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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: Giving It A Go!

I had the pleasure of traveling with the Kansas City Golden Gloves Boxing Team as they attended the 2013 Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Salt Lake City, UT this past week.  Nine athletes, coaches, members of the KC Golden Gloves organization and me: den mother – food coach – official team photographer. My husband [&hellip

Adventures With Ami: How Big Is Your Salad?

I am writing this blog at 40,000 feet – on my way to Salt Lake City for the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions with the Kansas City Golden Gloves Team. Cam F. Awesome is the team captain. He is competing for his tenth national title. He’s been busy at the USA Olympic Training Center getting [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Try Again: Plus My Beef With Meat Giveaway!

Thanks so much for all of the lovely birthday wishes – you all really made my day! We spent the weekend out of town, celebrating my birthday.  It wasn’t really a weekend for relaxing – we did a lot of sightseeing and driving.  By the time we got in last night, we were pretty exhausted.  [&hellip

Adventures With Ami: Taking Stock

No, not vegetable stock. My birthday is this week. I always take a bit of time to take stock of the previous year, how was it? Did I accomplish my goals? Did I enjoy the past year? What would I change? How can I improve? I do this more and more, the older I get. [&hellip

Adventures With Ami: Focus

I am supposed to be blogging. In fact my blog was due yesterday. I’ve been distracted lately.  By life, by spring, by the dog, by a bunch of travel the past two months, by Twitter, by House Of Cards on Netflix, by the birds chirping outside, little things, big things, seasonal allergies…you get the idea.  [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Handy Guidelines

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 [&hellip

Adventures With Ami: Fueling An Awesome Machine

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. This [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Flavorful Herbs

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 [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Saying Goodbye to Coffee

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 [&hellip