Waffles 2 Ways (including gluten-free!)

The Mr. just said “His and her waffles…guess which one’s Kristina’s!” Yes, we’re back to eating waffles! All is well in the world. I experimented with a few different types of waffles recently. The first recipe turned out pretty dry and even hurt my throat trying to swallow it, so I made a few modifications and ended up with this gem: Continue reading Waffles 2 Ways (including gluten-free!)

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Cleanse Day 21: Hot Chocolate Pudding!

We’ve finally reached the end!! Wow, 21 days of clean eating. I can say that I feel SO much better than I did before we started. I have more energy, I don’t crave sugar like I used to, and I was able to lose the extra weight I had put on after all our honey-moon food (yes, you saw the pictures!), holiday dishes, and going-away meals. It feels good to be back on track! Funny – the things I missed the most during this cleanse were yogurt, eggs, and whey protein. So many more culinary possibilities to explore now! Continue reading Cleanse Day 21: Hot Chocolate Pudding!

Cleanse Day 20: 3-Grain Porrdige, Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Just 1 more day to go!! Today I got a little over zealous with my need to experiment…so breakfast turned out a little…interesting.  Continue reading Cleanse Day 20: 3-Grain Porrdige, Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Cleanse Day 18: Delicata Squash Volcanos

What a day! From the moment we woke up, it was go, go, go! The Mr. and I successfully made it to the gym, nearly cleared out Earth Fare’s inventory of protein powder and Kind Bars, went to the shooting range with the Schludnt’s, picked up some final items at Costco, and made it home in time to cook dinner for the family. After organizing our pantry, it looks like we’re running a health food store out of the basement! At least we’re good on protein powders for the next 2 years… Continue reading Cleanse Day 18: Delicata Squash Volcanos

Cleanse Day 16: Sweet Pea Burgers

Today was such an uplifting day filled with food and friends! I was blessed to be able to spend time at my Auntie Kim’s and cook a meal with her daughter Kaitlin. Kaitlin and I both love watching Food Network, and she found an awesome recipe that turned out great! I had to cleanse-ify it just a tad so that it fit within these detox parameters, but the “burgers” we made according to the recipe looked and smelled delicious. Even the men approved! Continue reading Cleanse Day 16: Sweet Pea Burgers

Cleanse Day 15: Stress-Less Coconut Oats, Almond Meal Banana Pancakes

Officially into the final week of our 21-day detox. Today I learned that even if your bag of almond meal says it expired in 2013, it can still make for delicious pancakes 😛 Continue reading Cleanse Day 15: Stress-Less Coconut Oats, Almond Meal Banana Pancakes

Cleanse Day 13: Vegetable and Millet Soup

Today the Mr. and I got to enjoy a lovely stroll around Veteran’s Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day and it was great to get some fresh air. On our excursion away from the house, we decided to also stop by Earth Fare to hit up some deals since they are closing at the end of the month. Shopping took a little longer than expected…which brought back the “HANGER”! Good thing we were in a health food store and able to find an acceptable snack to eat 🙂 Kind bars held us over until we were able to make it home. Continue reading Cleanse Day 13: Vegetable and Millet Soup

Cleanse Day 11: Market Spice Oats

I really need to start planning ahead better. Another busy day, so meal prep fell by the wayside (sneak peak at the bottom of this post of what we’ve been working on!). Pre-made meals to the rescue!  Continue reading Cleanse Day 11: Market Spice Oats

Cleanse Day 5: Spiced Carrot Juice

Today was definitely not as exciting as yesterday. We’ve had painters upstairs so the kitchen was out of commission most of the day. While I spent the last 3 months in Seattle as a basement dweller coming up with creative ways to cook, I just didn’t have enough energy today to set up any of our portable kitchen appliances. Alas, leftovers it is! Continue reading Cleanse Day 5: Spiced Carrot Juice

Cleanse Day 4: Chocolate Peppermint Shake, Collard Green Hummus Wraps, and Stuffed Acorn Squash

Lots of fun new recipes today! The Mr. and I finally have everything unpacked and are starting to settle in, which means more time to play around with dishes. Today was also our first day back to the gym since we left Seattle, and it feels great to be getting back into a routine. Best surprise of the day was our post-work out shake (check it out below)!  Continue reading Cleanse Day 4: Chocolate Peppermint Shake, Collard Green Hummus Wraps, and Stuffed Acorn Squash