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    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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About

Hello and Welcome! My name is Emily, and I am the 29 year old writer of Daily Garnish.  I live in Seattle, Washington with my wonderful husband and our two goofy dogs.  Here you’ll find many healthy, vegetarian recipes and cooking tips, along with personal anecdotes of my journey as a marathon runner, and occasional stories about what crazy endeavor I’m trying next.  Since you’re here, you’re probably wondering a little bit about me.  Here goes…

I am a vegetarian chef who recently graduated from culinary school, and in the past three years I have run five full marathons.  But food and fitness haven’t always been my passion.  In fact it was quite the opposite – they weren’t even on my radar.  For the first half of my adult life, my health and well-being were pretty much totally off my radar.

My journey to being unhealthy is fairly predictable.  Growing up, I probably had it better than most kids my age – my entire family sat down together to a home cooked meal each and every night.  There was always something green on every plate, and fast food was an indulgence saved only for long road trips.  I didn’t really know why we ate the way we ate – most of the time I was just happy to eat what was in front of me.  Even though I ate well and felt good, I had no actual understanding of nutrition or personal health.

I went off to college at a normal size and weight, but with very limited understanding of health and nutrition, and what sort of choices I should be making now that I was on my own.  In college I dragged through life on a cycle of very little sleep, way too much partying, and late night fast food.  My main forms of activity came from walking to and from class during the week, and dancing in the bars on weekends.  After four years of fun, I packed up my car on graduation day, and headed home with 30 extra pounds on my frame.

But the post-college years were still not my turning point.  I landed in a desk job that kept me seated most of the day, and I lived off of Diet Coke, snack packs, and processed food.  The problem was not that I was overweight; in fact my weight may have still been in a normal range.  The problem was that I was unhealthy.  I didn’t sleep enough.  I wasn’t getting necessary vitamins and minerals.  I didn’t feel alive.

The year 2005 brought a new boyfriend and a new burst of excitement into my days.  For the first time in a long time, I wanted to feel good about myself again.  I was tired of wearing extra layers to hide what was underneath, and I was ready to finally do something about extra weight I was carrying around.

It all started by simply going for a walk.

Each day, I would walk.  And some days I would walk a little more.  But while I started to feel stronger and happier through walking, it was also eating up huge chunks of my time.  In an attempt to be more efficient with my time and exercise, one day I decided to run.  I will be the first to tell you, I am NOT a natural runner.  My gait was awkward, I felt uncomfortable, my clothes were all wrong, and I worried that passing drivers were laughing at me.  But the next day, I ran again, and that time I made it a little further.  With no fitness experience, and no sense of direction, I knew that in order to be successful I needed a goal.  I printed off the Couch to the 5K program, hung it by my door, and signed up for my local Race for the Cure.  In September 2006, I ran my first 5K, and was forever bitten by the running bug.  You can read more about my personal running journey here.  Running gave me a sense of pride and accomplishment that up to that point was a totally foreign feeling.

As running became a part of my daily and weekly life, I started to feel and look healthy for the first time since high school.  But while running was beginning to lift me up, my overly-processed diet full of junk was still weighing me down.  I realized that in order to be a fit person and a successful runner, I needed to start considering what I was putting on my plate.  I began to browse health food and nutrition sites like Calorie King, Spark People, and Cooking Light.  At the time that I began to learn about health food, my idea of cooking was opening boxes and pushing start on the microwave.

Reading health websites helped me gain an understanding of calories, fats, daily needs, and metabolism, and finally I understood what it really meant to be healthy.  Lethargic evenings on the couch were replaced by workouts at the gym, running in the sunshine, and playing in my kitchen.  For so long I felt like my life had been on cruise control, and suddenly I had regained my spark.

The next three years brought true meaning to the word transformation.  I started lifting weights and gained muscle definition.  I trained for and ran a marathon.  And then I ran another, and another.  I fell in love with cooking, and finding out where my food comes from.  I gave up meat and fish, and became a vegetarian.  I made a tough decision, and gave up drinking.  I felt amazing.  I had finally found myself.  I married the boyfriend who pushed me out the door for that very first walk, and he eventually pushed me to take the greatest leap of all…

At age 28, I quit my desk job and moved across the country to go to culinary school.  Just a few years ago, I had no understanding of food or ingredients, and now I have a Culinary Arts degree from one of the top schools in the country.  I am living proof that chasing a dream is worth any risk.

Today I create healthy, vegetarian meals and write about running and cooking here at Daily Garnish.  I try to show my readers that with the right motivation, anyone can be a runner, and cook delicious food.  My mission to “make healthy the new normal” is something that I work towards one recipe at a time.

I started my journey without any specific objective in mind – other than the fact that I knew I needed a change.  Several years ago, I couldn’t run down the block, and at the end of this month I will run my sixth full marathon.  But more important than how far I can run or how well I can cook, is how amazing I feel inside.  It took losing weight, gaining muscle, and a new career for me to realize that as significant as my physical transformation has been, my true journey to health has come from within.

Welcome to Daily Garnish!  I hope you like what you find here…


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BIOCHEMISTA     at 1:41 am

Hi! I’m also from DC! I just found your blog on HLB..Looking forward to reading more :)

-Lauren

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Awesome – welcome to the blog! We’ll have to meet up when i get there :)

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Heather     at 8:46 am

Hi -

I was just sent to your blog from Ashley’s edibleperspective. I was in Arch school with her at UNCC, so I have lived in Charlotte as well. I’m a yoga and running freak and am just getting into this whole blogging world (I know, so slow). I’m training for my first triathlon coming up in September (the Ramblin’ Rose in Charlotte actually). I live in Eastern NC about an hour away from Topsail (I read your moving around post). Good luck with the move. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Awesome – welcome to the blog! I LOVE TOPSAIL – very jealous that you are so close to it!

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Lani Reply:

Topsail? Topsail,NC is one of my favorite places on this earth! Love the sea turtles..love the beach…love the ocean…love the shrimp shack on a weekend night…

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Dolly     at 12:08 am

Hi Emily – I really love your blog! I also live in Charlotte… so sad to hear you’re moving but I wish you the best of luck!! Also you mentioned the flowy Target workout tops that you’re having a hard time finding….I have two of them (LOVE them also) and I looked today and the Target on Albemarle Road has them (in every size).

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Oh wow – how did we miss each other? THANK YOU for the Target tip!

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Katie from Run Little Legs!     at 10:31 am

Found your blog through Healthy Living Blogs — glad to hear you are coming to DC! Looking forward to reading all about your adventures here.

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Awesome – such a great blog resource. I’ll be there soooooon!

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Jessica     at 3:27 pm

Hi Emily!

Just found your blog through HTP. I live in DC~Welcome! Looking forward to reading more.

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Yay – so glad you found me! :) Hopefully we can meet soon.

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Amy     at 6:32 pm

Just found your blog!! Enjoy life in DC!! I used to live there and loved it.

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Welcome to the blog!!

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Kaitlyn     at 3:37 pm

Just started reading your blog (found you via Caitlin’s blog) and love it!! I was born and raised in DC and just recently moved to Arlington – you’ll love it here! :)

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Welcome to the blog! So glad you found it. :) Hope we can meet soon!

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Jess     at 4:50 pm

found your blog and love it! we’re thinking of moving to charlotte in october (it’s either there or atlanta) and I was wondering if you had any tips of where we should look for fun places to live. not really sure what the differences between south end, dilworth, and uptown are!

I hope I can find as many new friends as you did in charlotte!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

So glad you found the blog!! How cool that you are moving to Charlotte. If we were staying here, we would want to live in Dilworth, East Blvd., Myers Park areas – definitely the best!

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Regan     at 7:12 pm

Hi Emily!
I have been reading your blog for some time now and I love it! I love how fresh and creative your meals are. I admire your discipline and positive outlook on life. I enjoy cooking and eat pretty healthy, but I seem to have a hard time with boredom eating (when I’m home alone, or studying) and I was wondering if you have any tips on how to stop overeating?
Thanks Emily! Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to read about your new life in D.C.!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thanks Regan! Over-eating is tough, I struggle with it too. My best defense is to eat a LOT of lower calories food like fresh vegetables and fruit, so that I don’t have to worry about portions quite as much. I also find that if I go to bed earlier, I am less tempted for a late night snack.

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Kelly     at 10:33 am

I don’t know if I found your blog via HLB or Sparkpeople. Either way I love what I’ve read so far and can’t wait to see how your future unfolds. Good luck with your move.

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Kim     at 1:25 pm

Hey Emily. I found your blog a couple weeks ago and love reading it. :) I’ve been going through all of your past post and pieced together the fact that you are a Colts fan, you have a dog name Indy and you currently live in Charlotte. I know you are moving to DC, but…are you originally from Indiana? I was thinking it was all a cool coincidence because I was born and raised in Indiana and now I live in Charlotte. :) Small world! :)
Love reading your blog! Best of luck in DC!
~Kim

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

So glad you found the blog! You are correct on all counts. My husband is from Indianapolis, hence the Colts fans AND the dog named Indy. :) I am actually from Cincinnati. Too bad I missed meeting you in Charlotte!

