- Uncomplicated ingredients lists.
- Simple recipes.
- Full, hearty, stand alone vegetarian meals that didn’t rely on meat alternatives.
- Quick prep times for many of the recipes.
- Nutritious recipes (believe it or not, it’s very easy to get really unhealthy in vegetarian cooking – fettuccine alfredo from a pouch, anyone?)
The Happy HerbivorebyLindsay Nixon
1 whole red onion, small 2 cups vegetable broth 1 whole yam, diced – I used sweet potatoes5 cups kale, chopped 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp mild curry powder ¼ tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp yellow miso paste – This is a rather unusual ingredient – the first I’ve encountered after making about 6 recipes from this book – but it wasn’t hard to find, and I’m thrilled to have gotten it because it proved delicious and MacGyver and Punky love Wakkame Miso Soup anyway.
Add broth, yam, 3/4 cup water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to medium and cook until potatoes are almost fork tender, about 3 minutes. Immediately add kale and remaining ingredients and cook, stirring frequently, until kale is dark green and soft, about 3 more minutes. Set aside for 5-10 minutes, allowing flavors to merge. See how SHORT that cook time is? For me, chopping up the veggies for any recipe is always the most time consuming part, but when the rest of the prep is this fast and easy – and the meal is this delicious AND healthy – it’s soooo worth it. Plus, the chopping in this recipe is minimal, just the onions, sweet pots, and kale. (The picture above is from the book; the one on the left I took last night. I always like to compare how good a recipe looks compared to the professional shots, and so far all the ones from The Happy Herbivore have done quite nicely.)