The WIAW That Never Was: New York

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I will admit it: I am being totally lazy with this post. Today features a whole bunch of photos of food that I never got around to including in my WIAW’s when I lived in New York. Some of these photos were taken with the intention of being featured in a WIAW post, but others are just one-off food photos that I felt were good enough to share, but don’t fit with any particular post. So, with no further comment, enjoy. If you have a question about a photo, leave it in the comments!

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What I Ate Wednesday: Skin Detox Diet

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Today is a special edition of WIAW: Day 1 of my Skin Detox Diet.

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I am working on a review of a cookbook titled, 28 Days to Younger Skin. Look for the full review soon… I will not be participating in the full 28-day plan for various reasons that I will explain in that forthcoming post, but I did decide to do the first three days, which is a detox diet. Here’s what Day 1 (Monday) looked like:

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First up: two morning beverages. The first:

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 tsp. flax-seed oil
  • bunch of fresh mint
  • slice fresh ginger

Blend, enjoy (serves two). This did not taste as bad as I expected, at all! I actually kind of liked it, even though usually flax-seed oil tastes strong and unpleasant.

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Second beverage: green juice while I read up on the diet and the philosophy and science behind it. This makes 4 servings:

  • 3 green apples
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 stalk celery (a whole celery plant like you buy in the store, not 1 rib)
  • bunch kale
  • fresh ginger
  • mint
  • sprouts of choice (we used radish)

This also tasted pretty good.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

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Happy midweek, everyone! Here’s what my Monday looked like:

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Breakfast: a whole, freshly picked mango from the backyard (I eat one almost every day lately) and coffee with my homemade almond milk (tastes SO MUCH BETTER than the store-bought version!) and homemade ice cubes (water, cocoa powder, agave).

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Run: I ran a mile and a half round-trip from my house to the entrance to Diamond Head State Monument.

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Snack #1: I had my first snack at 9 am as I headed out to work: a handful of Kona coffee coated macadamia nuts. These are addictive!

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Lunch: Kiyo and I bought an olive baguette at the farmers’ market this weekend. I put a hunk of blue cheese in part of it and called it a sandwich; simple but delicious. I enjoyed the sandwich with a side of cherries. They might be my favorite fruit, right after mango!

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Citarella, The Hamptons

 

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Citarella is a gourmet market in New York (Manhattan and The Hamptons). We visited one of them in The Hamptons last summer with my friend Danielle.

 

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It’s the perfect place to pick up lunch; I had a salad from their salad bar.

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Kiyo grabbed a juice (not sure why this picture is so blurry).

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He also treated himself to his favorite: fried chicken. They also have pizza, chips, sandwiches, vegetables, etc. etc… the list goes on! It’s definitely a great staple this summer if you make it to Manhattan or out to The Hamptons.

What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

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Happy WIAW! I have once again started to document days for WIAW, and then forgotten about it by the end of the day. But these are all things I ate within the last week:

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Breakfast: avocado toast, made with Ezekial bread and Cholulah hot sauce.

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Lunch: An acai bowl from Island Vintage Coffee in Waikiki in between teaching and taking yoga classes. My dad and I both love this acai bowl (with extra honey!) and we shared this along with the following sandwich:

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a caprese sandwich with a side salad.

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Dessert: On another day, I bought myself an afternoon treat: one kids’ scoop each of Thai iced tea and Nutella ice cream from a new place in Honolulu (full post about this soon). SO GOOD.

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