cranberries

/Tag:cranberries

Cranberry Celery Onion Gluten Free Stuffing

By |December 19th, 2011|

A delicious stuffing makes a the holiday meal special and memorial.  Try this gluten free, healthy recipe and you will satisfy both the difficult and easy to please!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil
2 large onions, peeled, chopped
1 whole bunch of  celery, chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries or 1 cup dried cranberries soaked in water overnight
3/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp teaspoon Sage
1 tsp teaspoon Thyme
1 tsp teaspoon Savory
1 loaf gluten free bread (tear into pieces & leave out over night in a large bowl)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 Tablespoons Flax Meal
1/4 cup water

Directions:

1.    Melt 1/4 cup ghee or coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat.
2.    Add onion; sauté until translucent. Remove from pan.
3.    Now melt 1/4 cup ghee or coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat.
4.    Add celery; sauté until tender.
5.    Stir in sage, thyme, salt, pepper.
6.    Transfer to large mixing bowl.
7.    Add remaining stuffing ingredients; mix well.
8.    If too dry add some more water.
9.    Put in a large baking dish with a lid.
10.  Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Note:   The celery in this recipe has amazing benefits. It is alkalizing, easy to digest, high in fiber and low in calories.

This recipe is soo good that I have included it in one of my mini  2-5-30 Healthy Diet Courses.

It is also the kind of recipe you learn to combine in my Fancy Five Course Vegetarian Meal

Cranberries: The Little Red Powerfood with a Big Punch

By |November 23rd, 2011|

Cranberries are also called ‘bounceberries’ because they bounce when ripe.

Only three fruits – the blueberry, the Concord grape and the cranberry can trace their roots to North American soil.  The cranberry is versatile; they are commonly consumed during Thanksgiving and Christmas but can, and should be used every day.

Did you know?

  • Sex and the City made the red juice of cranberries popular in the 90s with their favorite cranberry cocktail.
  • The estimated value of cranberries grown in the United States is several hundred million dollars
  • Native Americans treated a variety of illnesses, including bladder infections, with cranberry preparations.

Nutritional Tips: Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and have antioxidant and antibacterial effects in the body. […]