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TV Tuesday #36: The Perfect Apple Cabbage Salad to Keep Your Health On Track

 It’s no secret that a majority of people out there have one of these three New Year’s resolutions or goals.

Lead a healthier lifestyle.

Lose weight.

Eat better.

That’s where this salad comes in. It can help you fulfill each of those with a simple 2 ingredient salad and a simple vinaigrette. Eating more veggies are crucial to good health, can help you lose weight and are part of a healthy lifestyle, yet veggies seem to be less appealing in the winter. Winter vegetables don’t get the same attention that spring and summer veggies get. But there are some fabulous vegetables that are easily accessible and inexpensive all year round. And I hope that this recipe will help the simple cabbage get a little more attention and help you reach your goals.

Enter Apple Cabbage Salad.

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By on January 8, 2013 in Apple, Blog, Cabbage, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos

Apple Blackberry Crumble With Hazelnut Topping (GrF, GF,DF)

No refined sugar, no grains, optional dairy, easy substitutions…what more could a person ask for in a sweet treat?!

I don’t make desserts that often. I find I don’t have a lot of self control when it comes to having desserts around the house. So I usually save making desserts for when we have guests, or a birthday, and when I can usually send some home with our guests to lessen how much is leftover the day after.

There’s a problem with that though. I like having dessert once a week and I honestly don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I also like to make them at home, because I have more control as to what kinds of sugars are being used, better quality flour and overall, a little healthier so they have less impact on the body. But we honestly don’t have people over that often…so that makes having dessert a 5 times a year kind of event.

And to be honest…that’s just not going to cut it!

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By on December 9, 2012 in Apple, Blackberry, Blog, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Whole Food Wednesdays and “Better Than Apple Pie” Apple Pie

Welcome to Whole Food Wednesdays! You’re invited to come and share your real food recipes using the Linky below. We’re excited to see what yummy things you’ve been creating and what great informational posts and videos you’ve got for us!

It’s not often that I post dessert recipes on BTP. It’s not because we don’t love them, because we do, but to be honest, I haven’t been super successful changing out processed ingredients with real food ingredients when it comes to sweets. The texture is off, or the palm sugar didn’t dissolve leaving a granular texture, or it darkens too quickly because the honey caramelizes at a lower temperature and/or the flours are all so different which changes the taste or texture.

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By on May 2, 2012 in Apple, Blog, Dessert, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegetarian, Whole Food Wednesdays

Maple Apple Tarte Tatin

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that there really hasn’t been very many desserts on this site lately. Since I decided to eliminate processed sugars from our home, desserts have been a challenge. Ok, that’s a massive understatement.  So many of the desserts I try to make only turn out, well, mediocre. Who wants to write about mediocre desserts? After all, they’re supposed to be a treat, a once and a while thing, and if it’s only so-so, why bother?


I made one that I am proud to say is made of real food and did not compromise the flavor in any way.Now given it’s a bit of a cheat since it’s made with fruit. However, most fruit desserts are a little more forgiving in the sugar department, especially if it’s a pie.  But I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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By on January 30, 2012 in Apple, Blog, Main Ingredient

Maple Roasted Yellow Beets and Apples

I came across these beautiful yellow beets and I simply could not help myself. I’m a sucker for beets, but most of the time where we live, yellow beets are still a little bit of a novelty. In hind site I think this dish would really pop with the red ones, but either way there is no lack of color. One thing I really like about the yellow beets is the lack of staining that happens. Red beets just seem to get on everything. Not so much with the yellow ones.

I was inspired by Donna Hay on this one. The idea of the sweet of the maple and the acidity of the vinegar all over roasted veggies really appealed to me. It’s not uncommon for me to add a tablespoon of balsamic to roasted peppers and zucchinis, but the added gentle flavor of maple was new.

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By on January 27, 2012 in Apple, Beet, Blog, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

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