Everyone has a comfort food, something that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you eat it. Well, I have the best "clean" comfort food for you!! I never used to like sweet potatoes before I started eating clean, so trust me when I say "it will make even a non believer in sweet potatoes a believer"!
I am always in search of desserts that will make even the non clean eater a believer and I finally found it....WOW!!!
My idea of an amazing night in would be chinese take out and some champagne, but now that I eat clean its harder to order out not knowing what they are putting in my food. So I decided to make some chicken fried brown rice myself! It is so delicious you will think you had it delivered!
I sometimes miss a little warm oatmeal in the morning, so an amazing substitution is Quinoa Breakfast Cereal. The texture and flavor is addicting and it will make you forget all about the bland oatmeal you once had.
So , you can only have smoothies, fruit and quinoa breakfast cereal for so long before you need a change. These scones are the perfect alternative. Not only are they good for you but they taste amazing!! I personally enjoy mine with a hot cup of green tea!
So, I am technically not supposed to have peppers, but sometimes a girl needs a little spice!!!! It is always fun to experiment with different veggies!
If you are craving something light, fresh and delicous, then this is the perfect salad! The ahi tuna literally melts in your mouth!
So what do you do when you are craving apple pie a la mode, you make a " clean" apple cobbler! I threw together some ingredients and boy was the result delicious! For an added treat put some dates and almonds in a food processor and sprinkle on top! Plus bonus....nothing to feel guilty about!
If you are a basil fan like I am , than I am sure you love pesto. I just got a new basil plant last week and decided to whip up some pesto for dinner. It is really easy and if you are in a pinch, not only does this taste heavenly, but its a super easy meal to throw together. I prefer using pine nuts in my pesto sauce, but you can also you walnuts if you prefer.
I just discovered Haute Cakes Caffe about 4 mos. ago, ever since then its been love at first bite. There is not a thing at this restaurant I would not order again, and frankly I have an obsession right now with their Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad. Just thinking about it now makes my mouth water. Paul and Tania Taddeo are the owners of this fine establishment, and let me tell you, they are some of the best people around. Yes, locals come for the food but they stay for the company of these two individuals.
So ... if someone told me I could only eat one thing every day for the rest of my life my answer would be ... tacos! I absolutely love them! Since I have been on this "clean" diet, I have had to get creative with my favorite foods and tacos are no exception. Here is my version of a "clean" taco!
This is one of my favorite meals to make on a cold night or any night really. I am an olive lover and this meal more than satisfies my cravings. Try it and Love it.
So all of my friends and family that want to start the "clean" program always ask me..."What can I order if I go to a restaurant?"....It is so easy!...For instance today we went to Fisherman's at the San Clemente Pier, I got the yellowtail (grilled)...it came with soup or salad and rice pilaf or fries ...I picked salad with oil and balsamic vinegar and I couldn't have either of those sides so I asked for grilled veggies! (I did not use the tartar sauce and I made sure they cooked my veggies in extra virgin olive oil). The meal was so good and refreshing!
P.S. My mom is in town visiting so I did treat myself to a little midday vino.....oopsies!
I am going to be posting these often from different places I eat so you can see how easy it is to make your meal, "clean" friendly.
By the way if you are ever in San Clemente , you have to stop by Fisherman's! Delicious, Fresh Seafood and its on the water!
So, although I am not able to have regular ice cream, the So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream-Vanilla Bean, is delicious!! It is so creamy! You can make the Raw Vegan Lemon Bars or Raw Vegan Brownies and make it a la mode! I personally can not have the other flavors because of the ingredients, but to all others who just want a dairy alternative......Enjoy!
I am a pretty random person as you will find out through this blog, and yesterday I was thinking....hmmmm if I went on a road trip what would I take for some yummy snacks....well I think I got a pretty good list! Before when I would go on a road trip, I would stop at the gas station and grab a Snickers, Dr.Pepper, and Doritos. This would be my new list!
My husband has mastered cooking fish lately, so I took full advantage of it for dinner.
So while on a trip to Napa with my husband we stopped at Dean and Deluca for lunch. I ordered a tuna salad sandwich, it was so delicious, I had to recreate it at home. Born was a tuna salad recipe that would become one of our favorite go to recipes for a quick and easy meal....Honestly, you will never go back to the mayo based tuna salad again!!!
Sometimes a girl has to have a brownie, and tonight was one of those nights. I even decided to make it a la mode with a little vanilla coconut milk ice cream.....Delicious!....The Rawtarian comes through with another great recipe!
If you are going to treat your self to some wine, why not make it a Biodynamic wine. This is the next trend in wine, and personally drinking it makes me feel a little less guilty (p.s.I dont really feel that guilty!;) ).
If you are looking for a good probiotic, this is the one you want. I had it recommended to me, and now everyone I mention it to buys it and loves it as well. I take one in morning and it has made all the difference. Obviously, this is not for everyone but it works wonders for me.
This vinaigrette, is so refreshing on any salad. I actually got the recipe from my book "Clean" by Dr.Alejandro Junger. You can find this book on Amazon and there is even a Kindle version for download ... P.S. ... love the kindle app for the iPad.
So this is one of my favorite lunches lately, I will eat it hot or cold. Just take the roasted vegetable with truffle oil recipe I posted earlier and cook up some quinoa or brown rice and you are good to go. I do have to say when I am eating it cold, I will throw a little vinaigrette on it and put it on top of some spinach or mixed greens.
This is such a great hummus recipe, and it is super easy to make. I love to dip veggies in this, you can use this as a spread on a wrap, or I even love to put it on boneless skinless chicken breast and bake it (that recipe will be coming soon).....Enjoy!
Best Raw Green Powder out there!
Nope it isn't a cocktail, but it will probably be your new favorite smoothie!
So being on the "clean" diet has been amazing, but one thing that was hard was not having any desserts. I came across this recipe on theRawtarian.com and it instantly became a hit! Your friends will be begging for the recipe, and trust me they taste amazing (slightly addicting!).
As a kid and an adult I never really liked cooked vegetables that much, but after I tasted roasted vegetables I knew what had been missing my whole life. The roasting really brings out the natural flavors of the veggies and makes them irresistible.