World Traveler

My food intake for today has taken me on a glorious trip around the world and back again!

We started in the Caribbean with some oatmeal, complete with a banana, dates, walnuts and coconut!

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A small tropical adventure!

Beverages were the focus:

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Water, juice (carrot, apple, strawberry, blueberry) and tea (pomegranate raspberry)

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Party in my mouth and a very full belly! I only had half of the oatmeal because I was so liquid-logged!

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For my morning snack, I hopped on over to Asia for a pear!

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Weird freeze dried pear bits, supposedly equal to 1 1/2 pears, and much less messy to eat.

Since I was in Asia already, enjoying their fruit, I decided to hang out there for lunch too!

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Miso soup! Jodus and I made this on Saturday night to give us some leftovers for the week.

This soup is a detox diet dream come true!

The really great thing about miso soup is that you can put pretty much whatever you want in it! Here’s what I went with:

Onion and garlic

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Miso paste

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Shredded carrots (please, someone, make a crude joke about the following picture!)

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Mushrooms

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Tofu

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Nori black seaweed

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Ginger

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Other unpictured stuff: spinach, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, water

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AND back to today’s lunch:

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My favorite bites were the chewy seaweed!!

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I wish I had cut it up smaller instead of just ripping it up out of the bag but oh well.

This afternoon, tea found its way into my presence.

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Oh Mighty Leaf, you are so mighty and delicious!

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And some pumpkin seeds found their way to my tummy!

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For dinner, we headed to Africa!

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I’m not sure if they eat sweet potato in Africa or not but I know they have Tilapia and Gomen Wat!

The sweet potatoes were roasted in the oven after they got a light coat of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and agave.

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The tilapia was also baked in the oven with a nice easy lemon pepper dry seasoning.

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The Gomen Wat was the labor intensive part of dinner.

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Start with 1 lb of collard greens.

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Simmer in water until tender. Drain, reserve water, set greens aside.

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Sauté onion and garlic in some olive oil until lightly browned.

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Add back in the greens and reserved water and simmer until most of the water is evaporated.

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I am impatient and ended up draining the last of the water out. This step probably could be omitted but whatever.

Season with 1 Tbls lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp each of allspice, paprika, and tumeric, and 2 Tbls fresh minced ginger.

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Voila!

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A delectable dinner!

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For the first day of the detox, I think things went well! I got in greens, spices, lots of flavor, lots of liquids (and consequently, lots of trips to the bathroom) and didn’t really eat anything processed!

I hope you enjoyed the trip around the world as much as my palate and tummy did!

😀

-L4L-

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4 Responses

  1. Jodus sure does know how to rub off (I mean) shred a big carrot…Has he been practicing? I know, gross, rude comments from the L4LMom….

  2. Now that looks yummy! I will have to try cooking the banana into the oats instead of just putting them on top! Looks like you are off to a great start on your Detox plan!

  3. Um….no comment about the carrot pic. Geez.

    Today was a terrific start to our detox. The food you whipped up was filling and delicious! I didn’t really get hungry all day. Although, I did have the last of our leftover pizza for lunch….maybe that’s why I didn’t get hungry?

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