About Stacey

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons…” -Alice Walker

Hi there! My name is Stacey and I am the woman behind The Home-Cooked Vegan. Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚


I’ve changed this page about 50 times now. The thing is – it’s hard to write about who I am because I am constantly changing. Finding new things to love, new yoga moves that make me want to sing, new food that I get hooked on and eat for weeks at a time…I am ever-changing.

Currently, I am a 26 year old living in Gastonia, NC. with my boyfriend and our three fur children.

The family

I am a girl that has big dreams and a big heart. I am a motivator and a giver. Becoming vegan has changed my life and opened up my heart in ways I never thought imaginable. I’m one of those weird people that likes being around animals more than humans πŸ™‚

"Neigh, and stuff"

Animals/nature have always fascinated me. I like to observe them, without intruding too much. Being in nature gives me a peaceful feeling that is hard to explain unless you’ve felt it before too.

I spend my spare time reading books on animal rights, animal behaviorism (which, I hope to dedicate a page to that soon!), experimenting with vegan recipes in the kitchen, and cuddling with my fur babies.

Hugs for Trixie

If you would like to read about my vegetarian/vegan journey, please visit my Vegetarian & Veganism page.

A little more about me:

Nature is good.

I love being in nature.

I hold a degree in Dietetics, and am working on a Bachelors in Biology with a concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science. **I hope to one day have a career that allows me to work with animals, helping them in any way that I can.**

I love to exercise and challenge myself physically, as well as mentally.

I use this blog as a diary. That means that sometimes there will be posts on animals rights. It means that I use this as an outlet for whatever I may be feeling at the time of writing. With that being said, I try to keep my posts upbeat and I love getting feedback from readers πŸ™‚

If you would like to know a little more about me – or if you want a little giggle? – then I will direct you here and here.

This blog is about my journey through life- as a vegan, an athlete, an animal-lover, and a student.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you come back πŸ˜€

Such manners

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments or e-mail me at staceyruns@yahoo.com! You can also find THCV on Facebook πŸ™‚

11 Responses

  1. hi stacey! I just found your blog through a comment on healthy tipping point! You are so cute! i am so glad i have found your blog and look forward to reading more!! xoxo

  2. Hi Stacey,

    My name is David and I’m working with SUBWAY to help share information about their new breakfast menu. We’d love to send a gift card for you to try it and share your thoughts with us. I was hoping to reach out to you via e-mail or through a contact form, but there doesn’t seem to be one on your blog. If you’re interested, please send me an e-mail at dheiser (at) zocalogroup (dot) com, and I’ll send you some additional information.

    David Heiser

  3. Hi Stacey,

    I hope you had a great Fitbloggin show. Our friend Andrea Porth who blogs on http://www.ajlovestolose.com/ had some samples of the new Elations joint health powder packets that she gave away. I’m hoping you had the opportunity to try it out. If you haven’t and are interested let me know- I’d love to send you some to review. Elations assists people with the power and extra motivation to move more, joint discomfort-free. if you’re interested in more product or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me at aspencer (at) digcommunications (dot) com.

    Thank you,

    Ashley Spencer

  4. Hi Stacey,

    I’m new to your blog, and just wanted to say hi! I’m really enjoying reading your posts and look forward to reading more!

  5. Hi Stacey!

    Just started reading your blog β€”Β it’s great! I love your wholesome, healthy approach to life. It’s so positive and encouraging. Can’t wait to keep reading!


  6. Hi Stacey! It was great meeting you at the Lululemon Blend party! Hope to see you again at a CLT event πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Stacey glad I found your blog, I am a dietetics student and eat a mostly vegan diet so im excited to follow your blog and check out your recipes!

  8. Hi Stacey! Just found your blog, i will be following! I love how you say it is hard to describe who you are because you are always changing. That is an awesome way to say it– we are always evolving to become better and stronger!

  9. Hey Stacey! It’s Grace, I found this by using the link you posted on change.org. Life does taste good, especially when you pile on the vegan food! πŸ™‚

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