While healthy is trendy, most people would shy away from investing in a detox-type cookbook. However, this book is brilliant in its approach to healthy eating and is well worth the cash! Gilmore’s recipes are flavorful, colorful, and interesting. If you are looking to change your lifestyle, become healthier in your everyday eating, or simply add to your already clean eating repertoire, this is a book for you!
Everyday Detox is full of preservative free, chemical free, fresh recipes. There is no catch here. Everything from pizza, coffee creamer, salad dressings and even cupcakes WITH frosting is included in this beautifully photographed book! I never speak so highly of a book without having tested a recipe or two. Last night I prepared Gilmore’s Roasted Vegetable Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette and her Strawberry Lime Sorbet.
1 lb asparagus spears
12 ounces frozen artichoke hearts thawed (a little hard to find unless you have a “nice” grocery store)
3 Roma tomatoes sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 tbsp melted coconut oil (honestly, I used olive oil)
2 heads romaine lettuce chopped
1 roasted red bell pepper chopped
1 ripe avocado
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp finely minced shallot
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp water
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with foil or parchment paper. Toss asparagus, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts in oil. Place them in a single layer on baking sheet and salt them. Bake for 30 minutes.
While veggies are baking, throw vinaigrette ingredients in a blender. A good blender is priceless!! Blend until smooth.
Place chopped romaine on plates, top with cooked veggies, roasted red pepper, dressing, and avocado.
I added zucchini to my roasted veggies and it was the perfect addition. This salad was SO SO GOOD!!! You could easily top this salad with chicken or fish, but I don’t think it needs it. The roasted veggies are amazing on their own!
What is dinner without dessert?? I was so excited to find a sorbet recipe in Everyday Detox. I am a sucker for sorbet and I can eat my weight in it. This recipe for Strawberry Lime Sorbet is easy and so very delicious.
1 lb frozen strawberries
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water, or more if needed to blend well
Dump all of your ingredients in a food processor with the ‘S” blade.
Pulse until smooth. I did need a little extra water.
This was so tasty! My family of four pigged out and we still had leftovers to freeze. (which I finished off when my kids went to bed!)
The sorbet comes out soft and just sweet enough to feel like a real dessert.
I highly recommend Everyday Detox to anyone who is looking to expand their healthy recipe collection or for someone who is just starting a healthy lifestyle.
About the author: Megan Gilmore is the creator and recipe developer behind Detoxinista.com, a website that makes healthy living easier and more accessible.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher and Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. I have not been compensated for my review and all opinions are my own.