Happy Herbivore Blog

The Kind Diet: Rustic Pasta

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

At the Food Network Festival, Alicia Silverstone mentioned this pasta dish (from her new book, The Kind Diet) is one of her favorite meals. Since cabbage also happens to be my new favorite vegetable to cook with, I decided to try it. I admit that I was a little worried about serving this dish to my husband. I expected him to snear and wonder what on eath I was serving him -- cabbage and pasta? together? Thankfully, his initial reaction was "this smells awesome" followed by "this is really good." Indeed it was good -- and very healthy! We loved this recipe and I hope to include it in our regular rotation.


A Vegan Taste of DC

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Travel

This weekend Scott & I went down to DC to see some friends. I love going to DC because I know it means a trip to Sticky Fingers Bakery. We also went to the ever-so-popular Java Green and award-winning Vegetate (which is now closed). I must admit I'm a bit obsessed with Sticky Fingers. I love their chili cheese dog and hot wings. If we weren't there at 9 am I would have also tried their new grilled cheese sandwich (made with Daiya!) I didn't care for Java Green or Vegetate. Java Green is all about fake meat sandwiches, which just aren't my thing. I didn't like meat when I was an omni so it's no real surprise I don't like the vegan version either. As for Vegetate, the presentation was lovely but the food fell short. It was really greasy, deep-fried and oober expensive. I shared an appetizer and a dessert, plus had my own meal -- which all cost me about $40 with tip and I left HUNGRY. Anyway, don't let my bad reviews deter you -- both places are exceedingly popular and I freely admit I'm a tough critic.

Enjoy the foodie photos! There are also a few more on flickr.



Vegan Belgian Waffle @ Java Greenbreakfast sandwich - vegan

Breakfast Sandwich @ Java Greencinnamn bun

Sticky Bun @ Sticky Fingers vegan hot wings

Hot Wingz @ Sticky Fingersbreakfast sandwich - vegan

Breakfast Sandwich @ Sticky Fingersvegan cupcakes

Cupcakes @ Sticky Fingers

Vegan Fat-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

If you love my Apple Crisp Muffins, you're in for a real treat with this Blueberry version! I made these on the fly this morning and they were just what I needed on a chilly Fall morning. You can also swap lemon zest for the cinnamon for a sunny blueberry muffin.

vegan blueberry oatmeal muffins

Recipe:Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins


I love blueberry oatmeal but hate that it's not easily portable. Now it is with these healthy muffins!



Preheat oven 350 F. Grease or spray a muffin tin or paper liners if using. In a large bowl, whisk flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices together until well combined. Add applesauce, sugars and maple then stir until almost combined. Add blueberries, stirring until just combined. Spoon into muffin cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle additional oats and brown sugar on top if desired. Bake 18 to 25 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.