Happy Herbivore Blog

Big News Herbies!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

For the last two weeks or so, I've been hinting on twitter and facebook that I had some mega news to share. 

There seemed to be three common guesses: 1.) I was pregnant. 2.) I got another book deal. or 3.) I got a TV show.

Well... If you guessed I got another book deal.... you're half right!

I didn't just sign on to write one more book, but TWO more books! 

That's right, HH #2 and #3 are in the works!

I'm working full speed ahead to have #2 done and out in either late December or early January... maybe a new book the same time every year? That could be awesome!

Anyway, I'll be sure to blog and tweet as I work through writing another cookbook -- and perhaps even webcam a little so you guys can see my "creative process" :-P

As always, THANK YOU so much -- I really wouldn't have these opportunities if it wasn't for your love and support. I'm so thrilled you love my first cookbook and I can't wait to share #2 (and #3!) with you!

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).