The Spectacular Plant Based Runner

I am living proof that a plant based diet is orders of magnitude better than one that includes meat or dairy.

I took up running when I was 43 years old. It was a not too terrible transition from cycling.

I excelled at distance running. Increasing my mileage up to about 10 miles for long runs.

The thing is, I drink 4 beers most every night. Yet, still, I'm able to achieve this higher level of fitness.

I"m not fast. But I have endurance.

I've been running a couple years now. There's been some decline as I surpassed age 45, but overall, I'm still doing okay.

I've never been a stellar athlete. Even when I was young and sober. But I'm stronger now, even as I age, even as I drink. It says a lot about how our choice of diet affects our overall health.

I should stop drinking. If I did, I'd probably be superhuman.

So what could a plant based diet do for those who are already young and sober? It would probably be spectacular.

Easy and Quick Roasted Potatoes Vegan

I remember when my grandmother used to make roasted potatoes. She'd cook a whole chicken in a pan in the oven and surround it with cut up potato chunks. Every so often she would spoon some of the chicken ooze over the potatoes. What a flavor.

These potatoes use no chicken or any other animals. But they have all the flavor and tenderness still the same.

6 idaho potatoes cut into 1/2 inch chunks
olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roast potatoes with the skin on. The skin is delicious and healthful. Wash potatoes thoroughly. Use cold running water and rub the dirt off with your hands.

Arrange cut potatoes in a microwave safe vessel. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

Let cool 2-3 minutes.

Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet. Save microwave vessel for later storing potatoes. Sprinkle potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.

When oven is heated add potatoes and set timer for 35 minutes.

Turn potatoes at the midway point of cooking.

Remove form oven and test for softness using a fork. Potatoes should be crispy on the outside and soft and moist within.

Let cool 2-4 minutes before serving.