As we finish up 2012, are there healthy eating resolutions & goals on your 2013 list? If yes, today’s giveaway may just be for you! We are so excited to be included on the Happy Herbivore Abroad Blog Tour and you should be too because we’re giving away a copy for one of our lucky readers! I’ve been on a happy plant-based cooking frenzy since I received my copy of this great cookbook, Happy Herbivore Abroad.
What I like about Lindsay S. Nixon’s Happy Herbivore cookbooks is that the recipes are relatively straightforward and use easy to find ingredients. The cookbook includes over 135 fat-free & low fat vegan recipes from around the world. Having enjoyed several of the cities that Lindsay highlights in the book, it was fun to reminisce about my own travels and recreate some favorite international dishes.
Whether you’ve been on a plant-based diet for awhile or are just contemplating one, the Happy Herbivore cookbooks are a great resource and I believe Happy Herbivore Abroad has become my new favorite. Over the Christmas holiday, I served German Lentil Soup and received rave reviews. We also loved the Taco Soup (added some gluten-free pasta for more of a taco chili feel) and Swedish Split Pea Soup. I think the Decadent Brownies are a huge improvement from the Black Bean Brownies (which are good – but these Decadent ones are wonderful!) The Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe has a nice mild curry flavor and was a nice change of pace from my usual quinoa, cranberry, walnut concoction. What’s so fun is that there are so many more recipes I can’t wait to try.
I found myself reading off these recipes to my mom over the phone so she could try as well. After several times of this, I just ordered an additional copy for her. It’s that good.
I’ve included more on our transition to a plant-based diet here.
This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be notified via email. Thanks!
We are giving away one copy of Lindsay S. Nixon’s Happy Herbivore Abroad, her latest cookbook. We will pick our winner on January 1, 2013 and notify them via email. Only U.S. and Canada folks are eligible to enter.
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite plant-based dish OR one of your 2013 resolutions.
As part of the blog tour, I was able to interview the author of Happy Herbivore Abroad, Lindsay S. Nixon:
1. Congratulations on your new book, Happy Herbivore Abroad. Do you have a favorite travel experience or funny story from your preparations and research for the book?
Lindsay: Those stories are in the book
From WellnessJunkie: After reading through my copy, my favorite would be Lindsay’s story about getting lost in Granada…mostly because I have my own “getting lost in Rome/relying on kindness of strangers” story…
2. I’m so thrilled for your growing success with working with Engine 2 and Forks Over Knives, your cookbooks and continued media opportunities. As you are enjoying more and more success and your schedule gets busy, how do you stay grounded and in balance?
Lindsay: I try to take in and enjoy every opportunity, but sometimes it gets shuffled into my day-to-day. My primary concern is my fans — the Herbies — I wouldn’t be where I am today without them and they’ll be there long after the Dr. Oz episode ends. Everything I do, I do for them. They keep me grounded.
3. One of the things I love about your first two books is that most of the ingredients are readily available and not too hard to find. Was this an easy thing to maintain for Happy Herbivore Abroad or did the international aspect make this more challenging?
Lindsay: I’m very passionate about using everyday ingredients and didn’t want to change that with this book – so I didn’t. You get all the international flavor but without the fuss.
4. What advice do you give “pseudo” herbivores that are eating about a 90% plant-based diet, but haven’t gone all in? Are there strategies that you’ve learned to help folks get to 100%?
Lindsay: Just do it. Take it a meal at a time. Don’t get caught up with over thinking. Worry about this meal, right now — not what you’re doing tomorrow, or next week or next Christmas. Never think in “Can’t haves” — it’s not that you can’t have it, it’s that you’re choosing not to. Also, focus on all the food you can have, not what you’re choosing to give up. I eat a wider variety of food now on a plant-based diet than I ever did on an omnivorous one!
This giveaway is now closed.
To enter our Happy Herbivore Abroad cookbook giveaway, please leave a comment sharing your favorite plant-based dish or one of your 2013 resolutions. We’ll pick our winner on January 1, 2013 and notify them via email. U.S. and Canada folks only, please.