Hello… Detox?

Maybe I should have titled this intro, Hello Canyon Ranch or Hello Hippocrates Health Institute?  This might seem weird for a girl who obviously loves to cook (and eat!) but I love doing detoxes and cleanses.  I find them to be a fun way to break bad eating habits.  You know, like eating kettle corn or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for lunch after a coffee-only breakfast.  Not that I would ever do anything like that…  I’m always amazed what a couple weeks of clean eating can do to reverse some of the abuse we throw at our bodies.  The human body is a pretty cool thing.

Rather than just take a vacation from the blog, I thought posting some detox-friendly recipes might be helpful to some of you out there in cyberspace, whether you’re doing a cleanse yourself or just looking for some healthy recipes.  I won’t be cooking from one specific country, but I’ll definitely still be looking abroad for flavor inspiration.  There will be drinks, salads, soups, main dishes and dessert.  No Master Cleanse here- I still like to eat well.

I’ll be posting a lot of new recipes in the coming weeks, but I took a quick stroll through my archives and here are a couple healthy recipes that could potentially fit into your detox plan:

* Bissara- Moroccan Fava Bean Dip
* Carrot Curry
* Carrot, Ginger and Lime Juice (without the sugar, or substitute stevia)
* Coconut Chutney
* Coconut Rotti- Sri Lankan Coconut Rice Bread
* Fragrant Sri Lankan Rice
* Jamaican Rice and Peas
* Jicama Salad with Cilantro and Lime
* Mejadra- Israeli Rice with Lentils
* Red Date and Walnut Sticky Rice
* Tomato and Watermelon Salad

And don’t worry, in a couple weeks I’ll be back to my normal posting in a new country.

Note: For all of those looking for more detox-friendly recipes, check the updated list of  Detox recipes from my Recipe Index.    Happy Cleansing!

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3 Responses to “Hello… Detox?”

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    Digital Printing — August 3, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I will be waiting for your next posts especially your Jamaican Rice and peas. I always appreciate healthy recipes. Delicious + nutritious= perfect!


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    CATE — August 3, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Thanks! Just an FYI, I already posted the Jamaican Rice and Peas recipe… just follow the link :)


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    myhappyhappenings — August 4, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I would love to experiment with a healthy way to detox. I look forward to your posts!


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