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Ami Mackey
Ami Mackey is a food coach at Engine 2 Extra and has been plant-strong since 2011. She is also the Program Director at St Louis All City Boxing a nonprofit youth program. She earned certificates from eCornell in Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness Nutrition from NASM.

Adventures with Ami: The Salad Dressing Problem

If you are anything like me, the dressing used to be your favorite part of the salad That doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying salads now.  There are so many options for dressing up a salad once you start thinking outside the bottle!  I like to use the little quilted jelly jar sized canning [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Planning to Succeed

I wrote this blog on New Years Day 2012. I wanted to share it with you here. ————- So we dabbled a bit with this last year. All was going well and then we were thwarted by life and Chicago deep dish pizza. Here in 2012 we’ve made a resolution to live more consciously. We [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Autumn Update

The hundred degree weather seems to have subsided here in Saint Louis.  This is one of the things I am thankful for at this moment.  The cooler weather has me thinking about all things Autumn.  I should let you know that this is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it! From the [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Routines

Do you remember Joan Lunden?  I used to love watching Good Morning America when she was was a co-host. I was a young mother at the time and Joan had daughters as well.  I remember her doing a segment once about getting healthy.  She was the first person I ever saw do something I love [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Peer Pressure

John: This stuff is great! Here’s some for you! Tom: No thanks. John: Really? I got extra because I knew you’d want some. Tom: I’m good, but thanks for thinking of me. John: Come on, just try some! A little won’t hurt. Tom: What difference does it make? John: You only live once, relax and [&hellip

Step-by-Step Mexican Lentil Loaf from Engine 2 Extra Coach, Ami

I’ve been making a lentil loaf for a while now.  It’s always a favorite at our house. I thought I might try a different take on our old favorite by making a Mexican Lentil Loaf.  It was a huge hit!  The trick to lentil loaf in general is not to have too much liquid in [&hellip

Adventures With Ami: August + A Recipe for Raspberry Radish Salad

August in Saint Louis brought peach and nectarine season. Local farms harvested the biggest peaches this year that were just amazing.  I am still having sliced peaches and nectarines in my morning oatmeal, because I know the season will be wrapping up soon and the fruit, at its peak of perfection will be gone before [&hellip

Happy Birthday Mr.Awesome!

Today we are re-running an interview with boxer, Cam F Awesome in honor of his 25th birthday! Happy Birthday Cam! 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 [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Sue’s Story

I am sharing the story of one of my favorite E2X members, Sue! I had the pleasure of meeting Sue at the Farms 2 Forks: Chicago event in May after meeting her online this past winter.  Sue has worked really hard at mastering plant-strong living.  She is an inspiration to others in and out of [&hellip