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  • RM

    1 year ago


    Happy Sunday Evening Friends: How is everyone doing this weekend? I am doing alot of cleaning, organizing, and getting rid of things. I have too many books, CD's, DVD's, clothes, and the list goes on. Along with getting rid of excess weight, I am getting rid of stuff I do not need or use. I am making a run to the consignment and charity stores tomorrow, and my car is full and ready to go tonight. Yippeeeeee.



    I made a delicious Chimichurri Sauce today, and it is amazing. I have heard about Chimichuri Sauce, but have never had it and have definitely never made a batch. This is a wonderful sauce to have ready in the fridge, and I have been using it on almost everything today just for fun. Ingredients: 1 cup of fresh Italian parsley, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, 2 peeled garlic cloves, 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt. What a fresh and wonderful addition to any meal.



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  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago

    As a bonafied sauce-a-holic, I thank you! This is going to the top of my list.

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Anna, I am so happy that you like this healthy sauce recipe. Yes, I put it on almost everything. Enjoy.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago


    Broccoli Spinach Soup



    Low heat sautee 2 leaks, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 6 cloves garlic. Add 8 cups low-salt veggie broth - two heads of broccoli with florets cut off and stems peeled & chopped - 2 chopped plum tomatoes. Low temperature simmer for 25 minutes. Add 8 oz. of baby spinach and 1/4 tsp coriander, 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Let cool a bit. Put in blender and puree. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice. Done!

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Super Yum Anna! Thanks so much for sharing this great broccoli and spinach soup recipe. I honestly have been looking for one, and this one looks perfect. I will buy the ingredients and make it next week. I just made a big pot of soup, so need to finish that one up first. I love having soup in fridge and in my freezer for those busy days when I do not have time to cook. Thanks again for sharing this great recipe.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago


    Thanks for your support, RM & Dahlia! I am going to take your advice and not worry about it. I am not really experiencing a lot of hunger - here and there but nothing that would indicate I'm really depriving myself. Yes, it makes sense that all the nutrient dense foods I'm consuming would reduce my need for calories - quality over quantity! I'm reading a book about that very subject right now! Dahlia, I am feeling you. I very well may abandon my birthday meal plans. I used to make raw food desserts and, I think that might be my "birthday cake" this year. I will post some recipes as I make them again. For now I will post the green soup I've been eating which I just love.

  • RM

    1 year ago

    So glad you are doing well Anna. Having a raw food birthday cake sounds very interesting. Please share recipe.

  • Dahlia

    1 year ago


    Happy Sunday, I had to post this article that came to me today from a friend. read past the Coca-Cola doctor, and it gets really interesting. Diets must be adaptive



    See you in September.

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Thanks Dahlia. This is a great article, and printed it out for future reference. It is a good reminder of the science behind weight loss, and how to maintain that weight loss.

  • RM

    1 year ago


    Today I made a delicious Seaweed Salad, and it is a keeper recipe. It is loaded with nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals.



    Ingredients are: 30 grams (1 ounce) dry mixed seaweed, 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar or agave, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, 1 scallion, finely chopped.



    Directions are: Put the dry seaweed in a large bowl and fill it with cold water. If you like your seaweed crunchy, soak it for 5 minutes, if you like it more tender, soak it for 10 minutes. To make the dressing, combine the rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt and ginger juice in a small bowl and whisk together. Drain the seaweed and use your hands to squeeze out excess water. Wipe out any excess water in the bowl, and then return the seaweed along with the dressing and sesame seeds. Toss thoroughly to combine. Plate the salad and garnish with scallions.



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  • Dahlia

    1 year ago

    I happen to have seaweed, lots of it, it was a gift, thanks for the recipe.

  • RM

    1 year ago


    Happy Saturday Healthy Friends! This Monday, May 27th, is a special holiday in the U.S. called Memorial Day. It is observed on the last Monday of May, and honors the men and women who died while serving the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, participating in patriotic parades, and family gatherings. In honor of my family and extended family who served in the military, I want to say thank you for your service to keep us safe.



