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I’ve been wanting to try this 21 day Whole Living cleanse for some time now and I (and Dave, my boyfriend/domestic partner haha! this classification has been a trip for us…) finally took the plunge.  I spent about an hour geting my grocery list together.  It took a while because our kids will not do this with us so I had to make up 2 separate menus for the week.  My next challenge is coming up with a menu where I can make simple substitutions for the kids from the whole foods meals…Any suggestions are welcome!  They may go in the cookbook I aspire to write some day!

Shopping took about 1 1/2 hours (and $400!), came home and purged the fridge, cleaned the fridge and put all of the ingredients away.  An all day event!  I have most of what I need and many items I will not have to purchase again for a while (coconut oil, tahini etc…) so I expect the grocery bill to be half that next time. 

Week 1 consists of mostly fruit juices in the morning then lentils, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, mushrooms, sweet potato stew and a few snacks that I will make.  Week 1 will be difficult and we will feel “hungover” for a few days then better each week after.   

I find joy in filling my pantry and refrigerator with nothing but real fresh food…spinach and apples as far as the eye can see.  I love to go in the kitchen and see baskets full of sweet potatoes, ginger root, and avocados… I guess that makes me a “foodie”.

So next week we will begin. 

Oooohhh, next post, cute handmade containers to store your whole foods!  Etsy here I come….

Has anyone tried this cleanse?  I’d love to hear how it went!


Eve and Ian are in school so i have a few minutes to sit and write…finally! Thinking about what to make for dinner tonight and can’t come up with anything that sounds good. Anyone have a blog that has simple recipes? I am a Soup-a-holic, I could eat soup every day. I discovered (well- my sister found it and i stole it from her) a terrific Soup and Salad recipe book. It’s from Food & Wine magazine called “quick from scratch Soups & Salads cookbook” Some of my faves are the Hungarian Beef & Potato Soup, Turkey, Mushroom and Lentil Soup, Tomoato Soup with Chicpeas and Pasta and I recently made the Thai-style Beef Salad over Angel Hair Pasta. These recipes are truly easy and full of flavor and all of the ones that I have made are ready in 30- 40 minutes or less. I highly recommend this cookbook. Now it’s from 1998 ( ISBN# is 0916103803) so you may have to get it on ebay, half.com or Swaptree (i’ll save that for another day). Okay- I have to start some laundry, list a pair of earrings on Etsy and pick Eve up from Pre-school…..

I will be listing these today in my Etsy shop:
http://prettylittleshop.etsy.com