Today’s Observation
Today is the end of week one, and I am feeling clear headed and happy.  I woke up this morning with no headache, so I guess the big glass of water and a good night’s sleep did the trick.  Time will tell if that is the end of the detox symptoms.  I LOVE that I’m doing this!… if for no other reason than that I am discovering some amazing new recipes.  Check out the cream sauce below.  It was excellent!

So here are the numbers:
7 days raw
5 new recipes
3.5 pounds lost
230 joints happy :)

Today’s Menu
Coconut, Mango, raspberry smoothie
Cauliflower with Cream Sauce and capers for lunch
Snacks – apples, green sugar peas
Cucumber noodle duet with cream sauce, and tomato, basil, capers

Today’s New Recipe – Cauliflower with Cream Sauce and Capers
I was really surprised at how delicious this cream sauce is.  It tastes very close to an Alfredo sauce in my opinion.  And the great thing is that it meets my 10 minute rule – if i can’t fix it in 10 minutes, I don’t do it.  I just had to think to soak the cashews an hour ahead of time, but it only took a few minutes to throw everything in the blender, cut up the cauliflower, and serve.

Cream Sauce (4+ Yums)
1 cup cashews, soaked for 1 hour
3/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Tablespoon onion (I used one green onion)
1/2 Tablespoon garlic
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon pepper

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds. Serve over bite sized cauliflower florets or cucumber noodles.  Sprinkle with capers and chopped parsley.

Bonus Recipe
On day three, before I started the blog, I made Black Olive Pesto.  Didn’t want you to miss out.  If you live olives, you’ll love this one from Everyday Raw.

Black Olive Pesto (3 Yums)
1 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked for 1-2 hours
1 cup pine nuts (I used pistachios)
2 cups kalamata olives, pitted
2 cups fresh basil
1 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil

Combine sundried tomatoes, nuts, and olives in a food processor or blender.  Pulse until chunky.  Pour mixture into a bowl and set aside.  Add basil, parsley, and olive oil to the food processor and pulse until chunky.  Add basil mixture to sundried tomato mixture and mix well.  I served this over cucumber noodles.

Today’s Affirmation

With crystal clear clarity of mind, I create a beautiful day.