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Lindsey     at 11:02 pm

Hi Emily,

I just started reading your blog… I stumbled across it on goggle during my lunch hour. I was searching for marathon training around the 3:40 time and your blog popped up. I have spent my last 3 lunch hours catching up on your blog… I love your style and taste for foods.
I just finished my first marathon this spring just under 4:00 and I just signed up for another one this winter. My goal is to qualify for the Boston (3:40). I would love to set up a blog website but I have no clue where to begin… any ideas on how to set up a page?
- Lindsey

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Hi Lindsey – so glad you found the blog and happy to entertai you on your lunch hours. :) I would recommend starting at WordPress.com – they have really good free blog software, and step by step instructions to guide you through the process. What marathon are you doing this winter?

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Jessica Long     at 8:57 pm

Hi Emily. Just found your blog and, as a fellow veg marathoner, can’t wait to read more. We were just in DC on vacation and found some wonderful places to eat. If you haven’t yet, check out Sticky Fingers (our favorite) and Cafe Green. We really enjoyed both on our trip!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Love my fellow veg marathoners! :) Cafe Green is actually one of the few places I HAVE been to so far, and I LOVED it. I have heard good things about Sticky Fingers too. Thanks!

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Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)     at 9:32 pm

LOVE your blog! I recently got into running and am training for my first half marathon. I’m also “dabbling” in vegetarianism – eating free-range chicken or fish just a couple times a week now. So much of your story (no drinking in high school, etc.) is so much like me. I can’t wait to read more regularly. Perhaps you’ll inspire me to take the leap and drop all the poultry & fish from my diet, and maybe even sign up for a marathon!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Awesome – thank you!! :)

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Mary     at 3:20 pm

Just found your blog a few days ago and really like it. You’re very pretty and have such a hot body (haha) and I admire your consistency with your work outs and especially eating (something of which is a struggle for me- emotional eating). I’ve literally skimmed through your entire blog (up until the last couple of months) searching for any posting about your weight loss journey. I’ve seen you mention about how you lost weight, lost 30 pounds, etc. but not an entire article. I’m very curious about your story. Would it be possible if you write an entire post about it and include before pictures? Or is that too personal? If not, I’ll still continue to read :)

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

HAHA thanks. I actually have NOT done a real “story-type” post, but it is long overdue. Hoping to get it added to my About Me page this week! :)

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Rosemary     at 10:47 am

Hi Emily.I read about your blog in the Sept. issue of Better Homes and Gardens and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!When I told my husband I had found a great new healthy site,(he is a meat lover),he jokingly said”well we need to get rid of that”. Seriously, your recipes, directions, photos are wonderful! Great job, so glad to know about you!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Hi Rosemary! So glad you found the blog – welcome! Tell your husband there is plenty of good food that he will like too. :)

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Kathleen     at 7:49 pm

I just found your blog from a link on the Sparkpeople website. Your blog is great. I know you’ll do well at the MCM. If you’ve never run the MCM before, you’re in for a real treat. The route is great, and the support is fantastic both in terms of hydration and the cheering crowds of fans.

I’ve been trying to cook healthier and eat more local foods, but my success rate is less than 50% for tasty dishes. My husband always wants to hedge my efforts with something safe. Do you have any suggestions to fool-proof my meals? I live in the Northern Virginia area. Would you consider a personal coaching session?

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Welcome to the blog – so glad you found me! My husband ran MCM last year, and I had so much fun cheering for him that I signed up to run it this year. As far as fool-proofing meals goes, it really depends on what you are making. For vegetables, the best fool proof method is roasting. If you give me a specific idea of what you’re trying to make, I’d be happy to try to help!

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Lisa     at 10:24 am

Hello. I also found your blog through SparkPeople. Your article was very inspirational. I used to be a runner back in my high school years but somehow became a coach potato in college and beyond. Four years ago, I walked my 1st full marathon in Connecticut and have walked 3 half marathons since then. As I prepare for my 4th half (in Baltimore next week), I plan to actually run this one (or at least most of it). I am also trying to transform my eating habits from a mostly meat-eater to a mostly vegetarian diet…however some old habits are really hard to break:) I look forward to reading your blog & keep up the great work!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Hi Lisa! Welcome. :) Sounds like you are back on track!

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Lindsey     at 11:22 am

OMG the Nike Frees!!!! It has been a long time!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Haha those shoes are so ridiculous. :) I ran in mine til they had holes in the heels!

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emily     at 3:46 pm

I love your new page! Reading this actually put a smile on my face. Every time you share your journey it gives me hope, thank you :)

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Janene     at 3:48 pm

I love the updates! I feel like I’m kind of at the beginning of your journey, just starting to run and think more about food, and it’s inspiring and comforting to know that someone else has done it too – although I know that, sometimes its easy to forget that even marathoners like you had to start somewhere! Thanks!

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey     at 3:48 pm

Love your about me page!

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Leanne @ Simplicitlee     at 4:29 pm

I’m so happy I got to learn a bit more about you :)

It’s so inspiring to see your before and after pictures.

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brandi     at 4:53 pm

Hi Emily!

I just had a question about JWU and their Culinary Nutrition program. Do they offer that as a “garnish” option? Everything I found online has it listed as a regular BA (i.e., more than just 1 year of schooling). It sounds right up my alley!

Thanks :)

Brandi

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Hi Brandi – sorry for the delay! The culinary nutrition program is a 4 year degree program, only available in Providence and Denver. I just did the Culinary Arts program in Charlotte, which was the Garnish option. I would love to do the nutrition program some day!

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Jodi     at 5:30 pm

Yay Emily! What a beautifully written and “about me” section; positive and very motivating! I look forward to seeing where your healthy journey leads while i forge a path on my own!

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Jaime     at 5:58 pm

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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Mary     at 6:03 pm

You look incredible! How much did you weigh in your before pics?

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I didn’t really weigh myself that often, but I believe my weight peaked around 160ish. I am also only 5’3”, so I didn’t carry it very well.

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Danielle     at 7:34 pm

This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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Chase @ The Chase Project     at 9:31 pm

Love your story! Curious when the big 3-0 is for you? Mine’s in December! YIKES!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

WAY late with the reply – sorry! The big 3-0 is sneaking up in February – how did we get so old?? :)

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afarmerinthedell.wordpress.com     at 8:29 am

Love the “about me” section. I check you blog daily for recipe inspirations. You have had quite a journey, so happy you are in the place you are in. You seem very content. I am trying your butternut squash and black bean chili this weekend. I work on a farm and we have the baby bear pumpkins that will make perfect bowls! Thanks for the idea

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Cheryl Mirabal     at 9:34 am

Sorry, I don’t know what a URI is (feeling very un-computer savy) Great blog! I am just learning about blogging. Love the recipes and will be waiting daily for your next entry! I am missing the North right now, I grew up in Michigan and have spent the last 22 years in Florida (Fall? What’s Fall?)it must be amazing running where you live now. Well, I am going to have to try making the Butternut squash recipe. Looks amazing!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

So glad you found the blog. :) Welcome!

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Melissa     at 10:40 am

Hi Emily -

I love this post! I also just want to let you know that I work at Sticky Fingers Bakery – if you’re up for it, you should definitely come in and do a review! The owner loves stuff like that. I’m not there as often as I used to be, but I can still hook you up! :)

-Melissa

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I have heard great things about that bakery – I need to make my way up there!

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Katie (Life... Discombobulated)     at 3:20 pm

Emily,
I just read your updated “About Me” and I love it! Such a great story, and you wrote it so well. :)

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thank you so much! :)

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Natasha     at 9:59 am

LOVE your blog! So thanksful to have found it today. I’m just outside of the DC area, in Annapolis. Thanks for all of the wonderful posts! :)

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Glad you found the blog – welcome! :)

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Heather     at 1:12 pm

I have that bathing suit too! I love it!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I read somewhere that the brown polka dot suit is there most popular selling bathing suit! We must have good style. :)

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Nikki     at 4:37 pm

I love your style of eating/cooking. What are you most conscious about? how many calories something has? how much protein? how much fat? where the ingredients come from?

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I try not to focus as much on calories as I do in just eating lots of fruits and vegetables, and good whole foods. I try to get a good balance of nutrients in all my dishes throughout the day, so that they all balance out over time.

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Adine     at 4:34 pm

Hi Emily, Just read your blog for the first time. Thank you for your inspiring story. I am 47 years old, have printed off the running schedule and I’ll start tomorrow!
Thanks again,
Adine from Bristol, PA

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Welcome, Adine! Can’t wait to hear how your running goes. Good luck! :)

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Miranda     at 11:05 am

Just came across your blog and love it, have spent most the morning reading. Very excited to add you to my list of daily reads. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Awesome – welcome Miranda! :)

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EG     at 7:33 pm

Hi Emily!

I came across your blog after reading KERF regularly and WOW your story is incredible. So many health/fitness bloggers seem to have always been healthy and super fit all their lives, which is wonderful, but can be somewhat discouraging for those of us who are just starting to make our life changes.

Reading your story, seeing you evolve and learning that it all started with small changes and look at you now, WOW!

Totally inspiring, I will keep reading and keep doing what you are doing, its awesome!

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Marisa     at 5:59 am

Found you via Project Food Blog and really liking what I’m reading. Am in the middle of couch to 5k myself and, like you said, I’ve never felt more accomplished. It’s an exhilirating feeling for the kid who always came last in school at race day. :-)

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Lizzie     at 9:32 am

Hi, I just discovered your site via a recipe on SparkPeople! I am really glad I did! I love your site and will visit it again and again for the recipes and stories! Thanks for making this available!

