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08 Sep Interview with “The Happy Herbivore”!

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Today we are talking to Lindsay Nixon, author of the ย “The Happy Herbivore“, the cookbook behind the fabulous website, “Happy Herbivore!” and upcoming cookbook “Every day Happy Herbivore” coming out this December!

We love Lindsay’s great plant-strong recipes! After the interview, see how you can win Lindsay’s cookbook!

1. How did you get into plant-strong cooking and baking?

I’d given up animal products initially for ethical reasons but because I was still eating white breads, oil, and other processed foods, I wasn’t looking or feeling my best. Then I read Eat to Live and the McDougall Program, and completely changed the way I approached eating. I cleaned up my diet: switched to whole grains, eliminated oil, white sugar and strived to eat whole foods — celebrate fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. I ate (and still eat) a low fat, whole foods, plant-based diet. At first I thought I’d have to give up all the foods I loved, but with a little experimentation I realized I could make them with plant-strong foods and they would taste even better.

2. What has been the hardest challenges in your journey regarding learning how to eat/cook this way?

The only challenge is the lack of convenience. It used to be if I was hungry I’d stop at the first place I saw and ordered something. I can’t just go grab a slice of cheese pizza anymore — but I’m actually thankful for that. I’m not mindlessly eating unhealthy foods because they’re available. Adopting a plant-based diet has helped me stay aware of my choices and help encourage me to make good ones. Even at vegan restaurants, I still find myself going for the healthier and low fat options because I want to eat healthy and feel my best. I’m not going to feel my best eating deep fried tofu.

3. Is it hard to come up with recipes that are plant-based and oil free?

I didn’t learn how to cook until I was plant-based and eating a low fat (no oil) diet, so I don’t know any other way ๐Ÿ™‚ Writing recipes and cooking comes very natural for me and there has never been a moment where I thought “oh I wish I could use oil!” or “oh I wish I could use [some other unhealthy ingredient]”

Interestingly, I was telling a fellow chef this morning that I wouldn’t even know how to cook with oil. I haven’t the first clue how to use it — especially in baking.

4. Any funny kitchen fails?

I’ve turned my blender on full speed—with the top off. I think there still might be some green smoothie on my ceiling. I also once covered myself, my walls and my stove with seitan. I’m still not entire sure how I accomplished that. It just sort of splattered…everywhere.

5. Where can people find you, and can you tell us what you have coming up in the future?

My second cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore, will be released 12/6 but you can preorder on B&N, Amazon, Chapters, etc.

You can find me on twitter (@happyherbivore) and on Facebookย http://facebook.com/happyherbivoreblog (the herbie community on FB is awesome) and of course my blog,ย happyherbivore.com

(chickpea tacos!)

Some of your facebook questions:

Laurie asked: What do you like to cook to please and impress omni dinner guests?

HH: I have a great post about what to feed skeptical omni’s:


Lori asked: i am only 4 days in and do not have the book yet but i am finding a lot of things just taste like plain and bland to me. is this normal? also your mother says eat a lot of oats and i have always eaten my oats with butter and milk. what can i do to make them taste like that without eating dairy?

HH: I used to think vegetables, and even grains, were boring, bland — had no flavor from years of eating a diet high in fat, sugar and salt. After a while, once I broke my addictions, these foods suddenly started having so much flavor. It was as if my taste buds healed; the fog lifted and I was tasting food for the first time. I remember biting into a peach and thinking “why has a peach never tasted like this before? it’s pure heaven!” Stay strong — it will get better.

As for oatmeal — you can cook it with unsweetened almond milk (instead of dairy like you used to). I’m not a huge fan of oats, but when I make them, I mix my cooked oats with unsweetened applesauce, top with fresh banana slices, raisins, cinnamon and a little flax meal (sometimes). I also love cooking my oats in chai tea and serving it with frozen berries mixed in. Play around with flavors… add fruits to help sweeten it and give it a flavor you’ll like.

Rachel asked: I would like lots of recipes that are quick, some with no added oils or nuts at all and how to put spices and flavor combinations together. Stuff on exotic beans would be cool too because they have so many at whole foods I have never heard about.

HH: Quick recipes with no oil or nuts are my specialty! Pop on over toย happyherbivore.com/recipes and wet your whistle! Off the top of my head –I saw go for the 6-ingredient (15 minute) black bean burgers, mexican cabbage, black bean & salsa soup & portobello steaks — all are super easy and fast.

Kathi asked: What do you use on veggies other than oil to keep them from sticking on the BBQ grill? Also, we’ve always liked roasting pans of veggies in the oven and have typically tossed them in olive oil prior to roasting…now what do we do? Maybe we don’t need oil for either use…haven’t figured that out entirely yet.

HH: I don’t have a grill–but I have an oven. I rinse my veggies under cold water, shake the excess off (but don’t let them get completely dry) then sprinkle my spices (this way they stick) and bake them in my oven, on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper — works beautifully!

Catherine asked: How does one learn to like the imitation meat products? Oatmeal? I can never seem to get them down =0(

HH: It’s totally okay not to like imitation meat products — most of them aren’t very healthy anyway and should be the accent to a diet rather than the bulk of it. Except for theย occasionalย tofu dog at a BBQ, I almost never eatย imitationย meat products. If your heart is set on liking them, keep trying different products and different brands — maybe you’ll find one you like. Or try making them yourself, which is what I do. I make a mean 6-ingredient black bean burger that’s healthier and way tastier than the ones sold at the store.

Carla asks: How the heck do you cook acornย squash?

HH: http://happyherbivore.com/2011/09/celeberate-acorn-squash-day/

We want to thank Lindsay for taking time to talk with us today, but mostly we want to thank her for coming up with some great recipes for all of us!

And as a special bonus, we are giving away a copy of Lindsayโ€™s cookbook! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us why youโ€™d love to win a cookbook! We will pick a winner at random tomorrow!

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Ami Mackey

Ami Mackey is the Curator of Creative Content at Engine 2. She is also a food coach at Engine 2 and has been plant-strong since 2011. When she isn't attending to all things Engine 2, she is the Program Director at St Louis All City Boxing a nonprofit youth program. She has earned certificates from eCornell in Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness Nutrition from NASM.

  • Molly
    Posted at 06:48h, 08 September

    Would love to win this cookbook…need some dinners that will keep the hubby away from fast food!

    • Millisa
      Posted at 10:29h, 08 September

      I would love to win this book!!! I have been trying to go vegan! I have to been trying to go vegetarian period!! I have stomach problems and the way I eat isn’t good for me! I just can’t seem to find recipes for things that I buy everyday!

    • Carrie
      Posted at 21:14h, 08 September

      Food IS medicine. I’m a health professional living well with type 1 diabetes and believe strongly in the power of food. I would love to learn more about delicious plant based recipes and would be able to share them with my patients at the hospital. It would be the perfect resource to encourage myself and others to pick up the fork instead of the knife. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nancy
    Posted at 06:58h, 08 September

    I’m just starting my first 28 day challenge through Whole Foods. I’ve been vegetarian (lacto-ovo) for 14 years. I’m thinking if I can add a few more recipes to my repertoire, vegan can be easy for the next 14 years and beyond. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Aggie
    Posted at 07:01h, 08 September

    I am just starting on my quest to eat a more plant-based diet and this cookbook would help me with this journey.

