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Today's inspirational interviewee, Matt, is the wonderful husband to Natala, our first inspirational interviewee! Matt's major (and unbelievable!) uphill battle going vegan is one that will certainly inspire us all. Matt's interview is also going to be broken into a two part series. Today, we'll talk about Matt's health, his struggles and later victories while next week well talk with him about going vegan... as a dude.

HH: First the million dollar question: How long ...

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The Happy Herbivore Meetups have been going great and I've really enjoyed the HH Meetups here in NYC! Last night was the third Happy Herbivore NYC meetup and we had a lovely rooftop vegan wine and cheeze par-tay! Through the Happy Herbivore Meetups I've had the chance to meet some terrific ladies who have quickly become good friends of mine. I encourage everyone to join or start a HH meetup in their area. Meetups are a great way ...
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My obsession with cinnamon buns runs deep. Although I've created a killer fat-free whole-wheat vegan cinnamon bun recipe to scratch the itch when it needs scratching; it's not exactly instant... or practical on a busy weekday morning. Smoothies, however, are my favorite answer to breakfast and today I combined the two for an amazing cinnamon experience!

Also be sure to try HH's Peanut butter Cup, Oatmeal Cookie, Pumpkin Pie & Neapolitan Smoothie recipes!

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The other day I asked HH's FB fans, "How do YOU make a salad go from ordinary to extraordinary?" and through this discussion several people inquired about how you make salad dressing without oil or fat.

Here are my tips & tricks plus a no-fail quick recipe:

1. squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over your salad

2. add fresh fruit (or dried fruit) for added flavor instead of a dressing

3. experiment with fat-free balsalmic vinaigrettes

4. substitute tofu ...

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Admittedly, I hate yogurt commercials. I tend to scream things like "healthy? they have more sugar than a can of coke!" and "oh, yeah something intended to turn a calf into a 400lb cow is going to make you skinny!" 

But then something hit me the other night... I thought to myself, "you know, I should do that to tofu!" Channeling my eggnog banana parfaits that were in vegetarian times, I decided to make a sinless key lime pie ...

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