Like eating a plate of vitality

Here’s one of my favorite salads. It’s phase 1 microbiome compliant and SO easy. The recipe comes from Gordon Ramsey’s Home Cookery Book. It’s arugula, matchstick-cut Granny Smith apple, lemon juice, and a little olive oil. The sweet, tart apple mixes beautifully with the spicy arugula (full of phytonutrients!). I also ate a couple of wild sardines smashed with guacamole and eaten on disks of raw cucumber. So satisfying!

Morning joy

After prayer and a kiss from my beloved husband, the best thing about early morning is a delicious cup of coffee. I used to indulge in half and half and sugar but those things are major no-nos on the microbiome eating plan, phase 1. Enter: the monkfruit. I’m not entirely sure exactly what this stuff is, but it’s amazingly sugar-like, so I’m happy. I’ve sort of trained myself to drink coffee black (It helps to have a nifty machine that grinds AND brews. Thank You, Cuisinart.) & slightly sweet, but sometimes I add canned coconut milk. It’s ok. It’s on the list. I checked.