Friday, May 17, 2013


Doesnt this look good? I dont know much better than an ooey gooey pizza with stretchy cheese. BUT cheese is full of fat and really isnt that great for you.

Enter a new product I found at VegFest. Teese.(check out the link!!)

This is a vegan, 100% dairy free, gluten free, soy free alternative to your regular cheese. I bought the mozzarella cheese because it melts and stretches just like real cheese!!! I used it for the first time the other night when I made homemade pizzas and I was not disappointed. I am a HUGE convert!

They also have different "cheeses" depending on what you are looking to cook. Mozzarella, Cheddar Vegan (for things like grilled cheese sandwiches), creamy cheddar vegan (think mac n cheese), and nacho cheese. Oh yes. Nachos. YUM!

Now I am not a vegan. I just couldnt give up my eggs and I am one step closer. With Teese I feel like I could about 95% of the time just use these products and be perfectly happy and not feel deprived.

When we were at the show, they handed out nacho samples using the cheese. Awesome. Really tasted JUST LIKE nacho cheese!

AND while not clean, they dont have a ton of crazy products in it. Here is what is in the mozzarella:

(ALL VEGAN, NON-GMO): filtered water, tapioca starch, coconut oil and/or sunflower oil, tapioca maltodextrin, pea protein, salt, carrageenan, vegan natural flavors, lactic acid (vegan), natural white color added. GLUTEN FREE

And the nutritional information?:

Teese Mozarella Style Vegan Cheese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 28g
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietery Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars 0g
Protein <1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Way, way, way better nutritionally then regular cheese...dont you think??

Yesterday I made an egg white omelet using it. Yes, yes, yes. Egg whites are NOT vegan. So sue me.


My omelet had Teese, mushrooms, onions, vegan sausage, and vegan bacon. This sausage I found at Busch's is phenomenal as well. 

After it was cooked, I cut up part of it and put it on a dry toasted english muffin. Yummy and filling.

Yup I am sold. And I just had to share it with you. Especially those of you looking for a healthier option for the yummy things of life.

Now please know that I am not being compensated for this review. And it was not sent to me for free. I paid for it myself and am providing you an honest review.

Also now that I have you wanting to try this product, you may be wondering where you can find it.  Whole Foods (at least in Michigan) is a supplier for it. You can see where you can get it in your area by visiting the link that I posted at the top of this post.

NOW onto my workout yesterday.

To give you an idea of how I feel today about my workout yesterday, today I feel like I have been hit by a Mack Truck.

First circuit: close underhand grip pull downs, rows then going into wide handed grip overhand pulldowns

Second circuit: rows, bentover rows, forearm pull downs

Third Circuit: bicep curls from hell. 10 bottom half, 10 top half, 10 full circuit (that is one round)

Now on my rows, I was getting up to 80 lbs. Pull downs was 100 lbs, and my bicep curls on the last circuit were 40 lbs. My arms felt like rubber after that.

Then was RPM. I felt like I was going to die. I started coughing and couldnt take a full breath. I stuck it out but just kept my tension a little lighter than normal.

Afterwards Eric came to see how I was doing and I told him that I couldnt breathe. It felt like asthma. Like you cant take a full breath. He told me to put my hands on top of my head to expand my lungs and stand there. He said I looked really pale. I guess I did too much too soon huh?

Finally after a bit of sitting I finally caught my breath and was able to head out. Guess my lungs werent quite ready for that.

But either way, I like the sore feeling.

That is the news for now. Have a great Friday everyone! And a great weekend if I dont make it back on here!

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