Happy Herbivore Blog

Celebrating Earth Day

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Holiday

Every year on Earth Day (April 22) I ask my non-veg family and friends to try veganism for the day

Eating a wholesome vegan diet is about the greenest thing you can do for the planet and making decisions with your fork is a whole lot easier than planting a tree (though still plant one if you can!)

So this Earth day, why not choose plant foods and help curb carbon emissions?

Psst! The 30 WHOLE Days Challenge kicks off in 10 days! Have YOU signed up? 

Tofu-ed!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Wow! 100+ people shared how they DO tofu! By far the most popular way to eat tofu was a la tofu scramble and other popular methods were sauteed and eaten on top of a salad or along side veggies; or slipped into a smoothie or dessert. Many tofu-ers also expressed they preferred freezing tofu -- which if you haven't done, you must try! It really changes the texture of the tofu to almost a meaty/ground beef-like consistency.

It was so fun to see how many ex-tofuphobes are out there (my people!) and I especially loved the comments where people proclaimed their love of tofu (I'm talking to you Tofussica!). It seems a lot of people DO Tofu!

The two recipes that stood out the most for me were the Tofu Tacos and the Tofu Jerky!

If I selected your recipe or your name; you should have an email from me :) 

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

p.s. If you want the recipes for the tofu tacos or the jerky, both entrants left their recipe in the comments :)

 

Do YOU Tofu? A Confession

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Happy Herbivore is trying to help spread the word that tofu is healthy, delicious and versatile! As a former tofuphobe myself (we'll get to my confession shortly) I'm proud to be part of this great initiative.

Right after I went vegan, everyone told me I had to eat tofu, because "it was something vegans ate." Of course, this made me like it even less. Still it was pushed on my plate time and time again, and of course, having a bad attitude made me also have a bad experience.

Then my friend Tara said something that really stuck, "Lindsay, it's just a block of beans... you love beans." So I tried it again, this time making tofu scramble and that was it. I was in love. I now look at tofu as one of the most versatile ingredients and the answer to "what's for dinner tonight?" when I have nothing else planned and my fridge is looking pretty barron.

Here is a short list of tofu-tastic Happy Herbivore recipes!

    So... Do YOU Tofu? Leave a comment below stating your favorite way to eat tofu !