Pasta + Pumpkin Sauce in 3 Ways (Vegan, Gluten-Free) plus how to use up any gourd you find! Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Happy Fall + October!

Have you made Happy Herbivore Pumpkin Bread yet???? Get on that ;)

I always have random amounts of leftover pumpkin puree this time of year from baking all the pumpkin things and making vegan PSL at home (WHY is Starbucks still not offering a vegan one???) 

SO I've been using my leftover pumpkin and squash puree--more on that in a second---to make healthy sauces for pasta (or spaghetti squash, or grains, or whatever).

I've included two …

365 Books in 365 Days Reading Challenge 2019 (75% status update) - Read A Book A Day Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

You know how much I love a reading challenge ;) 

You can follow me on Goodreads. I write a lengthy review of every book I read (or quit). 

For 2019, I resolved to do the ultimate: 365 books in 365 days.

Yes, that's literally a book a day. 

BUT (!) Reading a book a day doesn't mean I spend all day in a book. It just means that all my extra minutes go to a place that recharges me, …

Stalkers, Burn Out, and Some Semblance of Happiness Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Hi everyone! 

I thought I'd give a little update about me. (I know some of you have been wondering where I went...)

When I started blogging in 2007, I had no idea it would turn into a 'thing' -- a smattering of cookbooks, a meal plan service (turned into App), a business, a "brand."

But it did, which has been both magical and terrible. 

As many of you know, I have struggled with depression on and off for years.

My …

Introducing my 8-Day Sugar Elimination Plan Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Thank you for letting me nerd out about neuroscience all week with the Sugar Elimination Series. 

If you missed any of the posts, here they are: 

Welcome To The Sugar Elimination Series
ULTIMATE List Of Hidden Sugars (77 Tricky Names, Many Are Not Obvious)
How Sugar Hijacks Your Brain (Neuroscience)
This Part Of Your Brain Causes Compulsive Eating
The 22 Wackiest Places Hidden Sugar Was Found

I’m so glad this information about sugar is getting out there and you’re reclaiming …

The 22 Wackiest Places Hidden Sugar Was Found Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

At the beginning of this Sugar Elimination Series, I had a contest with my newsletter folks, asking them to share the wackiest places they’ve found hidden sugar. 

Here are some of the craziest answers: 

Jarred Pasta Sauce
Beauty products
Green Beans
fast food french fries
Baby teething crackers-all except 2 brand I searched out!!! Why?!?!!
Baby formula
I once found it as an ingredient in a packet of Stevia?!?
pizza dough
shredded hash browns
Instant ramen
Nut …


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