|What breakfast should really look like: poached eggs,|
hashbrowns, sausage, blueberries, and avocado. Yum.
Winner: avocado-vanilla smoothie. This was a real crowd pleaser, and definitely something we'll incorporate into our future menus. It's simple to make and delicious. What more can you ask for?
|We spent the day making dumplings. We missed you,|
pork and gluten. Don't ever leave us again.
Even though the cleanse is over, we're not going to abandon healthy eating completely. Indeed, there are several takeaways from the last ten days:
1. You can take pretty much any vegetable, sprinkle it with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and roast for 20-40 minutes, and you'll have something delicious. We've already done this with Brussels sprouts, and we did it during the cleanse with cauliflower, fennel, and garlic. We will explore this theory further in the coming weeks.
2. It wouldn't crush us to eat mostly vegetables; it's the idea that we can't eat something - like meat, like chocolate, like caffeine - that really drove us crazy. Vegetables doused in olive oil and salt and pepper or just pretty simple salads - except for the proportions we didn't feel deprived to eat delicious vegetables. And we should eat five servings at least a day. And we will.
3. Elizabeth noticed that this diet make her skin clearer, her eyes brighter and her waistline much thinner. And she still had energy to start our 100-push-up challenge. She could really get used to feeling this way and if this diet is the way to do it, well, she'd be pretty stupid not to try to incorporate as much of it into her normal diet and routine as she could stand.
|We had some leftover dumpling filling and ran out of|
flour for the wrappers, so we made meatballs with the rest.
Tomorrow, we're headed to LA and one of our favorite restaurants, Jitlada. Hopefully we'll take some awesome pictures of the food we get (and the friends we are meeting there, of course). Can't wait!
C & D