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Jenny     at 12:43 pm

I’m so happy I found your blog. I feel like I am living the same life! : ) I’m about to journey into culinary school and I’m picking up running again after a long battle with an E.D/depression/weight gain. I’m Excited to read your blog! : )

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Jenna     at 12:54 pm

I really enjoyed reading your story. Way to go, taking the leap and following your dreams (Ok, that sounds corny, but I mean it!).

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lindsay     at 12:53 pm

I have to say that this is such an inspirational story and your smile says it all! I just found your blog through a friend of mine and she told me about your accident. Prayin that you heal fast and can be back t running soon!
Cheers,
LC

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thanks LC! Glad you found the blog :)

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susan fine     at 10:24 pm

hi emily, just found out about your blog, and i love it! i have a similar project going, but… i’m 45! i did discover running many years ago and did a couple of marathons, but much of my exercise history has been characterized by inconsistency. just six weeks ago, i started weight training for the first time, and it has done so much for me! i feel as though i have insulated my personal house, and running feels better than it’s every felt. i very much look forward to reading your blog! and i haven’t figured out yet how you got injured, but i am hoping that you are healing.

all the best,

susan
http://www.susanefine.com

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Hi Susan! So glad you are enjoying the blog. :) Weight training makes such a difference for both strength and weigh loss. Good luck! (And I got injured by being hit by a car 12 days ago – NOT fun!)

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ms     at 5:46 pm

I love your blog! Always so informative and entertaining :) I was wondering what you do for a living? Since you say you work from home, is this blog your main career? Looking forward to reading more!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]     at 2:48 am

You’re incredible… and smokin’ hot in your a-dorable polka dot bikini!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

HA – thanks Hillary. :)

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Kayley     at 12:43 am

I am SO glad I stumbled across your blog! In May of 2010 I graduated from JWU Charlotte with my degree in Baking and Pastry. I’m a huge food blog enthusiast and it’s so great to read one from a VERY similar perspective as mine. I love how you stand firm in your vegetarian eating habits, even in class, and believe me, I know how hard that can be! I wish you the best of luck and hope you enjoy every moment of your experience at JWU!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Oh how cool! Fun that we were there at the same time. Good luck to you too. :)

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Adrian     at 9:39 am

Very inspiring, thanks so much for your story! Just what I needed to stumble across!

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thanks so much!

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Lauren     at 5:10 pm

Hi! I watched your soup video on Foodbuzz and recognized the Farmer’s Market, I’m from Alexandria! Reading your About Me is so inspiring – I live in Madrid at the moment and because of my work schedule am learning how to do without meat more and more, and hope to maybe try vegetarianism at some point! Can’t wait to try some of your recipes, keep up the good work representing AVA in the competition!

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Melissa     at 3:07 pm

Hi :)
The other day, my husband and I were driving to Ohio for Thanksgiving with our families. I’m thinking to myself, hmmm…wonder if there is a good fall dish I could make with quinoa. So I googled on my iPhone and came to your recipe! (I made it and was delicious!)

The next day, sitting around, I started reading your blog. VERY inspiring. I am almost 30, SICK of my desk job. Have considered going to a culinary school and over the past few years, been running off and on (We have treadmills in our apartment building. Our neighborhood is very hilly… haha) Anyway, you’re really inspiring to push myself further…get serious about changing careers perhaps, and get running A LOT more. We live in a city 45 minutes north of DC (near Baltimore)…always looking for good vegetarian places. If you’re up for a drive sometime…Great Sage in Clarksville, MD…GREAT restaurant, and next door is it’s sister grocery store ‘Roots’…LOVE it! Anyway…great to have found your blog :)

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Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Oh how fun!! So glad the quinoa turned out well for your Thanksgiving meal. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I don’t know you, but I can tell you that if you really want a change, seriously – DO it. I can’t believe how much better my life is because of just a few simple (yet scary) decisions. I have heard of Roots and I totally want to make it up there sometime! Thanks for saying hi. :)

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kelly     at 10:06 pm

I’ve been reading your blog for quite awhile and I love it. Just now got around to reading “about” you. So inspiring. I am in horrible shape and have quite a bit of weight to lose. You give me hope!

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Courtney     at 5:49 pm

Wow! I was recommended your blog by a friend. I just have to say you are very inspiring! I am a vegetarian trying for my first marathon in February! Thank you for sharing your life with us all! It is very encouraging! Keep up the great work!

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Lisa-Marie     at 7:05 pm

Tonight, I put ‘Tofu tonight” in my browser and waited for all the recipes to pop up. Somehow, your blog did.
Not only do I love the stove top tofu (eaten from the pan! Yikes!) I love your ambition, your story, and your pics! You are truly beautiful, inside and out. I am a new fan.
Thank you.
Maybe I’ll go for a ‘jog’ tonight. I’ve always wanted to be a lean running machine, and at 60 lbs over weight… maybe now’s the time.
After my tofu!
:)

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Andrea@Thin Thighs & Sweet Potato Fries     at 9:10 pm

Your story is so inspiring and reminds me a lot of my own journey. It’s amazing how health and fitness can really change you both inside and out! I went from being a girl who couldn’t run 6 minutes straight to now running 6 miles and it truly is an amazing feeling. I have been wanting to do my first race and always make every excuse as to why I can’t do it when it’s time to sign up. Reading this really made me want to go for it!

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Haley     at 2:34 pm

First of all I LOVE the new blog! Secondly, your “About Me” gave me chills! Such an inspiration, Em. Keep up the good work! :-)

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Emily Malone Reply:

Love you Haleeeeeey! xoxo

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Laura Jayne Parson     at 3:25 pm

I am so glad I found your blog today! I cannot wait to try your recipes and read your posts!

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Kristen     at 1:10 pm

Hi, I used to read your blog quite frequently but then lost it for a while. So imagine my surprise when I rediscovered it and realized that we’re neighbors. Like literally, I live on the 900 block of S Washington and it looks like from your pictures you must live just a block or two away. Small world. Anyway now that, that ~creepy stalker~ moment is out of way, hope you’re enjoying Old Town! It’s a great runners town and the GW Parkway Classic is super fun, especially when post race it’s just a 5 min walk home. Perhaps I’ll see you around and try not to be in real life ~creepy~

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Emily Malone Reply:

Hi Kristen – welcome back! Wow – we definitely ARE neighbors! Actually I think I’m on your block right now – Perk Up Coffee House? It’s one of my favorite spots for working! You are not creepy, and it’s so nice to know that there are readers nearby! :)

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Kristen Reply:

yep just across the street! Crazy. Are you enjoying Old Town? My husband and I moved here about two years ago but are thinking of moving into DC in in the fall, probably Columbia Heights or Cleveland Park. Useless info right? Anyway I really enjoy your blog, just getting back into running after taking the holiday season off and it provides much needed motivation!

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Emily Malone Reply:

We love Old Town – only been here three months! I’d love to hear your thoughts on VA vs. DC sometime!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean     at 6:31 pm

Loved your Denison picture! My hubby and I both graduated from there as well :)

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Emily Malone Reply:

OMG WHEN? I graduated in 2003!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean Reply:

we graduated a semester early in Dec 2006 but our class was technically 2007. We only live about 30 minutes away no so we still go back to granville a few times a year!

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Rach     at 12:49 pm

Look at you in your teeny-weeny polka dot bikini! You look great! Congrats! :)

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Leah     at 1:15 pm

Just discovered your blog today! It’s amazing. Keep up the good work!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Hi Leah! Glad you’re here. :)

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Lea @ Healthy Coconut     at 8:15 pm

Hi Emily,

I don’t know why I didn’t get a chance to read this page yet, probably because I was busy making your recipes, lol!

I’m glad I found your blog last year and finally got a chance to meet you in San Francisco this year. My love for tofu is even greater today because of your tofu-tutorial.

Your blog is great and your whole story is inpirational.

~ Lea
Healthy Coconut

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Lea @ Healthy Coconut     at 8:15 pm

I meant “we met in San Francisco” last year. My mind is still thinking it’s 2010

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Jessica Lee     at 12:38 pm

Your story is inspirational. Im hating my desk job (public accounting at a Big 4) and I need some extra ummmppphhh to just drop it and do something else!

I’m off to read your running journey!! :)

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Kacy     at 10:29 am

So glad I found your blog! I’m hoping to move to the D.C. area soon, namely Alexandria so I’ll probably be visiting often!

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Emily Malone Reply:

I’m so glad you found it too! Welcome – please let me know if I can help. Can’t wait for you to get here!

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Jalil Lindsey-Lowe     at 7:16 pm

Hi Emily!
I love you already! LOL! I am also a Culinary grad. JWU Norfolk (03). I was given your blog info by Sara Guerry. I was speaking with her at an alumni meeting just before the holidays. I am very interested in starting my own food blog. I’ve been using Facebook as my platform. We share many commonalities. I am very much into health and fitness. I love living a healthy lifestyle. I am training for my first marathon next March (ultimate goal IRONMAN) And Im a foodie to the core! I love your blog and I plan to continue following you on your journey. I hope that I can have a successful blog as well. I don’t know where to start. I really enjoy yours.

