Healthy Holiday Dishes – Part 1

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With Thanksgiving approaching, and Christmas just around the corner after that, we thought you would like some recipes that are both healthful and delicious.
Our featured recipe today is a wonderful sweet potato and apple combination. You will enjoy this so much, it won’t be a hardship to pass up the traditional sugar-laden dish that someone else might bring to your potluck. This recipe is found in Mrs. Thropay’s “Healthful Cooking Made Simple” cookbook, and is called “Yams ‘n’ Apples.”
6 organic medium yams

2 large organic apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into rings just before using

1 cup organic apple juice

3 tbsp. raw honey

2 tbsp. non-GMO organic cornstarch OR organic tapioca starch

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. cloves
Cut off small ends from scrubbed yams, and bake whole in a 350 oven for about 45 minutes, or until tender. (Place a cookie sheet on the rack below, to save the oven from spills.) Cool. Carefully remove the skins, then slice the yams and place the slices in overlapping rows in a greased 9×13 glass baking dish.
Peel, core, and slice the apples. Cut the apple rings in half, and insert each half, round side up, between the yam slices in the rows.
Heat apple juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, in a small cup, mix honey and cornstarch well into a paste. Add spices to the apple juice. Stir the honey/cornstarch paste into the mixture. Continue stirring until it is totally melted and the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. 1/2 tsp. of vanilla can be added at this point.
Drizzle the sauce evenly over the yams and apples in the baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 25 minutes, or until getting bubbly.
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In November, we say a very special “Thank You” to our patients who refer others to our office. Send us someone new during this month, and you will receive a FREE bottle of Mrs. Thropay’s Wheatless Buckwheats pancake mix, available in regular and gluten-free. These are made from whole organic grains that are freshly ground before assembling the mix.
But it gets even better! Send in TWO people during November, and you will also receive a FREE 5-pound tub of Wonderful Wyoming raw Honey.
This promo applies to our nutritional, chiropractic, and full-hour massage services. (Half-hour massage is not covered) Those you refer must come in for their appointments during the month of November for you to qualify. (Our last business day of the month will be the 26th this year.)
Congratulations to our Patient of the Month, ERL BERNARD!! Erl has sent a number of happy people to us, who are already experiencing significant improvements in their health. Thank you, Erl!
Call us for your appointment soon! (562) 861-3896

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