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These two things do not go together:


THING 1:  Awesomely cheesy pizza, delivered hot and fresh to my door at the end of a busy evening.


Chewy crust with cheese, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, all fresh and locale!  Wolfman’s really makes a great pie.  Plus a spinach salad with celery.


I ended up going back for the last slice! 




THING #2:  The China Study.  The China Study details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists.  It is basically a pro-vegan, an anti-cheese treatise. I’m reading it purely out of curiosity; no plans to go vegan.

A complicated book that made me look twice at my cheesy pizza (the Husband got his half sans cheese).  But… If cheese is wrong, I’m not sure I want to be right.  😉


PS – Nicole has been writing great posts lately.  I like this one about packing lunches if you work in an office and this one about negative quotes and positive thinking.  Shameless friend plug.



  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 1, 2011, 9:17 pm

    I love dairy but it doesn’t love me! I’ve been hearing a lot about that book lately. I’m intrigued!!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 1, 2011, 9:18 pm

    I understand the benefits of a Vegan lifestyle, but there are a few dairy products that I heart just too much, one being cheese and the other being ice cream. Yes, I can get Vegan versions, but they are truly not the same. So, I buy organic and I’m happy with that! 🙂

  • Steph February 1, 2011, 9:20 pm

    I really hope you will have the chance to really look into the problems with The China Study, as there are some excellent critiques out there. Selective use of data and a _serious_ desire to push a vegan lifestyle left me feeling like this book was no more than PETA propaganda dressed up like a scientific study.

    • Caitlin February 1, 2011, 9:24 pm

      Yes! I plan to read the big rebuttal when I’m done.

      • Baking 'n' Books February 1, 2011, 9:58 pm

        Yes, I recently seen a book in the bookstore called “The Vegetarian Myth” as well. It just seems there’s always going to be something or the other so better to do what feels right for you, and, well…to LIVE A LITTLE! Life is too short and if your obsessed with it – then what are you missing in life itself?

        Also Caitlin – I just want to say THANK-YOU for eating cheese. Yes, that sounds stupid, but it seems I turn to so many blogs or see so many reports or shows or books all advocating to quit dairy or whatever. I can’t help it – I don’t know if it’s the yogurt and cheese that’s killing my guts…but really, I don’t know if I want to know…

        LOVE pizza 🙂

        It is so refreshing that you are just YOU and don’t follow trends or whatever.

        God Bless You.

        • D February 1, 2011, 10:21 pm

          I agree with your comment! I personally do *not* eat cheese, but I find it refreshing to see someone who does, because that actually seems to be the more abnormal choice in blogs. Or maybe I need to branch out with food blogging? 🙂

          I also want to say that I respect the fact that you choose vegetarianism based on ethical choices, and I know you have stated several times that you can’t give up dairy (yet! :)) because you enjoy it too much. I find that in a lot of blogs there is some weird pressure/stigma going on where people (not criticizing, but just observing based on MANY blogs) feel like, for whatever reason, they need to talk about how meat or dairy “doesn’t make them feel good” or they “have more energy with vegetarianism” or are “suddenly” lactose-intolerant. I’m not saying these things cannot possibly be true, but I think there’s a reluctance to admit that we might WANT these foods! And that they taste good!

          I choose not to eat meat or dairy for many reasons, but it’s a choice that I make with every meal. It’s not something that I “can’t” do and it doesn’t necessarily make me feel superhuman to be eating vegan foods. It’s just a way of life that I consciously decide on. But I can still admit that sometimes, when walking past a greasy kebab joint after a few drinks, that meat can smell good, and probably tastes good too. Some cheese and grapes after dinner would taste amazing, and a greek yogurt would be a super convenient snack. I don’t pretend that I don’t EVER want or crave these foods, you know? So I respect a girl that can make ethical choices (not saying that meat is ‘un-ethical’, but you know…) and still admit that food tastes good and not everything needs to be sacrificed.

        • Baking 'n' Books February 2, 2011, 8:05 am

          Hmm…not really sure if that makes sense to me as you are saying that other people don’t eat it because they have that they “can’t”…but you yourself don’t eat it and have cravings…? So not sure how that’s much different.

          But thanks anyways!

        • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:34 am

          I agree with both of you, actually…. Food is pleasure. It’s hard for me to balance what I ethically believe in with what taste good. I am not perfect nor do I claim to be! I wish I had all the answers 🙁

        • Baking 'n' Books February 2, 2011, 10:39 am

          Perfectly Imperfect.