  • Chris
    Posted at 09:55h, 08 September

    Just starting the heavy lean to plant based, need a push:)

  • Susie A
    Posted at 09:56h, 08 September

    I am a whole food rookie. Just trying to begin this journey and stumbling all the way. I love to cook and look forward to trying some new recipes.

  • Mandy
    Posted at 09:56h, 08 September

    I’m just starting out on a plant strong diet and would definitely like to have some more recipes for my repertoire. Thanks for providing us all with more recipes and encouragement. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jody
    Posted at 09:57h, 08 September

    This cookbook has been on my list for months! I am a big fan of the HH website and I know there are lots of family-friendly recipes in Lindsay’s book that I could use to keep my husband and two boys happy and healthy.

  • Scott
    Posted at 09:57h, 08 September

    As I’m just starting out I need all the resources and help I can get. Thanks for the opportunity to help with this life style change for me.

    Also, thanks for all the helpful info and your website & blog will become regular reading for me.

  • Cindy
    Posted at 09:58h, 08 September

    I would love a copy of the book! I’m new to being totally plant-based and I am also a student earning my Masters in Nutrition Therapy in holistic nutrition. This book would make a wonderful addition to both my personal library and my professional library!

    • Tami Sandmeyer
      Posted at 10:09h, 08 September

      The journey to holistic health through nutrition is filled with lots of twist and turns as well as the adventure of finding how the body heals itself when fed the proper nutrition. This book is filled with guidance for those on that journey in respect to providing a hand up in the cooking arena.
      As a life long vegetarian, I still struggle finding new and healthy ways to prepare meals for my family. The resource would be a much used bible of information in my kitchen.

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 09:59h, 08 September

    I have been vegan for many years but am now committed to eating less processed foods. It’s great to see a cookbook that is health oriented in addition to being vegan.

  • Jennifer Clement
    Posted at 10:01h, 08 September

    I would love to win the Happy Herbivore cookbook. I am switching over to a plant based diet after watching “Forks Over Knives” on Netflix. I need all the help I can get as I also have to feed my skeptical 6’5″, 16 year old son! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love both of your websites and follow you both on Facebook as well. Thanks for all the help and encouragement that this is the best way to eat! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heather
    Posted at 10:01h, 08 September

    I am very interested in this way of cooking. I really like Lindsay’s website. I’d love to win her cookbook!

    • Happy Herbivore
      Posted at 17:58h, 08 September

      thank you! glad you are enjoying happyherbivore!

  • Travis
    Posted at 10:01h, 08 September

    I am a vegan & just reading this made my mouth water a little!

  • Judith Barnes
    Posted at 10:02h, 08 September

    I’d love to win this book b/c I am vegan but my family isn’t. I do a LOT of the cooking here and they don’t mind eating vegan if someone else does the work ๐Ÿ™‚ I would be GREAT to have some new and interesting low-fat, plant strong recipes to wow them with. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! Good luck everyone.

  • Naomi
    Posted at 10:02h, 08 September

    I am a huge fan of Happy Herbivore! Lindsay’s blog has been a tremendous help in getting me on the healthy plant-based diet. I can’t wait to get a copy of her book (and new forthcoming book). Having a copy of the Happy Herbivore would be very helpful for staying on the plant-based path! Thx.

    • Happy Herbivore
      Posted at 17:57h, 08 September

      thank you! plant-strong hugs!

  • Cindy Williams
    Posted at 10:04h, 08 September

    I’d love to win this cookbook because I’m training to become a health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and my goal with my future clients is to introducethem to the Engine 2 lifestyle, and also to demonstrate vegan recipes so they can create them themselves later on. This book will be a staple cookbook for me in teaching others about vegan cooking.

  • Chris
    Posted at 10:04h, 08 September

    I’d love a copy of your book. I always love trying out new plant-based recipes. I love new tastes and dish ideas I wouldn’t have thought of myself, like your chickpea tacos.

  • Shari Cook
    Posted at 10:05h, 08 September

    We watched Forks over Knives last week. I had been following the openings across the U. S. for quite awhile before it was finally! released to the general public.
    Since watching it my household made the choice to start eating a plant based diet. I have been scouring the internet to find recipes that fit that lifestyle. Being a newbie to this, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.
    Your cookbook would be a great resource for me.

  • Kim
    Posted at 10:06h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook because usually my meals consist of salads and smoothies and occasionally soup and would love to have some quick oil-free recipes to add diversity to the lineup!! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks you guys rock!!!

  • cindy buteyn
    Posted at 10:06h, 08 September

    I love to cook tasty vegan food, and I’m always looking for new recipes. I’ve been wanting this cookbook for a while.

  • Katie
    Posted at 10:08h, 08 September

    I would love to get more recipes that do not use oil. That is a hard one for me to give up…I am just not sure how to cook without and really need to cut it out. This book looks awesome!

  • Mary Arnquist
    Posted at 10:09h, 08 September

    I really need to expand my repertoire of vegan main courses. I feed 4 hungry Mormon missionaries twice a month and I’ve already done veggie burgers, vegan chili and spaghetti with vegan meatballs. In other words the easy stuff. I need some new, filling recipes that will appeal to 19 or 20 year old young meat-eating men!

  • maya
    Posted at 10:10h, 08 September

    i’d love to win because i’m 9wks pregnant & struggling to maintain (or get back to) eating plant strong. i was doing great until the morning sickness hit and now i’m eating so SAD. nothing that was good 3 months ago sounds good now – i think i need to shake it up and get some fresh new recipes in here!

  • Cindy M
    Posted at 10:10h, 08 September

    I’ve been helping several familes make the transition to a plant based diet, some of them have serious health problems. I already have Lindsay’s cookbook & absolutely love it. She’s just so darn cute too! The recipes are made from everyday ingredients, they taste & come out great, & the photos are incredible. Most cookbooks don’t have the number of photos like HH. I would give this cookbook to my friend that has breast cancer.

  • Kim
    Posted at 10:11h, 08 September

    What a great interview! Eating plant-strong is a mind-set, but also uncomplicated and body-, health- and enviro-friendly. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

  • Rich Gabrielli
    Posted at 10:12h, 08 September

    I have been a vegan for 6 weeks and in that time I have lost 20 lbs; dropped my cholesterol from 179 to 129 and best of all I feel great!

    I would love to win The Happy Herbivore to give me more variety in my diet.

  • Raza
    Posted at 10:13h, 08 September

    Much like another poster, after watching Forks Over Knives, reading through the companion book, and visiting the Engine 2 Site, our apartment-hold has decided to become plant-based eaters. We’ve completely gutted out cupboards and fridges with all the good stuff and are always on the lookout for good books, blogs, and other resources to help make plant-based meals while keeping a busy schedule!

  • Sally
    Posted at 10:15h, 08 September

    I am a vegetarian now and want to be vegan,So I am gathering as many resources as possible to assist me ,Would love to check out your book :o)

  • Cadry
    Posted at 10:18h, 08 September

    From what I’ve seen from her blog and Facebook posts, I know this cookbook would be full of much deliciousness. Plus, I’ve made her chocolate peanut butter cup smoothie and it is incredible. It’s made with only frozen bananas, non-dairy milk, cocoa powder, and peanut butter, but you’d never know it.

