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CLEANSE 5782

Welcome to year 9 of 10 yamim clean, which marks the 10 days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with introspective ritual. We are so tired of the OG cleanse.  For newcomers: the first few years of the cleanse involved … Continue reading

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A poem

Plastics by FMT I’m frustrated Again Today And it’s only just morning This stupid creamer In its single use shiny case I guess I’m drinking black coffee And what about burritos Salsa, does that count as one or two? This … Continue reading

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How do I do this?

Some handy FAQs for ten days of food free of single-use plastics Help – no bulk bins near me This website can steer you to bulk products that you purchase online, many come packaged in cardboard. https://www.litterless.com/journal/bulk-refill-store-guide-zero-waste-plastic-free Directory of bulk stores in … Continue reading

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Trapped in a single use plastic container

Freeing myself of single-use plastics is going to be a completely new challenge for me. While I typically forego the plastic bag if I’m buying a head of lettuce or a bunch of kale at the store, basically everything else … Continue reading

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Use less, use better, change systems

A few months ago, good friend Laura Klivans hosted a “let’s talk climate change” dinner. In the invitation she wrote: “The urgency to do something, or feel like I’m doing all I can, has only increased through the years, and it’s grown … Continue reading

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Cleanse 5780 – switching it up

Friends! Many of you are familiar with the cleanse. It’s our annual ten day challenge, kitchen-centered, where we reflect and reset. It’s back, and it’s turned a corner. No food restrictions, no long lists of grains and guidelines and go-arounds. … Continue reading

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Pickled Eggplants

This simple recipe will amaze you. All you need is eggplants, garlic, salt, and some dried herbs if you have them. The result is a slightly sour, complex, earthy, and tender pickle that complements almost anything on your plate. Achar! … Continue reading

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Arielle in 5778

Hi cleanse world – I am feeling SO appreciative of you all to take on this yearly challenge with me. It’s cyclical, it’s rejuvenating, and it comes at the perfect time every year. Time to reset, question my habits, and … Continue reading

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Eggplant and herbs dip

I’ve been dipping everything in this, and putting a spoonful of it on every savory dish I eat. It’s creamy, herby, delightful. 4 medium eggplants 2 big handfuls of fresh herbs – I used dill, chives, rosemary, basil 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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5778

Dear loyal cleansers, Thank you for your interest in the 6th (!!!!) annual mind/body/spirit reflection during the ten days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Our New Year is creeping up on us fast! Most of you are familiar with … Continue reading

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