Happy Herbivore Blog

Mama Herbivore - part 2

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Parents

My mom is back for another guest post. As I mentioned last time she stopped by, she and my father are cooking their way through my cookbook

Here are some of the recipes from my cookbook, as prepared by my parents -- and with my mom's commentary:

Root Beer Float Cupcakes (p. 214)"Your Dad made these cupcakes one afternoon while I was doing laundry. They smelled soooo good when they were baking. I thought these were very good..different...but tasty. We want to try it with Dr. Pepper."

Chickpea Noodle Soup "This soup on a cold day was excellent. What a comfort food. We were getting a hail storm and it was perfect--EXCELLENT. We had enough leftovers for the next day so we were looking forward to our lunch. It was good reheated as well. This is the ultimate comfort food. We really love it."

Steak & Pepper Fajitas (p. 103)"Daddy just LOVED these. I love portobello mushrooms so you know I liked them! They were so delicious---you don't need any kind of meat because the onions and the peppers and the mushrooms---very very good. Portobello mushrooms are so good."

Teriyaki Chickpeas(p. 127) "Daddy and I both love anything with an Asian flavor so this was a sure thing. It was really nice, very easy. We really enjoy Asian food and this is one of our favorite Asian-flavored dish. We even got the wrong salsa at the store and it was still very good."

Carrot Cake Cupcakes (p. 213) "As I mentioned last time, your father has been after me to make these cupcakes. Ughhhh TOP OF THE LINE! Our favorite. These were both mine and your father's favorite of all the recipes we made. We took two up to Aunt Connie's and she liked them too. They are so good and I like that it's a dessert with carrots."

My mom also wanted me to point out that they've made the Southwestern Pasta Salad (p. 183) twice more -- saying it's their favorite side dish at lunch since it's so refreshing.

Thanks Mom!

Behind the Scenes

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

By popular request, I'm going to start shooting some "behind the scenes" videos during the writing process for my next cookbook! 

This is my maiden video blog (vlog?) voyage. I shot a quick video after I made a new soup from the slim pickins in my fridge. 

I love throwing all my odds and ends into a pot and seeing what comes out. I've discovered a lot of interesting flavor combos that way and today is no exception!

I hope you enjoy the video! <3 Lindsay (HH).

Happy Herbivore's Convore Community Discussion Group

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Hi I'm Scott (a.k.a. Mr. Happy Herbivore). This is my first guest post on HH.

I'm here to tell you about a new feature/service for the HH community. I've always wanted to provide tools that allow our community to interact with one another better.

For example, we have comments on blog posts, but these tend to be single threaded conversations. We also have Facebook but it is very news driven so what is here today is gone tomorrow. Plus with Facebook, there is no easy way to find or reference our previous conversations. Meanwhile Twitter is a soapbox, and lots of cool stuff happens there, but it is very one-on-one.

We need a way for users to interact with each other and we've tried to make that happen. First, with the HH Meetup Groups. Then with forums and a chat room, but nothing has worked very well.

Soooo.... Enter Convore (pronounced "Con-vore"). With Convore, you can chat in real time. You can create topics and search for topics. It even tracks un-read messages so you can go back and see everything you missed!

And like HH, Convore uses Django to power the website. (nerd talk)

Anyway  Enjoy, engage, and make friends. =) see you there!