Posts by: Elise Schwartz

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

**  THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED AND MOVED ** Now available for download:  Mother’s Day e-Book Menu Planner Complete with recipes for brunch, lunch, or dinner.  Desserts, sweet treats, savory main course options, drinks, and more!  Impress your mom with a healthy, flavorful meal in her honor!  I have specifically designed recipes around Mother’s Day…

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Fresh Dressing Ideas

Most salad dressings are composed of a mix of a fat and an acid  (usually in a 1:2 ratio).  The fat is usually oil and the acid vinegar, but here are some other ideas to break thru the box.  The fat can be nuts or nut butter.  The acid could be lemon or fruit juice. …

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Gluten-FREE Apple Crumb Pie

I was just going to post this recipe, simple and delicious as it is.  But I wanted to add a little bit on waxed paper, as I recommend utilizing it for the crust of this scrumptious pie.  I highly recommend switching over to an all natural waxed paper.  You can look up various brands online…

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Healing Cuisine’s Homemade Ketchup

Use organic ingredients to make this home made ketchup with no sodium, no sugar, and no chemicals.  Perfect for the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans! Healing Cuisine’s Homemade KetchupMakes 4 Cups 4 pounds organic tomatoes, seeded and diced1 large onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, chopped1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)1 bay leaf1/2 tsp whole…

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Leek & Potato Soup

This is a delicious soup that we do on our “vacation” days, the days we bend the rules a little on what we eat.  We usually take a vacation meal once or twice a month, sometimes more if we’re dealing with hectic times.  So keep in mind that a main ingredient in this soup is…

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Curried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Curried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss ChardAdapted from The New York Times 11/14/07 Yields 8 to 10 side-dish servings; 6 main-course servings. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 medium onion, chopped4 garlic cloves, minced1 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder1 jalapeño pepper, seeded if…

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Everyday Yellow Dal

Tangy Shredded Cabbage SaladAdapted from Ruta Kahate via SFGate.com, 6/8/07 Serves 4 2 cups tightly packed, shredded green cabbage (use the large holes of the grater)1 small serrano chile, seeded and minced2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or more as needed1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon canola oil1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds Instructions: In a medium bowl,…

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Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes

Indian Spiced Cauliflower and PotatoesGourmet, February 2004 1 (1 3/4-lb) head cauliflower, cut into 3/4-inch-wide florets1 1/4 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes5 tablespoons vegetable oil1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds3/4 teaspoon salt1 medium onion, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño, including seeds2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger1 teaspoon…

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Pear Bread

Pear Bread 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)3/4 cup butter, softened, or 3/4 cup vegetable oil3 eggs, lightly beaten2 cups sugar2 to 4 pears firm, ripe pears, depending on size (you’ll need 2 grated cups total, but I don’t recommend you grate…

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