Happy Herbivore Blog

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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Today's inspirational interviewee came by popular request. As a raw food chef who beat colon cancer, Chef Aj is sure to inspire us all to eat a bit healthier than we already do!

HH: First, the million dollar question. How long have you been vegan and what made you go vegan?

In September it will be 33 years. I would have done it sooner but my mom wouldn't let me go vegan until I left home. It started ...

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In Episode 5 of "Healthy Options with the Happy Herbivore" Lindsay show's her #1 secret for getting kids to eat their veggies! These rich, chocolate and moist muffins are so healthy -- but good for you! You'll never be able to tell they also have a full serving of veggies! Shredded zucchini really is the "secret" ingredient!

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From the moment the temperatures heat up, my desire to cook and create recipes falls to the wayside. This appears to be especially true this summer since our tiny New York City apartment feels hot as hell, even with a window air conditioning unit.

My normal "it's too hot to cook" stand-by recipes like tofu scramble with garden vegetables, hawaiian bbq teriyaki chickpeas, salsa chickpea lettuce wraps and portobello steaks have also become undesirable since they involve using the ...

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