Off the Shelf Veg Cookbook Report: The Happy Herbivore

To keep the cookbooks in circulation, I've committed to trying at least one new recipe a week from a new source.

Last night was bitterly cold at the bus stop, so a warming soup seemed just the thing. The Happy Herbivore offered this very doable, good-looking stew, African Kale and Yam Soup. (Lindsay Nixon's schtick is fat-free and low-fat vegan recipes.)

I used hot Chimayo chili and a medium yellow curry and eliminated the red pepper. Oh, yes, and added demon salt to taste. It was sweet and spicey and savory and satisfying and muy caliente--in a good way.

I could see this going into regular winter rotation. Definitely impressed and will be trying more of Ms. Nixon's delicacies.

Enjoy.