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Breakfast for the whole family in 5 minutes Breakfast for the whole family in 5 minutes

I make fruit salad every morning. Usually, a bowl full of fruit makes my little ones’ bellies full and they don’t need anything else besides drinking a glass of coconut/almond milk (water is good too!) next to it. We used to eat bread, cheese, yogurt, deli meat… I have always restricted boxed cereals, a.k.a. breakfast […]

Homemade corn tortillas and cooking class (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free) Homemade corn tortillas and cooking class (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free)

I have recently become gluten-free and dairy-free after I found out I’m sensitive to them. In retrospect I now suspect that some time down the road I developed this sensitivity and it made me get all swollen and puffy in my body and face, gain weight, get rashes, wake up with stiff muscles and neck, […]

Good morning shake Good morning shake

Back in April I sat here and whined to you about not being allowed to drink coffee on the Detox diet. It took me about 3 weeks to get off the physical addiction to coffee, but it took longer than that to stop thinking about coffee day and night and craving it so badly. Of […]

Quick lunch Quick lunch

I am crazy busy promoting this theater play (for tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/248853) … but I wanted to give you something quick and delicious to make for lunch. It might not look like much. It might not look like something filling. But it is both. Rice and lentils, or some sort of downsized Mujadara in this case, […]

Restaurants Restaurants

I remember this night about a year ago, having dinner in one of my favorite restaurants in Capitol Hill. I remember the exact table where we sat, my husband and I, on a date night, while we were examining the menu and planning our meal. Everything sounded tasty and good. We wanted to try almost […]

Detox – cosmetics Detox – cosmetics

When I started the Detox diet, almost by chance, I had not idea what impact it is going to have on my life. It happened by a series of consequences when one thing led to another. I thought “OK, I’d give it a try and see what happens”. By the end of the Detox, 3 […]

Now what? Now what?

I’ve been trying to do some detective work to find out what’s causing my health “issues”. I might have sensitivity to eggs. I will have to re-check that again sometimes in the future. It could also be wheat, or dairy, or… It could also be something that is not food. It could be a side effect […]

Detox – 21 days Detox – 21 days

The 21 days of Detox are officially over. How do I feel? I feel great. So much better than what I had felt in the past few months, maybe even more than a year… I can’t remember. I lost about 10 lbs. and I feel much lighter. My skin is cleaner and relaxed. My achy […]

Detox day 19 - Another pretty lunch plate Detox day 19 - Another pretty lunch plate

Steamed and roasted cauliflower small tomato 1/2 avocado a few pieces of sautéed chicken breast with cumin and paprika 1/2 cup brown rice pasta salt 1/2 teaspoon oil Pure flavors.

Detox – what to eat? Detox – what to eat?

After 14 days of Detox I find that what I miss the most is…. extra virgin olive oil. (Even more than coffee.) From roasting, sautéing and grilling, I switched to steaming and poaching. I actually found that steamed fish gets much tender and stays moist and delicate when steamed compared to the other cooking methods. […]

Only tea for me Only tea for me

On Saturday we went to a concert. The venue served delicious Asian food, mainly Thai food, I think, and cocktails and… And I had tea. We usually go to dinner before a concert/show/movie. You know, to extend the date night by an hour or two. Leave the house while the kids are awake, return when […]

Detox Detox

I’m sitting here with a cup of tea, herbal, no sugar. Normally, I’d be sitting here with a cup of coffee: 1 level teaspoon coffee, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, only 1/2 cup boiling water, 1/4 cup 2% organic milk. Coffee is a scientific formula to be followed very, very closely. It’s that important! Are you as […]