When beginning the adventure of plant-based living, I had not realized how many foods I had never eaten, heard of or prepared myself. Some of the things I have learned a long the way came from spending hours on google, wiki, youtube, facebook and countless blogs to figure out how to do stuff. Some things
Helping the new 2013 USA Boxing Elite Men’s Super Heavyweight National Champion become plant-strong last year is one of my proudest accomplishments. He’s a fine student, who doesn’t try to work the angles or find the loopholes. He follows the program and has made it work for him, in and out of the ring.
Life can get crazy busy sometimes.
Sometimes a little reset is necessary. Fresh foods, simple foods, flavored with herbs and spices, nothing processed, just whole, real, wholesome foods. How many different herbs have you tried to incorporate into your meals? Have you ever grown herbs on a windowsill or in your garden?Herbs are really easy to grow and can be just the thing
If I close my eyes, I can still see myself in my Nana’s kitchen. It’s breakfast time and I am up with the sun. I can smell the coffee brewing and the sound of the percolator bubbling. She always used a percolator so when I started drinking coffee in 1996, I did too. Strong dark
It’s March already! February was a busy month for the Mackey family. We kicked off February with a 28 Day Engine 2 Challenge at the Whole Foods Market in Overland Park, KS. We had such a great group of participants, so many already knee deep in plant-strong goodness, learning more each day to ensure their
This week I would like to introduce you to one of my plant-strong clients, Cam F Awesome. Cam is an amateur boxer, 8 time national champion, volunteer with the Big Brothers & Sisters program and champion for cancer prevention via plant based living. Cam and I met at his boxing gym in 2012 and shortly
So outside of E2, my blog, my work and my volunteer activities… I have a life
Though…my husband may argue that point
I love boxing, traveling and gardening.
We have a glorious urban garden, where we grow a variety of vegetables. Heirloom tomatoes are our favorite thing to grow. I love the feeling of freshly turned
If you know me at all, you know how I detest cardio.
Fitness in general for that matter.
I have had moments of like with a few things in the arena of exercise.
I really enjoy Bikram (hot) yoga.
I like riding a bike for transportation, but not for fitness.
There is a difference.
I don’t mind weight training.
I DETEST boot camp.
Each time I stroll through the produce department, a new meal idea is somewhere there, just waiting to be discovered. Could it be the fresh fennel waiting to grace a salad with it’s unique flavor? Paired with some farro maybe? Or is it the whole pineapple that is on sale waiting to be grilled with