“New Year’s Detox” Menu

New Year = New Year’s resolutions, which likely include taking better care of yourself! SuperFoods to the RESCUE (see we think of everything)! This Menu incorporates many of the SuperFoods, almost a Super Hero coming to your rescue:

“New Year’s Detox” main course demo

‘One take’ Cooking Videos so forgive any faux pas & yes I know that I talk too much at times!
PS: If you’re enjoying the ‘Menu Mood Music’, please remember to pause or mute it before watching this Main Course Demo—unless you’re really into multi-tasking!

“New Year’s Detox” recipes

This is the absolute best soup that I have ever tasted, hands-down!Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 81 ripe banana, unpeeled 1 small butternut squash (2...
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The best Quinoa Salad that I’ve ever tasted as well…and no, I’m not just saying that…true story!Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 6--Quinoa and Goji Berry...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 4--Warm Broccoli with Caramelized Shallots: 3 tablespoons walnuts, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: 1lb (1/2 kg) wild caught fresh salmon with the bones removed 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ tablespoon paprika ½ tablespoon zested...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: 4 servings2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (or fresh, even better yet) 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3 tablespoons whole-wheat or all-purpose...
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“New Year’s Detox” playlist

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Some music to get you in the mood!
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“New Year’s Detox” menu shopping list

BEGIN: Spiced Squash & Banana Soup topped with Pumpkin Seeds and Walnuts

  • 1 ripe banana, unpeeled
  • 1 small butternut squash (2 lbs)
  • ¼ c butter
  • 2 tbsp each: brown sugar, honey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp each: ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon
  • 1 c coconut milk
  • 3 ½ to 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (or lemon)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt or to taste
  • Garnish: 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted

FOLLOW: Quinoa and Goji Berry Salad

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • ¼ c toasted chopped pistachios
  • ½ cup goji berries
  • ¼ cup dried apricots
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 small apples (Macintosh or golden delicious), peeled and finely diced

ESCORT: Honey-Curry Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons red wine or cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest – ½ lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

FOLLOW: Warm Broccoli with Caramelized Shallots in a Lemon Garlic Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons walnut pieces
  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced shallots, thinly sliced (4-5 large shallots)
  • Sea Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cups broccoli (1 1/2 lbs.), cut into florets
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

FOLLOW: Coriander Crusted Salmon

  • 1lb (1/2 kg) fresh salmon with the bones removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon zested lemon peel
  • ½ tablespoon crushed coriander seeds
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • lemon

FINISH: Blueberry Crumble topped with Yogurt

  • 2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole-wheat or all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped almonds, or pecans
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

ESCORT: Hand-made Yogurt

  • 1 quart (32 ounces) of full fat sheep or cow’s milk (pasteurized)
  • 2 tablespoons of previously homemade yogurt or plain unflavored yogurt with active live cultures
  • 2 tablespoons of full fat milk (same type)