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I can’t even remember the meals I had since Monday afternoon of last week. So, I’m going to just come clean and admit I didn’t do a very good job of logging or even watching what I ate.

As the week progressed, I did make it to my morning Pilates Classes and generally followed the menu of Barley Max for Breakfast, Mid Morning and Mid Afternoon Juices, and then a very sensible, raw lunch and dinner with a Tsp. of Barley Max 30 minutes before each.  

Until Thursday, when I decided to take a flight to Buffalo, New York for a weekend visit. I did pack my Barley Max and made sure I took my Tsp.  before each meal. But I was not able to get my juicing in for the weekend… and my eating habits veered from the raw beat and path occasionally.

There was Chocolate Cake one day, Pizza and Frozen Yogurt another day, and it seemed a continuous amount of alcohol throughout.

Monday night I returned home and thus started getting back up on the wagon. 

I resumed my Pilates Tuesday morning, and boy am I feeling like I missed several days of classes.

For Breakfast I mixed 1Tsp. of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz Distilled Water and proceeded to make my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach.

I pre-mixed 1Tsp. of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz Distilled Water so I can drink it 30 minutes before lunch. Where we stopped at Wegmans Grocery Store to eat from the buffet there. Amazingly enough the buffet was really packed with some Vegan, Vegetarian options. I loaded up on a Green Salad: 

Wegmans Green Salad Tuesday Menu

Wegmans Green Salad Tuesday Menu

Ingredients:

Leafy Greens

Spinach

3 Cherry Tomatoes

Sliced Cucumber

Red Onions

Blanched Broccoli

Mushrooms

Shredded Carrots 

Then I had a mix of a delicious Lentil Mix, Lima Bean Salad, Vegetable Egg Roll and Stir Fry Vegetables. I washed this great food down with a Fresh Tangerine Juice.

Wegmans  Lentils, Lima Beans & Roll Tuesday Menu

Wegmans Lentils, Lima Beans & Roll Tuesday Menu

Wegmans Fresh Tangerine Juice Tuesday Menu

Wegmans Fresh Tangerine Juice Tuesday Menu

We came home just in time to make my Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of Carrots, Celery, and Spinach.

Then 30 minutes before dinner, I mixed 1Tsp. of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz Distilled Water.

Dinner turned out to be a Garden Salad w / a Tomato Basil Dressing:

Garden Salad w/Tomato Basil Dressing Tuesday Menu

Garden Salad w/Tomato Basil Dressing Tuesday Menu

Ingredients:

Spinach

3Radishes Sliced

Small Bunch of Broccoli

1 Diced Celery Stalk

1Chopped Green Onion

Tomato Basil Dressing:

2Cups Tomato

2Tbls. Lemon Juice

2Garlic Cloves

2Tsp Dried Basil

Herb Seasoning

Directions: Chop, mince ingredients and add into blender until desired consistency.

Then I turned on the oven and made a bunch of Roasted Asparagus:

Roasted Asparagus Tuesday Menu

Roasted Asparagus Tuesday Menu

Ingredients:

10 Sticks of Asparagus

2Tbls. Olive Oil

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Cumin

Sea Salt

Directions: Heat oven to 450 degrees, wash and cut ends of asparagus and place into roasting pan. Add the Olive Oil and remaining seasonings and roast for 15 minutes. 

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Instead of my Pilates Class… I got up early and went to the National Cathedral for mass.

Every Sunday is a good day when I go to mass… so therefore, my eating plan was spot on!

Breakfast 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of Distilled Water

Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Celery, Cucumber Juice

30 Minutes before lunch, 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of Distilled Water

Lunch: Carrot, Celery, and Cucumber Sticks

I prepared my lunch to go. Because we decided to go to a festival and spend some time out in the beautiful weather Sunday. So I bagged the Sticks and pre-made the Mid Afternoon Juice and had my barley max on the go to. We came home for dinner. Where I managed to make my meal. I did however, munch on unleavened bread. More than I should have, but it tasted so good!! 

Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Celery, Cucumber Juice

30 Minutes before dinner, 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of Distilled Water

Dinner: Asparagus Salad, Better Than Tuna

Sunday Menu Asparagus Salad

Sunday Menu Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Salad:

Ingredients:

2lbs Asparagus

3Medium Tomatoes

1Stalk Bok Choy

1Bunch Spinach Lettuce

2Stalks Celery

1Red Bell Pepper

Directions: Wash and dry vegetables, place lettuce in bowl, add asparagus, which should be cut into bite-size pieces. Add chopped tomatoes, diced bok choy stalk, celery and red peppers. Toss to combine. A raw dressing can be made by removing 1/3 of salad and placing in blender, and blend until creamy. Sprinkle with grated almonds.

Sunday Menu Better Than Tuna

Sunday Menu Better Than Tuna

Better Than Tuna:

Ingredients:

2Cups Carrots

1Medium Ripe Bell Pepper

1Tomato

2Stalks Celery

1/2Medium Red Onion

1/2Cup Parsley

1/2Tsp Kelp

1/2tsp Celtic Salt

4Tbsp Rhonda’s No-Oil Dressing

Directions: Finely chop the pepper, celery, onion and tomato, and place in a bowl. Finely grate carrots, resembling carrot pulp, and add the carrot to the vegetable mixture. Combine 4Tbsp of Rhonda’s Dressing, Celtic salt, parsley and kelp and add to the above chopped vegetables. Mix well and allow to marinate for flavors to blend. May be served on a bed of lettuce, on a sandwich or to stuff a pita or tomato.

Rhonda’s No-Oil Dressing:

1Cup Raw Almonds

1Cup Distilled Water

Pour water on almonds and let soak overnight. Place almonds in vita mix or blender with 1 cup distilled water and blend about 2 minutes until creamy and add:

2Tsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes

1Tsp Kelp

2Tsp Lemon Juice

1/4Tsp Celtic Salt

1Tsp Herb Seasoning

1Tbsp Minced Parsley

2Tsp Garlic Powder

2Tbsp Dried Onion Flakes

1Tsp Dill Weed

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

1Tbsp Raw Unfiltered Honey

OR 1 1/2Tbsp Chopped Dates

Directions: Blend to mix and pour over vegetables and serve.

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Starbucks Grande Iced Chai Latte w/Soy

Starbucks Grande Iced Chai Latte w/Soy

Tuesday mornings are my early Pilates Classes starting at 7am. I almost missed the class because I ended up leaving the house 2 minutes before 7… so I got there about 5 minutes late.

Anyway… I burned calories and built some core muscle. For all this work, I felt like I deserved a reward. So against my best judgement, I went to Starbucks and upgraded my drink to a Grande Iced Chai Latte with Soy.

Then I came home to take a quick shower. And after the shower, I was curious to see where my weight was. I had some additional snacking of Stacy’s Pita Chips again and dinner last night was huge. It was like I couldn’t keep my mouth shut.

Stacy's Pita Chips

Stacy's Pita Chips

So, I got on the scale and I saw 160lbs… and thought WHAT!!!! And then did a little happy dance and jumped into the shower. I’m so thrilled that I am down to this weight, it really feels GREAT!!

Then I bounced down the stairs to the kitchen and made:

Breakfast with 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with Distilled Water

My Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Vegetable Juice. For the Vegetable Juice, I put together some Cucumber and Spinach and POOF!

Tuesday Menu Spinach, Carrot, Cucumber Juice

Tuesday Menu Spinach, Carrot, Cucumber Juice

30 minutes before lunch, 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with Distilled Water

Lunch: Grapes until satisfied

Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Celery, Parsley Juice.

30 minutes before  dinner, 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with Distilled Water

Dinner: Mixed Garden Salad, Tomato Soup. For the Mixed Garden Salad, I’m going to add some Green Peas, Celery and Tomatoes. 

Tuesday Menu Mixed Garden Salad

Tuesday Menu Mixed Garden Salad

Mixed Garden Salad:

Ingredients:

1Avocado

1/2Red Onion

1Small Bunch Broccoli

2Cucumbers

2Cups Fresh Green Peas

3/4Cup Celery

3/4Cup Fresh Tomatoes

Directions: Chop celery, peel and chop tomatoes and mix with existing veggie salad.

Tuesday Menu Tomato Soup

Tuesday Menu Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup:

Ingredients:

3Cups Fresh Tomatoes

1Small Onion

1Ripe Avocado

1Tsp. Oregano

1Tsp. Basil

1Tbsp Lemon Juice

1Stalk of Celery

Celtic Salt

1/2Cup Fresh Carrot Juice

Directions: Peel Tomatoes and avocado, place in blender and puree. Chop the onion and celery, and add to the blended seasoning and celtic sea salt. Puree to desired consistency, stir in carrot juice just before serving.

