- May 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm #80596
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I love food. This is one of the reasons I am here in the first place. I’m a foodie, and I like to try everything. I love to cook (and do it professionally). I have a great time experimenting with food and I love to be creative with my ingredients. So I’m taking this diet on as a challenge, I’m going to try and make filling, delicious and creative food out of the limited ingredients that the diet allows.
I just started my cleanse yesterday, but I’m going to try and post my experiences and progress as often as possible, but I’ll especially be posting my meals and/or recipes. I know making my food exciting for me will definitely help me stick with the diet, maybe my recipes can help other people stay interested in their food too. I’ll try and make time in my busy schedule to post as frequently as I can.
Yesterday I wasn’t feeling particularly hungry, which I guess was very convenient.
For breakfast I had an avocado with a little sea salt and pepper sprinkled on top.
For lunch I made some guacamole and dipped sliced cucumber into it (an excellent chip/cracker substitute).
For dinner I sliced up and marinated some eggplant, zucchini and asparagus and then grilled them on the barbecue.
-olive oil (extra virgin and cold pressed)
-dried oregano (couldn’t find any fresh)
-fresh ground pepper
-a little bit of turmeric
It was incredibly delicious. Be careful not to over oil the eggplant, because it will just sop up the oil and taste oily. You can use all dried ingredients if you want as well.
Yesterday I felt a migraine coming on all day, which developed into a really bad one at night. I woke up with the migraine this morning, and it felt worse. Could this be the die-off? It seems a little premature so early into the cleanse, but I don’t know.
This morning I wasn’t hungry because of the migraine, so I did not eat breakfast (just lemon, mint and hot water- I think the mint helps cut the tartness of the lemon). I had to get to work so I took some Motrin and had a bath and that seemed to help.
To make up for missing breakfast I made a huge fajita salad for lunch. Wow was it good. And filling too.
First I sautéed some green pepper, onions and garlic in some organic extra virgin coconut oil (add the garlic in way after the peppers and onion, so it doesn’t burn) on medium-low heat. Then I added some cumin, a little bit of chilli powder (just for taste), a bit of cinnamon, a bit of turmeric and sea salt and ground pepper. I added a bit of water and lime juice to mix the dry ingredients around. At the end after the heat was turned off I mixed in some fresh cilantro.
Then I tossed it on a bed of mixed greens and topped it with some big scoops of guacamole, squeezed some lime on it and tossed in some fresh cilantro. You can sprinkle some sea salt on top to add flavour.
I find this salad doesn’t need dressing (the guacamole and lime juice acts as a dressing).
-shallots (diced)- I like to use shallots in place of Spanish onions, because their taste is more mild
-cucumber (diced)-I added this to replace tomatoes and to add a little texture
-lime (or lemon) juice- a lot of lime juice is the key to a good guacamole IMHO
-salt and pepper (to taste)
-optional: jalepeño (diced)
I like my guacamole to have a lot of texture so I don’t cut the avocado after it’s been scooped out. Instead I mash it up while I mixing in all the ingredients at once.
I sort of make my meals up as I go, and season to taste, so sorry for not providing measurements. If any of you would like to recreate any of these meals, then let me know and I’ll pay attention to the measurements next time I make it.
Looking forward to the challenge and becoming healthy…
P.S. if anyone is having difficulty with the taste of the detox drinks, etc. I found that chewing a couple of mint leaves helps to get the bad taste out of your mouth.
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