  • Jackie
    Posted at 10:19h, 08 September

    After watching Forks over Knives this past weekend, my husband and I are totally on board with the plant-based diet. The issue will be our 2 teenage sons. I would love to have a book that gives me great tasting and easy recipes to feed my family. The ability to show them that plant based is good for them and can still be tasty would go a long way in convincing them that plant based is the way to go!

  • Karen
    Posted at 10:19h, 08 September

    I love collecting different recipes. When you find an author/cook that you really like it’s nice to have a great collection beautifully presented all together.

  • Jacqueline
    Posted at 10:19h, 08 September

    Winning a copy of this book would be perfect timing! My friend just watches Forks Over Knives and now wants to change his diet. Currently he eats out or fast food for 95% of his meals, and asked me to teach him how to cook so he can eat plant strong at home. This cookbook would be great for its recipes and because I know they can all be accomplished in a small kitchen.

  • Nancy Goodman
    Posted at 10:19h, 08 September

    would like to win a copy for my daughter! She NEEDS it!!

  • Tia
    Posted at 10:20h, 08 September

    I need a cookbook now to prevent me from slipping back into bad eating habits!

  • Laura
    Posted at 10:22h, 08 September

    I have been vegan for 3,5 years now, but I still eat quite a lot of sugar, oil, and processed foods. I would love to learn about easy and quick recipes that do not include these ingredients in order to eat healthier and feel more energetic.

  • Terri White
    Posted at 10:22h, 08 September

    As a new vegan, any help I can get is very much appreciated! I have challenged myself to try a new recipe every week and a new cookbook such as this would help me achieve that goal. Also, I have very high cholesterol (311) and using Lindsay’s low-fat vegan recipes would help me to lower it quickly and deliciously! I’m on a mission to get healthy and stay that way! Please help me! Thank you!

  • Parker
    Posted at 10:24h, 08 September

    I have tried a couple of Lindsay’s recipes from Facebook as has my wife for our dinners–easy and delicious! I’ve also sent them, along with a copy of Rip’s book, to my brother who is on week 2 of the transition plan. He and his family are enjoying both.

  • Veronica
    Posted at 10:25h, 08 September

    6 months ago I decided that a play based diet was what I needed in order to stay healthy. I’ve been searching for recipes that my family would like so that they too can live a more healthier life. I finally feel like I’m on the right track. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jamie
    Posted at 10:25h, 08 September

    I’d love to win this cookbook because my entire family has undertaken the vegan way of life in order to support my father who has heart issues. Unfortunately, I am not much of a cook and I need ideas to keep my family interested…particularly my 7 year old and my father. I need all the help I can get ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kyle Denny
    Posted at 10:26h, 08 September

    I love Lindsay Nixon and her Happy Herbivore cookbook. Her recipes provide the simplicity I need, so that a guy like me can make delicious dinners for my beautiful fiancee. With her new cookbook I could make more delicious desserts and win husband of the year.

    • Happy Herbivore
      Posted at 18:02h, 08 September

      aw! your fiance is very lucky to have you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sonya
    Posted at 10:26h, 08 September

    I want to win this cookbook bc new vegan recipes reignite my excitement about my plant strong diet! Yum!

  • tina girton
    Posted at 10:26h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook to better help my family understand that eating plant strong is delicious and healthy! Thanks!

  • Devon Morton
    Posted at 10:26h, 08 September

    I would really love to win this cookbook! I really feel like I am stuck in a rut, nothing tastes right and I eat the same things everyday all from the E2 book. I have looked into purchasing this and other books but really I have to spend that money on daily staples for my kids. I checked my local library and they didn’t have it. Even if I don’t win, I plan on cashing in on my change jar and hope to have enough. Thank you for doing give aways!

  • Rachel
    Posted at 10:27h, 08 September

    New recipes help me stay excited about and committed to my plant based diet! I’m always looking for more dishes to share with my omni friends who I’m trying to convert. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Elisa Likins
    Posted at 10:27h, 08 September

    I have been eating a plant based diet for almost a year and a half now. I decided to switch because it seemed so healthy. I was raised on a buffalo ranch and my family has a major love affair with meat. It was a very hard decision to make and follow at times, but I am so glad I made the switch. Now my Dad and Mom have both switched to a plant based diet in the last couple of months. However we have been using oil and we are completely lost on how to cook and bake without. I would love to have this cookbook to help me out! Lindsay Nixon sounds like a great teacher for someone like me!

  • susan
    Posted at 10:36h, 08 September

    I’m day 4 on the 21-day Kick Start and follow the Happy Herbivore on Facebook. I have already printed quite a few recipes to try and am impressed with the diversity of recipes from baked goods to entree foods. I’d love to have even more recipes at my fingertips with this book. Ultimately, my goal is to considerably lower my cholesterol.

  • Karrie
    Posted at 10:37h, 08 September

    Thanks Engine2 for introducing me to the Happy Herbivore. I’m 39 yrs old and finally taking steps to drop my extra weight and embrace a healthy lifestyle. My dad died of a sudden heart attack at age 54. I’m determined to love my heart, in his honor.

  • pamela mooty
    Posted at 10:39h, 08 September

    I need this cookbook. I switched in Jan to a veg diet and do not consume dairy. Just recently dropped eggs. Now I need to figure out how to cook without oil and processed veggie items. HELP! Please pick me.

  • Kerry
    Posted at 10:40h, 08 September

    I have been raw-plant based but with lot of nuts, seeds and oils for 8 months. I would love to get this cookbook to learn how to not use all the oils in my cooking.

  • Gaby
    Posted at 10:41h, 08 September

    I would love a copy of her book. I am a big fan!

  • Ruby Ernst
    Posted at 10:43h, 08 September

    Looking forward to making all these wonderful looking recipes in this cookbook. I want to get a book for my daughter and her family, would make a great Christmas gift. Keep up the good work!

  • Monica N
    Posted at 10:43h, 08 September

    I would love a copy! I’ve tried many of the recipes online from HH and have loved every single one, even the black bean brownies I messed up. Would love to have the rest of the recipes!

  • Brieann
    Posted at 10:45h, 08 September

    I would love to win the cookbook to have options that are healthy for my 2 kids ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stacee
    Posted at 10:45h, 08 September

    I would LOVE to win a copy of this recipe book because I really need some good recipes in my hands to get me started on a vegetarian diet. I really want to make the switch, but I am scared that I won’t have anything to make or eat!

  • Lindsey B
    Posted at 10:46h, 08 September

    Great interview! I love to see my favorite websites and blogs coming together. Happy Herbivore is on my wish list ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you all for what you do. Plant strong for life!

  • Annie
    Posted at 10:47h, 08 September

    I’m seven months into eating a whole foods plant based diet and I now have a few recipes I down pat. But it would be fun to try out some new ideas and winning this book would give me just the incentive to do so. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Tobi
    Posted at 10:47h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook because I have been slowly switching my diet to plant based and working towrd vegan and now I want to bring my husband and kids around to it too, so I am looking for really great recipes.

