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!

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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 17: Split Pea and Carrot Soup

Getting down to the final days of this cleanse! Looking forward to sticking with the healthy eating, just not being so crazy strict. Earth Fare is selling everything for 50% off now, so we stocked up on LOTS of items and are still planning on going back tomorrow. Be prepared though: you kind of get this end of the world feeling because the shelves are all picked through and nearly empty and you can just sense this unwarranted urgency as you make your way down the aisles. Well, at least I did. Shop at your own risk.  Continue reading Cleanse Day 17: Split Pea and Carrot Soup

Cleanse Day 7: Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup

Officially 1 week down! I have really enjoyed the recipes we’ve been able to try, but the hardest thing has been planning ahead. It’s worth it to eat clean, but it does take a lot more time to prepare meals. With the time we had in between services today, I threw nearly all the leftover vegetables we had in a crock pot with some vegetable broth and red lentils so we could come home to a nice warm pot of soup (recipe below). Continue reading Cleanse Day 7: Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup

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

Lightened-Up Cypress Inn Muffins

If you’re ever in Tuscaloosa, you’ve got to make a trip to Cypress Inn for their famous Cypress Inn Muffins! Just a day or two before the Mr. popped the big question, he took me to Cypress Inn for dinner with promises of the most amazing muffins I’ve ever tasted.  Continue reading Lightened-Up Cypress Inn Muffins