April 18, 2013 § 2 Comments

Yesterday I ate a whole tub of salsa from Whole Foods!  Without chips!  And shockingly it agreed with me.

During our juice fast we were preparing “salsa juices” throughout the week.  Usually we drink fruity juices.  But, for some reason on this particular juicing round we were craving something spicy and garlicky.  Our favorite juice was, what we like to call “salsa juice”.  Tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño and lime.

Now we are eating again and this meal is a very nice way to ease our system back into the swing of things.  The garlic, ginger, cilantro flavors are very subtle and clean.   I think this would be even better with a drizzle of olive oil and a few shakes of salt.


Subtle Quinoa

  •  2 cups cooked quinoa
  • handful of cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 red onion
  • thumb size piece of ginger
  • 2 scallions
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • sprinkling of shelled hemp seeds

While quinoa is cooking….

If you are not using a food processor finely chop all ingredients, otherwise place in a food processor and whizz until finely chopped.  Toss with quinoa and serve alone or topped with a little diced tomatoes, avocado and sprinkle with shelled hemp seeds.

Lightly serves 2.

buon appetite.


April 13, 2013 § 5 Comments


Once a year we immerse ourselves into a “juice only” week.  We have been doing this for several years and always have tremendous results. By the end of the week we have a new outlook on our eating habits, our digestive system had a break, and we are feeling a bit lighter.  We figure after a year of eating, drinking, ibuprofen, and more than likely other types of chemicals, it feels right to cleanse the body.


Last week I went to the market and came home with bags of fresh organic vegetables and fruits.  Fresh juices are full of antioxidant goodness!  Antioxidants bind toxins and carry them out of the body. Our reason for juicing is to rid ourselves of toxins, therefore we spend a little more and buy organic.  When we leave the house we use one quart mason jars to tote the juice with us.  Typically we drink 3 quarts during the day and one in the evening, for a grand total of one gallon of fresh juice each day.  For fun I am posting a few of the juice blends we have enjoyed.  Believe me, I am looking forward to firing up the stove again!


fruit juice:

  • 2 fuji apples
  • 1 orange
  • 4-5 carrots
  • 5-6 strawberries

fruit juice:

  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 2 limes
  • handful of spearmint greens

vegetable juice

  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • handful basil
  • handful spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • handful of romaine lettuce

happy juicing!

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