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First Annual Happy Herbivore Cruise

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

By popular demand, I have organized a vegan-friendly cruise with Carnival for all my fellow Happy Herbivores! The cruise sets sail out of Miami on 4/9/2011 for 7 amazing days in the Western Caribbean on Carnival Liberty! We're also getting an awesome discounted group rate! 

This cruise was cancelled because Carnival sucks! Read here.

Fat-Free Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I know what you're thinking, "Is she ever going to make real food again for us?" Yes, I am ;)

I just happen to be on a smoothie kick (thanks to HH30) and really loving starting my day with a nutrient packed tastes-like-dessert breakfast. This one is my favorite yet!

It has all the right flavors to make it taste exactly like an oatmeal cookie plus with the added oats it packs a fiber and protein punch. It's so freakin' delicious!!!

Recipe:Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie


If you've ever wanted cookies for breakfast, this smoothie is for you. Rich, spicy and oh-so oatmealy.



Combine all ingredients together in a blender and whiz until smooth and creamy, adding extra non-dairy milk as necessary to achieve desired consistency. If using unsweetened non-dairy milk, add another 1 tbsp raisins. Garnish with a dash of cardamon or cinnamon if desired.

An Apology

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Advice

Well this certainly has turned into a week of out-of-character posts!

Fans, Friends & Readers,

I'd like to formally apologize for the offensive ads on Happy Herbivore lately. For as long as I've been with Blogher, I've selected preferences and settings that signify to them that I do NOT want ads that publicize meat, dairy, fur, etc.

Despite my clear "vegan-only" preferences, Blogher chooses not to adhere to them. First it was the god-awful KFC "Buckets For a Cure" ad (Susan G Komen, be ashamed of yourself). As soon as I saw that ad appear on HH, I contacted Blogher immediately to have it removed.

However now I'm seeing CoffeeMate ads and worse -- "How to Grill Chicken or Fish" by Blogher themselves (!) This is simply not acceptable. 

Unfortunately, it is very costly to run happyherbivore.com and I cannot afford to run the site without advertisements or sponsorship. Even with Blogher Ads, I still operate Happy Herbivore at a loss to me. However, I'm not about to condone non-vegan ads so at the end of this month, I will be disbanning their ads unless they can guarantee this situation will not happen again in the future. 

In the meantime, you can help support happyherbivore.com buy buying one of my past e-cookbooks (only $5 each). All proceeds go directly to the support and maintence of happyherbivore.com.

Previously, I said I was going to discontinue the e-cookbooks at the end of this month (May) but I'm now going to extend sales through June to help cover costs while I look for new sponsorship. In accordance with my cookbook contract I cannot sell the e-cookbooks past July 1, so they will be discontinued.

Thank you for your continued support, it means so much to me. Again I am so sorry to anyone who was offended or mortified, please know that I'm extremely upset about this situation and am doing my best to correct it. 

<3 HH