By Published On: 24 May 2010646 words3.5 min read

This post is a week old, or rather, I tried to write it for a week.  I know, I’m late.  Sorry! For those who don’t follow me on twitter (what? you don’t follow me on twitter?! why ever not? I’m so much fun on twitter!) might not know that I’ve decided to take part in the {Plate+Simple} Vegan Detox Plan for two weeks.  Or that we started last week.  But we did, we totally did.  See what you miss by not following me on twitter?

Okay, moving on.  Sigh.  Before I get in to the whole detox story let me say this, my fridge broke the night before we were to start the detox.  I woke up to a water logged kitchen and a freezer full of defrosted food.  This might have caused a teeny bit of stress.  It’s not exactly how I wanted to start my detox.  But then again, who wishes for a broken fridge?  Right, moving on.

I decided to do this detox because I had gotten my first cold in three years recently, and I really felt like my body needed to cleanse.  And, I thought it would be fun to track it all down and share it with you.  So here’s a sampling of my first week of detoxing, in no particular order…

Vegan Oatmeal

Hot oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts

Cabbage Salad

White Bean, red cabbage and carrot salad and Kombucha

Salad

Garden Salad with Tempeh

Raw Energy Snack

Almond Butter, Coconut flakes, Pecans, Cashews and Cinnamon

Detox Meal

Black Bean and Corn Salad w/Brown Rice and Broccoli Guacamole

I am going to admit it right here and now that I’ve cooked and noshed on tofu the past week. The P+S Detox plan doesn’t permit the use of soy, but I am going to include it in my detox. I don’t eat processed soy-based foods, my soy consumption is in the form of tofu, tempeh, or whole soy beans. Because of this, I feel that they those foods fits in with my idea of detoxing. I’ve also decided that I am not going to eat any breads or pasta, regardless of what type of grain it’s made from. It’s not that those things aren’t healthy, they can be. But I have problems with portion control, especially with bread, and I don’t need any temptations during my detox. I’m still including whole grains such as wheatberries, quiona, brown rice, and millet into my detox. But they don’t present as much of a temptation to over indulge the same way that a big bowl of pasta does. One of the greatest benefits of the detox is that I can tailor it to fit me, you can too! (I am not, for the record, telling you to find a creative way to insist that chocolate cake should be consumed during the detox. Though, if you figure that out, hit me up. I want to know)

So I have made it into Week 2.  I feel a little heavier, if you can believe that.  I am attributing this to the increase in whole grain foods I’ve been eating.  I do not normally eat brown rice for breakfast- smothered in almond butter, hemp seeds, and cut up fruit (delish!) and I think it’s causing my heaviness.  These week I’m going to focus more on vegetables and fruits and less on the whole grains.  I’m still going to eat them, I’m just not going to eat them every single morning.  So, even if I want, no- crave the Everyday Breakfast I will refrain.  I won’t make it a point to have a “whole grain carb” with my lunches and dinners.  And that’s okay.  I’m listening to my body and hearing that it wants more vegetables.  Good news for me, I’ve recently developed an insane addiction/craving  for brussel sprouts.  Insane. I love those delicious, savory little cabbages.  Remember, Friends don’t let Friends, Not Like Brussel Sprouts.

I know some of you are doing the detox with Hilary and I, how’s it going for you?

By Published On: 24 May 2010646 words3.5 min read

This post is a week old, or rather, I tried to write it for a week.  I know, I’m late.  Sorry! For those who don’t follow me on twitter (what? you don’t follow me on twitter?! why ever not? I’m so much fun on twitter!) might not know that I’ve decided to take part in the {Plate+Simple} Vegan Detox Plan for two weeks.  Or that we started last week.  But we did, we totally did.  See what you miss by not following me on twitter?

Okay, moving on.  Sigh.  Before I get in to the whole detox story let me say this, my fridge broke the night before we were to start the detox.  I woke up to a water logged kitchen and a freezer full of defrosted food.  This might have caused a teeny bit of stress.  It’s not exactly how I wanted to start my detox.  But then again, who wishes for a broken fridge?  Right, moving on.

I decided to do this detox because I had gotten my first cold in three years recently, and I really felt like my body needed to cleanse.  And, I thought it would be fun to track it all down and share it with you.  So here’s a sampling of my first week of detoxing, in no particular order…

Vegan Oatmeal

Hot oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts

Cabbage Salad

White Bean, red cabbage and carrot salad and Kombucha

Salad

Garden Salad with Tempeh

Raw Energy Snack

Almond Butter, Coconut flakes, Pecans, Cashews and Cinnamon

Detox Meal

Black Bean and Corn Salad w/Brown Rice and Broccoli Guacamole

I am going to admit it right here and now that I’ve cooked and noshed on tofu the past week. The P+S Detox plan doesn’t permit the use of soy, but I am going to include it in my detox. I don’t eat processed soy-based foods, my soy consumption is in the form of tofu, tempeh, or whole soy beans. Because of this, I feel that they those foods fits in with my idea of detoxing. I’ve also decided that I am not going to eat any breads or pasta, regardless of what type of grain it’s made from. It’s not that those things aren’t healthy, they can be. But I have problems with portion control, especially with bread, and I don’t need any temptations during my detox. I’m still including whole grains such as wheatberries, quiona, brown rice, and millet into my detox. But they don’t present as much of a temptation to over indulge the same way that a big bowl of pasta does. One of the greatest benefits of the detox is that I can tailor it to fit me, you can too! (I am not, for the record, telling you to find a creative way to insist that chocolate cake should be consumed during the detox. Though, if you figure that out, hit me up. I want to know)

So I have made it into Week 2.  I feel a little heavier, if you can believe that.  I am attributing this to the increase in whole grain foods I’ve been eating.  I do not normally eat brown rice for breakfast- smothered in almond butter, hemp seeds, and cut up fruit (delish!) and I think it’s causing my heaviness.  These week I’m going to focus more on vegetables and fruits and less on the whole grains.  I’m still going to eat them, I’m just not going to eat them every single morning.  So, even if I want, no- crave the Everyday Breakfast I will refrain.  I won’t make it a point to have a “whole grain carb” with my lunches and dinners.  And that’s okay.  I’m listening to my body and hearing that it wants more vegetables.  Good news for me, I’ve recently developed an insane addiction/craving  for brussel sprouts.  Insane. I love those delicious, savory little cabbages.  Remember, Friends don’t let Friends, Not Like Brussel Sprouts.

I know some of you are doing the detox with Hilary and I, how’s it going for you?

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  1. Jennifer October 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Hello! I love the Plate&Simple Detox and I can no longer find the page! Can you post the detox plan or send to me? Thanks SO much!

    • KD October 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      @Jennifer – I’m sorry! It appears that Plate + Simple has closed! I checked and I don’t have a copy of the detox plan either :(

  2. Nicole M March 17, 2011 at 10:46 am - Reply

    linked this article in recent detox post, happy cleansing!

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    I love brussel sprouts, can’t get enough of them. I’m thinking I so should give detoxing a try and your pics look really yummy…

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