iodine.

Where can you get it?health food stores, whole foods market, some stores that sell supplements and other vitamins, online (Amazon). A canister (like mine in the video) is usually only a few dollars and it lasts a really long time. They're well worth the investment to be able to make HH's mock tuna alone!