Happy Herbivore Blog

Last week we met Julie, who has lost 60lbs since going plant-based a year ago! This week we meet Ryan, who resolved all her stomach issues, and more, after going plant-based.

overweight woman wearing white shirt with orange sweater

HH: What made you decide to try a plant-based (vegan) diet? 

I decided to try a plant based diet after watching Forks Over Knives. My gastroenterologist previously recommended giving up dairy and artificial sweeteners and I did fine on that. However, as soon as I saw FOK, from ...

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This week's new meal plans have 16 refreshing new meals!

New for the Individuals:

  • Fiery Sweet Potato Scramble
  • Gingerbread French Toast
  • Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
  • Black Bean & Salsa Soup
  • Kidney Bean Curry
  • Easy Chili & Spuds
  • Bean & Pasta Salad

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New for Families

  • Mexican Scramble
  • Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
  • Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
  • Peach Crisp
  • Asian Peanut Stir-Fry
  • 2-Bean Tacos
  • Tex Mex Chilaquiles
  • Creole Beans & Rice

vegan tofu scramble with refried beans, avocado and tomatoes


"Please keep up the good work with ...

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With the wonderful weather, more and more people are getting together for pot lucks. Whether it's for a holiday celebration or just a friendly get together, there are many omni-friendly recipes that you can bring to share.

Here are some of my favorite potluck dishes;

  • Creamy Carrot Soup (pg. 62, HCC)
  • Smoked Cauliflower Soup, (pg. 97, EHH)
  • Mexican Dip (pg. 230 HHC)
  • German Potato Salad
  • Cheater Asian Slaw (pg. 226, EHH)
  • Vegetarian Delight (pg. 116, HCC)
  • Cajun Cornbread Casserole ...
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After Nashville we drove to Greenville, SC where my parents live, and Scott's parents also drove up from Hilton Head to meet us. It was a wonderful family reunion and the first time I've seen my parents since they went plant-based in January!

Lindsay and Scott with her parents

The grub: My mom made one of their favorite HH dishes for dinner: Andrea‚Äôs Puttanesca (pg. 201, EHH) with salad and whole-wheat Italian bread. 

vegan puttanesca with chickpeas

vegan cheesecake topped with strawberries

Then for dessert she made HH Cheesecake (pg. 219 ...

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A few weeks ago, I shared an experience on Facebook where I told a cashier to have a nice day and the cashier thanked me saying she really needed to hear that.

It made me realize what an impact small gestures can have. How a smile or a thank you can turn someone's day around.

When I shared my experience, dozens of comments poured in from Herbies who had similar experiences. Several had remarked they once went to pay ...

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