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Coralie     at 6:54 pm

A blog combined with running and great, healthy food- who can go wrong! Love this, my classmate showed this blog to me today. I will be spreading the word to all my veggie and running friends :)

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Molly     at 12:05 pm

Emily,
I read your blog everyday & am very inspired! I am training for the Louisville KY Derby mini marathon in April and I look to you for guidance, inspiration and recipes to get going on the healthy track. Thanks so much for giving great advice and showing people that no matter what their situation or challenge, they can do it because you did! PS- I made an observation when reading this… Your skin looks so much clearer from your past pictures. Did changing your diet help your skin or was it a combination of sorts? Thanks again!
-Molly

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Molly! I definitely think a cleaner diet has made my skin brighter. I just feel cleaner in general!

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Michelle     at 8:44 pm

A friend shared your peanut sauce recipe which included the name of your site – I have not been off it since (started Friday). I have been trying to convert to vegetarianism. Red meat and pork are out, chicken is occasional; I need to make friends with quinoa. Giving up liquor, well, I will drink less.
I was sad about your accident and am glad you are on the mend.
Love your recipes and look forward to making them!
Michelle
PS- I HATE leaving my dogs for even a night…I understand the guilt. Heck, I hate leaving them to go to work!

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Parita@myinnershakti     at 9:11 pm

Hi! Alexa from Simple Eats recommended your blog! I absolutely love your story – it’s so inspiring! My story is similar (except I haven’t run ANY marathons and I’m definitely not a chef)!! I lost about 30 pounds from my freshman year in college to the end of my senior year. I’ve been able to maintain that weight loss and get stronger every day by finding activities I love (running and strength training), eating better, and finding balance in my life. Anyways, I digress…I LOVE you site and will be a frequent visitor!!!

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Peggy     at 9:05 am

Thank YOU Thank you THANK YOU!!! I am currently reading Born to Run, which led me to reading up on Iskiate, which then led me to the “No Meat Athlete” blog…which has led me to your “Daily Garnish” blog. It is so wonderful to read… as a vegetarian myself, with a day job (that I despise!) and an ever-increasing interest in nutrition and cooking, I have been inspired by your story. Will I go to culinary school?- I am not sure, but it has me thinking a lot about the power of this kind of work. For me it’s about a lifestyle and right now, my lifestyle doesn’t fit my enthusiasm. Enough about me. Thanks so much for your blogs about Wasthington DC…those led me to your information because I really would love to hear more about your culinary school experience. I am sure I can find more on your blog…but I had to stop for a minute to say thank you for reinspiring me and for making me realize that people make the decision to change careers all the time…and it’s never too late to go back to school. I am so excited to read more, thank you soooooooo much and best of lunch in DC.

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Marissa     at 10:18 pm

Hi! I just found your blog from another blog I read. I love cooking and am currently contemplating going to culinary school. I’m also starting to run from scratch and am going to sign up for a 5K in April. I look forward to reading your blog!

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Chuck     at 3:08 am

Hi! Great story and great blog! I see you race in Ohio alot- do you live there? I’ve just moved to Cincinnati!

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poker     at 1:09 pm

This really answered my drawback, thanks!

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Allison @ Runs A Latte     at 10:38 pm

Wow, I am so pumped I found your blog!!! I had a similar story, except my unhealthy point was growing up – college helped me loose weight and turn things around. College is where I became a vegetarian 7 years ago, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. College is where I started running! I ran my first marathon in 2010 and I am prepping to run my 3rd! I am so excited to try your vegetarian recipes! I can’t wait to keep reading! (Sorry, I apparently love exclamation points…a lot)

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The Healthy Apple     at 10:04 pm

You are fabulous; what a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing…your blog is wonderful and so well written! I am so happy for you. Congrats on all of your amazing accomplishments and keep up the great work! xo

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Lauren @ Hungry Child in the City     at 1:54 pm

Hi Emily,

I found your blog and I am really inspired by the transformation you have gone through in all faucets of your life. I am going to try out a bunch of your recipes in an attempt to get myself and my boyfriend healthier! I don’t think I can give up drinking quite yet, baby steps! I started blogging recently in an effort to write down my life so I could see where I am going wrong. I have started working out too, which I have found that I LOVE! Keep the amazing posts coming!

Lauren

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Alessandra     at 11:11 am

You have an amazing story! Right now I am at your point of turning. I have been a vegetarian for 5 years until my most recent desk job has included lunch that is full of meat (I should mention, I am working in South America – where lunch is heavy and meat-centric). I have been on vacation for the past month and I started exercising again and eating vegetarian again and feeling great. I go back to work tomorrow and am really feeling that i need to make sure I do not fall back into that sedentary lifestyle. I also LOVE cooking and I think it’s amazing that you have followed your dreams and gone to culinary school. I have always thought about going to culinary school, but never more than something on the back burner. Keep up the posts – I’m loving reading!!

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Liz     at 8:43 pm

Hi Emily — I found your blog through A Healthy, Happier Bear, and I’m so thrilled to find another source of how to live a healthy lifestyle. I just started my blog about trying to live a healthy lifestyle, get into running (my first 5K is coming up this weekend), and have an amazing time while doing so. Can’t wait to try out some of your recipes/tips!

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Sharon Owen     at 9:43 am

We met yesterday on Twitter. My posts on my blog lately are about my struggles with my weight. I have started with the healthier eating and walking- I’m hoping to graduate to running soon.

I don’t think I could be a TOTAL vegetarian, I know that I DO need to cut out the meat. The next spot on your blog that I cruise will be the recipes section. I’m thinking I can eat more vegetarian and less carnivorous.

Like NIKE I’ve decided to “JUST DO IT”! #winning (thanks CharlieSheen!!)
~RebKas (Sharon)

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Emily Malone Reply:

Welcome Sharon! So glad you found the blog. I hope you find some tasty meatless recipes to help you on your journey. :)

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thehealthyapron     at 10:07 am

This is such an inspiring story, especially the part about you quitting your desk job. I feel like I’m in such a rut at my current position! I want to branch out and do my own thing, I’m just scared to do it! THanks for this extra bit of motivation!

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Kelsey     at 9:26 pm

I wish we could be friends in real life! :)

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Lindsey     at 3:35 pm

Hi! Found your blog from The Chic Life. I just love your story! I am currently about to graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. I am also trying to cook more and incorporate more exercise in my life so blogs like yours really help me find good recipes especially since I’ve also been a vegetarian for almost 2 years now. Can’t wait to read more!!

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Angela     at 11:10 am

Hi Emily! I came across your blog when looking for a good veggie burger recipe. I too am 29 and love to lift weights and workout. I just started getting into yoga and am a new vegan. I have a boy who is nine – I go to school full time and my goal is to be a physician assistant. I actually started a blog about veganism/yoga to keep me motivated. I will be reading your blog now! (Which btw looks waaaay more professional than mine – very nice!)

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Heba     at 6:25 pm

So excited to have come across your blog (not sure how I found it… just browsing I guess). I started a blog of my own in Feb 2010 and have been really excited discovering how to live a healthier lifestyle… :) Looking forward to reading more of your posts! You write in a lucid and compelling way – keep it up! Talk to you later :)

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lindsay     at 5:11 pm

Wow I just found your blog girl and you are truly an inspiration. I’m so excited to add you to my blogroll and learn new tips and tricks for my journey towards health.
Keep up the awesomeness! :)

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Anna     at 10:58 am

Wow!!! Your story is very inspirational! I’m in the process of foregoing my desk job and going back to school for a Nutrition Science program, to become a Registered Dietitian!! Sometimes it’s scary, to think I’m taking the risk to quit my secure job, and just go back to school and follow my dreams. But I keep finding myself encouraged when I encounter blogs like yours!! Congrats on all your successes!

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Brittany W.     at 5:37 pm

In an attempt to find a healthy peanut sauce recipe, I found your blog. After spending 45 minutes browsing through your stories & recipes I’m now a dedicated follower! (And I will be making that peanut sauce tonight!) I’m starting the same journey that you have been on, and I’m looking forward to using your site for inspiration! Thanks! :)

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Emily Malone Reply:

Hope you liked the peanut sauce – it’s one of my favorites!!

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Paige     at 9:39 am

I just found your blog and it is truly inspiring. I too began my journey overweight, sedentary and eating terribly processed and unhealthy food. I still have a way to go, but I see and feel a difference and I’m up for the challenge! Thank you for taking the time to educate and inspire others.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Paige! So glad you found the blog. :)

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Cole     at 2:43 pm

Hi Emily,
I added your blog to my blog roll, and realized, i didn’t know much about you. I was just browsing through, since i’ve been keeping up with you, and you’re growing “peach”. I want to thank you for being such an inspiration! Thank you for creating this blog, and for sharing your story. You’re an inspiration. I really do wish i could become vegetarian. Was this a struggle for you? I really enjoy all of your recipes…and look forward to reading more.
Thanks again,
Cole.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Hi Cole – so glad you found the blog! I became a vegetarian gradually and with time, not really all in one grand step. For me, baby steps worked best, and now I LOVE it!

