Help yourself steer clear of harmful food products this holiday by preparing something delicious and healthful for Christmas dinner. This popular, easy-to-make dessert features winter fruits that bring health-enhancing nutrients to the table.
6 organic tart apples, cored and sliced thin (peeling is optional) [Granny Smith apples are best for cooking]
3-4 organic pears, cored and sliced
1 cup organic cranberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup + 1/2 cup raw unfiltered honey, divided
3/4 cup organic whole barley flour (or buckwheat or brown rice flour for gluten-free)
1/2 cup sliced or chopped almonds
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 cup butter
In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup honey, 2 tbsp. flour, and cinnamon. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a buttered 9×13 glass baking pan, place apple slices evenly. Spread honey mix over apples. Place pear slices evenly over top. Scatter cranberries over all.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining flour, salt, 1/2 cup honey, and almonds. Cut butter into small pieces and blend well into this mixture. Spread evenly over fruit in baking pan. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned and fruit is bubbly.
Need some last-minute gift ideas?
1) Gift cards for Thropay Health Center – use for nutrition, chiropractic, or massage services. The promo continues right through December! Buy 4 gift cards at $25 each, and get the 5th one free.
2) A shower head to filter out chlorine and a host of other harmful items like lead, cadmium, aluminum, mercury, arsenic, and hydrogen sulfide. The only one we know of that does all this is the Organic Excellence Shower Head and Filter, available online. (It’s best to have one of these on every shower in the house!)
3) A grocery box filled with necessities from “Mrs. Thropay’s Pantry Basics” hand-out
4) The “Healthful Cooking Made Simple” cookbook from our office – $20 each
We are open Christmas Eve until 2:00 p.m., and again all day on Friday, December 26th. Call for your appointments at (562) 861-3896
MERRY CHRISTMAS to each of you, from all of us!
Susana, Dr. Lam, Antonia, Sylvia, Elvira, Dr. and Mrs. Thropay