Happy Herbivore Blog

I interviewed Dr. Laura Gruen, an interventional cardiologist, in October 2009 shortly after she'd adopted a vegan diet. Many readers expressed an interest in following-up with Laura after she'd been a vegan for a few months. With February being Heart Health month, it seemed only fitting to follow-up with Laura now. So, without further a do...

HH: So Laura, you've been vegan for a few months now. Have you noticed any changes in your body?
I definitely ...

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Today is an exciting day for me -- today I'm sending my "manuscript" (a.k.a. my completed cookbook) to my editor. I'm still tieing up a few loose ends (a few photos need to be reshoot, nutritional information on a few recipes still needs to be calculated...) but for the most part, I'm done.

I still can't believe it. It feels like just yesterday I was signing the dotted line and this whole thing was becoming ...

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My life is playing much like a broken record. Cook food. Take photos of said food. Rinse and repeat.

The cookbook is almost finished --- the recipes are written (I surpassed my 200 goal, 213 recipes to be exact!) & now I'm just busy taking photos. I've been working on veganizing a family recipe for you in the meantime & I hope to have that up some time this week. I also have about 12 books and cookbooks I ...

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The cookbook has kept me tied up, I know. I kept saying I'd make it up to you -- and I hope I have with this awesome recipe. I'm using VeganDad's photo because it's fantastic and really shows off how well these nuggies hold up to the real thing! 

vegan chicken nuggets

These nuggets taste like a chicken nugget but are made with beans, wheat and TVP -- sooo awesome! They're crispy, too -- making it feel like you're ...

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Thank you to everyone who participated! There were some clear favorite healthy snacks among the comments: dried fruits, almond butter, peanut butter, fresh fruit, baby carrots and frozen bananas/banana "ice cream." I'm partial to pure dried fruit (no added sugar or fat), particularly dried mango, which is my all-time favorite treat and snack. I also love fresh fruit and young coconut water.
I admit I was surprised not to see more entries for marketed snack foods like larabars ...

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