Happy Herbivore Blog

Living in New York City sort of hampered my ability to meal plan or keep a well-stocked kitchen. For one, our fridge was really, really tiny---a step up from a dorm "beer cooler" at best. Our pantry was also small--- a skinny bookcase to be exact. 

Plus, it wasn't realistic to do big shopping trips anyway because no one wants to lug bags and bags of groceries up and down subway stairs and then several blocks to your ...

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Nov. 23

10 Things

For today's Top 10 Tuesday, I'm doing 10 Things You Didn't Know About Me (or maybe you do!)

(1) I'm adopted, yet strangers frequently stop me when with I'm with either parent to say how much I look like them. I also, apparently, look so much like my sister (also adopted) that my husband, and our mother, wrongly identified who was who in this photo. Lets see how you fare:

(2) I am a chronic ...

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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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