22 May Guest Post: Lindsay Nixon Talks About Simplicity (Plus A Giveaway!)
First, we have a giveaway winner for Jeff Novick’s “Burgers and Fries!” is Angela who said: “ooh! ME ! ME! ME! I need the Burgers and Fries! I’ve got 4 kids, we are on the 2nd week! the 3 kids are doing great, the youngest is handicapped CMV (deaf, CP, PDD-NOS, Epilepsy, free running syndrome) and I really want her to eat healthy. Right now she only takes Pedisure, Ravolis and BURGERSand FRIES. I’d love to find a healthy substitute. I hate that Pediasure is full of fat and milk.”
Stay tuned for more giveaways throughout the summer! And to pick up a copy of Jeff’s DVD you can order it here.
Today, Lindsay Nixon from Happy Herbivore talks about simplicity.
“I went to visit my parents recently. It was the first time I’d seen them in person since they went plant-strong in January (after my father had his first heart attack) and since my husband was in tow, we invited his parents to come up for a few days, too.
At first I felt this need to really show off my cooking skills and make several elaborate menus showcasing a variety recipes. On the one hand, I wanted to impress my in-law and on the other, I wanted reward my parents for their hard work (while also reminding them how great and boundless their new lifestyle is) but (and this is a big but!) then there was this other, rather large part of me that didn’t really want to spend all my time in the kitchen. I wanted to relax and enjoy my parents and in-laws company.
The first night, my parents prepared Andrea’s Puttanesca from Everyday Happy Herbivore with a side salad. The next morning my mother served a beautiful fruit tray.
For a “cookout” that afternoon, we steamed fresh, local corn, my parents made a double batch HH baked beans (from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook) and my mother-in-law contributed a quinoa-citrus salad (everything was made without oil).
And for a second off the next morning, I finally got in the kitchen to make 3 easy recipes from Everyday Happy Herbivore: whole-wheat drop biscuits (5 ingredients), tempeh sausage crumbles (just tempeh + spices) and white bean gravy (6 ingredients in a blender!) It all came together in 15 minutes!
Everything was so simple, and yet, so delicious. Simple is good!”