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Vegan blogger

Welcome to Speedy Vegan Kitchen, my name is Lauren and I'm on a mission to make vegan eating fun, easy and delicious! My recipes make use of simple, nutritious ingredients and are designed for busy schedules; think healthy eating with minimal hassle.

Why Speedy?

First, I had the idea of starting this blog during my medical training, when a busy schedule forced me to come up with ways of cooking and shopping more efficiently. Working 60-100 hour weeks and trying to squeeze in healthy eating, exercise and some kind of social life was pretty challenging. I found that a lot of the recipes I had relied on previously were too time consuming; for awhile my meals became functional and quite frankly joyless. I lost touch with my body and hunger cues, and eating became something I did in snatches, on the fly, rather then something I actually registered or enjoyed. This pattern left me unsatisfied, messed with my weight and eroded my sense of well-being. Since then, I've spent time refocusing on enjoying the little things, including rekindling my passion for cooking! By sharing quick and easy recipes and meal tips, I hope to help make plant-based eating easier and more accessible, so you can spend less time worrying about preparing healthy meals and more time enjoying the rest of your life.

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Second, Speedy alludes to my running addiction. I started running competitively in University, first on the varsity cross-country team and later as part of a distance running club and have been running almost every day since. Have questions about running on a vegan diet? Shoot me an email! You can also check out my running blog (coming soon) or my trail adventure instagram.

Why Vegan?

My own transition into plant-based eating started in second year university, when a month-long vegan challenge turned into an 8-year love affair.

I won't tell you that being 100% vegan is always convenient, but I do feel good knowing that I am choosing a way of eating that I feel to be centered in being kind. Kind to my body, by reducing my risk of chronic disease and kind to the planet, by reducing my carbon footprint, impact on ecosystems and contribution to animal suffering. As a MD, I'll be the first to admit that a fully vegan diet may not be feasible choice for every individual. I do, however, believe that every little bit counts, so whether you're looking to make a full transition or just hoping to incorporate some more plant based meals into your weekly rotation, I'm here to help!

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