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Holiday Hash Brown Casserole – and Happy Herbivore Abroad Giveaway Continues!

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HappyHerbivoreAbroad_FrontCoverYesterday, we spent the day with my in-laws for Christmas. Though my mother-in-law did veganize some of her dishes, I felt like we should also contribute to the Christmas meal.

I’ve been craving a really good hash brown casserole. The kind with lots of cheese and a buttery corn flake topping. Vegan Crunk’s Cookin Crunk Cookbook came to the rescue!! DSCN3725

Bianca has a whole section dedicated to dishes perfect for potluck meals, and in it was that yummy, cheesy hash brown casserole that I had been craving!

I made the casserole a day ahead, and since we didn’t want to wait until the next day to eat it, I also made a smaller casserole for the two of us to eat that morning.


This was DELICIOUS!! And, it keeps overnight in the fridge really well. The only change I would make is to save the corn flake topping and add before taking it to the party, since the corn flakes did get a little wilted.

We will definitely make this again! And if you are looking for a belated holiday gift, be sure to pick up your own copy of Cookin’ Crunk!


Five Vegan Books I Want

In the process of moving, I did a big book purge. I got rid of a lot of my old cookbooks. Sure, I probably could have veganized most of the recipes, but I thought I’d rather give them homes with some nice omnivores so that I could make room for these:

Main Street Vegan

Not just a cookbook, but it looks like a good introduction/refresher to vegan eating and whole plant foods. I can always use a refresher.

Eat and Run

I was a runner for a while, and I really liked it. And then I got lazy. And then I decided I liked Yoga a whole lot better. But, I’d like to get back into some running, so maybe this will give me the inspiration I need.


I still don’t have this book. Everyone says it’s the vegan bible. I want to join the congregation.

Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites

My husband is 6 foot 4. He’s a drummer. He has a job that requires lots of physical labor. He has the fastest metabolism in the world. He’s hungry. All. The. Time.(ILY babe)

Needless to say, we need this book.

Cookin’ Crunk: Eatin’ Vegan in the Dirty South

Vegan Crunk is one of the first blogs I started to follow. I drool over Bianca’s recipes and now I can make them too! Well, whenever the book hits shelves I can.

What books are you looking forward to getting this summer?