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All About Moringa

All About Moringa






What is Moringa? Moringa oleifera is currently enjoying a bit of a spotlight moment in the superfood world, and deservedly so. In the world of superfoods, moringa deserves a top spot. It has been a staple of traditional medicine for over 4,000 years, and Ayurvedic […]

My 5 Favorite Podcasts

My 5 Favorite Podcasts






1. Fearless Rebelle Radio  Summer Innanen’s podcast and website have helped me more than any other resource to overcome body image issues and disordered eating behavior. Listening to Fearless Rebelle Radio is largely responsible for my ability to see my body for what it is capable […]

Vegan Paleo

Vegan Paleo






Vegan Paleo The vegan movement has been growing rapidly. Whether it be due to environmental, animal welfare, or other issues, more and more people are gravitating toward a plant-based way of eating. This includes paleo dieters who, like me, have been inundated with messages saying that […]

Plantain Pancakes

Plantain Pancakes






Over the past year, I have developed a serious love for plantains. They are the perfect combination of starchy and sweet and offer an amazing texture to a variety of dishes. They make an exceptionally creamy vegan ice cream, far surpassing bananas in both flavor […]

Food is Not the Enemy

Food is Not the Enemy






From a young age, many of us have been inundated with warnings about eating too much food. Women, in particular, are constantly bombarded from all directions with ‘tips’ on how to eat less. Whether it be avoiding certain foods, finding ways to feel more full […]

From Paleo to Plant-Based: 5 Steps

From Paleo to Plant-Based: 5 Steps






5 Steps to Transition from Paleo to a Plant-Based Diet I followed a strict paleo diet for about three years before making the decision to move toward a plant-based vegan diet. I’ve written before about my motivation for transitioning away from paleo and about the […]

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 […]