I received a free copy of Clean Cuisine Dinners for purposes of this review. As always, everything here is written by me, and reflects my honest opinion 🙂
When I first started Homemade for Elle, it was created for the purpose of eliminating more bad things from my environment and diet, and providing a healthier home for my family. A big component of that philosophy was eating a clean(er) diet, and I have shaped, molded and refined what I believe is a clean diet, over the past 3 years since launching this blog.
Eating clean isn’t a fad, or a weight-loss method (although, people who follow a clean-eating lifestyle will likely lose weight), it is truly a way of living. It is making the decision, each day, to provide your body with real substance, nourishment and goodness for your body to thrive. It is rejecting the “norm” of American culture, saying no to fast-food, processed food, ready-made meals in exchange for food your body recognizes. I am passionate about clean eating and real food, for myself and especially for my children.
I got an email a few weeks back from Ivy Larson, author of Clean Cuisine Dinners, asking if I would like to review her new ebook. She shared a little about her philosophies and her book, and I enthusiastically agreed to review her ebook and share it with you guys, because I knew you would be as excited to learn about it as I was.
About Clean Cuisine Dinners
Ivy’s journey to clean eating started early in her childhood, and blossomed after her diagnosis of MS. She has created an entertaining ebook full of a month’s worth of clean eating dinners, along with recipes and a weekly shopping list, so you can start your clean eating journey with ease.
Ivy believes that food should not only taste good, but it should taste amazing, and she uses flavorful herbs and fresh ingredients to make sure that you’ll love her recipes. Her ebook is full of great information to get you started on eating clean, including defining what clean eating is.
This is a wonderful starting point for someone who is interested in embarking on a journey into clean eating, and is not sure where to start. It is also a wonderful resource for people who have been eating clean for a while (like myself), but don’t have the time to meal plan and make grocery lists. All of the work is done for you! Plus, many recipes are accompanied by a beautiful photograph that’ll have you eager to taste that night’s dinner!
Ivy has agreed to let me share one of the recipes from her ebook, to give you an idea of what kind of recipes you can look forward to! You can buy your copy of Clean Cuisine Dinners, here, to get started on your path to good eating and a healthier lifestyle.
Simple Salad Combo with Creamy Avocado Dressing
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 tablespoon cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½-inch knob of ginger, peeled
- ½ cup parsley, chopped
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 cup water (add more if you want it a bit thinner)
- 4 tablespoons Nama Shoyu (or gluten-free soy sauce such as San-J brand)
- 2 cups “soft” lettuce (such as butterhead, oak leaf, mache or watercress), washed and coarsely chopped
- 2 cups “crunchy” lettuce (such as romaine, Belgian endive, or radicchio) washed and chopped
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- In a high-speed blender, add 1 of the avocados, oil, garlic, ginger, parsley, rice wine vinegar, water and Namu Shoyu (or gluten free soy sauce.) Process until smooth and creamy.
- Thinly slice the remaining one avocado. In a large mixing bowl toss the lettuce with the carrots. Pile the salad onto four plates and top with the thinly sliced avocado. Drizzle the avocado dressing on top.
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