Being the health advocate she is, it didn’t make sense to me that Kate Murphy, founder of Health Revolt, is always perfectly glowing. I wondered if she were secretly sneaking off to a few sessions on a tanning bed, but no way – no health savvy person would do that! The thing is, no matter how much sun we do or don’t get out here in western Montana, Kate’s skin really does glow…the one black and white photo on Health Revolt simply doesn’t do her justice. So I finally asked her about it. Her answer: carrot juice! I mean….lots of carrot juice. At one point I think Kate was drinking a gallon of the stuff daily.
Though there’s a lot to be said for the health benefits of going vegan, that’s not our path at Health Revolt. Kate and I both forego gluten, processed sugar, corn, and soy. She doesn’t eat dairy and I don’t eat much of it. But Oh She Glows is a terrific book, and Ms. Liddon has some great ideas I am pleased to recommend.
This morning I started with her “Soul Soothing African Peanut Stew” and spun it a bit my way. I love the amount of sweet potatoes here, but added carrots for Kate, and think it would taste even better if you switched out the stock for carrot juice. I didn’t have chickpeas, spinach or kale handy, but added quinoa for extra protein along with coconut milk for healthy fat. I topped it with chopped parsley, but cilantro would work just as well. A squeeze of lime would be nice on top too. Overall the recipe was easy to double and it came together in twenty minutes. It is hard to go wrong experimenting with a hearty, healthy stew. Happy 2016!