I recently received a copy of Lindsay Nixon's newly-released Happy Herbivore cookbook for review. As a long-time fan of Lindsay's low-fat vegan blog, I'd been awaiting the book's release for ages. Over the years, I've downloaded several of her e-books and I knew this full-color, food porn-heavy book would be awesome.
There's literally a photo on almost every page! That's such a rarity in cookbooks, but it's so nice to see every dish. My mouth waters when I flip through the pages, and I want to make everything! In case you don't know about the Happy Herbivore way, most dishes are made without added fat. They're not all fat free, but many are. Even Lindsay's delectable baked goods (think strawberry cupcakes and black bean brownies) are healthy!
I'll be hosting a giveaway of this book next week, along with reviews of several more recipes. But I wanted to throw in a little pre-giveaway teaser tonight. The first recipe I've made from the book was this Breakfast Sandwich:
In my pregan days, I would occasionally go through the McDonald's drive-thru (gasp! I know!) for an egg and cheese McMuffin or biscuit (sans the sausage of course). I always loved McDonald's weird eggs made from some kind of egg mix. They were unlike any other eggs I could make at home back then.
But Lindsay has it down, and her "eggs" aren't even eggs. The breakfast sandwich actually uses two recipes from Happy Herbivore — the Nomelet (a baked vegan tofu omelet) and the Breakfast Sausage (it contains quinoa and Gimme Lean!).
The Nomelet recipe makes one big giant omelet, but you cut it into pieces for individual breakfast sandwiches. The English muffins were Orowheat Extra Crispy, the only vegan ones I could find without driving out to Whole Foods. The cheeze is Galaxy's soy vegan slices, which have greatly improved since the last time I tried them.
Anyway, this sandwich is a winner ... way better than anything I ever ordered from McDonald's! Tune in next week for more on Happy Herbivore and a cookbook giveaway.
Do you have a past fast food guilty pleasure?