Breakfast on the weekends I look forward to, but fitting in breakfast early on a weekday is quite a challenge. I’ve been on a quest to do a breakfast pork sausage and egg entree. A necessary ingredient for this special breakfast is a hardboiled egg. I’ve surprised even myself with creating vegetable breakfasts. Since coming off of a 21-day detox purification program awhile back, I have discovered a number of ways to add more vegetables to my diet – especially for breakfasts. The easiest thing to do is boil a few eggs ahead of time and keep them in the fridge, and they’re ready whenRead More →

Eating out is often on the agenda of those who don’t like to cook because they work full time. Make vegetable and fruit shakes in a batch (this has really helped me). Bring your own veggie and fruit snacks in a lunch cooler. Note: It’s best to use the shakes prepared in advance within 24 hours to ensure that you don’t lose the nutrients. Invited to a dinner? You can let the hostess/host know that you are on a detox meal plan.┬áBring one of the new vegetable recipes you’ve tried on your cleanse program. Vegetable trays always are a good snack to offer when invitedRead More →

Saturday I made a variation of a salad I’ve enjoyed for years. It’s a sweet pea salad with beets. I’ll never forget the first time I made the pea salad. Hubby and I were helping out a church during the summer of 1981. An elderly lady in the church was out of town that summer and worked it out with the pastor for us to apartment-sit for her. I had made the pretty beet/pea salad that we had eaten for lunch. We were leisurely enjoying the Sunday afternoon when suddenly the door was unlocked and opened by the lady of the apartment and her friend.Read More →

Don’t like to eat much fruit or vegetables? Mix them in smoothies. Try a Shakeology vanilla, latte, or chocolate flavor and blend with frozen strawberries. Making nutritious smoothies, or juicing, is simple to do and a great way to get But is juicing really the healthiest way to go? Making nutritious smoothies, or juicing, is nothing new but still is a healthy way to include nutrition in your daily diet. But is juicing really the healthiest way to go? Kari Hartel gives the pros and cons to juicing. I was raised in the South on fruits and vegetables from the garden, and I liked them.Read More →

Fish for dinner has never been like a treat to me – until I stayed on a detox diet for over seven days. The detox diet I went on allowed one to add chicken and fish on the eighth day. I added chicken first. A few more days went by before I tried fish, and it was definitely a treat. Vegetables and fruit are good to eat but can become boring without eating any meat. Thinking about why fish is not greatly appealing to me, I came up with the reason. My mother was allergic to fish, and I don’t remember a time that sheRead More →

Have you ever had purple hull peas and Chow-Chow? It’s a southern thing. Chow chow is another term for relish and is made different ways. One of my grandmothers made it with ripe tomatoes, and the other grandmother made it with green tomatoes. I learned how to shell purple hulls at a young age. My parents often had a garden, and both of my grandmothers always had one. When it came time for pea-shelling, the whole family helped out. Since I have committed myself to a 21-day detox program of mainly vegetables and fruit, I’ve created recipes that I would have never considered before. LikeRead More →

Egg lovers, imagine 21 days without an omelet or two fried eggs with toast, butter, and jelly. That’s what you face when you decide to go on a 21-day purification program that only allows vegetables, fruit, and whole food supplements with chicken and fish added the second week. Here’s proof that you can go to a restaurant with a group for breakfast and eat an Eggless, Cheese-less Veggie Omelet! I did it! My blogger group planned to meet for breakfast, and I was tempted to cheat at first. How could I go out for breakfast and not eat eggs and toast or eggs and aRead More →

I love eggs! I love eating them scrambled, fried, baked and especially for omelettes. Today’s omelette recipe, Green Veggie Eggs, consisted of: three eggs (not counting the cholesterol today, okay?) kale spinach cheddar cheese, grated cilantro avocado (1/2 of a VERY small avocado)   Breakfast is good anytime of the day, early with the sunrise…   …brunch, lunch, afternoon meal, or at night. Breakfast, or “break fast”, makes the perfect meal after several hours of not eating. Get it? Break fast. You break a fast every morning. If you ate dinner at 6:00 pm yesterday and ate breakfast at 6:00 am this morning, you endedRead More →