Happy Herbivore Blog

celery root soup

This recipe is a long time coming. I first heard about it from my friend Jane last winter, but had trouble getting my hands on the correct root (I once bought fennel instead -- oops!). Jane's recipe uses olive oil, chicken broth and cream, which I substituted out for this recipe. It's surprisingly very filling and reminiscent of a potato soup or hearty chowder.

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vegan huevuos rancheros at red lentil dal boston

Vegan Huevos Rancheros at the Red Lentil in Boston, MA

This weekend I went up to Boston to see a few friends from law school and attend the Boston Veg Fest. The weather was perfect and the foliage was spectacular. The food I ate during my trip was also great and being the nice wife that I am, I carried Scott's favorite dish from Grasshopper all the way back to NYC. I'm sure my bus mates just loved ...

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I love cornbread, but I also love biscuits. I brought them together for this recipe and my goodness -- what a perfect match! These biscuits are a little sweet too -- perfect for a sunny Sunday brunch. I like to smear a little Earth Balance over the tops of the biscuits when they're still warm. Not exactly fat-free but a nice treat every now and then. These biscuits are also great with vegetarian chili.

maple cornmeal biscuits

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This is the soup version of my recipe for African Kale & Yams Mash in my e-cookbook, Pudge Free Holidays. The beautiful thing about this soup (aside from how healthy it is!) is the ethnic feel to it. You just feel so warm and centered after eating a bowl and it tastes like it was delicately cooked all day when really it's done in about 20 minutes. The broth is by far the best part -- you'll be drinking ...

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Our favorite vegan-friendly restaurant in L.A. was Swingers in West Hollywood. Not only are the vegan options plentiful on the menu, every last one is delicious. In the year and a half we lived there it's safe to say we went to Swingers at least 20 times. It's also a place to see celebrities. Not only was Pixie our waitress, Scott sat next to Natalie Portman and we saw Drew Carey just about every time we went ...

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