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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: Champion

~Coach Bill with the 74 year old Masters Division Champion before his bout.~ We spent the weekend in Kansas City with our boxing family at the Ringside World Championships.  It’s the largest amateur boxing tournament in the country.  We got to see our team from Turner Boxing Academy, boxers from the Kansas City Golden Gloves [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Summer Simplicity

This week brought cooler weather to Saint Louis.  We turned off the A/C and slept with the windows open.  A pure simple gift of summer.  Gentle cross breeze blowing through the house and a sunrise worth noting at dawn.  Pure joy for me! Things have been pretty hectic in my life since March when all [&hellip

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