People, 10 days with nary a drop of dairy, a splash of sugar, an ounce of caffeine and obviously no meat. I have “cheated” with a glass of alcohol here and there, and I finally had a bit of wheat on Sunday: one slice of whole grain toast (hiding under delicious alkaline avocado, lemon and olive oil). But otherwise, I have been fiercely alkaline. Last week, I was really enjoying the challenge of this diet. This week I want to eat.
But the effects are nice, I must admit. I’m lighter on my feet and my jeans are looser on my ass. That’s a relief.
Green juice (cucumber, celery, parsley, lemon juice and green apple)
Giant salad of kale, sprouts, celery, red pepper and cucumber, sundried tomatoes
More soy nuts
Sliced carrots and celery
This was my big splurge. I met the lovely and talented Kasia Dietz, who’s in town from Paris, at Angelica Kitchen for dinner. There, I had a nice warm meal of vegetable croquettes made with millet and quinoa, two of the three alkaline grains permissible. And French lentils and green beans. It hit the spot. As did Kasia's company and conversation.
Four more days! What should be the first acidic treat? A cheese platter? A gigantic sandwich with the works? A Cowgirl Bakery cupcake? The other 500 gram bag of dried apple I still have from Paris??