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.

Our Travels in The Southeast, Part 1: Amelia Island, FL, and Jekyll Island, GA

0.0 00 Outside of Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Fla A couple weeks ago I mentioned on Vegan Runner Eats Facebook page that I would be doing a lot of traveling in the following month. Here’s the deal: my husband Rob and I had planned a road trip-style vacation for the last week of September, during which we decided to travel the Atlantic coast from Amelia Island, Fla, to Charleston, SC. … Read the rest of the post

Eggplant Roll Ups with Black Bean-Potato Filling – Oil-Free Vegan Recipe

5.0 01 Eggplant roll ups are the kind of dish that looks quite fancy, yet can be made without putting in lots of effort. Today I’m sharing my vegan eggplant roll ups recipe that features a delicious and healthy potato-based stuffing, and can be easily made gluten-free by using tamari instead of soy sauce. I have to admit: not all of my recipe inventions come out great the first time … Read the rest of the post

Hearty Barley-Lentil Soup with Potatoes

0.0 00 A simple recipe for a comforting, hearty soup comes in very handy on those days when you’re pressed for time to cook dinner, and yet you’re in the mood for a warm, filling soup that tastes like you had to put a lot of effort into it. I tend to use lentils in soups quite often because they are filling and yet relatively quick-cooking – other kinds of … Read the rest of the post

A List of 10 Common Questions Newly Vegan Athletes Ask: Part 2 of 2.

0.0 00 Today  we continue with the list of questions that are most often asked by active people who are transitioning to a plant-based vegan diet. The answers to these questions can also be beneficial to established vegans who are interested in adding more exercise to their daily routine.  Our previous post with the first five questions and answers can be found here. Whether your idea of exercise consists of … Read the rest of the post

A List of 10 Common Questions (Newly) Vegan Athletes Ask: Part 1 of 2.

0.0 00 Whether you’ve followed a plant-based/vegan diet for a while and recently decided to get more active, or you’ve been athletic for some time and are thinking of switching to veganism, you’re likely to have some questions and concerns about how to do it right. Today’s post is going to cover 10 most commonly asked questions by newly vegan athletes. First of all, let me bring on some good … Read the rest of the post

Classic Vegan Steel Cut Oatmeal with Blueberries, Plus Week 8 of Marathon Training

0.0 00 Today’s recipe for vegan steel cut oatmeal is one of my favorite healthy vegan breakfasts. As I’m training for my second marathon as a vegan, it’s important for me to fuel with wholesome foods, and this vegan oats recipe is perfect for that. But first – I can’t believe that my marathon is only eight weeks away! Yes, setting any big goal (including running a decent marathon on … Read the rest of the post

Homemade BBQ Seitan, Served Three Ways

Vegan BBQ seitan recipe with homemade barbecue sauce

5.0 01 Today I’m going to talk about seitan – a wheat gluten-based meat substitute that’s very high in protein. If you’ve never tried making it at home, my recipe for BBQ seitan can be a good place to start. Seitan originates in Asian cuisine and can be very versatile in everyday vegan or vegetarian dishes. Seitan is pretty easy to make at home: if you make a batch, you … Read the rest of the post

Healthy Vegan Minestrone Soup with Kale

Healthy Vegan Minestrone Soup with Kale

0.0 00 Another heartwarming healthy vegan soup recipe is on today’s agenda. This vegan minestrone soup is as healthy as it gets, loaded with vegetables, beans, and lots of flavor. This version of minestrone soup is relatively simple and quick (don’t be scared by the long list of ingredients!), and you can customize it by using different vegetables and their amounts. FYI: In modern Italian language, there are three words … Read the rest of the post

Think You Have No Time to Exercise? Think Again!

0.0 00 In this day and age, the importance of exercise in our life is hardly a secret. Yet so many of us still find it hard to incorporate working out into our daily routine. The main excuse? Lack of time! Are we all doomed to be unhealthy, tired, and overwhelmed, or is there a way out? Every now and then this happens to me: I meet new people, and when they … Read the rest of the post

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe from Scratch: Easy, Delicious, and Healthy

How to make homemade peanut butter from scratch

5.0 01 Today I’d like to share my homemade peanut butter recipe that’s been our go-to lately. Making your own peanut butter is a good way to make sure it’s always fresh, plus you get to control the ingredients! A few months ago I brought home a two-pound bag of raw, locally grown peanuts. I wanted to make homemade peanut butter, but didn’t exactly know where to start. Searching the … Read the rest of the post