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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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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 KnivesThe Cookbook
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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.)
The book is divided up by holiday:
* Winter Holidays
* New Year's Eve
* New Year's Day
* Tailgating and Appetizing Parties
* Romantic Occasions
* Breakfast in Bed
* Easter and Passover
* Picnics, Barbecues, and Outdoor Parties
* Kid-Approved Parties
* Large (and Mixed) Crowd Entertaining: Party Bars
* Homemade Broths, Sauces, Seasonings, and More
At the start of each main chapter, there is a Menu bar, where the recipes in that chapter are listed and grouped together by the type of dish (i.e., main dish, sides, drinks, desserts). To be honest, I'm not all that thrilled with this layout since it makes finding individual recipes more of a challenge. It would have been nice if the editors had included a master Table of Contents at the front of the book that included all the recipes at a glance. Instead, you have to skim through the chapters or use the Recipe Index at the back of the book (which lists the recipes not by type, but rather by their name) or the Full Index at the back (which lists the recipes under categories like main dishes, etc.). This is a small quibble, but it doesn't make the book as user-friendly as the other cookbooks I own.
The layout of this is also a bit different, but it's still lovely to look at. Rather than include one recipe per page (which _HH Light and Lean_ does), this new cookbook usually has two recipes per page, so the print it a bit smaller. (This isn't a bother for me, but I know that some cookbook readers needs larger print.)
A color photo is not included for every single recipe, but there are a lot of color photographs, which I appreciate since seeing photos of the food always inspires me to make the recipes.
Each recipe also contains the following nutritional information: calories, grams of fat, grams of fiber, grams of sugar, and grams of protein.
The recipes themselves look fantastic! They include not just typical holiday fare like various vegan cheesecakes and cheeseballs, but also things like chocolate truffles, portobello pot roast, and cream of broccoli soup.
As with previous Happy Herbivore books, the recipes all use simple, easy-to-find ingredients. I don't live near a Whole Foods grocery store, and, after reading through all the recipes tonight, was happy to see that I'll be able to find all the ingredients I'll need at my local grocery stores.
Overall, I'm really excited about this cookbook, and know that I will get a lot of use out of it this coming holiday season, as well as for many holiday seasons to come. Since moving to a vegan diet almost two years ago, I've compiled a small library of cookbooks, and I'm happy to add this one to it.
If you're interested in other whole-foods vegan cookbooks, I'd also highly recommend Let Them Eat Vegan!: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Powered Recipes for the Whole Family and The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out, which are two of my most-used cookbooks. For raw vegan desserts, check out Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes and Practically Raw Desserts: Flexible Recipes for All-Natural Sweets and Treats.