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Cleanse On!

I just started a 21 day Purification Program through Standard Process. I do it every year. I find the first three days are the hardest. Sometimes I am ready to kill someone for a cookie :) And then...I start to feel amazing...increased vitality, sleeping soundly, and no aches or pains anywhere in my body. I look forward to doing this cleanse every year.

The basis of this purification program is to avoid these five things for 21 days...dairy, gluten, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. The first 7 days I take supplements to help clean out my liver. The second two weeks I continue with increased greens and fiber. The purpose: to pull xenoestrogens out of the body and to balance the endocrine system. Added bonus: lose a little weight around the middle, and feel great!

Below, you will find a yummy recipe for Marinara and Spaghetti Squash. This recipe uses spaghetti squash instead of heavy wheat pasta. If you decide you'd like to eat the spaghetti squash raw using a special grater will assist you in preparation. You will also find information about a unique Japanese gadget to help turn all veggies into strings of spaghetti. This makes eating gluten free nice and easy.

Thanks for listening and Cleanse on!

Marinara & Spaghetti Squash (Low Carb)

1 lb. Sweet or hot italian Chicken Sausage

(if sausage in links, take out of links)

1 Onion

1-2 Chopped garlic or garlic puree

1 Grated Carrot

1 Grated Zuchinni

1 Can Trader Joes Marinara Sauce (or your favorite)

1 Medium Spaghetti Squash

Split Spaghetti Squash in half long ways. Scrape seeds and stringy material out. Place in large pan, cut sides up in 2 inches of water with a lid. Simmer for 20 minutes until fork easily inserts and it is tender. Pour off all water and let cool.

Saute the chicken sausage with onion and garlic until cooked through. Add grated carrot and zucchini, the marinara sauce. Take cooled squash and use a fork to remove pulp from peel Place a mound on plate and put chicken sauce on top. Top with Pecorino Romano cheese.

Benriner Japanese Mandoline Slicer, Green

A word of warning...very sharp! I cut my finger just trying to figure out how to use it!!

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