Showing posts from February, 2014

Ultimate Reset Cucumber and Tomato Salad

This is a nice, light cucumber salad from the Beachbody Ultimate Reset cleanse. It was really good! I think it will be a perfect appetizer for summer cookouts.  INGREDIENTS (makes 1 serving) 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium cucumber, partially peeled, cut lengthwise, sliced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 Tbsp. chopped red onion 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves Himalayan salt (to taste; optional) Herbal seasoning (to taste, optional) DIRECTIONS Combine red wine and balsamic vinegars, lemon juice, and oil in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, onion, parsley, basil, salt (if desired), and seasoning blend (if desired) in a large bowl; mix well. Drizzle dressing over cucumber mixture; toss gently to blend. 

Ultimate Reset Baked Salmon

I normally HATE salmon. I will always choose not to have it because it just never tastes good to me. I have been making my brother all of his Ultimate Reset Cleanse meals and eating them with him so I decided to try it again. This recipe was the first time I ever liked eating salmon. I would actually pay money and order this in a restaurant. I will be making this recipe again that is for sure. SO GOOD! INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 serving) 1 Clove garlic, chopped 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt 1/2 tsp. herbal seasoning blend 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 (6-oz.) salmon fillet, wild caught DIRECTIONS Combine garlic, oil, basil, salt, seasoning blend, lemon juice, and parsley in a small bowl; mix well. Place salmon in a shallow dish; pour marinade over salmon. Marinate for 20 minutes, turning once to get marinade on both sides. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place salmon on a piece o

Miso Soup

This Miso Soup is one of the recipes from the Beachbody Ultimate Reset Cleanse. It is really easy to make and was delicious! INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 serving) 2 Cups water 1 Tbsp. miso paste, mixed with 2-3 Tbsp. hot water 2 Tbsp. dried wakame seaweed 1 green onion, thinly sliced  DIRECTIONS Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Turn off heat. Add miso paste, seaweed and green onion. Let sit for 3-5 minutes; stir. Serve hot. 

Anthony Kiedis: Over 50 and Red Hot

When Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers came on stage Sunday night the first thing that came to my mind was, "damn, he looks good". The second thing was, "I wonder how old he is". So obviously I went right to google and did some research. The information I found went above and beyond what I was expecting to learn. Anthony is 51 years old. He is a dad of a 5 year old boy who is named after his favorite band, his godfather was Sonny Bono, and he was voted sexiest male vegan by PETA. Because he seems so fit and healthy, it surprised me to learn that Anthony had actually been an avid drug user and heroin addict in the past. He even contracted the hepatitis C virus from his experimentation. He was addicted to some bad things, that were draining his life. These days instead of shooting heroin, Kiedis is addicted to things that are actually good for him. He focuses on his health, fitness, and family. Although I wasn't in as deep as Anthony, I