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Dena     at 12:28 pm

Hi, I found your blog through HEAB and I am HOOKED. Are you sure we weren’t separated at birth? :) I’m a former normal weight but unhealthy person turned vegetarian/almost vegan marathon runner. I quit my boring desk job to follow my dream as a writer (although I admit to a longing for the culinary school path you took). Love the blog, love the recipes, and have just printed out about 8 of them to try. Looking forward to following you.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Haha how fun that we have so much in common! So glad you found the blog – welcome! :)

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Hayley     at 11:31 am

Emily, love your story and your blog! :) Was feeling a slight lack of motivation today and reading this gave me the kick I needed! Will definitely be back soon! :)

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Sammy     at 1:07 am

I just found you and I’m so happy! I love your mission “making healthy the new normal”.

Looking forward to going through all your blog.

Cheers

sammy@ http://myhealthyhappyfamily.blogspot.com

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Sammy     at 1:08 am

Hi Emily

I just found your blog and I’m so excited. I love your mission “make healthy the new normal”.

I’m looking foward to going thru it all.

Cheers

Sammy @ http://myhealthyhappyfamily.blogspot.com

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Emily Malone Reply:

Glad you found the blog! Welcome! :)

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Christina Johnson     at 1:28 pm

Hi,

I just have a quick question about your site. Would you mind emailing me back @ christinajohnson126@gmail.com when you get a chance?

Thanks,
Christina

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Stephanie @ StephSnacks     at 3:13 pm

What an incredible story and a wonderful journey. Thank you for sharing!

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Katherina     at 11:05 am

I hope in a couple years the end of my About section is exactly like yours, “I started my journey without any specific objective in mind – other than the fact that I knew I needed a change. Several years ago, I couldn’t run down the block, and at the end of this month I will run my sixth full marathon. But more important than how far I can run or how well I can cook, is how amazing I feel inside. It took losing weight, gaining muscle, and a new career for me to realize that as significant as my physical transformation has been, my true journey to health has come from within.”

I love this blog!

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Emily     at 11:53 am

Hi there! I love your blog and think you are totally cute to boot. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Your life is about to drastically change in the most amazing way possible! I am on my own journey to lose some LBs to so we can start trying for baby number 2! I look forward to reading about all your pregnancy and baby adventures!
-Emily in CT

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Emily @ OperationEmily     at 11:56 am

PS… I felt Olivia kick for the first time at 22 weeks, I was nervous too but once I felt it, it was totally worth the wait… O… and I LOVE Seattle…. Congrats again!!
-Emily in CT

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Jennifer (The Gourmetour)     at 10:48 pm

Time to change your info! Seattle is your new town!!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Ahh yes – thanks for the reminder!

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Vanessa @ Project Zen     at 7:40 pm

You have the perfect blog that I want to read!

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Mary Beth     at 9:58 pm

What an inspiring blog. I am 47 and trying to regain health. I have stopped and started running over the years. A couple years ago, I finished a sprint triathlon, but participated injured and it took many months for the injury to heal. By that time, I was off the exercise whim. This year I got on the scale and thought it was broken. No way could i be nearing 200 lbs. The girl who graduated college at 104 was almost doubled. Disgusting. My feet and back hurt and no wonder. So I just went outside with the dog and tried a short .25 mile run. I’m up to 2 miles. I find I eat very little meat these days and I’m a terrible cook. So imagine how thrilled I was to find your blog with recipes that are healthy. Yes, I’d love to be thin. But, more important, I would love to feel healthy again. I’ve lost 17 lbs and don’t ever want to go back to feeling that awful. I’m trying new foods and food combinations…something I would never have done before. I’m experimenting with growing vegetables in my backyard. I can see how this can become a way of life. Thank you for your recipes.

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Tracy @ NewEnglandRoyalty     at 10:45 am

I see you graduated fro J&W. I am from that area! Now living in Falls Church. I am looking for some new blogging friends down here. I just added your blog to my feed and look forward reading it!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Awesome!! I love that area.

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Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan     at 11:54 am

Hi! I just found your blog and I wanted to tell you that you are such an inspiration. I look forward to visiting you daily!

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Kristin     at 3:25 pm

Hi, Emily! I found your blog a couple of months ago while searching for a thai peanut sauce recipe, and I feel like you are my long lost sister!! haha ;) I have been interested in whole foods and healthy, vegetarian cooking for quite some time now, even though I now include seafood and the occasional chicken breast or turkey sandwich into my diet. I went from quitting red meat at age 14 to vegetarian at 15, then vegan at 17 until 19 and back to veggie again. When I moved to the California coast, I decided to include seafood because (clam chowder did me in) it was the only meat I really missed and I felt it was beneficial (omegas!) to include sparingly. I’m lucky to have a (carnivorous) boyfriend that appreciates healthy veggie food because my love of vegan and vegetarian meals still grows, and I am having a good time with it.. especially now that I have your blog for reference! I never followed anyone’s blog before, so take it as a compliment- I LOVE IT!

Another shared passion, that definitely goes hand in hand with nutritious food- fitness. When I first moved from the Las Vegas desert, my only passion for exercise was swimming and random walks/hikes (and a little skateboarding as a teenager), but here in Cali, I marveled at all the people running down the road or cycling next to the ocean and I vowed that one day, I would be one of them… 8 years later, I am proud to say that I run alongside the coast frequently, happily. I’m nowhere near your marathon status, but I really enjoyed back-reading your experiences with learning about fitness training, etc. and also greatly admire you and your husband for quitting drinking and dedicating yourselves to lifelong health & fitness. I also LOVE that you decided to quit your desk job to go to culinary school to find your own joy, following your passions… I think I would really enjoy culinary school, but I am a massage therapist with a great job right now, but maybe later..? Hmm! I’ve noticed that is one thing people don’t really teach you- the hazards of a desk job. I’m SO happy that I chose something somewhat physically demanding, even though I may not do it professionally for the rest of my life, it is amazingly motivating for myself to keep in good shape and strong. I have just gotten myself interested in weight-lifting/resistance training, and am very excited to learn more. I have been loving yoga and pilates since my early twenties, and continue to do so. Now that I’m turning 30 next month, aiming to take my very first spin class!

Well, just wanted to say: Thank you so much for all of your inspirations and wonderful recipes!!! You’re a kindred spirit and your kindness and honesty shine through all of your posts. The pregnancy ones are also great- I hope to reference them one day when I am lucky enough to be expecting, but in the meantime they are interesting &exploratory. Also, welcome to the WEST COAST! Seattle is awesome- hope you enjoy it :) If you’re ever around San Diego, and need some recommendations, let me know. <3

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Emily Malone Reply:

I am so glad you found the blog! Welcome! :)

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Souper Freak     at 10:23 am

You’re adorable! What a great story!

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Baking 'n' Books     at 2:50 pm

An inspiring story! Your gorgeous. I would LOVE to quit my desk job and go to a different country…but not necessarily for school…do they pay for you to wander, sight-see and eat all day I wonder? ;)

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Shanti     at 12:32 am

Hi Emily! Love your blog :) Our stories are similar and I LOVE your recipes — I’m a recent quinoa convert. I’m also a born and raised Seattleite; I live in Kirkland with my huz + three dogs. If you ever want some local suggestions for outdoor fun (dog and baby friendly), let me know!

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Alison     at 2:18 am

Hi Emily! I came across your blog randomly recently. I have enjoyed reading about your pregnancy! I am actually due just a couple of weeks after you (and having a boy). Thanks for sharing!

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Emily     at 7:04 pm

I stumbled upon your blog about a month ago and absolutely love it – you’re down to earth, sincere, and you keep it real. You’re also super inspiring! Welcome to the west coast :)

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Jessica Martin     at 5:45 pm

I want to be a chef when I get older! you are such an inspiration:) Feel free to check out my blog too

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Kiah     at 1:12 pm

Wow, what an awesome journey! Can’t wait to keep reading ( :

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Heather     at 4:19 pm

Hi Emily, I found your blog while looking for information about Alexandria VA. It looks like you have a very exciting and fun-filled life. I’m a 30-something quasi-runner who has run 5K’s and one 10K so far but I work out and love hiking. I live in Raleigh right now but am hoping to move so I was interested to read about your time in Alexandria and now Seattle. I have enjoyed the parts of your blog that I read and will try to read more of it sporadically in the future. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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Carly     at 9:17 pm

Hi Emily.
I loved reading your story. I have been reading a few health/running blogs lately but your story has really motivated me. I have really been trying to make healthy food changes for the past month or so, experimenting with vegetarian and vegan recipes.
I am not a runner, but I have been looking at the C25K programs. I am making it my goal to do my first run (4.2km) in late September.
Thank you for your inspiration.

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Sammie     at 4:45 pm

Just found your blog through another blog, I love your posts!!! I have just started running and my goal is a 5K. Your post “You don’t have to run a marathon” was really sweet and is totally inspiring!

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lindsay     at 10:50 am

Hi, I went to the culinary school in Charlotte,NC. I am really enjoying your blog.

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Carrie     at 12:05 pm

Kudos to you. I am on a similar path of transformation & I look forward to reading your future posts. Although we are strangers I can totally relate to everything I have read so far & its comforting to know that you are never alone. People experience the same challenges in life & by sharing your experiences, you can grown & learn from eachother. Thanks for sharing & congrats on the little one!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Carrie!

