Some friends and are in the middle of a three week cleanse diet. There’s more to it than just that, but for the sake of brevity, it’s a diet. Basically, the only thing we’re allowing ourselves to eat is fruits, vegetables, and unleavened whole grains. It’s like a vegan diet, but a bit more strict.
This diet actually comes from the Good Book. In the Old Testament, the Jewish prophet Daniel was confronted with a dilemma. He was serving in captivity in the Babylonian king’s court, but the food that he was given to eat was not kosher – pork and fatty meats and whatnot. So Daniel challenged the dude who was in charge of making sure he was fed and kept well to give him and his friends nothing but fruits and vegetables, or more accurately, only food that comes up from the ground – plants – and after three weeks judge which diet was the best. It says that after three weeks, Daniel and his jewish companions were much more healthy and strong than their Babylonian counterparts.
Anyway, we’re at the beginning of week two. Being a guy who really likes meat, I’m surprised at how much I don’t miss it. It turns out that if you try, you can make a delicious and satisfying meal from plants alone.
In the next couple weeks, I’ll try to post a few delicious recipes that I’ve come up with, so you can try them out for yourself!