First up early this morning we have Green Grapefruit Shake. In addition to grapefruit and the ever present cucumber we also have lime juice and cilantro. All my fav ingredients. I've never been a fan of orange juice for breakfast. Always seemed way too sweet for me so when I have a choice I always pick grapefruit so this already starts as a winner for me. And no big surprise this was spectacular. My fav a.m. drink thus far. This gets an A for sure!
I didn't get around to making the fruit salad but it looks reasonably basic with banana, strawberry and more grapefruit. Garnished with mint, basil and ginger it would be a nice salad I'm sure. No grade though since I learned long ago as a laboratorian not to do what we call in the biz "dry lab".
Lunchtime is another coleslaw type salad with an orange vinaigrette. I already confessed that I'm not a coleslaw fan but I thought the orange dressing would make it a better call for me. The dressing has orange juice, soy sauce, cider vinegar and some ginger. Sadly - even this exotic dressing was not enough to convince me that coleslaw was worth the time. You may love this but it gets a B- from me.
Our mid-afternoon snack is Coconut Miso Soup made with ginger a smidge of cayenne and coconut oil with the miso. This is a very nice variation on the standard miso soup. I really loved it and wished there was more after I slurped it down. It gets an A for sure.
Lastly, for dinner we have Collard Rolls with Cashew Pate'. The pate' for this dish is a mixture of celery, garlic, miso and lovely cashew nut ground up in a meal. This is smeared on a half of a collard leaf and piled up with jullianed cucumber, scallions and avocado. Then the leaf is all rolled up and it is worth the work. This is the best recipe I think I've had from this book so far. Love, love, LOVE this. If you never make any of the other recipes I've reviewed, make this one and enjoy! If you don't like the collards make the pate' and use it as a dip or roll it up in a sheet of nori seaweed. Yum! A+
OK - I now need to make the stuff I have to take for tomorrow's sessions. Here's the recipe spreadsheet:
|Vanilla Blueberry Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||eight||128||D|
|Red, White and blue berry salad||Salad||Fat Blast||eight||166||B|
|Kreamy Chipotle Salad||Salad||Fat Blast||eight||136||A|
|Kreamy Cucumber Soup||Soup||Fat Blast||eight||146||A|
|Zucchini Noodles||Dinner||Fat Blast||eight||160||C|
|Pineapple Cilantro Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||nine||124||B|
|Cucumber Guacamole||Dip||Fat Blast||nine||158||B+|
|Cabbage Salad with Cucumber Miso Dressing||Salad||Fat Blast||nine||131||C|
|Garlic Bell Soup||Soup||Fat Blast||nine||142||A|
|Celery Almond Pate'||Dip||Fat Blast||nine||158||A|
|Pear Lime Ginger Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||ten||122||B|
|Watermelon Grapefruit Salad||Salad||Fat Blast||ten||168||A|
|Zucchini Hummus||Dip||Fat Blast||ten||159||B|
|Curried Cilantro Cucumber Soup||Soup||Fat Blast||ten||141||C-|
|Mixed Vegetable Seaweed Rolls||Roll||Fat Blast||ten||154||B|
|Green Grapefruit Shake||Shake||Fat Blast||eleven||119||A|
|Mshredded Sesame Salad||Salad||Fat Blast||eleven||137||B-|
|Coconut Miso Soup||Soup||Fat Blast||eleven||140||A|
|Collard Rolls w/ Cashew Pate||Dip / Roll||Fat Blast||eleven||152||A+|