Do You Love Cheese?

I was having a salad for lunch earlier with ricotta salata and I was kind of upset because I was really wishing I would have bought the feta cheese at whole foods. Anyhow, it inspired me to write a post about cheeses that make good substitutes for similar cheeses, or basically food recommendations based on your personal palate! 🙂

I am a big fan of feta cheese, but when I want something a little harder, milder, and less salty I normally opt for ricotta salata. Ricotta salata is a semi hard cheese that is a bit dry and crumbly.  It tastes like normal ricotta cheese but with added salt and a different texture. Just imagine someone drained all of the water out of ricotta, thats basically what ricotta salata is. Also, I love having paneer in Indian dishes. I feel paneer, feta, and ricotta salata all fall within a similar taste and texture category. Paneer is a very milky cheese an has the texture of a feta and mozzarella combination, leaning more towards the feta side.

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Hungry

Today I began my blue print cleanse. I have been eating lots of unhealthy foods lately and have been getting in a bad habit. So I decided that I should do a cleanse to clean my body and start fresh. So far, I haven’t gone to class and I have a very free schedule today so I am really hungry. Usually, when I cleanse, the days fly by, but thats probably because I cleanse during the summer months when my schedule is packed and it’s too hot to eat real food anyways.

I drank my favorite juice for lunch, the cinnamon vanilla cashew drink. I wish I had more of these allowed per day, I absolutely love them! And for breakfast I had a green juice! I added some water and lime because I like a little more tang in my green juice 🙂 Anywho, I can’t stop thinking about the risotto I made a few days ago, I had leftovers yesterday with an over easy egg on it and it was phenomenal… 

But.. back to the juice. For the rest of the day I have one green juice left and I will drink limeade when I’m feeling a bit famished. Let me know if you are cleansing or have cleansed 🙂

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Madeline Shaw

I love connecting food with health and vice versa. Usually before or after I’ve eaten something I check the web to see what that food has done for my body (or undone…) Usually, I find tons of facts scattered on the internet. It’s hard to come across a blog that truly encompasses, with out exaggerating, the connection. So a few months ago, I came across Madeline Shaw’s blog. She posts about various foods and their health benefits, recipes, and other motivational essays. I check her blog every day or when I have time just to learn something new or re-educate myself.

Although I am not studying to become a nutritionist, I plan on taking nutrition classes if my schedule allows and some day hope to be as or more educated and excited about food as she is!

Hope you enjoy! xxx

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