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By now, I’m sure you’ve all bought Happy Herbivore’s new e-cookbook, right? Well if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? With recipes for foods like mojito cupcakes and citrus-glazed chickpeas, how could you not want to get your hands on this gem of a cookbook?

I’m not the best photographer, so my snapshots can’t do justice to Lindsay’s recipes. But just for kicks, I’ll show ya some pictures of two delectable recipes I tried out. I made a few changes in both recipes, as you’ll see below (because I just can’t seem to follow a recipe!), but I still attribute each recipe’s success to Lindsay, since I followed the basic gist and only used her listed ingredients, for the most part.

Recipe #1– Chana Palak Masala
The first time I tried this recipe, I decided to make it into a soup, and I used pinto beans because we had no garbanzos in the house. (Since then, I’ve made it many more times, and it’s equally delicious with the garbanzos.)

Quick and healthy, with the perfect amount of spiciness.

Recipe #2– Mojito Cupcakes (well, sorta)
My family wasn’t in a cupcake mood (shocking, I know). So I cut back a little on the sugar, omitted the icing, and baked the recipe in a cake pan. Voila– magnificent mojito bread! It made a great dessert, and my mom even enjoyed a slice with vegan butter the next morning for breakfast.

Pre-baking (yummy mush):

Post-Baking (light and fluffy):

Pre-“going into CCK’s stomach”:

Irish Soda Bread, meet your Mexican match!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Joanna says:

    It’s hard to believe anyone’s family not being in a cupcake mood!!!! Even if I’m not in the mood, just looking at a cupcake will make me want to eat it. Mojito cupcakes sound really interesting… mainly because I’ve never had anything with Mojito. haha

  2. aTxVegn says:

    You put just the right TexMex spin on those recipes!

    Your dogs sure are cute, dancing and/or sleeping.

  3. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    The mojito bread looks awesome! Brilliant things are created when CCV and HH put their cooking heads together. This post actually reminded to buy her cookbook, so I read the first sentence, went to her website, bought the book, and then went back to reading your blog. :) Hehe. I love that you made the Chana Palak Masala into a soup! Mmm. HH sent me some awesome muffins in the mail one time for winning a contest and they were scrumptious, so I really can’t wait to try out her e-book recipes!

  4. talieworld says:

    Yum! You just reminded me I need to buy the E-book to!

    I can’t wait to try out these recipes. :)

  5. Ricki says:

    I haven’t made the cupcakes yet (think I’ll stick to the original shape 😉 ), but the chocolate chip cookies were yummmm!

  6. eatingbender says:

    YUM! That mojito bread looks seriously awesome. And such a big slice, too! I’m all for baking things that yield extra large portion sizes :o)

  7. Vaala says:

    Oooo, that Masala looks delicious. Hungry now!

  8. sweetpotato says:

    Mojito cupcakes??! I’m convinced!

  9. lighterportions says:

    Mojito bread?! Cool! I like the twist you put on it, turning it into a lighter sweet treat rather than a hardcore dessert. Yummers!

  10. shelby says:

    Ooo I love the idea for the bread…I was just about to make those cupcakes too!

    I love HH’s cookbook, everything looks amazing

  11. aricarrot says:

    All of that looks really delicious! Ooh I should get the e-book.

    And that’s really awesome how you can change recipes and not end up with a disaster! Every time I try to follow a recipe, I mess up and end up with large gingerbread cake-type things instead of cookies. But those were still yummy so it was okay. 😀

  12. Animal-Friendly says:

    Mojito Bread? How awesome! I’m sure the recipe is also awesome as is in cupcake form. Every recipe in this e-book sounds great!

  13. Meg says:

    I’ll have to check out the e-book! Great pics and recipes!

  14. Lily Girl says:

    Mmmm Indian food *and* cupcakes (kinda) – YUM!!!

  15. lengslog says:

    Ohh that chana masala looks delicious!

  16. Sanja says:

    I like the idea of making brad with the cupcake recipe!

  17. Nikki Douglas says:

    These look so yummy. I wish I could cook Indian food. My Mom would love it but I usually just get frozen or those things in the vacuum sealed packages.

  18. Eric says:

    Ooh that Chana Palak Masala looks awesome!

  19. Lauren says:

    mm that masala looks amazing! i neeeed to get this e-cookbook, right now actually! haha i feel like that’s going to be a must make now recipe!

  20. Erin at says:

    I’m confused about your family. That’s weird. :)
    Love that mojito bread!

  21. Happy Herbivore! says:

    THANK YOU & I love that you made mojito bread!

  22. Gina says:

    not in a cupcake mood? i don’t think i’ve ever not been in the mood for cupcakes! great idea with the mojito bread!! can’t wait to order my copy 😀

  23. Liza Baker says:

    Hi – I found you via Vegalicious: what a treasure trove of links and info you have! Thank you – will explore your blog and links slowly, savoring each one.

  24. Bianca says:

    Yea! I bought the book but I haven’t tried anything yet. The Mojito cupcakes are up high on my list though. Love the bread idea! But I can’t resist a good frosting…of course, I’m sure you’re on cupcake overload after those last lovelies!

  25. Haley says:

    We would like to feature your mojito bread/cupcakes on our blog. Please email if interested. Thanks :)