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[23 Feb 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,630 views]
The Engine 2 Diet – Plant Power!

For those of you looking to make a healthy change, check out Austin-based author Rip Esselstyn’s 28-day plan, The Engine 2 Diet. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including vegetables, whole grains, fruit, legumes, seeds and nuts. This way of eating helps to lower cholesterol, lose weight, and change your taste buds so that the food you crave is stuff that’s really good for your body too!
Rip’s book goes on-sale this Wednesday, Feb. 25 and you can meet him in person this weekend before …

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[22 Feb 2009 | One Comment | 1,807 views]
Austin Downtown Farmer’s Market and Cleanse Update

Today is the sixth night of my two-week cleanse and I’m quite full. It’s close to 9 p.m. and I’m not even hungry for dinner after eating a late lunch at around 2 p.m.
Yesterday Deanna and I walked from my apartment in Clarksville to the Downtown Farmer’s Market. I wanted to stock up on cleanse-friendly foods after giving myself a break during the shabbat dinner I co-hosted the night before. That night I had wine, challah, pasta, and LOTS of dessert so it was time to get back on track.
I …

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[22 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 1,440 views]
Enjoy the Oscars with Oreo Truffles

Friday night was our monthly Austin potluck shabbat gathering as well as the one month anniversary of President Obama.
We asked guests to bring dishes that incorporate elements of Kenya, Kansas, Hawaii, Chicago and D.C. in one dish. This was a difficult charge but I think Rebecca did pretty well when she decided on Oreo Truffles.
I’m speculating here but I think Oreos do a good job of representing our president. They are brown. They are white. They are delicious. Everyone loves them.
These were among the best dishes we tried — other …

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[20 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,690 views]
House Wine and Day 2 of Cleanse

Is it bad that I’ve only been doing this cleanse for two days and I’m already getting a bit sick of salad? The problem is that I’m not very comfortable with cooking on the fly (I’m a recipe girl) so I’ve been eating huge salads every day for lunch.
Thank goodness Adam knows his way around a saute pan because he’s been making really delicious, healthy, and cleanse-friendly dinners. I’ve been shopping for the ingredients and helping with prep and clean up.
Last night we enjoyed sauteed salmon with an orange sauce …

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[18 Feb 2009 | 4 Comments | 1,845 views]
Cleanse – The first 24 hours

The first full day of the cleanse is coming to a close. Over the past 24 hours, I have successfully avoided caffeine, alcohol, sweeteners, and white flour.
Last night, Adam made me a wonderful meal of fish tacos with fresh spinach, pico de gallo, black beans, and homemade chipotle sauce. Everything was cleanse-friendly except for the chipotle sauce and maybe the whole wheat tortillas but overall it was a flavorful, extremely healthy meal.
The fish was a tilapia that was sauteed in a bit of olive oil and flavored with salt, pepper, …

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