This guilt-free treat takes truffles to a healthier place using pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and figs for additional protein and fiber. Raw cacao is a good source of magnesium. Peppermint oil is healing and soothing to digestion.
Healing spices aid digestion and help ease constipation and gas. Orange oil helps digest fats. Adapt this recipe to fit your dietary needs. If you don’t eat coconut, enjoy these truffles plain or roll them in ground sunflower seeds or a cinnamon/cardamom blend.
Traditional “Dirty Rice” gets its name from the addition of a ground meat like chicken liver or gizzards. This version uses mushrooms for a cleaned-up version with lots of great flavor and nutrition. The addition of red beans creates a balanced protein for a vegan entrée with holiday flair.
Make your meal stand out with a variety of tasty side dishes that keep your dinner interesting and your guests asking for seconds. From colorful vegetable-based dishes to satisfying stuffings, these recipes are guaranteed to make every-one at the table happy.
Making your own beef bone broth is not difficult. The key is to use high-quality ingredients (grass-fed beef and fresh, organic vegetables) and to have the proper cooking equipment (a large stainless steel or ceramic-lined cast iron stockpot, a strainer, a ladle and storage containers) on hand. Consider making a large batch and freezing it in 1- to 2-quart glass containers and BPA-free ice cube trays for easy access when you need it.
Homemade bone broth is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and trace minerals, as well as valuable nutrients like collagen. Regular consumption of bone broth is said to reduce inflammation, ease achy joints and promote healthy bones, hair and nails. Gelatin, abundant in bone broth, has been associated with gut wellness by physicians as far back as Hippocrates. Bone broth also contains glycine, an amino acid that aids in liver function. Regular consumption of bone broth may be a soothing safeguard against colds and flu viruses.
It boosts nutrients anywhere a savory liquid is required. Consume it to help strengthen bones and heal digestion. Always use organic vegetables and bones from animals fed high-quality feed and humanely raised in pesticide-free, herbicide-free pastures. This recipe may be doubled or tripled, depending on the size of your pot. For turkey bone broth, replace the chicken pieces with turkey.
Unlike other fermented beverages, such as kombucha and kefir, shrubs don’t require an added starter or culture; they simply mature over time in the refrigerator to the flavor depth that you decide. The syrup is used to flavor beverages (such as adult cocktails and non-alcoholic mocktails), to jazz up vinaigrettes and to drizzle as a tasty sweet-tart sauce over ice cream, pancakes and waffles.
Heart-healthy hibiscus mixed with antioxidant-rich cherries and star anise make a refreshing gluten-free beverage. Pour this gluten-free syrup over ice, drizzle it over your favorite ice cream or enjoy it by the spoonful.
Cinnamon and cardamom transform apples, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar into a soothing gluten-free syrup. Enjoy this shrub in beverages and by the spoonful. The apples become slightly pickled; they can be eaten alone, combined with sweet potatoes or winter squash or added to cooked red cabbage for a sweet-tart dish.