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Best Ever Cranberry Sauce – No Cooking Required!

Raw Cranberry Sauce

Raw Cranberry Sauce

 Happy Thanksgiving!  

This week, I’m all about Cranberries!  Why?  Because Thanksgiving time gives us the opportunity to eat one of the most powerful foods on the planet.  Yup.  The humble little cranberry.  Cranberries are water harvested, meaning they float on water until they are harvested.  This direct and constant exposure to sunlight helps the cranberries develop greater concentrations of anthocyanins – powerful antioxidants – that provide us with disease fighting benefits. 

I am dedicating this weeks’ post to the humble cranberry and giving you three simple recipes that highlight the delicious and powerful benefits of it.  

First up, the base recipe you will use for the next two:  The Best Ever Cranberry Sauce.  Once you make this, you will never go back to the can.  Plus, it’s a completely raw recipe!

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I didn’t plan on writing about this..

Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto

I had an entirely different subject I was writing on for this weeks’ post, until I heard the very sad news.  I am sure by now, you’ve heard that we lost a great talent and some say, a genius. Robin Williams.  I did not know Robin, but I know about the disease he suffered from: Depression.  

This disease is, unfortunately, quite common and widespread in our society.  It is still taboo in many circles to bring up and sadly, many just don’t talk about it and suffer in privacy.  I am writing this very heartfelt message in case I can reach at least one person suffering from this illness.

Here’s what I do know about this illness.  As one of my mentors, Dr. Mark Hyman states, “Depression is not a Prozac deficiency”.  I know this sounds quite simplistic, but hear me out.  As a clinical nutritionist I understand that most diseases in the body manifest from an imbalance in our bio-chemistry.  It takes years of an imbalance to build up into an illness.  Just like you don’t get diabetes overnight, you don’t get depression overnight.  Sure, there are instances in life that are traumatic and downright unbearable.  We use many tools to help us through these times in our lives; family and friends, faith, prayer and therapy to name a few.  Why is it that some folks recover while others don’t?  Could it be a difference in their biology?  Could it be that a neurotransmitter imbalance in some can lead them down the path to depression?

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Easy Guacamole Ole!

Avocado

A bit of a twist to the traditional guacamole.  A twist?  Yes, it’s the beautiful tomato’s added color.  

You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to make this beautiful and nutritious dish.  You can whip it up in as quickly as five minutes and goes great with a bean soup or any Mexican dish.

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