  • Susannah
    Posted at 10:54h, 08 September

    I love HappyHerbivore and credit her for helping me get more creative with plant based food recipes! I just started the PCRM 21-Day Kickstart and would love some new recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jackie
    Posted at 10:56h, 08 September

    I have been vegan for 6 months but my family is still very omni! I want to try to ease them into a plant-based diet with foods that are full of flavor and healthy!

  • Tanya R.
    Posted at 10:57h, 08 September

    I’m reading the China Study and just finished watching Forks Over Knives. Needless to say, they’re HUGE eye openers. I’m also on my 55th day of a juice fast to break my food and caffeine addictions. I can safely say that those addictions have hit the road! Not only that, but I’ve lost 32 pounds and lowered my blood pressure enough to go off of my meds!!! I’ve been wanting to put myself and my family on a vegan diet for a while. This cookbook would definitely get me started on that path!

  • Leilani Jensen
    Posted at 10:58h, 08 September

    It’s my Birthday Month!!!!! This would make it sooo great!!! I would love to have this grea book (I’ve checked it out at the library) I would really help me to feed my hubby and five kids! Who LOVE being vegan, btw. We read them parts of the china study and Dr Fuhrman, and they hopped right on board. My oldest HATED beans two years ago. Now he can’t eat brown rce without them!

  • Jacq
    Posted at 11:00h, 08 September

    I’d love to have the Happy Herbavore cookbook. I love to eat and cook vegan meals and would like more fat-free recipes to try.

  • Florence Renault
    Posted at 11:01h, 08 September

    This book would be so helpful to me. I’m in my 60’s and trying so hard to learn new ways of cooking and develop a healthier lifestyle. My goal is for my husband to get off his blood pressure medication and I’m hopeful that new ways will keep glaucoma and optic nerve damage from progressing any further for myself. But…I need more ideas on how to prepare meals that offer variety and not fall into the same rut I was in with SAD, cooking the same things over and over. Yep, this book would be great for me : ) Thanks!

  • Julie G
    Posted at 11:03h, 08 September

    I am a fledgling plant strong eater and would love to win the cookbook to increase my recipe collection!

  • Jennifer Lackey
    Posted at 11:06h, 08 September

    I would absolutely LOVE to have a copy of the book. My twin sister has been Vegan for some time now and sends me pics of foods that she makes from the first HH cookbook all the time! I am new to the vegan world, but have made a few of the HH dishes just by getting recipes off the website. I can tell u I have tried a few and all were DELICIOUS (love the mock tuna) :). My sis loves HH, and I do too. The cookbook would be a nice addition to my kitchen and a big help when trying to get my plant strong cooking on! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you!

  • Ann Savoy
    Posted at 11:08h, 08 September

    I am still a newbie at the plant strong diet and really appreciate new recipes to try.
    Thanks for the interview it was great.

  • Laura
    Posted at 11:09h, 08 September

    Oooooh, looks like a great cookbook!

  • Lorie Mason
    Posted at 11:15h, 08 September

    Just getting into the cookbook. I have been wanted to do this for a long time. As i watch my friends moving into their 50″s and 60’s and using canes and taking all kinds of medicine, I know that their diet is a huge contributing factor. I am hoping to lead with making these changes in my life!

  • Makii
    Posted at 11:16h, 08 September

    I love being vegan. I feel 100% better than I ever have as an omnivore. Besides that, I have had some digestive problems that no gastroenterologist could cure. When I removed meat, than gradually dairy I got my life back. And I smell better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Terra Devi
    Posted at 11:19h, 08 September

    I’m trying new recipes on my boyfriends teenage son who is adamantly against eating vegetables. He loves my veggie burgers more than a regular burger! I would love some more recipes to help turn him away from the dark side! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Stephanie Jackson
    Posted at 11:21h, 08 September

    I will be starting the 28 day challenge through whole foods on Sept 10. I know I can use some good recipes for cooking plantbase meals. please help

  • Pamela Selle
    Posted at 11:25h, 08 September

    I’d love to win the cookbook because by backorder for my sister got cancelled by Amazon months ago! At this point I thought I’d just wait for the next cookbook to come out .. but I’d love to get her the O.G.!

  • VR Chach English
    Posted at 11:26h, 08 September

    I am a great fan of the Happy Herbivore, I follow her on Facebook. I have been trying her recipes and really loving them. I am truly amazed that going vegan isn’t as difficult as I had been led to believe. I am slowly but surely making the transition with her help (recipes and weekly meal plans). A copy of the cookbook would be a tremendous help and a gift straight from heaven!

  • Lynette Cruz
    Posted at 11:33h, 08 September

    Great cookbook to help on that path of eating healthier! Hubby just diagnosed with High blood pressure,so any help i can get to make him realize he needs to change would be great! Thank you!

  • Paulette
    Posted at 11:37h, 08 September

    For a half a life time I have carried double my normal healthy body and am tired/sick of eating poorly. Thank you for being part of the health movement!

  • Rosanne
    Posted at 11:38h, 08 September

    The Happy Herbivore looks like a great cookbook. I’d love to add it to my collection.

  • Janet Meeks
    Posted at 11:39h, 08 September

    I would enjoy Lindsey book. I recently found her and have been enjoying several of the recipes she has on her website. I have always enjoyed cooking, but have had so very much fun learning to cook so many different veggies and beans. Our diet has much more variety than when we ate meat…..and we wondered “what” would we eat when we decided to change to plant-strong. I have fun introducing family and friends to these type foods.

  • Carrie
    Posted at 11:40h, 08 September


    I just think it’s awesome that you NEVER cooked with oil, so don’t have to fight whatever learned tastes most of us have, and can just create delicious recipes automatically! We’ve gotten to where we can almost immediately sense (taste or feel) oil in a recipe and no longer like it (thank goodness)! And you’re right about enjoying whole foods just the way they are. I just had a peach myself – delish! (And to think I never liked them…?)

    Anyway, thanks for what you do, and I would LOVE to add your cookbook to my collection as one of the few that I can go to without having to make exchanges for half of the items!


    • Happy Herbivore
      Posted at 18:03h, 08 September

      I can tell when oil is in a recipe — my lips get really greasy like I put on too much lip gloss and I have a slight food coma, headache and all around yuck feeling in my gut! I sometimes can’t believe I once ate so bad all the time that I never noticed it!

  • Amy McIntosh
    Posted at 11:46h, 08 September

    I am newly Vegan, doing this for health and ethical reasons. I am hoping to change my life, and educate others on how they can do the same. I am blogging about recipes I try, and my experience along the way — I have only one cookbook so far, and would LOVE this one, as I follow you on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 11:47h, 08 September

    Thanks for all you do, Lindsey! I would love a copy of your book! If I don’t win it, it is in my Amazon Cart, so I’ll have it (and the newest one) soon!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Andrea
    Posted at 11:47h, 08 September

    This cookbook excites me as I attempt to eat completely plant-based, am feeling so wonderful, would like to eat light as well and am fast winning over a family of died-in-the-wool omnivores! Amazing! Would so appreciate the multitude of unbelievable recipe ideas mentioned here.

