Memorable HH Recipes

In light of HH's 4th Birthday, this week's Top 10 Tuesday names the recipes I'm most sentimental about...and why!

1. Blueberry Crisp - this was one of my earliest published recipes and it's still a fave!

2. Chickpea Tacos - my first invention! I remember the night I created this recipe. I was starving and the only thing I had on hand was a can of chickpeas and taco shells. Add homemade taco seasoning and voila! Who knew chickpea tacos could be so awesome?

3. Red Lentil Dal - my first experience with preparing Indian food. Right after we moved to Los Angeles, we found a vegan Indian restaurant near our apartment. It was the first time I'd ever had Indian food and I was in love at first bite. The restaurant also had a small store where I picked up a bag of tiny red things called lentils. I had no idea what they were at the time, but I was eager to experiment with them...they were just so cute and red... The result? Wow. Red Lentil Dal, where have you been all my life?

4. Carrot Cake Cupcakes - Never underestimate my love for carrot cake! I created these cupcakes (my first wholesome, fat-free dessert) for my first veganniversary...just a few months after Happy Herbivore was born!

5. Black Bean Brownies - the day I posted this recipe, I half expected everyone to shudder in horror. I had no idea these brownies would take over the Internet by storm! To this day, this is my most searched for and visited recipe here on!

6. Sweet Potato Muffins - a lesson that sometimes a wild idea ends up most delicious!

7. Teriyaki Chickpeas - another 'invention' and perhaps the recipe I am most proud of. (It's also in my top 5 of all time!)

8. Butter Bean Cookies - I put beans in cookies. 'Nuff said.

9. Vegetarian Delight - the first vegan meal I served to skeptical omni's. It was a huge success!

10. Cinnamon Buns - my first dreamer recipe. I woke up one morning hungry for a cinnamon bun and wondering if I could make one that's vegan, fat-free and whole-wheat... well, lets just say this recipe dared me to dream big! 

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