Monday, August 1, 2011

Delish Dinner!!!

Today is Day 1 for most of my 7-Day Detoxers. I hope everyone became more aware of how your food choices affected your energy level and how you felt for the day. One common statement i got in emails today was that "the lighter feeling due to eating less and lighter foods was a great feeling".
Today was a fabulous day with the kids. we ventured to Port Discovery in Baltimore!! stimulus overload for kids but sooo much fun. see pics:
mason climbing on the wall

the boys checking out "the biggest boat ever!!"

playing soccer with the big boys

getting soaked from head to toe in the water room

they had a blast!!

my intention today was to do a total cleansing day and have just green juice and watermelon juice but i changed my mind when i remembered i needed to use up some tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini that were picked fresh from a friend's garden- i could not let these go bad!! i of course wanted to create a delicious dinner for us using all the in-season ripe veggies.

i made the gazpacho recipe that i posted yesterday- i added a kick of cayenne too!! i ate some as soup garnished with hemp seeds, dulse, avocado and a little more olive oil. then i took some of the soup and placed it back in the blender and added nutritional yeast, tahini and black pepper to make it a little cheesier and thicker to use as a sauce for the zucchini pasta. This was delish and extremely nourishing!!
a great tip is to use small bowls and plates when you are plating your food. here is my little bowl of soup- i ate more than one bowl but it still forces you to think "do i want more" or am i just eating to clean my plate.

here is my veggie pasta maker that i use to make my zucchini pasta

i put loads of the dressing on and then sprinkled more nutritional yeast, dulse and hemp seeds on top.

when you are detoxing it is best not to use more than one fat at a meal or snack. the more types of fat the harder the body has to work to digest it- so do not do exactly what i did if you are doing a strict detox. you can totally modify and do only one type of fat such as only use avocado in this meal or only use olive oil. it will still taste wonderful.

namaste, kelly

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