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Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings: Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Your Healthiest Celebrations and Special Occasions (Happy Hervibore) Paperback – November 4, 2014

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"Lindsay Nixon adds her newest cookbook, this one for your holiday planning of the big family feast... In this case, we can walk away from the table with health—and what better way to enjoy life with family and friends. Give this book a try and you will see for yourself."
—T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, and Karen Campbell

"Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings provides you with simple recipes to share the joy of great-tasting, healthy cuisine with your friends and family. It’s a go-to resource for those special occasions, or anytime!"
—Brian Wendel, Forks Over Knives

"Somehow, Lindsay Nixon has done it again. Her food is healthy, familiar, easy, and delicious. You'll eat this food simply for the joy of eating, but will be bettering your health at the same time. Of all the prescriptions I give to my patients, Lindsay's cookbooks are among the most important."
—Thomas M. Campbell, MD co-author, The China Study and author of The Campbell Plan

"Lindsay’s newest book exceeds all of our expectations for creative holiday meals. Meals you make for your family and friends from Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings will speak louder than words about the many reasons to eat healthy foods."
—John and Mary McDougall, bestselling authors and founders of The McDougall Program

"Lindsay Nixon’s FIFTH cookbook answers everyone’s question: 'Whatever can I cook for holidays and special occasions that is delicious and still plant-based and no oil?' Her satisfying and innovative recipes here will make each holiday and special occasion absolutely memorable."
—Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. and Ann Crile Esselstyn, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

"Lindsay continues to hit it out of the plant-strong park with her latest edition of delicious, party happy, Happy Herbivore recipes."
—Rip Esselstyn, New York Times bestselling author of My Beef with Meat

"Lindsay Nixon and I had similar childhoods . . . we both came from families where food was the focus of every celebration. Lindsay brings all that love and every joyful memory with her into this, her latest cookbook, Happy Herbivore Holidays and Gatherings, and better yet, she does it with delicious, healthy plant based meals that we can all embrace."
—Del Sroufe, author of Better Than Vegan and Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook

About the Author

Lindsay S. Nixon is the bestselling author of the Happy Herbivore cookbook series: The Happy Herbivore Cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore, and Happy Herbivore Abroad. As of September 2012, Nixon has sold more than 200,000 cookbooks. Nixon has been featured on Dr. Oz and TheFoodNetwork.com, and she has spoken at Google. Her recipes have also been featured in The New York Times, VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Women's Health, Oprah.com, Bethenny.com, Fitness.com, Bust.com, WebMD.com, Shape.com, among many others. A rising star in the culinary world, Nixon is praised for her ability to use everyday ingredients to create healthy, low-fat recipes that taste just as delicious as they are nutritious. Learn more about Nixon and try some of her recipes on her award-winning site HappyHerbivore.com.
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Product Details

  • Series: Happy Hervibore
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: BenBella Books (November 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940363268
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940363264
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lindsay S. Nixon is the bestselling author of the Happy Herbivore Cookbook Series: The Happy Herbivore Cookbook (Jan 2011), Everyday Happy Herbivore (Dec 2011), Happy Herbivore Abroad (Dec 2012), and Happy Herbivore Light & Lean (Dec 2013). Since 2011, Nixon has sold more than 200,000 books. Nixon has been featured on The Food Network and Dr. Oz. Her recipes have also been featured in the New York Times, Vegetarian Times magazine, Shape Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Bust, Women's Health and WebMD, among others. A rising star in the culinary world, Nixon is praised for her ability to use everyday ingredients to create healthy, low fat recipes that make eating well easy, affordable, realistic and delicious. Learn more about Nixon and try some of her recipes on her award-winning blog happyherbivore.com.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Leanne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 22, 2014
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I have one other Happy Herbivore cookbook, and love how Lindsay Nixon puts together tasty, healthy vegan recipes that rely on whole foods, instead of processed ingredients. I pre-ordered this new holiday book back in May of this year -- and was so excited to have it arrive today! I've only made one recipe so far, so I will be sure to update my review as I use this more.

One of the reasons I was so excited about this book is because it really does solve the dilemma of what you can make/bring to holiday gatherings when you're a vegan. While a lot of vegan cookbooks do have great recipes that work well for holiday gatherings, it's nice to have so many recipes in one place -- and to especially have easy access to traditional holiday fare like pumpkin pie, cheesecake, sweet potato casseroles, and various dips.

Just be warned that there are a lot of repeat recipes from other HH books. This doesn't bother me since I only own Happy Herbivore Light & Lean: Over 150 Low-Calorie Recipes with Workout Plans for Looking and Feeling Great, but if you own more HH books, you might be disappointed in the number of repeats. I'd say that maybe 1/8 of the recipes are from previous HH books. (The repeats are noted in the headnote to each recipe.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Ringle on October 25, 2014
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An excellent book if you are ok with no meat, no dairy and no oil and you want ideas on how to apply this way of cooking to any holiday or special event. Works especially well if you use the "Full Index"

You see my wife has medical issues and her doctor put her on this diet of NO meat, NO dairy, and absolutely NO OIL. I said I would do this with her to support. I had no idea what we were in for. The meat and dairy were challenging enough. But the no oil made it very, very hard. We took cooking classes this summer. The instructor always ended up using oil. When you ask how to make the recipe without oil the instructor looked at you like you were from another planet. We kept adjusting the recipes we would learn from class to not use oil and they all ended up tasting like cardboard. In desperation we kept looking and happened to stumble across Lindsay's cook books. Eureka! For us it was like we struck gold as none of Lindsay's recipes contain meat, dairy or oil.

The recipes are pretty easy to do and contain pretty normal ingredients. I thought we were doomed to a life of salad and raw veggies. With Lindsay's cook books we were able to have normal great tasting foods. Pancakes, muffins, meatball subs, burgers, fries, pizza, lasagna, spaghetti-ohs, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake, and brownies and yes great salads and veggie dishes. CAUTION: If you are new to cooking with plants, it can be challenging getting started. There was an adjustment period where we learned how to use rice, beans and veggies in great tasting meals. I must admit it was lot of hard work at first transitioning to no meat, no dairy and no oil, but well worth it.

For us the cost of her books has been well worth it.
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Sorry, Lindsay. I'm a big fan. I'll make it up by giving 4 or 5 star reviews to your other books.

Lindsay's other books have pros and cons, but I have them on my kindle, and a few hard copy. I highly recommend her HH Abroad book. But I cannot recommend this book to those who already have her other books or have been vegan a while.

I was so excited to receive the book in the mail. I open the package and there is damage in the corner (not Lindsey's fault, just wanted to mention it.)

Then I open it and start flipping. And I become crestfallen. See, I only purchased this book because what I thought it would have is a "How to cook a ton of HH recipes for big events in the most efficient time possible" LIST plus the associated recipes. Similar to what she posted last year on her blog, where, step by step, she helped you make a Thanksgiving feast in like 3 hours. I suppose a more accurate description of what I thought the book would be was 10 feasts for various occasions with a Grocery shopping and Prep List.

This is not that. So, right off the bat, disappointed. But that was just my bad assumption from the description of the book. Still not Lindsay's fault that I misconstrued.

Still, I was upset. I considered gifting it to someone. But then I was like, wait! There should be like, a bazillion new recipes of awesome in here. So I crack it open again to Thanksgiving.

Okay, umm... A lot of these recipes sound familiar...that one is a downright repeat...so is that one... OMG. 50% of the first section is a repeat/copy from her previous books.

Then the next section...same issue....and the next section, again.... At this point, I become downright irritated and pull out a notebook so I can start counting new vs repeat.
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