Trust The Struggle

Although it still seems surreal, exactly a week ago today, I was running my first full marathon—the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee. “You ran a marathon today!” yelled a lady in the crowd, while jumping up and down and pointing her finger at me as I was running down the final hill, and making the turn…

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Wheaty Meaty Chicken Salad

Since I ended up with quite a few shredded carrots and spring onions on hand following my Thai-Infused Peanut Surprise, it seemed fitting to put them to good use, and pull together something I’ve had a craving for lately—mock chicken salad. But wait a second, how can it be chicken salad without the chicken? I thought you might ask.…

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Earth Day, Every Day

In case you missed it, yesterday was Earth Day—a designated time to reflect on the natural world we live in, and consider the steps we individually and collectively can take to preserve our surroundings, by practicing acts of protection, concern, and respect. For me personally, Earth Day is a time to reflect on the meaning of two things…

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Thai-Infused Peanut Surprise

What do you cook when you are visiting someone afar and working out of a foreign kitchen that is less than stocked with any bare necessities, much less extra goodies, and you’ve volunteered to prepare a vegan dinner for a group of four that has quickly grown to be seven? I just so happened to be greeted with this welcomed…

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Cream “Cheese” with a Kick

No dinner party is complete without a log of cream cheese with juicy jam on top. So why not make it vegan, and take the opportunity to blow a few minds while you’re at it? If you’re party-bound and looking to bring an appetizer along with you that is delightfully sweet and spicy, and takes virtually no…

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Strawberry Quinoa Salad

Nothing adds a touch of spring to a salad, like strawberries. Although I enjoy slicing up these reds and pairing them with spinach on a regular basis, I also enjoy changing things up and mixing them with one of my favorite foods—quinoa, which also happens to be a wonder seed of goodness. INGREDIENTS 1 cup dry quinoa (yields 3…

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Running How You Feel

Last Saturday I headed up to Atlanta to reunite with my running partner Martha so that we could embark on the longest run of our marathon training together. Our terrain of choice for this endeavor was the Silver Comet Trail. This paved trail starts in Smyrna, Ga., just minutes away from downtown Atlanta, and spans 61.5 miles to the Georgia/Alabama…

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Tofu Scramble

I grew up loving breakfast for dinner. At the time, it felt a bit like living on the edge. As an adult, I must confess I still feel slightly rebellious indulging on tofu scrambles at night. Perhaps that’s why I love doing so. Either way, this simple and easy tofu scramble recipe is a 10-15 minute quick fix…

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2014 March 28

I grew up loving breakfast for dinner. At the time, it felt a bit like living on the edge. As an adult, I must confess I still feel slightly rebellious indulging on tofu scrambles at night. Perhaps that’s why I love doing so. Either way, this simple and easy tofu scramble recipe is a 10-15 minute quick fix…

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St. Augustine Spring Break

Seriously, who knew America’s oldest city was so good to the vegans? (Now this vegan does!) Little did I know when I whisked myself off on a solo expedition to the opposite end of my Florida home state for the weekend to give myself a “Spring Break” of sorts, and enjoy the company of another, I would be driving straight…

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