This morning, since I had an exam, I allowed myself one coffee to wake up before starting this detox for real. I was really excited and looking forward to this week, even though I had no idea what I was going to make. When I came home from my exam, all I wanted to do was comfort eat 5 packets of Oreos (it didn’t go so well), but I was determined to follow this through. Plus, I had already written the first blog post announcing I was going to do it, so there was no going back. Instead, when I came home, I binged on fruit and lots of water – can you binge on water?
I didn’t really know what to make for lunch so I searched my kitchen to find some inspiration. I had a half block to tofu I needed to finish, so thought I could make something curry-like with that. I’m lucky enough to have a stone pan meaning I can easily fry things on it without using any oil and it doesn’t stick to the pan at all. So I cooked the tofu in small pieces to crisp it up along with some chopped peppers – then I added some chopped tomatoes and 1 tbsp of garam malasa. I cooked this for about 5-7 minutes.
Since I had an avocado, I thought I could do a ‘naked burrito’ type of thing so I made guacamole with one smashed avocado and the juice from half a lemon, then mixed it all together and coated a bunch of chopped lettuce in it. I put it altogether with wholegrain rice, topped with the tofu and put the guacamole salad on the side. It came together nicely and was delicious, especially since I love avocado!
It was filling enough until dinner and that’s when I realised the most difficult thing about doing this detox is deciding what to eat. Again, I searched my kitchen, took out all of my remaining veg and started chopping. I saw I had some wholegrain rice noodles and decided to make noodle soup. I cooked the veggies in vegetable stock with a teaspoon of tumeric and cumin for 5 minutes, then added the noodles. I also baked a small sweet potato for added veg, because why not?
I’ve never been a massive fan of noodle soup but this was so good! What I love about doing this is how it’s making me venture outside of making foods I would usually eat. So far, I loved everything I’ve eaten today, even though it’s all been super simple.