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Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickled Cucumbers

21 Dec

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I am completely obsessed with vinegars, and anything pickled or fermented. Seriously. I am always trying out new recipes for flavored vinegars, and pickled food-things.

This is a super quick and easy recipe that I always have on my fridge and make a lot for my clients on a Raw Food Diet.

You can use the same recipe with radishes and turnips.Try experimenting with different herbs and vinegars. My favorite variation is omitting the herbs, and adding some Siracha Hot Sauce,regular and black sesame seeds, and toasted sesame seed oil. Yum!

It is a nice addition to salads, sandwiches, or to just eat it straight out of the bowl. I always have it on my fridge and it lasts for a week if kept refrigerated.

Ingredients

5 Small Organic Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Seasoned Rice Vinegar
1 TBSP brown sugar (you can substitute for maple syrup, Demerara sugar or any sugar you prefer)
1 tsp Himalayan Salt
1 TBSP organic Italian parsley, chopped
1 TBSP organic mint, chopped

Method

Mix all ingredients in a container and stir. Close the container with a lid or use film to wrap it closed. refrigerated it for minimum 4 hours. It will taste much better after 24 to 48 hours, when all flavors have married.

Enjoy! Bom Apetite!

 

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Fruits, Vegetables and Juice Fasting – Day one

30 Nov

The day before starting our Detox fasting I went to get groceries buy and prepare the ingredients for the next day. Groceries were so expensive! I bought provisions for two days, and spent $103. I also bought Flax Seed Oil for $9, and 4 boxes of tea for $12. I didnt find cherries, mushrooms and some other stuff, so I will switch it around.Also, I did not buy it all organic, because of the prices. For example one bunch of organic red radishes is $1,49 vs. 49 cents of the regular kind.

I understand now why there is an obesity epidemic! Nobody can afford to eat healthy in America!

First thing in the morning

We woke up excited and anxious about the Fasting. Had a mate tea with lemon and stevia. I know I am not supposed to have caffeine, but I don’t consider mate to have caffeine, it is actually a different stimulant that it has. And well, I am very addicted to coffee, so just by eliminating it from my diet or ten days is a big difference already.

Breakfast

Breakfast was Baked Apples with Cherries, Raisins, Cinnamon and Agave. We didn’t have cherries, so I substituted for Pears. It was very good. I couldn’t finish the whole thing, and I had to save half and eat it forty minutes later.

Mid-Morning Juice

The mid-morning juice was fine, a mix of apples, kale, celery, cucumber, and spinach. It is not something you can just drink in one sip. It took me about an hour to finish it. And I wasn’t hungry.

Lunch

For lunch we had the Green Reboot Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing, which was basically all the greens you want with your veggies of choice. The dressing is a basic vinagrette that can be made in the blender, and very tasty. I added some alfafa sprouts, which are ok, but bean sprouts are not because they are hard to digest.

Snack

I was starting to get hungry when snack time came, and was excited about this concoction. It was carrot juice, blended with avocado, coconut meat, ginger, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and olive oil. It was a pleasant mixture of sweet,salty and spicy. I couldn’t finish the whole thing. I also started feeling sleepy, with low energy and had a headache.

Dinner

Dinner was supposed to be a green salad, and Broccoli, Snow Peas and Green Beans Steamed with Honey Ginger Garlic Soy Sauce Dressing. I said supposed to because we could not even eat the salad! Yep! That is how full we were. Pretty amazing! And the dressing is so delicious, it tastes great with the veggies.

Steamed Green Beans and Broccoli

By the time I was done with dinner my head was pounding, and I felt like my head was foggy, almost like I was dizzy. I took a nice bath and went to bed, proud for having being able to finish Day 1! And it was not so hard! I guess the hardest thing was not to have coffee in the morning. Okay, maybe the headache,bloating and indigestion are things I am happy about, but I guess it is my body reacting to the extreme changes I made in my diet today. And I am fine with that.

One thing that I noticed was that every time I changed the channel there was something about food, Fast Food Nation was on, then Dr. Oz show about families going hungry in America because they cannot afford to put food on the table. I think you just became more aware of what is happening.

The first day is over and I am looking forward for tomorrow!

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