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  • Shari

    1 year ago


    I have just completed my 4th week of the 5-week juice fast, and I have lost 15.6 pounds so far and a total of 9.75 inches across 6 measurements so far. I now have slightly less than 10 pounds left to lose with one more week to go.

  • RM

    1 year ago

    You Go Girlllllllllll........ You can do this. Congrats on four amazing juice filled weeks.

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  • Shari

    1 year ago

    Thanks, RM. I won't lose all ten pounds in one week, but it will be a good start.

  • Dahlia

    1 year ago

    If i remember correctly, after the previous juice fast, you continued to drop weight after you stopped juicing, so your goal is within reach. Way to go, Shari!

  • Shari

    1 year ago

    I did lose weight afterward because I was mostly eating one meal a day of a large salad for lunch at work. I was still having two juices a day at that time with the large salad for lunch, then broth in the evening. I don't want to have to do something that drastic this time since I have less to lose now.

    I also ended up gaining almost 2 pounds back yesterday, so that was a step backward. I'll keep at it and hope for the best the remainder of the juice fast.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago

    Woo hooooooo, Shari!!!!!!! Just think of your cells filled with all that amazing healthy food!

  • RM

    1 year ago


    I found a wonderful summary of health flour substitutions for those of you who want to try healthier formulas in your cooking. If you try them, let me know how they work for you. Enjoy.



    ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR BLEND: Use this blend for all of your gluten-free baking. ½ cup rice flour, ¼ cup tapioca starch/flour, ¼ cup cornstarch or potato starch.



    HIGH-FIBER FLOUR BLEND: This high-fiber blend works well for breads, pancakes, snack bars, and cookies that contain chocolate, warm spices, raisins, or other fruits. It is not well-suited for delicately flavored recipes, such as sugar cookies, crepes, cream puffs, birthday cakes, or cupcakes. 1 cup brown rice flour or sorghum flour, ½ cup teff flour (preferably light), ½ cup millet flour or Montina® flour, 2/3 cup tapioca starch/flour, 1/3 cup cornstarch or potato starch.



    HIGH-PROTEIN FLOUR BLEND: This nutritious blend works best in baked goods that require elasticity, such as wraps and pie crusts. 1 1/4 cups bean flour – chickpea is a fabulous choice, 1 cup arrowroot starch, cornstarch, or potato starch, 1 cup tapioca starch/flour, 1 cup white or brown rice flour



    SELF-RAISING FLOUR BLEND: Use this blend for muffins, scones, cakes, cupcakes, or any recipe that uses baking powder for leavening. 1 1/4 cups white sorghum flour, 1 1/4 cups white rice flour, 1/2 cup tapioca starch/flour, 2 teaspoons xanthan or guar gum, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.



    GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR USING XANTHAN/GUAR GUM: Gum (xanthan or guar) is the key to successful gluten-free baking. It provides the binding needed to give the baked product proper elasticity and keep it from crumbling. Add 1/2 teaspoon xanthan or guar gum per cup of flour blend to make cakes, cookies, bars, muffins, and other quick breads. Add 1 teaspoon per cup of flour blend to make yeast bread, pizza dough, or other baked items that call for yeast.



    If you purchase a commercial flour blend, read the ingredient list carefully. Some blends contain salt and xanthan or guar gum. If so, there is no need to add more.



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  • RM

    1 year ago


    Happy Friday Healthy Friends! My morning got off to a unusual start when my 15 year old kitty kat (Emma) brought in to the house a little baby quail. Thank goodness I was right there, and was able to separate Emma from the baby quail quickly. I put Emma in a closed bathroom, and followed the little baby quail running through the living room and the bedroom. I was able to capture her and place in a safe cushioned container. I then walked around the neighborhood until I caught up with the momma quail and her other little baby chicks. I was able to get close enough to reunite the lost baby with her momma. Whew......what a way to start the morning. My cat was in the backyard, which is enclosed so the little baby must have squeezed under the patio gate (very small opening). Unfortunately, my cat was outside sleeping in her bed and heard the chirps. It is spring here, and all the quail eggs are hatching so I will keep Emma in for a month or two until the babies have learned how to fly. Have a great weekend everyone.



