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Calling all bloggers!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Press

Are YOU a blogger? Have you blogged about a Happy Herbivore recipe?

If so, leave a direct link to the post or posts in the comments to be included in an upcoming Happy Herbivore anniversary blog post.

Also, if you are not a blogger, but you would like to say something about your favorite Happy Herbivore recipe... or submit a photo of your favorite Happy Herbivore recipe, please do so! 

Ingredient Bucket List

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

For the past few months I've been hosting "Make-It-Work Wednesday" on HH's Facebook page. Each Wednesday I post two fresh ingredients (i.e. potatoes and spinach) and the challenge is to come up with a recipe or meal idea that uses those ingredients, and no other ingredients, except staples like spices, bread, nondairy milk and the like.

It's been a great way to test our culinary creativity, inspire each other and learn how to "cook on the fly" when your fridge and pantry are empty.

For this M-I-W Wednesday, I'm extending the challenge to my blog in hopes you can help me come up with delicious ways to use up the last of the ingredients lingering in my pantry.

 Normally I'd box everything up and take it to our next home, but since all of our belongings will be in storage for the next year, it makes sense to use them rather than let them age.

Ingredient Bucket List:

  1. mung beans
  2. amaranth
  3. oats (all types)
  4. kidney beans
  5. chickpeas
  6. pinto beans
  7. chia seeds
  8. green lentils
  9. wild rice
  10. bulgar wheat
  11. barley
  12. coconut milk
  13. tomato sauce
  14. diced tomatoes

So there you have it! Make-It-Work...and if I try your recipe or idea, I'll be sure to blog about it!

What to feed omni's

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

A frequent question I get from readers is, "What can I take to a potluck?" or "What can I feed my tofu-fearing parents?" 

I remember the first time I had my parents over for dinner after I'd gone vegan. I was a nervous wreck all day and my mother later admitted that she almost bailed on the car ride over -- What if it was terrible?! What would she do? Try to gag it down!? Could she avoid this situation indefinitely?

Fortunately, dinner went without so much as a hiccup and my parents have come to really love and enjoy eating healthy vegan food. (I made them Veggie Biscuit Pot Pie and Corn Chowder).

I created a number of "omni-friendly" recipes in my cookbook -- recipes that are intended for mixed diet gatherings like parties or potlucks, but several recipes here on happyherbivore.com have been a smashing success at dinner parties I've thrown or attended... which brings me to today's theme.

Top 10 Tuesday: Vegan Recipes for Potlucks & Parties

  1. Teriyaki Chickpeas
  2. Spinach-Artichoke Dip
  3. Carrot Cake Cupcakes
  4. Apple Crisp Muffins
  5. Butter Bean Cookies
  6. Chickpea Tacos
  7. Loaded Nachos
  8. Quiche with Greens
  9. Refried Bean Cakes
  10. Cheesecake

What tasty vegan dishes do YOU serve at parties and potlucks?