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Purification, Day 2… “You don’t miss the water till the well runs dry”

May 27, 2010 by  

Okay, it’s been 36 hours. I’ve made it through 1.5 days of the Purification Program. You wanna know how I honestly feel?

It’s like being on Thanksgiving Break from College, Freshman year. As much as you love being home — and you know you need the break from college, homemade meals, and some solid sleep like it’s nobody’s business — you kinda miss your friends back at school.

Being on the Purification Program gives me that feeling in the pit of my stomach that sorta feels like I really, really miss some of my best friends (Chik Fil A nuggets, red wine, champagne, McD’s Bacon Cheeseburger [I probably ate that 2x week], Red Pepper and Olive Oil Triscuits, Boars Head American Cheese, Wasabi Almonds, Garden Salsa SunChips, (did I mention?) red wine, cottage cheese with TONS of fresh ground black pepper… to name a few).  Oh, and Starbucks.

However, I’m keeping the eye on the prize — cleaning out this body that I have methodically, meticulously, and ignominiously sizzled to shreds over the past few decades. I’m told in a few days I will feel like a completely new person: renewed energy, with my spunk back.

In the meantime, I’ve been pumped with my new recipes. The below I made for dinner last night. Let me tell you — it KNOCKED MY AND HUB’S SOCKS OFF. It was amazing, and whether trying to eat well or not, you will not be disappointed.  I found it on the “Detox” section of Carolina Chiropractic & Wellness’ Blog (the Blog of my Chiro’s practice — which, by that way, have I told you how Dr. Greenfield and her kinesiology method has literally changed my life?).

Green Minestrone (Weeks One, Two & Three)
6 Servings

  • Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 lb. leeks (white and pale green parts), well rinsed and diced (4 1/2 cups)
    • PS – Kat’s note: I had never SEEN a leek in my life before yesterday… much less cooked with them. They’re amazing!
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 6 to 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup sliced green beans
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1-cup fresh or frozen small green peas
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced, trimmed fresh asparagus
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 green onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or more if you like garlic, I used 4-5 cloves)

1. In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add leeks, carrots and water. Cover and cook until the leeks are very tender, about 15 minutes. Do not brown.
2. Add 6 cups of broth and bring to a boil. Add green beans, zucchini, peas and asparagus. Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat, until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.
3. In small bowl, mix parsley, basil, green onions and garlic. Stir into simmering soup. Add additional broth to thin soup if necessary. Season with sea salt and pepper.

This recipe is AMAZING. Seriously.

And, as I make my shakes in the morning — I realize how freakin’ “real”, “fresh”, “natural”, and “from the earth” they are. Makes me scratch my head AT THE THOUGHT that I, for my whole life, have eating something out of a box every morning (?). You know, my favorite frozen Egg and Sausage Sandwiches and even those Nutri-Grain bars my family eats like water. Yuk.  While I’m making them, it only seems ‘normal’ to have a smoothie full of all-the-warm-and-fuzzies.  What have I been waiting for? And, as I make them, and the kids are — literally and figuratively — drooling over the shakes I’m make for hubs and I… I realize GEEZ; they should be eating this, too!

So, before I add all the supplements to the shake, I pour them all one. Please note — this is a major accomplishment for me. I not selfish about much. But, but, but if I have a drink or food item that is fabulous, I become a self-centered hoarder. So, for me to ‘share’ the fruits I just spent so much time preparing (not to mention all the money buying), it’s a BIG deal. Even it it’s with my kids.

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3 Responses to “Purification, Day 2… “You don’t miss the water till the well runs dry””
  1. Salt says:

    I am following you so closely on this (in a very non-stalky kind of way) because this sounds like something that I should really do for myself.

    It’s nice to have someone else go first. 🙂

    That soup recipe DOES sound pretty amazing!


  2. Tracie says:

    If I was a “cooking mom” I would try that recipe out. It does sound good….those shakes sound really good….in fact, I am finding myself feeling very hungry after reading this post!

    Congrats on your day two! You are rocking this!


  3. That Green Minestrone is pretty amazing, but have you tried the Rustic Vegetable Soup? Talk about knocking the socks right off your feet!


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