Detox Day One:

Curried Butternut Squash Stew

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I get to eat this delicious stew during Detox? Yum!

I have always loved food and cooking. I still remember my very first Peanut’s Cook Book and making Lucy’s Lemon Squares for my dad every Father’s Day.

When I became a nurse, I started learning more about the link between food and health. But it wasn’t until I became a mom that I started thinking of food as medicine. We lead such busy lives that committing to healthy habits can be a real challenge. Believe me, I know first-hand! To stay consistent, I created a healthy eating system for me and my family that was a practical, holistic way to eat well and enjoy life’s pleasures.

If you are looking for a personalized, healthy eating plan that actually works for you and your family’s busy lifestyle and budget, you are in the right place. Follow these three simple steps:

I get to eat THIS during Detox? Yum!

Delicious. Healthy. Fast!

First: make this Curried Butternut Squash Stew — It’s what your body craves and if you use the frozen butternut squash, you can whip it together in 20 minutes!

Curried Butternut Squash Stew
Love this – so simple, great to freeze


  • 1 Tbs coconut oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 cups frozen butternut squash or fresh, cubed
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ pound bok choy, chopped


In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion with salt, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in ginger, curry powder and cayenne; cook for 1 minute. Add coconut milk and water; bring to a boil. Add butternut squash; simmer until tender, 15 minutes. Add tomato and bok choy; simmer 2 minutes. Season to taste.

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Next: Sign-up for my Spring Blitz Detox & Renew Workshop — Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:30pm in Winchester, online or schedule a private session

It’s the perfect place to learn how to put into action the simple strategies that will be the foundation for creating your own healthy eating plan.

Spring Blitz Denise

Last: Attend my upcoming Meal Planning 101 & Pantry Detox: Wednesday, April 9th in Winchester

Learn to quickly put together healthy meals for you and your family — This is great for those who can feel challenged in the kitchen 🙂

Go from this .... to This!

Go from this ….                                                                                            to This!

So there you go: I have given you a recipe to start you on your way to a healthy, energized life. Take advantage of these great opportunities to create a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.

What will you do today to unleash your own energized body for life? If you are ready, I’m here to help!

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Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.10.36 PMNourish today for a healthy tomorrow.

— Denise

Meet us at the Taste!

Come visit me at the Taste of Winchester, this Friday, 7-10pm at the Griffin Museum of Photography!

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