      • Gracie February 2, 2011, 12:36 pm

        so glad to hear it! mainly because I’ve been wanting to read both but have yet to get around to it :/ I still want to eventually, but I’d love to hear your thoughts too!

        • Gracie February 2, 2011, 12:37 pm

          (and when I say “it” I mean reading the rebuttal. woops)

  • Josephine @ Creating a Positive Life February 1, 2011, 9:20 pm

    I am intrigued as well! Dairy just doesn’t seem natural to me but I love it so.

  • Ellie @ The Mommyist February 1, 2011, 9:20 pm

    After taking the Carroll Food Intolerance test I had to give up a lot of food but thank goodness dairy wasn’t one of them. I would miss cheese too much.

  • jenn February 1, 2011, 9:20 pm

    I’ve been reading tons of books on veganism lately – The China Study included. I love cheese (heck – I live in Wisconsin!) but unfortunately…I can’t un-learn what I read. I begin to wonder if cheese is worth heart disease or diabetes (which I already have), etc. I will be interested to hear your thoughts on the book. So much research that can’t be refuted, and yet it’s so hard to think about eliminating certain things from your diet.

  • Tara February 1, 2011, 9:21 pm

    Hi Caitlin! This might be more appropriate for the post you did a while ago about different people’s versions of “ethical eating.” I’m too lazy to search for that, and given the talk of cheese, The China Study, and the fact that I just watched today’s Oprah show about veganism, I am wondering what is at the root of your feelings about being vegan v. vegetarian.

    I’m 29, was raised vegetarian (awesome hippie parents – at least they were described as such in the early 80s), ate a little chicken and turkey during college and after, and then went completely vegan a few years ago. I completely love it and would say that, for me, it’s 50% about my health and 50% about the animals.

    The turning point for me came after I read a lot of material about the link between dairy cows and the beef industry, i.e., how the dairy cows are treated, the short amount of time they are “useful”, the fact that their male calves are shuffled straight into the veal industry, and then they are slaughtered along with other cows once they can’t produce anymore milk. I just didn’t see a distinction anymore between one industry and the other. Have you thought about this, and if so, how do you make the decision of what is right for you? Is the distinction that I don’t see anymore still a valid one for you?

    Please don’t take any offense to my comments – I’m just genuinely curious about your views. Your blog is my fave – first one I read every day:-)

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:37 am


      I have written about this before (http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/category/vegan-for-a-day) but basically it boils down to the fact that I really like dairy and just don’t want to give it up for selfish reasons. Do I think this is ‘right’? Well… no. But I really just don’t have a desire not to eat dairy. I buy organic and local dairy whenever possible, which is not a solution but does make me feel better about the situation.

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews February 1, 2011, 9:21 pm

    That pizza looks amazing. Have you ever tried cauliflower on pizza? It’s really good!

  • Balanced Healthy Life February 1, 2011, 9:21 pm

    I love a good vegetable pizza with thin crust! Love that your pizza place uses local ingredients!

  • Kelly February 1, 2011, 9:22 pm

    I’m curious about the China Study too, but I agree with you about the cheese. I think I have six different kinds of cheese in my fridge right now, so I’m obviously in no position to give it up.

  • Kristy @ KristyRuns February 1, 2011, 9:23 pm

    Ooooh! I want to read that! I’m so used to a cheese-less pizza that I don’t even miss dairy. Plus, so many good subs [Daiya cheeze, coconut milk ice cream, etc.]. Yum! 🙂

  • Parita@myinnershakti February 1, 2011, 9:24 pm

    My aunt is actually reading that book. Her family is actually slowing working their way into a mainly vegan diet. I don’t know if I could ever do that, but it’s been helping my cousin with his allergies. He’s had them his whole life but now that they are slowly eliminating all animal products and switching over to soy, he hasn’t had any issues. I may borrow the book from her and read it just to be better informed. 🙂

  • Jenna @Eating Green, Staying Lean February 1, 2011, 9:27 pm

    The book sounds good! I’ve read a lot of books about going vegan lately, and the argument is definitely a sound one…I’m just not so sure that I can give up eggs and sharp cheddar cheese 🙂

  • Kristina @ life as kristina February 1, 2011, 9:29 pm

    Wow-I don’t have any pizza place like that, besides my own kitchen! That looks so good!!!!
    I loved the china study-really interesting!!!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) February 1, 2011, 9:29 pm

    I am conflicted with cheese. I know what it is, what it does, etc., but I’ve grown to be SO attached to the taste that I don’t think I could ever give it up completely. I think we pick and choose our battles.

