It’s quite amazing how much time we spend talking about getting healthy, eating healthy and just generally improving our physical well being through food, but how little time we spend actually doing anything about it. The matter usually seems to resolve itself at, ‘Oh, I need to diet’, or ‘I seriously need to get healthy/eat healthy’. Now, don’t get be wrong. I’m not renouncing the world of fine dining or carnivorism just yet, but thought that as I love to eat out very regularly, it would be great to actually discover what London has to offer by way of good, wholesome food that doesn’t launch an attack against your body whether obviously or very subtly.
I’ve been going on for a while about having a food detox, to give my system, and most importantly, my liver a break. I’ve also had interesting reactions from people – mostly positive, sometimes disbelieving and questioning, but overall of curiosity – how does one do it? There really isn’t a hard and fast rule and nor are there short cuts. The one that I’m undertaking, and I know will pose a huge challenge is as follows: 3 days – Raw and vegan food only (no steak tartare!) followed by 4 days of only Juices (fruit and vegetable mixed, with additions of ginseng and spirulina) followed by a liver cleanse of Epsom Salts, Olive Oil and Grapefruit Juice, followed by another 3 days of Raw Food. All in all, 10 days.
I got the ideas for this one from couple of delicious cocktails. First, the Whisky Mac – whisky with ginger wine. The second, a friends concoction called The Ginger Guru, which was whisky, apple juice, ginger beer. Both cocktails fantastic and it’s that time of year as well for something warming. I had this on my christmas menu in 2010 and we could barely keep up with having enough of it to go around. And needless to say, it goes fantastic with a wee dram. As the dessert is quite sweet, I’d recommend a peaty whisky such as Ardbeg or Lagavulin to go with it!