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21DSD in 2014: Week 3

We’ve made it to the third and final week of our 21 Day Sugar Detox (21DSD).  It’s been refreshing to return to real food, and I’m feeling better than I have in weeks.  If you’re also on the detox with us this go around, we hope you’re having a similar experience.  Here are some of the things we are cooking this week.
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Homemade Mayonnaise

A big part of many recipes we come across or think up call for homemade mayonnaise.  Once upon a time, I would buy it at the store and Heather actually thought it was gross—homemade or not. Now, we both shudder when reading the labels but Heather has come to enjoy our homemade stuff.  This is definitely not the first recipe for homemade mayonnaise out there; but we’ve been playing with this for a few months, and are finally happy enough with the results to share with you.

The best part of this recipe is that it only takes about 10 minutes to make from start to finish.  It will keep for a few weeks, and is a great condiment to have in the house for all kinds of fun recipes.  It’s a perfect binder for crab cakes and a great base for creamy salad dressings, vegetable dips, and more.
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21DSD in 2014: Week 2

For everyone following along, congratulations on a week into better eating and better health through a 21 Day Sugar Detox.  I for one, feel awesome.  Days 2-3 I had a little bit of a fog from cutting out the excess sugar in my diet, but I quickly pulled through with some fantastic clarity and more balanced energy.  Added bonus: lost a little weight and my pants fit better.  If you didn’t catch my initial post about the 21DSD last week, you can see my post on week one here.
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Meyer Lemon Chia Pudding

I’m excited to share with you today this recipe for Meyer lemon chia pudding.  About a year ago, I was walking through a Costco and ran into a gigantic bag of chia seeds and wondered how to use them.  This particular item had come up a few times in podcasts and reading as a seed high in fat, fiber, and protein, but I didn’t know much about it.
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21DSD in 2014: Week 1

I hope everyone is enjoying a bountiful start to their 2014.  We are doing the same, and are refocusing our efforts on healthful eating to kick the new year off with some positive momentum.  If your holiday season was anything like ours, it was filled with positive and negative stressors, and maybe some (or a lot of) generosity with our 80/20 balance.  In the past, we’ve done a number of different diet “resets” with challenges of various lengths.  We appreciate their variety, as each has its own unique benefits.  This time around, we’re going with the 21 Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo, as one of our biggest vices over the holiday season has been indulging in sugar and carbohydrate rich foods/drinks.  If you’re interested and want to learn more, definitely check out the details over at Diane’s website Balanced Bites.  She also has a podcast, so there are many ways to interact with her and her knowledge.
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