I have been wanting to do a regular serious of my favorite things, from apps to books to clothing and lifestyle products for busy Moms. Because when I find something I really like and it inspires or helps me, I want to share it with you guys. ( I really did make this blog partially to share with you my favorite movies that haven't made it to DVD...I guess I am still trying to revert people to VHS. Sorry about that...)
This post I'm featuring my favorite health related things as of late! Hope you check them out as I highly recommend them!
Today I have to start out with how in love I am with the Whole Pantry App. Friends, just do your self a favor and go check out their website. I'll wait here for a moment......K did you check it out? Did you see those photos? Not only are the recipes good, but they are super healthy and easy to make. Like coconut whip cream ( just put that puppy in the fridge, wait a while, whip) to raw vegan peanut butter cups. Or pumpkin hash... that one caught my eye, I must say. On top of the mouth watering food photography and recipes, the Whole Pantry App also has very applicable articles from health experts. The founder had brain cancer and cured herself naturally, so she has a lot to offer on health and wellness. The fertility one was really interesting and made us both want to up our protein intake.
You can check out more of their food porn on Instagram.
|Gluten free blueberry cupcakes from Elana's Pantry|
So...I have been on the lookout for a non complicated gluten free baking book. The one my sister Kat ( who is a personal chef that specializes in gluten free) recommended was The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook from Elana's Pantry. I looked at several of the recipes and noticed how simple they are to make, and with only a few ingredients! Namely, almond flour. The thing about gluten free flours is that they can contain GMO ingredients ( most soy and corn in the US is genetically modified) so using almond or coconut flour are healthier alternatives.We're also loving the recipes at Empowered Sustenance and I may be buying her Indulge and Heal book in the near future.
Along the same lines, as you know I have been trying to upgrade my homemaking skills in general and want to be given fermenting foods, making my own cheese ( vegan and regular), etc. GNOWGLINS and Craftsy look like tremendous resources on both fronts; GNOWGLINS teaches principals from Nourishing Traditions such as soaking grains, making kefir, etc while Craftsy has some cheese and bread making classes. My pasta loving self finds there Homemade Italian Pasta course to be tempting...
Lastly, I have been getting (slowly) into yoga, due to downloading Bee Bosnak's Snippet ( will write a post on what Snippet is in the future) Heal Yourself which delves into not only poses but the reason behind them. I have put off yoga for a number of reasons, but mainly because I find it has lost its Vedic roots when it entered the market place, becoming a trendy thing that has lost its depth. I prefer to infuse myself in Swami Vivekanada's 4 yogas ( books on using the mind and heart to delve deeper into one's faith and spirituality, whether you are Christian or Hindu). But Bee obviously is making the connection in her practice and shares her insights with readers via her words, photos, and videos in Heal Yourself.
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