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Detox Day 2

07/17/2012

Belle

There will be no toast for Belle. Source.

TMI alert!

Do you know what is hard? Detoxing while dealing with a stomach bug. All I want to eat is buttered toast but as today’s picture illustrates – there will be no toast for Belle. Due to the excessive poop and constant nausea I am skipping workouts today. No one wants to shart themselves while at the gym. No one.

Eats:

  • A.M. alkaline drink
  • Protein pancake with drizzle of agave nectar
  • Coffee with soy milk
  • <NOT ON THE DIET PLAN> at 8 a.m. I was certain my stomach was trying to claw its way out of my body so I had a gluten-free waffle (without the Earth Balance so go me, sort of)
  • Mid morning snack – TUMS
  • Lunch – Citrus Salmon Salad with raw baby carrots, 1/4 sliced avocado & a few red grapes
  • 1 p.m. – TUMS
  • 2:30 p.m. snack – the rest of the red grapes
  • 5 p.m. snack – 3 bites of an apple that was too squishy to finish (snack fail)
  • Dinner – What I wanted was major comfort food like toast and eggs, toast and tomato soup, or beans on toast. Oh toast, how I miss you. What I had was a can of vegan chili and a side salad with carrots, broccoli, a bit of hummus and some miso dressing. Now I’m drinking a can of Pamplemousse La Croix and imagining it is a delicious beer. Just. Not. The. Same.

Move It:

  • Does constantly running to the bathroom count?

Life Ain’t All Bad:

I spend an awful lot of time hating on my body. I hate that it won’t ovulate. I hate that my immune system attacks it. I hat that my uterus is empty. I hate that I have cataracts forming at the ripe old age of 31. I hate that I have bunions. Today I hate that my stomach feels like it is on fire. You get the point. I spend so much time hating my body that lately I have forgotten about the things I do like about it. So here are 5 things I love about myself:

  1. My green eyes. I love them every day.
  2. My long legs. While these legs might be more wiggly and dotted with the inevitable “you’re getting older” cellulite, I do still appreciate their length. I like that they are long and strong that I can out power walk my runner friends.
  3. My collar-bone. Is that weird? I like it. Maybe it is because I don’t have boobs and it is the only thing providing structure to my torso?
  4. I like my body’s ability to wake up early. Does this count? I have always been an early riser and I love and greatly appreciate that my body still prefers to spring out of bed bright and early rather than sleep till 10 a.m.
  5. I like the scar on my foot. Also strange, I know, but if it weren’t for this scar, Mr. Husband and I might have never given one another a chance.

Da Cats:

This morning I played with my feisty Maine Coon. Tonight Mr. Husband and I will have some brushing sessions with the others on the sun room… and then attack them with flea treatment!

The Recipe:

This is a terrible iPhone photo! Looks more like a pile of yuck than a delicious meal, but I assure you, it was darn tasty!

A reader requested I share the recipe I used to make dinner last night. Unfortunately this really is not a recipe, so much as I had some stuff in the fridge and I threw it in a pan. Here are the basics of the meal, though. Feel free to experiment with other flavors, veggies, etc. I served this meal over “riced” cauliflower, which is nothing more than frozen cauliflower microwaved and then mashed with a potato masher. I added some peas to the mixture to add color.

Ingredients:

1 large sweet onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh ginger, peeled and minced (I would say I used about 2 TBS)
1 handful of baby carrots cut into small rounds
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 bag frozen chopped sweet potatoes (or you can peel and chop your own potatoes and adjust the cooking time. I’m lazy and didn’t want to peel today so I opted for frozen :)
1 to 2 cans of chickpeas (depends on how beany you want yours. I used the equivalent of two from my freezer stash of beans cooked from dry – I am cheap and never buy canned beans)
3/4 cup lite canned coconut milk
1 – 3 tsp of jarred red curry paste (you can get it at any major grocer in their “ethnic” isle. Use as much or as little as you want. I like bold flavors so I used a lot)
Fresh mint, minced (I used 2 TBS)
Fresh cilantro minced (I used 2 TBS)
1 lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
Sriracha to taste

Heat 2 tsp. olive oil over medium/medium high heat in a wok or very large skillet Saute onion until translucent. Add ginger and garlic and saute an additional minute.

