Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day 26!

I can't believe it!  I've managed to stay on my cleanse for 26 days!!!! My tummy is still healing though and I'm going to just continue until I know I'm all better!  

I have really had some highs and lows over the past week.... I have had some moments of crazy cravings for chocolate... Chocolate cake, cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate itself, and also coffee.  Those have been my temptations.  I do think fasting in a 3rd world nation is a little easier because you're not constantly surrounded by delicious foods you can't have.  The days I do go into town here to the supermarkets and restaurants are super tough though!  

One of the fun things I have liked about this cleanse is finding new really healthy recipes.  As I get further into my cleanse I'm planning to try some healthy desserts.  For now, I am enjoying trying other kinds of things!  I finally decided to try making a cauliflower pizza crust using a recipe I modified a little bit and turned into Mexican tostadas.  Here's what I did and can I just tell you it was delicious!!!!!!!! and nutritious! 

What I used: 
Cauliflower crust:
One medium head of cauliflower
2 eggs 

3 ripe avocados
2 small tomatoes 
2 small onions
1 cloves garlic
Lime juice 
1 small chile 

Taco meat
1/4 pound ground beef
Chopped onion
Garlic clove

1. Wash the cauliflower then blend it in a blender or food processor until it has the consistency of rice. This should yield around 4 cups.  
2. Put 1/4 inch of water in a saucepan and boil.  Add the cauliflower and reduce heat.  Let it steam for 5 minutes.  
3. Strain the cauliflower and get rid of as much water as possible.  
4.  Add the cauliflower into a baking pan and add in 2 scrambled eggs.  As you are mixing add some salt, basil, and thyme.  You can mix it with your hands and then spread it flat in the bottom.  
5. Set your oven at 400f for 45 min and bake until the edges are brown and crispy! 
6. Let cool then remove slowly with a spatula or knife.  

You could make so many things with this crust but what I really love is that it tastes and seems like a carb but it isn't!  I chose to turn it into tostadas!  

While the crust is baking, put ground beef in a wok or frying pan and cook for 5 minutes until brown.  Add garlic onion and cilantro plus spices like salt and cumin.  Cook until the onion are browned .  

The crust will still be baking so whip up some guacamole.  I mashed 3 Avos, then added all the other ingredients to taste!!!  The recipe made 4 tostadas (I shared with one of our missionaries who just joined me on the cleanse) with a lot of leftover guacamole and a little meat too! 

Here was the final result!  It was so good!  

Happy Eating! 
Rebecca :)

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