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…

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…

Day 1 – Celery juice, raw cucumber ‘pesto’

Day 1 of this journey started after a ridiculous wedding weekend involving all of the cheese, all of the cocktails and pretty much everything that is opposite of this cleanse. Today we had to wake up at 5:15 for an early flight to work. This is the kind of day I’d love to start with a cappuccino and…

the Plan

I’ve been inspired to do a cleanse for a couple  of months now. A series of events made me hopeful that I could reverse my celiac disease and various food intolerances. After an expensive allergist, testing negative for H. Pylori, a Prilosec prescription and negative reaction and trying home-fermented probiotic rich foods,  I got desperate. A…