About The Hearty Herbivore

It all started with an ice cream cone

In the Fall of 2011, while visiting my boyfriend in Nashville, Tennessee, I was eating an ice cream cone. It was the most glorious of all ice cream cones and I thought aloud, “I should start writing about how much I love food. I should start a food blog.”

I’ve been eating food for 21 years now, and I’ve been eating vegetarian/vegan food for about 6 years. I think this pretty much makes me an expert. At first, the idea of the blog was to eat out once a week and review the restaurants in the places I live and travel. (I frequent Nashville and live in Bloomington, Indiana). After my first review of that glorious ice cream cone, I realized…I really love to cook. This chain of events started The Hearty Herbivore.

The Hearty Herbivore, Enjoying a beverage in Chicago!

I now review restaurants and recipes and share my own original recipes.

So a little about me. I am currently and Arts Management student at Indiana University-Bloomington. I’m also minoring in Studio Art (Graphic Design). My main goal in life is to go into marketing for the music world. I’m a really big nerd (I took a Star Trek class once. I got a B) and if I wasn’t studying art, I’d be studying History.


Originally, I’m from a very small town (one stoplight!) in the Greater Cincinnati Area. I grew up on a beef farm, and no, that’s not why I’m a vegetarian. When I first became vegetarian, I really loved the idea of saving animals. Now, I still love saving animals, but I’m more just in love with the idea of eating healthy and fresh foods.


Join me in this food adventure by subscribing, following me on Twitter at @HeartyHerbivore and “liking” me on Facebook.

I hope you enjoy my blog, my sense of humor, my pictures, and my recipes and reviews

36 thoughts on “About The Hearty Herbivore

  1. Pingback: Apple-Pumpkin Muffins « The Hearty Herbivore

  2. Hello Hearty Herbivore,
    We love your blog and your dedication to all things delicious!
    The Beach House Kitchen has nominated you for a
    ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/).
    The Versatile Blogger Award is a great way of meeting other like-minded bloggers and getting folk to have a look at your pages (I believe it is known as β€˜traffic’).
    The rules for the Versatile Blogger are as follows:
    If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
    -Thank the person who gave you this award
    -Include a link to their blog
    -Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
    -Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
    -Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself
    Thats it!
    Congratulations and happy blogging,
    Lee and JaneX

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  4. You have a very cool blog! I am not a vegan but do eat vegan, cook & bake vegan 5x/ week! Come on over & check me out! πŸ™‚ Many greets from a foodie from Belgium! πŸ™‚

  5. Hello fantastic website! Does running a blog such as this require a massive amount
    work? I’ve virtually no expertise in computer programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject however I simply needed to ask. Many thanks!

  6. That picture of you with the popsicle is perhaps the cutest thing in the entire universe.

    Also, I’m glad that I just figured out this is a WordPress so I can FoLLoW yOu!

    Hope Nashville is great so far, and can’t wait to read more reviews and recipes from your summer! ❀ KB

  7. I’m excited I found this blog! I’m a vegetarian too and I’m always looking for more recipes to try! Looking forward to getting to know you!

  8. Hey, I like the story about how your blog came to be – simple and straight-forward. I also like the idea of your name – Hearty Herbivore – great imagery! Anyways, I’m enjoying clicking around and checking out your recipes, thanks!

  9. Great recipes! I need to diversify my recipes.
    I was a veggie until about 19 when I travelled to Africa! they did not understand vegetarian and just gave me less meet, then got my killing a goat so I gave in. It was ten years later when travelling in India I turned again, now happily veggie for about 3 years. So some good inspiration is welcome as i’m a cheap skate and don’t buy cookery books! I try to only eat seasonal and organic foods so will be looking in your history to get the right season for the UK.

    I might also ask the odd question as to what things are, as you guys sometimes call things by funny names, or do we who knows. Thanks!

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