If you saw yesterday’s post, you know that today this food and wine girl started a new regime (aka “a cleanse”). The program I’m taking part in is called New Year/New Rules and it’s 15 days of lots of good healthy food , but no gluten, dairy, sugar or alcohol. (!!)
I was thrilled when I made the first recipe out of the packet that Katie and Megan (the nutritionists of Prescribe Nutrition who collaborated to develop the program) sent participants. It was this Beet Greens Chopped Salad with Lemon-y Tahini Dressing which turned out to be the perfect lunch.
In the recipe’s preamble, Katie and Megan tell us that beets and beet greens,are “extraordinarily nutritious – particularly cleansing for the liver….so potentially a good match for post New Year shenanigans” (mmm-hmmm. Are you looking at me?)
I’ve always loved beets – add quinoa, avocado and pepitas and I figured this was the just the place to jump in.
The accompanying Lemon Tahini Dressing (K + M call it Everyday Tahini Dressing) will certainly become a staple. I can imagine it on all kinds of dishes, not just salads but certainly drizzled over roasted vegetables, or even as a dip. Of course it’s wide open for interpretation, for instance I added more lemon juice for zing.
Day One of the new regime is well underway and so far, so good. In fact, this doesn’t seem nearly unpleasant enough to actually be a cleanse! Then again, it will soon be wine time…