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TASTE: Buddha Bowl

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

This is what is lovingly referred to as the Buddha Bowl around our house and it’s what we’ve been eating while on the Kris Carr Cleanse. Underneath all those gorgeous vegetables (any combo works but pictured here: kale, sprouts, zuchinni, carrots, and sweet potato) are some combination of quinoa or brown rice and chickpeas or black beans. A dollop of kimchi on the side spices it up and we add liquid aminos on top. I’m not even sure if I would call this a recipe, but it has been treating me right and I feel great after eating it.

One effect of the cleanse: I’ve lost my taste for coffee, which is kind of bumming me out. That first cup in the morning is one of my favorite parts of the day but it just doesn’t taste good right now. Worse things could happen. And at some point after the de-tox there is always a re-tox to look forward to.

PS. I saw Kris Carr speak the other night and she was beyond inspiring. If you don’t know her story I highly recommend checking it out, she’s a true inspiration.

TASTE: Sort of

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Recipe Friday this week is a pretty simple one considering I’m on day two of a twenty-one day cleanse. The cleanse involves a whole lot of green juice, about any vegetable I can get my hands on (and try not to cook) and some super grains thrown in for good measure. All of that adds up to this: I am abstaining from meat, alcohol, sugar, wheat (always do, so that’s an easy one) and anything pre-packaged. I’m following the Kris Carr cleanse that she so happily describes in her book, Crazy Sexy Diet. She also has a great website, Crazy Sexy Life that is chock-full of advice on living a cleaner, simpler, healthier life. I’m ready for it with spring around the corner,  consider this just a little spring cleaning for the insides!
Tonight on the menu is:
Shaved Kale and Avocado Salad
Red Quinoa with Broccoli, Carrots, and Tahini Dressing
Coconut Water
I’ll let you know how the whole thing goes, but if today is any indication I’m feeling pretty good already.
Here’s to Spring weather, to spring clothing, and to spring meals!

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