Detox Diet

I’m sure you can see, from the lack of food posts, that I haven’t been in the kitchen this week. I seem to have lost my cooking mojo and my diet has suffered because of it. My meals have consisted of lots of frozen foods and meals that haven’t been well planned. And, I’m not afraid to admit, I also gave in to non-vegan foods while at work because someone treated me to lunch (being vegan in the workplace is a whole other topic I’d like to discuss in a future post).

Anyway, long story short, physically I feel like crap.

Now, I don’t believe in those fad detox diets that require nothing but liquids, but I do think it’s a good idea to clean up and re-evaluate your diet on occasion. So, during my next grocery trip, I’m stocking up on lots of fresh fruits and veggies. No fake meats or even tofu. I’m sticking to grains, lentils and beans for my protein. I also want to eliminate white flour this week to see if that makes me feel better. And green tea. Lots of green tea.

Do you have any detox foods that you like to eat when you’re feeling a bit blah?

New Cookbook: Appetite for Reduction

I don’t know about you, but I ate way too much food over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was all delicious, but I’m feeling the need to detox a bit when it comes to my diet. Over the weekend, I picked up Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s newest book, Appetite for Reduction, at my local bookstore. I’m really excited about it because it doesn’t feel at all like a diet book. It contains “nutritionally balanced” recipes that don’t contain any fake anything, and, from what I’ve read so far, look very easy to make. My eyes quickly went to the Chickpea Picatta and Caulipots, the Goddess Nicoise salad, Ceci-Roasted Red Pepper Soup, and the Spinach Lasagna with Roasted Cauliflower Ricotta and Spinach, which I think I’m going to make for my family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

I’m planning on making the picatta this weekend, which brings me to another subject: this here blog. Since leaving the freelance world and going back to a 9 to 5, my food blogging, as you can see, has fallen by the wayside. I’ve been cooking, but by the time I get home, it’s dark outside, which means that I don’t have any natural light to take pictures. And with me not being a decent photographer, I don’t really know how to make up for the bad lighting. So, until I chalk up the money for photography lessons, I’m going to do my food blogging on the weekend when I’m home during the day to take pictures. Through the week, I intend on writing vegan food-related posts (like this one) that don’t involve cooking and taking pictures.

At least that’s my plan.