Lindsay answered a few questions about this latest book, her favorite foods, and what's next:
What inspired the recipes featured in this book, and how do you come up with your recipes?
"With my first book, The Happy Herbivore Cookbook, I set out to recreate dishes ('comfort foods') that I used to eat -- but in a new healthy and plant-based way. With my second book, Everyday Happy Herbivore, I went back to basics. I looked at whatever ingredients I had on hand, then created a meal (or meals) out of it. With my new book, Happy Herbivore Abroad, I recreated meals I ate or saw on my travels... I made international cuisine healthy and plant-based -- and with everyday ingredients."
Do you have a favorite recipes in the latest book?
"Asking a chef to pick their favorite recipe is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child :)"
What's your ultimate comfort food meal?
"mashed potatoes and gravy with a side of corn."
Do you have any advice for those thinking of going plant-based?
"Just do it. Take it a meal at a time. Don't get caught up with over thinking. Worry about this meal, right now -- not what you're doing tomorrow, or next week or next Christmas. Never think in "Can's haves" -- it's not that you can't have it, it's that you're choosing not to. Also, focus on all the food you can have, not what you're choosing to give up. I eat a wider variety of food now on a plant-based diet than I ever did on an omnivorous one!"
What 5 ingredients do you always have on hand in your kitchen?
"onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, cinnamon, potatoes"
What's next for the Happy Herbivore? Do you plan on writing any more cookbooks?
This giveaway has now ended. Thank you to all who entered
The first winner never responded, so I have selected another one. Congratulations to Janet! Please email me at justaudrey(at)live(dot)com with your name and mailing address. I will forward your info to the publisher.