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Angela @ Momethis     at 8:08 pm

Just came across your blog and love it. So cool that you’re first race was Race for a Cure. Me and a friend signed up for one 6 years ago. 3 years later… I was fighting breast cancer myself. I beat it and I’m now a new Mom. Life sure has been a rollercoaster. I look forward to following your blog and Congrats on your pregnancy!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Wow, what a story! So glad to hear you are well now, and a mom! Glad you found the blog. :)

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meg     at 8:25 pm

you look like pippa middleton

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Emily Malone Reply:

Haha I have heard that a few times. I don’t really see it!

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Christina     at 6:28 pm

I just found your blog…and it is amazing! I have been vegan for 3.5 years, and started running about the same time too! (running my 5th marathon this weekend!) Anyway, just had to say hi :)
Thanks
Christina B

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Danielle     at 9:42 am

Just stumbled upon your blog, and wanna tell you that your story is inspiring me to keep cooking healthy and staying active. Can’t wait to read more! Happy blogging!

Danielle

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Julia     at 8:19 am

I just found your blog, I’ve been ‘blog-stalking’ for a while now, hoping to get the motivation to start my own.

Anyhow, I am from Seattle and your posts have made me so nostalgic. I don’t know if you have been up to Capitol Hill but you should try Oddfellows Cafe, its amazing! There is also this French bakery, Le Fournil, right by the University Bridge (which is a great run – down by the boathouse and boathouses).

xx Julia

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Julia Reply:

Correction: down by the boathouse for Pocock Rowing Club and then the HOUSEboats….

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Emily Malone Reply:

Welcome to the blog! :) I will definitely check out both of those recommendations – thank you!

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Clare     at 7:29 pm

Hi Emily,
I have just discovered your blog through another blog and all I can say is love love love!!! Your recipes look delicious and your stories are so inspiring. Congratulations on your impending arrival – can’t wait to hear how it goes :)
Best wishes from Clare (from NZ)

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Neha     at 8:03 am

Emily,

I am wondering if the baby has decided to make his way into the world. I hope labor goes smoothly!!

Since sleep is erratic in these last couple of months of pregnancy, I woke up early and started reading your blog. As a fellow Seattle-ite, foodie, vegetarian, Mom of Golden Retriever and soon to arrive baby boy, I am really enjoying it :)

Looking forward to seeing you at pre or postnatal yoga and to trying some of your fabulous recipes!!

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Heather     at 9:22 am

I love your story!!! it really is very inspiring!… I’m so close to the taking the no drinking plunge.. not sure what is holding me back?

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Heather! :)

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Maureen     at 3:49 pm

What an inspiring story you have! While I am not a vegetarian I love your site and what you have to share!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Maureen!

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Aubre Rice     at 9:47 am

What an awesome inspiring story! You are incredible and I am so happy to have found this blog….on the day your sweet child was born! I can’t wait to learn more from you as I begin my journey to health. I am a mommy of a 4-year old, and have about 75 pounds to lose. This is one of the first steps, finding good blogs to help me. Thanks for the info! God Bless you and your husband and your new addition!!

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Maria     at 10:47 am

Hey there! Just discovered your blog! I can so relate to your journey. My college/post college years were quite unhealthy. Until most recently I discovered my deep passion for everything health and fitness related. I’m still at the desk job, trying to figure out what will make me truly happy (this isn’t it). Your blog is great! Such an inspiration and congrats on not drinking! Its a noble feat and I know exactly what you mean about your life being better with out it!

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Jennifer     at 11:52 am

I am so happy I found you!! (via your impressive babble.com post!) I feel as though we are the same person and have so much in common (I almost fell out of my chair when I saw you got married in May due to peonies)!! You are just a couple years ahead of me and I find you to be such an amazing down to earth inpriation! I really look forward to catching up on the zillion of great posts you have written! Thank you for sharing your passion and knowledge and love!

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Jennifer     at 11:52 am

inspiration***

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Nicole     at 8:53 am

This makes me smile!

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Joy Li     at 10:40 am

Dear Emily,

I would like to bring to your attention a movement called Eat to Defeat Cancer which is using the latest medical and scientific evidence to fight cancer through foods. We have in the last week launched a new version of our site at eattodefeat.org. This site features the latest on evidence, information on cancer-fighting foods, and recipes using these foods.

We have been growing our community this past year. Over and over again, our community asks us for easy, practical ways to incorporate our cancer-fighting foods into their diet. In order to do this, we have started a program called One-Meal-At-A-Time which allows members of the community to post recipes of their own.

We have been very interested in your site and the particular focus on easy-to-make vegetarian recipes. This last week, we are challenging our community to submit recipes to make it easy to enjoy soy often (you can read about the cancer-fighting benefits of soy products on the Food section, on the food pages for tofu, miso, soy milk. edamame, soy sauce). I wanted to ask whether you would be interested in submitting some of your recipes (for example, Healthy Un-Fried Rice, Maple Soy Bulgur Salad)). The submission is through http://www.eattodefeat.org/onemeal/add and you will need to fill our a simple registration and ideally post a picture in your profile. If you put a short comment and a link to your site in “General Comments”, this will appear on the posting.

We would love to welcome you to the Eat to Defeat community.

The Eat to Defeat Cancer team.

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Heady     at 12:48 pm

Just Googled the phrase “baking with Greek yogurt” and there you were! I am neither a runner nor a vegetarian, but am looking forward to making your recipes! They look delicious!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Yay – welcome! :)

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Missy N     at 2:37 am

Emily,
I love your blog! I’ve been thinking about starting my own blog, and am wondering what your opinion is with the host. Have you used both blog spot and wordpress? Which did you prefer?
Oh, and what an adorable son you have :)
Thank you!!
Missy from MN

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Emily Malone Reply:

I used to be on Blogger but switched over to WordPress (hosted by Dreamhost). I find WordPress to be much easier to customize!

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ash     at 9:33 am

just found your blog- love it!

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Becca Starr     at 1:27 pm

I love it! Your story is touching and very authentic. My friend just suggested this site to me and I can’t wait to try some recipes, thank you!

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Gina @ Walk to the Mailbox     at 6:11 am

Hi there! I just found your blog, as I am an endurance athlete (15 marathons in) and am recently exploring a dominant vegetarian/vegan diet and how it affects my training. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, I look forward to trying your recipes and sharing in your inspiration!

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Mika     at 2:51 pm

I just discovered your blog while searching for something to make with a Costco size bag of broccoli gifted to me. I’m so happy I did. It is wonderful and I look forward to catching up on everything from your culinary adventures to the birth of Cullen the Crank.

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Emily Malone Reply:

I am so glad you did too! And I hope you found something to do with that broccoli. :)

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Jill     at 3:41 pm

Emily: I’m a no-added-fat vegan who’s looking for a Seattle primary care (medical doctor)physician, hopefully female, but male ok too, who respects my healthy diet and believes what I put in my mouth is what’s important to healing rather than drugs that merely mask symptoms. Can you suggest someone?

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Vikki     at 8:03 am

Just found your blog and hello from the UK! Me and my partner are trying for a baby right now – 7 months of trying already! So interested in all areas of your blog as I am a runner too! So glad I found you! :)x

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Emily Malone Reply:

Welcome Vikki! Best of luck to you – glad you found the blog!

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Sam     at 4:22 pm

Hi! I absolutely love your blog–the layout, colors, photos, posts…! I found it by clicking on your creamy kale stuffed mushroom recipe via Spark People. I am subscribing via my google reader. What an amazing journey you have had!!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Sam! So glad you found the blog!

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul     at 9:57 pm

ahh your blog is so beautiful! :D And I think it’s soo awesome you went to culinary school! It’s one of those secret desires and wishes I have–to go to baking/culinary school someday hehe.

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Pearl     at 1:36 pm

Hi Emily,
I happened upon your website/blog while looking for a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, and your almond butter chocolate chip cookie recipe was SUPER INSANELY AMAZING!!! My husband said he likes these ones better than regular ones! We decided to go vegan for 90-95% of our meals (we were total carnivores before) for health reasons starting Jan 1, and so far it’s been a real eye-opening journey, and I’m excited to try some of your other recipes here too… kale stuffed mushrooms next! Anyway, thank you so much for posting these recipes and your story. Reading your posts on Cullen — super adorable, by the way — bring me right back to my newborn days with Edward (now almost 2!) It’s so nice to read other mommies writing about both the joys and challenges of raising a little one because we were shocked at how challenging it was! ;)

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Pearl! :) So glad you liked the cookies – we love them too!

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Leah     at 5:54 pm

Hi Emily,

I have been following your blog for several months now – my pregnancy and newborn lagged a few weeks behind you so it has been such a pleasure to get a sneak peek at what I am in for with my son. He is 9 weeks old today – time is flying! I love reading about your journey, your good days and bad – its great to see your commitment to your health, family, and a good attitude.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Congrats to you! How fun!

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Nellie     at 10:27 am

Hello Emily. Thanks a lot for your blog! It’s very inspiring for me!! I love your posts and receipes and tips. And I’m seriously considering a vegan diet now. Moving toward it :) Keep it rolling! All the best!

