Banana Boats – Grilled Banana Heaven

What happens when you grill a banana? Even better.. what happens when you stuff a banana with peanut butter and chocolate and THEN grill it? Amazingness. Pure awesome. A great alternative to my former favorite fire-friend: s’mores These were so delicious they seemed to disappear! This is a super easy way to have a sweet treat…

Mufongo

Mufongo is my number one reason to visit Puerto Rico. It is so delicious that I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. In fact, I tried doing just that on our last trip to Puerto Rico (much to the dismay of my travel companions). :-/ I liked it so much I practically had…

Pad Thai (minus the nightshades, soy and grain)

I miss Thai food!!! Thai is my ultimate favorite take out. It’s what I have when I’m happy, sad, or getting sick. I’m typically a curry and Thom Kha girl, but I made Thom Kha yesterday and Pad Thai is sounding good!   So here is my clean eating take on a take-out staple. Pad Thai: with…

Week 7 -caffeine, legumes, shrooms, and freezes

Last week I finally stabilized. I felt good. I started exercising regularly again, my face cleared up,  I had plenty of energy and was satisfied with my foods. I decided to take a week off of testing new foods and stabilize. Instead of adding the legumes and tomatoes planned for the week, I added multi-vitamins…

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…

PB&J Pancakes

Sometimes you wake up wanting a banana, but not really wanting a banana; wanting pancakes, but not wanting to feel like you ate pancakes all day (nap time – please?). That’s when I make banana pancakes. It looks and feels like a pancake, but its secretly a banana, in disguise. What?! It’s true. I thank…

Tahini Carob Fudge

Today was one of those perfect Saturdays. I naturally woke up early and ready to start the day. And! this is the first day I’m bringing back decaf coffee, so I got to sip on the delectably bitter taste of those richly roasted beans. And I did so by the fire, as the sun came…

Updated Plan – Month 2

Per the food emotion breakdown, I started to listen to my body and accelerated the plan to include more nutrients. I added quite a few things in week 4 at a faster pace than I would have liked, but it was important to get the extra nutrients in those foods and regain my sanity.  I…

Fettuccini Alfredo ala cukes and cauli

A healthy twist on a favorite: Fettucini alfredo ala cukes and cauli recipe uses nourishing bone broth & veggies for gluten free, dairy free pasta dinner

Baked lemon salmon with coconut spinach

I broke out of Raw Vegan with the most delicious meal! It might just be that I had just spent nearly 3 weeks without cooked food that made this taste so delicious, or it might have been the freshest salmon in Colorado. Regardless, it was the perfect meal for the initial transition. Sweet potatoes are…

The food emotion nervous breakdown

After a while, I had to come to terms with the fact that I was doing this wrong. Or at least something wrong. All of the tales of glowing skin and higher energy were not coming true for me. Instead of having energy to ride the mountain for hours, I started getting dizzy on the…

Baths are my new red wine

There are these food related experiences that bring me zen. Working or reading alongside a perfect cappuccino and GF pastry in a cozy local coffee shop. A glass of wine with a friend to unwind and digest the day or week. Brunch as a celebration of living in an urban city and having nothing but…

Day 15 – Will Power

The bad reaction and the thought of fewer foods made today one of the hardest yet of the cleanse. I’m a little over two weeks in and I found myself wanting everyone else’s food all day, and second guessing this plan. It started with not wanting anything for breakfast. Then grew throughout the day. Is…