Happy Herbivore Blog

Cool New Features

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Have I mentioned how much I love my husband, Scott, and my assistant, Andrea, lately? 

Well, I do.

They collaborated and brought a cool new feature to happyherbivore.com.

We've (well... they've) been working hard on it for a few weeks so you may have noticed some changes around here...

Anyway, the recipes page has been redesigned. 

It's much more user-friendly (for example, recipes now have labels for easier navigation, you can "like" your fave HH recipes) and the recipes page is exploding with pictures!!

Almost every recipe has a picture now (this is Andrea's handy work, let's take our hats off to Andrea who hunted around cyberspace for my pictures -- I'm so disorganized!).

Scott & Andrea would love your feedback on this new feature (so leave a comment, please) -- and don't hesitate to suggest other features (or improvements) you'd like to see on happyherbivore.com. After all, this website is for YOU.

Fan Picks from the Cookbook

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Although I hate to admit it, I have some clear favorite recipes in the cookbook and Scott does too. During the testing process for the book, there were some clear favorites among the testers as well.

This, of course, made me wonder what the fan favorites would be -- what would everyone make first? make the most? blog and tweet about? 

I had my suspicions and I was half on the money. I expected the queso, nacho cheese and low fat pb to take over and the queso surely has!

What, perhaps, surprised me the most, was the overwhelming number of people who have made the chocolate-zucchini muffins. In fact, I dare say that recipe is the one most people try first. (Granted, I'm pulling all this information for the tweets, emails and facebook comments I've read).

Anyway, I asked the Herbies on Facebook what they'd made so far, to get a gist of what recipes had the biggest appeal. (You can read all their answers here).

Based on overlapping answers --- here is what I deduce as the most popular fan recipes:

Cheater Pad Thai 

(picture by Lisa Gehrholz Schembri)

Strawberry Cupcakes

Banana Bread

Cornbread

(picture by Julie Duong)

Chicken-Style Seitan

TVP & Chickpea Tacos

(Picture by Lori Hensley McKinnon)

Cinnamon Buns

(picture by Michelle Rhodes Coady)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Corn Pudding

Hawaiian Chickpeas

(picture by Michelle Rhodes Coady)

By the way,the cookbook is back in stockon Amazon -- get a copy while they're hot! Once these run out, you'll have to wait for the second printing (due out in April). 

Pittsburgh Book Signing

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

After two awesome signings in DC and NYC, Pittsburgh had a lot to live up to --- and it did!

Unlike the previous book signings, I wasn't meeting a bunch of Herbies at a cool eatery. Instead, I was signing and demonstrating at Right By Nature.

Right By Nature is a lot like a Whole Foods Market except it's independent, locally owned and operated, and they focus on organic, local ingredients. I was totally into this store & the staff was unbelievably helpful, generous and kind.

Anyway, I made the "Instant Cookie Dough" from the cookbook and it was definitely a hit because the 100 samples we made flew off the table quickly and many shoppers came back asking for the recipe :-) 

I also had the chance to meet a lot of amazing Herbies and sign books. 

The mini-mini book tour was simply amazing. I met so many incredible, wonderful people that I quickly realized how very lucky I am to have all these wonderful fans, friends and supporters in my life. I hope to meet you all someday soon.

See more pictures on Facebook.

You can also read my assistant (the talented Andrea)'s take on the entire tour and get a glimpse of some of the yummy vegan food we ate here.