Day 2. Sugar Cleanse. How are you doing? I feel pretty darn good. I had a pretty simple day 1; big smoothie for breakfast, made my raw chocolate mousse (sweetened with dates) topped with strawberries, Amy’s low sodium soup for lunch while I prepped my meals for the week, and this delicious plate for dinner (followed by a little more chocolate mousse!). I took off from the gym but plan to go today for some lifting and a spinning class.
Today I want to share with you one of my favorite dressings to put on greens.… Read more
Here we go! Time to jump on board and run to the store to stock your house with the best choices possible! Below you’ll find a sample grocery list and I’ll share some recipes throughout the week that use these things!
My grocery list for next week looks something like this (I try to buy all organic but do what you can!):
quinoa, pinto beans, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, pecans, cashews, raw cacao, cinnamon and my favorite spices
sweet potatoes, green beans, big bag of mixed greens, zucchini (for raw pasta!), tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, jicama, fresh corn, avocado, peppers, strawberries, bananas, pears, peaches, pineapple, cilantro, mint
Unsweetened non-dairy milk, tofu, tempeh, vinegars
Now what about processed or packaged food? … Read more
Cooking By Color – Red
You know those times when it’s 100+ degrees and you want something warm and comforting but there is no way you are turning on the oven? This recipe came from that desire. When I think “comfort food” it usually means something rich in flavor, high in fat, and long cooking. I’ve long thought that summers in Texas meant no comfort food would be made in my kitchen. Until now.
What is rich in flavor and high in fat but requires no cooking?… Read more
May Cooking By Color – Purple/Blue
Happy May Day! I can’t believe it’s already May. This year is just flying by! This month we’ll feature purple and blue foods. I love May because it’s my birthday month and the weather should be just beautiful here in Austin. Another May baby, Christine, is here to share a delicious blueberry treat with us on her birthday!
Blueberry Pie Truffles by Christine
Purple is my favorite color, so I don’t know if it is by coincidence that many of my favorite fruits and vegetables are also purple.… Read more
August Cooking Tool of the Month – Dehydrator
I’m so excited about this guest post today! Marissa makes this raw food thing doable! Breakfast time can sometimes leave me at a loss. I’m perfectly happy just having a big green protein smoothie. But sometimes you want something heartier. Enter Buckwheaties Cereal! I’m also excited that I have an Excalibur dehydrator on the way and will get to start experimenting with it and sharing recipes with you soon! Thanks Excalibur, I <3 you!… Read more
June Cooking Tool of the Month – Spiralizer
I did something this week that I never thought I would do. I bought a pair of Vibrams. They are those five finger shoes that simulate walking barefoot. I have friends that love them and friends that do not. After wearing them for 10 minutes I was in love. They are SO comfortable! I haven’t run in them yet but I did a kickboxing class and it was great. Surprisingly I was the only person I saw at the gym wearing Vibrams.… Read more