Happy Herbivore Blog

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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I find myself spreading hummus on everything, it's my universal condiment. I also like to use it as a dip for my raw veggies when I need a quick and filling snack. Store bought hummus is usually vegan but too high in fat for me to consider buying it. Tahini (a paste made from sesame seeds) and olive oil are commonly used to make hummus but I find if I omit them, while adding in delicious spices, the hummus ...

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A friend of mine is Celiac and solicited my help in creating a gluten-free veggie meatloaf recipe. We started throwing ideas back and forth about how to make a meatloaf out of the items in our pantry and this is what we came up with. It's absolutely delicious!

hippe loaf 1

hippe loaf with gravy

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I'm still abundantly proud of my Creamy Mac n' Cheese recipe (in Pudge-Free Holidays) that's fat-free and calls for whole wheat pasta. It's.just.so.tasty! If you own Pudge-Free Holidays, you know that mac n' cheese is traditional holiday fare for my family and that everyone loves my healthier vegan version. The problem? My mom can't dig in with us. She can't have soy because of her thyroid issues and that makes me sad ...

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When you tell someone you're a vegan, they tend to think you're diet is limited to salads. Of course, we all know that is untrue, but what's so wrong with a salad anyway? I love a good salad, especially during the summer when it's too hot to heat up my kitchen. All-veggie salads are delicious, but they tend to leave me ravenous a few hours later. I find that combining a little protein and starch with ...
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