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Raw Date Syrup

Raw Date Syrup

Dates are an amazing powerhouse fruit! They’re free from cholesterol and contain very low fat.  Dates are a rich source of dietary fiber, protein, and rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, A1, and C!  Not only these little fruits great for a natural energy boost, but also contain natural sugars – making them the perfect natural sweetener.  Pop dates int your smoothies and homemade non-dairy milks for a healthy addition of glucose, fructose, and sucrose.  They’re rich in potassium (ounce for ounce contain more potassium than bananas!).  Dates also help improve the digestive system as they contain both soluble & insoluble fibers and various amino acids.  Read up on their full benefits here!

Lexi smacking her lips at HER giant bowl of dates (she wishes!).

Lexi smacking her lips at HER giant bowl of dates (she wishes!).

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Orange Zested Cranberry Sauce

These updated classic cranberries burst with the aromatic flavor of fresh orange and a hint of fresh ginger.  It’s the perfect addition to not only your Holiday table spread, but delectable any time of the year.  You’ll have leftover orange peel, but don’t throw that away!  You can store orange peels in your freezer, and when you accumulate enough to fit in a mason jar (or old tomato sauce jar!), you’re ready to make the best household cleaner (and smells great).  Add white vinegar to your jar & close tightly; display your concoction on your counter for 2 weeks.  Strain your mixture and add to a spray bottle, using 2:1 water to vinegar ratio.   Check out 101 Uses of Vinegar for other great natural tips!

*Stream on Blackhead Mountain, Catskills, NY


  • 1 package organic cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 3 organic oranges, juiced


  1. In a sauce pan on medium heat, bring your ingredients to a low boil.  Once the cranberries start to burst open, turn your heat down to low and cook until desired consistency is reached.
  2. If your cranberry sauce is too tart for your liking, add a little extra sugar.
  3. Serve over your favorite food and enjoy eating whole!

Try this delicious cranberry sauce over my Succulent Stuffing!

Staples of a Healthy Well-Balanced Diet

Making the transition to a healthy lifestyle can be daunting!  I always base my meals around the following food items (and I cannot stress ORGANIC ORGANIC ORGANIC enough!!).  I urge everyone to read up on GMOs and see why I eat ORGANIC and verified non-GMO food. Continue reading

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