Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh!

Following my cleanse, I made this raw cauliflower tabbouleh to ease back into my normal routine off the juices. LOL this ‘healthiness’ didnt last very long when I had ramen and my gluten free brownies later that day. Along with a weekend filled with alcohol and good food (including McDonalds breakfast and fries). I did counter those things with a 10 mile roundtrip hike in Azusa though! It is called theย Bridge to Nowhere Hike! If anyone is interested, make sure you get a $5 Day Pass at the General Store in the little town you pass by before you get to the trail head parking area. Also, parking is difficult (took us an hour and still ended up parking a 1/2 mile away from the trail head). So arrive early (like 8am early) or come by at 12pm when others are leaving from the morning run. You trek through rivers walking on logs and walk on lots of rocks. However, it is a moderate hike, and only very little parts were incline. There isn’t a clear trail, but there are tons of people hiking it so just follow them or shout at the gold miners in the rivers for help of where the trails continue. I enjoyed it so much! It is pretty scenic all the way and you reach the Bridge to Nowhere where you can bungee jump! I did not partake in the bungee jump but it is pretty cool that you have to hike all the way there to do it. My legs are still aching from Sunday so it is a pretty good workout. Took me 5 hours to complete the entire hike to and back so you will get a good workout and burn some calories :). There are parts that had shade, but mostly it was pretty sunny so bring lots of water- I brought 3 bottles ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it out and let me know how you liked it! Also, I am so crazy – I drove back from LA that same night and went to Bassmnt to see Dash Berlin and danced the night away so I had an incredible weekend!

Because of all the junk and the good food and alcohol I drank, I made this tabbouleh for the 2nd time this week. So addicted.

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Kale, Tofu, and Shitake Salad!

So my roomie is a health nut and she has been trying to eat healthier and become a vegetarian. She goes to the OB People’s Food Store to get entrees and what not because she doesn’t cook. Well one time she came home with this kale, tofu, and shitake mushroom salad and it was DELICIOUS. She didn’t like how bland it was, but I LOVED it. I loved the subtle soy sauce with the mushrooms and tofu. I loved the sesame seeds. It just felt healthy. And so I set out to recreate it. My roomie tried mine and she thought mine had more flavor and liked mine a lot more. Yay! I hope you like it too!

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Skinny Tuna/Egg Salad!

For you protein addicts out there like me, here is a very skinny version of 2 favorite classics: Tuna Salad and Egg Salad. Instead of disgusting mayo (ya’ll know I hate it), I used greek-yogurt as a replacement. This takes out the unnecessary bad fat, and replaces it with good fat and even more protein. But the caveat is to make a single serving and eat it right away because it will get watery. This greek yogurt tip can be used in potato salads as well, or anything that uses mayo in cold side dishes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy bulking!

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Thai Watermelon Salad!!!

How ironic I make this ‘summer’ salad on probably the coldest day in SF this summer. My feet and nose are failing to defrost as I am typing, even though the heater is blasted. I guess SF has finally hit the cold wave…after a very warm beginning of summer! My days in SF aren’t very numbered anymore so I am hoping to make my last adventures here count before I start school again. I keep chanting in my head- 9 more months…9 more months!!!

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Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes!

If you have been following me, you know I have been on a diet. I have actually been pretty good since the cleanse–I learned from it that I don’t need as much food as I think so I control my eating much more. But now that its only 1 month away from Miami, I really need to step up my game. #roadtomiami is my hashtag these days…I really hope to lose another 5-6 pounds by then. To do so, I have been running 5 days a week, and have now started hot yoga at Corepower. And I bought protein powder today to supplement/replace some meals and to build muscle. Now I know I probably won’t be as skinny as I was 2 years ago in a month, but at least I should attempt to get there after neglecting my body for 2 years. So today after work, I went to buy more veggies, fruit, and protein [tofu and chicken]. Crossing my fingers this all works. Now I still refuse to sacrifice taste for health, so a few additions of flavor here and there wont hurt. And I wont get bored of my food. So here is day 1 of my fast track diet– Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes.

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