Happy Herbivore Blog

e-Cookbook Winners Announced!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Thanks to everyone who participated! I'll try to host another giveaway like this as the deadline to buy the e-books draws near. A few of you asked how much longer the e-cookbooks would be available and the truth is, I don't know. My publisher graciously agreed to let me sell them for a little bit longer, but they have not yet given me a date where I have to "pull the plug." I'm guessing, at best, another month or so -- so if you want them, hurry up and get yourself a copy!

Anyway, here are the winners! Except for the Flickr winner, everyone else was picked randomly through random.org

From Flickr: cupcakekitteh

From Twitter: @kwidrick 

From Comments/Newsletter: Lorna Macmillan

I tried to contact all the winners through social media (twitter, flickr, etc) but contact me directly, too!


By popular demand, I'm giving away more copies of my e-cookbooks Sneak Peak, Pudge-Free Holidays, Backyard Vegan & the Best of Happy Herbivore Vol. 1. These e-cookbooks are still for sale, but for a limited time. A few but not all of the recipes made it into my actual cookbook. I've compiled a list of what made the cut and what didn't in the FAQ.

So now for the big question! How do you win?

Well, there are a couple of ways to enter. (1) You can leave a comment below (2) You can sign up for the Newsletter (which, I admit I'm terrible at sending on a regular basis) (3) you can join the Flickr pool and (4) for every picture you upload, you get an extra entry! Tweeting, RT-ing and sharing this contest on Facebook will also earn you an entry. (If you're using twitter to enter, please @happyherbivore me so I see it). 

The person with the most photo entries will win and I'll select two random winners, too. I will try to contact winners via email or social media if possible, but also check back on Monday to see if you've won. :)

Fat-Free Whole Wheat Vegan Baked Corndogs

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

This is my attempt at buying your love. I won't even try to deny that. I feel terrible for having not published any new recipes in the past few months. When I was scrambling to write the cookbook I couldn't shift my focus away to write something else for the blog. Now the cookbook's done and I need a minute to decompress. Or maybe I need a month. I've also had some technical difficulties, too. In short, my life is a hot mess right now and I'm clawing my way back to normal as fast as I can.

Anyway, here is my recipe for my fat-free, whole wheat vegan corndogs. I created this recipes two years ago and published it in my first-ever e-cookbook, Sneak Peak (which is still available for purchase). It didn't make the cut for my actual cookbook for a number of reasons. For one, I didn't want to recycle too many recipes. I also made a promise with myself -- and you, that in the cookbook I wouldn't use obscure, expensive or hard to find ingredients (and I certainly classify ener-g-egg replacer as one of those "novelty" items) and finally, I want to rework this recipe (eventually) to make it easier and better! (I have lots of ideas).

BUT don't let me crap all over what is still an oustanding recipe. It's absolutely terrific and you'll be making these babies all summer -- just you wait and see. I'm stealing VeganDad's photo (again) because he is a magician. Seriously, why don't mine ever look this good? On the upside, I've heard that you can make them look really professional and awesome if you use a Twinkie Pan.  Enjoy!

Recipe:Baked Vegan Corndogs

Prep time: | Cook time: | Total: | 6 servings


Before I was a health conscious vegan, I loved buying frozen vegetarian corndogs. When the Internet failed to provide me with a recipe for a baked (not fried!) corndog, I created my own.

Chef's Note: I like to use fat-free vegan hot dogs such as Smart dogs or Tofu dogs, but any vegetarian hot dog will do. I also hear using a Twinkie Pan results in perfectly shaped corndogs.



Preheat oven to 450 F. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside. Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, spices, pepper, ener-g-egg replacer, 1/3 cup non-dairy milk and sugar together in a medium bowl. Slowly add additional non-dairy milk until the mixture is wet and can be worked with. However, be careful it's not too soupy or dry and doughy. Stir gently for 30 seconds. For mini-corndogs, cut the tofu dogs into 3 equal pieces, or the size that fits your Twinkie pan. Dip each tofu dog into the cornmeal mixture, making sure its evenly coated. Then place on the prepared cookie sheet, moving the coating around as necessary to ensure it's evenly coated. If using a Twinkie pan, pour a little mixture to line the bottom of the insert, add the dog, then add more batter over top until it's covered. Repeat. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and a little crisp.

HH Community & Web-Updates

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

I have a few more foodie pictures from the last photo shoot for you in a bit... but first, a little house cleaning.

Thanks to reader emails, I've updated the FAQ, so I hope you find that helpful. More recipes have also been added to the database -- we're almost done updating! So click on the "recipes" tab on the navigation bar to see all the new additions.

I've also created a flickr pool for sharing Happy Herbivore recipes so join that and upload some photos!

HHTV is back and at it's regularly scheduled time. Things got a little crazy the last few weeks wrapping up the cookbook but hopefully I'll be able to run the show MWF at 12:30 EST. Today's recipe is an oldie but goodie, Chana Palak Masala! Tune in and watch me whip up healthy, tasty Indian food during your lunch break! Or better yet, cook along with me at dinner!

I was also interviewed by Feed Me I'm Cranky, so check that out if you have some free time today.

and now for what I think is the coolest feature:anonymous questions. I've joined formspring which allows you to ask me anything anonymously! We're trying to incorporate the question box directly into the website, but for now just visit the link.

Finally, here are the last few shots from my hopefully final cookbook photoshoot. Like the last two times, I took these images with my crappy little pocket camera while everything else was being set up (so don't judge too harshly!). Here are my favorite shots, plus there's always more on flickr!

fat-free whole wheat strawberry cupcakes (I can't stop eating these!)

Fajitas (reshoot, because I've turned into a perfectionist)

Tortilla Soup (and ode to Los Angeles)

The setup (in case you were curious) my light box tent & Nikon D40.

Nice Joe (the quickest and fastest and sloppiest Joe you'll ever meet!)

fat-free, whole wheat vegan cinnamon buns (oh yeah!)