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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…