I’m back from my Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend at the farm (aka my parents house) which was full of love, sunshine and amazing real food. My parents made an incredible dinner for six adults and four kids – translation? 10 VERY hungry bellies were completely satisfied. The turkey was from a local farm and many of the fixings were from my ma’s organic garden and the Mennonites nearby. My sister-in-law made a smashingly delicious butternut squash mash too. I did the dishes
Can you believe we actually ate our dinner outside on the picnic tables? Noooo kidding! It was THAT warm, which is highly unusual in Ontario this time of year.
In case you are wondering… I made up for my lack of cooking at Thanksgiving by helping out with breakfast and whipping up French toast with local apples which I sauteed with some Ontario maple syrup, walnuts, cinnamon and organic coconut oil. Recipe? Slice up all the apples, melt the coco oil or organic butter (enough to coat the pan) and sautee till tender. Then drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon and walnuts.
I love apples this time of year and lucky for me, the family went apple picking the day I arrived. So the apples I cooked with were literally JUST picked! You can’t get more nutrient-dense than that.
Here’s a youtube video on my Joyous Health channel on the health benefits of apples, some of which might surprise you!! An apple a day, really does keep the doctor away.
As well, enjoy this recipe of mine that was posted on Huffington Post Canada for a baked apple dessert. I highly recommend you enjoy this with some organic coconut ice cream. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/10/04/baked-apple-recipe_n_994237.html
Have a joyous day!