Happy Herbivore Blog

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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At the Food Network Festival, Alicia Silverstone mentioned this pasta dish (from her new book, The Kind Diet) is one of her favorite meals. Since cabbage also happens to be my new favorite vegetable to cook with, I decided to try it. I admit that I was a little worried about serving this dish to my husband. I expected him to snear and wonder what on eath I was serving him -- cabbage and pasta? together? Thankfully, his initial reaction was ...

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This weekend Scott & I went down to DC to see some friends. I love going to DC because I know it means a trip to Sticky Fingers Bakery. We also went to the ever-so-popular Java Green and award-winning Vegetate (which is now closed). I must admit I'm a bit obsessed with Sticky Fingers. I love their chili cheese dog and hot wings. If we weren't there at 9 am I would have also tried their new grilled ...

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If you love my Apple Crisp Muffins, you're in for a real treat with this Blueberry version! I made these on the fly this morning and they were just what I needed on a chilly Fall morning. You can also swap lemon zest for the cinnamon for a sunny blueberry muffin.

vegan blueberry oatmeal muffins

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