  • cathy
    Posted at 11:47h, 08 September

    I am currently an omnivore working on going vegan. My meat and potatoes husband does not want to change his diet and my three children eat very few veggies no matter what I try to serve them. I need all the help I can get and would love to have this cookbook for inspiration.

  • Quanah Konecny
    Posted at 11:48h, 08 September

    I would love to win your cookbook! I seem to be challenged in easy to fix recipes. Would love to find a cheese substitute that I can live with. Mexican food is my all time favorite – but, lacks something without the cheese!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 11:48h, 08 September

    *LindsAy*, oops! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katie Loss
    Posted at 11:53h, 08 September

    I would love a copy of this cookbook because it has lots of plant-strong comfort food recipes and recipes the omnis would live. I’m the sole one in my family and among my friends eating an E2 diet, I’m not a natural in the kitchen, and I would live more resources for convincing my friends and family to give up their SAD!

  • nicole simila
    Posted at 11:55h, 08 September

    I would love that cookbook because I am new to this. Only 3 months and I want to learn more food I can eat. At the moment all I eat is vegan burgers , hot dogs. Frozen foods. I don’t know what to bake. And I think this book will hep me a lot with what I need to eat. I work full time and id love to have foods I could bring to lunch instead of burgers and hodogs all the time.

  • Carol Schmoker
    Posted at 12:00h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook. I’m trying to follow the Health Starts Here program & work my way toward a vegan lifestyle to stay in remission from Stage 4 colon cancer. I need all the resources I can get.

  • Lianiz
    Posted at 12:07h, 08 September

    I would love to win because I have been vegan now for 4 years and I’m always looking to freshen up my daily menu! I love getting my hands on any cookbook I can to keep it interesting and this one sounds awesome!

  • John
    Posted at 12:09h, 08 September

    I’m always looking for new ideas.

  • Laura
    Posted at 12:17h, 08 September

    I would like to win this cookbook so I can finally show my friends that healthy vegan cooking doesn’t have to be tasteless.

  • Hillary
    Posted at 12:20h, 08 September

    Since I became a vegetarian 10 years ago, I’ve learned SO much more than if I had stayed a meat eater. I continue to weed out fats and animal products in a slow process towards veganism, and this book would aid me along that path. I’m also hoping that I can find some great kid-friendly recipes to get me 3-year-old on his way to eating more veggies! And I would get to share the love from this book with my mostly-vegan/vegetarian family.

  • Jeff
    Posted at 12:20h, 08 September

    This is one of my favorite books to give new-comers of healthy eating. I would love a free book because my original is gone.

  • Mairead11
    Posted at 12:30h, 08 September

    I would love to be able to pass this along to a family member who’s vegan-curious!
    I’m not giving up my personal copy for love nor money!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    [they’ve tried!]

  • Shannon
    Posted at 12:32h, 08 September

    I’d love to win as I am trying to cook more and stop eating tofurkey sandiches for lunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sharon Herbitter
    Posted at 12:36h, 08 September

    Love this! I cannot wait to explore her blog and try some of her recipes. Winning a cookbook would be awesome!

  • Erin
    Posted at 12:41h, 08 September

    I would love a copy of the book because I follow a high-raw vegan diet but I find too many of the other cookbooks are very high in fat (nuts, avocados, oils, etc.). I need some new, low-fat inspiration!

  • Michael Pettitt
    Posted at 12:44h, 08 September

    I would love to win a copy of HH’s book so that I can cook for my lovely housemates and convince them how easy it is to be a Happy Herbivore <3

  • Ella
    Posted at 12:44h, 08 September

    this book was on my list for months! finally ordered it online from Chapter’s for $15 and saw that there was free shipping after you spend $25, so, bought one for my mom as well! i’ve been vegetarian for over 18 years and will find a hard time giving up my cheese! the first step for me will be giving up my olive oil, which i don’t use too often but i was excited to see apple sauce as a replacement for oil in baking, and veg broth as a replacement in cooking, etc. Thanks Rip and thankyou HH for all the amazing looking mexican recipes! I’m still ‘reading’ my HH book and i’m excited to read the books Lindsay has mentioned, “the china study” and “skinny bitch”!

  • Karen
    Posted at 12:46h, 08 September

    I started this way of eating 4 days ago because my father died at 55 of heart failure and my mother and sister are both overweight and on cholesterol medicine. I am a single mother of a 9 and 11 year old and they NEED their Mom to be alive AND healthy. This cookbook would be the most important book in my house (next to the Bible) ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alison Boorman-Sears
    Posted at 12:51h, 08 September

    Since becoming vegan in Febuary 2009, I have amassed an impressive 50+ cookbooks, and yes, I use every single one. I would love to add this one to my rotation!!

  • Dominick
    Posted at 13:02h, 08 September

    I’ve been eating plant strong for 3 years now and its one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. I’m often asked about what I eat to stay so healthy, and though I understand the whole-food plant-based concept, I like to show others the variety of recipes available.

  • Whitney
    Posted at 13:03h, 08 September

    My husband and I began the 28 day challenge TODAY, so I would LOVE to get this cookbook!

  • Cathy
    Posted at 13:12h, 08 September

    Love the interview. The more information we have the better equipped we are to stay plant strong.

  • Dirk Wethington
    Posted at 13:22h, 08 September

    Why would I love to win a HH cookbook? Because I adore Lindsay! She’s one of my absolute heroes. And if you don’t follow her on Twitter you are missing out!!

  • Kristin
    Posted at 13:28h, 08 September

    My life has changed….and I only went Vegan 4 days ago!!

    Can I get a “WHOOT!”?

    Love reading and learning new things about my new lifestyle…great interview! Thank you!

  • Marian Hamilton
    Posted at 13:30h, 08 September

    I’ve been watching the HH videos on YouTube and find Lindsay’s enthusiasm truly addicting – would LOVE to win this cookbook so I can continue teaching my grandchildren that eating vegan is TASTY!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beth Tyson
    Posted at 13:53h, 08 September

    I would love a copy of the cookbook. I have lost 13 pounds so far and I am so excited to keep going. I need all the help I can get. I need to lose another 35. I need advice and recipes.
    Thanks, Beth

  • Crystal
    Posted at 14:09h, 08 September

    I already have the first cookbook but I’d like to win another one because I am trying to help a friend become plant-based and she has no idea what to make. I refuse to give her mine ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rachel
    Posted at 14:32h, 08 September

    I would love to win this book. I already have it and would love to give it as a present to a loved one.

  • Lisa G
    Posted at 14:47h, 08 September

    I’d love to win this cookbook so I don’t have to always visit her website to get recipes!

  • Katrina
    Posted at 15:21h, 08 September

    would love to win this cookbook. been veg for almost 2 years and still learning all i can. need more recipes that my kids will love.

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 15:35h, 08 September

    I would love to win a cookbook, which I would promptly pass along to my vegetarian daughter. She is in school full-time, has a 2-year old and just found there’s going to be a new addition. She’s looking for easy and yummy recipes, and Happy Herby would be just the ticket. Incidentally, her name is Lindsay also. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dennis
    Posted at 15:36h, 08 September

    I would love to win a copy of the cookbook! There are too many vegan books out there that use oils. If I were to use them, I would surely balloon up! The Happy Herbivore, with the non-added-oil recipes would be exactly the book for which I have been searching!

