What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu


Happy WIAW! Here’s what my Monday looked like this week.



I had to take my breakfast to go – a homemade smoothie made with coconut water, POG (passion orange guava juice; just a splash, for sweetness), fresh mango, frozen chard, spirulina, baobab, half a lemon, chia seeds, and flax-seed oil. I’m working on a review of Kaibae Pure Organic Baobab Fruit Powder, and I like it a lot so far in my morning smoothies! I also took my coffee (with almond milk) with me to go in the car, since I was running late to work.

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About two hours later, I got peckish and had a Babybel Light cheese. This is when I noticed that the pictures were coming out blurry, so I turned my phone around to wipe off the camera, and noticed… it’s broken!😦 I dropped my phone this weekend and I guess the camera completely smashed. So sad! I will need to figure out what to do because I am leaving for a trip to the East Coast at the end of the month, and I will definitely need my phone camera working!

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Lunch was a big, satisfying salad: organic mixed greens, grape tomatoes, half an avocado, salami slices, Parmesan cheese, and Love [pickled] Beets. I made an easy dressing out of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Himalayan sea salt, black pepper and Penzey’s Fox Point seasoning. So simple, but so good.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Skin Detox {Part II}



Since I just posted my review of the book 28 Days to Younger Skin, I figured today would be a great day to share the full final day of the 3-day skin detox (alkalizing cleanse).

Skin detox WIAW Honolulu part 2

I began with coffee. This actually isn’t prohibited in the book, even though coffee can be acidic. I had it with cinnamon and homemade almond milk.


Next up: alkalizing green juice, mixed with flax-seed oil.


Next up: more juice. This time, with ginger, purple and orange carrots, red apples, lemon.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Skin Detox Diet



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


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:


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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Ladurée, New York



Over the summer, right after I quit my job in New York City, my dad had to fly in for work. It was perfect timing, as I got to hang out with him one afternoon! We went to lunch at Lure and then walked around. When we stumbled upon Ladurée, of course we went in to admire the beautiful desserts.


We decided to stay and get a coffee, so we went out back to find a table outside. They have the most adorable courtyard! I didn’t even feel like we were in NYC.


The table setting was gorgeous; it felt like a tea party! Petals from the trees above our heads rained down softly, decorating the table. I loved the ambiance, I would go back just for that!

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Strange Food Saturday: London

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As a Christmas gift, my sister made me the above logo for my Strange Food Saturday posts! Even though the picture of me is totally embarrassing, I think it’s perfect. So from now on, you’ll see this at the beginning of the SFS posts!

Christmas tree ice cream

My friend Mitchell sent me these pictures from his trip London and they are so perfect for a Christmas Strange Food Saturday.


Camden Market has a place that makes ice cream with liquid nitrogen and they have a “Christmas Tree” flavor for the holidays.

London liquid nitrogen ice cream

Mitchell ate it with raspberry sauce.


He said, “It didn’t really taste like pine but it had a sort of floral undefinable wintry flavor.”