Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Nourishing "Food Lover's Cleanse" Dinner

After all the holiday indulging, I was seriously craving some healthy eats, and was on a mission to cook a really wholesome, nutritious dinner.  Flipping through my new issue of Bon Appetit, I noticed a section titled "Food Lovers Cleanse," which I've heard about from my friend, Meg who did the whole thing for the past two years.  Not sure if I have the diligence and discipline to do all that, but I've started with one recipe, and I have to say it was mighty delicious.

Cod fish, the main part of this meal was a milky, flaky fish that I seasoned with a home rub of paprika, cayenne pepper and sea salt.  I pressed the sea salt deep into the fish, so it wouldn't slip out and so it'd flavor it well.  There were two tasty sides that went along with the fish including a deeply flavored lemon Swiss chard, which was really amazing (not bitter at all), and a pistachio quinoa that tasted earthy and really fulfilling.  We felt great (and pretty full) after this meal, which was nicely enjoyed with a homemade hot toddy.  Hope you like it too!

Cod with Swiss Chard, Olives and Lemon, as seen in the pages of Bon Appetit
Red Quinoa with Pistachios, as seen in the pages of Bon Appetit

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