  • Kris Read
    Posted at 15:37h, 08 September

    I am new to the Plant based diet scene and I need some help getting me off the ground. I am an athlete and I need some help! I want to live the plant based diet but it is a challenge.

  • Jana yowell
    Posted at 15:42h, 08 September

    Great article. I love Lindsays website. I would love to have a copy of her cookbook.

  • Britt Platt
    Posted at 15:47h, 08 September

    I would love to win so that I can have a low/no fat vegan resource. I’m still learning, 2 months into my vegan journey. I love the simplicity of Lindsay’s recipes on her blog, need more!

  • Yamile Yannini
    Posted at 15:48h, 08 September

    Would love to win this cook book. I’m 35 weeks pregnant with my first baby & tomorrow (9/9/11) it’ll be a year that I’ve been eating a whole foods plant based diet! I am in dire need of some new recipes so that I can continue on this great path with my son.

    Thank you Lindsay for doing what you do & for doing it so well! And thank you for the opportunity to win your book.

    Good luck to everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jamie
    Posted at 16:12h, 08 September

    I LOVE this book and HappyHerbivore.com ! Cooking Cheater Vegetable Pad Thai tonight. It’s great to see so many people making the switch to a plant based diet. Engine 2 and Happy Herbivore are two great books to start with. Thanks!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 16:17h, 08 September

    I gave up meat in March and am ready to give up the oils and dairy and need some direction and ideas.

  • Plantstrongmom
    Posted at 16:18h, 08 September

    I have been cooking and baking the recipes from the HH blog. Love them! Very creative, flavorful, and easy to follow. Thanks for all the hard work!

  • Debbie Becker
    Posted at 16:22h, 08 September

    I’d love to win this cookbook because I am entering the Plant-Strong world (starting Monday) and chronicling my adventures in a new blog. I’ve been reading everything I can about the Plant-Strong lifestyle and am currently pouring through cookbooks I picked up at the library. This book would really help my efforts and I’d love to incorporate my experience using this cookbook into my blog.

  • Krystle
    Posted at 16:23h, 08 September

    I LOVE to cook! I became vegan just a year and a few months ago and love learning about new foods and finding new recipes. I think I’m a happy herbivore and would love to make some of her recipes. I love how you asked her about some kitchen fails. People never ask that! lol

  • Stephanie Duston
    Posted at 16:29h, 08 September

    My family and I started making the transition to a plant based diet about 6 months ago. It is going quite well and we owe much of that to the great recipes in this cookbook.
    I tell everyone I know about Lindsay and her cookbooks…..I”m very excited for the next one coming soon!
    I’d love to win a copy of this cookbook to give away as a gift at Christmas and help spread the news of how YUMMY a plant-based diet can be!!

  • Pat Nelson
    Posted at 16:29h, 08 September

    Trying to go plant-strong but I need ideas for meals badly! Don’t know how to give up the oils and nuts. Thanks!

  • Jered Greenwald
    Posted at 16:30h, 08 September

    I’m still a novice at Plant Strong and still stumble on occasion and I often feel that I don’t have enough options. While I love all the things I can eat I’m looking for new ways to prepare my meals and I’ve heard great things about the Happy Herbivore!

  • Pam Schilz
    Posted at 16:30h, 08 September

    Since being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma I’ve been changing my diet and way of eating. I’ve had oral and IV chemotherapy plus a stem cell transplant. Nothing I’ve done for myself since the transplant has made me feel as well as eating no meats and dairy and more veggies and fruits.

    • Giselle Limon
      Posted at 11:01h, 29 October

      Hi Pam- so sorry to hear about your diagnoses. My boyfriend’s mother was currently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma as well. She starts treatment today. I ve been following a plant based diet for over a year now and truly believe she could benefit from it as well. I was wondering on your current status with your diagnosis. How are you feeling now ? you can contact me via twitter. @GiselleLimon

  • Cherri Sebree
    Posted at 16:32h, 08 September

    I would love to win the HH cookbook because my mother is just starting a plant strong diet and it would be a great gift for her! I already have the cookbook and love it!

  • cristina
    Posted at 16:34h, 08 September

    I am looking for ideas to keep us on track with this new way of eating (we started this week). I didn’t think my meat loving husband would come along but after learning more, he is leading the charge. I am doing the cooking, however, and i ONLY know how to use oils, etc. This is so foreign to me, being raised a kid who only knew canned veggies (a few times a week) and never eating a MEATLESS meal. Trying to be creative for my husband and my two children is getting hard and we are ONLY ending week one! lol I am not creative, so any ideas are welcomed and I look forward to reading this book along with many more on the topic to learn and educate my family along the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  • holly
    Posted at 16:35h, 08 September

    Great post! I would love to win this cook book – I’m sure it would be a great source of inspiration for meals that my whole family would appreciate!

  • Taryn Jeffries
    Posted at 16:35h, 08 September

    I would absolutely be tickled to win this book! I just got The Engine 2 Diet and the companion book to Forks Over Knives the other day and oh, the power I would yield with another reference guide in my arsenal!!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity and lots of luck to everyone!!

  • Ray Smith
    Posted at 16:36h, 08 September

    Ive been on the vegan journey for just over a year. Before I began I was a morbidly obese diabetic with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hear issues, and a plethora of other illnesses. I’ve have now lost over 100 pounds. And I’m off my 7 medications and all my health issues are gone. I’m now ready to take this to the next level… with a renewed diet and exercise. I just need some new recipes. Thus… the need for a new cookbook.

  • CJ
    Posted at 16:37h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook! I’m new to plant-based living and loving it – but could really use more food ideas!

  • Chrystal Kline
    Posted at 16:41h, 08 September

    I became a vegan just 2 months ago, have lost 16 pounds and still going!!! I would LOVE to win this cookbook because, as of right now, I am the only vegan in my household. 4 people total here, and everyday its hard to come up with meals for my whole family. I’m trying to get the rest of the family on-board and meals like this just might do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marianne
    Posted at 16:41h, 08 September

    Great interview and I have a new go to for fabulous food ideas!!! Thanks Lindsay.

  • Marianne
    Posted at 16:43h, 08 September

    I guess I forgot to mention that I lowered my cholesterol from 261 to 213 after going plant strong. I would love to win this book!!!!!!

  • Teresa
    Posted at 16:47h, 08 September

    I would LOVE to win this cookbook because I’m just starting this whole plant-strong thing and find it very intimidating. The first ray of hope I had was finding this site and then the Happy Herbivore. You both make it seem doable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Grace Kellermann-McLean
    Posted at 16:51h, 08 September

    I’d love to win this cookbook just so I could make more yummy vegan foods for my omni friends just to show that eating healthy and vegan doesn’t mean you’re missing anything! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristen
    Posted at 16:52h, 08 September

    I have high cholesterol and triglycerides and I need to start actually cooking (and cooking something healthy and tasty!) for myself. This cookbook looks great!