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) February 1, 2011, 9:30 pm

    I know I wouldn’t want to be right ! lol. I love cheeses of all kinds and always try to buy local (or localish) stuff when available.

  • Katie February 1, 2011, 9:33 pm

    I would like to read that book and am interested to hear your opinion on it. I already eat mainly a vegan diet due to allergies and that I just don’t eat meat a whole lot. Have you tried Mellow Mushroom? It’s really good. They have a lot of tofu and tempah and they have daiya cheese to put on pizza. (I go cause I can get a gluten free dairy free pizza 🙂 ) And they have a bus inside the restaurant to sit in!

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:38 am

      We have a Mellow Mush near us, I’ll have to check it out!

  • jen @ taste life February 1, 2011, 9:41 pm

    Ah, The China Study. I read it years ago and even went vegan for a while after reading it (been veg many years before and since then). Then I started seeing some of how the numbers had been played around with, namely the stuff written by Denise Minger, which you can just Google, and that just confused me further. Honestly, I’ve put so many damn rules on my eating over the years, now I’m trying to unlearn them and just eat intuitively. It’s hard, and I always, always want to jump on whatever the latest healthy eating trend is, but I’m trying really, really hard not to.

    Tangent! Anyways, enjoy the book, I know I did.

    • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama February 1, 2011, 10:26 pm

      FYI-Dr. Campbell wrote a response to Denise’s critique. Her critique wasn’t totally accurate.

    • LisaCazz February 1, 2011, 10:32 pm

      Great comment. We must be living parallel lives. I’ve been down the same road with the book and Denise’s info and am working on intuitive eating as well.

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans February 1, 2011, 9:45 pm

    That pizza looks absolutely delicious! *drool*

  • sarah (sarah learns) February 1, 2011, 9:46 pm

    i’m with you on the cheese. it’s my absolutely favorite food and i honestly don’t think i could live without it! i try to limit my intake, but ohhh, it’s so good!

  • hippierunner February 1, 2011, 9:48 pm

    I am about to go pick up a pizza and these exact thoughts have been in my head all evening! 🙁 I almost wish it didn’t taste so good!

  • Caroline February 1, 2011, 9:48 pm

    I’ve read snippets of The China Study, and some rebuttals online. I think there are great points for both sides of the issue. However, my biggest problem with The China Study is that it was released to the general public instead of being released through a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Since it isn’t my area of expertise, I’m not going to comment on the validity of the study. I do think it’s pretty fishy that the study wasn’t given the chance to be reviewed, critiqued and revised by a group of anonymous peer experts though. If studies and findings are released to the general public without a peer review, the scientific community just doesn’t take it as seriously, and it doesn’t have the same credibility. Just something to think about – can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

    • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama February 1, 2011, 10:34 pm

      The China Study is not a book about one study, despite the name. Dr. Campbell has done countless peer-reviewed studies, many of which he discusses in the book.

      • Caroline February 1, 2011, 11:07 pm

        I knew that Dr. Campbell published many peer reviewed articles in the past, I also understand that he references many of his (and other) articles in this publication. Seldom are scientic articles written without referencing previous studies. The conclusions drawn by Dr. Campbell in The China Study however, were not all peer-reviewed, which was my point.

  • ashley@quasichick February 1, 2011, 9:53 pm

    I love cheese too! I would be a sad person if I had to eliminate all cheese from my diet!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef February 1, 2011, 9:55 pm

    that pizza looks amazing!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write February 1, 2011, 9:57 pm

    I’m with you. I’m vegetarian, but vegan is unattainable for me. I heart cheese like nobody’s bidness.

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good February 1, 2011, 10:06 pm

    I’m with you; cheese would be tough for me to give up.

  • liane February 1, 2011, 10:06 pm

    I went on a food related book reading binge last year, and that was one of the books I read, along with some of the books that gave a rebuttal to it. I actually am reading it a second time, after seeing “Forks Over Knives” and all the charts make so much more sense now 🙂

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:39 am

      I really want to see Forks Over Knives!

