Fall Inspired Cooking

When I was in high school and college I always said that my plan was to marry a chef because that way I would never have to cook for myself. I had no interest in cooking and wasn’t that great at it, except for baking cookies. Well, that never happened, but I have to say that going vegan for six months really made me more interested in cooking and a better cook. If you are vegan, than you know that you cannot rely on restaurants or pre-packaged foods to get you through the days. That’s why it can be a tough lifestyle choice for most people. Even though I am not completely vegan, I do eat a more plant based diet than animal based. When I bake, 95% of the time, I don’t use animal based ingredients like eggs or butter. I have found that the vegan recipes can taste almost identical to regular recipes…you just have to find good recipes.

Today I must have woken up on the culinary side of the bed because after my fabulous trail run, I decided that today I was going to cook pumpkin bread and a soup recipe from my Fitness magazine. I think the trees of orange, red, and gold leaves on the drive to/from the train run also inspired me to eat some traditional Fall foods.

I took this picture in driving on my way back from running. Probably not the safest move in the book, but hey…it is just SO pretty in New England right now. I think this may be my favorite time of year.

First up…vegan pumpkin muffins/bread

I’ll let you know how it turns out…

Eatin Good!

If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food. ~Sally Edwards

I found this quote and I just love it. It’s so true! If you eat good, then you feel good. I recently learned that in order to have a beautiful, healthy body you have to follow this equation…80% nutrition +10% training + 10% genetics = body beautiful/body healthy.

That’s right, 80% nutrition! I always thought it had way more to do with trips to the gym and what your Aunt Mildred looked liked. Boy was I wrong! It makes total sense though, I mean…you are what you eat, right? If you eat Taco Bell all the time, then you ass is bound to end up looking like a big bell!

I still have a few bad habits to kick…mainly my sugar addiction, but I plan to follow this equation from now on. It shouldn’t be hard to do–I love fruits and veggies and plan to eat more real, unprocessed foods. Anything that has ingredients in it that I can’t pronounce, cannot be good for me!

This eatin’ good page will give you easy access to the recipes that I have known and loved for a while and some new ones as well. I also have a review page where I will post my thoughts on the products I try. I hope you all enjoy the recipes and my thoughts, if you have any good products that you want me to try, just let me know!

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage.  Lettuce pray.  ~Author Unknown