Happy Herbivore Blog

Pack your bags!

Your tastes buds are on the International Express this week!

Favorite dishes from North Africa, Korea, Morocco, the Middle East, Italy, China, and Mexico included! (Plus New York & Louisiana). 

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these traditional meals.

In minutes!

Or how tasting them transports you to somewhere else. 

Cajun Pasta takes 5 minutes.

Spinach Rice has 7 ingredients.

'Roccon Roll-Ups take 5 minutes.

Broccoli Fritters have 9 ingredients.



I eat a ...

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Tell me if this sounds familiar:

You’ve finally done it. You planned, you’re prepared!

...and life throws you a curveball.

SO many times I planned to make recipe...
Even went shopping for the ingredients to make the recipe…
Had *every intention* to cook when I got home…

But then a crisis happened at the office

Or there was some other “emergency” that needed my attention after work…

THAT scenario happened so frequently that I started cooking meals on the weekend ...

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Do you feel amazing after last week's "detox" plan? 

Me too! Today is the first day I didn’t crave sweets!

This week’s plan is your bridge between resolution and reality: 

A focus on nutrition but also simple recipes that are realistic and flavorful.



If green soups and beet hummus were too granola hippie for you to kickoff 2018 (I get that), use this plan as a gentle transition away from rich holiday food and towards a ...

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In honor of this week’s Parisan Polenta:

I’m getting to the bottom of this crazy cornmeal/polenta/grits confusion.

In this post you’ll learn the difference between:

  • Cornmeal
  • Polenta
  • Grits
  • Polenta Grits
  • Coarse Cornmeal
  • Corn Flour
  • Masa Harina

It’s a hot damn mess in the corn-product aisle of the grocery store thanks to the fact there are no regulations or rules around the name of corn-based products in the U.S.

Aaand if you’re in the U.K. it gets ...

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I set out to read 100 books in 2017…

I nailed that reading challenge ;)

My life evolved and changed in many positive ways reading 243 books.

You become better at everything, even just being you and knowing yourself, by reading books (including novels).

I’ve set my goal at 218 for 2018, although I secretly hope I can get to 250.

THINGS I LEARNED FROM READING 243 BOOKS in 2017:

  • Debut novels are often the author’s best work.
  • 2 Book Rule ...
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