I’m Carrie and this is my blog about whole food, plant-based living. I started blogging in 2009 and re-launched my website as Carrie on Vegan in early 2011 to reflect my change to a healthy, vegan lifestyle. My cooking philosophy is to use whole food ingredients with a minimal amount of oil, salt, or added sugars. My hope is to inspire you to make compassionate, health-promoting meals that are 100% delicious.
I love to write and I have an undergraduate degree in English and a graduate degree in business. My professional background is in nonprofit fundraising for hospitals. I am working on a master’s degree in public health nutrition.
My personal life:
I live on the Central Coast of California with my husband, Alan, and our two cats. We love to travel, but spend most of our time near San Luis Obispo and Palm Springs. My favorite times are spent in the kitchen working with fresh, healthy ingredients, working on my photography skills, and sharing the results here. I also love to hike, do yoga, go to farmers’ markets, and spend time with friends.
I have not always led the healthiest life. In 2004, I was inspired by the movie Super Size Me to think about how I was fueling my body. In 2010, Alicia Silverstone’s book The Kind Diet educated me about factory farming and the plight of animals. Shortly after reading the book, I became vegan.
Eating a nutrient-dense vegan diet has helped me resolve many health conditions that plagued me for years including migraines, anxiety, allergies, and hormonal imbalances. My thoughts on nutrition are influenced by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. and other plant-based advocates (click here for my list of resources).
My “before” picture from 2004:
My “after” picture, taken in September of 2013:
Connect with me!
I thrive on input from readers and fellow bloggers. I read each and every comment and appreciate your interest and support. Feel free to reach me by e-mail, but please understand that I cannot offer specific dietary or health advice. My e-mail address is carrieonvegan@gmailDOT.com.
Disclaimer: The information on this blog is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Consult your physician before making any changes to your diet or exercise program.
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