Sunday, February 26, 2012

CFC: day one

Off we go!  I am feeling clean, focused and good so far.  I know I'll probably feel tired tomorrow (from experience), but today has just been full of good food and sunshine (and pee breaks).

I think what you will find is that CFC means amazing, delicious food.  It's really not hard, people.  

Breakfast:  (get used to this... I will probably have it every day)
Coffee with soy milk.  Oatmeal with a pile of blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.  Within 5 minutes of finishing this bowl, I was pedaling away on the bike trainer.  Totally satisfying.

Lunch:   I had 2 eggs over-medium (you know you can have eggs, right?) and a pile of Quinuo and Garbanzo bean salad (recipe below)
Quinoa Garbanzo Bean Salad
(sorry, no exact measurements)
Cook 2 cups of Quinoa per package directions.  Let cool.
Add one big can of Organic Garbanzo Beans
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper
3-ish tablespoons of the Carrot Pistachio Pesto described below
Chopped fresh mint.

After errands!  Smoothie with bananas, blueberries, 2 cups baby spinach, orange juice.  

Afternoon Snacks:  I had a handful of almonds, an orange, some strawberries, and a banana with almond butter.  And water, water, water. 

My friend Suzanne is joining me for the CFC, and we traded some food (I love this benefit).  She gave me a container of Tempeh Peanut Veggie soup, so that's what I'll have for dinner tonight, with a spinach salad.

Tomorrow, I'm back to work, and my very beautiful healthy lunch is already packed. 


Earlier in the week, I had a massive CFC prep day.  I made a mess of the kitchen, but I'm totally set for the week. 

I made, and have in my freezer:
PESTO made with toasted walnut, lemon zest, parsley, cilantro and olive oil
This pesto will show up in various things this week, but the first plan is to slather it over roasted sweet potatoes.

Next, I made Carrot Pistachio pesto (and this is mixed into my Quinoa/Garbanzo Bean salad).
Mix together in the food processor 1/2 cup of toasted pistachios, a small piece of red onion, about 6 carrots and 2 cloves of garlic and about 1/4 cup olive oil.   

I spent $9.99 on these babies, and it was worth it.

For quick lunches or sides during the week, I cut up and roasted a gigantic butternut squash.  After it was soft,  about an hour at 350, I pureed it with salt, pepper, cayenne, and some maple syrup.  I love this stuff.  And it's filling.

I also made and have in the freezer a bunch of spicy black bean burgers and Carrot-Miso soup... I'll post recipes for these later in the week.  

Good luck, everyone!

Bloggers who are doing the CFC with us:  (want to be on this list?  leave a comment!)

Suzanne @
Willow @
Jill @


Carver Fam said...

Yay for clean eating. One mistake I think I made and will try to avoid this time was an excessive consumption of nuts. I like the smoothie for a snack idea. I don't know why but eggs don't feel so clean to me so I guess I will forgo them again this time. Perhaps I just like the idea of being vegan for a week.

And hey that soup I made you is tempeh peanut butter soup. Narry a lentil to be found. Thanks for the food drop off! I think we both made ange's black bean veggie burgers. I made them tonight for supper.

Anne-Marie said...

I'm not doing the cleanse, but I am pinning those recipes to make-- the carrot pesto looks intriguing. :)

Lesley said...
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Lesley said...

Suzanne pulled me in too -- I'm starting tomorrow. Love your blog, lots of great ideas! :)

(I wouldn't have deleted the first comment had I known it was going to show that I did! Oops.)

Willow said...

I'm so excited to start tomorrow! My food is prepped and I have my arsenal of recipes to get me through the week. That carrot pesto looks wonderful, so I'm definitely going to make a batch of it. I actually have all of the ingredients on hand. Here's to a clean week for all of us!

Willow said...

By the way, is it possible to get the recipe for the peanut tempeh soup that Carver Fam (I think it's Suzanne...) mentioned in the first comment? It sounds delicious!

Emilie said...

Willow... I will get Suzanne to post the recipe and then link to her blog!

Good job, everyone!

Kate said...

I'm doing it! Would love to be on the list :)

Kim Oldenburgh said...

Emilie-Is the Carrot pesto supposed to have olive oil in it? I made it today and it was very "crumbly". I looked for a recipe online for it and it called for olive oil, so I added 1/4 cup. It was delicious on a quinoa veggie burger.

Emilie said...

yes! sorry! I just edited the recipe. it is good, isn't it!