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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: BenBella Books; Original edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935618121
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935618126
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (553 customer reviews)

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"The Happy Herbivore Cookbook's low fat, plant-based dishes promote health in a delectable and wholesome way. Lindsay Nixon's recipes are a practical and affordable means to a nutritious lifestyle that can help prevent and reverse disease."

-- T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study

"Home fries and cupcakes and meatball subs.... Not the healthiest though, right? Wrong! Nixon's new cookbook chock full of fat-free and low-fat vegan versions of our favorite highly caloric (and highly delicious) eats."

-- VegNews Magazine

"The Happy Herbivore Cookbook will not only make all your culinary dreams come true but will give you a recipe for lifelong health... Jump on in, get your feet wet with all the foods you thought you'd have to set aside to get healthy."

-- Neal Barnard, MD, president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

"The Happy Herbivore Cookbook is filled with simple-to-prepare and delicious healthy recipes. We recommend that you make this part of your kitchen library. Using it often will help you preserve (and regain) your health and appearance."

-- John McDougall, MD, and Mary McDougall, founders of the McDougall Program

"The Happy Herbivore Cookbook is down to earth and sings to my heart and mouth. Deliciously brilliant!" 

-- Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet

From the Author

I created happyherbivore.com to prove that food can be just as nutritious as it is delicious. This cookbook emulates that vision. These recipes, a combination of blog favorites and new creations, will proudly show you that eating healthy doesn't have to be a chore and can instead be a pleasure. Best of all, every tasty dish is made with whole foods and no added fat. Additionally, all of my recipes have been designed to be accessible to every person, every palate, and every budget. No matter where you live, you'll be able to enjoy healthy vegan meals at home quickly and affordably.

More About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

Then we discovered Lindsay Nixon, the Happy Herbivore, and bought this amazing cookbook.
Volkert Volkersz
The recipes are easy to make and all are delicious with great pictures and easy to follow instructions.
CSUram2006
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a whole food, plant based eating program.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

176 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Roxanne on January 16, 2011
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Meeting Lindsay on Twitter shortly after deciding to go Vegan was one of the best things that ever happened to me and I was really excited when Lindsay chose me to be one of her testers for this cookbook. Newly vegan I wasn't sure where to start. Lindsay introduced me to new foods with her creative, easy, few ingredient recipes.

I thought Chickpeas were something you sprinkled on salads at the salad bar but Lindsay has some really tasty recipes with them. I used to make Tofu Scramble with tofu, oil and a box mix. No oil, some tofu and a few spices add up to the best Tofu Scramble I've ever had. Make French Toast without eggs? Lindsay does and it is better than the real thing. Home fries without the fat? Lindsay has it! The BBQ Chop Wrap is one of my favorite all time recipes. I make the single serving brownie almost every week! And don't get me started on her Pumpkin Pie...

Recently I discovered that I can't tolerate Gluten and also had to cut back on Soy - Lindsay's book has many recipes that I enjoy.

Giving up all the fat for flavorful food cleared up my skin and helped me lose weight while feeling good.

I highly recommend Lindsay's book for anyone who enjoys food.
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489 of 562 people found the following review helpful By S. on May 5, 2011
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When I saw this book, I could not have been more excited about it. Almost every recipe appealed to me, and I really liked the photos. After I ordered it, it was back ordered for a month and then canceled, so I ordered it from B&N... 5 weeks after the initial order, I had it. So excited!

Baking is my thing, so I started there... the first time making a recipe I always follow it exactly, and save any adjustments for the next time I make it. Everything turned out really dry - not crumbly-dry, but dry in the way people always assume healthy baked goods will taste. I love moist breads and muffins (which can be made in a healthful and vegan manner) but three muffin/bread recipes later, everything was just meh.

But I wasn't ready to write the book off, not even close, so I moved onto to other things. I thought the frittata was ok, nothing special, but my bf requested that it not be made again. The macaroni salad was good, though I ended up adding some extra spices because it seemed a little bland, but the end result was tasty and I'd make it again. The mayo made for it was great, and the easiest & cheapest vegan mayo recipe I've made. The vanilla icing (used for cupcakes from another book) was gross and was thrown out. And I am not a person to throw out icing! I halved the instant cookie dough recipe, and also found that to be an unpleasant snack. The ratio of oats to everything else was not balanced. The seitan pot roast and chicken recipes were alright - they are simple to make and taste fine, nothing special. The rest of the recipes that I've tried had similar, mixed results. When a mayo recipe is the highlight of a book, there's a problem.
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103 of 115 people found the following review helpful By DebAnn on January 22, 2011
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So, okay! I'm new to being a vegan and I also am a diabetic. I have been looking through vegan cookbooks out there and have been rather disappointed. Then I stumbled upon the Happy Herbivore blog and tried a few recipes, took a couple of the courses and decided to pre-order this book. Wow! What a great purchase. These recipes are easy, quick and tasty. Added to that you have ingredients that are not that hard to find here in the US. On top of that, the recipes are easy to adapt if needed for someone who is diabetic or needs to eat gluten free or things like that. I haven't fixed every recipe because I have only had the book a few days but I have read through the cookbook completely and I know that for me I have found MY FAVORITE COOKBOOK.
Thanks Linday for creating this book. I really, really needed it. The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Vegan Girl on January 13, 2012
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I've had this book for over a year and have only been enticed to cook about five things from it.I guess I was just underwhelmed with everything I tried. I made the Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki, which was basically just chickpeas, salsa, and teriyaki sauce. I found the banana bread as well as the pumpkin bread to be somewhat dry and tasteless. I had to add earth balance to it to make it something I wanted to eat, which kind of defeats the purpose. And the rajma masala was good and basic, but nothing extraordinary.

I like the concept of a fat-free vegan cook book, especially as a dedicated vegan. I have read all the research (The China Study, etc) and am completely on board with eliminating excess fats (olive oil, margarine, etc) from the diet. But I am sorry, I just cannot get on board with the idea that we should also eliminate nuts, seeds, and avocados. Organic, all-natural peanut butter (the kind without added sugars that is essentially just ground peanuts) is tasty and GOOD for you. Avocados are incredibly nutritious. The idea that we need to restrict/avoid these items makes me feel like this is some kind of fad diet rather than sound nutritional advice for healthy living. I have read all the article links that the author provides about the health experts who advocate this kind of restrictive diet. But as for me, I am choosing a healthy diet without meat or dairy, with lots of whole foods, and YES, WITH guacamole made out of AVOCADOS, and peanut butter made out of peanuts and not beans!

That being said, no disrespect to the author. She is doing her thing and clearly has a lot of followers who are on board with the way she cooks. It's just not for me.
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