“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
- Mahatma gandhi
Hi, I’m Amanda - and that quote is exactly why I started the blog, All She Does Is Eat. I wanted to create positive change in the world, so I first started with myself.
Yes, I do love to eat - who doesn’t? My motto is to eat lots of plant foods and to be kind to others (including animals). Here, you will find all of my favourite recipes, as well as tips on health, travel, self love and living sustainably.
My health journey:
Years ago I had a number of health issues that I no longer could ignore. I suffered from terrible digestion, eczema, acne, weight gain, poor sleep, stomach pain and bloating. After going to a number of doctors and one nutritionist, I decided to give up meat. I then watched the documentaries Cowspiracy, Earthlings and Forks Over Knives. I was shocked and saddened to learn how poorly animals are treated on modern farms and how detrimental raising animals for livestock is on the environment and wildlife. I continued researching about nutrition, animal welfare and environmentalism and came across veganism. I knew in my heart that I had to change the way I was living. It’s been four years since I started living a vegan lifestyle and it’s been a wild ride - I’m always learning new things! On top of feeling more connected to nature and learning to live more minimally, I’ve also seen a number of health benefits. I’ve lost 40 pounds; my skin is smoother and cleaner with only the occasional acne breakout happening around my time of the month; I sleep better and can wake up in the mornings easier with more energy; I recover faster from workouts; I can eat more without putting on weight; I no longer suffer from eczema; and my digestion has improved immensely.
I am from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador - a lovely place filled with the friendliest and most welcoming people you will ever meet! I went to school in Halifax, Nova Scotia and graduated with a Bachelor of Public Relations degree with distinction. Currently - I am living in Vancouver, British Columbia one of the most beautiful cities in the world.