So, I've had 'The Kind Diet' book sitting around on my bookshelf forever but haven't had a chance to dive in yet until this last week! I started with the recipe section (hehe) and then started reading! Last night I made a trip to Whole Foods (I like to call it Whole Paycheck) and made some staple purchases so I can start 'flirting'. I made Alicia's Magical Healing Soup for dinner and it was delicious......even my boyfriend loved it but I had to add a little meat for his serving! I had the soup for left over's this morning before heading out skiing and when I got home I tried out the 'Weight Loss Carrot-Daikon Tea'! It was warm and delicious!
So, there are a few items that are really new to me that I wanted to see if I could get some help out on. Maybe if people had pictures or brand names to send my way. One of the items is the umeboshi plum.....I found a 'ume vinegar' but couldn't find an actual plum. Also, I made the tea according to the directions, but I wanted to see if anyone had a picture of their version so I could see if I made it somewhat close to correctly!
Thanks guys! I took some pics of what I have made that hopefully I can get posted soon!
I haven't actually made that tea yet but would love to one day. Sounds like you're going really well with it all ... I suggest reading and then re-reading TKD several times ... plus maybe read The China Study and watch a few of the films (Vegucated, Fork over Knives, Fat Sick Nearly Dead). It will all help motivate you and also equip you with all the answers as to why it's such a great way to go.
I too enjoy the 'Kind Diet' book because it's not a "diet" as much as eating well. I'm taking baby steps to eating a bit healthier. For my spouse and I I'm trying to make more meat-less dinners each week. I only have meat in a dinner, so it's not too often. He eats it daily and simply refuses to go without, so I compromise with yummy dinners! I too love Whole Foods and it can certainly break a budget. If you like grains, they often have a place (in Whole Foods, Krogers) to purchase by weight - you can get only as much as you need. I have a store nearby called Fresh Foods where I can buy fresh leafy greens by weight, so only what I need (then it won't go bad before I eat it). Many brands seem to be offering more veggie food now - Campbell's soup has several that are vegetarian friendly. There is also Boca, LiteLife and Morning Star Farms. They may not be the raw ingredients you want but they won't break a budget (if you just need something to add to a meal) Hope it's going well for you and I'd like to hear about what else you've been cooking.
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