That said, prepare yourself for a massive flow of enthusiastic energy because I just got Lindsay Nixon's cookbook, "The Happy Herbivore Cookbook," from Amazon yesterday & it is probably one of the most useful, simple & well-organized cookbooks I've ever seen or owned. My husband, The Happy Nurse, & I sat on the couch last night flipping through it & we both found so many recipes that we love (and look super easy). The section in the beginning about what to stock your pantry with & how to substitute for fat in recipes is worth the $11 it cost us! Since we've already tried her recipes from her blog before, we know that her creations are yummy so we can't wait to start tag-team cooking these!
I realize that you all may become a little Happy Herviore-ed out after reading my next post on a Sample Bulk Cook using The Happy Herbivore's blog recipes--but I couldn't stop myself from writing about this cookbook because I'm so impressed. From a health standpoint, you couldn't do any better (nutritional info on EVERY recipe is listed!)
The other cookbook I love that is in the same league with this one is Vegan on the Cheap (hellloooo I'm a doctor--I'm drowning in student loan debt!) but the only issue with Robin Robertson's cookbook is that I do have to do a lot of modifications substituting out oil so since "The Happy Herbivore Cookbook is nearly totally oil-free--I'm in food planning HEAVEN! Combining Robin's money saving tips with Lindsey's recipes--awesome.
Now three months into the Esselstyn program (on top of seven months of Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Anti-Inflammatory food choices on my part), we have to admit that we've been getting a bit tired of recycling the recipes from Dr. Esselstyn's book & the Forks Over Knives Cookbook. We need more variety--so to have an ENTIRE cookbook of yummy Vegan, No-fat/Low-fat recipes to supplement our recipes from other favorite bloggers (Fat Free Vegan, Healthy Girl's Kitchen, Vegan Planet, The Healthy Librarian) is just SUCH a bonus!
This is not to say that Ann Esselstyn & the Forks Over Knives recipes aren't fantastic--they are absolutely delicious & we've been happily eating them--but after recycling the recipes over and over again, you do get a bit tired of the same thing! And my husband doesn't like a bunch of things--like onions--so that eliminates a bunch of the Esselstyn recipes as options!:-(
So I'm going to strongly encourage all of you to pop over to Amazon (my favorite method of book buying) & spend $11 on this cookbook (The Happy Herbivore Cookbook). Her new cookbook "The Everyday Happy Herbivore" comes out December 6--so that is something to look forward to as well!
Next Time: Cooking in Bulk Example: A Week of Recipes from The Happy Herbivore
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