about me

    Emily Malone

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

    Contact Emily

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

    For partnerships, contact: dailygarnishads@mediakix.com.

    Looking forward to chatting with you!


    What’s Cooking?

    Personal Bests

    5K - 23:28

    10K - 52:35

    15K - 1:38:14

    1/2 Marathon - 1:57:39

    Marathon - 3:50:58

    A Look Back.


The following is a list of some of my favorite posts about getting and staying healthy.  From how to strategically grocery shop, to sprouting your own beans and grains, I try to highlight some of my favorite things that keep me excited about healthy food.

My Healthy Journey:

Why I Quit Drinking – a personal choice
The Lonely Runner – reflections on quitting drinking
The Vegetarian Question – why I became a vegetarian
A Good Egg – ethics of eating (or not eating) eggs
Calorie Counting and the Blurry Grey Line – make sure to read the comments!

Healthy Food:

Sprouting 101- the basic of sprouting and a recipe for sprouted hummus
Benefits of Nutritional Yeast – learn more about this super food!
Great Grains: Making Millet

The Healthy Kitchen:

A Girl and Her Rice Cooker:  A Love Story – my most important kitchen appliance
What does $125 Look Like in Groceries?
Supermarket Sweep – how to do effective and efficient grocery shopping
Pantry Raid – a peek inside my kitchen and my cupboards
Bulk Food Paradise – benefits of shopping in the bulk aisle
Ball Jars – organizing the pantry

Tricks and Tips:

8 Warning Signs You Aren’t Getting Enough Protein:  A Guest Post
What Do Vegetarians Eat for Lunch?
How to Build a Healthy Meal at Qdoba
Strategic Snacking – making sure you’ll have a healthy option
Road Trip Food – packing healthy food on the go
Portion Distortion – choosing the right portion and balance on your plate
Portion Control Follow Up
Weighing In - a post about counting calories and using the scale
The Curious Case of Casey Malone – a guest post by Casey, showing how getting healthy can reverse aging

If there is something you’d like to see featured that isn’t here, or something else you’d like me to address in the future, please leave a comment!

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Haha shoot – not really! I have almost zero beauty routine!


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chandana     at 7:40 pm

This is the first time I am reading your blog and have to say I already fell in love with it.

Keep doing all the great work.


Emily Malone Reply:

Welcome to the blog! :)


newrunner     at 9:58 am

I just found your blog and I LOVE IT! I am a new runner, a vegetarian and I can’t wait to read all your stuff! I have a question (as I am not even doing 1/2′s yet) what do you snack on to give you an extra energy boost while running your marathons? A lot of my friends eat the beans :/ Thanks!


Baking 'n' Books     at 3:02 pm

You mentioned that you do freelance writing? For health mag’s or can you say where?/Direct?

Thanks :)


Jen     at 8:56 pm

Emily, I just discovered your blog and can’t stop reading! I recently tried to move towards a more vegan lifestyle and your stories/recipes/tips have been such a big help. Thank you!


christie     at 10:07 am

Hi Emily, I am a newbie to the running and the health and nutrition but am SO excited about the journey I am taking. What particular foods did you stay away from and eat in excess in the beginning phases of your weight loss? Thanks for your blog, its awesome.


Katie     at 5:26 am

Hi Emily! I was just wondering if you ever finished the series of the “Great Grains”? I started cooking with Millet a lot more and buying bulk grains, thanks to you! I was curious if you have any posts on other grains?


Sophie     at 4:10 pm

Hi Emily,

I was wondering if you have any tips/advice for reading food labels? Or maybe you could point me in the direction of a good source of information? Thanks!


Claire     at 11:31 pm

One minute I was looking for a lovely quinoa recipe, the next I’m directed to one of your recipes and now I can’t stop reading the entire blog!

Emily this is fantastic, and I can’t believe I haven’t come across your site before now.

Have already forwarded the link to some girlfriends, so get ready to get bombarded all the way from Australia.



Gina McKnight     at 10:32 am

Just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I’m a clean eater and it’s hard to find a lot of recipes out there that use whole foods. I feel like I hit the jackpot; and the fact that you’re a runner is just a bonus! I’m new to the blogging world….so hello!


shani     at 2:31 am

wow was looking for a vegi lasagne recipe, and found one on your blog… and have spent the last one hour on it!! great blog, I’ll be visiting it often :)
thank you so much !!


Emily Malone Reply:

We love that lasagna! Hope you like it too.


Erica Gruebler     at 11:00 am

I love your blog! I have been following it since last summer. I enjoy the simple and healthy recicpes and the stories about your family! Thanks for such a great blog!


Stephanie     at 12:04 pm

Just found your blog yesterday and I’m sooo glad I did! We have similar views on health and food and it’s great to find a place where there are healthy and delicious recipes, I can’t wait to try some out! I also live in Seattle and it’s nice to read a blog by someone local lol. I’ll definitely be a frequent reader :)


Emily Malone Reply:

I’m so glad you did too! :) Welcome!


tracey     at 7:27 pm

I am in love with your blog! you have the perfect life :)


Cindy     at 4:59 pm

What do you recommend as a substitution for quinoa I have tried it many times. I just do not care for the taste


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