Kellie Robb Lists Five Reasons to Go Vegan – Yahoo Finance

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles, California lists five reasons to go vegan that go beyond health

Los Angeles, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 21, 2019 / In today’s world, more and more people are taking into account the food they eat when it comes to their health. But there should be other considerations, says Kellie Robb, nutritionist, and vegan from Los Angeles, CA.

“Health is important, yes,” said Kellie. “But now more than ever it’s important to consider how we impact agriculture, wildlife, ecosystems, and people on a global scale. That’s why I recommend going vegan to my clients. Not only does it alleviate health issues, it’s good for the environment.”

Here are five good reasons to try a vegan diet.

  1. More Variety of Food

“People often stick to the meat and potato variation when it comes to their meals,” said Kellie. “I know I did. I grew up with meat, starch, and veg, and even a big glass of milk sometimes! Eating a plant-based diet actually brings in more variety to your dishes. From different types of grains, legumes, vegetables and meat alternatives, there are a million ways to use plant-based recipes that are both nourishing and filling.”

  1. Help Heal Health Issues

“Going vegan won’t cure all your health issues, especially depending on the quality of your vegan products,” said Kellie Robb. “However, I have seen in my clients that a diet rich in healthy plant-based foods has resulted in reversing a number of health issues including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and even symptoms of heart disease.”

  1. Save Some Money

“Cutting out meat will save you lots of money,” said Kellie. “Replace animal protein with staples like beans and lentils that have high amounts of protein to fill you up. Rice, farro, and quinoa are also healthy alternatives that you can stock up on and always have handy for quick weeknight meals. Tempeh and Tofu are both inexpensive and tasty meat replacements.”

  1. Help the Environment

“Meat and dairy products are responsible for 60% of agriculture-based greenhouse gas emissions,” said Kellie Robb. “A lot of land is needed for meat production, which contributes to major deforestation and destruction of ecosystems. Not to mention the billions and billions of water needed for the animals to drink and for their food source to grow.”

  1. We Don’t Actually Need Animal Protein

“We can get all the nutrients we need from plants,” said Kellie. “A vegan diet is good at any age and for any life stage. Athletes are capable of getting more than enough protein from plant-based foods, and are even known to perform better after a vegan meal than they would after a meat-based meal. All plants have protein. The animals we eat digest these plants. Veganism is just cutting out the middleman.”

About Kellie Robb

Kellie Robb is a nutritionist, lifestyle coach, minimalist, and exercise junkie. Kellie Robb of Los Angeles enjoys writing about low-waste, sustainable living and crafting easy-to-make vegan recipes.

Kellie Robb enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, biking, yoga, and meditating. Kellie loves helping others achieve their goals in fitness, business, and health through coaching and holistic practices.

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles believes it’s not only important to stop and smell the roses, but to stop and smell every flower! Kellie’s dream is to help as many people she can live a simpler, but more fulfilled life.

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Sleek Japanese-inspired farmhouse asks $8.5M – Curbed Cape Cod

There are plenty of historic real estate listings in Connecticut, from 17th-century barns turned homes to grand estates on 320 acres. Today’s home is a breath of fresh air—a modern five bedroom, nine-bath new build that is a new take on Greenwich architectural style.

Designed by architect Nicholas Karytinos of Tacet Creations with interior work by Claire Maestroni and Giorgio Stegano of Voce Di, the 9,800-square-foot home was inspired by a blend of Belgian and Japanese farmhouse elements. The facade was built with black Belgian granite, Brazilian Garapa wood, and a zinc roof with steep sloping lines.

Inside, an open layout merges the living area with a black kitchen and dining room, and the home mixes stone, metal, glass, and hardware with reclaimed French plank wood flooring. An all-white sculptural staircase sits adjacent to a sitting room with retractable walls, and multiple fireplaces add coziness to the minimalist spaces.

Other perks include a 1.79-acre lot, a wine cellar, outdoor kitchen, an infinity-edge pool, outdoor shower, and guest house. Love what you see? 34 Beechcroft Road is on the market now for $8,495,000.

