Besides that I've noticed something odd- throughout this cleanse I have become increasingly less thirsty. I am a huge water drinker, averaging about 120 ounces a day. However, in the last few weeks my water intake has severely declined. Could this be a result of consuming less salt or eating more veggies? I don't know, but why am I lugging these bottles around if I'm not going to drink them?
|anyone have any idea why portrait photos are uploading landscape?|
So, lunch: more of my romaine, cauliflower, carrot salad...with cucumber. While I like the taste, romaine remains infinitely inferior to green curly kale, if only for it's inability to stay crisp overnight once dressed.
Dinner was an admitted mishmosh of clearing out the fridge again.
For starters, I made a sunflower seed pate to go with the leftover cauliflower.
I started with this recipe, but wound up doing this:
Sunflower Seed Pate
serves 2 (it's rich)
1 cup sunflower seeds (I used roasted/salted)
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp Tamari
1 tbsp tahini
1/2 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp water
Whir it all up in the Magic Bullet and let it sit in the fridge for a while. If you don't have that kind of indeterminate period of time before dinner, place in the freezer for 5 minutes. Really.
There were also string beans sauteed with Bragg's, hemp oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Although I didn't roast, I was inspired by these roasted string beans over on Andrea's Easy Vegan Cooking, one of my favorite blogs.
In case you're wondering where the beans came in, I've been trying to clean out the contents of my freezer in preparation of moving. Since all of my delicious, frozen goodies are off limits, the only thing I could really conquer was the string beans. Is it Tuesday yet!?