It's day six in my Natural Detox Program, and it's been a pretty quiet day. I started off the day with my usual shake and then went to the farmers market.
If you are not familiar with the Santa Barbara Saturday Farmers Market, it is quite the experience. It's the largest of the weekly markets and it's packed with vendors selling everything from the most beautiful heirloom vegetables to locally raised grass-fed beef. Today I was interested in the vegetables, and things that I could have on my detox diet. I got some extremely large artichokes, a bunch of asparagus, a bottle of olive oil and some amazing lavender smoked olives.
Fusano California Valley Olive Company is located in Paso Robles, and they are a welcome fixture at our Santa Barbara market selling their line of olives, olive oil and tapenades. Their line of smoke olives are absolutely unbelievable, and I was excited to see that they had a new lavender version. I tried one and had to get them. I can't wait to try them in salads or with some roasted vegetables.
For lunch I had more of yesterday's Cabbage Cilantro Salad, which was still great. For dinner I made artichokes and roasted asparagus and potatoes. I steamed the artichokes and served with just some olive oil for dipping. You can read all about artichokes and the recipe for steaming in Becky Green Aaronson's article from our spring issue.
I noticed that my energy level has been down all day. That could be because of the heat or it could be the detox. It was a great day to catch up on some reading and to putter in the garden, and I'm looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.