I promised I would get back to you before I start my 10 day mini-cleanse ,so here goes. Nothing like the last minute! But I am sure you can all relate to that…..
Quick update: a bunch of you have decided to join me on this and I am so excited to have company. I am delighted to know that we are doing this together and will serve to support one another. At last tally, these are the women who have ‘signed on’: Candace(my MP partner/friend), Molly(my niece/friend), Andrea and Melinda(2 of my PTC teammates and friends), Anita(good friend and bookclub member), Candace and Joy(2 patients of mine) plus me, which makes 8 of us. A few more have mentioned joining in at some point, which is just great.
There is something very empowering about taking the time to be conscious about the way we eat and drink. We all start off each day with the best of intentions but often something comes up that knocks us off course: a co-worker’s birthday cake, a fun happy hour, a book club meeting, a wedding, a wine tasting: like all of you, there is always something on the horizon. But by taking the time to carve out 10 days to be aware and make new and better choices, new habits take hold and old habits are easier to shed.
So here goes! Last weekend I was back in Austin, TX visiting my husband and wandered around the largest Whole Foods Market in the nation and snapped a bunch of photos to emphasize the kinds of foods I will be including these next 10 days. After all, this is not just about eliminating things, but also about focusing on foods that will nourish us and bring us optimal health.
So as you can see, this is going to be a fun 10 days, full of opportunities to try new foods and combinations. I will share some of my favorite new and old recipes with you and I invite you to do the same. I am always looking for new ways to enjoy foods and I particularly love to ‘make things from scratch’. Today I took a class with my wonderful niece Molly on how to make mozzarella. Wow…I can honestly say I reallly am a novice on how to convert milk to cheese Our teacher started with raw milk on the stove and taught us the ins and outs of creating a lovely, delicious and soft mozzarella cheese. We were able to plunge our hands into the pots of hot curds and create balls of tasty cheese….then we served it with organic tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and fresh basil. It was a perfect send-off to tomorrow and a reminder of how simple foods can be so wonderful.
So often we rush through our meals and their preparation.This was another lesson in the mindfulness of where our food comes from and how to take time to appreciate that and enjoy the entire process. Here is a photo of 2 proud new cheese makers:
As you can see, it was a lot of fun and I hope to be able to repeat the process on my own someday soon.
So much to talk about…we will be in touch throughout these next 10 days. Feel free to share YOUR experiences with us . We so appreciate hearing from you …the stories we have to share are endless and yours are important to us.