No French Fridays…

…at least this week.

I’m currently finishing up the first week of a three-week cleanse, branding this week’s assignment, cheesy crème brulee, a “no-go” for me. However, with a bit of tweaking, I think I can make (and eat!) next week’s orange-scented lentil soup and definitely the lemon-steamed spinach on the 29th. I’ll also be making the ispahan loaf cake scheduled for the 22nd just because I’ve been waiting for this recipe to be on rotation for awhile. In order to stick with the cleanse, I won’t eat any of the cake and will bring the slices to my co-workers instead.

Until then, please know that this cleanse has severely limited what foods I can eat and bake, so my own posting will be rather limited. This also means my commenting on your own delicious blog posts will be sporadic at times as to avoid the temptation to cheat on the cleanse. I should be back to more frequent posting after Easter. Here’s to a healthier blogger in two more weeks!

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deepti
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 00:16:21

    Ahh will miss your wonderful baking recipes for few days. Well will be waiting for the easter to get over soon 🙂 good luck…

  2. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen)
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 00:19:34

    Take care of yourself.

  3. hotlyspiced
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 00:50:07

    Good luck with the cleanse. You must have amazing will-power. I always think about doing one, but then never do! xx

  4. Cakelaw
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 03:06:02

    Oh No YC! You must freeze yourself a slice of Ispahan Cake so that you get to try it. I have made it twice already but will be making it again.

  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 03:49:16

    I’m in awe of your willpower to do this cleanse. I hope it all goes well and you’ll be back to your amazing food.

  6. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 05:04:14

    Whatever you need to do. We all need to arrange priorities sometimes. Your coworkers will be happy!

  7. My Kitchen Stories
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 05:24:29

    OK good luck

  8. Food,Photography & France
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 06:55:42

    Good luck and I hope you feel thoroughly cleansed at the end of it all.

  9. Norma Chang
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 07:42:51

    All the best with your cleanse.

  10. Suzanne
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 07:58:30

    Good for you it’s so hard sticking to a diet or in your case a cleanse, especially when you are a food blogger. I applaud your willpower.

  11. Ronda
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 10:18:46

    Oh, yes, the cleanse. I have been doing one myself with no real progress. I send sincere wishes for your success!

  12. Alison
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 12:18:00

    I hope your cleanse goes well.

  13. Karen
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 12:37:13

    I love your willpower and certainly know it would be hard to do a cleanse and look at food that you cannot eat.

  14. Melolimparfaite
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 13:14:27

    Good luck on that ! Keep us posted !

  15. Cher
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 14:06:18

    You have great willpower! Good luck with the cleanse.

    Mar 09, 2013 @ 16:05:34

    Cher is right!! Really great willpower! Good luck…I’ve been waiting for the ispahan loaf cake, too! Sounds so yummy!

  17. Christine
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 20:50:47

    Amazing willpower YC! Will miss your posts, but you’re right, might be a bit too tempting and since you’ve got one week down why risk it. Lots of luck! Will be thinking of you! 🙂

  18. rebeccasubbiah
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 21:23:25

    have a great weekend

  19. Tandy
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 23:29:25

    Good luck on the cleanse 🙂

  20. kitchen flavours
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 23:43:47

    Good luck!

  21. Three Well Beings
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 03:15:52

    Good for you! I admire the will power. You gave me a chuckle with the idea that you might not be reading too many blogs right now…I would definitely think reading wonderful recipes would be torture! Hope you’ll share the benefits you receive from the cleanse. It’s always good to hear. 🙂

  22. Alex
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 05:52:53

    Health first. 🙂

  23. Inger Wilkerson
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 07:39:21

    Good luck!

  24. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 09:09:21

    hope things are going well for you!

  25. tracy
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 14:49:17

    Good luck with your cleanse. Let us know how it goes.

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  26. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 02:16:23

    Good luck, it’s great that you’re taking care of yourself!

  27. Tammy
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 07:20:15

    But how are you feeling??

  28. markd60
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 12:37:14

    It’s hard for me to comment, on one hand, I want you to do what’s goood for you. On the other, I need to know how you think things taste…

  29. Natalie
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 13:51:52

    Good Luck to you!

  30. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 15:09:01

    Keep up the great motivation!

  31. Mary Frances
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 15:30:22

    Power to you! I look forward to hearing how you feel at the end of the next two weeks.

  32. Monet
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 16:05:44

    Oh good luck with that cleanse! I’m sure you will feel amazing! Looking forward to that soup next week too 🙂

  33. SandraM
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 19:34:43

    Good for you. I applaud your will power. Hope you’ll share your experience. I bet there are a lot of us that would be interested in it.

  34. Anita Menon
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 04:31:30

    all the best and may you do this cleanse wonderfully. I am sure you will.

  35. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 11:39:43

    keep up your great job…..

  36. Juliana
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 17:11:46

    Wow, you are very disciplined…good luck and look forward to your recipes 🙂
    Enjoy your week!

  37. Daniela
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 21:06:43

    Wish you good luck for this procedure!, I’m sure its not easy but the result will be amazing.
    Hold on,it’s worth while 🙂

  38. Balvinder
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 22:17:55

    Good luck with your cleanse. Will see you with orange scented soup.

  39. Shut Up & Cook
    Mar 13, 2013 @ 14:15:27

    Oh no…a cleanse!


    Just kidding, excited to see what deliciousness you can come up with that’s also healthy.

  40. Patty
    Mar 13, 2013 @ 17:25:04

    Good luck with the cleanse! For sure food blogging can pack on extra weight-so many good recipes to taste;-)

  41. peachkins
    Mar 13, 2013 @ 18:19:18

    Good luck on your cleanse! I wish I have willpower to do a cleanse!

  42. andi winslow
    Mar 13, 2013 @ 18:37:02

    you are my big fan, so will miss you but understand, good luck on the cleanse and hope it works. Tell us about it after you are all done…………….be good andi

  43. Natalie
    Mar 13, 2013 @ 18:58:07

    Good luck, I am starting a juice cleanse on Monday!

  44. chefconnie
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 07:42:19

    Orange scented lentil soup…I can’t wait to see that. Hope you are doing well.

  45. Amelia
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 11:19:08

    Hi Good luck with your cleanse. Take care, be seeing you soon.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  46. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 12:49:07

    Good for you! I’m so jealous that you have a strong will to do cleanse! Take good care and good luck!

  47. The Squishy Monster
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 13:00:09

    Will power must be stronger than cheesy creme brulee…you are a stronger person than I!

  48. Ameena
    Mar 16, 2013 @ 10:54:10

    I need to do a cleanse….my chocolate consumption is a bit out of control right now!

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