Inside Hollyoaks’ Scott Drinkwell actor Ross Adams’ incredible Manchester home with huge garden and massive gr – The Sun

However, he has a relaxing sanctuary when he’s not filming in the Manchester home he shares with husband Phil.


Hollyoaks’ Ross Adams shares a stylish home with husband PhilCredit: Instagram

The couple have been sprucing up their house, with Ross, who plays Scott Drinkwell in the soap, proudly showing off their bedroom earlier this month.

Standing beside a huge grey bed and a large mirror on the wall, he wrote: “A weekend well spent putting the finishing touches to our bedroom.

“All we need now is a nice throw for the bottom of our lovely comfy bed!

“What colour should we go for though? I’m thinking navy blue or mustard?”


He recently showed off his newly decorated bedroomCredit: Instagram


The living room has a minimalist feelCredit: Instagram


The dining room features a classy glass tableCredit: Instagram


The couple have personalised pillowsCredit: Instagram


They have transformed the gardenCredit: Instagram


Ross often takes snaps around the homeCredit: Instagram

The pair have remodelled the garden too.

Before and after snaps show the addition of a seating area upon decking and a fresh lawn.

A white wall runs along the edges with small shrubs and plants added along the perimeter.

Ross and Phil married in front of their nearest and dearest last spring two years after getting engaged on a romantic holiday in New York in 2016.


Mitchell has been secretly dating Scott’s drag persona Anita in HollyoaksCredit: Lime Pictures

Meanwhile in Hollyoaks, Scott and Mitchell are set to take their relationship up a notch in an upcoming episode but Mitchell’s battle with his sexuality gets in the way of their love nest.

Mitchell has been romancing Scott’s drag alter-ego Anita Tinkle for weeks despite dating Cleo McQueen. 

Their secret relationship came to an explosive head at the end of last month as Cleo uncovered the truth after she saw Mitchell caressing Scott in hospital. 

Mitchell and Anita had been enjoying some secret alone time in the florists.

But when a crane fell it left the pair trapped under the debris mid-romp.

An injured Scott was then admitted to hospital and when Cleo saw Mitchell touching Scott’s cheek she put two and two together.


Hollyoaks’ Mitchell finally came out to Cleo after the crane collapse injured ScottCredit: Lime Pictures

After Cleo demanded he choose between her and Scott, Mitchell came out in an emotional scene.

He said: “You, Scott, you’re funny and kind and smart and beautiful and real… I love you and I want you. You as you are, no costume no disguise no wig no you. You as you are.”

However, the doctor might have ended things with Cleo but it looks like his struggles with his sexuality aren’t quite over yet.

In an upcoming episode, Mitchell and Scott find themselves being awkward with each other in public.

When Scott suggests moving in together, Mitchell is visibly torn about the idea but Scott manages to persuade him to go ahead with the plan.


Hollyoak’s Scott is in for more heartbreak as Mitchell continues to hide his sexualityCredit: Lime Pictures

But Mitchell is still struggling with shame and is quick to hide Scott in the bedroom when Martine turns up later in the episode.

Mitchell is then seen at The Loft with Martine where he admits he’s not ready to go public with his new “girlfriend”.

Martine suggests moving back in with her, but Mitchell is worried about the impact it would have on his relationship with Scott. 

Meanwhile, a happy Scott gushes to Damon about moving in with his boyfriend.

But his bubble is burst later when he notices people arriving to view Mitchell’s flat.

When a confused Scott confronts Mitchell, the doctor lies that the landlord has put the rent up and he can’t afford it.

But Scott isn’t convinced that Mitchell would give up the fight for his home so easily – what is he hiding?

Hollyoaks fans will have to tune in to find out.

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Baking Gift Ideas for the Baker (or Wannabe Baker) in Your Life – Bon Appetit

I consider myself a minimalist when it comes to most things (if “minimalist” means wearing jeans I bought in college and using my Danskos as winter boots)—but not when it comes to baking tools.

