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As many of you know, thanks to Whole Foods, I was able to attend the Food Network's Wine & Food Festival here in New York City. It was a foodie star-studded event! We saw, among others, Gail Simmons, fellow NYer Rocco DiSpirito and the gorgeously fabulous Alicia Silverstone. Alicia had her very own cooking demonstration (in a viking kitchen! ugh! jealous!) where she talked about the health benefits of a whole foods vegan diet and made recipes from her ...
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Yes, yes, we all know how much I love my mock tuna recipe. I really need someone to stage an intervention. or something. The one thing that I don't like about my tuno salad, however, is that it runs out faster than I'd like. Result? I decided to add a little this and a little that to make the tuno go farther. I'm quite glad I did because the veggies really do transform this tuna into something ...

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Most sweet potato soups are flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, making them very reminiscent of butternut squash and pumpkin soups. That's tasty & all, but I wanted to warm things up a bit with a curry. The key here is to slowly roast the sweet potato in your oven. This allows the natural sugars to crystallize which really helps brings out the rich, sweet potato flavor. The nutty flavor and texture of the wild rice adds the perfect ...

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Scott used to love breakfast sandwiches in his pre-vegan days so he's been pestering me to make the "egg" macguffin recipe in Vegan Comfort Food. The recipes calls for pre-made sausage patties and I knew I wanted to use Gimme Lean but was dreading trying to mold it into patties. If you're unfamilar with Gimme Lean let me be the first to sing its praises to you. Not only is it a vegan meat substitute, it's fat-free ...

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Normally I don't do too many interviews on Happy Herbivore, but since its the vegan Month of Food (MoFo) I thought I'd break the mold a little. I had the chance to sit down and talk with Laura Gruen, who happens to be the older sister to my best friend Jim, about her work as a cardiologist and her recent switch to a vegan diet. Here's what she had to say:

So you're a cardiologist, did ...

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