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    Food for an Ultra Runner

    Food. We eat it for fun. We eat it to socialize. We eat it to feel better. We eat it to survive. As athletes, we eat it for fuel. And if you know me even a teeny tiny bit, you know that I love food. Wait, that’s an understatement. I LOVE food! No, not quite. Is there a word stronger than “love”? I [insert that word] food. Naturally, food has played a huge role over the course of my 100-miler training for Pinhoti. I have adopted a hybrid diet of eating vegan, plant-based meals on weekdays and Sunday, a Russian roulette of meals on Friday nights to strengthen my stomach during long runs the…

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    Do Vegans Fart More? And Other Diet Questions

    Thanksgiving week! The perfect time to talk about plants (this post is sponsored by turkeys). I’ve been a convenient vegan for almost a year and a half now. Long enough for me to know that while I can never completely give up my overflowing plates of BBQ and mac & cheese, I do prefer eating a plant-based diet. I get asked questions all the time about why I eat primarily vegan. Most questions are thoughtful and genuine; others are downright hilarious. So once and for all, I thought it’d be fun to compile the best ones for folks to refer to. Here we go: But why? I’ve learned that the…

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    Vegan Recipe Catchup Part Deux

    Did yesterday’s post make you hungry? No? Let me try again, only these eats have a bit more of a fall flair: Pumpkin-Pistachio Kale Fried Rice Bowl with Maple Tofu—This is the winning recipe of the batch. If you’re pressed for time, click the link, hit Print, and call it a day. The flavors were phenomenal, the maple tofu was out of this world, and I just about cried when I realized my food was over. Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup—Another perk of working at my fabulous job is talking to authors who are just as health-conscious as I am. Our outdoor cookbook author Laurie Ann March shared this…

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    Catching Up On Vegan Life

    I used to blog all about my delicious vegan recipes that I was trying. And then I got lazy with cooking and even lazier with blogging. I’m still vegetarian 90% of the time, but I’ve eaten my fair share of eggs and cheese over the past few months. And now it’s football season in the South, which means I devour any plate of BBQ that comes within my reach. But since I haven’t been running at all, I finally started to make an effort toward going primarily (minus smoked piglets) vegan. Because you can only burn so many calories by just being awesome. So here are some of my recent favorite…

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    May Vegan Eats

    Maybe I’m a day or twelve late with my vegan food post. My b. But the recipes were still cooked and consumed, so I’m going to share them with the blogging world. Polenta and beans—Are you craving carbs, have random things in your fridge, and very little time before your arm becomes your appetizer? This recipe is for you! Stupid easy to throw together, and it made for great leftovers the next day when the spices had all blended together. Quinoa vegetable salad—Ladies and gentlemen, we have the new summer potluck picnic winner! Colorful, healthy, perfect for passing around a blanket while downing a cold beverage Tomato and chickpea salad—Are you…

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    Vegan April Eats

    Lessons learned in April—moving and experimenting with new recipes (or cooking, period) do not go well together. Between having our kitchen all packed up and being too exhausted at the end of each night to do anything but collapse onto the couch, our meals were either pasta and sauce or McDonalds dollar menu at 1 a.m. Yes, I admit to that. And sometimes, I even enjoyed it. Gasp. Plus, we’re currently without Internet at the lofty loft. That makes blogging challenging, to say the least. So there you go—all of my excuses and dirty laundry from the past few weeks. But now that we’re slightly more settled, I’ve been enjoying my…