Thank you for visiting Fueled for Adventure, let me introduce myself.

I’m Jenna, a passionate outdoor-enthusiast with a love for vegan cooking. This blog will be a place to share my favorite recipes as well as the adventures they fuel me on.

How I Got Here

At age 10 I decided I was going to be a vegetarian. The primary deciding factor for this was I thought it was mean to kill animals. I didn’t know much about the implications of this decision, but felt like it was wrong to eat our furry friends. This was uncharted territory for my parents and I was required to do some research on protein combining before being allowed to make the switch.

From this time until about 22, I was a junk food vegetarian. My primary food group was cheese. I remember so many times where I would get sick from too much dairy, but it didn’t stop me. After going to college, my diet got even worse. I was eating mostly freezer meals and developed some pretty intense ulcer-like symptoms that lead me to the ER a couple times. I still didn’t make a connection between what I ate and how I felt.

Fast forward to getting my first job post-grad. I became much more aware of the health and fitness world on the internet and decided that I should cut the crap and eat more whole foods. I was eating some meat at this time, but mostly just when other people prepared it. I was grossed out by the process of handling raw meat.

My mom was the one that actually introduced me to the concept of a plant-based diet. I was pretty tuned into the wellness world at this point, but didn’t know much about being a full-on vegan. She suggested I read “How Not To Die” and watch “Forks Over Knives”. After those pieces of content and few other documentaries, it was all over for me. I was not going back to my previous habits.

Sometimes I get asked why I’m vegan, and the answer truly is “for everything”. Health is a primary concern, but so is the environmental aspect, as well as the unethical practices of factory farming.

There are a lot of stigmas around veganism, one of the biggest being it’s a restrictive diet and there’s nothing to eat but grass. I’ve been a vegan for the past three years and have never eaten such a variety of foods. I now love spending my time in the kitchen, learning new techniques and experimenting with new ingredients. I am now excited by food, and want to share what I have learned (and tasted!) with others.

Alongside my passion for eating plants, I also love being among them! I love to hike, camp, bike, backpack, and pretty much anything that gets me outside. I fuel all of my adventures with plant foods and have found this to be a very sustainable way of living. I plan to occasionally share some of the adventures I go on, as well as tips and tricks you can use to fuel your outdoor pursuits.

I’m excited you’re here and hope you find some great recipes, whether you are fully vegan, are transitioning, or are just trying to integrate more plant foods into your daily grub.

<3 Jenna

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