Happy Herbivore Blog

Here's the skinny on my cookbook's release date (I know some of you are getting emails from Amazon saying it's been further delayed--it hasn't!)

The official pub date is January 25 (that's the day the cookbook will be available in all stores). We have no control over when Amazon ships, but typically, Amazon always ships on the official pub date (Jan 25th). 

For the life of me (and my publisher), we cannot figure out ...

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At the grocery store this week I passed by some rather cutesy shiitake mushrooms and realized they were an underutilized ingredient in my cooking. 

Sure, I love oyster mushrooms and the mighty portobello--heck, I even cook with white mushrooms from time to time, but shiitake? never. So, I picked a few up and headed home with my new fungi friends.

For a few days we engaged in starring contests; mostly I was just mystified about what to do ...

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Caribbean Peas and Rice originates here in the West Indies. Although my new friend Tay, the talented author behind Caribbean Vegan, has been schooling me that Caribbean food is so much more than rice and beans, tropical fruit and coconuts, I still find myself attracted to the more simplistic, albeit stereotypical, dishes associated with Caribbean cuisine.

This dish, Caribbean Peas and Rice, is traditionally made with pigeon peas (a type of legume), though regional variations with black-eyed peas exist due ...

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As promised, here is my recipe for fat-free (healthy!) vegan pumpkin pie. I am in LOVE with this recipe. It's from my upcoming cookbook but I'm sharing it now so you can try one of these tasty delights this holiday season. It will seriously blow your mind!

Mmm...now I kind of want a slice. Pumpkin pie for breakfast? Well I guess I could settle for the more appropriate pumpkin pie smoothie...

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When you are a vegan or vegetarian, Thanksgiving is probably one of the issues you've been asked about... "So, like, you don't eat turkey... even on Thanksgiving?" "Why no, friend! I don't eat Turkeys any day!" 

Though, just because we're veg-heads doesn't mean we want to double up on the vegetable side dishes. We love good, stick-to-your-ribs food, too! We want something besides the leftover mashed potatoes (though, admittedly I do love me some ...

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