We’re continuing with the healthy eating plan as set out in the 10 day detox book by Dr. Hyman. We’re still enjoying the food very much and have started to experiment a bit with some of our own recipes. I found some dairy-free cheese in the supermarket on Tuesday and we had some grated over our gluten-free pasta dish last night. Both the cheese and the pasta were delicious. The pasta I used was made from rice and quinoa and tasted just like normal pasta. Definitely a good result.
We’ve been making some of the other meals from the detox book, and the cookbook by the same author. I’ve also done a couple of recipes from the internet using the same principles. I thought I’d show a few of our favourites.
I cannot tell you how much I love the turkey meatloaf. It’s made with minced turkey, pecans and spinach and is just delicious. It’s great cold the next day too. I take it to work to have with my salad. For dinner we had it with roast Brussels sprouts and a cauliflower mash. No potatoes, just cauli and apple. Very, very nice.
We’ve had this a few times. The red chilli pesto is amazing. I usually make extra so I have some to take to work to have over my salad. Lots of yummy veggies with this meal.
Stephen had started demanding some lamb so I found this recipe in the book. I’d never heard of pomegranate molasses before but found some in Waitrose. The lamb turned out beautifully as did the slow-roasted veg. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten such a huge selection of veg before. We’re cooking so many different types and in lots of different ways.
I love salmon and have loved all the different recipes with it. This was cooked with the pomegranate molasses. Well, I have a whole bottle of it so I needed more recipes using it. I’m liking it very much as it adds a lovely flavour.
I’ve never really eaten asparagus or pak choi before but I’m making up for lost time now. Yum!
Ratatouille is something that I haven’t had before, mainly because I wasn’t sure if I liked aubergine. I didn’t like the look of it, to be honest. We’re both trying foods that we haven’t liked, or haven’t tried before though so I thought I’d make the ratatouille, especially as Tree recommended it. It was delicious. I’m definitely going to be making it again, and in a bigger batch so I have some to freeze. This lot did us two dinners. We had it with a nice piece of salmon on one day, and with turkey meatballs the next.
I’m still feeling the benefits of this new and improved diet. I’m getting fewer migraines still, and I think they’re getting less frequent by the week. I have so much energy. I can’t believe how good I feel. All of which is a massive incentive to carry on with it. I’ve got a few more interesting recipes planned for the weekend. I’m hoping my order of spices arrives soon as I want to cook up a huge pot of chilli. I have another recipe for that nice pomegranate molasses too. Fingers crossed it comes out as good as the lamb one did.
I’m thinking I may start taking the food photos with a proper camera instead of my phone. It’s handy using the WordPress app to upload straight from my phone but if I use a camera, it’ll be easier to lob the photos into Elements so I can tweak them a bit. Some look a bit washed out in this post. I can only assure you that they did look yummy, smell yummy and taste delicious 🙂