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No Meat Athlete Marathon Road Map Meals, Days 5-7

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No Meat Athlete Marathon Road Map Meals, Days 5-7 This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. I'm eating the first week of a two-week meal plan from the No Meat Athlete Marathon Roadmap 3.0 this week. My marathon is April 27, but I started the 2-week "get ready for the race" plan a week early so...

No Meat Athlete Marathon Road Map Meals, Days 1-2

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No Meat Athlete Marathon Road Map Meals, Days 1-2 This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. So my next marathon — the Nashville Rock & Roll Marathon — is April 27! I'm using the No Meat Athlete marathon roadmap 3.0 training plan, and it includes a 2-week meal plan to try during the lead-up to the...

Tofu & Muffins & Juice & Burgers!

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Tofu & Muffins & Juice & Burgers! This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. I met my friend Stephanie for lunch last Friday at Phuong Long, and I ordered the BEST THING ON THE MENU — Tofu Salt & Jalapeno. This is basically salt-and-pepper tofu, a traditional Vietnamese dish, but it's listed as "tofu salt &...

Bowls & Biscuits!

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Bowls & Biscuits! This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. I stopped by the Cooper Young Farmers Market on Saturday morning and picked up a Blackeyed Pea Sausage Biscuit from the Lulu's booth! Added some berry jam when I got home and devoured it. Perfection.The special for Thursday at the cafe at Crosstown Arts, where I work,...

A Few Words on How to Cook Artichokes

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A Few Words on How to Cook Artichokes This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. This is a primer on how to cook artichokes – if you’re going to invest the time into cooking artichokes, you want them to be fantastic. Spring is the time I tend to cook them once or twice a week. And,...

Carla Lee’s Nut Tacos

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Carla Lee's Nut Tacos This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. I've been seeing these Carla Lee's Nut Tacos — and other Carla Lee's vegan nut-based meats — in the freezer section at grocery stores forever. But they were a little too pricey for me (close to $7 for a box with two servings), so I've...

Vegan Brats! Philly Wraps! Curry Tofu Salad!

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Vegan Brats! Philly Wraps! Curry Tofu Salad! This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. RP Tracks, a college bar by the University of Memphis, has always been super vegan-friendly (even way back when I first went vegan in 2004!). They are, after all, the home of world-famous BBQ Tofu Nachos. But they just expanded their vegan...

Papa Crunk’s 65th Birthday

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Papa Crunk's 65th Birthday This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. My dad, better known on here as Papa Crunk, turns 65 on Wednesday! But since I live an hour away, it made more sense for me to go home and celebrate this past weekend. Paul and I drove over to Jonesboro yesterday after a 10-mile...

Ten Turmeric Boosted Recipes + Giveway

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Ten Turmeric Boosted Recipes + Giveway This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. Turmeric fans, this is for you.  I’m teaming up with @diasporaco for a GIVEAWAY of a year’s supply of my favorite turmeric. That’s FOUR jars of vibrant, potent, organically farmed, single-origin turmeric grown in Andhra Pradesh, India with a 4.7% curcumin content. TO PARTICIPATE:...

Cookbook Review: Plant-Based Meats

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Cookbook Review: Plant-Based Meats This article is for information only and doesn't call for any action. I've gravitated more toward a whole food-based diet over the past couple years, but if you knew me back in the day, I was a diehard "plant meat & potatoes" kinda vegan. I ate lots of vegan meat substitutes, both storebought and homemade. I still...