INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Lindsay Nixon, The Happy Herbivore

It has been a loooooooooooooong time since I hosted a giveaway…I was waiting for something really worthy of a giveaway and I know you will find this “giveaway worthy!”  For those of you unfamiliar, Lindsay Nixon is a low-fat vegan recipe developing goddess.  Her recipes are simple, healthy, and full of flavor.

With two cookbooks already under her belt (The Happy Herbivore Cookbook & Everyday Happy Herbivore), Lindsay just released her third, Happy Herbivore Abroad 

“In the last 10 years, Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon has lived in eight states, visited 46, spent a year as an expat on a Caribbean island, and traveled to more than 35 places abroad. As a celebration of Nixon’s jet-setter lifestyle, Happy Herbivore Abroad combines traditional comfort foods from home with international inspiration and stories of her adventures.

A little of everything—basics, comfort food, international cuisine, and travelogue—Happy Herbivore Abroad provides your palate with more than 135 of Nixon’s crowd-pleasing vegan recipes low in fat, high on health, and made with everyday ingredients. True to the Happy Herbivore creed, these vegan dishes are easy to make, easy on your wallet, and completely plant-based.”

I jumped at the chance to interview Lindsay and eagerly accepted her offer to host a giveaway of her latest cookbook, Happy Herbivore Abroad (Giveaway details follow the interview).

GRETCHEN – In my experience, people always like to know what led someone to a plant-based lifestyle.  When did you become plant-based and why?

LINDSAY NIXON – I was a vegetarian for most of my life, but lapsed back to meat-eating in my late teens due to family pressure and peer pressure. A serious health scare in my early 20’s brought me back to a vegetarian diet and about a year later I adopted a totally plant-based (vegan) diet. I was motivated mainly for health reasons, but I also care about the environment and am moved by the plight of farm animals.

G – I really enjoyed reading your post, “I’m (Still) Not a Vegan Anymore!”  People react so strongly to the word “vegan” and like you, I feel funny using that word to label myself.  Did you expect the original post to get as much attention as it did?

LN –  I had no idea it would garner so much attention or that I’d still be talking about it a year later. I remember sitting at my desk, staring at the computer screen in total shock. My inbox was pinging every 3 minutes.

 I am sure each of your books has a very special place in your heart…Do you have a favorite?

LN – They’re all special and unique in their own way. All of them had their challenges, and miracles. I love them equally. I imagine asking an author to pick their favorite book would be like asking a parent to pick their favorite child.

What do you typically eat in the span of a day and are you a snacker?

LN – I used to be a snacker, until I read Mindless Eating. That book really changed my eating habits. My daily food intake is varied — since my schedule is always changing.

What is your favorite plant-based indulgence?

LN – Vegan marshmallows.

When are you happiest?

LN – When I’ve turned in my latest manuscript — joking! (kind of). I try to find moments of pure happiness each day… whether it’s snowboarding in the winter and taking it in, or riding in my convertible down one of LA’s palm-tree lined streets, to petting my pugs on the couch, to traveling around the world and marveling at the gifts before me, to snuggling with my husband…

In your wildest dreams, what would your life look like in 5 years?

LN – I hope to be retired in 5 years, living in Thailand or Indonesia. I’ll make it happen.



To enter the giveaway complete any or all of the following –

You will gain one entry for each task completed:

  1. Subscribe to Veggie Grettie’s E-mail Subscription (upper right corner of this page and/or the homepage below the Header photo)
  2. “Like” Veggie Grettie on Facebook
  3. Send an e-mail out to your friends telling them about the giveaway and cc me on it gretchen (at) veggiegrettie (dot) com
  4. Sign-up for Linday’s Newsletter (I am a subscriber!) by clicking HERE and entering your e-mail address in the bottom right corner of the page.
  5. LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST FOR EACH TASK COMPLETED (That’s up to 4 comments…4 entries)!!!

The giveaway will run through midnight 12/30



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