Counter to typical expectations of Los Angelinos, Steve and I have not yet participated in a master cleanse, nor have we lived as vegans, attempted to eat raw, gluten free, or local only. We do live on a California diet thanks to osmosis of living in an area where salad is always on the menu and our friends serve us roasted vegetables. But Stantastic East definitely took a hard swing at us with their liquid-only cleanse so I feel an urge to rebuttal.
Dietastic West has been based on the philosophy of Michael Pollen’s “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto and a few rare sane bits from Tim Ferris’ 4-Hour Body. In general we tried to add proteins, eat plants, and reduce breads early in the day and/or in general. ‘We’ is also over generalized, I firmly believe that diets should be thought of in terms of lifestyle rather than event, so ‘we’ was really only based on meals that we both wanted to consume. For example, when I felt like eating tofu, turkey bacon, and sprouts for dinner, Steve opted for a BLT.
A few easy and delicious dietastic dishes:
Spinach + Eggs (+/- yolks)
– Omelets made with spinach fried in macadamia nut oil, then coated in egg whites, flipped, and folded over a pile of bousin or feta cheese
– Baked eggs made by throwing fried spinach (and sometimes mushrooms and shallots) in ramekins with eggs (modified from this recipe)
– Spinach salad (not cooked), tossed with shallot, lemon juice, olive oil vinaigrette, with two fried eggs laid on top