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LaVonne     at 10:54 am

I just decided to read your back story – & am inspired! Thanks for sharing! I’ve been Vegetarian for ONE week today & am on my way to becoming healthier! :)

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Carrie     at 12:27 pm

What an awesome inspiration!! I lost 98 lbs this past year- and I have about 15 to go! I started walking last January and ran a half marathon in November- I’m currently training to run a half marathon in May with the goal of trying to run the whole thing. While I was eating healthier the whole year,in November i cut out processed foods and eat organic and as clean as possible. I love learning about nutrition now- it is exciting:) I look forward to following you and getting to know you better:)

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Mandy Jo     at 3:07 pm

HELLO!
I found your blog through OhSheGlows.com and I LOVE IT! I’ve been reading it (trying to play catch up) all afternoon at work (sorry work!). I love your story because I relate so much to it! I am 29 years old and I’m heading to Florida (from Idaho!) in August to go back to school–Zoo School! Like you, I have spent many years at a desk job and realized that I can’t “waste my life” doing this! I’m petrified and excited all at the same time. Your story is an inspiration and gives me much hope!
I recently (3 months ago) stopped eating meat and dairy and I feel great! I look forward to reading your blog and cooking some of your recipes!
thank you!

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Grant     at 6:58 am

So glad to find your blog and another steel cut oat meal fan. I had splurged on a rice cooker like yours but got nervous about this investment when reading the accompanying recipe book and found Japanese porridge is nothing like oatmeal at all. You made my day. Thanks.

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Michelle     at 6:34 am

You are a true inspiration. I am a recent runner and decided to be a vegetarian 6 months ago. I have ran 2 5ks and am doing a 10 mile race in a month with upwards of 30,000 people. Next up: my first marathon. Thank you for this blog. I sincerely look forward to reading more.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Michelle! Good luck on the marathon!

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jessica kiehn     at 11:23 am

YAY! This post had me wanting to jump up and cheer for you! What a great story of – you said it – TRANSFORMATION. It’s seeing the light. It’s unveiling who you were called to be all along. How blessed you are to have found that and GONE AFTER IT. I believe we all have the opportunity (probably several times in life) but people get too scared to take it. SO GLAD YOU DID!

You, my dear, are beautiful. I love, love your blog:)

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Taylor     at 11:26 am

I really enjoyed reading this. I’m at the place in my life that I’m trying to become more proactive in my health. Thank you for the inspiration! I love your blog-a must read!

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Carly     at 11:06 pm

Hi Emily!
I just wanted to let you know that I love everything about your blog! It is the perfect mix of recipes, healthy tips, personal life, and cute babies :-).
Keep it up– you are incredibly inspiring!

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Tina     at 9:45 am

Ok. Here’s the deal………I was told (long ago) that if you have a ‘hard’ baby, then you will have an ‘easy’ teenager.
My son did not sleep through the whole night until he was 4. He didn’t potty train until 3 ½. He cried A LOT. And was only NOT crying when we were in the stroller or he was on the back of my bike.
It was all worth it because he was a wonderful teenager. He did not sass back, he was respectful, he let me know when he was going to be late, didn’t take drugs or drink.
Trust me, the trade off is worth it because when they are teenagers, you have NO control.
Now he is 30. He is a wonderful human.
But, you never stop worrying. It’s the mom’s job to worry I guess……………

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Rachel     at 9:58 pm

Thank you…I found your web site looking for a way to save money and make my own protein powder, and I have found so much more….so much more….

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Emily Malone Reply:

So glad you found me! :)

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Mary     at 2:34 pm

I just came across your blog and am so glad I did! Your recipes are amazing and I can’t wait to try them out! Thank you for making eating healthy delicious while also still being nutritious :)

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Emily Malone Reply:

Welcome, Mary! :)

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Olivia     at 11:08 am

Ah! How am I just now finding this blog? It is awesome and encompasses everything I love in life: running, cooking, vegetarianism, and sustainability! I am training for the Baltimore half marathon in October and I will definitely look into Hal Higdon’s training plan! Thanks for the tips :)

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Corie     at 10:35 am

I just found your blog through pinterest and you gave me the boost I needed to get back on track after falling off the exercise and diet wagon after completely my first 1/2 marathon.

Thank you!

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Michelle Mielke     at 10:14 pm

My family and I have been vegetarian for almost 2 years now.I have been in a rut lately on something different to cook and being afraid to add tofu to the diet because i have no idea what to do with it, i googled some recipes and came across your blacked tofu recipe. I am so excited to try this recipe but im also excited to dive into this site! I think its an answer to prayer in more ways than one. Thank you!

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Emily Malone Reply:

I hope you like the tofu! You can also try the basic tofu tutorial – my favorite way of preparing it! :) So glad you found the blog.

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Carol A.     at 6:20 pm

I have become a vegetarian at age 69 and am thrilled to find your blog, where I hope to find some new ideas and recipes.

I couldn’t read everything, but are you in Charlotte? You mentioned Topsail, so I wondered how near you are to that? I live in Greenville, near ECU. We are Detroiters originally, but our children grew up here and grandkids were born here. I came to you by following a link about getting enough protein. Glad you made your changes. You look terrific. God bless!

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Shannon     at 10:57 pm

This Blog and YOU are fantastic! I went Vegan 4.5 months ago! I have lost 58.5 pounds, alot of my health issues have disappeared and I have more energy and stamina than ever before…I always threatened to be fit at 40 yrs. old and I think I just might acheive it!! I will be 40 this december!!
You are an inspiration and the recipes are FANTASTIC! Thank you for being here and helping some of us along..the support of just knowing your site and insight is here…is well…a strength for those of us making these changes!

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Betsy     at 8:41 am

I just googled healthy options for Qdoba and came across your blog. You have an inspiring weight loss story and you are motivating me to keep working out and losing weight. Thank you!!

P.S – I live north of Charlotte and since the Qdoba post mentioned Charlotte, I took that as a good sign!

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brian     at 1:26 pm

Hi Emily. You have a nice story, keep it up. I’ve run for a long time. Enjoyed your post regarding your 100 degree run, and since I live in TX, have to do that daily it seems in the summer. Heading out now…hopefully no one steals my water and sun glasses!:-) Have a good one!

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Alek Prus     at 3:19 pm

Your blog is so cool! I am also a runner and chef! I love being healthy and learning to cook and experiment in the kitchen;) Check out my blog Run Serve Cook!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Happy you found it!

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Samantha     at 10:14 am

You are so sweet :) Really loving your website!

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Amy     at 5:47 am

I found your blog from KathEats. She recommend your date snacks, which I’m going to try. After reading a few of your pages I feel like your telling my story. I stopped eating meat a year ago and stopped smoking 1 1/2 ago. I have a 18 year old daughter that I’m trying to teach “healthy” foods to before she gets out on her own. She eats healthy at home, because she has to, but outside she eats bad. Do you have any suggestions to help me help my daughter? LOVE your blog :)

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Emily Malone Reply:

Welcome! So glad you found the blog! :) I wish I had more suggestions for you and your daughter. My son is only 10 months old, so I haven’t dealt with the teenage issues quiet yet, haha. I always think it’s best to just lead by example. Show her how good you feel eating healthy food, and hopefully she’ll be inspired to do the same.

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Dara     at 11:03 am

just found your blog on Gojee — love it love it love it! thanks for the motivation i’ve been desperately needing as of late! :)

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Kim     at 11:24 am

So happy to have found this. Last May I had run my first half marathon after dropping twenty pounds. After that I had slowly gained a little back by getting a second job as server at a restaurant and not exercising nearly as much. Two and half weeks ago I began a vegetarian lifestyle. Starting slow, still eat fish and most dairy. I also began running again. I am finding inspiration through The Daily Garnish! Thank you!

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Emily Malone Reply:

So awesome! Happy you found Daily Garnish! :)

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Cookie D     at 6:21 am

Mrs Malone I am not quite sure why it has taken me this long to become a subscriber to The Daily Garnish. You seem to me to be the kind of young lady I would hit it off with instantly and want to become life long friends with! Your stories are heart warming and upbeat, not to forget your great food recipes! Hope to stay connected more with you from here on out my dear..xoxox’ s. ;)

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Ddubs     at 9:57 am

I am sitting at my desk eating leftover Pa Ram Jae from Mai Thai in Old Town and just googled “Pa Ram Jae recipies.” Not only did you have a recipe, but yours is inspired by Mai Thai! Very weird! I can’t wait to try it!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Too funny! I LOVE (and really miss) Old Town. I bet the lights look beautiful right now!

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Jon @elements2lead     at 5:39 am

Emily, someone just sent me your blog when I was looking for some vegetarian recipes. Your story is very powerful. I was an overweight football player before I had to make some really big changes in my life too. I love your story and especially about following work you love. I have a whole section on my blog called Follow Your Passion. Keep doing what you are doing and sharing your story. Very inspiring!

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Jenny     at 3:42 pm

Hey! Just found you looking for a stuffed portobella mushroom recipe. Can’t wait to try yours tonight! Thank you! We: my hubby, three little kiddos and I — also live in the Seattle area — recently became Vegetarian/mostly Vegan. I’m also a runner (only one Full under my belt, plus four Half marathons) and am always looking for healthy ways to fuel up and feed my fam. Super pumped to find you and follow you on Pinterest too. Thanks!

