Getting around the wall for bread and cheese, not crashing into it

As we prepare to enter Days 8-10 which involve nothing but vegetables for 72 hours, I find myself thinking about the top two things that I miss A LOT right now: 1. BREAD - I nearly cried when the bread basket was put in front of me at Joe Forte's last Tuesday - it smelled …

A new tradition is born

It is intermission of the Canucks vs Flames game and we have just finished our inevitable and wonderful leftovers. I'm not sure yet if the title of today's post refers to this cleanse (we'll see how the three days of nothing but veggies go,) but definitely to an annual turkey dinner in January. Just because. …

Tomatoes, the health crisis and turkey dinner

I am patiently (sort of) waiting for the skytrain from our Burnaby office that I am on to get going again - ah, delays. Anyhow, Day 5 and there I am at Moxie's with Rebecca, one of my best girlfriends, for her birthday lunch. I had looked at the menu online this morning and carefully …

Smoothing out my day

It's the end of Day 3 and after some inevitable tears from chopping onions, I have a lentil soup slow cooking away in the Cuisinart and spicy chick peas baking in the oven. They come out nice and crispy and are super delicious. Thank you, "5 Ingredient Fix"! (Recipe below.) Being in a mad rush …

Temptation – I CAN resist

Have you ever had the bread at Joe Forte's? It is GOOD. Like beyond good. And it smells divine and when the basket got placed smack where I was sitting at a work dinner, I managed not to a) drool or b) grab a piece soak it in the lobster infused olive oil/balsamic mix and …

Trail mix is my friend

Vegans, Celiac and allergy sufferers: my hat goes off to you. Day 1 and I feel like a smoker trying to quit - one day without my peanut butter smothered cinnamon raisin bagel, green tea and Activia yogurt for breakfast and I'm a mess. It makes me feel slightly better that Sean had just as …

It’s going to be a long two weeks…

Tomorrow marks the beginning of what could be a rocky two weeks for me and Sean - we are doing a cleanse. Yes, a cleanse. Two weeks of no wheat, sugar (aside from honey), caffeine, red meat, citrus fruit (excluding lemon), potatoes, corn, peanuts, dairy, vitamins supplements and no oils (excluding olive and flax). As …

Chalet Wednesday

So there I was sitting in the first of two very long Wednesday meetings –diligently typing out action items and doing some calendaring and what pops into my brain? “I wish I was at a ski chalet, sitting snug in front of a snappy wood fire with a good book and a big mug of …