  • Tom
    Posted at 16:54h, 08 September

    My wife and I have been E2ers ever since Rip appeared on (I think it was) the Today show over 2 years ago, shortly after his book had come out. We are always looking for new recipes and fresh ideas!

  • Whitney Whitt
    Posted at 16:55h, 08 September

    I would love to have this cookbook!

  • Marsha Estefan
    Posted at 16:57h, 08 September

    I get the Happy Herbivore newsletter. Would love the book!

  • Allison
    Posted at 16:58h, 08 September

    My dream is to help educate the world about the importance of eating a plant-strong diet! People need to understand that a plant-strong diet includes fabulous meals that are simple to make. If I win the Happy Herbivore Cookbook I promise to make these recipies for many, many people and share the plant-strong philosophy! And I’ll even do this if I don’t win :).

  • Kay
    Posted at 17:04h, 08 September

    I’d love to win a copy of Lindsay’s book! Her book has become my new kitchen favorite. I’ve already given two copies of HH away to friends whowanted to give the plant-strong lifestyle a try. I’d give the copy of HH to my next recruit!

    • Happy Herbivore
      Posted at 18:01h, 08 September

      you are so generous! thank you!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 17:06h, 08 September

    I’ve been eating organically for 6 years. I’ve moved away from the highly processed foods a year ago. I’ve now changed my eating to follow a plant-based diet within the last two months. I love the way I feel! I’d love to have this cookbook as I need more recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your blog!

  • Rene
    Posted at 17:06h, 08 September

    I’m always looking for fresh new ideas to eat plant-strong!

  • Terri Bradley
    Posted at 17:07h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook so I could make great tasting food that my husband and children will eat. I want my family to taste the flavors of the food itself and not the salt and oils of the foods served at school and fast food joints. Vegan is a beautiful thing!!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 17:07h, 08 September

    I’ve moved my family to a plant-strong diet (including my 4 small children) and would love some quick and easy recipes. Thanks, Lindsay!

  • Sonja
    Posted at 17:08h, 08 September

    I would LOVE to win a copy of this book because, although I have been a plant-based vegan for over 4 years, I’ve always struggled coming up w/quick easy MEALS. I tend to eat what most people would consider “snacks”: veggies w/soy yogurt dip, a salad, apple slices dipped in ground almonds or almond butter, etc. I became a mother to a beautiful girl last year though, and as she grows older I keep wondering what I’m going to make for HER!
    I think this book would be a perfect way to get me cooking some actual meals for my daughter, husband and self!
    Thank you so much for this opportunity!
    – Sonja

  • Elaine Hart
    Posted at 17:09h, 08 September

    I am trying to start a whole plant based diet. Have trouble getting recipes online sometimes. I would love to have Lindsay’s book. I pretty much eat vegetables but would like more recipes.

  • Barb
    Posted at 17:09h, 08 September

    Would love to try the recipes in your cookbook. Am working on convincing my husband to eat a totally plant-based diet. So I like to add new dishes to our “like” recipes. :). Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  • Danielle
    Posted at 17:10h, 08 September

    I read Forks Over Knives about a month ago and it totally changed my life! I’ve since read The Engine 2 Diet and have changed even my meat-eating husband, we are both now plant strong and have never felt better! Not to mention I finally lost those last 10 pounds I’ve been trying to shed for 5 years!!! Would love Happy Herbivore’s cookbook to try new recipes!

  • Paige
    Posted at 17:14h, 08 September

    Would love some new ideas on cooking veg. My hubby and kids are getting tired of beans and rice and stir-fry! I love to garden as well and would like some help with recipes using the produce I grow.

  • Lynnette
    Posted at 17:34h, 08 September

    I would LOVE a copy of this book. I need some new ideas and support in healthy cooking. I’ve been looking on-line for recipes, but good ole books and paper are much easier to flip through and also convince the family to be willing to try them.

  • Kathryn
    Posted at 17:36h, 08 September

    Vegan, low-fat and fat-free? Sounds just up my alley!

  • Tracy Catartus
    Posted at 17:37h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook because I need new recipes to encourage my daughter to eat healthier foods, she only likes junky foods.

  • Jan Herrbach
    Posted at 17:43h, 08 September

    I recently purchased Lindsay’s book, but I’d LOVE to win a copy to give to a relative that can really use it. I am relatively new to eating a plant based diet and I bought her book to create some new meals. I am also a cancer survivor and went on the PBD to start eating healthy meals.

  • CAT
    Posted at 17:46h, 08 September

    I love Lindsay’s website and have made many of her dishes – all DELICIOUS and LOW FAT! Would love a copy of her cookbook, Happy Herbivore! =0)

  • denise
    Posted at 17:49h, 08 September

    I would love this book because I love cooking healthy food to share with my family and friends.

  • Kathe Shaw-Bassett
    Posted at 17:51h, 08 September

    After watching FOK I decided to go plant strong but wasn’t sure my hubby & kids would go vegan with me. So I had them watch the video and my vegetable-avoiding 13 year old is totally committed.
    However, since I just went back to work full time I’m finding myself needing to learn new recipes & ways of cooking ASAP so we stay on track even though I have much less time to practice plant strong cooking! Would LOVE to get a copy of Happy Herbivores! Fingers crossed!
    Keep up the great work Rip & company!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 17:51h, 08 September

    I would love a copy of the book. I just started eating plant strong this month and some tasty recipes for me and my skeptical friend would be a big help .

  • Jennifer Martins
    Posted at 17:55h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook to help expand my meal ideas. I decided to adopt a vegan diet about a year ago. So far I have lost about 100 pounds but have a way to go. Although the foods I eat have dratiscally improved in the last year I am still preparing foods that contain oil. This cookbook would be a great help to get me started on a plant-strong diet without added fats!

  • sue
    Posted at 17:56h, 08 September

    I love her website and recipes!!! I bet her book is GREAT too!!!

  • Jean Kaeding
    Posted at 17:59h, 08 September

    I LOVE new cookbooks! I read them like books. Strange, but true….
    I’m 57 and became vegan 3 yrs. ago mostly b/c of Rip, his father and Mr. Campbell.
    I feel soooo much better now.

  • Pam
    Posted at 18:09h, 08 September

    I want to win The Happy Herbivore cookbook because I have it on Kindle so I don’t get to see the pictures! All my friends tell me how beautiful they are! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shannon
    Posted at 18:23h, 08 September

    I would love to have her vegan quick recipes! As a mother to a vegan family…….time is important! Lol ;-). Love your blog girl!!!

  • Linda
    Posted at 18:25h, 08 September

    I teach a class called Healthful Cooking and would love to have a new resource and additional ideas. The class is all about making healthy food that tastes great!

  • Michael
    Posted at 18:27h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook to more easily share health-promoting, plant-based recipes with friends and family.

  • kristy
    Posted at 18:28h, 08 September

    I would love to win the cookbook. I need some new meal ideas.

  • jane claire
    Posted at 18:37h, 08 September

    One week in on the Engine 2 Diet, now always looking for meals without added oils. Took all (16 of them!) cookbooks that included any dairy or meat to the local church thrift shop this morning. Wide open space waiting on my kitchen shelf to be filled with new lean and green cookbooks!!

