Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I just had my last piece of king cake for a month. The past couple of days have been whiskey, vodka, gumbo, king cake, coffee spiked with praline liquor. It was all delicious, but I feel pretty bloated now and I'm pretty ready to start my cleanse.

 Tomorrow's meals: Breakfast: Grapefruit, carrot, and ginger juice
2 grapefruits
5 carrots
1 in. ginger

 Snack (morning and afternoon): Minty pea hummus (with raw carrots)
3/4 cup frozen peas
1/8 cup mint leaves
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper

Lunch: Fall Salad
3/4 cup escarole
1 tbsp. parsley leaves
1 baby carrot, julienned
1 radish, julienned
5 cranberries
2 tsp. hemp seeds
2 tsp. sesame seeds
2 tsp. pepitas
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. apple cider
Salt and pepper
Dried thyme

Snack: Minty pea hummus

Dinner: Butternut and Apple Soup (1 1/2 cup)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 in. fresh ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
Dash ground cloves
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 tart apple, peeled, quartered, and chopped
4 cups chopped butternut squash
Salt and pepper

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