  • Addi February 1, 2011, 10:10 pm

    My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 non-hogkins lymphoma a few summers ago and read that book not long after. It turned his world around and for about a year ate strictly vegan. This was a HUGE turnaround because all my life I’d known him to be a huge meat eater and hardly ever bought all organic food. All of a sudden organic was all he was eating and he had become one of the health nuts we used to make fun of. Casein is what he is most afraid of and now (in remission) he is a lot more balanced when it comes to his diet. He now allows himself some free range organic chicken, cage free organic eggs, and fish but he still believes that book to be spot on. His new diet has definitely influenced mine and I’m now a much healthier eater. I haven’t read it myself so I’ll be interested to hear what you have to say!

    • Addi February 1, 2011, 10:11 pm

      Oh and p.s. I’m a major cheese addict too so I can’t image giving that up! Meat, yes. Cheese? Probably not.

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:39 am

      I’m glad your dad is in remission… Hopefully his diet helped him!

  • Ashley February 1, 2011, 10:14 pm

    I kind of miss the taste of cheese, but I think I’m happier without it.

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 1, 2011, 10:26 pm

    Yikes. Me and my brie cheese are staying away from THAT book…(running away holding my cheese tightly) 🙂 I respect EVERYONE’S CHOICES across the board. My opinion remains life’s too short not to do some stuff that’s sorta bad for you. And i’m not perfect. That will shock my mom and dog.

  • Melissa @ Running with Needles February 1, 2011, 10:31 pm

    That pizza looks amazing and I’ll gladly share any leftovers with you. I’m with most people – I couldn’t imagine giving up cheese and becoming vegan. Vegetarian, probably, but not vegan. I love my cheese!

  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama February 1, 2011, 10:31 pm

    I read The China Study years ago and it definitely changed my life. It seems a lot of bloggers are reading it these days. Must be because of the movie that’s coming out. Enjoy the read!

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen February 1, 2011, 10:32 pm

    I really don’t think I could ever give up cheese. It is simply wonderful 🙂

  • LindseyAnn February 1, 2011, 10:33 pm

    I studied French all through high school and college, so my attachment to cheese is here to stay. I learned while I was over there, too, that I like goat cheese better than most cow’s milk cheeses. I just wish it was more affordable. 🙁
    That pizza looks pretty amazing, I can’t lie. 🙂

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In February 1, 2011, 10:52 pm

    I am ABOUT to start that book. I’ve been reading excerpts to my doctor parents who are totally up in arms about random variables in all the studies. I plan to read it thoroughly and then let them take a look…should be interesting!

  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith February 1, 2011, 10:54 pm

    I’m sorry, but a taco salad filled with tortilla chips, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, guacamole, black beans, refried beans and NO cheese?! You would be missing that very important “melted” component.

  • Leila @ Spinach and Skittles February 1, 2011, 10:56 pm

    I’m lactose intolerant and really shouldn’t eat cheese…but it is oh so good! I’ve toyed with the idea of going vegetarian, but could never go vegan due to the cheese factor 😉

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 1, 2011, 11:05 pm

    I really want to read that book. I’m not a HUGE cheese person, but I love my greek yogurt! 😀

  • Camille February 1, 2011, 11:10 pm

    I have been craving pizza like mad lately! So yum!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now February 1, 2011, 11:13 pm

    I’m interested in the China Study, but don’t ever plan to go vegan. However, I might still be inclined to give up cheese more often.

  • annette February 1, 2011, 11:55 pm

    BAHAHA! I felt like that every time I ate anything that wasn’t green or organic when I read that book. Good luck 😉 It IS very informative, however- but you gotta read it with a grain a salt (get it?! wink wink)

  • Amber K February 2, 2011, 12:43 am

    Cheese is alright, I can take it or leave it. But Greek yogurt (specifically Chobani) is what prevents me from being a complete vegan. I’m not a huge fan of eggs, although I’ll use them to make French toast if I really feel like it. But man, I just can’t pass up that yogurt!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales February 2, 2011, 12:44 am

    Unlike everyone else commenting, I have zero to say about the China Study as I have not yet read that book.

    My comment is all about the PIZZA! Where oh where is this Wolfman pizza place?!!!!??! I have never heard of it! I feel like I’m missin’ out…

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:41 am

      It’s really good – there are four locations!

  • Beatrix @ Beaglebea February 2, 2011, 12:49 am

    I’m not sure I could give up my cheese.. especially international cheeses like brie and german butter cheese…but good job to everyone that has gone vegan.

  • Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 2, 2011, 1:08 am

    Dairy and I don’t really get along — it gives me stomach aches. Your pizza looks really good though! 🙂

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass February 2, 2011, 1:18 am

    Your pizza looks delicious! Love the huge pieces of veggies and the yummy-looking crust.
    On occasion I cut back on the amount of dairy I eat. A few years back, I stopped drinking milk because I no longer cared for it, and because that meant I could have another serving of cheese or yogurt in its place each day 🙂

  • Angela February 2, 2011, 3:09 am

    That pizza looks SO delicious. Is your husband vegan, or just lactose-intolerant?

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:41 am

      He doesn’t eat dairy, just eggs. BY choice.

      • Ren February 2, 2011, 11:23 am

        What is the logic behind that? How are eggs categorically different from dairy and/or meat?

        • caitlin February 2, 2011, 11:43 am

          No real logic except he finds it easy to avoid dairy but not eggs.

  • Gill (snaxandthecity) February 2, 2011, 4:49 am

    i’m interested to see your review at the end of the China Study. I kind of don’t want to read it in case it makes me want to be vegan haha! there’s supposed to be a lot of flaws with it though so will stay tuned for your response!

  • Kara February 2, 2011, 7:13 am

    Cheese is my friend. No one can come between us 🙂

  • Shannon February 2, 2011, 7:36 am

    It is SO confusing. A friend of mine who is very into nutrition, organic, locally-grown food products, etc., has been reading stuff lately that flies in the face of all the nutrition info I’ve ever read, probably–all this stuff lately from/by nutrition experts who say we actually should not be worrying about fat if it’s from whole, natural foods (i.e., whole milk, meat, etc.) but that it is PROCESSED foods, chemicals, added sugars, etc., that are actually at the root of our country’s health problems. Now I’m totally confused! (Esp. b/c I just finished “Clean” by Alejundro Junger–have you read it??? I’d be totally interested to hear what you think about it…) These new writings–about natural foods including high-fat ones–say that high-saturated-fat is NOT to blame for high cholesterol/heart disease/etc. They say if we all ate “from the land” and locally-grown/produced foods of all kinds, even high-fat ones, and shunned all processed/packaged/chemical-laden foods, we’d be much healthier. I get the processed/chemical part, but I’m not so sure about whole milk and fatty meat!

    • Aundra | Fit for Life February 2, 2011, 9:50 am

      Shannon – I can understand your confusion! It seems crazy that we’ve been told “stay away from fat!” and now the reasoning sides with eating fat from animal sources.

      Let me turn your attention to two books that have revolutionized the way I eat: Nourishing Traditions – it’s a cookbook narrative that provides answers to the questions you’re posing. The book was written by Sally Fallon who is President of the Weston Price Foundation

      The second – Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith.

      I encourage you to continue your own research. It’s easy to fall into fads and “eat this, not that” concepts. I assure you that you’ll be able to find the answers you seek! Good luck. Eat well!

      • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:57 am

        I have to say that there is TONS of scientific evidence that eating a vegetarian diet is as optimal as any other diet for long-term health.

        Vegetarian plug over.

        • Aundra | Fit for Life February 2, 2011, 11:33 am

          That’s the thing! There’s TONS of evidence/research for all sides…which is why I encourage people to research and make the decision that works best for themselves. 🙂

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations February 2, 2011, 7:37 am

    I still haven’t read The China Study but likely will at some point. Even Dr. Oz mentioned it on his show recently, stating he thought it was a reputable book that reiterated what he’s been teaching patients for years.

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 2, 2011, 7:43 am

    I’ve heard that once I learn how cheese is made, I will be absolutely disgusted. For this reason…I would like to remain blissfully ignorant about this topic.

    • Aundra | Fit for Life February 2, 2011, 9:53 am

      I think what you’re referring to is the fact that cheese is made with rennet…which is produced from animal sources (the lining of animal stomachs). Not terribly disgusting…but it’s good to know what you’re eating!

      Some cheese does not contain rennet — ricotta, paneer for starters. These are easy to make at home, too!

      Check the labels! That’s a good place to start.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 2, 2011, 7:57 am

    I could never give up cheese. A grilled panini with apple and brie has been one of my staple lunches lately!

  • Lauren February 2, 2011, 8:02 am

    That pizza looks awesome!! Artichokes on pizza is one of the best toppings.

