Eating Clean: Book Review + Giveaway!

Eating Clean: Book Review + Giveaway!



One of our favorite healthy Instagrammers (that's a word, right?), Amie of The Healthy Apple just released her very first cookbook – Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. This book is a reflection of how Amie healed herself from a decade of chronic illnesses and it’s filled with over 200 detox-approved, plant-based recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, eggs, corn and processed ingredients. Sounds fantastic, right?! After diving right into her book, we were hooked! Not only is it filled with healthy and totally satisfying recipes, but the very first chapter provides us with many different ways on "How To Detox Your Diet and Your Life." We were thrilled to see Zoe Organics as one of her "Amie-approved" beauty skincare brands (see page 380)!



We have teamed up with Amie for an awesome giveaway, so stick around! But before getting to that, we are sharing one of our favorite recipes from her book, Golden Bell Pepper Soup. 



{Text excerpted from EATING CLEAN, © 2016 by AMIE VALPONE. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.} 

Golden Bell Pepper Soup

Serves 6 to 8

Dipping your spoon into this bell pepper–sweet potato combo is like dipping into a bowl of sunshine. It’s stunning—and the perfect antidote to a gloomy winter’s day. This soup also freezes well, so if you’re not serving a crowd, store the leftovers for a later date (or make a double batch). I like to enjoy this soup accompanied by my Massaged Kale Salad with Spicy Hazelnuts.


¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
½ small onion, diced
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 celery stalk, diced
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 yellow, red and/or orange bell peppers, chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
3 teaspoon finely chopped fresh marjoram
1 recipe Gluten-Free Herbed Croutons, for garnish
Sliced avocado, for garnish; optional
Finely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish; optional
Drizzle Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce, for garnish; optional


In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes. Add the bell peppers and cook until soft, about 6 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and broth. Season with salt and black pepper, cover the pot, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and add the marjoram. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Let the soup cool slightly, and then, in batches, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. If needed, thin the soup with water. Adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper if necessary. Return the soup to the pot to keep warm until serving. Serve garnished with the Herbed Croutons and, if desired, the avocado and cilantro on top and Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce on the side. 


Now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will win a copy of Eating Clean - The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body and a $50.00 gift certificate to Enter below! Good luck!

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Comments on this post (2)

  • Mar 16, 2016


    — Tiffany Hughes

  • Mar 16, 2016

    Sounds fab! I suffer with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and so need to get rid! It’s so debilitating and has ruined my life for the last 3 years now ?

    — Karen Anderson

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