Happy Herbivore Blog

Portland, by reputation, is synonymous with vegan. That's what first attracted us to Portland 2.5 years ago. Scott & I were living in Boston back then but were looking for a new home on the West Coast. We traveled to and checked out San Fran, Seattle and Portland because we'd heard those cities were vegan-friendly. Unfortunately, I was newly vegan at the time and completely unaware of happycow and other online veg sites. Thus, we were at ...

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For the last two days we've been driving through California, making our way to Portland, Oregon. Our travels thus far have been full of beautiful surprises and good vegan eats. Gosh, I hope this good fortune continues! I'd always heard "you must drive the PCH from LA to SF once in your life" and now I know why. The Pacific Coast Highway is absolutely breath-taking! Here are some of the photos -- for the rest, check flickr (even catch ...

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This is the kind of recipe where I wish I had my own cooking show. For starters, I'd give this recipe a longer and swankier name such as "Succulent Tofu Fish Fillet over a bed of crisp Romain lettuce topped off with fresh papaya salsa and tucked into a warm pita bread." (Are you drooling yet?) I'd also take the time to tell viewers that the heels of bread make for the best bread crumbs. All you have ...

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If you follow me on twitter, you already know all about these donuts (and have the recipe). In case you missed it, here is the story: June 5th was National Doughnut Day. Upon learning this, I promised my twitter friends I'd make a recipe we could enjoy guilt-free (a.k.a whole wheat, fat-free and vegan!). I found this recipe but Scott & Jim (my best friend) were in the mood for something chocolately, so I had to get ...

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My fridge and pantry were both looking pretty bare the other night. All I had was 1 yam, 1 small potato, a leek, left over vegan chorizo, soy milk, flour and my usual spices and condiments. I decided to throw it all together with the cheese sauce I use to make my soy-free mac n' cheese. You know, sometimes an empty fridge is a blessing. I still can't get over how tasty this dish came out. I was worried ...

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