Meet Corine

Hi there! Corine here, thanks for stopping by my plant-based lifestyle blog!

A few things about myself:

– By day I’m a freelance graphic designer.

– I’m a “wife” (partner) to the most amazing man I’ve ever met, we are coming up on our 9 year anniversary soon.

– We do our best to live life to its fullest and to keep a positive outlook, no matter what life throws our way.

– I thrive on a plant-based lifestyle, and have my certification in Holistic Nutrition from SWIHA.

– I am a Level 2 Certified Vegan Chef, from Elaina Love’s Pure Joy Culinary Academy.

– I’m a 4 time marathoner, have run multiple half marathons, and a handful of trail races.

– I love to share my experiences and knowledge with people via this blog, so that I can assist others in their journey to optimal health. (If you want to read my whole fitness journey, it’s all here.)

– I have always enjoyed writing and journaling, because it helps me to calm my every rambling brain.

If I can make someone laugh, or inspire someone in any way, this blog is a success.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for listening!

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eat plants first plant-based lifestyleLooking for a quick and easy way to incorporate more plants into your daily life? Check out my Quick Start Guide, called Eat Plants First. You can buy it for $5 here on Etsy. It’s a 3-page printable PDF that you can tape to your fridge as a reminder/trigger to EAT PLANTS FIRST. Eating more plants is the first step towards improving your overall health, digestion and energy level. Who knows, you might even drop a few pounds while you’re at it!

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We love to hike and run the beautiful trails of AZ

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12 Responses to Meet Corine

  1. Shane Soucier says:

    You are now a pin up on my windows phone 🙂 I am a 38 yr. Old father of four,with loving wife.Unfortunately I have seizures and disabled.i can hardly do work,or play with my seizures are caused from the layer around my brain has weakend,and high blood pressure causes my brain to swell,press against the inside of my skull,hence causing abnormal synapses in my brain resulting a seizure.To make a longer story short,I saw the episode of show on lwn with Joey and really loved your recipes although I didn’t get to see the whole show..since I can’t work ,play or feel as though I can’t provide I cook for the family,and sometimes three families for Sunday.We all know kids have a fear of vegetables,these recipies are a real help(not to mention my wife loves it when I surprise her with something new,it makes her feel special.) We need a little change for our health sake. I’m glad I caught the show…..Thank you

    • Hi Shane, I truly apologize for not replying to this comment sooner! It was one of those instances where I meant to reply later in that same day and got distracted! I hope you have been in good health over the past few months and that you have been able to try new recipes I’ve posted since May. Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself and your daily struggles. Your strength and motivation are inspiring to me.

  2. jakeline says:

    Hello I’m Jackie for short and I just recent developed a peanut allergy w/ no traces allowed I was wondering if you had any ideas or recipes in substitute for peanut butter .. thank you and hope to hear from you soon

  3. Nicole says:

    Funny! I am also a Beachbody Coach, runner and (mostly) plant based athlete. I’m looking forward to reading more! Thanks again for the tips on the Phoenix Marathon!

  4. Bill Kranker says:


    I love your site.

    I am an avid biker and I am thinking about running as well but have only done a few short distance runs. I went on a business trip to Germany a few years back with a co-worker who was a regular runner. After about two miles through downtown Stuttgart I was completely out of breath. I did not realize how out of shape I was until that moment. I was, at that time, eating a very yukky diet of meat, potatoes and lots of snack foods. Since then I have converted to a low fat raw vegan diet and although I have not attempted to run, I have been biking quite a lot. I have noticed that my performance has increased a huge amount. Last summer I did a 14 mile mountain trail ride through the woods and hills here in Michigan and was in better physical shape than my high school age son who rode with me.

    I just bought the book “born to run” by Christopher McDougall which I am just starting to read. I am hoping that between this book and your info I may be inspired to hit the trails again.

    Hope you have a great day!!!


    P.S. I will put your link on my web resources page.

    • Bill, thank you so much for your kind words! Sounds like you are well on your way to hitting the trails soon! Hopefully I can provide some inspiration. Born to Run is a great read, let me know what you think when you are done. 🙂 I look forward to following your blog as well. I’ve been trying to incorporate more raw foods into my diet – we can learn from each other! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

  5. paula rothman says:

    hi jackie. posted on the almond bites page, but will post here. i am a dog mom too. have 5, and 3 fosters… and am an MD, so finding balance is sometimes a challenge, but eating right is a priority. Married an amazing man a yr ago, and he loves me so much he has foesaken meat for a veggie lifestyle ( tho i am now vegan). love to eat and cook and can’t wait to find more info… happy to help with any medical questions or issues you might have

  6. Nice to meet you! Just found you via #RunEatTweetAZ adding you to my blogroll now!

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