Well, I’m usu­ally not one for New Year’s res­o­lu­tions (although, the inter­webs might say oth­er­wise). How­ever, this year, when my future sister-in-law (F-SIL®*) sug­gested this cleanse, I eagerly signed on. Our motto for the year: work hard, eat clean and talk dirty!

When’s the last time I’ve posted a real food recipe? Hmm… a long time. I’ve been liv­ing off of con­ve­nience foods and weird meal plans for too long. What a bet­ter time to recal­i­brate and spend some qual­ity time with my lovely family?

Today, I prepped by roast­ing veggies.

Acorn squash

Beets and sweet potatoes

Goo that is cur­rently dry­ing into flaxseed crackers

I also roasted a but­ter­nut squash… and then real­ized that I have a lot of beta carotene going on this week. I guess my ini­tial goal is to avoid turn­ing into George Hamil­ton this week.

Addi­tional color will be added to my rain­bow by way of green smooth­ies, lots of fruit and some roasted bell pep­pers, cau­li­flower and tahini.

I’m work­ing up some other tasty treats to add through­out the week.

What kinds of goals are you guys work­ing towards this year?

*I can’t take credit for F-SIL® (pro­nounced “eff-cil), as my brother coined the phrase.

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7 Responses to welcome 2012!

  1. I’m doing a cleanse too … the Crazy Sexy Diet. And I’ve drank enough green juice this morn­ing to turn into Oscar the Grouch…and I’m kinda feel­ing that way too because I’m hun­gry!! Almost time for lunch though when I get to eat a giant plate of more veg­eta­bles!! :-) Good luck with yours!

    • Kris says:

      Bianca–
      I have that book too, it has so many amaz­ing recipes in it. I’ll have to see what I can incor­po­rate into my cleanse.

  2. Josiane says:

    Mmmm, yummy roasted veg­gies… It looks like your year is off to a deli­cious start! Happy New Year, Kris!

  3. So much colour and health­i­ness! Good luck with your cleanse :)
    I’m not really into res­o­lu­tions but I do have a cook­ing goal. I’ve been liv­ing off of con­ve­nience foods for most of Decem­ber and I’m going to try my best to cook a few dif­fer­ent meals on the week­ends and freeze some left­overs so that I’m not run­ning for a frozen bur­rito when I’m short on time. I also need to get into the habit of eat­ing more veg­gies again and maybe not so much bread.
    Happy New Year!

  4. Ben says:

    Looks great! This year my goal is to cook food on sun­day for the entire week at work. I’m not that dri­ven when i get home on the week­days and I need to stay away from con­ve­nience food for lunch (or not eat­ing lunch at all).

    How do you mold the flaxseed crack­ers? like cookies?

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