15 responses

  1. Roxan
    April 8, 2011

    Hi Dawn! I feel like I haven't stopped by in any of my friend's blogs lately. Things have been just.so.busy. Sigh…
    I think it's great you're doing a detox! Do you find it hard since you have a husband and child who aren't participating? I'd really like to do one too but it's hard w my husband who is not so much into healthy eating as i am…

  2. Dawn
    April 8, 2011

    Good question! I plan on making dishes we can all eat. In fact, when I do this my daughter will be able to eat even more with me because she is allergic to dairy and wheat. I have already made banana “ice cream” with honey and she loves all the grains. For the meals with meat I may just grill up some chicken for them, serve the salad or side and then have beans, organic tofu or eggs. My husband and I like fish so he can eat that too.

  3. Dawn
    April 8, 2011

    oops….I meant “and then have beans, organic tofu or eggs” for me.

  4. Heather Iacobacci-Miller
    April 8, 2011

    I never think to use miso and tahini for dressings. Looks great. And I had to laugh when you said “I drink wine. I eat. Especially chocolate.”

    Wine and chocolate are antioxidants right???? ;-)

  5. Dawn
    April 8, 2011

    Exactly! Antioxidants! I need to create the “wine and chocolate diet”. Oh wait. that is what I'm already doing.

  6. Dawn Dishes It Out
    April 8, 2011

    I am so glad to hear you are doing Michelle's detox! I think you are going to figure out a lot about your eating habits and exactly how they are affecting you. I love detoxing … the right way! You will feel so refreshed! Enjoy!!

  7. Tami
    April 9, 2011

    That salad looks amazing! I love all the goodies you have packed into one dish!

    The detox sounds interesting and so healthy. Great way to feel even healthier. I look forward to you blogging about it.

  8. Cara
    April 9, 2011

    I'm curious about this coffee you speak of. I actually gave up coffee cold turkey this week! I have on and off, but ongoing, sleep issues and I want to see if this helps.

  9. janet
    April 9, 2011

    Dawn, this is awesome. I meant to post this with your other post from last weekend, but things got busy. I started doing the mindful eating in January. The first week was probably the hardest, but then your sugar cravings subside. And unlike you, I don't go hungry. I eat smaller meals/snacks every 2-3 hours, just until I am full. I don't stress about it at all. As such, I am more cognizant of what keeps me satiated between meals.. I am listening to what my body wants. And this means lots of fruits, veggies, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds. I have actually gone vegan whitin the last month, too, cutting out dairy and fish. I thought I'd miss fish the most, but I have been ok so far.

    I encourage you to keep this up! For me, the hardest part, like you mentioned last week is when you mingle it with social functions. I don't eat huge meals anymore, nevermind multi-course affairs (my courses are spaced out over hours), so it can seem really awkward if others don't understand my new way of eating.

    I am routing for you, though!

    I am loving your kohlrabi recipes! I hope to plant some this year. :)

  10. Joanne
    April 9, 2011

    First of all, can I tell you that you've inspired me to join a CSA for the summer! I'm SO excited and can't wait to create fun recipes like these with all the goodies I get.

    The dressing on this salad sounds DELICIOUS. I just binged last night on some cookies…don't feel so great today but just have to move forward. I need some clean eating like this!

  11. Dawn
    April 9, 2011

    THANK YOU for all your insightful and encouraging comments. Dawn and Tami…thanks I'm excited!
    Cara, the coffee is SO good. I'll do a post about it soon.
    Janet, great comments. I think I'm doing pretty well on it. As for the going hungry I don't go too long. If I get below say a hunger level of 2 or 3 I have some veggies or my cup o miso or the natural pickles.
    Joanne, yay!!!!!!! I'm so excited you are going to join a CSA. I can't wait to see what cool veggies you get and what amazing things you do with them.

  12. MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College
    April 9, 2011

    I can't wait to follow you one your detox journey so I hope you'll share lots!!!

    That salad looks fantastic :-) I need to try one of your amazing dressings soon!

  13. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    April 10, 2011

    Your salad looks awesome! That dressing does sound so delicious!

  14. Katerina
    April 10, 2011

    Your salad ideas seem endless Dawn. I love tahini and since now it is lent period here in Greece we get to use it a lot. This is a beautiful idea!

  15. Maria
    April 10, 2011

    This sounds just perfect. I am all for listening to your body and reading the signs. I've cut down the dairy and gluten of my diet recently and even though I have no allergies or intolerances I think it's good minimise the intake of them for a while. It's all about the balance!

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