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.
Every now and then I try out a new recipe, and it becomes an instant hit in our house. For that to happen, two things need to come together: great flavor + an easy preparation method. Today’s easy vegan Buffalo Tofu sandwich meets both of those criteria – in fact, it’s so easy to make that I considered it a “non-recipe” and didn’t even think of sharing it here on … Read the rest of the post →
Believe it or not, this month marks 5 years since I went vegan! Back in May of 2013, I was both excited and scared to make my big switch. The thought of giving up some of my favorite foods was a bit overwhelming, but I knew that overall I was making a good decision for my health, the wellbeing of animals and the environment. Little did I know that I … Read the rest of the post →
I’ve been wanting to share more recipes here on the blog, but lately I’ve been struggling to find time (and often inspiration) for developing new recipes. When you’ve got an active 7 month-old baby on your hands, you often resort to quick, tried-and-true recipes when making dinner. I was recently making one of my favorite easy vegan pasta recipes – today’s vegan Balsamic Pasta – and I wondered why I … Read the rest of the post →
Whatever your preferred form of exercise, there comes a point where just showing up gets increasingly difficult and you start avoiding the gym, the track, or the pool. The stress of the daily grind, hectic schedules and less than stellar eating habits may lead to low energy levels, thus preventing you from lacing up. But even if you are on top of your schedule and are eating well, another reason … Read the rest of the post →
Earlier this month baby J turned 6 months old. While on one hand I’m amazed that she’s been a part of our lives for half a year already (time flies!), on the other hand, I can’t believe it’s been ONLY six months because it surely has felt like eternity at times. I am going to be totally honest here. When I first got pregnant, I was very excited that my … Read the rest of the post →
Hi all! We recently got a chance to travel to the beautiful Orcas Island – the biggest among the San Juan islands located in the northwestern corner of Washington state just before you cross the waters to Canada. So today I’m sharing our experience with exploring this beautiful area and finding vegan food on Orcas Island. I’m not sure if anybody has ever called the San Juan islands the Northern … Read the rest of the post →
This is a guest post by Rachel Watson. There are many stereotypes that people have about vegans, yet there are so many benefits to be gained by having the whole family become vegan. If your family is considering making a switch towards veganism, I’d like to explore three main reasons for going vegan: compassion for animals, health benefits, and caring for the environment. Compassion for Animals As parents, we teach … Read the rest of the post →
Even though health-minded, “all-natural” people are sometimes called “crunchy” or “granola”, I’ll admit that I’ve never made my own granola at home before until recently. I just thought that it was too much of a hassle, or I’d always miss an important ingredient in my pantry if I came across an interesting-looking recipe. Then the other day I decided to give it a try with this tropical granola recipe – … Read the rest of the post →
If there’s one thing I wish I’d fully realized before my baby J was born, it’s how much her birth would divide my life into “before” and “after”. And that the “after” would bring on a turmoil of feelings and experiences that I’ve never had before. Parents-to-be hear plenty of cliché’d talk about ‘love at first sight’ and ‘you’ll never sleep again’, but there are some things about life with … Read the rest of the post →
Welcome to Vegan Runner Eats! My name is Alina, and I write about easy and delicious plant-based food, vegan parenthood, and staying fit and healthy as a mom. Click here to find out more about me and this blog!