Day 84 – 3 months in

Today marks 12 full weeks since the beginning of this journey. That means so far, it’s been a 3 month elimination diet and cleanse. During that time I tested many foods and lifestyle changes. Sometimes my reactions were surprising and sometimes things went just as I expected. I’ve noticed that lifestyle changes have as big…

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…

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…

Day 2 – Celery, Smoothies, and Cauli-Apple Slaw

 Day 2 is a little smoother than Day 1. For one thing, my celery made way more juice this time. It might be that it was fresh celery and didn’t sit in the fridge a week drying out before juicing. I still managed to spill all over the counter, but hey, there’s always day 3. I started today…