Bear with me about the following craziness, OK?
So, I went to Zoey Gray's fabulous 8th birthday party not this past weekend, but the one before. While there, I got to bitchin' with an Irish woman. May I just stop here and say that I could have listened to her talk all. day. long. What a beautiful accent. Seriously, she could have told me to go *&$^ myself and it would have sounded gorgeous.
But, I digress.
We got to bitchin' about middle-age weight gain and she confessed that she was about to do this fruit and veggies only cleanse thing that she had seen in a documentary called Sick, Fat and Nearly Dead. I was a bit skeptical as I'm not a big cleanse or fast person. I really, really like to eat. I was intrigued by the sound of the movie though and so, when I went home that night, I watched it.
It was soooooo riveting that Jackdaddy found himself wandering over to watch it too. SO inspiring and funny and touching and just a great movie on every level. Documentary, not movie, but you know what I mean.
Yea, and, um, so, we're juicing. Well, right now we're actually doing the first part of the thing which is where you eat only fruit and veggies for 5 days, then you juice for 5 days and then you eat fruit and veggies again for 5 days.
Did you know that cheese is not a fruit or a veggie?
Neither is wine or beer.
Neither is bread. NEITHER IS BREAD DAMMIT.
OK, but it's not all so awful. Really it's not. Look at dinner our first night...
Other than the atrocious foil, doesn't this look good? Honey, it was SO good. It was good even with no butter or cheese or wine. Acorn squash - roasted then slathered with mushrooms and caramelized shallots (you can use olive oil). Amazing.
We realized at some point that we could eat GUACAMOLE!
Oh, yea, but no chips. No. freaking. chips. So we had to get all French and go crudite. We also cooked up some Jicama chips. They were very, very good, but kind of a pain in the ass to make. I mean, I'd rather just have a carrot than go to all that trouble, really. Ask me again next week (when I'm drinking only juice) if it would be worth the trouble then. Bet I'll have a different answer for ya. Even the kids liked these. Kinda. They didn't spit them back and gag is what I mean.
We were all so excited about eating the little watermelon that we grew!!
But then we cut her open and she was all shite. I guess we left her too long on the vine. Blech. Fortunately it's summer and you can buy a 75 lbs watermelon at the store for about $1.00. I figure between chicken wire and water, this dead thing cost around $20.00. Sigh.
So, anyway, that's what's going on over here at The Wabi-Sabi House. I don't know if we'll be able to do it perfectly, but we sure are feeling sanctimonious as hell over here (which is almost as fun as how healthy we're feeling).
Y'all should watch that movie if nothing else. It's streaming free on Netflix right now.
PS Don't forget to say, "Jackrabbit" on the first day of the month. It will bring good luck. My mama says so.