Monday, August 1, 2011


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.


  1. Ah, sure and yur gonna be so thin! Even if you and Jackdaddy don't get thin this is a healthy way to eat. I don't know what some of those foods are but the pictures look great plus we get to peek into your fabalass kitchen.
    Jack Rabbit, indeed.

  2. growing up, my mom told me and my sister that saying "white rabbit" first thing in the morning - before saying anything else would bring good luck for the month. So of course I still do it to this day.

  3. What about cofee> I bet tea's okay But what about coffee. I could do it (God knows I'm fat enough) but I gotta have coffee.

  4. MerryMerry -Jackrabbit to you! xoxox

    Katina - White Jackrabbit! I'm supposed to say it first thing, but I never do. I try to do it before noon. Ha.

    Nancy - No coffee. Can you IMAGINE? I do decaf tea with honey which is just a aberration to me. I must have cream and sugar in my coffee and tea. It's HELL.

  5. I saw that film and was inspired. I don't have a juicer but I have a blender but boy it would be hard. I play like I'm a vegetarian for breakfast and lunch and then I switch to Atkins at night. P.S. I don't think it's workin'.
    ms mdd

  6. wow, very impressive getting all healthy and stuff. a friend recently saw the docu "forks over knives" and is now a full fledged veagan. i'm now putting both docu's on my must watch list...

  7. Ms. Mudd - Well, It's not working on me either...yet. Im the only person in the history of the world who becomes constipated when eating only fruits and veggie. I'm "special" like that. HAR HAR

    Carey - OMG I heard that movie is REALLY intense. I WANT to be hard-core vegetarian...I really do. I have my own chikkins so I would feel ok about eating eggs and I'm in a milk coop from a tiny dairy farm that I've actually seen and the cows are really happy. No forced pregnancies...just lots of free-range, happy cows. Meaning, that I feel I could still eat eggs, milk and cheese w/o contributing to factory horrors. I'm not really the praying type, but I BEG the universe to help me be a vegetarian. It's not working right now, but it has in the past. LOL.

  8. Duke and I were shopping for dinner last night. We do vegetarian/seafood M-F, then do meat if we feel like it on the weekends. So, we were shopping last night and I joked (after freaking out at meat and fish prices!) that we may be forced into permanent veganism. Ba ha ha ha!

  9. I've been moving into vegan territory for the last couple of weeks. It's easier than I thought. If you haven't seen it yet, please rent, "Forks Over Knives." It's about the most comprehensive study on diet ever done, the China study. The data is in and we now know, beyond a doubt, that there is a direct link between eating animal products and cancer. The film is fascinating.

    I did a juice fast a few years ago and I did lose weight, but when I went back to eating my regular, pretty healthy diet, the weight came back. They do make you feel good, though.

  10. Absolutely second Lynell on Forks Over Knives. It is a life changer. Loved Fat Sick, too. Never thought I'd be a vegan, let alone get my husband to do it, but there you go!

    Love love love the blog, it's a daily stop for me. :)


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