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Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Review of Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best

My Review

Great concept and some fabulous recipes but I'm a mom on a budget so I can't exactly focus on food for just me- because there are not too many recipes in this book the entire family will eat.

The whole wheat waffles with strawberries and yogurt we can do, my family loves waffles and the kids adore strawberries and yogurt so that one is a winner, the hard boiled egg with mustard is also winner, and many of the soups are a definite yes-but all the fish-no. My family doesn't eat fish (other than tuna). I know we should but no matter how it is cooked we can't get past the "fishiness" of it and believe me I've tried cooking it in numerous ways. It's always a big no. 

There are a few of the drinks, tonics and smoothies my family is willing to try so at least we have those but unfortunately for the most part this book is useless for my picky eating family.

The desserts- now those the family will love. It's always wonderful to have healthy dessert options and these ones are delicious esepecially all the dark chocolate recipes (I love dark chocolate). And the bananas and cocoa- simples and super easy. And the kids love the coconut water pops.


Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: 
Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best 
by Editors of Martha Stewart Living

It’s time to hit the reset button. This book emphasizes eating clean, whole, unprocessed foods as part of a primarily plant-based diet, with delicious and healthy recipes that make it easy to do just that. Refreshing juices and smoothies, savory snacks, protein-packed main dishes, and even delectable desserts will keep you satisfied all day long; among them are plenty of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergen-free options, each identified by helpful icons. Comprehensive, informative, and utterly satisfying, Clean Slate is the complete go-to guide for boosting your energy and feeling your best.

More than just a cookbook, Clean Slate, from the editors of Martha Stewart Living, provides you with the nutritionally sound information you need to shop for and prepare food that nourishes body and mind. You’ll find guidelines for restocking your pantry with whole grains, beans and legumes, lean proteins, and healthy fats; glossaries of the best sources of detoxifiers, antioxidants, and other health-boosting nutrients; and menus for a simple 3-day cleanse and a 21-day whole-body detox, with easy-to-follow tips and strategies for staying on track.

Get inspired by more than 160 beautifully photographed recipes organized into action-focused chapters, including: 

Replenish: Get off to a good start
Whole-Wheat Waffles with Strawberries and Yogurt; 
Poached Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes

Reboot: Drink to your health
Grapefruit, Carrot, and Ginger Juice;
Green Machine Smoothie

Recharge: Load up on vegetables
Roasted Mushroom Tartines with Avocado; 
Steamed Vegetable Salad with Macadamia Dressing 

Reenergize: Choose your snacks wisely
Warm Spinach-White Bean Dip; 
Trail Mix with Toasted Coconut

Restore: Make meals with substance
Wild Salmon, Asparagus, and Shiitakes in Parchment; 
Grilled Chicken with Cucumber, Radish, and Cherry Tomato Relish

Relax: Have a little something sweet
Dark Chocolate Bark with Hazelnuts; 

Berry-Almond Crisp


Available at Amazon


About the Authors:

Editors of Martha Stewart Living - Clean Slate 

For more than twenty years, the food editors and chefs in the kitchens of MARTHA STEWART LIVING have been producing bestselling cookbooks, including Meatless, Everyday Food: Light, Power Foods, and Martha Stewart’s Cooking School.

MARTHA STEWART is America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher and the author of more than eighty books on cooking, entertaining, crafts, homekeeping, gardens, weddings, and decorating.


 "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

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