I am powerless in the face of a tiny spatula. I neeeeed another Bundt pan—can’t you see that one has a swirl design while the other is a series of peaks?! And you can bet that one of the first things on my…I mean “our”…wedding registry was a kitchen torch.

So when the holidays come around, I’m not dreaming of scented candles or scarves I’ll never wear: I want a baking tool (or five!) that’s going to make my experience more precise or more fun or more beautiful. (If it also makes my cabinets just a little more cluttered, so be it.)

Since “baking tools” is a huuuuge category, we’ve divided it into three: the stuff you need (for bakers just getting started), the stuff that can take you to the next level (for baking 2.0), and the stuff that’s a little extra (for the person who already has everything else). Get yourself what you want or put together a lil’ package for the sugar fiend in your life.

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Extremely Necessary

Flexible rubber spatula

Flexible rubber “spats” (as the kids say) are the new wooden spoons. Use for stirring butter as it browns, scraping batter out of a bowl, and spreading frosting across a cake. Also: tapping your partner gently on the butt.

If you’re generous, get your friend two different colors and tell them to save one for caramelized onions and the other for chocolate, sugar, and butter: This eliminates any cross-contamination and takes care of the Lingering Odor Problem.

Buy it: GIR Premium Silicone Spatula, $13 on Amazon

In Paris, Eco-Friendly Brands Make a Style Statement – The New York Times

In an inherently expensive city, products made with protecting the environment in mind can be had for surprisingly reasonable prices.

The main space at La Recyclerie, which hosts markets and workshops and has a restaurant.Credit…Elliott Verdier for The New York Times

PARIS — Fashion is woven into the modern cultural identity of France’s capital, where tradition and innovation blend together to create some of today’s most recognized styles. As consumers become more conscientious about the origins of their clothing brands, shopping in the classically fashionable city is evolving.

The fashion industry produces 20 percent of the world’s water waste and 10 percent of global carbon emissions. In early 2019, the French government officials Frédéric Hocquard and Antoinette Guhl announced a five-year plan to move the city’s fashion industry toward more sustainable practices.

Across the globe, sustainably is already a trendy theme in the high fashion world. In short, it means producing goods in a way that protects the environment and the rights and health of workers. Fortunately for the everyday shopper, there is no need to sacrifice quality or style when seeking out environmentally friendly and ethically sourced clothing in Paris.

The best way to see Paris is on foot. To sample some of the eco-fashion boutiques in the city, head to the neighborhoods around the Canal St.-Martin. The tranquil waterway cuts through the city from north to south before emptying into the Seine, and the cobblestone banks lined with trees are the perfect place for an afternoon stroll between shops.

Three minutes from the canal on the Rue de Marseille is the Centre Commercial flagship store. Although this block is best known for the celebrated boulangerie Du Pain et des Idées, just next door is a store with a minimalist design and an impressive collection of eco-friendly basic wardrobe items — classic long coats, solid-colored sweaters, and simplistic, yet fashionable work attire. Sweaters start at $130, and pants are between $100 and $350, depending on the brand. A basic cotton shirt retails for $35.

Centre Commercial is the newest venture from the founders of the environmentally sustainable shoe brand Veja, Sébastien Kopp and François Morillon.

“Centre Commercial is more than a store, but a space where we can be a catapult for other projects,” Mr. Kopp said. “It’s cool to be in a dynamic which gathers art, fashion, sustainability, environment, activism. That’s the world we are at ease with.”

The pair recently opened a second location in the chic St.-Germain-des-Près neighborhood, but they do not plan to expand beyond Paris, although their online boutique ships worldwide.

“Centre Commercial requires a lot of love, a lot of attention,” Mr. Kopp said. “We feel more at ease to have a center of gravity here in Paris.”

From Centre Commercial, walk about 15 minutes south to reach the 1083 Boutique in the Marais. The brand manufactures jeans in France from 100 percent organic cotton or recycled materials. The company’s name, 1083, speaks to its commitment to create and transport products no farther than 1,083 kilometers (673 miles) — the longest distance between two cities in France. Jeans for both men and women range from $98 to $130.

