Stuck in a rut with your cooking? Today I offer you a helping hand to pull you out of it: three spices that have existed for thousands of years yet you may never have tried. Each has a unique flavor to excite your palate and entice your family to come to the dinner table.
I’ve named this recipe Pumpkin Pie Spiced Applesauce because it’s become shorthand for those warm, aromatic spices that we all love (or love to hate) this time of year. However trendy they may be, there’s no denying that adding spice to homemade applesauce elevates it beyond any grocery store version and makes a very convincing argument for going unprocessed.
With so many choices for beverages competing for your attention on the shelves these days, it can be a challenging decision. Coconut water, cold-pressed juice, and Kombucha all deliver on taste as well as benefit but which one not only packs flavor but also a probiotic punch? Kombucha, of course!
If you already use agave nectar, maple syrup, or honey as a sweetener instead of refined white or brown sugar, it’s time to add date syrup to the list as well. Making it is easy and worth the minimal effort.
Commercial pectin is in fact derived from natural sources, usually apples or citrus rinds. However, they’re pretty opaque about how it’s made, so we cannot know if they pass the Unprocessed sniff test. Fortunately, you can make your own DIY pectin easily at home, with no special equipment.
I grew up with sauerkraut – it showed up regularly at our house alongside pork chops on top of platters of mashed potatoes. But it was only recently that I became aware of its health properties.
When you open your mind to new ways of using food, you also open the possibility to making simple, quick meals. Here are some ideas on how to think about your veggies in new ways…
Turning a pumpkin into pumpkin purée is really easy, it just takes a bit of time.