It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I am finally coming up for air. Hello, World.
I wish I could say I’ve been busy cooking new dishes but I can’t. I actually haven’t been eating as much as I’ve been drinking.
I’ve been replacing a few meals with freshly made juices trying to shed those stubborn last couple of post-baby pounds. The good news is I can fit into my jeans again. The bad news is they’re still tight.
There hasn’t been anything special going on but the daily chores seem to be never-ending. I could blame it on the demanding nature of caring for a newborn but the truth is I would have been busy regardless.
I am good at being busy. I’ll even say that I’m skilled at it. But I’m learning to prioritize and my to-do list is starting to look shorter and more realistic. A to-do list will swallow you up if you let it.
When I was invited to the pre-opening party of Siro, I put everything aside and went. I thought it would be great to get out, be around adults and talk about our common interest in food.
Siro is a farm-to-table urban Italian restaurant located in Orlando’s World Center. It is a good forty-five-minute drive from where I live, but it was totally worth it.
The food was so fabulous and I got to meet some really amazing people. The best part was touring the kitchen! For someone who has never waitressed, let alone been in a professional kitchen, that was an exciting experience.
We had a family-style dinner at a communal table. Chef Anthony Burdo kept bringing dish after delicious dish for us to sample.
There was heirloom tomato salad, creamy Sicilian caponata, braised pork belly, succulent veal meatballs, butternut squash gnocchi, and gorgeous handcrafted pizza.
I couldn’t help but sample the beet salad even though I’m not a fan of beets. That’s how good the food looked.
Juicing is not new to me. I’ve done many juice fasts in the past and I can say that it is something I enjoy. It makes me feel light and rested, and believe it or not, I don’t feel hungry.
The juices are packed with nutrients and keep me feeling satisfied. I have tried so many delicious fruit and vegetable combinations in the past and today I want to share with you my newest juice obsession. It’s as refreshing as lemonade. I think you’ll like it.
Mint, Lime & Celery Juice Recipe
YIELD: 1 LARGE GLASS
TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN
It is best to use organic ingredients for juicing if you can.
- 5 mint sprigs
- 3 celery stalks
- 2 apples, cut into wedges
- 1 lime, peeled, and cut into wedges
Turn on the juicer and let it run for 10 seconds. Juice all the ingredients. Stir.
Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for later.