Archive for May, 2008

My Fasting Report & Coconut Pancakes

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Here’s a brief rundown on the fast I just did, because it differed than my other fasts in a few specific ways. This time, we preceded the fast with 5 days of raw food, which has been talked about before. I think eating raw detoxed us significantly because we didn’t lose that much weight during […]

My Typical Liquid Fast

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I will try to run down as briefly as I can how I’ve done my fasts in the past. Feel free to modify it and make it your own. Before fasting I try to do at least one day raw before the fast to prepare my body for the change. Some people do much longer. […]

Fasting for Longevity, Health and Self-Improvement

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Fasting is a challenge that’s fun and rewarding. I always feel lighter, more energetic and cleaner after a fast. I am more in tune with myself and can identify my psychological addiction to certain foods. I can tell when I need to eat versus wanting to eat. Before I did my first fast, I read […]

Raw Food Detox proves challenging in FL

Monday, May 26th, 2008

After fighting multiple colds since returning from South America, my husband and I have decided to add a few days of eating raw before we continue with a liquids fast. I don’t understand if we have a build-up of toxins from the produce in South America or if we are adjusting to new germs in […]

Trying Tuna – Not what you think!

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Cactus garden While in Peru, we saw a lot of vendors selling tuna, which in English is the fruit of the prickly pear cactus (or nopal, cactus fig or Indian fig). We never bought it or tried it until we were backpacking for 3 days in the 2nd deepest canyon of the world. There were […]

Teaching and Cooking in Peru (with food photos!)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Hard at work. I was honored to spend a month in the Sacred Valley of Peru (near Machu Picchu), where I volunteered for a group yoga retreat center, teaching the staff vegan cooking and vegetarian classics (all in Spanish!). The kitchen was lacto-ovo vegetarian and the owner wanted them to have some vegan recipes under […]

Chocolate Cravings.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

A friend asked us in our last days in Peru what we were looking forward to, food-wise. Matt’s answer was cheddar cheese. I couldn’t think of anything off the top of my head and it drove my crazy. I guess I just spent too much time in markets and cooking and focusing on what they […]

Nadando Rama. An effort to make Thai food in a small mountain village.

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

After 3 months of eating in Peru (and shocked at how much white rice is consumed, I think more so than the revered potatoes) and finally having a somewhat enjoyable kitchen to cook in, I decided it was time to play around and make my biggest meal craving, Swimming Rama. My prior shared kitchen experiences […]

Vegetarian Eateries in Lima, Peru

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Prompted by a reader’s question, I thought it would be nice to post a list of veggie places in Lima in an organized manner. We were in Lima for only a few days, mostly following the Lonely Planet guide or, but we found a few that aren’t listed and I would like to share […]