Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Last Supper

Happy New Year! On Monday, I'll be embarking on the Crazy Sexy Diet Adventure Cleanse once again. No caffeine (except I'm allowing a little green tea). No alcohol. No sugar. No gluten. No processed food or additives. I'll be eating mostly plants with some gluten-free grains. Oh, and lots and lots of fresh green juice. I did it a couple years ago, and I survived. So I know I can get through it again.

But before my 21-day cleanse begins, I made one last non-CSD recipe — Tortilla Soup from Appetite for Reduction:

Actually, if I'd made this the Isa way, this soup would probably pass for the Crazy Sexy Diet cleanse, but I substituted regular tortilla chips for the baked ones she calls for in the recipe. And man was it good! I love the way the crunchy chips break down and get all soggy in the soup. The next day, this soup was super thick and even better.

You can't have soup without a grilled cheese! So I made a Grilled Daiya Cheese Sandwich on my panini press:

This wasn't actually my last meal, but it was the last new thing I've tried from a cookbook. Tonight, I made the traditional Southern black-eyed peas and cabbage for New Year's Day, and this morning I soaked up my post New Year's Eve hangover with a greasy tofu omelet from Pho Saigon. I'll be doing a full review post of this delicious Memphis vegan restaurant find after the cleanse. But tune in tomorrow for a report from day one!

9 comments:

Sasha Mitchell said...

Grilled cheese. Must make that tomorrow. Looks melt in your mouth good. Good luck with Day 1!

The Health Sleuth said...

good luck with your cleanse, lady, and happy new year! here's to an excellent 2012!

rick

foodfeud said...

Best of luck on the cleanse, Bianca. My boyfriend and I are doing one starting next week as well and I've kind of been searching for perameters. Kris Carr's sounds a lot like what I've been thinking of, but we're probably going to try to do higher raw.
Soup looks awesome; I need to use AfR more often!

Erin said...

Good luck on the cleanse! Your last meal looks delicious, I love a grilled Daiya sandwich.

LP said...

I'm starting the CSD Cleanse today too! This is my first time trying it. Good luck to you!

Lesley said...

I SERIOUSLY need to do a cleanse. I hope to get inspired reading your posts!

Leslie R. said...

Have fun! The CSD cleanse was WAY easier and way more enjoyable for me the second time around. I hope it's good for you too!

tender b. said...

I'm feeling a cleanse too. I'm recognizing the need for a panini press after seeing your post.

Kait C said...

good luck, the grilled cheese looks delicious!