THEN…. IF THAT WASN”T ENOUGH. THE BOYS WANTED TO GO OUT AND EAT, SO WE DECIDED ON NOODLES & COMPANY FOR DINNER. I HAD A SMALL BOWL OF PHAD THAI NOODLES WITHOUT THE EGGS AND PEANUTS!!!!

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I ended up making a Vegetable Soup Stock because that’s what this evenings Gazpacho Soup called for. So dinner got pushed back 45 minutes, while the Stock cooked up.

Vegetable Soup Stock:

Ingredients:

8-10 Cups Distilled Water

2 Onions, Cubed

3 Cloves of Garlic

2 Carrots

4 Celery Stalk

2 Potatoes with Skin

2 Cups Cauliflower Pieces

2Cups Broccoli Pieces

1/2Cup Parsley

1Bay Leaf

1Tsp Thyme

1Tsp Basil/Mint

Directions: Chop all vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Place in stock pot and add seasonings. Steam saute until slightly tender. Cover with distilled water , bring to boil and reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes to an hour. Cool and strain twice. Stock will keep in refrigerator for a week and can be frozen too to be used in soups and stews.

Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho Soup

Then I was free to complete the Gazpacho Soup:

Ingredients:

 3Cups Tomatoes

2Cups Cucumber, Peeled

2 Stalks Celery, Diced

1/2Green Bell Pepper, Seeded and Diced

1Red Bell Pepper, Seeded and Diced

3Green Onions or 2Tbsp Dried Onion Flakes

2Tbs Olive Oil

2Tbs Lemon Juice

1/2Tsp Celtic Salt

1tsp dried onion flakes

1tsp parsley

1tsp oregano

1 tsp paprika

1tsp thyme

Directions: Place half of tomatoes and 1/4cup soup stock into blender and puree. Pour into a container and add other vegetables and olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings. Cover and refrigerate before serving… served cold.

While I was waiting on the Vegetable Soup Stock and the Gazpacho Soup to be made, I worked on the Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad:

Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad

Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad

Ingredients:

Small Broccoli Florets

Small Cauliflower Florets

Finely Diced Celery

Finely Chopped Sweet Onion or Scallions

Finely Diced  Red or Yellow Bell Peppers

Peel and Chop Avocado

Top with Grated Carrots

Squeezed Lemon Juice

Seasonings

Directions: Wash Green Leaf Lettuce and Spinach Lettuce and add Vegetable Ingredients along with dressing and serve.

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Yesterday was bad!!!  I ate way too much food. For lunch I had a hearty helping of my Fresh Vegetable Salad and another hearty helping of Mike’s Asha Reshteh.

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Asha Reshteh Ugh!! I was so bloated after that meal, after which I vowed I wasn’t going to eat anything for dinner.

But as luck would have it, Mike made a dish with Okra, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini and Eggplant. He actually tossed all the vegetables in flour and put it on the Coleman Grill he has. 

Mike's Okra

Mike's Okra

Mike’s Okra:

Ingredients:

Okra

Brussels Sprouts

Zucchini

Eggplant

Flour

Olive Oil

Directions:

Cut up the vegetables and wash, blot with paper towel and roll into a cup of flour. Fry in a pan/grill with Olive Oil until tender. 

Red Bell Pepper SaladThen he finely chopped up some Red Bell Peppers and Orange Bell Peppers with Cucumber for a Salad. He added an Oil and Lemon Dressing to it. And then I added some Avocado and Paprika, Cumin, Celtic Salt, and Dried Onions to the Dressing mix.

Bell Pepper Salad:

Ingredients:

Red & Orange Bell Peppers

Cucumbers

Olive Oil

Lemon Juice

Paprika

Dried Onions

Cumin

Celtic Salt

I ate a much smaller amount of  THIS food… which was really good. But I was ultimately thinking about lunch and how much I had eaten.

Then to make matters worse, I didn’t work out last night. Because I had soo much food, I felt really tired and couldn’t bring myself to it.

