Ricki’s Raves: Detox and Replenish

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve discovered that promote or enhance detoxificaton and general well-being. If you’re interested in the earlier […]

My Stay at Hippocrates I: Overview (The Place & Philosophy)

[This post is first in a series about my stay at the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. I’ll be writing about my experience during the three-week Life Transformation Program.(you’ll find the second installment here. Please note that these posts reflect my own impression and opinion of the program; I was not compensated […]

Looking Back on 2011: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Not-So-Best of Times*

*Or, a Tale of Two Rickis *Or, How About a Dickens Reference Other Than A Christmas Carol for a Change? [“Happy New Year, Mum!  A saner approach to 2012 sounds good to me, too.  Oh, and kudos on that atypical Dickens reference!”] Happy 2012, everyone! Hope you all had a great time ringing in the new year.  […]

Baked Granola “Haystack” Cookies

[A plate of detox-friendly cookies! In the background, the ailing azalea plant my cousin gave me. Any advice on how to keep it alive?] Are you a fan of granola?  For most of us, the mix of (usually) oats, nuts, seeds and raisins or dates is very alluring.  I must admit, however, that I first […]

Groovy Green Smoothie for D-Tox January

I have to admit, it was reassuring to read all the like-minded comments on my recent “I Hate Winter” post (even though it meant that a bunch of you are also having to endure it, too).  Thanks, all.  Despite my best intentions to abolish my abhorrence of winter, the Season of Slush and Ice just keeps on giving me […]

Green Day:* French Green Soup with Spinach, Lettuce and Peas

*No relation to the band of the same name, of course. [Holy shamrock! That soup really is rather green!] After being on the ACD for a full year now, I must admit to feeling a bit like a basket case (my, time sure does fly when you’re [not] having fungus).  Having cut out poprocks and coke–not to mention […]

The Dirt on Cleansing

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know that I’m on a cleansing diet this week, an outgrowth of the Total Health course I’ve been taking for the past month and a half.  Well, I hadn’t intended to post yet another non-recipe entry this week, but since I’ve received quite a few questions […]

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