Megan Gilmore known by her followers as The Detoxinista loves her vegetables and includes them in every meal category from appetizers to main dishes and even in desserts like her Raw Cheesecake! I’ve been making her recipes and adapting some of my own based on hers since before the release of her first book. Everyday Detox in 2015. All of her savory soups (Carrot Ginger) and main meals (Quinoa Mushroom Burger) were a hit and the family ADORES her Chocolate Pecan Crumble Bars renamed as “Magic Bars” as well as the cheesecake that I’ve made some slight changes to make it stand higher.
The theme of her second book. No Excuses Detox, is so well laid out that I have been recommending it since the release in early 2017. She gives some basic nutritional advice, kitchen lifestyle and time-saving tips plus a Beginner Meal Plan and Shopping List. The recipes are all quick and easy to make (many is less than 30 minutes) plus budget friendly and noted $1.63 per serving for example although the Grahams all tend to eat a 2 serving size portion, so I often add more vegetables to a dish or double ingredients.
Most of the dinner and salad recipes are flexible and user friendly. Baking is more of a “science” then an “art” so stay true to those recipes like the Morning Glory Snack Muffins. The Skillet Breakfast Hash has become a weekly dinner favorite for me because I can have dinner served in 20 minutes after teaching an evening yoga class. I’ve added chopped zucchini to the recipe and increased the pepper and onion from a half to a whole. I usually use a large bag of shredded cabbage from Sam’s Club or two from Trader Joe’s to save prep time. I’ve added goat cheese to the eggs (increase to 6 or more) some nights and not on others. I’m sure the chopped chives would be a lovely addition, but it just hasn’t happened for me.
Both books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, plus her website and Instagram have links to additional recipes. My hope is she gets you into the kitchen and is a support to see how easy it is to eat real whole foods with a little guidance and “how to”.