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Mike's Minestrone Soup

Mike's Minestrone Soup

The forecast for Saturday was so gorgeous; we decided to do some replanting of the plants that were killed in the winter freeze. Calm, 75, and Sunny, that was the beautiful day we were working with. I dressed in my sweat suit and by the afternoon I was getting hot as I repotted plants and did some heavy lifting of those big pots, moving them back in the house from gardening central.

We stopped for lunch which was Mike’s Minestrone Soup. 

Then we went back out to finish up the work. Mike went to the store to buys some more little plants for his project, and while he was out he stopped at the local bike shop where he saw a deal on two used bikes. Well, he had before 5pm to make his decision. So he came home and told me about it.

As I was wrapping up the gardening, Mike had made me an Orange, Pineapple Smoothie. After I had a chance to relax a bit, we headed down to the bike shop to take a look at these bikes. I thought this would be great to get some biking into my exercise mix. But when we got there, the bike was not what I was looking for. I wanted a Beach Cruiser bike to take leisurely bike rides through the neighborhood. So Mike bought his bike and we went looking elsewhere for a beach cruiser for me. After checking out a couple more bike shops, we hit Sears where we found a beach cruiser for me. We’re picking it up wednesday! !!!

Brochette

BrochetteFresh Vegetable Salad

We continued with a lite dinner of Brochette and my Fresh Vegetable Salad. Mike made the Brochette with Tomatoes, Garlic, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, and Seasonings. 

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After a replay of Saturday Mornings breakfast… we visited a bit longer.  We talked about how each of us is doing after having the Ear Candling done.

Sitting Around Table

Sitting Around Table Ear CandlingFirst Time Ear Candling

She said, she felt good and didn’t have her sinuses bothering her and claims she slept better. I admitted I slept pretty deep as well and am not blowing my nose every 5 minutes to wipe my runny nose!!!

I also talked with Liz about how she’s doing on her Raw Eating Plan and she told me, she’s not doing as well as she sees me doing on it. She admits, she’s not as strict with it as I am, because she’s cheating a lot on sweets and cheeses and meets. But I told her I cheat too! And it’s a struggle to get all 3 servings of the Barley Max and drinking the Carrot Juice. I really do miss my Juicing.!!!

Before you knew it, it was time for everyone to hit the road again. My girlfriend had to be back at work Monday morning, and she too enjoys watching Sunday night on ABC!!!!

After they left, Mike and I went to go pick his son up from the mall, where he was dropped off. From there we decided to take a drive. We got back to the house around 3pm again. This time, Mike and his son ordered some Persian Kabob’s on the way back for food. I stayed strong and waited to get home to make my Better Than Tune Recipe… I hadn’t had it in a while and it was worth it.

 

 Better Than Tuna:

Ingredients:

2Cups Carrots

1Medium Ripe Bell Pepper

2Stalks Celery

1/2Medium Red Onion

1/2Cup Parsley

1/2Tsp. Kelp

1/2Tsp. Sea Salt/Celtic Sea Salt

4Tbls. Rhonda’s No-Oil Dressing

Directions:

Finely Chop the pepper, celery, onion and place in a bowl. Finely grate carrots, resembling carrot pulp and add the carrot to the vegetable mix. Combine 4Tbls. of Rhonda’s Dressing, Salt, Parsley and Kelp and add to the above chopped vegetables. Mix well and allow to marinate for flavors to blend. May be served on a bed of lettuce, on a sandwich, or to stuff a pita.

My Version of Rhonda’s No-Oil Dressing:

Ingredients:

1Cup Raw Almonds

1Cup Distilled Water

Soak almonds in water 24 hours or overnight, drain, and discard water. Place almonds in blender with the 1Cup of Distilled water and blend about 2 minutes until creamy. Stop the blender and add the following ingredients:

2Tsp. Nutritional Yeast Flakes

1Tsp. Kelp

2Tbsp. Lemon Juice

1/4Tsp. Sea Salt/Celtic Sea Salt

1Tbsp. Minced Parsley

2Tsp. Garlic Powder

2Tbsp. Dried Onion Flakes

1Tsp. Dill Weed

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

1Tbsp. Raw Unfiltered Honey or 1 1/2Tbps. Chopped Dates

Blend to Mix… pour onto the vegetables and ready to serve.

Better Than Tuna

Better Than Tuna

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