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  • Shari

    1 year ago

    I used to have cats too, but I lose my last one a few years ago. I remember my Siamese cat, Mittens, when I was a kid bring in mice he had caught out in the corn fields near where we used to live in Iowa. He seemed to think he was bringing us gifts. My mom was not of the same opinion. :)

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago


    Wow, honest writing really does expose your inner demons. I was just posting on my wall about Day 6 of breaking the fast, and it hit me I may have traded a habit of over-eating for a habit of under-eating. I'm finding it very difficult to get myself to increase calories because I don't want my weight loss to slow down. My birthday is coming up in 15 days, and I've got serious plans for a couple of indulgent meals. Meals that I've been planning, plotting and fantasizing about for say... only the last 100 days! I will have to summon my inner policeman to take over. I must increase calories by at least 50 each day. Otherwise, how will I eat them?! I don't know. Maybe I just need to go strong and hard until I hit my weight loss goal - which would be another 55 pounds. Maybe that's what I really want. I'm so done with being fat all my life. 40 years! Maybe I just need to get there and then, at that point, I will once again become sane?

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Hello Anna, don't worry about under-eating. The Reboot nutritionist say that our stomachs do not technically get smaller, but it does feel that way after coming off a long successful reboot like yours. For me, the under-eating was because my body got used to eating healthy high density juices every day and all my body's nutritional needs were met successfully. If you are continuing to eat and juice primarily fruit and veggies, all your body's nutritional needs will be met and you will not need to overeat to get there. How many calories are you eating post-reboot? How did you factor the 50 calories extra per day? What is your maximum calorie goal? Check out this Huffington post article, as it may be helpful. If not, let me know and I will find other Reboot Nutritionist articles for you. You are doing great, and I am right there with you about being 'done with being fat'. Congrats.......

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/woodson-merrell-md/j...

    Another article states: "Although juicing doesn't actually shrink the stomach, it does temporarily eliminate the possibility to eat for comfort. The upshot of that is that you will feel satiated with less food than usual, immediately after you’re done with the cleanse. This situation can provide a big psychological boost that some people need to experience so that they can change their eating behaviors and stop sabotaging their weight loss.

  • Dahlia

    1 year ago

    Hello Maddogcupcake, if i have interpreted your post correctly, you are struggling at this point between continuing with your new eating plan and going back to your old way of eating. We all have been there. Are you hungry on your current eating plan. If not then you are receiving the proper nutrition. If you are hungry, then add protein.. I note that you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Have you tried adding 1/2 cup of beans or chickpeas, or 1 egg( if vegetarian) to your salads. I am assuming that you are adding at least one tablespoon of a healthy oil such as olive oil , or 1/4 avocado to your salads. If you are already adding protein, then increase the portions by a quarter of a cup. Are you hydrating sufficiently? Sometimes, we feel hungry, but what we need is a glass of water. Have a glass of water, wait a half an hour, then reevaluate. It is a balancing act of the right nutrition and hydration for me.

    Several years ago, my husband gave himself the best birthday gift, the gift of health. He stopped smoking. Perhaps a birthday celebration need not mean returning to old habits, perhaps the lesson here may be to change what a birthday celebration means. I speak to myself on this one, as this is a lesson I need to learn. Every spring, I manage to drop weight, get off sugar (my nemesis), feel healthy and alive, until my Birthday. Then I have that piece of cake, (a chocolate delight from a French pastry shop) and I am back on sugar for several months with a reduction in health and a weight gain. I am praying that this year my brain changes and I learn my birthday is a celebration of birth. I did not come into this world with cake in my hand, so why am I celebrating it with cake? Why not celebrate that first breath, with family and friends, by breathing instead. I am not sure how that will look, but maybe taking a hike and finishing by taking a big breath and a group hug at the end of the hike.

    Thank you Maddogcupcake for posting, as I think that in trying to speak to your post, I have had a personal breakthrough.

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Dahlia, your post is excellent and emotionally profound for me too. I will miss you wisdom and guidance, and look forward to your return in September.

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