K. and I recently completed a 21-day detox. Together we quit coffee/caffeine, gluten, sugar, dairy, animal products, processed foods, and alcohol. The first week we ate mostly produce but also got to have olive oil, avocado, and nuts. The second week we added in some fish and tofu, and the final week we got to enjoy a couple of eggs.
All in all I felt great and lost eight pounds (not the reason I was doing it, but not a bad thing either, eh? :) ). The best part, though, was preparing diverse meals together and taking turns cooking with Kia, eating different nutrients every day, and relating to food in a very communal, healthy way. Sharing meals more regularly is something I've long wanted to do more of, and this finally seems to be a year when that is happening. Housesitting at an incredible house this past three weeks has certainly helped--a big long wooden table where we've had I think at least ten shared meals and six dinner parties.
Meyers-Briggs J that I am, I can't resist listing out some of the good food we've been having:
*Grilled salmon, with grilled bok choy and orange-avocado salsa
*Avocado-vanilla smoothie (one avo, one cup pear nectar, one teaspoon vanilla= incredible)
*Red lentil soup
*Baked sweet potato with nutmeg, orange, toasted nuts, and cinnamon for breakfast
*Quinoa with poached egg (yes, I've learned to poach eggs, which preserves the most nutrients), wilted spinach, carrot, cucumber, and chive
*Vegetable-miso soup with chickpeas
*Crispy roasted cauliflower
*Tofu scramble with collard greens and tumeric
*Rice noodles with brocolli-almond pesto
*Toasted coconut muesli
*Baked tilapia with sweet-potato fries
*Spicy black bean salad
*Homemade chickpea burgers