Clean and Free is a long-term solutionto eating and feeling well. It enables you to free yourself from bad food habits, and enjoy balanced and delicious meals.
And here’s the magic. The solution is in the feasting!
Rebecca’s program is not about deprivation, portion control or pricy meal replacements. It is about relishing real foods that meet your specific needs. That’s why Clean and Free goes the distance and supports your life-long health.
Newly and Fully Revised & Expanded
* 37 Recipes
• 3 Weeks of Menu Plans
Since 1995 Rebecca has successfully used this material with many hundreds of students and clients. First available in 2007 as the ebook, Detox and Cleanse it has reached a global market. As her readers and clients offered their successes and challenges, Rebecca further refined and enlarged the text. Her thoroughly tested program delivers lasting results.
Upon purchase, Clean and Free will be emailed to you within 24-hours to print and/or read electronically.
Below you’ll find a excerpt, a sample recipe for Honey Fried Asian Pears and the Recipe Index.
Congratulations on proactively taking charge of your health! People clean up their diets for all kinds of reasons. Perhaps you tire easily, suspect a food sensitivity or allergy, need to lose weight, have cloudy thinking or ongoing health problems, or are experiencing a serious illness. You’re ready to change your diet for the better.
By clearing your diet of problematic foods and eating well you can then pinpoint the causes of your health complaints. This information is invaluable. Remaining in the fuzzy zone of “I may have a sensitivity” gives you permission to be wishy-washy with your diet, and as a result you don’t feel better and your symptoms increase. Whether you’ll need to eliminate problematic foods for a short time or the long haul, doing so enables your body to heal itself and function at its best.
Is your notion of a clean diet a fast of mostly juices and salads? Such a diet might help you to feel better temporarily, but it’s not nutritionally sound. Eating unbalanced meals are a prescription for hunger and bingeing on trigger foods that cause cravings. This puts you in a yo-yo situation—starve and then indulge–which is both frustrating and hard on your health.
Or perhaps you’ve followed the popular—but mistaken—idea of what the popular media calls a “healthy” diet: low fat, a little chicken or fish, and attempting to fill up on salads and fruit. But the problem is that you’re not satisfied, and you still haven’t pinpointed your trigger foods. Despite your hard efforts, your health issues are increasing; you’re hungry and find yourself frequently nibbling on chocolate and more baked goods than you’d like to admit, and before long it’s junk food for lunch again.
Preparing for Success
Reality check: Food sensitivities, particularly to gluten and dairy, have reached a critical mass, and if you’re reading this, it’s possible that you, too, have a food sensitivity. You are in good company: More people than ever are unable to eat these suspected trigger foods, and “gluten free” and “dairy free” have become familiar phrases in today’s vocabulary (even the neighborhood pizza joint is likely to boast a gluten-free pie option). And when untreated, some people’s sensitivities expand into other foods such as grains, soy, nuts (including peanuts and coconut), and seeds. I’ll go into this more later. When we have food sensitivities, our digestion is compromised and it’s difficult to take in the nutrition we need. So the obvious solution is to eliminate food sensitivities in order to and rebuild.
On the flipside, people more easily digest vegetables, fruit, and meat. And we love these foods! Let’s face it: It’s easier to stick to a diet when it’s all about real foods that we love. That’s why they are the basis of Clean and Free. While you are eliminating food sensitivities, you will be strengthening your body with protein-rich and satisfying meat dishes, whole grains (if allowed on your plan) and starchy vegetables, and copious greens. They are the building blocks of a new, ed, energetic you that’s free of food cravings. This program provides guidelines that you can use for the rest of your life. You won’t have to diet again—your weight will find its equilibrium when you are fully nourished, even while eating meat and nothing with the words “low-fat” on the label. You’re on a new page. Good riddance to the cycle of nasty deprivation diet followed by yet another indulgence swing.
Clean and Free is unique because while you’re enjoying an abundance of nurturing foods, you eliminate those that are taxing you. It gives your system a break from foods that compromise your health. Some ingredients (like fructose and artificial sweeteners) are universally problematic and some (like wheat and dairy) are common allergens. Perhaps you’re wondering if you can really fully while eating meat. My answer: If your digestion is currently challenged by food sensitivities, the protein in meat is easier to assimilate than the protein in dairy or wheat, even grains and beans. (In fact, many people have major problems digesting grains and beans; I’ll talk about this later.) I invite you to experiment.
The first recipe I made from your book was the Honey-Fried Asian Pears. It tasted so good—like a desert from a nice restaurant! This was very inspiring for me. Since then, I’ve been gradually trying your other recipes. I realize that I am able to make them—and they all taste amazing. Now I’m really enjoying both cooking and eating. —Jane, Massachusetts
Honey-Fried Asian Pears
Here’s a lush treat that’s ready in under 10 minutes. Simply sauté Asian pear slices with a little honey. While the fruit softens, the honey caramelizes, making an exquisite sauce—with only one pot to clean! Red palm oil turns the pear into a beautiful golden color.
1 large ripe Asian pear
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive or palm oil
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon grated lemon or orange zest
Freshly grated nutmeg
Cut the pear in half and remove the stem and seeds (and the peel, if desired). Cut into ½-inch slices.
Warm the oil, honey, cinnamon, and lemon zest in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring to blend. Lay the pear slices into the oil mixture and cook for about 4 minutes, until soft on one side. Turn and cook until soft on the other side and the honey thickens, turns a shade darker, and lightly caramelizes.
Divide the pear slices and their sauce between 2 dessert plates. Garnish with nutmeg.
Variation: Use apple, pear, or fresh pineapple slices or a firm fruit of your choice in place of the pear.
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Sautéed Carrots with Flash-Cooked Kale, 47
Chard Balsamico, 48
Bok Choy and Snow Pea Stir-Fry, 48
Garlicky Mustard Greens, 49
Dijon Brussels Sprouts, 49
Instant Two-Cabbage Salad, 50
Crimson Carrot Salad, 51
Ruby Sauerkraut with Caraway, 51
Sautéed Dulse in a Minute, 52
Jicama Marinated in Lime and Chili Powder, 53
Nori and Cucumber Wedges, 53
Protein Dishes, 54
Perfect Pot of Beans, 55
Lima Bean Soup with Kale, 56
Thick Dhal with Mustard Seeds, 58
Orange-Glazed Salmon Kebabs, 58
Halibut Steamed over Collards and Pimento, 58
Restorative Tonic, 58
Easy Chicken Soup with Extras, 60
Beef Gulyás (Goulash), 60
Buffalo Chili, 61
Simple Seared Steak, 62
Honey-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks, 63
Romaine Wraps, 63
Country Sausage Patties, 64
Complex Carbohydrates (Whole Grains and Starchy Vegetables), 65
Creamy (Dairy-Free) Mashed Potatoes, 65
Best Waffle, 65
Curried Butternut Squash Soup, 67
Baked Winter Squash, 68
Steamed Beets, 68
Buckwheat Polenta, 71
Marc’s Energy Bars, 72
Honey-Fried Asian Pears, 73
Maple Sunflower Candy, 74