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An Interview with Tracy Childs of Veg-Appeal

Tracy Childs of Veg-Appeal

Tracy Childs of Veg-Appeal shares about flavorful ingredients, cooking classes, and how to make a “Tracy Special”.

Tracy Childs is a certified nutritional consultant, long time vegan, and founder of the plant-based cooking class and health coaching company Veg-Appeal.  She has taken steps to help her community become more plant-based by co-founding the group PlantDiego.  Tracy has co-written three e-books titled “Food Camp Weekly Meal-Plans and Guides” which give advice on meal planning, batch cooking, and food prep that can help you eat healthy home-cooked meals even during your busiest weeks.  In addition she also helped write Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness which is available in paperback on Amazon.

In this interview we got to ask her all of our questions regarding plant-based cooking, the most important ingredients, and how to deal with failure in the kitchen.


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Dynise Balcavage of VanillaAndZag.com: Vegan, Master’s Athlete, Coconut Ice Cream Lover

Photo by Stephanie Catt (http://www.cattandco.com/)

Dynise Balcavage talks about her inspiration, experiences, and favorite foods.

At Starlite Cuisine we love our customers. We had the opportunity to interview one our of favorite vegan athletes and a StarLite Cuisine fan, Dynise Balcavage, know as @vanillaandzag on Instagram and Twitter. Dynise inspires us by combining her loves of the vegan lifestyle, food, and running! Besides being a USATF-certified track and running coach, she is also the author of Pies and Tarts with Heart, Celebrate Vegan, and The Urban Vegan.

Dynise has done cooking demos from New York to Paris and has been interviewed for the New York Times. She is an avid runner who has run All-American racing standards in the marathon, half-mara-thon, 10 mile, 15K, 10K, 5K, 4 mile and mile. She has qualified for the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon in each marathon she’s run. Dynise currently races with the Philadelphia Runner Track Club. Explore her blog here!

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