So the past few months have been hectic with school and work which explains my long absence from my loving food blog. I thought I saved my easiest classes for my last semester of college, but I was wrong. With only a few months left, I now look forward to the joy of job hunting. Just to catch up on what’s been going on the past few months, I mentioned being in the North Carolina Dance Festival this past January and it was a spectacular experience! I’ve made new friends and explored a new realm of dance that I didn’t think I could do. The concept of our piece was unique featuring lots of stillness and film projections.
This was an experience that was very joyful and I am so glad that I’ve had the honor to work with a wonderful choreography and have made silly friends for life.
Moving on, I had a wonderful girls night with my friends the other night. It was nice to be able to catch up with good friends and the best part was fondue was involved! Downtown Wilmington has a lovely place called the Little Dipper. They offer Ladies’ Nights every Wednesday and reservations are a must. It took us two weeks to get one, but it was so worth it. For $8 a person, we got a cheese fondue and a chocolate one (which are super delicious). Oh! I also tried my first edible orchid which taste really bland, but the chocolate helped 🙂
On the positive side, I found the Flat Belly Diet. I thought it was very unique and different from others so I thought I would give it a try. Needless to say, I had no self-control so maybe another day haha. It is unique in the fact that it targets bloating and the fat in the belly area. The book offers many different food combinations and minimal work and the best part is…..you can eat and not be hungry and mean! My favorite part of the book is the SASSY WATER which is part of the cleanse for the first four days. (By the way, you get to eat during the cleanse so it’s still healthy unlike other cleanses that require starving yourself.) The sassy water is meant to aid digestion and reduce bloating to get you to begin eating healthier. I liked how the water tasted so I still try to make a pitcher a day to drink. It even looks refreshing!
To make sassy water, you need 1 medium size lemon, 1 medium size cucumber, 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, and 12 mint leaves. In the picture, I used limes instead of lemons because I already had them. I don’t know if it makes a difference or not. Part of the cleanse is to drink 1 pitcher a day which was surprisingly easy since it was so tasty. What you’ll need to do is slice the cucumber and lemon into thin slices to add to the water along with the leaves. I used fresh ginger and grated it directly into the water. Let it steep overnight then enjoy the next day! 🙂
I hope you enjoy the sassy water as much as I did and check out the Flat Belly Diet book! Many of their meals are inexpensive and they offer choices for if you eat out, quick foods, and home cooked meals as well as snacks!