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Ami Mackey
Ami Mackey is a graduate of eCornell's Plant-Based Nutrition program and is currently studying Fitness Nutrition at the National Academy of Sports Medicine. http://www.plantbasedadventures.com @amiannmackey

Adventures with Ami: Progress

It was a momentous week for us.  We bought a bed, started sleeping at the house we have been renovating, had appliances delivered and got hot running water – which means we can take bubble baths! It’s been a long road filled with hard work, sacrifices, stress and learning.  At the beginning of the project, [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Summer Memories. Plus a recipe for Peach Basil Salad!

I can’t believe we are half way through July already! We spent the weekend installing tile in the kitchen of our bungalow.  It’s a decent sized kitchen and we used really small tile, so it was quite the undertaking! I had a bunch of time to think about things while cleaning grout lines and such.  [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Bucket List

  On Engine 2 Extra, our online support community, we have all kinds of groups.  There are groups for all kinds of topics, from plant-strong travel to a recipes group and all kinds of groups in between.  One of our groups is a support group for the season.  We’ve actually been together as a group [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Dust & Cravings

I am writing to you from the basement of our new house in St Louis.  It’s a 1927 brick bungalow and we are remodeling.  It’s the only dust free zone in the house at the moment.  If you have ever been in the midst of a renovation project, you know how long the process can [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Some Like it Hot

When having a choice of mild, medium or hot, I always pick hot.  From Thai food to salsa, I like heat.  I grow hot peppers in my garden too.  The gardeners out there understand when I say, I am always looking for new and interesting ways to use my harvest.  Kind of like zucchini, how [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Plant-Strong Remodel

I spent the weekend analyzing drawer space in refrigerators for all the produce we go through and rack space in ovens for the trays of tortillas chips I make sometimes or the 15 baked potatoes I might make for the week.  We just bought a new home in St. Louis that was in need of [&hellip

Adventures With Ami: Plant-Based Dogs?

We are the proud parents of one 9 year old German Shepherd Dog. He is the best dog one could hope for.  He’s gorgeous, he’s obedient, he’s a lover and a protector.  He has brought so much joy to our family.  He is also getting old.  He’s not as active as he once was and [&hellip

Adventures With Ami: Grown Locally

I love summer! For all of the opportunities that summer presents.  Long walks on a nice day, an early morning run in the park, picnics, farmers markets and a garden full of vegetables! There is nothing better than locally grown fresh produce, whether it is in your garden or grown by a local farm.  Produce [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Chicago Farms 2 Forks. Plus A Giveaway!

I had the honor of speaking at the Farms 2 Forks event in Chicago this weekend.  I was speaking about our amazing online community Engine 2 Extra and the services we offer there.  Farms 2 Forks is always an amazing event.  I always look forward to all of the incredible speakers like, Jeff Novick, Doug Lisle, [&hellip