I just got back from a wonderful, whirlwind trip across Texas. And I have to say, it was a blast and I love all our Texas Beauty Detoxers that are part of our community!! GGS’s and Raw Cabbage Slaw and Taco Gorilla Wraps and probiotics are very much alive in Texas. :)
First stop was Austin. I did some TV there…
And we had a chance to go to visit and walk around the lake there. SO hot! Even these doggies had to cool down.
We ate at this great new cantina. I got a huge salad with salsa as the dressing, grilled veggies (asked for light oil), a side of black beans and a side of Mexican rice. I just tossed everything together. So yummy, and it kind of became our go-to Texas Beauty Detox meal. :) Enzymes first of course!
Maggie, my beloved publicist, took up the wheel as we drove from place to place, city to city.
So if you’ll notice, this sign says “Talk/Signing”. I thought I was just doing a signing! But the store manager informed us of the “talk” part right when we walked in and saw the sign…2 minutes before start. So…I was forced to wing it. It was one of those moments where you panic for a few moments, but have to pull yourself together. There is nothing else you can do!
Ok! So here is my talk. Straight from my heart, and with lots of love.
I love to meet members of our Beauty Detox community face to face!!
Everyone is so sweet and glowing and lovely!!
THIS is my favorite kind of book. Well worn, well read, dog-eared, been tossed in and out of the kitchen…and well loved.
Beauty Detox twins!
Had to drive to Dallas at 10 pm! To make an early morning show. Here are our travel snacks for the road (sneaking into Wholefoods right before close). Salads, veg sushi, gluten-free flax crackers, dark chocolate.
Our favorite travel food was “chocolate sandwiches”, which I would feed to Maggie while she was driving. :) 2 crackers with a small square of dark chocolate in the middle. Yum!
With all the driving and traveling, yoga is an absolute must for me. On the road as home! The great thing about yoga is all you need is a mat…or sometimes not even that. Breathe, get centered, and move your body naturally to create space and optimize your own pranic flow. OMMMM. Learn how to how to do a handstand, one of my favorite yoga poses.
Ah, here I am doing a few Dallas segments, demo-ing the Raw Cabbage Slaw and other beauty dishes. You’ll see I’m wearing my lucky blue dress- which has been THE theme dress of this entire book tour. I first wore it on Access Hollywood the first week Beauty Detox Foods hit the New York Times Bestseller list, so I consider it good luck and have been wearing it (and wearing it) only for book tour stuff ever since!
To go treats I made on air- GGS and the Raw Cabbage Slaw mixed with Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie!
By the way LOVED our hotel in Dallas- the Zaza. Highly recommend if you go there! Lots of art and unique photographs. Maggie and I had a mango party on the deck one late morning.
In Dallas we had a moment to go waling at the Katy Trails. So pretty and tranquil.
More impromptu talks to go along with more signings!
Beauty Detox family!
We had to drive to Houston VERY early to do 3 segments Great Day Houston segments with Deborah Duncan, who is simply fabulous… (and yes I lugged my Vitamix blender to Houston)
Then we had to turn around and go back to Dallas for meetings and signings back there!
Here is a signing at Central Market Preston Royal!
Beauty Detox family from the start…parents started pre-baby!!
In Dallas we ate at the restaurant located within the magnificent Kalachandji Hare Krishna temple, where they have a wonderful vegan feast buffet and a beautiful courtyard to sit at within the temple itself. Simple and wonderfully tasty food, made with lots of love. You must visit if you go to Dallas! It made me feel I was back in India again.
Lots of Wholefood salad bars on the go as well…
Back in Houston! Ate Japanese one night- mixed green salad with dressing on side, seaweed salad too, veggie rolls (some Japanese restaurants will make rolls with brown rice which I love, and some won’t, but at least there are options).
Road warriors! A bit disheveled and in yoga pants/pajamas for the long road trips…
Another Barnes & Noble signing in Houston.
This Beauty Detoxer was able to get pregnant! Here she is showing me a picture of her adorable son.
Beauty Detox IS for men too!
I have dear friends in Houston- Ryan and Alison! It was great to see them in their native H town.
That’s it folks! Much love to those I got to meet in person, as well as those of you I haven’t met in person. For we are all together and connected in spirit. :)