Mint Chutney

Mint Chutney Recipe: 6 ingredients and 5 minutes

Cool Cucumber Avo Soup

A quick, simple and delicious cucumber avocado soup that cools you off and nourishes and hydrates your body on hot summer days.

Cantaloupe Carpaccio

This is a great treat for an afternoon where you want something light, especially as the weather starts to warm up and we see hints of spring. The complex flavor of fig really adds to the dish, complementing the light and wispy flavor of the cantaloupe. And the sprouts add great texture.        Ingredients: 1/2 cantaloupe…

Day 14 -My first negative reaction

Today was an exciting day because I got to introduce peppers. I love spicy peppers and almost all cuisines that include spicy peppers. How many delicious cuisines are based on them? Thai, Indian, Mexican… the list goes on. My stomach wasn’t feeling right over the weekend so I wasn’t a good control for adding the…

The life-changing magic of Pickling

I used to think pickling required hours of prep and labor, intense brine that I could never make, and most likely help from someone on a farm or from Germany. Turns out, it’s easier then throwing things in the freezer. It’s amazing!   As someone who travels for work a lot, I’m often in the…

Finding a new Fix – Saturday Mornings on a Cleanse

I love strong, bitter flavors: black coffee, dark chocolate, the burnt edges of an over-toasted marshmallow. So I indulge every morning in the bitter sweet coffee taste. I’ve definitely overdone it on the caffeine on the regular just to sip that deliciousness. Now I’m not having caffeine or coffee and it’s time to try a…

Cantaloupe Lassi

This is a twist on the Indian drink Lassi in a couple of way. 1) there is no yogurt, and that is definitely a big part of traditional Lassis. 2) we added some Indian spices for a warm twist on a cool drink. This was incredibly refreshing and relaxing at the same time. It’s my new…

Raw Cauliflower Asparagus Risotto

This is hands down the best thing I’ve made yet on this cleanse. It was warm, it was Raw, it had tons of veggie protein, it had coconut fat, and it was delicious! Most importantly, it did not taste like pureed cilantro and garlic. I went a little overboard on that flavor last week. This…

Temaki Avocado

With my newly added and divinely lipid-ful Avocados, I’m making some avo mango handrolls. These were delicious and fresh and everything you’d want from a raw vegan sushi alternative. I wanted something fresh and juicy to replace the texture you normally get from the raw fish or tomato. The perfect replacement was small cubed watermelon. This fruit…

Day 8 – what to eat next

I have what we like to call Food Emotions. And they are strong!  A well done meal or perfectly poured drink can make my day just as much as sub-par food brings out my worst. It doesn’t take long for hungry to escalate to hangry, and if you’re not careful it can quickly deteriorate to whiney.  Knowing…

Today we power drilled a coconut

 I really wanted something creamy. And I wanted something with some fat since I’ve had close to zero of that this week. The answer? A coconut. And then turning that coconut into real whole coconut cream. Yummmm! And how do you get into a coconut when you don’t have a machete on hand? … A…

Day 6 – Canteloupe Carpaccio and “Lassi”

I didn’t eat enough yesterday and I ended up not feeling very well. I was so excited about all the food I bought and creating cool recipes that I didn’t get around to actually eating anything until 5 pm. I had a few dates and my morning (cough… 1pm…cough) Celery juice, but that really isn’t…

Day 5 – My Bounty

I woke up today more rested and ready to go then I typically am on Friday mornings. I usually fly home from a work-trip late on Thursdays and it can be somewhat exhausting. Not today – I was up and at’em before 7am which is INCREDIBLY atypical for me. Like, very atypical. But it was…

Day 4 – Why the Celery Juice?

When it comes to health I’m somewhat of a walking contradiction. I graduated with a molecular bio major and look up cell lifespan studies for fun in my freetime; but I also visit acupuncturists and first discovered I can’t eat wheat and gluten from a naturopath who saw my aura (it’s pink BTW). I don’t…