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If you've scoped out HH's new e-courses, you may have seen Philip's testimony for the Balanced Nutrition e-course.

"I lost 20 more pounds, for a total of 60, since I took your course 2 months ago. Your diet plan rocks!!" - Philip C.

Today, Philip is talking with us about his weight-loss and motivations for adopting a plant-based (vegan) diet.

HH: So Philip, what made you take HH's Balanced Nutrition e-course and go plant-based?

Philip: Well ...

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Normally I try to keep Happy Herbivore neutral; leaving politics and activism for other, more appropriate places, than a humble food blog. However, today I'm breaking that rule to participate in Blog Action Day 2010 -- an iniative to help spread awareness about the worldwide water crisis.

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water.

To put that number in perspective, there are only 307 million people living in the United States and only 6.7 billion people living ...

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It's been a long time since I've posted a restaurant review of any kind, no? I guess that's because Scott & I haven't been traveling (or eating out) as much this past year. A sign I have been way too busy? Perhaps. But that's how I like it!

Anyway, the stars aligned this week and I was able to meet JL and experience a new NYC vegan restaurant with her -- V-Note. Plus, this place had ...

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Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Quick-Fix Meals

Some days you're just not in the mood to cook and you need something fast, healthy and satisfying. Here are my top 10 no-fuss meals. (Don't tell anyone, but we eat all of these weekly!)

  1. Tofu Scramble
  2. Loaded Nachos
  3. Black Bean & Salsa Soup
  4. Hawaiian Teriyaki Chickpeas
  5. Mock Tuna Salad
  6. Portobello Steaks
  7. Veggie Biscuit Pot Pie
  8. Bean & Yam Burritos
  9. Chickpea Tacos
  10. Banana or Blueberry Pancakes

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Today's inspirational interviewee is our youngest starlet yet. At just 15, Bethany changed (and saved!) her own life when she changed her diet. The story of Bethany's strength and dedication to healing herself will surely inspire us all.

HH: First, the million dollar question: How long have you been vegan?

Bethany: Three years.

HH: How did you first hear about veganism? I mean, when I was 12, I was still playing with Barbie dolls. I wasn't exactly tuned ...

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