Most of us grew up on the "maple syrups" that came in the bottles shaped like a woman, or display a famous female "aunt", but did you know they are not actually maple syrup at all? They, in fact, do not even make that claim. They are labeled as "original syrup" or "pancake syrup" or "butter rich syrup" so - NOTHING maple - besides the artificial flavor. In fact, they contain no nutritional value whatsoever. You should avoid these at all costs. Check out the ingredient list for them below. (You can click the links to go to the site and see for yourself!) Aunt Jemima Ingredients: CORN … [Read more...] about The Sweet and Sticky Lowdown on Maple Syrup
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When trying to make healthier choices with sweeteners, many people will go to the grocery store and pick up honey as a sugar alternative. Local, raw honey is a wonderful way to sweeten your tea, make your own elderberry syrup, or you can use it to cook or bake, but don’t be fooled by the processed and pasteurized bottles on the grocery shelf. You can read this article from the Huffington Post for more details. (Think bear shaped plastic bottles.) You can usually find healthy, raw, local honey at a local farmers market or the health food store. I get mine in bulk and bring my own container – … [Read more...] about Thank You, Honey!
Perfect for cool mornings of Fall and Winter! 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 2 cups water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup fresh ricotta (optional) In a small saucepan, cover the quinoa with the water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender; about 15 minutes. Lightly fluff the quinoa with a fork and cover it again. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the almonds and … [Read more...] about Cranberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa
Apples and these special seasonings are nutritious and delicious making this a fabulous fall beverage! 1 gallon 100% organic unfiltered apple juice 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon whole cloves 3 whole cinnamon sticks 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg In 3-quart saucepan, heat ingredients to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Before serving, strain cider mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon, if desired. Serve hot. … [Read more...] about Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Try this delicious recipe to satisfy your pumpkin craving - the healthy way! Pumpkin Spiced Donuts 4 to 5 large Medjool dates (organic if you can find them), pits removed 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 6 eggs (organic pastured if you have) 4 Tablespoons canned coconut milk 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted – plus more for donut pan 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Optional Toppings: Coconut or organic pure cane sugar Coconut Butter Icing 1/4 cup coconut butter, melted Unsweetened Shredded … [Read more...] about Gluten-free Pumpkin Spiced Donuts
Searching for some new food ideas? This is a great and easy way to make a snack the whole family will enjoy!! It is best to get full to medium-sized, plump peppers as they are easier to stuff. Stuffed Sweet Peppers 10-12 Sweet Peppers of various colors 1 lb of ground beef or hot pork sausage 1 container of cream cheese Shredded cheddar cheese (optional) Signature Blend Seasoning Himalayan Pink Salt MCT oil Brown the meat with MCT oil, onion, Signature Blend, Himalayan salt, and fresh, crushed pepper. Soften the cream cheese before adding the meat mixture and stir together to … [Read more...] about Pick Some Pepper Poppers if you Please!!