  • Veronica Braun
    Posted at 18:39h, 08 September

    I work long hours and don’t have lots of time to cook. I’m always looking for quick and easy vegan recipes. I’m also a bit of a “junk food” vegan and would like some healthier snacking options!

  • karen
    Posted at 18:51h, 08 September

    I would love to have the Happy Herbivore Cookbook. My husband and I enjoy a plant based diet. I try new recipes often, and we love finding delicious food combinations that we never thought we’d like. I love sharing successful attempts in the kitchen, hopeful to inspire friends and family to eat more whole foods.

  • Jill White
    Posted at 19:03h, 08 September

    I could really use some help with becoming a plant based eater. Got some blood work back that scared me and now I have been referred to a cardiologist. I want to make my food my medicine…Pick Me!

  • Kim
    Posted at 19:11h, 08 September

    OMG, I love, I mean LOVE her cookbook TO DEATH!!!!!!!!!! I just checked it out from the library to see if I would like it and I immediately started cooking from it and have tried a BUNCH of recipes. It is now my new favorite cookbook!!!!! I have to bring it back to the library soon and I’m so sad. No money in the budget right now for this cookbook and so I WOULD LOVE to win it! ::fingers crossed::

  • Carol Kenny
    Posted at 19:19h, 08 September

    I so want to win this cookbook. I have been vegan for 1 1/2 years and have just started making more recipes. A few I have been able to fool the family with and they ate vegan and didn’t know it!! Hope I win so I will have more yummy recipes to try out for me and for the family!!!

  • carol
    Posted at 19:21h, 08 September

    this is a great interview, inspirational thoughts for a healthier life! (and…if i don’t ‘win’ this book…will definitely be looking for it!)

  • Kathryn
    Posted at 20:05h, 08 September

    I need new plant strong recipes and I love your kale chips.

  • Denise
    Posted at 20:14h, 08 September

    I would love the cookbook as it would enhance my knowledge and skills in preparing a plant stong eating plan for my family and friends…continue to share and encourage a fulfilling and healthy life.

  • Jessica
    Posted at 20:17h, 08 September

    I LOVE Happy Herbivore! I would love the cookbook to add to my plant strong recipe collection.

  • Jody
    Posted at 20:36h, 08 September

    I want to learn how to cook vegan dishes. Her recipes look easy but delicious! I haven’t cooked anything vegan yet. My children are very picky but I think her recipes could help change that.

  • Chris
    Posted at 21:24h, 08 September

    I would love to win this cookbook to have simple and quick meals for myself and for my family – who I am trying to get to eat healthier.

  • Quinta Peterson
    Posted at 21:30h, 08 September

    I would love to win the cookbook! My daughter and I went to see FOK in July. We walked in thinking we were healthy omnivores, but we walked out reeducated and Plant Strong:) We have continued faithfully on this journey, and I have read both the China Study and Prevent & Reverse Heart Desease, and studied The E2 Diet as well as the FOK Companion Book. While we are very dedicated, it is a huge challenge to convert the other members of our family…. It would be great fun to have even more recipes and ideas to help educate, inspire and have fun with! Reading your posts every day help me feel inspired and enthusiastic. Thank you!

  • Patrick
    Posted at 21:43h, 08 September

    I just bought your book, starting my 28 days soon and since you are promoting hers, it should be a great start to a collection of recipes. If this all works, I will be giving away or recycling all my other cookbooks and it’s quite a collection.

    Can’t Wait to Start…

  • Joanne
    Posted at 21:47h, 08 September

    I would LOVE to win this book! I have no vegan cookbooks which is odd since I have been vegetarian for over 20 years and recently went completely vegan. HaHa Thanks for the chance! <3

  • Michelle Hathorus
    Posted at 21:55h, 08 September

    I would LOVE a copy of her book so I can convince my omni husband and teenage son that VEGGIE can be yummy and filling!!

  • Diana @ Veggie Next Door
    Posted at 22:16h, 08 September

    I just watched FOK and read E2 and really want to make big changes now, but few recipes in my existing cookbooks are compliant! Help needed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cecilia Herrera
    Posted at 22:26h, 08 September

    I would love a cookbook as I am trying to change my husbands diet and running out of ideas!! He has type ll diabetes, high blood pressure, just diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and now pancreatitis! He is supposed to limit protein but it is hard to come up with meat-free alternatives!

  • Teresa
    Posted at 22:40h, 08 September

    Very new to the plant strong eating style. Need ideas! and Help!

  • Carolyn Hill
    Posted at 22:57h, 08 September

    I am just starting this plant strong journey. I cook for my 16 year old daughter and my 96 year old father, so I would love to use this book to help all three generations get healthy!

  • Engine 2 Team
    Posted at 23:41h, 08 September

    Thank you to everyone who entered! We now have a winner, please check with us next week for another giveaway!

  • Andi
    Posted at 23:55h, 08 September

    I love HH! A friend recommended that I check out the blog, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I currently have the cookbook added to my amazon wishlist. It would be awesome to win a copy! I’m currently exploring the vegan lifestyle and interested to learn more.

  • Marilee mayhew
    Posted at 23:58h, 08 September

    I would love to win because I can’t wait to cook out of this cookbook!!!!!

    Posted at 00:47h, 09 September

    I’m looking to win your book, just like everyone else. This is my first week on a plant strong diet. I’m floundering, but so far so good. It is easy to see that having quality produce is of utmost importance.
    How fun is all this for you?? It must make you feel so appreciated. Have fun with it, fun is almost as important as nutrition!!

  • Bev
    Posted at 02:36h, 09 September

    Oooo, I’d be an even HAPPIER herbivore if I owned this book. A friend served me two recipes from it and wowie zowie I was happy! Happy for the days of luscious leftovers too!

  • Susan
    Posted at 05:07h, 09 September

    I am 57 years old. I signed on for the 21 day kick start program last year. It has been an interesting journey. So many changes, so many challenges. Creative cooking is difficult when cooking for one person. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes on your web site. You inspire me to keep going! I have been buying some new books and will buy yours too!

  • Jamberry
    Posted at 07:34h, 09 September

    This book would make a nice addition to my vegan cookbook collection! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • stacey williams
    Posted at 09:00h, 09 September

    ME ME ME ME ME, I NEED THIS BOOK. just bought the china study, engine 2 book, i also own the rave diet book from back when.. i would love to add this to my collection

  • Robyn
    Posted at 09:41h, 09 September

    All vegan and low fat/fat free? Why would I not want this cookbook??? =)))

  • Joan Nelson
    Posted at 10:10h, 09 September

    I would love to win this– my hubby and I are just starting and need the recipes!!

  • Kathie Brown
    Posted at 10:25h, 09 September

    My husband and I are newly vegan. Like Lindsay, I was never much of a cook until going vegan. I tend to make the same simple dishes over and over and could use some fresh ideas! Thank you.

  • Pat
    Posted at 16:21h, 09 September

    Would love to win a cookbook. Just starting the vegan lifestyle and need to learn how to cook new entres. Recipes look delicious!

  • Sherri Wheeler
    Posted at 19:51h, 09 September

    I would love to win her cookbook to help with recipes! I just heard about her and this cookbook last week.

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