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Purification Cleanse: day 12 + 13

Happy Sunday!

On Friday morning, I looked out the window to see that Honolulu was my favorite color.



I’m not sure what had to align for this, but it was very surreal . . .

Day 12 + 13

I have to admit, the last 2 days have been stressful and so I haven’t really felt that great physically or mentally.  I still really feel like I have a bad cold brewing too.

Add to that, too many tastes of non-gluten-free foods at work and even a drink last night with the girls.

The food?

Here is a picture of the vegan breakfast burrito I developed before they were wrapped up for the masses.  Its a tofu scramble with potato topped with eggplant “bacon” (so easy to make!) and some daiya vegan cheddar.


Customers were looking for warm breakfast type sandwiches and I finally made something that fit the bill.  Apparently, they sold pretty well too!

I tried to up my raw food intake with a giant hot/cold bar purchase from whole foods, but I wasnt all that impressed with what I put together this time.


I actually found myself craving eggs and meat a lot on Friday which consequently were the days that I have been feeling extra weak.  Im not sure what this means, but I do know that I go through phases like this when I am vegan.  Ive done so many diets/cleanses and what have you over the years that I know my body does feel better when I am consuming animal products moderately.  Even though I have a week left, I am tempted to see how an omelette would make me feel.

hm. . .

Last night the Blue Tree girls went out for appropriate cleanse food which happened to be at the Loving Hut which is a franchise vegan restaurant where the menu is up to the owners.  I remember seeing them a lot in NYC when I was going to culinary school.

We ordered 3 gluten free dishes and shared them which is always a good idea.


After that we headed out for a drink which is obviously not cleanse friendly but we all only had one and mine was very light. For some reason the food didnt sit well and I was tossing and turning all night only to be awake at 6am on a Sunday morning off. I had a great time with the girls.  Its awesome to know that we connect as true friends outside of work.  In fact, for the first time I think we barely talked about anything work related!

After today, I will have one week left to go! I am really hoping that I can focus more and that things start kicking into the gear Ive been imagining them too.

As for today, I plan to rest a bit.  The house needs some cleaning attention and I feel the need to work on some organizing and other projects I have in the works.  I consider the next week to be the calm before a huge (fun) storm of holidays, visitors, parties and madness.

Would you ever eat/try eggplant “bacon”?

Girls Night Out In AC

Last night Ashley and I went to the Borgata in Atlantic City for a bachlorette part for her sister in law.

After a grueling ride through traffic, we finally made it to our room which was cute and had a pretty nice view of the Atlantic City skyline.

We shared . . . I mean inhaled a pizza from the cafe downstairs.

Then we started the party hosted by peach bellinis.

From there we met up with the bride and her friends. Her friends were nice and friendly which made the night so much easier since it’s not easy to jump into a group of girls you don’t know and have drama.

We went to a male ‘hunk’ show that was pretty gross. I never been to anything of that nature before, but me and Ashley sat back and made the best of it while all the other girls took part in some hunk ‘fun’. And we also didn’t hesitate to point out he bride going into the wrong bathroom!

From there, we went out dancing at mur.mur back at the casino.

As the night winded down, we got HUNGRY. Fatburger to the rescue! This was probably my favorite part of the night as some major girl talk ensued over an amazing greasy meal. It makes me so lucky to have a friend like Ashley to do things like this with :)

We finally winded down and went to sleep around 3am. We hit up SBUX on the way out and were off for an even MORE grueling ride of traffic on the way back. The stop and go was so nauseating which is why I so needed a nap.

Either way, we had an awesome time out together and vowed to do it more often and not wait for a reason. Every girl needs that :)

The unfortunate thing about the late girls nights is that Sunday is usually shot. Here it is 5pm and I’m already thinking about work, not to mention I haven’t unpacked yet and I skipped doing my laundry and cleaning today. But I deserve it right? ;).

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