Day 30 … not so bad

They say it takes 21 days to either make or break a habit – good or bad.

I believe it.

Remember my daughter Allison’s challenge to me? Eat clean for 30 days and  a by product of that was to clean out my garage and closets, too.

I’m happy to report that items have been sold, hauled, trashed or donated. Closets are done. Pantries are done. Cupboards and drawers – yep – done. Even my junk drawers have received method of some organizaion and that wasn’t even on Ali’s list of things to accomplish.

And my garage? I have no idea whose garage is attached to my home right now!

I had a conversation with a friend of mine last week. Lucy Ashley also is a believer in eating clean. She shared some ideas and recipes with me that I am eager to try.

I really have to share one of the meals we prepared. I say “we” because I helped a bit. Most of if was Ali’s doing.

She wrapped bacon around fresh figs and baked them in the oven until the bacon crisped. I made a Basalmic vinegar reduction and mixed it with a bit of coconut oil. This was drizzled over the baked figs and a bed of arugula. The peppery and nuttiness of the greens plus the sweet and savory figs and the tart dressing was – as my grandmother would say – larapin’ good.

I know that my tastebuds have already changed when I brought home some coleslaw and it was too sweet. Without even thinking I grabbed my strainer and rinsed off the slaw and added a bit of vinegar to the mix.

The way I see it, while I may slip a bit and not eat “clean” or put every single thing back where it belongs immediately – I will say this – it is much easier being organized and feeling healthier by eating better.

And, I’m well on my way of giving my daughter her Christmas present – to keep the organization she helped accomplish active!




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