About Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats

Alina first made a switch to a vegan diet in 2013 to optimize her athletic performance as a marathon runner. Being vegan eventually opened her eyes on the issues of animal welfare, environmental protection, human rights and feminism. Alina hopes that her blog will help its readers on their path to making this world a better place.

Veggie-Loaded Vegan Enchiladas Recipe – a Plant-Based Dinner to Warm Your Soul!

Plant-based vegan enchilada recipe with potato and veggie filling

5.0 01 Today I’m sharing my delicious new veggie-loaded vegan enchiladas recipe that just might leave you licking your plate clean 🙂 Better yet, these enchiladas are plant-based, contain no added oil, and are very satisfying! I haven’t seen a lot of enchilada recipes that call for a potato-based filling, but lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with potatoes, so that’s what I’m using for the base of these enchiladas. … Read the rest of the post

Weeks 12 and 13 of Marathon Training. My First Injury Scare.

0.0 00 As I am approaching Pensacola Marathon on November 10th, it’s time to make an update on how my training went in weeks 12 and 13. I can’t believe I’m only three weeks away from the race I’ve been preparing so hard for what seems like an eternity! And yes, if you’ve got an eternity to do something, you’ll inevitably go through some bad experiences. In my case – as well as … Read the rest of the post

Strawberry-Banana Pancakes – Gluten-Free Vegan Breakfast

0.0 00 …Aaaand I’m back from Seattle! The trip went great, as you can probably tell from all of my previous posts, but the one thing I missed the most from home was my own, fully stocked kitchen! Needless to say that as soon as we returned, I started cooking up a storm, and my first creation was this breakfast – Strawberry-Banana Pancakes that can be made gluten-free: These pancakes … Read the rest of the post

Beyond Seattle: Exploring Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass and Whidbey Island.

0.0 00 As our trip to Seattle, WA area is coming to an end, I’m going to continue sharing our experiences in this beautiful part of the country. Today my story is about exploring Fidalgo and Whidbey islands in the Puget Sound to the north of Seattle. Here’s one thing that I love about this area: you’ve got a large, eclectic city booming with activity, but if you drive just 10-20 minutes … Read the rest of the post

Adventures in Seattle, Wa., and Beyond. Pike Place Market. Sabra’s Mediterranean Food.

0.0 00 As you may know, I’ve spent the last couple weeks in Seattle, WA area. Naturally, there’s been a lot of traveling around and exploring the area, and discovering a lot of lovely places along the way. Today I’m going to talk about the legendary Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle – one of the oldest and most famous markets in the United States (and also the place where … Read the rest of the post

Healthy Vegan Lasagna with Mushrooms, Kale and Tofu

5.0 01 Today I’m sharing a fairly simple healthy vegan lasagna recipe that I came up with not long ago. Like most of my recipes, this version of lasagna has a lot of vegetables and no added oil. Lasagna is the ultimate Italian comfort food for a lot of us. Multiple versions of vegan lasagna recipes can be found online, and if you’ve switched to a plant-based vegan diet a … Read the rest of the post

Weeks 9,10,11 of Marathon Training. Staying on Track with Race Preparation when Traveling.

0.0 00 Wow – It’s been three weeks since the last update on my ongoing marathon training! It’s no wonder there’s been a pause: all of the traveling of the past couple weeks took its toll on my dedication… but all is not lost! Sure, I’ll admit that it’s been a challenge to stay on track with my training while hopping all over the continent from Florida to Georgia to South Carolina to … Read the rest of the post

Our Travels in the Southeast, Part 3: Charleston, SC

0.0 00 As you may know from my previous posts, a couple weeks ago we undertook a road trip along the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Coast to learn more about the history, architecture, and – of course! – vegan food of the region. Today I’m going to tell you about the wonderful city of Charleston, South Carolina, where we stayed for a couple days. We enjoyed exploring the historic downtown, took … Read the rest of the post

Black Bean-Potato Stew with Kale

Vegan Oil-free Black Bean-Potato Stew with Kale

0.0 00 Just before we left Alabama, I made this black bean and potato stew on a night I was craving something warm and comforting with no added oil. This dish turned out to be one of those one-pot wonders that don’t require a lot of attention an can be prepared well within an hour. I usually add kale to soups and stews in the last couple minutes of cooking (or … Read the rest of the post

Our Travels in the Southeast, Part 2: Savannah, GA

0.0 00 During our recent tour of the Atlantic coast from Northern Florida to South Carolina, we were lucky to spend a couple of days in the beautiful Savannah, Georgia. This was my first time visiting Savannah, and I absolutely fell in love with its architecture, history, and sweet southern charm! It was also helpful that we found good vegan-friendly restaurants to dine in. Click here to read my previous post … Read the rest of the post