From Dr. Gillian McKeith's 7-day detox diet: taken directly from her book, You Are What You Eat.
After the first effort at this recipe, I made the following changes:
1. Only need 1 sweet potato; cut in half and steam until a fork easily passes through the meat of the sweet potato.
2. The recipe said "sliced" but the chunks are big. Instead, most of the veggies should be diced. Carrots should be grated.
3. Portions were huge; I cut the recipe down to 1/4 original ingredient amounts.
4. Simmer butternut squash until tender and mash with a spoon against the sides of the pan to make more of a "gravy".
1 sweet potato, steamed until soft, and mashed
1 can kidney beans, rinsed in a colander under cold running water and drained
1 cup diced butternut squash
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/2 cup diced zucchini
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced broccoli
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cups water
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp arrowroot
1. Heat water in a large saucepan. Add the butternut squash and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Mash squash to make a gravy).
2. Add the kidney beans, onion, and garlic, simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
3. Add the peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley. Add a little arrowroot to thicken.
4. Transfer into a pie dish, spread mashed sweet potato as a topping and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
Number of Servings: 4
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| current weight: 164.7