Topic: Recipe

The Ultimate Vegan Soy Substitute (Soy Alternatives) List Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Recipe

Living Soy-Free on a Whole Foods, Plant-Based (vegan) Diet 


Every Meal Mentor recipe includes a soy-free option, but here are a few substitutions that make soy-free cooking more intuitive in general.


Topics covered in this post:


  • How to replace tofu and tempeh
  • Is there a soy-free tofu? (yup! below)
  • What is dairy-free yogurt made from? (coconut or almond milk)
  • Can you use almond milk to make yogurt? (yes!)
  • Can you make yogurt with coconut milk? (yes!)
  • How …
1-Minute, 2-ingredient Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce (gluten-free, soy-free, paleo possible!) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Recipe

Love teriyaki but hate the processed sugar bomb?

OR are you sensitive to soy or gluten?

I got you.

This teriyaki sauce is amazing because it uses PRUNES.

You can also make it soy-free, gluten-free, and paleo by using coconut aminos.

Speaking of which…


I have no idea how I ended up with a bag of prunes…

And you could probably use raisins or even dates in this recipe..

Soak, blend, add spices if …

The Evolution of Perfected Fat-Free, Whole-Wheat Vegan Biscuits (Recipe) + How-To Video Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Recipe Video Advice

If you've been reading this blog for awhile (or cooking from my cookbooks!), this probably won't surprise you, but — I love biscuits.

They're great for breakfast, packed into your lunch, on the table with dinner, or slathered with a little jam for a snack. 

American-style biscuits are just so easy and they always add a little something extra to any meal. (The biscuit is also my primary vehicle for getting gravy — which I also LOVE! — into …

Easy (Healthy), 4-Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe (Starbucks Copycat) + Vegan Whip Cream Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Recipe

Happy Friday! I have a surprise for you.... (since It's finally feelin' like Fall!)

Here's a recipe from my upcoming cookbook, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean!

Sip this deliciously easy (and healthy) vegan rendition of cafe shops' Pumpkin Spice Lattes!


1 c. coffee

1/3 c. unsweetened almond milk (plain or vanilla)

1-2 tbsp. maple syrup

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice


Brew coffee and pour into a mug. Add almond milk. Stir in 1 tbsp maple syrup and …

How to Make Sorbet (+ Sorbet Recipes) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Recipe

I was in Vegas last weekend and treated myself to vegan sorbet at The Venetian. (See my previous Vegas post, A Vegan Taste of Vegas).

I posted a picture of the variety on Facebook and dozens of Herbies left comments asking how they could make sorbet themselves at home and where they might find vegan sorbet. 

Here's the good news: sorbets are nearly always vegan (dairy-free).I've actually neverfound a sorbet that wasn't vegan, but I'm still timid …


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