A shopper at Aujourd’hui Demain with a vegan bag.Credit…Elliott Verdier for The New York Times
Faux-leather shoes at Aujourd’hui Demain.Credit…Elliott Verdier for The New York Times

Continuing south, cross the canal and into the 11th Arrondissement. A vegan concept store, Aujourd’hui Demain, sells anything from socks with tofu graphics ($8) to chic raincoats made from recycled plastic to faux fur jackets ($330). It also has a small vegan grocery story and a cafe.

On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, it seemed as if every hipster in Paris was crowded into the tiny space. Customers with blue hair and double nose rings shook water droplets off their jackets and perused the store’s clothing and makeup selection while waiting for a spot at one of the cafe’s few tables.

If you’re feeling hungry after the shopping excursion, the restaurant and coffee shop inside Aujourd’hui Demain offers innovative cuisine such as fried chickpea burgers ($13), tacos with jackfruit “carnitas” ($4 each) and even their own housemade vegan pumpkin spice latte ($5.50). There are also more classic items like banana bread, cinnamon rolls and cappuccinos (all $5). If your visit coincides with happy hour, you can also enjoy a strawberry mojito or a “blue” margarita ($8).

Eco-fashion abounds beyond the Canal St.-Martin area, although it requires a ride north on Line 4 of the Métro to reach Les Récupérables or La Recyclerie. The two are well worth the trip and propose fresh takes on sustainability.

Established in 2016, Les Récupérables originally introduced its biannual collections in “secret sales” hosted in different Parisian apartments. With its new boutique in the 18th Arrondissement, the brand now has a permanent home for its small collection of impeccably designed clothes.

Though one can find classic dark and neutral tones, Les Récupérables also features brightly colored, bold-patterned tops ($95), skirts ($105) and pants ($140) that can be harder to find in Parisian stores.

All clothing by Les Récupérables is made from old household linens and “nonconforming” materials that would otherwise be thrown out by a factory. The brand uses no new textile fabrics in an effort to protect natural resources. Garments for Les Récupérables are manufactured in Marseille, France, to reduce the brand’s carbon impact and empower French workers.

For the founder and artistic designer, Anaïs Dautais Warmel, creating sustainable and ethically sourced clothing is essential.

“I grew up being taught certain environmental and social values,” Ms. Dautais Warmel said. “Today we can advocate, but changing the ways we consume is what has real impact.”

With the boutique, Les Récupérables is able to offer a permanent community center and workshop space where consumers can meet, exchange ideas and learn more about “upcycling” and “giving materials a second life,” Ms. Dautais Warmel explained.

In an old train station on the outskirts of Paris, La Recyclerie also aims to give products a second life. The shared urban space and coffee shop near the Porte de Clignancourt hosts food markets, flea markets and workshops. People can bring old appliances to be repaired or even rent household items. The restaurant serves meals with produce from their gardens and eggs from the facility’s chickens.

Every year, La Recyclerie holds popular Christmas markets to promote environmentally responsible living practices during the holiday season. There are three weekends of events, and the market over the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8 is dedicated to “ethical and eco-responsible fashion.” Brands and designers applied in October for a place at one of the market’s stalls.

The sustainable fashion market is co-hosted by Atypique Atípico, an “eco-design studio and environmentalist consultancy,” and Slo We Are, an online French platform that helps consumers find sustainable and ethical clothing brands. All the listed brands guarantee equitable and environmental production practices and fair labor conditions for employees.

“We find brands that are engaged and transparent from the first material to the final product,” said Eloïse Moigno, a co-founder and chief executive of Slo We Are.

Although there is much to explore in the sustainable and ethical fashion ecosystem in Paris, it is perfectly acceptable to spend days searching for just one piece. This style of shopping is budget-friendly and better for the environment.

“Buy one piece in the collection and other things at yard sales and vintage stores,” said Ms. Dautais Warmel of Les Récupérables. “The idea is to consume less, but better.”