Spring Cleaning Day 6

By the sixth day we had most of the dishes at least twice and the broccoli soup even more.  At this point in the cleanse I’m not feeling too different except for some aches and pains.  Walter and Katya have been experiencing some headaches. All natural side effects during a detox.

Overall everything has been pretty satisfying though some meals have been better than others.  Katya’s big craving has been for peanuts but cashews did the trick.  It has been a lot of work to plan and keep this going.

Like everyday so far, we started off with our morning juice.  Today we had a mango tahini shake which I enjoyed but was not a favorite amongst the rest of the team.  After a less than satisfying breakfast for the troops, no one was looking forward to a repeat of anything on this week’s menu. So we opted to have kabocha squash soup, spinach sautéed in garlic and toasted pumpkin seeds on the side.  While we came up with this together, Katya was the real inspiration though she originally wanted my butternut squash soup.  The kabocha was a terrific substitute flavored with coconut, curry, turmeric, red pepper flakes and an onion.  It was a hit and we were all quite satisfied.

There are a couple of things this plan hasn’t really stressed and both I think are important: sleep and relaxation.  With all the planning and cooking on top of a full time job,  I haven’t gotten much of either.  Walter and Katya were both out so tonight I got my chance.  I filled up my tub with bubble bath, Epsom salts and just the right temperature of hot water; lit some incense.  I climbed in with book in hand and a cup of the golden elixir waiting on the side.  This was a great way to end the day!

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