28 May, 2009

Back on WW

Breakfast: 1 cup Dandy Blend with 1/3 cup Chocolate Hemp Milk (1 point)
Lunch: Apsaragus, Potatoe, 0% Fat Plain Greek Yoghurt (5 points)
Snack: Raspberries, Pear, Greek Yoghurt, Chocolate Shavings, Agave Nectar (3 points) +
1 cup Dandy Blend with 1/3 cup Chocolate Hemp Milk (1 point)
Dinner: lettuce w/ radishes & fennel & feta, with oil & vinegar, 1 cup brown rice (8.5 points)

01 May, 2009

My coffee substitution:

  • tastes like coffee but has no caffeine

  • no acidity or bitterness

  • sweetened with its own built-In fructose

  • contains all the goodness of dandelions

  • delicious iced

  • dissolves instantly in hot or cold water

  • can be used in any recipe which calls for instant coffee

Dandy Blend instant dandelion beverage is the only herbal coffee substitute in the United States that features both the health benefits of dandelion and the rich, full-bodied flavor, smoothness and texture of real coffee. Many say that, because it lacks bitterness and acidity, it actually tastes better than coffee.

A Most Versatile Beverage

One level teaspoon in eight ounces of water makes a delightful dandelion tea. A rounded teaspoon makes a beverage very similar to a full-bodied cup of instant coffee, and a heaping teaspoon to a full tablespoon makes an exquisite espresso-style beverage. It is so versatile that any type of gourmet coffee beverage made from it is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, and it can be used in any recipe requiring coffee as an ingredient. Dandy Blend tastes great served iced or hot, and dissolves instantly in both hot or cold liquids. This delicious herbal coffee is especially good made with milk or dairy alternatives and your favorite flavorings. Those using it to wean themselves from coffee report that the transition is seamless– no headaches, upset stomachs, jitters or other symptoms of withdrawal.

The Constituents

Dandy Blend is made from the totally water-soluble extracts of three roasted herb roots: dandelion, chicory and sugar beet- and two roasted grains – barley and rye. Nothing other than extracts of the three roasted roots and two roasted grains is in Dandy Blend. It is naturally sweetened by the fructose released from the breakdown of the storage starch inulin when the dandelion and chicory roots are roasted. Because all sweetening comes from substances in the roots, Dandy Blend is a low carbohydrate beverage, with only 1 gram of carbohydrate per cup. All ingredients have been chosen because of the health benefits historically associated with them. Every cup contains 630 mg. of dandelion and chicory extract.

In Dandy Blend, you are getting the best of all worlds! Nothing compares with it in flavor, ease of use, and health-promoting effectiveness. Try it, you'll like it!



I drink this with a shot of Chocolate Hemp Milk and it is just delicious!

30 April, 2009

Update on my cleanse

I am without coffee and sugar now for a week and a half and so far I've hated every day of it. I've had migraines a good week into the cleanse and am still feeling tired and bitchy every afternoon. I'm happy that I kicked the coffee and sugar habit (mine was minimal, though!), but I am not feeling my best YET!

20 April, 2009

My Spring Cleanse 2009

Dietary Guidelines during the cleanse:

"Think light foods"
  • No sugar (including artificial sweeteners)
  • No coffee (not even decaf)
  • No milk products
  • No Alcohol
  • No greasy, fried foods,
  • Limit eating meats (4 ounces max per meal)
  • Lots of green leafy vegetables (raw or cooked)
  • Plenty of water (as much as you want)
Along with Gemmos, Undas and Blue Heron I have to drink 4 cups of a special Herbal Tea blend starting the second week... If I don't feel good after doing THIS for 21 days, then I just don't know...

07 April, 2009

31 March, 2009

23 March, 2009


  1. Pick up all dog poop in backyard
  2. Hang up glass message boards in kitchen
  3. Replace broken light bulb in pantry
  4. Install wall heaters (2 in Ls room, 1 in ours)
  5. Install Wii Yoga