I’ve been boycotting animal products for almost a year now, and while it’s been rewarding, it’s also been a rollercoaster ride of internal dilemmas. It turns out being vegan means more than replacing your brie with Daiya and your chicken nuggets with Gardein chick’n. If I kill a cockroach, am I contradicting myself? Am I … More Reconsidering Veganism As A Passive Movement
I recently finished reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, which was an enlightening book on the choices we face as a society that has just about anything we could want to eat at our fingertips. We have an abundance of food options; when we walk down the aisle of a supermarket, there is a … More How “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” Made Me Reconsider The Way We Eat
A week or so ago, I was at happy hour with my team from work. The group ordered some wings and fries, and my veganism was inevitably brought up when the wings arrived and a coworker offered me some. When I politely declined, explaining I don’t eat meat, he asked if I was vegetarian. After … More What Would Happen If Everyone Was Vegan?
I thought I’d write a post about my diet since I know when I first started to seriously run I had no idea what to eat or how much I should be eating. And then, when I went vegan, I had to educate myself all over again on how to get the proper nutrition necessary … More A Day In The Life of A Vegan Runner’s Stomach
I’ve been vegan for about three months now, and while I love it for the most part, I’ve noticed there are a few concerns that I repeatedly think about. For example: When I see non-vegan food on TV that looks tasty, or if others are talking about something I don’t eat, like cheese, I often … More 3 Months Vegan: Trials and Tribulations
I’ve been eating sweet potatoes a lot– as in almost every single day– for the past month or so, which has led to quite a few sweet potato creations. I’ve done the basic baked sweet potato, roasted sweet potato coins, sauteed sweet potato, sweet potato in soup, etc. However, the one stand-out is definitely my … More Savory Snack: Spicy sweet potato fries & guacamole
Last Monday I ate a less than mediocre grilled chicken salad at Home Team Sports Bar in Orlando International Airport. Little did I know that this would be my last carnivorous supper. I decided to go from cheese-loving carnivore to plant-based vegan last week after watching the documentary ‘Vegucated.’ It was a pretty extreme and … More Going Vegan: Week One
Tomorrow is the last day of 2014. What an incredible year it has been– I studied abroad in Prague, traveled all around Europe, experienced an amazing internship in DC, trained for my first half marathon, made Dean’s List for the 7th time in a row, and got the second 4.0 of my college career! I … More Looking Back; Moving Forward