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Clean enough : get back to basics and leave room for dessert
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Guy-Hamilton, the food director for the Equinox Fitness chain, combines her pastry chef roots (she trained at Spago) with health expertise in this solid guide to balanced healthy eating without going "too green and too clean" or "demonizing treats." Her journey from "pastry maven to kale queen" led to develop her "Clean Enough" philosophy: a sustainable approach to optimum health and "food freedom" from which dairy, fish, meat, tofu, and refined sugars are absent. The 100+ recipes use the highest-quality organic ingredients possible, including fats (coconut, olive oil); vegan proteins (legumes, seeds, nuts); fermented products (miso, sauerkraut); slow-release starches (whole grains, sweet potatoes, quinoa); vegetables; and fruit-based sugar substitutions. There are healing tonics (Green Pow Wow Smoothie, with spinach and cashew milk) and morning breakfast bowls (Luxury Granola with apricots, dates, oranges, and pistachios) along with simple greens and a vegetable bibimbap. Guy-Hamilton's passion for baked treats is apparent, with over half the recipes showcasing desserts such as a chocolate banana whiskey torte and meringues, to which she devotes an entire chapter. Home cooks will be bolstered by Guy-Hamilton's accessible, non-restrictive recipes. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Over 100 Whole-Food, Best-In-Class Recipes to Set You On the Path to Food Freedom <br> <br> Pastry chef Katzie Guy-Hamilton was living her dream--traveling worldwide to represent Max Brenner chocolate--but her whirlwind lifestyle began taking a toll on her health. She started down the path to wellness by eating clean, but soon realized something essential was missing . . . dessert!<br> <br> Today, Katzie cooks and eats "clean enough"--a more forgiving (and fun) approach that serves up equal helpings of healthful, effortless entrées and satisfying treats, all made with natural, whole ingredients and accessible techniques. Ranging from Blistered Miso Sweet Potatoes and Green Fava Baked Eggs, to Generous Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Pan di Spagna, the 100+ recipes in Clean Enough are designed to strike a delicious balance between savory and sweet; to be enjoyed on a busy weeknight, leisurely Sunday, or in the company of friends.<br> <br> Katzie's refreshing attitude toward health is a welcome reminder that there's space in every day for broccoli and bread, mango and meringue. After all, eating clean is only half of living well--and you deserve enough to thrive.
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