The Goop - Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog (fun to read) talks about the detox program designed by D. Alejandro Junger. I do this program myself, and love it… but, the month-long program requires your commitment to ignore all temptations… and $425.00. I have the family recipe that promise to attract the blush of health - landing firmly, right on your lips.
Jean’s (My Mom)
1 CUP OLIVE OIL (start with 1/2 cup and add more oil as needed)
2 TABLESPOONS MINCED GARLIC
1 OR 2 DICED CARROTS
2 DICED CELERY STALKS
1 DICED ONION
1 SMALL BUNCH OF BROCCOLI (thinly sliced w/stalk peeled)
1/2 BUNCH CHOPPED SWISS CHARD (or Romaine)
1/2 BUNCH CAULIFLOWER (rough chopped)
2 CUPS ITALIAN GREEN BEANS
1/2 HEAD OF CABBAGE (Chopped)
2 BAY LEAVES
1 TEASPOON OREGANO (dried)
1/2 TEASPOON ROSEMARY (dried)
1/4 CUP FRESH SWEET BASIL (chopped)
3 QUARTS CHICKEN STOCK
2 CUPS TOMATO (chopped or puree)
2 SMALL POTATOES (diced)
2 CUPS PINTO BEAN
In a 5 – quart pot or Dutch oven saute garlic, carrot, celery, and onion together. Continue down the list of vegetables, adding one at a time until tender. Include seasoning.
Pour in 3 Quarts of Homemade Chicken Stock (clarified or not), tomato, pinto beans and potatoes.
Simmer 10 – 15 minutes – season with salt and pepper to taste – snip fresh parsley on top to finish.
May your eyes sparkle, you skin glow and remind the family no dessert until finished!
No Flu Zone…