I had grand intentions of getting a blog post up between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but I’m now convinced those days live in a time vortex, a Bermuda Triangle filled with good intentions and to-do lists. Instead, I visited family, slept in, ran a few errands, and prepared for our trip to Denver. No blog post to speak of in those few days – I’m just glad I remembered to shower.
Matt and I spent New Year’s and the surrounding days in downtown Denver. You can look back over my instagram photos for a true Denver recap, but New Year’s Eve looked like this:
We typically see a concert on NYE and this year was no different. When the balloons and confetti drop at midnight while the band starts a well-loved song…well, you can guess why we love it so much.
Now that we’re home though, it’s time to hit the reset button. The five days spent wining and dining in Denver were wonderful for the psyche but not as helpful to the wallet or waistline. I’ve had quite enough sugar and I can’t even tell you how excited I am by the thought of a kale salad.
Seriously, I can’t even believe I just typed that. But it’s true!
And while I could eat the kale salad at Cleveland Heath for every meal (oh, I could – here’s the recipe), I think the reset button may also apply to the old bank account as well. It’s a good thing then, that I tend to post detox recipes around this time of year.
Consider this a roundup of whole food, detoxification, resolution recipes. Bookmark and check back often, not just in January when the inspiration hits, but all year round when you find the need to detox arise (all that candy around Valentine’s Day, all those hot dogs and popsicles in June…).
White Bean and Kale Salad (pictured above)
- Winter Farro Salad
- Lentil Sweet Potato Soup
- Raw Autumn Salad
- Citrus Salad
- Acorn Squash and Kale Salad
- Sweet Potato Soup
- Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
- Kale Salad with Squash
- Butternut Squash Quinoa
And a few from around the web:
- Crispy Quinoa and Mole Sweet Potato Tacos – Naturally Ella
- Sesame Cucumber Carrot Salad – White on Rice Couple
- Black Eyed Pea and Collard Green Veggie Burger – Edible Perspective
- 5-Minute, No Bake Vegan Granola Bars – Food52
- Peanut Soba Noodle Bowl – Eat, Live, Run
- Rainbow Chard with Maple Vinegar Drizzle – Food52
- Shredded Vegetable Detox Salad – The Sweets Life
Have one to add to the list? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it!