“Blogs are graffiti with punctuation.” I actually wouldn’t mind posting my thoughts on the side of a building or a Cambie tabletop; but those locations are taboo…especially since “the tables” received an artistic facelift.
This summer, I have found myself resorting to my comfortable habits of posting a thick spray of things on Facebook, while neglecting this venue…that I’m paying for! With this freshly downloaded iPhone app, I shall give this another go.
I love to write. I also love to cook. Having recently returned from a five week trip to Montreal, during which I ate my way through the city, I decided to start a detox/cleanse. A 12 day cleanse with a smartphone is much more fun than without. I must note that I’m already on Day 3. Feeling good, and a little loose. (mmm, my first over share). I’ve just attached photos from my first few days of the Wild Rose Cleanse. I’ll describe them from top to bottom:
1. Veggie Stir-fry — noodles made from shaved daikon radish (an idea stolen from Martha Stewart). peel the long radish to make “noodles” and soak in cold water for 15 mins. The radishy flavour lessens in potency dramatically. I flavoured with a homemade veggie broth, Braggs, ginger, and garlic.
2.Roasted Squash, Potato, Onion and garlic on Quinoa. We let the natural sweetness from the veggies flavour this dish and only seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika.
3.Oatmeal and berry sauce. There’s something so comforting about making oatmeal in a pot, instead of a microwave (we don’t have one and love it). Fresh blueberries and strawberries are so naturally sweet, they require no sugar when cooking them down with a bit of water and a splash of lime juice at the end. Topped with flax meal (which we learned has a natural anti-inflammatory element)
4. Mexican “Dragon Bowl” – the idea was a burrito in a bowl. blackbeans, soy protein, freshly ground coriander and cumin with tomato juice cooked down to make a great tasting base that was topped with freshly made guacamole, pico de gallo, and green onions. My partner topped his with some greek yogurt.
5. Leftovers for breakfast. turned roasted veggies and quinoa into a quick hash. good stuff.