Jose Mier contemplates Christmas which is just around the corner. Yes, it’s only September, but December will soon be here and this article is to get you thinking and planning for that great holiday.
Christmas is a time when we think about household parties and abundance. It is memory lane for most of us, enjoying friends, unforgettable times and great convenience, standard foods. The weeks after the holidays are generally weight gains, health problems from too many sweets and food.
Today white sugar, white flour, dairy items, saturated and trans fats, improved automobiles and excess calories are on the “no-no” list … and with the holiday times it feels as if the cookies, cakes and sweets will become obsolete. And we start to feel deprived and panic stricken. It is a long-time custom.
One response is to make some raw food desserts and take them to get-togethers and household meals. Jenny Cornbleet has a book out called “Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People”. In it there are desserts such as cookies, cakes, pies, fruit crisps, tarts, mousses, puddings, shakes, and ice cream dishes all raw– for vacations and all meals.
One recipe is for a “Flourless Chocolate Cake avec Sauce Framboise” which calls for a dash of salt, 8 pitted medjool dates, 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or carob powder, and 2 tsp water. For the raspberry sauce you utilize 1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries (thaw and drain if frozen) with 1/4 cup pitted medjooy dates, soaked for 30 minutes and drained. Location the walnuts and salt in a food processor with the S blade and process until finely ground.
You do not have to give up all your comfort foods, simply find a much healthier dish for it. You will discover the dessert to be much tastier. Should you pick to nibble on a couple of old foods, do so in small amounts, do not go overboard, and keep in mind to wait and let your stomach digest appropriately before the next meal.
It is memory lane for most of us, taking pleasure in buddies, remarkable times and good convenience, standard foods. One answer is to make some raw food desserts and take them to parties and household meals. Jenny Cornbleet has a book out called “Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People”. Must you pick to munch on a couple of old foods, do so in moderation, do not go overboard, and keep in mind to wait and let your stomach digest properly before the next meal.