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Southern Slaw Dogs (Vegan, Fat-Free)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

My experience with telling people I keep a vegan diet has been largely positive. Although there have been a few harsh responses here and there, most people are impressed and curious. They want to know more about my diet and what it is that I eat. The most popular question I get asked is if I miss anything. I always struggle to come up with an answer, which is a good thing -- it's a testament that I really don't miss anything from my pre-vegan days. 

Of course, on occasion I'll get a hankering for something and my solution has always been to recreate a vegan (and healthy!) version instead. It's for this reason you'll find recipes for baked donuts, corn dogs, nachos, chocolate chip cookies, French toast, spinach & artichoke dip, cheesecake & many other "comfort" foods on happyherbivore.com. (Just wait till you see all the comfort food in my cookbook -- I even have a pot roast recipe!)

Which brings me to today's post. A few days ago, Scott & I were musing over the years we lived in Charleston, South Carolina since we'll be returning for a reunion this Fall. During our last summer there, Scott & I must have visited Jack's Cosmic Dogs every weekend. It was close to where we lived and the "solution" for days when it was too hot to cook (and during a South Carolina summer, every day is too hot to cook).

We always ordered the same thing: A Southern Slaw Dog with orange soda. It's been years since we've had one of these hot dogs and I decided to recreate them this 4th of July. The fat-free vegan version was a smashing success! I dare say these hot dogs are even better!

I used "Jumbo" vegan hot dogs complete with lightly toasted whole wheat hot dog buns and topped the dogs with the fat-free chili and fat-free veggie slaw from my upcoming cookbook. You could easily replicate these dogs with any vegan chili or slaw.

And since Scott & I used to wash the Charleston Southern-Slaw Dogs down with old fashioned Orange Soda, I thought this was a perfect time to try Zevia's orange soda... which was the perfect compliment!

I hope everyone had a special (and safe) 4th of July!

July 4th Menu

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

Here are my favorite July 4th HH recipes!

HH Whole-Wheat Fat-Free Baked Corndogs (vegan of course)

Big Mouth Backyard Mushroom Burgers (from e-book Sneak Peak)

Fat-Free Creamy Potato Salad (vegan of course) from e-book Backyard Vegan

Homemade Baked Beans (vegan of course) from e-book Backyard Vegan

'Crab' Cakes -- an omni-favorite at our BBQ's!



Final Day for e-Cookbooks!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Today is the final day! All HH e-cookbooks are being discontinued after today!

L-F Sugar Cookies (from e-book Pudge-Free Holidays)

As promised in an earlier post, I'm giving away several copies of e-books to give them a proper send off!

Veggie, Bean & Quinoa "Meatballs" (from Backyard Vegan)

Here are the randomly selected winners:

Erika (tangy pulled pork sandwich/african mash)

MeShell (maple muffins)

KarynH (baked tofu parm/shells & cheese)

Jenna (s'mores brownies/African mash)

Radioactive vegan s'mores brownies)

Winners -- send me an email saying which e-book you want ! happyherbivore [at] gmail [dot] com

To answer a question in the comments: YES you can purchase if you're an international buyer -- the e-books have been told across the world (Canada, Germany, Philippines, Australia, UK, South Africa... just to name a few). I believe if you choose paypal over googlecheck out you won't get zinged with conversion fees either.


A very special thanks to everyone who has purchased or will be purchasing an e-book -- thank you for helping support happy herbivore. All monies for sales have gone to help maintain this website and the popularity of the e-books lead to my cookbook becoming a reality! So, Thank YOU! x 1000