Below are a number of items I frequently recommend to friends and family, personally use and stand behind. The links to these recommended products will take you to websites of trusted sellers. Some are affiliate links, so when you use them to make your purchase I will receive a small commission. Thank you so much in advance for supporting Eat Spin Run Repeat!
Vega’s sports nutrition products are hands-down my favourite when it comes to fueling athletic pursuits. Plant-based and free of gluten, dairy, corn and soy, they’re suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who has sensitivities to these common allergens. Even if you don’t, Vega’s products have some of the cleanest, whole foods-based ingredients lists I’ve ever seen. Whether you’re training for a race or just looking to shift to a healthier lifestyle, you’ll find what you need – and a wealth of educational resources to go with it – in their online store, the Vega blog, and the Recipe Center.
Sibu is a natural skincare brand whose product line includes facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers and dietary supplements. They’re suitable for all skin types, including problem (hello, that’s me!) and sensitive skin. One of the things that makes Sibu products unique is that they’re infused with premium, wildcrafted sea buckthorn from the Tibetan Himalayas. The sea buckthorn berry is a super resilient fruit that survives in harsh conditions and is loaded with tons of powerful nutrients. It’s also a rich source of omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids, as well as omega 7s which play a big role in keeping our skin, hair and nails healthy.
US residents can purchase Sibu products online, but this is not yet available for Canadian addresses. Don’t worry though – you’ll find them at many retailers across the country including Ambrosia, Big Carrot, Choices, Fortinos, Foodsmiths, Good Health Mart, Herbs & Nutrition, Kardish, Natural Food Pantry, Nature’s Emporium, Nature’s Fare, Nutrition House, Nutter’s, Pharmasave, Pomme Natural Market, Shoppers, Tau, and Whole Foods Market.
Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer
I use this spiralizer almost daily to slice my veggies, and it makes your meals look really pretty! This model comes with 2 blades for making thick and thin ‘noodles’, as well as one for making ribbons.
This is another gadget that gets daily use in my kitchen, and while they’re known for costing a small fortune, I’m pretty sure I’ve got mine down to pennies per use now. You can a Vitamix for everything from smoothies and juices to dips, soups, nut butters and frozen desserts.
I own more cookbooks than any other genre, and I’m of the mind that you can never have too many! Whether you’re looking for a gift for your favourite foodie, or just a little something to inspire yourself to eat clean, here are a few of my favourites.
The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
The Thrive Energy Cookbook – by Brendan Brazier
It’s All Good – by Gwyneth Paltrow
Fresh: New Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes from the Award-winning Fresh Restaurants – by Ruth Tal
Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Cookbook: Delicious Recipes That Will Burn Fat and Re-Shape Your Body! – by Tosca Reno
Whole Foods to Thrive – by Brendan Brazier
The Flavour Bible – by Karen Page
Blogging and Photography
I’ve learned a lot when it comes to blogging and food photography since starting Eat Spin Run Repeat back in 2010. Many tools have come and gone, but these are the ones that I consider essentials.