Have you heard of Diane Sanfilippo' 21-day sugar detox? I have recommended it to multiple health coaching clients of mine as a way to take a break from sugar (even fruit!) and let their bodies recalibrate without the distractions of junky food. The results are pretty astounding. I have completed a 21DSD myself, and it was incredible how sweet tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables became when they were the only sources of "sweet" food I ate. After the detox/cleanse ended, I did reintroduce many foods into my diet including fruit, but it certainly opened my eyes as to how much certain foods impact my mood, cravings, and overall health. I took one of the interesting recipes I came across during my research and tweaked it for tonight's blogpost.
On an unrelated note, I have to shamelessly give one final push... my kickstarter campaign for Bowls of Love is ending in 27 hours!! I have raised almost $15,000 in under a month, and I am floored by the responses I have received. I have learned at least a dozen crucial life lessons throughout this process, and I am so proud to have accomplished the first step in fulfilling my dream. It is pretty amazing what happens in life when you fully dedicate yourself to something, and I am so incredibly motivated to keep pushing. If you love my recipes and have a soft spot for soups and sharing amazing food with the people you love (who doesn't?!) please take a minute to watch my video and consider contributing to the campaign so you can get a copy of Bowls of Love!
Sautéed Red Cabbage:
Serves 3-4, Prep time: 10 min, Cook time: 20 min
- 1 small head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 small onions, sliced
- 8 crimini mushrooms, sliced
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. rosemary
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Head the coconut oil over medium heat
- Sautee the onions and mushrooms until soft (about 10 minutes)
- Add the cabbage and cook for 10 minutes
- Add the vinegar, rosemary, salt, and pepper, and cook until totally soft (about 10-15 minutes)
Note: You can always add some water if this becomes too dry. Serve warm or cold (I prefer cold!)