Add carrots & red pepper and cook until peppers are tender and carrots are crisp tender. I added some water at this point as things were getting a little dry. Add salt and pepper to help with the cooking.

Add potatoes & chickpeas and cook for another 4 or 5 minutes.

Whisk curry paste into coconut milk. Add to veggies. Stir well.
Lower heat to simmer and cover. Let mixture simmer till potatoes begin to fall apart and create a thick creamy sauce.

Stir in mint, cilantro & lime juice. Simmer for another minute and then remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes uncovered.

Serve over riced cauliflower or rice.

Non Detox Notes:

So while looking for a “No Toast For You” image I found some other ridiculous toast images. I had no idea toast was so … popular.

Appropriately from CreativeLoafing.com

I love toast, but probably not enough to illustrate it with Jesus. Source.

And the strangest by far:

Really? Imagine having house guests and being all, “Let me blow up your toast” before bed. Source.

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13 Comments

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  1. July 17, 2012

    Thank you for:
    a) the “recipe”. I will report back with my results!
    b) inflatable toast mattress. Ah-may-zing.

    • July 19, 2012

      You are very welcome for the recipe. Do let me know how it comes out. And someone I know needs to buy the toast mattress so I can do a sexy photo shoot on it.

  2. July 17, 2012

    I love Pamplemousse La Croix! I also like my clavicle 🙂 I think I’ve even written about it before and someone else commented that they like theirs too. You are not alone!

    As for your tummy troubles…are bananas and apple sauce off limits? (You know the whole BRAT diet…if you can’t have rice and toast, maybe you could still have the fruit parts.)

    • July 19, 2012

      Get out! I had no idea clavicle appreciation was a thing! Cheers to us and our lovely clavicles!

  3. July 17, 2012

    Aren’t we a pair! I was up all night with rumbles in my tums as well. I hope you feel better soon.

    I’ve only used mashed cauliflower as a potato sub, but curry over top sounds good! I may not have been paying enough attention to your last post, I thought it was a side. If only I could get anyone else in the house to eat cauliflower cooked and without ranch.

    That toast ornament is the cutest!

  4. July 17, 2012

    I’d sleep on that toast mattress in a heartbeat. In fact, I might never get off of it for a few days just because it is that awesome!

    I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well. Boo to the stomach bug. Hopefully you’re feeling better very soon.

  5. July 17, 2012

    I hope your stomach bug clears up soon!!

  6. July 18, 2012

    i love, love, love this!!! it’s awesome how well you did considering the stomach bug and I agree about preferring not to shart at the gym. actually, i prefer not to shart period lol. 😉 I hope you feel better soon and am inspired by your positive outlook!

  7. July 18, 2012

    Oh, my, we all have a virus! My stomach has been upset since yesterday — I was blaming the corn chowder I had for lunch… but now I wander: can you catch stomach bugs over Blogger???

    The toast mattress is fabulous. I want to have a whole room devoted to bread products so that I can have that mattress.

    • July 19, 2012

      Lol, I hope you can’t catch a stomach bug from a blog! Otherwise you all are in for some crazy pooping! (As an aside, today I feel much better and am back to my normal “I don’t poop no matter how many beans you eat” state)

  8. July 18, 2012

    Pamplemousse La Croix was my favorite for the longest time. My new favorite is coconut La Croix but I still like to switch it up. Have you tried coconut? Anyway, I really admire your resolve in this detox project. I could never.

    • July 19, 2012

      I have tried the Coconut and just can’t dig it. Mr. Husband likes it though, which means he will keep his mitts of my Pamplemousse 🙂

  9. July 22, 2012

    Hope you are feeling better. Love the toast mattress! LOL!

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