Apple Caramel CookiesNutritional tidbit from Audrey Caramel today is made from butter and sugar, boiled and then stretched and cooled. The first caramel was made in 1000AD as a beauty treatment (think today’s wax treatments) and it was made with sugar and water. Eventually it was called a ball of sweetness and people were eating it instead of using it for beauty.
Apple Pizza PieNutritional Tidbit from Audrey. This recipe was published in the 1950’s in the Farm Journal. Our style of cooking has changed a lot since that time. What they thought as fast or convenient we now see as multi step and time consuming. there are a lot of different versions of this pie, but when made correctly I still think this is the best. And for those who like an apple pie with less filling, then this pizza is for you. Remember the adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
Audrey’s Thanksgiving TurkeyNutritional tidbit from Audrey. Thanksgiving turkey is a meat that we willingly spend hours preparing. Turkey is known for being high in tryptophan and putting us all into the post holiday nap. Tryptophan does contribute to making serotonin which gives you that happy feeling and in making melatonin, which does make you sleepy.
Broccoli SlawNutritional tips from Audrey Broccoli is a vegetable very high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, Iron and Potassium. It is also a very low carbohydrate food. This Slaw is a nutritional powerhouse.
Cheesy Rice Balls (Suppli)Nutritional Tidbit from Audrey: Recently my family went on a dream Italian Vacation. We traveled and ate in many places. When we were in Rome we were served Suppli and the kids and adults both loved them. Italian Food is very fresh and healthy so we were surprised to get something fried, but of course it was fried in olive oil which is rich in oleic acid and antioxidants, both which can help fight inflammation and maintain heart health. Contrary to popular belief, you can fry in olive oil but the temperature is 350 degrees, not the 500 degrees that other oils heat up to, to fry something.
Chicken DivanNutritional Tidbit from Audrey. People either love broccoli or hate it. But no one can dispute the incredible nutritional benefits it has. When broccoli is lightly blanched is when your body can assimilate the nutrients the easiest. Broccoli is high in fiber, vitamin c, vitamin k, iron and potassium.
Chicken Fajita CasseroleNutrition Tidbit from Dr. Audrey (Yes, I really do have a doctorate in Holistic Nutrition) Did you know that peppers have more vitamin C, ounce for ounce than oranges? That makes Fajitia casserole a great thing to make during the flu season.
Chocolate Chip MuffinsNutritional Tip from Audrey Why is is important to take the muffins out of the tins, as soon as you can handle them? If you do not, the muffins will steam from the residual heat of the pan and create a tough and chewy muffin.
Creamy Ranch Crockpot ChickenNutritional Tidbit from Audrey Crockpot meals are an excellent way to make a quick and easy meal. This recipe is a creamy recipe so sure to be a favorite of everyone. You can make it more nutritious by adding vegetables, such as peas, broccoli, corn, peppers… about two hours before the meal is done, if adding frozen add them about one hour before the meal is done cooking.
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