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Happy Herbivore Abroad Giveaway!

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 by in Giveaways and Contests, Recipes and Reviews | 14 comments

I have lots of exciting things going on this week, so in the spirit of excitement I thought I’d spread the love and share a giveaway with you guys and gals! If you’ve been around the blog for a while you may remember my review of Everyday Happy Herbivore and when I interviewed Lindsay S. Nixon – the Happy Herbivore herself.

More recently, I reviewed a cookie recipe out her newest cookbook, Happy Herbivore Abroad [Amazon link] – so as you can tell, I’m quite smitten with her and her recipes! One of the reasons I like her recipes so much is that they are no-nonsense, practical, and wholesome. Though I don’t eat low-fat all of the time, it’s nice to have lots of options on hand for when I want to trim-the-fat – literally.

Happy Herbivore Abroad is actually my favorite of her cookbooks so far as I absolutely adore International flavors and cuisine. I think Nixon does a great job of making International dishes easy to recreate at home and I also like that this cookbook is also part travelogue, with snippets of her travels sprinkled throughout. It gives the book a personal feel and it definitely stirs my inner travel bug!

The publisher has been very kind and is offering to send out two copies of Happy Herbivore Abroad and all you have to do to be entered into the giveaway leave a comment below telling me about your favorite International dish! I’ll pick two winners next Tuesday!

In addition to offering up some copies for you all, the publisher and Lindsay have allowed me to share an amazing recipe with you all: Mediterranean Chard! I love Mediterranean flavors and I often try to cook these types of dishes at home to relive my Mediterranean cruise (it seems like so long ago!). I hope you enjoy this simple and delicious recipe as much as I do!

Happy Herbivore Mediterranean Chard

 Mediterranean Chard

You know what I love about Mediterranean cuisines? Olives. Olives are one of the few foods I feast on when I travel, and every time I eat them fresh in the Mediterranean, I fall a little more in love. This dish celebrates the olive! While any olive will do here, Kalamata olives are best.

Serves 2
vegetable broth
8 garlic cloves, minced
pinch red pepper flakes
2 tsp capers
1⁄3 c olives, sliced thin
2-3 c chard, chopped
1 tsp lemon zest

Line skillet with a thin layer of vegetable broth and sauté garlic and red pepper flakes over high heat for a minute or two, until the garlic is golden in color, fragrant, and most of the broth has cooked off. Add enough broth to line the skillet again, then add capers and olives. Sauté for a few seconds, then add greens. Stir to combine and continue to cook, using tongs or a spatula to stir the greens around, incorporating it with other ingredients and to help cook it down. Once greens are dark in color and softer, about two to three minutes, turn off heat. Add lemon zest and stir to combine before serving.

Chef’s Note: Feel free to scale back the garlic, particularly if you have bigger cloves. I love the strong taste of garlic in this dish, but if you’re not a garlic lover, 8 cloves might be overpowering.

Per Serving (with 3 cups chard): Calories 57, Total Fat 2.6g, Carbohydrates 8.3g, Fiber 2g, Sugar 0.3g, Protein 2g


So now it’s your turn – what’s your favorite International dish?

  • eadaoine

    Gado gado.. it’s my go to dish for a company when I’m not sure how they will react to vegan.

    • I had no idea what this was, but I looked it up and it looks amazing! I love anything in a peanut sauce 🙂

  • Oh boy. I’m so bland when it comes to international food! However, being Polish I will say that plain mushroom pierogis are something I would give my left kidney for. They have to authentic though, and I’ve yet to find a vegan version. I’m going through pierogi withdraw!

    • Pierogis used to be one of my favorites (of the potato and cheese variety)! I have yet to find a vegan version either 🙁

  • Lizzie

    I used to work with a woman from Iran, and she inspired me with Persian dishes. One of my all time favorites is from her – Persian rice and potatoes. It’s really just soaked, then steamed rice, with thin sliced potatoes and a little olive oil. So very simple, but when everything hits just that right point of tenderness…amazing! 🙂

  • Heather D-G

    Indian dishes like Chana masala are a favorite lately.

  • Kelly

    I can’t choose a favorite! Curries and pad thai are my standbys… 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ashley

    awesome giveaway!! 🙂 I really love a good stir-fry!

  • Sara

    It’s gotta be pad thai.

  • Russian Vinagret – nothing better than a beautiful and tangy beet salad!

  • L

    I adore Hummus!

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  • Alex

    Blini with jam. I could eat a million of those

  • Miss Polkadot

    Such a great giveaway! It’s hard to pick a favourite dish because I honestly enjoy a lot of different cuisines. Indian Lentil Dal is a definite favourite, though.

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  • Dorothy Miles

    I love veggie pad thai!

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