I confess. I’m a self-proclaimed addict of the trendy food-lovers’ salad of today ~ the Buddha Bowl. I could eat one every single day. And it would be really smart for me to do so. It’s full of all the things that really make me feel amazing: fresh, vibrantly-colored vegetables, mostly raw, nuts, seeds, fruits, maybe a little protein or grain added, and a homemade … Continue reading Buddha Bowl Addict.
This is truly a soup for company, y’all. Although, I didn’t know I was going to have company yesterday when I made it. I merely made it because I wanted to get rid of this nasty Seasonal Affective Disorder that’s been lingering for days. But sometimes if you build it, it will come. If you make delicious food, people will come to your house for … Continue reading Curried Carrot Bisque.
It is so gloomy here! And cold and miserable. It’s really not helping my situation, as I trudge (there’s that word again) through the last weeks of this reset. Okay, this is a 21-Day Reset. So this is technically and officially over in 5 days. But I really want to try and go the whole 30 days. I guess I’ll just see what happens, since … Continue reading Day 17.
This post is coming to you late because I‘m really behind on life. And stressed, and unfocused. Praying this will pass! Tuesday night‘s din din was MY kind of food ~ pasta!!! Only, made with Whole 30 compliant ingredients ~ YAHOO! I wanted to make Lidia’s famous Pasta Trio, but I figured only two kinds of “pasta” would do. Here’s what we ate: Sweet Potato … Continue reading Whole 30 Italian Night.
I feel like this is a milestone day! Two weeks we’ve been on this plan, and we haven’t slipped up once! I’m SHOCKED. No one is more shocked than I am. We have passed a few difficult tests, kind of like the Fire Swamp in The Princess Bride? Except our Rodents of Unusual Size are cocktail parties and Wednesday night church choir wine breaks. HA! … Continue reading Day 14!!!
Okay, it’s getting a little too meaty around here. I never thought I’d eat so much meat. But I’m just trying to stay in this reset. Maybe tomorrow I’ll try to give it a rest with the meat. In the meantime, here’s a mouth-watering picture of our dinner ~ pork chops and applesauce! (And waaay too little spinach, but that’s all we had!) I had … Continue reading Pork Chops & Applesauce.
It’s our last Sunday night before our rehearsals begin again. And then we won’t have a single free Sunday evening until the middle of May. So we wanted to celebrate. And also celebrate making it through another weekend on the Whole 30!!!! Yahoo! Here’s what we made tonight: GRILLED STEAK W/CARAMELIZED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS You know, a really nice steak can be split in half … Continue reading Surf & Turf.
Here is a great new hot drink for your Whole 30 enjoyment! CHAI TEA Boil at least 2 cups water and drop in the following: cinnamon sticks cardomom pods allspice or cloves whole star anise pods I bought a chai mix at my local spice store, to make it easier and cheaper. You could even add black peppercorns, or black tea leaves. Steep the aromatics … Continue reading Chai Spiced Hot Apple Cider.
This is a Nigella Lawson recipe… By the way, isn’t she the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen? She is most definitely the goal ~ fun, classy, real, not a toothpick, glamorous as all get-out. This is a great sub for pizza, when you’re ready to reach for the phone a dial up your local pizzeria for a delivery. The Hub says you can’t really … Continue reading Meatzza.
These are the hardest days, apparently. That’s what the book says, and it’s also what a good friend of mine says as well. She said she was super down on Day 11. Well, here we are at Day 11, and I’m ready to fight through! This post is a little longer than normal. I might need to use you all as my therapist throughout these … Continue reading Day 10 & 11.