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Global Happy Herbivore Meetups

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Maybe you've noticed the little map to the right of the page?!

I've started a Global Happy Herbivore Meetup and there are already 30 meetups scheduled in 3 different countries! How cool is that?!

Meetup Everywhere is a great way for all of us to connect with other fans, supporters and friends of Happy Herbivore and the low fat healthy lifestyle! Join a meetup in your area or start one!

I'm also hosting the NYC HH Meetup in my apartment and (*fingers crossed*) I'll be able to setup video conferencing to "meet" with meetups in other areas! I am also planning to stream the whole thing live on HH's Ustream channel.

& I'm so sorry for the lack of recipes lately! I'm in the home stretch for my cookbook (squee!) so things have been a bit crazy! BUT here is a little impromtu video of me sampling a zucchini blossom in my garden. Can you believe just 2 months ago I planted tiny seeds and now I have this jungle? Plants are amazing.

Don't forget !

Be sure to book your room on the Happy Herbivore Cruise by June 21st to secure our low group rates!

The Happy Herbivore e-cookbooks are being discontinued at the end of this month! Get your copy before they're gone forever! Most of the e-cookbook recipes are not in the upcoming cookbook! 


Fat-free Vegan Feta Cheese

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

Yes, it's a salad... but it's a salad with fat-free vegan feta cheese! Oh yeah!

This recipe is included in Happy Herbivore Abroad.

I can't remember the last time I had a Greek salad... or feta cheese. Neither were items I ate often as an omni or vegetarian. Still, I love the challenge of making vegan substitutes for foods other people like.

Anyway, this idea came to me by way of my good friend Katherine. We were hanging out together in the park when she asked me, "Lindsay, can you make vegan feta out of tofu?" I didn't know if you could, but damnit! I was going to try. I think it tastes just like feta cheese, or at least it tastes the way I remember feta cheese tasting like. Regardless, it's damn tasty on a salad!

Now, I know Greek salads usually have cucumbers and red onions on them, too... but, well, I don't like raw onions (we all have our preferences?) and I was all out of cukes... but whatever! it was still an awesome salad!

Recipe:Feta Cheese


A delicious dairy-free alternative to feta cheese. This recipe is included in Happy Herbivore Abroad.



Break tofu into a few large pieces in a mixing bowl and set aside. Whisk
all remaining ingredients, except nutritional yeast, together. Pour
over tofu and mix with your hands, crumbing the tofu into smaller pieces
as you go. Set aside and let rest for 10 minutes. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of
nutritional yeast over top and mix. Taste, adding more nutritional yeast
if desired.

Healthy Options - Mac n' Cheese

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Video

In Episode 3 of Healthy Options with the Happy Herbivore, Lindsay cooks her famous mac n' cheeze recipe that whips up in minutes and is so much healthier than convention mac n' cheese!

(If you can, please watch the episode directly on our blip.tv channel. The short advertisement at the beginning helps pay for the support and maintenance of happyherbivore.com). Thxx!

Recipe:Soy-Free Mac n' Cheese


A quick and easy vegan mac n' cheese that doesn't use tofu -- or fat! Miso can have soy in it, so be careful when selecting your miso if you have an allergy or dietary need (chickpea miso is soy-free!).



Cook pasta according to directions, immediately drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. Whisk all remaining ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a near boil and turn heat down to low. Stirring occassionally, allow the sauce to thicken up. Combine with macaroni, stirring to coat. Garnish with smoked paprika if desired.