Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hawaiian Herbivore

I know I've been raving on and on about Lindsay Nixon's Happy Herbivore cookbook, but that's because it's just that awesome. All her recipes are vegan and low-fat or fat-free, and I'm not typically a low-fat kinda girl. But you cannot tell the fat is missing in most of her dishes! If I don't miss it, why do I need it in the first place, right?

Take for example, this Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki bowl:

I made this simple supper on Monday night, and there's not a bit of added fat in the recipe. The chickpeas are sauteed in a spicy teriyaki sauce, but there's no need to add oil to the pan. And the chickpeas soak up all that yummy sauce, so they're full of flavor. I served the peas over brown rice with some mango-habenero salsa.

Since the dish was a little lacking in veggies, I went with a side salad of baby romaine, radishes, cucumbers, mandarin oranges, and a homemade pear balsamic vinaigrette:

After the Kickstart cleanse, I'm trying to incorporate more fruit into my daily meal regimen. I've discovered that sneaking fruit into salads is a perfect way to get the nutritional benefits into an otherwise savory dish.

8 comments:

Nichole said...

I made the chickpea salsa salad wraps for dinner tonight. delish!

T said...

Chickpeas are great with salsas and chutneys. That looks delish...

Vegan Georgia said...

I can't stop talking about this cookbook either, it is just awesome. Most everything can be made from on-hand ingredients, and it's all healthy and delicious.

Lindsay (Happy Herbivore) said...

I LOVE how you extended the dish out with veggies -- beautiful!

jessy said...

so awesome, Bianca! i've never tried any of the Happy Herbivore's recipes before, i might have to start! the Hawaiian chickpeas look great - and i love that you put some oranges in your salad (it's super colorful). what a great idea to eat more fruits - it's rare that i do, so i'm gonna do this. thanks so much!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

chickpeas are so great and really don't need added fat!.. especially with mango habanero salsa!

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

Lindsay's recipes rock! I have not yet met a Lindsay recipe I didn't love. Mmmm mandarin oranges! You get elebenty (fat-free!) brownie points for the mandarin orange porn! :P

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

I love Lindsay & I really need this book! I love the look of that chickpea bowl!