This is the coolest thing I learned all week:
A couple days ago, Katie (of Chocolate-Covered fame) emails me, saying she has figured out the meaning of my blog's name. Turns out she was at the Dallas Museum of Art this week and found this pair of busts sculpted from, you guessed it, soap and chocolate.
What are the chances??? I swear to Bob, I had no idea this even existed. Truth be told, the blog's name is a mysterious reference to my last name. I came up with it before this was ever a food blog, but decided to keep it once I added the corresponding tag line, since I thought it was appropriate to my lifestyle. Anyway, I thought it was worth sharing, just for fun. :)
You know what else is fun? California Pizza Kitchen. The boyf and I had lunch there and I tried a pizza which is now my favorite. Not that that means much, considering I've been to CPK all of three times and only ordered pizza twice. I had the Vegetarian with Japanese Eggplant on the wheat crust, with goat cheese but without onions. Perfection.
The pizza in the background would be the boyf's Chipotle Chicken Pizza, which I had a bite of and liked, though generally I shudder at the thought of mixing ethnic cuisines where pizza is concerned. I'm a pizza traditionalist, I guess - even the broccoli was a stretch for me. Where do you fall on the pizza spectrum - traditional or adventurous? Do you have favorite pizza at CPK?
Anyhoo, I'm now closing in on the end of The Raw Food Detox Diet. I have yet to read the section I'm most looking forward to, which deals with how to handle raw foodism in real life scenarios. So far, I appreciate her approach to the detoxification process she is promoting, which tailors to your current lifestyle and transitions you gradually towards a diet higher in raw foods, not with a goal of 100% raw at the end of the line. Basically, you take what you want from her method and leave behind what doesn't work for you, so long as you are achieving results (presumably weight loss, in this book's case).
On the other hand, her recommendation of colonics and/or enemas to aid in the detoxifaction process will no doubt shock (or at least intimidate) those of us following mainstream eating patterns. Colonics are classified under "extreme weight loss" procedures in my mind, though I will be the first to admit that assumption is indeed an uneducated one. I associate colonics with Hollywood starlets looking to evacuate as much from their body as possible leading up to a walk down the red carpet. That said, I don't know how to decide if colonic therapy has a place in my normal-girl life, but I think the answer for now would be no, at least until I learn more about it. I tend to guard my butt pretty closely - that goes for would-be subway gropers AND doctors, thankyouverymuch. So.
Don't miss your chance to enter my Soap & Chocolate giveaway! You have until June 18 to leave your addition to the "You might be a health blogger" list. At least read it and its comments for a good laugh - the blogosphere has a great sense of humor! Check it out to chase away those Monday blues. :)