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Here are some of the meals you can expect to eat on this weeks meal plan:

- Pumpkin Muffins
- Black Bean Soup
- Portobello Steak & Mashed Potatoes
- Filling Fajitas
- Chickpea Taco Salad
- Breakfast Burritos
- Aztec Corn Soup
- Hummus Veggie Wraps
- Pumpkin Oatmeal

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Teriyaki Noodles -- my new fave recipe -- Dinner on Day 3!

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"The recipes are easy to make and so yummy! I've bought the plan two different times now and absolutely love it. If ...

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I'm so very excited to introduce Nicole, the newest intern at Happy Herbivore. 

Nicole's handy work is cropping up everywhere already. She's reshooting some of the photos for blog recipes -- like this one for HH's 3-ingredient Butternut Squash Soup:

and she's the wizz behind all our new merch! Nicole has designed mugs, bumperstickers, buttons and other cool "Herbie" swag. Check it out!

and so you can get to know her a little bitter, Nicole wrote ...

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My techniques will teach you how to cook without oil and help you lighten up any savory recipe that calls for oil, butter, creamy or other fatty ingredients.

Tip #1: Saute in Water or Broth

Most recipes begin with sauteing onions or garlic in oil. To make the dish low-fat, cook onions, garlic or other ingredients in water, vegetable broth or vinegar over high heat. Start with 1/4 cup of liquid, adding more as necessary to prevent sticking and ...

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Math in the kitchen is fun!

Over the weekend I taught a couple virtual cooking lessons (they're always a blast!). At the start of one lesson, my student said to me, "I'm so embarrassed but my little daughter has hidden my measuring cups and spoons -- I gave them to her to play with and all I've retrieved is the 1 tbsp... I guess we need to cancel?"

I said not so fast -- I sometimes cook with only ...

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"When people ask me why I moved out to California I simply respond "because I wanted to." I've learned that there's a small subset of socially acceptable reasons for moving across the country - family, job, business opportunity - and "because I want to" is not included in that set. It just showed me how rare it is to live intentionally, but how powerful it is once you let go of the "right reasons" and follow your own path" - Laura ...

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