Rose Cleanse Day 3

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Yesterday was a busy day.

orange and green juiceWhile I was feeling a bit tired during the first two days of this cleanse, I finally felt a surge of energy yesterday! After my second juice of the day, instead of feeling like a nap, I felt like knocking out a 30 minute Physique 57 DVD–> which felt amazing.

Not so amazing today… since my whole body is sore. But I think another workout today will actually help with that. Or maybe a massage. ๐Ÿ˜‰

There really is something to that whole “a body in motion stays in motion” idea, because I spent the rest of the evening busy moving in the kitchen! My hope is that Austin will LOVE these super-healthy dinners I’m preparing this month soooo much, that he’ll want to continue eating this way long after the challenge is over!

So, I decided to pull out the “big guns” last night, and used some recipes from the brilliant Doris Choi.

First up, was a Mushroom & Sage Loaf, which is entirely veggie-based:

making mushroom and sage loaf

Doris first released this recipe exclusively for members of the Detox Community a few years ago for Thanksgiving– and while I was taste-testing along the way, it tasted like the BEST stuffing I’ve ever had! I actually might stop at that point in the recipe from now on, since adding the last few ingredients changed it more into a “meatloaf,” and Austin and I would probably rather eat stuffing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

While the loaf was baking away, I got to work on our side dishes.

Mashed cauliflower with mushroom gravyMashed cauliflower with mushroom gravy! The mushroom gravy was so easy to make, and will most likely be the only gravy I make from now on. Austin and I both loved it!

We were also surprised at how much we enjoyed the mashed cauliflower… since Austin is such a (boxed) mashed potato snob. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Doris provided a recipe for the mashed cauliflower, but it looked a little too mature for our taste buds, so I winged it on that one.

Mashed Cauliflower
serves up to 4


1 head steamed cauliflower
1 tsp. ground thyme
3 cloves roasted garlic
1 tsp. sea salt, or more to taste
1 tsp. dried chives
ground pepper, to taste
water, to facilitate blending


Process all the ingredients together in a food processor, and adjust seasonings to taste.

Serve piping hot!

*For the rest of the recipes pictured above, you can have instant access to those, and many more, by joining the Detox Community!

Check out this decadent, vegetable-centric dinner:

Mushroom & Sage Loaf, Mashed Cauliflower with Mushroom Gravy, and sauteed asparagusMushroom & Sage Loaf, Mashed Cauliflower with Mushroom Gravy, and sauteed asparagus. (plus leafy green salads, to start!)

Austin and I both went back for second helpings of the mashed cauliflower and gravy, so you know it was good!

I’ve got some fun plans for our leftover mushroom loaf for tonight’s dinner, too, so things are looking good over here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Austin and I are both a little nervous about our first weekend on this challenge, as it’s usually the time when we let loose on our diets, but I know we’ll be fine. We’ve already made some exciting dinner reservations to celebrate my birthday (early) on Sunday night, so we just need a good meal on Saturday night to get us through. Oh, and Austin will actually be around for lunch… which could prove challenging, since I don’t usually have to worry about that during the week! We may resort to dining out for lunch, since we have some pretty awesome options here in LA– where we can get a veggie-centric meal for him, and a pressed juice for me! Or, Austin may get used to sipping on smoothies for lunch. We’ll see how it goes!

I’ve got another Pressed Juicery delivery coming my way, so at least I’m covered in that department. ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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Tamara Lukie

ugh, hate that run down feeling a few days into a cleanse…. but the surge of energy is great!!! don’t you feel like a new person (kinda the reason behind most cleanses).
Do love the look of that gravy, may have to make some, since going vegan we’ve all missed gravy…..


Oh my goodness! That meal looks delicious! I want to try it!


    I’ll make it for you on my next visit. ๐Ÿ˜‰


You’re such a little kitchen wizard. Putting me to shame I can’t remember the last time I cooked a meal. All that will change soon tho! Can’t wait. xx


    We’ll both be kitchen wizards soon!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pure2raw twins

it has been awhile since we have made mashed cauliflower. seeing yours wants me to give it another try sometime

Rande @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen

Yum, I love ALL of those recipes! I’ve definitely been feeling a need for a massage as well, hopfully I can schedule on in the next couple of weeks!


Looks like a great dinner! I love mashed cauliflower – crazy how much it can taste like mashed potatoes! And can I just say how extremely jealous I am that you live so close to Pressed Juicery!!! I can’t wait to visit on my next trip to LA!


I am amazed at all the wonderful meals you have made with cauliflower..I meant to pick some up at Whole Foods yesterday but forgot…oops…guess I will sit back and enjoy your show for now! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy weekend!


I so love following you on the rose cleanse even though I’m not actually doing it! Hope you get all you want from it…
I’m a member from the rose detox community but can’t seem to find the mushroom and sage loaf recipe – is it in doris’s regular recipe column?

    Megan @ The Detoxinista

    Yes, it’s in her section on the sidebar. It was posted with many Thanksgiving dishes, near the end of the page. (5th from the bottom)

    Hope you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ˜€

Casey Lorraine

Looks like you are making amazing food and doing great! Happy birthday lady!!


I’m absolutely loving your site and recipes!! I’m so glad I found your page! I would love to know how you made the mushroom gravy!!

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Hey There Detoxinista,
Neat Post, Just started the cleanse and I’m wondering if I can continue to have whey protein after I workout.

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