  • foodandfarm February 2, 2011, 8:15 am

    Ah yes, if you want steak eat steak, if you want rice and cheese, or chocolate pie eat it. You body craves for a reason… moderation is key.

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 2, 2011, 8:17 am

    I’ve never really liked cheese so I’d have a slice sans-cheese with veggies. Yum!

  • RhodeyGirl February 2, 2011, 8:20 am

    I’m more grossed about by the origin of cheese than the origin of all meats, yet I could see myself giving up meat but never giving up dairy. Weird.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 2, 2011, 8:23 am

    I think there are always going to be certain things that we all eat that might potentially not be quite as healthy for our bodies, but then where would our quality of life be if we couldn’t even enjoy our favorite things now and again?

    For example, cheesecake. I will never give up eating the occasional slice of cheesecake. Not every day. Not all the time. But occasionally. 😉

  • Heather February 2, 2011, 8:29 am

    I am going to pull a Debbie Downer here and just let you know that unless your tomoatoes and artichokes were canned this past summer they are either; a) not local or b) grown in a hot house that uses a ton of fossil fuel (some say more than the transportation fuel from California). Sorry, I just don’t want that pizza place to lie to you!

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:58 am

      The website says it’s “local when possible” I should’ve clarified.

      • Heather February 2, 2011, 11:09 am

        Thanks Caitlin!

  • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 8:46 am

    mmm! that pizza looks a little like Red Brick Pizza–THE best pizza ever!

  • Quisha February 2, 2011, 8:48 am

    Looks like good pizza and a good read. I’m effected by dairy sometimes and have had thoughts of going vegan but I like my cheese. I however will be trying to incorporate it less into my diet just for the sake of feeling lighter (minus the organic milk because that’s a MUST!)

  • Whitney February 2, 2011, 9:22 am

    I could go without cheese as I don’t eat a lot of it anyways, but I drink a glass of milk and have yogurt pretty much everyday so being a vegan would never work for me. I am currently contemplating on becoming a vegetarian as I don’t eat a lot of meat anyways. 🙂

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing February 2, 2011, 9:28 am

    Life is way to short not to enjoy cheese :).

  • Alice February 2, 2011, 9:39 am

    I will NEVER give up cheese. Although I could stand to cut back a bit :). I have stopped buying milk for my morning coffee and oatmeal and now use almond milk instead. I’m not a vegetarian, but I try to minimize my animal product consumption. For instance I HIGHLY recommend the Amy’s Roasted Veggie No Cheese pizza. It is so delicious. I have one in my freezer right now, and I think that’s gonna be dinner tonight!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit February 2, 2011, 9:47 am

    I couldn’t give up cheese either 🙂

  • Kiley February 2, 2011, 9:55 am

    You know, I truly don’t think there is anything wrong with eating cheese or other dairy products, and I also think it is refreshing to see you NOT be vegan, but you are also so healthy at the same time!!

    I can’t read people’s blogs who are vegan because their food habits are so different from mine, event though I still consider myself very healthy. So rock on with the cheese!! 🙂

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 10:59 am

      Thanks 🙂

  • Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fabulous February 2, 2011, 10:19 am

    i love cheese. i could never do w/o it

  • Jessica M February 2, 2011, 10:32 am

    I have yet to read the China Study. I will be reading it soon.

    I was a vegan for almost a year. Now, if I eat cheese, I will eat organic, raw cow’s cheese or goat cheese. I like to think that this is better for me than Kraft cheese or whatever. Also, dairy ALWAYS makes my face breakout, I don’t think it matters what kind of cheese it is either. So that’s one reason I try and eat it only 1-2 times a week.

  • Natalia - a side of simple February 2, 2011, 1:25 pm

    Cheese just can’t be wrong. It’s like if suddenly chocolate was said to not be “good” for you anymore. My whole world just might collapse 😉

  • Courtney February 2, 2011, 1:26 pm

    That pizza looks amazing, it’s awesome it’s all fresh and local! That counts for something, right? 😉

  • Kiran February 2, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Droolicious pizza! and I can’t imagine giving up dairy. Oh no! 😀

  • Lisa February 2, 2011, 7:02 pm

    I am “reading” that book. I have the quotations because although I think it’s interesting, it is not exactly a relaxing read so I keep having to take breaks. Have you read the whole thing? If so, did you like it?

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 7:07 pm

      Nope, just started!

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