Today, I made a juice that gave me more energy than I’ve had in forever AND I couldn’t stop smiling for almost an hour.
I tried something new- juicing both garlic and fennel- and was pleasantly surprised by the results. It was so invigorating that I had to share!
Juice the following items:
2 C spinach
8 leaves kale
6 leaves green leaf lettuce
1/2 red pepper, cored and deseeded
1 clove garlic
1/4 bulb fennel
1 lime, peeled
3 medium carrots
I really, really like to eat. I especially like eating amazing food, but I also hold a soft spot for really bad for you food.
This makes what I’m doing now somewhat ridiculous. I haven’t eaten solid food for 2 days. Yep, I’m 4 days into a raw food cleanse and 2 days into the juicing portion, and I was feeling pretty great until tonight. Because today, I drank copious amounts of homemade, fresh fruit and veggie juices…
Freshly Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
AND… I also visited Alice Water’s restaurant online. Just to look and plan my first visit for sometime this year. The famed Chez Panisse’s menu (click here) this week features truffles- which I never seem to be able to get enough of! Plus, it includes cassoulet, chicory salad, duck confit, crab cakes, and this- “Grilled Wolfe farm quail with black truffle sauce, wild mushrooms, fried potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?! That sounds absolutely delicious. OH MY GOODNESS!
It was like I was setting myself up to drive to Berkeley for dinner… or stop at In and Out for a Hamburger out of shear frustration.
But I didn’t. I held strong. Yeah, me. (I said this last part sarcastically. I’m suddenly grumpy and want food.)
Still, I wanted to write something here tonight. This is post #21… Guess that makes it a habit now! And that’s way better than stopping for that burger.