The Cleanse Results

As I posted last time, I started a new cleanse.  It’s called the Clean Program and it’s a 21-day program of which I have mostly kept to for the now 19 days I have been on it.  You can’t drink any alcohol, coffee, or sugar as well, you have to adhere to a strict mostly veggie and fruit diet with 2 shakes a day.  This is really part of the reason I was unable to really cook anything good to show you while I was going thru the first week and half of it.  And I say mostly kept it, because my 45 birthday came in the middle of it, and well…drinks had to be done (but I kept it to vodka with soda and lime). 

Read the manual to see how it works.  You basically have a shake for breakfast, a full lunch with the allowed foods, and a shake for dinner.  You don’t have to purchase the kit if you don’t want to, from the company, but it probably would be easier.  I chose to do it with a combination of Raw Fit for Life and the SunWarrior shake brands.  Just because I like/need variety in my diet. Also, I read the list of supplements to take, purchased what I didn’t have, and that was it.  You could easily start this in 1 day if you want to.   


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Update my Whereabouts

I owe those who follow me an apology.  I dropped off my blog for a bit and without any explanation and that’s really not cool.  I mean, I should at least communicate you might not hear from me for awhile.    The winter has been brutal here on the east coast.  I mean, storm after storm, apparently almost 40 inches more than we’ve had in, like, forever. Or some say 50 years!IMG_5536 IMG_5527 IMG_5510

Which leads to a lot of the above! ;).   A lot has been going on though…I turned 45!!! (Yikes!!) ,  got a small reprieve in Turks and Caicos and got to soak in the sun- Thank GOD!  Here’s a little something for my crew that’s still covered in white. [Read more...]

Remember these??


I have seriously collected thousands of recipes over my many years.  Age Alert: I know I’m divulging my age, but I used to clip out recipes of the Wednesday newspaper (what’s that you say??)  when I was a kid! YIKES! So when I actually saw the “Card Catalog”  at Nordstroms I had to take a quick pic because I just started cracking up! Those of you who know what this is will appreciate it.  My children have no idea why I’m laughing right now ;).  This gave me an idea to take some of those old recipes and start to remake them and adjust them accordingly, if needed.  As I start this blog, I hope that I will give you inspiration and a love of food that I guess I inherited from my Grandmothers (on both sides) and family.  As I travel, I will post pictures that inspire as well and will hopefully reignite my photography abilities I once had as a college student.