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Miranda     at 6:44 pm

You say vegetarian, but most of your food looks almost vegan/plant based. I’ve seen you cook eggs, but you don’t drink cow’s milk or eat much cheese. Do you limit dairy for a reason?

Love your blog, btw!

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dixya@food, pleasure, and health     at 10:17 am

so glad I stumbled upon your blog- so proud of your lifestyle changes :) :) now heading over to read more!

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Danielle Wiens     at 6:48 pm

I have only recently become a vegan (5 1/2 weeks). It’s a bit of a challenge but I don’t ever want to go back to meat and a lot of sugar and oil., So you can imagine how excited I am to have found your site. I also love Trader Joe’s Masala Burgers and was looking for a recipe to duplicate them when I found your site. It looks wonderful and I can’t wait to try your wonderful looking recipes! Thank you.

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Andrea     at 1:51 pm

Hi! I discovered your blog when I searched for vegetarian dishes on Pinterest and came across your spaghetti squash and mushroom sauce recipe. I made the dish last night and it was delicious! My food story is very similar to yours – from family dinners to college junk food. Since college I have been carrying around an extra 30 lbs. I have recently learned (the hard way) how much food plays a part in being healthy. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to learning new and exciting ways to be healthy. Thank you!

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Amelia     at 12:13 pm

Hi Emily!

I’ve been following your blog religiously for about 2 years now, but haven’t commented until now.There are a few others that I follow regularly, but this one is by far my favorite! Funny how a blog can make you feel like you’re connected to that person and part of their life. I think if I ever met you in real life it would be like meeting a celebrity haha! I don’t know what made me decide to comment all of a sudden, maybe because I’m thinking about starting a blog of my own. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your awesome posts, I look forward to them every day. You have helped me to continue to look for new ways of vegetarian cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, and following my dreams and passions. Thank you for that! Keep up the great work :)

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amanda     at 10:03 am

Love your blog!

What camera are you using for all of your pictures?

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Emily Malone Reply:

Canon Rebel t2i!

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Erika @ fortheloveofpeanutbutter     at 4:40 pm

Awesome story, love your blog!

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jen     at 11:27 am

Why doesn’t your blog appear in my feedly anymore? I have readded it twice, but nothing shows up. :(

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Jessica     at 7:29 am

At 39 y/o and a lifetime of weight problems I pray that I can make some of the transformation you did. I stumbled across your page looking up a recipe for oatmeal and feel a little inspired by your story. I’ve always wanted that feeling of accomplishment from health and exercise but could never get up the motivation to do it.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Welcome! Hope you find something you enjoy here. :)

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Taraneh Guidry     at 4:59 pm

Just found you! I’m in Seattle too! Very inspiring! :)

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Emily Malone Reply:

Welcome, welcome!!

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Yohanna     at 8:27 pm

Hi Emily,

I came across your blog last year and just rediscovered it. I am so inspired by your story and can identify. You have given me hope that real change can happen over time by just taking the first step!

Thank you!

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Renae     at 4:13 pm

So I just started reading your blog and I think if you were still on the East Coastive we’d be bffs :-). I put on quite a few pounds in college, and started to get healthy in 2005. My BS is in Nutrition and Dietetics and I have 2 boys who were also born in the month 2 years apart :-)
Looking forward to reading more!

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Rose Johnson     at 6:45 am

Greetings,

My name is Mrs.Rose Johnson I am 54 years old, I am a dying woman who have decided to donate what I have to you/churches/ motherless babies/less privileged/widows.I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago. I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for good work of God. I have asked God to forgive me and believe he has because he is a merciful god.

I will be going in for an operation on Monday.I decided to WILL/donate the sum of 7.7 million dollars to you for the good work of God, and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives (That have squandered the funds I gave them for this purpose before) are around me and my health status also.

I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware. I wish you all the best and may the good God bless you abundantly, and please use the Funds judiciously and always extend the good work to others. As soon you get back to me, I shall give you info on what I need from you then you will contact the bank and tell them I have willed those properties to you by quoting my personal file ROUTING and account infos: N°26375782341 and I have also notified the bank that I am willing that properties to you for good, effective and prudent work. I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this by God.

mail.Do reply to me VIA this my E-Mail ID-: rosejohnson82013@gmail.com

Thanks and God bless.

Regards,
Mrs.Rose Johnson

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Erin     at 12:07 pm

I just found your blog. Pretty neat.
Seems like you’ve accomplished a lot. Congrats!
I can relate in some ways…
I think about walking/running daily but rarely accomplish it, but when I do I always feel better. I’m not really overweight but know I could make healthier food choices at times. I would also like to increase my understanding of food.
I have been a vegetarian for 11 years and am also in my late 20′s. I’m happy to have discovered that are a vegetarian chef.
I look forward to reading more. :-) Best wishes to you.

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Brittany     at 6:11 pm

Gosh, I read this and I just feel like I am in such a similar place. I went to school to become a certified nursing assistant. At one point I considered being a nurse. Not sure if that is on the horizon. I am at a point in life where I have needed a change and want to do something I love for the rest of my life :)I have so many other passions like health, food, writing, photography, art…it just seems like a recipe for a really wonderful job but I am at a loss as how to bring it all into fruition. Blogging seems like a likely start…

I want to learn how to make a living doing the things I love. I am back in school working on my associates right now.

I have a few questions:
What were the steps you took to making your blog your job?

Did you need a business liscense for the blog?

Did you talk to an attorney? (I keep reading about this online and it freaks me out lol)

If anyone could answer these questions I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

Love this blog!!!! :)

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Morgan     at 12:01 pm

Hello Emily! I’m somewhat new to the blogging community, and have been looking for some like-minded people that I can follow and share my passion for food/fitness. Thank you for your message of hope. I look forward to your future posts!

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libby     at 10:05 pm

I found your blog when I was looking for recipes for steel-cut-oats in the rice-cooker. Yum! My kids and I had a fabulous breakfast this morning. I am hunting around for easy tofu recipes. I have three main recipes and would love to branch out; but it has to be easy (2 kids + full time career = no time to cook). Here’s what I’ve been cooking:
1. pan-saute Tofu in oil and soy-sauce, add garlic and red-pepper flakes, add kale or chard and chicken broth. Serve over rice. (this is by far my favorite)
2. Pan saute Tofu, add green onions, garlic and ginger, add peanut-butter and saute until flavors meld. serve with rice
3. toss Tofu in a mixture of oil, turmeric, Cayenne pepper, and salt; pan-saute, serve over rice.

Please help, I need more quick and easy Tofu recipes! I’m not a vegetarian so I have no problem with a little chicken broth or a bit of bacon for flavor.

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Stacey Curelop     at 2:39 pm

Hi Emily,
I was looking for a good banana blueberry recipe and came upon your website and I’m so glad! I’m a vegetarian and it’s difficult to find tasty recipes that taste good and don’t require hours in the kitchen. I often make something quick but it gets boring so I’m glad to see so many veggie recipes.
While I was reading about the blueberry banana bread one of the bloggers mentioned your Broccoli Cheddar Soup. (I love Panera’s soup so I went searching for your soup. I’ve tried to re-create their soup but was afraid they used something like Velveeta! Anyway, then I saw you love their soup too. Very funny.)
Then I read your blog and history- awesome story and good for you!! I applaud you for taking that risk because I’ve been at a desk job for 20+ years and still haven’t been able to take the risk of following my dream.
I’m inspired to cook though and that is a good place to start!
Thanks and best of luck to you and your journey.

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Jenny     at 3:31 am

Hello Emily! I was searching on Google this morning for a recipe for homemade protein powder and it lead me to your website. I can’t wait to try it! I’ve been looking through your blog for the past hour and now I’m hooked. My journey is a bit different. I’m a 57 year old woman from Erie, PA. After taking care of my mom for quite awhile, she passed away this past year. Five days after she died I was admitted into the hospital for chest pains. The doctors discovered that I had a heart block. I’m also diabetic, have high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I decided it was time to take care of myself now, so I’ve been on a journey to reclaim my health. I’ve since dropped 30 pounds and have gotten off two of my heart medications and lowered all the dosages of my other meds. More work to do still, but I’m on my way. I saw where you mentioned the Couch to 5K. Do you by chance have a link to where I can find that? I’ve never run before, but I’m thinking that I would like to bump up my exercise routine to the next level. Currently, I’ve started a “Strut your mutt” walking club. My two dogs are my best walking buddies! I’m looking forward to following your blog! Great job!! :)

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Reena     at 4:46 pm

I was looking for vegetarian recipes and came across your blog. Your story is very inspirational. Thank you for sharing it and your recipes. I have been living an unhealthy lifestyle – little sleep, junk food, too much sugar, minimum movement. This is the summer that I plan on starting to make changes similar to those you described as the beginning of your transformation. Your story gives me hope.

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Emily Malone Reply:

So awesome to hear! Welcome, Reena!

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Hanna     at 5:25 am

Hi Emily!

I love reading your blog, your recipes and I love your great pictures!
Just everything you write and share shows so much happiness and love of life and it is always making me happy and motivated!
I am really into healthy living and I think you have a great way to show how easy it can be!
I just got engaged 2 weeks ago and I am so excited to get married :)

I love taking pictures and I love my little Linux. However I was wondering which camera you are using for your pictures. They have amazing quality!

Thanks for sharing so much of your life!
Greetings from Austria!

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