Slim Down Detox Salad (From Our NEW e-Cookbook)

Eating this salad is like taking a cool shower on a hot day: cleansing, refreshing and totally revitalizing.

It’s 90 degrees as we type and all we can think about is diving into some crisp lettuce crunchy sprouts, creamy avocado and tart grapefruit.  So we wanted to share one of our summer staples: The Slim Down Detox Salad.

It’s the perfect salad on a steamy day, whenever you need to banish the belly bloat and great for getting back on track after a cray-cray weekend.

This salad is delicious and detoxifying and it’s just one of the many amazing recipes you’ll find in our new cookbook {Healthy} Cooking Camp: {Healthy} Cooking Basics.  Click the link to get more info on that!

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Slim Down Detox Salad
Servings: 2
Time: 10 minutes

  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach or arugula, cleaned and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • Handful of chopped dandelion greens
  • Sprouts (any kind will work, our fave is sunflower sprouts)
  • 1⁄4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 grapefruit, supremed
  • 8 small red radishes, sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup roughly chopped parsley

Dressing

  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey, preferably raw
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Directions

Supreme your grapefruit – remove peel and cut out grapefruit segments. Save membrane and peels to squeeze juice for dressing.

Begin building your salad by layering spinach, dandelion greens and sprouts. Add grapefruit segments, radishes, parsley and avocado slices.

Drizzle salad dressing over salad and finish by sprinkling pumpkin seeds.

To make salad dressing

Squeeze the remaining grapefruit juice from membrane and peels into a bowl.

Add in honey and whisk.

Drizzle olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and continue to whisk until it’s all incorporated.

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Our Favorite Cookbooks Right Now

As constant cookers (is that a word?  Quinn’s grandma says it, so let’s roll with it) we are constantly looking for new and fresh ideas.

Sometimes divine inspiration strikes when strolling through the grocery store or farmer’s markets, but sometimes we need to take it up a notch and seek it out at a stellar farm-to-table restaurant or in a kickass cookbook…

And our video below is all about the latter!  Watch to see our current faves for getting our “foodbrain” juices flowing and make sure to stay tuned until the end because we have a special announcement.

We created our own cookbook!

We are SO freaking excited to announce the arrival of our new baby, {Healthy} Cooking Camp’s {Healthy} Basics Cookbook!

It includes over 30 of our most tried and true recipes for mind-blowingly delicious, healthy food, and features some of our signature dishes that can only be found in this cookbook, like:

  • No-Bake Brownie
  • HCC Grab-n-Go Bar
  • Gorgeous Glazed Salmon
  • Mmm mmm Miso Pesto
  • Free Up Your Fridge Frittata

This is the perfect cookbook for someone who wants to start cooking healthier food but needs to know exactly where to begin. 

We totally break it down so you know exactly how many servings each recipe yields, how long it will take AND for each recipe we include 5 suggested “swaps” so you can play around with the ingredients and really make these recipes feel like your own.

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To purchase our brand new cookbook, click here!  

We hope you’ll add {Healthy} Cooking Camp’s: Healthy Basics Cookbook to your list of favorites too.

And a quick lil favor, we would reeeeeally appreciate if you could help us spread the word about our new cookbook so click here tell all your tweeps!  Think of all the recipes you and your friends can make together!  (And as we can tell you, together is oh so fun.)

We’d also love to know, what are your other favorite cookbooks for culinary inspiration?  Please share in the comments!

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News You Can Use: All About the Mediterranean Diet

It’s awesome news when we find out that foods we already love are also super good for us (and they miiiight even help you live forever)!

When this new study came out (and the NYTimes pimped it out) we couldn’t help but share the news–and our best Mediterranean Diet recipes with you guys!

It turns out that eating a diet full of fatty fish, nuts, seeds, tons of fresh fruits and veggies, plus plenty of good fats like extra virgin olive oil and avocado can prevent heart disease, heart attacks and strokes by up to 30%.  Like, whoa.

Robyn wrote awesome piece all about it for Seamless.com.  Did you know that she’s their national health consultant and official health coach?  We’re so proud!

Love yourself by cooking for yourself, {tweet that!} and start with these winning recipes this week!

Gorgeous Glazed Salmon

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You know when you have someone coming over and you really want to dazzle them with deliciousness but you just don’t have time to get all Julia Child and spend the day in the kitchen?  Yeah, we do too.  That’s why we have this ace in the hole of a recipe.  So simple to execute and it will impress your freind/ date/ in-laws/ boss every time!

White Bean Hummus996

Who doesn’t love hummus?  It works as a dip or spread, heck, we even throw a dollop on our veggies and grains!  The problem?  All those store bought ones can be full of chemicals and preservatives.  Did you know that making hummus at home only takes 5 minutes?  Yup!  Follow our basic recipe and feel free to switch up your bean from time to time.  No need to stay in the garbanzo box.  Branch out, friends!  Try it with cannelloni beans and let us know what you think in the comments! 
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This is one of our favorite go-to recipes because it’s so simple yet so flavorful.  Add in whatever veggies you have around (we suggest lots of tomatoes, onions, olives, avocados) and dig in.

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