Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Juice Cleansing...

As you may or may not know, I am a big fan of juice cleansing! If I could afford to do it every month I would...although sadly it can get expensive and I am trying to live in New York, which is expensive enough on its own! While some people treat themselves to steak dinners and martinis, I like to treat myself to a 5 day cleanse every now and then. The latest one that I am going to try is called Cooler Cleanse. The reason this cleanse may sound familiar is because this is the brain child of Salma Hayek and we all know when there is a celebrity involved it always gets more press!

I pick up my juices on Friday and begin the experiment on Saturday! If you have tried this cleanse or have any tips that you want to share about your own cleansing experiences I would LOVE to hear them!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Golden Garlic, Tomatoes, and Sage

Ok....let's see if I remember how to do this.

Hello my friends and random people who found me online! It is me...Corinne, remember? It has been waaaay too long but I am back thanks to my friend Heather Dratler and her suggestion that I start again I am here.

So let's get right in! I found this great recipe from Vegetarian Times and tried it the other night for a quick easy was amazing! A must try for a night when you get home and are too tired to cook but want LOTS of food!


1/2 lb. whole-wheat spaghetti
3 Tbs. olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, peeled, halved, and sliced (3 Tbs.)
1 1/2 lb. ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped (6 cups)
3/4 cup cooked chickpeas
2 Tbs. fresh chopped sage, plus more leaves for garnish
2 Tbs. chopped kalamata olives


  • Cook spaghetti in large pot of boiling salted water 10 to 11 minutes, or until al dente.
  • Heat oil and garlic in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until garlic is browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas, sage, and olives, and simmer 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Drain spaghetti, and return to pot. Add sauce, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Divide among 6 serving bowls, and garnish with sage leaves.

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories: 258, Protein: 9g, Total Fat: 9g, Carbs: 40g, Sugar: 5g, Fiber: 8g

Be on the lookout for more posts....they will be coming your way soon, if I don't melt in this New York heat :)