Tuesday, March 29, 2011

green with envy

Tomorrow I'm going to meet Kris Carr. Well, hopefully. Shayne and I will be attending the Crazy, Sexy Miracles lecture as press and I am crazy excited. She is such a super cool and inspiring woman, ah, it's just beyond me! Anyway, I say this not because I want to tell you all about the shrine I made in her honor (there is no such thing, promise) but because I wanted to share one of the most unexpected takeaways from my brief 21-day crazy, sexy cleanse:
A love of an obsession with green juice. I liked green juice before, really I did, but I swear that two days can no longer pass without a ridiculous craving for an energizing blend of chlorophyll. Last Wednesday, I actually splurged on a Thai Green from One Lucky Duck. And I must thank Gena for her recommendation many moons ago because this juice is such a phenomenal blend of kale, chard, pineapple, cilantro and lime. It quenched and revived my post-yoga self.
But, alas, such treats are rare for the recently employed me. So, on the majority of those days, I usually just get my green fix with an ensalada. This past Friday I made myself a simple spinach and romaine salad with celery and carrots. It hit the spot, I guess. I cannot tell you how jealous I am of those of you with juicers, and even more so of those ladies and gents who can frequent juiceries daily :).
In the mean time, the health nut and cultural foodie within me meet halfway with meals like this one. My friend and I ventured to Sofia's Wine Bar last Thursday night for fabulous wine and margherita-arugula pizza. The small pie was light, flavorful and crisp but it was the spicy spring green that stole the show. I actually bought a bunch of arugula at the farmer's market because of it. Good, healthy stuff... just enough to balance out the weekend fun.

P.S. I was also tempted to buy dandelion greens. The last time I had them was in Strasbourg,  they were fresh and sautéed and absolutely spectacular. And I'm afraid of ruining them myself. Help? Please? I'll send you this chocolate.


  1. oooh have fun tomorrow! Oh, and when you do one day get a juicer...think about going with the breville compact juicer...I love it and neglect it far too much right now.

  2. I love, love, love the Thai Green juice at One Lucky Duck! Definitely one of my favorites.

  3. claire: Thank you! Oh, I want it now :).

    Ms. Martha Lilian: YUM.


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