Smoothie Time

Spring is officially coming at us this week! Consider celebrating the arrival of a fresh new season filled with green, by springing for plants—eat vegan for an entire day.  There’s still time to join the masses in making an official pledge to eat plant-based this Friday, March 20, via Meatout.org. Since 1985, this international Meatout event has helped raise…

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vega sport

I know I’ve sounded off quite frequently this summer about surviving the heat, but it’s certainly been a hot one. Thanks to Vega’s Fuel Your Better campaign, despite the heat, I’ve been able to improve my fueling regime this summer, and focus on asking myself a single question: “What’s holding you back from better?” Along with helping me answer this question…

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Recipes

Sure, there are countless vegetables you can eat at any given moment in time. While eating any vegetable is better than eating no vegetable at all, seasonal varieties growing in your region are your absolute best bets. Currently here in Florida, it’s the season for nutrient rich root and cruciferous vegetables and leafy greens. Here’s a quick…

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Hydration

By default, I’m an anxious human. When not in check, my subconscious mind has the ability to get the best of me. And if I’m not careful—I’m in deep before I even realize. At that point, it can be a steep uphill climb to move beyond the bundle of nervous energy that has come crashing down on…

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On the Run

I’ve always wanted to embark upon a road trip to see parts of the U.S. I’ve never seen. This desire has grown stronger in the past handful of years, and there were a couple of times I almost made it happen, but didn’t… until last month. A few weeks ago Andrew and I said yes to the opportunity…

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Runcation

When the topic of this year’s Pensacola Double Bridge Run originally came up in conversation, I assumed the race was either the same weekend as the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (just like it was last year), or pretty close. Regardless, I went ahead and wrote it off as a “no go” for me,…

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Vegan on the Run | Fueled by Plants. Driven by an Active Lifestyle.

Things tend to fall to pieces before they come together. Then suddenly, the growing pains sprout new blooms. My life has been and remains a testament to this cycle, and probably will be as long as I live, or at least, as long as I continue to challenge my own existence. At the beginning of June, I turned 28, officially accepted a…

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Lifestyle

And then suddenly, in a flash, we are already a month deep into 2016. How can it be? I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a difficult time starting this year. Throughout the final days of 2015, I found myself surrounded by stories of people I know personally, hurting deeply. I saw sadness and despair.…

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2014 June

Depending on where you live, chances are you may already be dealing with some high temperatures. In my current location of Northwest Florida, like many places across the Southeast U.S., it felt like we went from winter to summer in a flash, virtually skipping all but a hint of spring. And now that summer is…

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Appetizers

Baba Ghanoush [pronounced BahBuh Guh Noosh here in the South] is a rich, savory eggplant dip—one I am openly obsessed with. Yet I always assumed it was way too much trouble to make on my own. Shame on me for assuming. Last week, I finally decided to give Baba Ghanoush a fair shot and craft my own easy rendition using this homegrown…

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