I get up at 5:30 a.m. and meditate a bit before plunging into my day, which starts with breakfast for our five dogs, the hubby, my two girls (ages 19 and 17) and me. Breakfast is my favorite meal--today, I'm making an egg "pancake." I throw organic egg whites into a blender with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon, and then pour it into a hot sauté pan. When the egg bubbles, I flip it or put it under the broiler for a golden finish; it's great dipped in blended blueberries and papaya. With this and my cup of Rishi jasmine green tea, I'm ready for the world.
I do an hour or two of yoga in the morning, then it's time for writing, working, meetings and housework. By 12:30 p.m., I'm ready for lunch, and, OK, this is a favorite meal as well. I love, love, love salad--a lot of my favorite recipes are in my new book, Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out ($27, HarperSanFrancisco). Today, I'm throwing in tons of veggies from my crisper drawer: organic iceberg lettuce, carrots, raw beets, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, and some steamed broccoli left over from last night. I'm a mustard fanatic, so I make a dressing with yellow mustard, avocado and the juice from a tomato. I also throw in a little sheep's milk cheese and sunflower and pumpkin seeds, then I toss all of this with a tablespoon of dulse (a type of seaweed) and some dried herbs. I know this salad sounds crazy, but it's yummy and super-good for you. Mid-afternoon, I grab an organic white peach. I also drink tons of water (my fave is hiOsilver Oxygen Water--it has this smooth texture I adore).
Farmed fish and all those hormones scare me, so for dinner it's wild salmon, broiled with lemon, herbs and a pinch of sea salt. I also sauté a little spinach. For dessert, I whip up a batch of my "Blissquits"--cookies made with almond meal and coconut oil. They're so delicious, you'd never know they're good for you. After dinner, I walk the dogs, read and watch a show I've recorded--my younger daughter, Langley, loves Rachael's shows! Then after an end-of-day meditation and a calming cup of hot water with lemon, it's off to sleep, usually with two to four dogs piled into bed.