Monthly Archives: November 2012

Happy Healthy Salad


Today’s salad is spinach, yellow bell peppers, and poking seeds. All organic or roasted at home. Topped off with a simple cider vinegar and olive oil dressing.

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November 27, 2012 · 9:23 pm

Update: Organic Cranberry Sauce

Hey All

I hope you’re all enjoying yourselves post-Thankskgiving. I just wanted to send a quick update to let you know that the Organic Cranberry Sauce with Pineapple turned out amazing! I’d post a photo but there’s none left!! It was really tasty, tangy, tart, and healthy. Such a perfect addition to the meal. I’d even venture to say that it was better than my traditional sugar-laden cranberry sauce!

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Nan-Made Recipe: Organic Cranberry Sauce

“Early” thanksgiving morning (it’s still early if the parade is on, right?), I’m starting my organic cranberry sauce. A few cups of water, a freshly washed bag of organic cranberries, and a can of conscientiously grown organic crushed pineapple. Water to boil, add cranberries until they pop! Then, I’ll be adding in a cup of pineapple sauce.
Boil, cool. Eat!


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Gobble, Gobble

Today’s mission is to find a new recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.  Traditionally, I make it for Thanksgiving but the recipe I use is full of sugar.  I’m going to see if I can find a great recipe that is sugarless.  I have found some recipes using Spelnda and Sweet & Low but (and we learned this at Kripalu) these substitutes trick your body into thinking it’s having sugar.  

The search is on!  I also have to make some samples well before Thanksgiving so that it’s perfected for the holiday.




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Hello, Friends

Hi Friends.

Long time, no post. I’ve been at home with a sick parent. All is well now but a week in ICU can really make you think about life, nutrition, and health.

It is really hard to stay healthy when a loved one is hospitalized and needs you. Alas, this is the most important time TO stay healthy.

With great healthcare, strong family bonds, and fabulous friends, we have made it through a rough few weeks and are back in action.

The first thing I am doing is rehydrating. This whole weekend, I’ve been drinking water and getting rehydrated to the max. I was drinking the prescribed 8 by 8 each day (eight glasses of eight ounces each). I admit to falling a bit off this wagon for the past week but I’ve dedicated this weekend to rehydrating and am proud to let you know that I’m back at my 8 glasses per day.

One of the best things I’ve done on this journey is purchasing a Camelbak Eddy water bottle. It’s great because it travels really well, keeps water cool with a few ice cubes, and helps me measure my water content. I just fill it four times a day and I’m on track to be properly hydrated for the day. Sometimes, I toss in a few drops of natural lemon juice for flavor.

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