Cleansing is going okay, especially with friends to snowshoe with today (thanks guys!), which helps take the mind off all the foods I can’t have. I’ve noticed a little loneliness creeping in because its been 1 week since I’ve seen Matt. Often when lonely I want to turn to food. It’s hard when cleansing because food does not have the allure (which is good), so I have to look more and feel more of my feelings. Tonight I cooked a warm cup of rice milk to give me a comfort while watching “Mystery Diagnosis” on TLC. Total comfort evening, but better than what it has been in the past (Sugar binge).
I craved pizza like crazy after the snow, and there really is not anything like pizza that is cleanse friendly, so I sucked it up and had arugula salad w/tomatoes and vinaigrette and some of the soup I made with A. on Friday.
Since I didn’t blog all weekend, here are 3 videos from cleanse-fest baking night on Friday with A. We made the most rockin’ dessert falafels, so you have to watch that video at least!!!
(soups and cleanse friendly cooking)
(falafel video )
(Juicing #2 – the end product)
After juicing we had tons of pulp . Me being a frugal gal, and always thinking of ways to save money and eat well, there was no way I was going to let all that great organic by-product go to waste! So I made some frugal frittata – here is the recipe:
5 organic eggs
about 1.5 cups of veggie juice pulp (W/green apples in my case)
1/2 yellow onion
2 tsp cumin
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
Sautee the onion with salt and cumin. Add the 5 eggs and pulp to the skillet and cook on low/med for 4 minutes, until it is almost like an egg scramble. Don’t over mix. Next, put the skillet in the oven on ‘broil’ for 4 minutes to brown the eggs. Top with chopped tomato and enjoy!!
Okay, I have officially completed 1 week of cleansing. Other than the grains in the pulp-flax muffins I made this weekend (about 1.5 cups of gluten free whole grain cereal adn ezekiel sprouted grain cereal instead of flour), I won’t have grains again until next Sunday. I don’t miss them, especially if I can have sweet potatoes, rice milk (in limited quantities), and a few fruits.
See you soon!