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21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 10: I’m still in my pajamas.

And it’s AMAZING. If you’ve been following along, you know that I’ve had an insane week or two. If you know me personally, well, you know how that goes. I’m not a type A person. I was supposed to continue … Continue reading

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21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 9: If I have to smell brownies one more time…

I’m pretty sure that making brownies and not being able to eat a single tiny piece of them is an actual, real form of torture. I made some yesterday for a drop-off catering gig that I was booked for today, … Continue reading

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Moroccan Braised Leg of Lamb

Ever since I made boneless leg of lamb like this, I haven’t looked back. It’s that good. I make some variations, of course (like not using extra virgin olive oil to sauté, for example), but it’s a keeper. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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21 Day Sugar Detox, Days 7 & 8: One week down! Or as Simon says, half way there

We had this conversation today. Simon: What day are we on? Me: 8. Simon: So we’re just about half way done! Me: Ummmm. Actually, it’s more like a third of the way done? In Simon’s mind, 8 is almost 10, … Continue reading

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21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 6: It’s my job to cheat.

Here’s the thing: I will never really be able to do a detox like this without cheating a little. Not because I want to, but because my job is to cook food, and not for people on a sugar detox. … Continue reading

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21 Day Sugar Detox. Day 5: I’ll be on the couch, pretending not to want ice cream and a margarita.

You know who doesn’t say TGIF often? That’s right, me. I’m saying it tonight, even though the weekend that lies ahead doesn’t in the least resemble an actual weekend. I have to cook all day tomorrow, and cater a small … Continue reading

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21 Day Sugar Detox. Day 4: Based on my scientific research, starting the day with chicken soup makes everything amazing.

While falling asleep last night in a state of sheer exhaustion, I remember muttering “I’m going to have chicken soup for breakfast”. This is normal, right? I did just that, and was happy to remember this morning that I had … Continue reading

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