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Vegan Backpacking Foods

Vegan Backpacking Foods






Backpacking season is rapidly approaching, and I’m itching to get out into the woods. Now that I have transitioned almost completely to a whole food plant-based diet, I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favorite vegan backpacking foods.

Evolving Food Views

Evolving Food Views






For many of us, the path that brought us to the way of eating that is best for each of our individual bodies (in this moment) is a winding one. And that winding path often garners criticism. I know it did for me. In transitioning […]

Vegan Blueberry Plantain Ice Cream

Vegan Blueberry Plantain Ice Cream






This recipe is ridiculously simple. So simple it almost shouldn’t even be called a recipe. But I love it and I eat it almost daily, so here it is!

Quitting Paleo

Quitting Paleo






I spent the majority of my life until the age of 22 as a vegetarian or vegan. My primary motivation was concern for animals, particularly those raised conventionally on factory farms. Even eating ethically raised meat has been challenging for me, as I have always […]

Paleo or Plant-Based? 6 Reasons They are More Similar than You Might Think

Paleo or Plant-Based? 6 Reasons They are More Similar than You Might Think






There seems to be a bit of an ongoing, if somewhat subdued, battle between paleo and plant-based dieters. On some level, I understand the disagreement. At face value, it seems obvious that the paleo diet, which promotes an ancestral diet based on meat and vegetables, would […]

Turkey and Avocado Collard Wraps

Turkey and Avocado Collard Wraps






These wraps are by far my favorite lunch for a day-hike. They are simple, easy to put together, aren’t too messy, and give me my veggie fix out on the trail. The wraps also make a great lunch on a full day of work or […]

Garlic and Rosemary Ground Beef

Garlic and Rosemary Ground Beef






As much as I love cooking, there are a lot of days during the week that I don’t have the energy to think up creative multi-step meals. My solution is to have a few go-to meals that taste great and are versatile. My favorite right […]

Beet Brownies (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, tree nut-free, vegan)

Beet Brownies (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, tree nut-free, vegan)






For the first several months after I began the autoimmune protocol, I completely avoided baking. Not because I dislike it. I actually really really enjoy baking. But it’s really discouraging to repeatedly try a recipe only to have it come out inedible every single time. Not […]

Curried Pumpkin and Beef Soup

Curried Pumpkin and Beef Soup






I was at my parents’ house the other night and they were making beef chili for dinner. Feeling a bit jealous of their nightshade-filled stew, I decided to experiment with my own version. My mom grew some awesome pie pumpkins over the summer, so I […]

Resistant Starch

Resistant Starch






What is Resistant Starch? Resistant starch (RS) a type of carbohydrate that isn’t readily digestible. It is generally thought to pass through the small intestine undigested, making it to the large intestine where it is slowly fermented. Once in the large intestine, it feeds bacteria […]