Cleanse period almost over …

More photos to follow but for now …

A super simple sea vegetable based miso broth with turnips, tofu and greens …

Normally better to cut out the veins which are a little tough but crunchy celery like – so cut them out and slice matches sticks like, then grill first – creating “noodles” then the greens for better results. Stir-fry with sesame oil and some ginger – bland?  Nooo, oozing with flavor but if you’d like drizzle with tahini or miso dressing or … some soy sauce.  Improvise to your liking.  Again, not spending hours – just few minutes when you don’t have time to devote to cooking.  Focusing on classes to teach and studies … then my sister from Japan visits for just 3 nights.  Happy Day Everyone.  

A good stir as miso – protein rich fermented food champion –  will sink to the bottom of the pot … get the lacquered bowls ready for the gathering…

Tomorrow marks the final day of the cleanse where we undergo a mini-fast.  The key word is “mini” so it’s not to feel like a deprivation – just a little rest for the digestive tracts. It’s never ever about depriving ourselves.  Rather, it’s a lovely self-care protocol, to prepare for the seasonal transition – from summer to fall, then from fall to winter … each transition phase, taking extra care of our body-mind-spirit.

 

On the run – No time to cook days – Day 9

 

Rataloutli made over the weekend and brown rice with black beans, topped with green sauce – home made slow cooking over the weekend.

Black rice avocado/cucumber rolls sprinkled with sesame seeds with pickled ginger … refreshing:) No I did not make these – a rushed take-out from Whole Foods. Enjoyed with cup of green tea.  Breathe. A centering practice to re-frame the day of busy drudgery of tasks to meaningful sense of being in the moment.