Things I Heart

Fitness

Bar Method Soho

Blake Brody In-Studio Footwear for Yoga & Pilates

Flywheel Sports

Lululemon Athletica

Physique 57

re:AB pilates 

Soul-Cycle

Winsor Pilates

yogamaya

yogaworks

Food Related Books, Movies, Resources & Products

The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen, by Jacques Pepin

BluePrint Cleanse

The China Study

Clean

Eating Animals

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Forks over Knives

Food, Inc.

Garlic & Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, by Ruth Reichl

Happy Cow 

Vitamix

2 Responses to “Things I Heart”

  1. Kathy August 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Just found your blog and I love it. Am trying to lose weight and switch over to vegetarianism (lacto/ovo vegetarianism, I think, at this point anyway). Hate to give up dairy and cheese altogether cold turkey LOL! I am going to try some tofu ricotta and Parma, and maybe soy cream at Trader Joe’s. Would love it if you would post something about how you deal with no sugar in recipes (especially baked). You are an inspiration and you have a lot of good blogs. I would also suggest HungryGirl.com.

    • Chelsea August 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

      Kathy, thank you SOOOOO MUCH for your kind words. You made my day! I was strictly vegan for a while and have slowly gone back to being mostly pescatarian. The labels are all so ridiculous 🙂 Ultimately, I just listen to my body and give it what it needs. I applaud you for trying to make changes to feel better. That’s what it’s all about. I have always been a huge cheese fan and thought I could never give it up, but when I went vegan I was surprised that after a little while I really didn’t miss it. Now I eat it on occasion when I’m out at a restaurant and that’s about it. If you have any favorite things you eat that have dairy and cheese in them, and you’re having difficulty coming up with alternatives, let me know I am happy to offer up other ideas if I have them. Milk substitutes are amazing these days. There are so many yummy alternatives like nut milks and hemp milk. As far as sugar goes… are there any recipes in particular that you’re looking to exclude sugar from? Generally speaking I try to use applesauce, fruit purees, dates, and brown rice syrup as substitutions when baking but depending on the recipe it can be tricky. I’m traveling the next couple months but when I’m back in my home kitchen I’ll do some experimenting and be sure to post some baking recipes for you. 🙂 You are always welcome to post questions to me here, on Facebook or via email and I’ll try to give as many suggestions as possible. I truly enjoy sharing what I know or have experienced so please, keep the comments coming! Oh and yes, HungryGirl is great too!!

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