about me

    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    For general inquires, contact: EmilyBMalone@gmail.com.

    For partnerships, contact: dailygarnishads@mediakix.com.

    Looking forward to chatting with you!


    What’s Cooking?

    Personal Bests

    5K - 23:28

    10K - 52:35

    15K - 1:38:14

    1/2 Marathon - 1:57:39

    Marathon - 3:50:58

    A Look Back.

Best Garnish of 2010.

As I sat down to write my obligatory year in review, it occurred to me that this blog has evolved so much in the past year.  Among the many run recaps, recipes, and personal anecdotes – some posts got more attention than others.  Rather than leave them behind to collect dust in the 2010 archives, I thought I’d pay a little homage to the most popular, controversial, and most commented-on posts of 2010…

(Note: during my transition from Blogger to WordPress, I lost ALL the comments on my old posts pre-June, so if you see a post with zero comments listed here, it’s only because they were lost in the move!)

Hopefully 2011 brings even more comments, more controversy, and of course more great content.  :)

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Thanks for a great year!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)     at 8:42 pm

That really sucks about the comments being lost..I am making the migration from Blogger to selfhosted WP and am sure I will lose my comments. It makes me sad…b/c they are chock full of great info and tips from readers, and their thoughts, of course.

love your recap and highlight reel posts!


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} Reply:

I didn’t lose my comments when I migrated, so there is hope! :-)


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) Reply:

thank you!


Marci     at 8:56 pm

I need to go read some of these. I love the tofu tutorial. It’s the best way I know. And I loved the why you quit drinking post. And the weight room. And the egg post. And the you don’t have to run a marathon. I guess I’m a daily garnish groupie since I remember them without having to re-read! But seriously, your recipes are on my go to list when i need an idea or how to, and i love that your posts are thoughtful and not rushed and educational. Happy new year!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey     at 9:00 pm

I loved reading through the posts I hadn’t read before!


Sana     at 9:07 pm

I am so happy to have met you this year! I enjo reading your blog everyday!


kelly     at 9:11 pm

I’ve been reading for about six months, you are so inspiring (even for a meat-eater)! So happy to have found your blog this year and wish you the best in the new year ahead…


Michelle     at 9:27 pm

I went back and read the “Coming Home” post from right after your accident, and it sounds like it was written by a different person. It hasn’t been all that long, and you seem like you have made huge strides in your physical and emotional recovery. Frankly, if that had happened to me I doubt I would have handled it with the grace you did. Wishing you a wonderful 2011!


Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)     at 9:27 pm

Your posts about quitting drinking (especially The Lonely Runner) hit so close to my heart. I’m not a big drinker but always feel like I have to justify *not* having a drink. Thanks for giving me reasons not to feel guilty and for letting me know I’m not the only one out there.

So happy to have met you this year!


Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)     at 9:34 pm

You have done a lot of moving and changing this year, but I think all for good! Great recap!


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}     at 9:42 pm

Thanks for the recap. I look forward to reading through the posts I haven’t read.


Krystina (Basil & Wine)     at 9:44 pm

I find you to be such an interesting, beautiful woman.


katherine     at 9:50 pm

I’ve been reading since, oh…, August, and I love your voice and style.

Thank you for this “look back” because it’s been a pleasure to check out posts I hadn’t seen before. For instance, your wedding posts made me cry! (Is it weird that I cry at nearly all weddings… and didn’t cry at my own?)

Keep up the awesome work!
Happy New Year!


Christin@purplebirdblog     at 10:03 pm

One of my favorite posts of yours was the Why I Quit Drinking post. I will do one of those for my own blog some day. :)


Katy (The Singing Runner)     at 10:04 pm

What a great year it has been! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in 2011! :)


Christie     at 10:06 pm

I really liked the recap from your 2010 posts. I think your blog is awesome and I want to be like you when I “grow up” :) I always get something interesting to think about or try when I read. Today I was particularly intrigued by the “portion distortion” post. I hadn’t read that one before.


Chase     at 10:11 pm

I love the Curious Case of Casey Malone. That’s a great post! Ok, who am I kidding. These are all great posts! Thanks for such quality content week after week. Here’s to a great 2011!


Kristina @ spabettie     at 10:24 pm



Cindy     at 10:54 pm

I have only been reading your blog for a few months so I missed the drinking post, but I am so happy to see that I’m not the only non-drinker out there. I get so tired of people looking at me like I have three heads or asking if I’m pregnant if I turn down a drink. It’s just never appealed to me. Thank you for such a wonderful post!


suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]     at 11:39 pm

I’m glad you did this recap, so I could go back and check out some posts that I hadn’t read before. :)


Gabrielle     at 1:37 am

I like your tofu post, but I have to recommend “dry-frying” instead of draining the tofu with towels, or under weights, or however most people do it. You can take the tofu straight from the package, rinse, press just a bit between your hands, slice into chosen size, and then fry in a dry pan heated to medium or hotter. Non-stick works best, of course. Basically you leave it, and after a while you flip the pieces over. I like to add Bragg Liquid Aminos, and maybe some lemon pepper or garlic salt, but basically that’s it. It’s “plain tofu”, to me, and it’s quickly cooked, instead of having to wait for the whole draining process. I learned this from the Vegan Yum Yum blog.


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)     at 4:55 am

You are an amazing blogger and person Emily! I love alll your posts, but those are some of my faves :D
I know 2011 will be a great year for you, so keep up the food work on The Daily Garnish! :)


JL goes Vegan     at 5:49 am

Emily, I began my vegan transition in January / February and relied heavily on recipes and advice from blogs. Your blog has been so incredibly helpful to me.

Happy New Year!


Jen     at 7:04 am

Since I’m a new reader, I haven’t read any of those posts, but I’m going to do that now :) Here’s to an amazing 2011! Happy New Year!!



Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine     at 7:44 am

Just spent 15 minutes reading all the old posts on this list…and I’m amazed how much I’ve learned about you! I’ve only been reading for a few months, but I love your blog and can’t wait to see it expand in 2011!


alana (at) the food     at 8:41 am

congrats on the fantastic year, ms. daily garnish! you really are an inspiration to a lot of us!


Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)     at 9:12 am

What a wonderful year 2010 was. I can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store as well. :D

Have a Happy New Year! :D


colleen     at 9:27 am

What a year it has been. Definitely one to remember and grow from. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you also!


Maryann     at 9:57 am

Happy New Year to you and Casey and of course your dogs. Wishing us all a healthy prosperous 2011.
Lancaster Co PA Gal


Amber K     at 1:28 pm

I recognize most of the posts just on name alone, but I’m off to read the ones I don’t recognize!


Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete     at 4:01 pm

It angers me so much that you were hit by a car. Albeit your accident involved you running, I know a lot of people who have been hit while cycling. Why can’t we share the road? I’m glad you are feelng better at least!


Emily Malone Reply:

I was actually just walking to get my haircut! But I agree – I have heard soooo many HORRIBLE stories of both runners and bikers being hit by cars. It’s infuriating.


Char     at 7:30 pm

Reading your posts from before I found your blog has given me more insight to who you are and I appreciate your honesty! As someone who is STILL trying to figure out where I fit in and who I am, I can appreciate how hard it can be sometimes. Its nice to hear I’m not alone in feeling lonely or missing (sometimes) the easiness of “back then.” I am enjoying my healthier quest and even though I still have setbacks–I find I don’t beat myself up as much, and just try harder the next day, I think I have you and some other healthy bloggers to thank for that! Thanks for your blog–Happy New Year!


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