Happy Herbivore Blog

Winner Announced: e-cookbooks Giveaway

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Thank you to everyone who participated. Some of the comments really touched my heart! Now that I see how much interest there is in winning these e-cookbooks, I plan to hold another e-cookbook giveaway, so if you didn't win, be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

You can also signup for the Newsletter; I always give subscribers a heads up about upcoming contests and giveaways. Plus as a subscriber, you're automatically entered into every giveaway and sometimes that makes you eligible for two or more entries!

To pick the winners, I randomly assigned everyone a number (newsletter subscribers and entries via comment) and let random.org do the rest! Subscriber winners, you should have already received an email from me. Now for the winner from the blog.... 

Congrats JoshH345! "Looking forward to the Vegan Cooking shows and e-cookbook!"

In case you're wondering what Josh is talking about, I've started Happy Herbivore TV, a LIVE cooking show with healthy, wholesome, low fat vegan food! Every weekday (*schedule permitting) I'm cooking LIVE from my humble kitchen at lunchtime (12:30 EST). I also answer questions submitted to me via email and the Facebook Fan Page or through the show's chatrooms.

If you can't tune in LIVE with us, you can watch the recorded video at your leisure. I hope you join us today or some day this week!



As you know, I've authored four e-cookbooks: Sneak Peak, Pudge-Free Holidays, Backyard Vegan & the Best of Happy Herbivore. A few of the recipes will be featured in my upcoming cookbook but not all of them. Since the e-cookbooks will only be for sale for a limited time, I'm giving away a couple of copies of Happy Herbivore readers! 

Here's how to win all four of my e-cookbooks:


  1. Leave a comment below (with a valid email address); I'll pick one lucky commentor.
  2. Sign up for the Happy Herbivore newsletter, two subscribers will be picked.


I'll be picking winners on Monday, January 11, 2010!

Best of 2009

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Holiday

I can't believe another year has come and gone. 2009 has been a very exciting year for Happy Herbivore (and me). I returned to New York from California in July. In October, Happy Herbivore celebrated it's second birthday and in December, I celebrated my third veganniversary. Best of all I found a terrifc publisher in November and the Happy Herbivore Cookbook is on it's way! I just wrapped up the 190th recipe, so it's almost done!

Other note worthy achievements include Happy Herbivore recipes being featured three times on Meatless Monday and having four original recipes published in the January issue of Vegetarian Times (still in stores!).

Although I posted more than 30 new recipes on Happy Herbivore in 2009, some are always bigger hits than others. Here are the top 10 most popular fat-free recipes on Happy Herbivore in 2009!

1. Apple-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

2. Black Bean Brownies

3. Instant Vegan Alfredo

4. She-Crab Soup

5. Eggnog

6. Pumpkin-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

7. Cinnamon Buns

8. Cheesecake

9. Mock Tuna

10. Hippe Loaf

Here's to 2010 being another great year filled with health, happiness and peace!


The Kitten in the Laundry Bag

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Advice

Wednesday I decided to do a load of laundry before our trip to Vermont. I'm obsessive about having a clean apartment when I come home from vacation and clean laundry is no exception. I'd just thrown the last load into the dryer when Scott called, asking me to meet him at a store to check out some snowboarding pants he wanted. Normally I don't like to leave my laundry down in the basement. It's not that I think someone will take it (if someone needs underwear so bad they need to steal someone elses, they can have it!) but I don't want to be that neighbor who just leaves stuff in the machines for hours on end. Still, I figured I'd be home pretty timely, so, hell, I'll go meet Scott.

Of course the store didn't have his size and since Scott's lunch hour was over, I was left with the task of going to another store that might have his pants. They didn't, but then I got side tracked and ended up shopping for myself (at least I have one awesome pair of new snowboarding pants!). Finally, some 4 hours later I come home and remember, oops! the laundry! 

I run down to the basement and sure enough someone had stuffed my clothes into the laundry bag I'd left down there. Ugh, I am that neighbor... So, I grabbed the bag and headed upstairs. I set the bag down in the living room and go about my business for a few minutes. We were leaving for Vermont in the next hour so I was trying to make sure I had everything. We did. Then Scott phoned to say he was on his way home and since that would take another 30 minutes, I decided I'd put the clothes away. I go to get the clothes out of our bag when a kitten jumps out!

At first I was like "omg! you are so little! and so cute! and I love you!" but then I remembered, "I'M LEAVING FOR VERMONT IN AN HOUR!" I held the kitten for a few minutes, until Lily Bean could not stand to be left out for a single second longer. I set the kitty down and LB looked at her like "and what the hell are you?" Quaid could not be bothered. He could care less there was a kitten in the house but LB was just fascinated. I let them... hang out, as I finished putting the clothes away, all the while tweeting my situation and asking for help about what to do. Since it was so late in the evening, I couldn't call the ASPCA (not that I wanted to), I was about to leave for vacation and I didn't have anything for a kitten's needs -- litter box, food, etc. I had nada. I was adopted by a kitten, that's all I knew. 

I decided to take the kitten to the superintendent. He and his family had a couple cats and a couple kids, so they seemed likely candidates for wanting and being able to care for a kitten. I ran down to their apartment, fingers crossed, and hoping they were home. They were and thrilled to take the kitten off my hands. She's now very happy with her new family and I get to see her any time I want. Despite rushing around like I crazy person, I managed to get some cute shots of the kitten as she explored our apartment and they're up on flickr. I took these photos with my new Nikon d40 (that I bought for the cookbook photos) and you'll have to forgive me, I'm still on the low end of the learning curve so my photos are pretty awful!