What a Vegan Marathoner Eats on a Long Run Day for Best Performance and Optimal Recovery

What a vegan marathoner eats on a long run day for best performance and optimal recovery

Ever since I started this blog, one of the most popular search terms that people ask Google before it sends them to this site has been ‘What a vegan marathoner eats’. I can see the interest because both running and veganism are becoming more mainstream, especially after successful vegan runners like Scott Jurek have spoken about their diet as a huge enhancer to their performance. I personally have noticed that … Read the rest of the post

Ten Mindset Changes I’ve Had After Being Vegan for a Year

(This post is part two of a 2-part series celebrating my Veganniversary. See part 1 here.) As you remember, in my previous post I summed up a few changes in my health since I went vegan a little over a year ago. Today’s post is about the changes that I believe to be even more important than the physical ones –my vegan mindset changes. Why do I think that the … Read the rest of the post

5 Physical Benefits of Being Vegan: What I’ve Noticed After a Year of Following a Vegan Diet

[lmt-post-modified-info] (This post is part one of a two-post series celebrating my Veganniversary. See part 2 here.) You know how sometimes we get caught in a whirlwind of things suddenly happening to us, and we forget something important? Last month I started a new job, started the new  Everyday Heroes series here on the blog, continued to explore the beautiful Northwestern Washington – and in the meantime, completely forgot that May … Read the rest of the post

Homemade is Better! 10 Delicious Ideas for Homemade Versions of Everyday Vegan Kitchen Staples

How to make homemade vegan staples

Cooking at home may be more labor-intensive than, say, picking up the phone and ordering takeout. But if we want to know exactly what goes into our meals, then making our own food at home is the way to go. Plus, let’s not forget that homemade food is always better! 🙂 This is why today I’d like to share a list of 10 homemade vegan kitchen staples that not only … Read the rest of the post

How to Be a Soy Free Vegan: Useful Tips and Food Substitutions. Vegan Kitchen Simplified Series

Once again, welcome to the Vegan Kitchen Simplified series! Today I’d like to share a few tips for switching to a soy free vegan diet. While soy remains a polarizing subject among healthy eating specialists, you’ll see that cutting it out of your plant-based diet is not very complicated if you choose to do so. Whenever I have a conversation with non-vegan people about our respective diets, I often hear from them the … Read the rest of the post

Carbohydrates or Fat: Which One Makes Us Pack On the Weight?

Ever since I developed an interest for nutrition, I’ve had so much contradictory information pass through my brain that I’m surprised that my head hasn’t yet exploded. Fat doesn’t make us fat, carbohydrates do! – Carbs are good, eat more of them for more energy! – Olive oil is good for your heart! – Cut out all oil for better health! These days, it’s easy for an average person to get confused while trying … Read the rest of the post

10 Healthy Plant-Based Food Combinations to Maximize the Benefits of Your Plant-Based Vegan Diet

A few months into my near-constant research of the plant-based vegan diet I figured out a way to make my diet even better with a few easy and healthy plant-based food combinations. Since I was constantly on the lookout for ways to eat healthier, I was glad to find out that we can bring out the health potential of some foods by combining them with certain other foods (I’m going beyond the protein-combining … Read the rest of the post

Why Low-Carb Diets Have It Wrong

Have you noticed that in the past few years low-carbohydrate diets have become very popular? We can open just about any popular health-related magazine and see recipes and articles targeted to the followers of low-carb lifestyle. We often hear about this or that celebrity dropping lots of weight on a strict Atkins diet. TV shows invite ‘experts’ that give you advice on how to cut more carbohydrates out of your diet: I … Read the rest of the post

White Potatoes – A Nutritional Powerhouse That’s Seriously Underrated. Plus: Why Potatoes Are Not Fattening.

I never get tired saying that potatoes are one my favorite vegetables: I cook them at home a few times a week, plus I’ve featured a number of recipes with potatoes on this blog. White potatoes were a big part of my menu while I was training for a marathon last November, and later during my running streak that lasted from Thanksgiving till New Year’s Day. So whenever I hear someone declaring that a white … Read the rest of the post

First Steps When Going Vegan: Where to Start, What to Expect, and How to Stick with It

Your action plan for going vegan in a healthy and sustainable way: where to start, what to expect, and how to stick to it. Read the rest of the post