Topic: Recipe

Spring is in the air and many of us are dusting off our running shoes, uncovering our bikes, and getting ready for warm-weather outdoor activities!

I love playing outside as much as anyone, but I'm not a fan of Gatorade and other commercial "sports drinks." 



They always give me a headache and "stomach rot," even when I dilute them pretty considerably with water. (I think I just met my lifetime limit when training for my first marathon back in ...

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Here's an island-flavored twist on the Skillet Frijoles Negros in Everyday Happy Herbivore

Black beans & plantains are a common pairing in Caribbean cuisine, but I know how hard plantains are to find — and then they take eons to ripen. Anyway, I'm using bananas as a cheater approach — and trust me, it's good. 

Bananas are one of my favorite "surprise" ingredients — check out the Red Red Stew in EHH too and see what I mean. Nom! 


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Cold, creamy, rice pudding can be a great treat for a hot summer's day. Technically, rice pudding day is on Thursday but we're sharing just a little bit early so you can make this in advance and let it cool down. Try a serving for breakfast or enjoy as a healthy dessert!

Ingredients ⅓ cup brown rice, uncooked 2 cups non-dairy milk ⅓ cup raisins 2 tbsp cornstarch a dash of cinnamon a dash of pure maple syrup ...

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I thought I'd share a fresh, fruit-flavored non-alcoholic drink with you this week. This drink is refreshing and light- and it's from my new book, Happy Herbivore Abroad.


Aqua Frescas are popular fruit-flavored, non-alcoholic drinks in Mexico.  The best way I can describe it is as water infused with the flavor of fruit, in contrast to a fruit juice or a smoothie.  My favorite fruit to use is watermelon, but you can use mango, strawberries, peaches, papaya, cantaloupe ...

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