Every autumn the abundance of apples and pecans is overwhelming – in a very good way. When I see stacks of Honey Crisp apples and freshly harvested pecans at farmers markets, I stock up and start thinking about Apple Pecan Strudel – a delicious variation on the Austrian favorite (“apfelstrudel”).
This recipe is one of my all time favorites because it tastes like an apple pastry with a crunchy rich pecan topping and yet there are only 4 tablespoons of vegan butter used in the whole recipe that serves 8-10. The strudel relies on the sweetness of the apples with minimal added sweeteners: 1/4 cup of brown rice syrup and 2 tablespoons of sugar. The lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla extract give the strudel a depth of flavors that will have everyone begging for seconds. Read more
Candied Pecans are so nutty scrumptious and so easy to make that you just may find yourself making these decadent treats weekly – especially around the holidays . Delicious on top of sweet potatoes, a hot fudge sundae (what’s a sundae without nuts?), or in a salad with chopped apples or dried cranberries, Candied Pecans add just the right amount of crunchy sweetness to a dessert, side dish, or salad. And, with just four common ingredients (including water), Candied Pecans are anything but complicated. Read more
Chocolate Pecan Bars are rich, moist, crunchy dark chocolate nutty bars that will remind you of a chocolate pecan pie (without the corn syrup) although my daughter says these gooey treats taste like cookie/candy bars. In fact, these bars were born of a “disastrous” mistake made when I added too many pecans to a chocolate pecan pie recipe with the idea that more is better. Read more
Lupa’s Tropical Paradise Sprouted Trail Mix is paradise in a packet. Made of all organic ingredients: currants, cashews, pumpkin seeds, pecans, brazil nuts, dehydrated mango slices, maple cinnamon walnuts (made with organic walnuts, organic Grade A 100% pure maple syrup, and organic Saigon cinnamon) and walnuts, Lupa’s Tropical Paradise Sprouted Trail Mix is the trail mix to take along to the beach or when you just want a wholesome, delicious healthy snack. Read more
As I dove deeper into my meditation and yoga practice, it was proven to me time and time again, that in order to be clear-headed, and in a space to manifest what we really want, we must consume clean, nutritional dense, vibrant foods… ~Joshua McHugh
When we shop for nuts, we often choose between raw or roasted and salt or unsalted. But there’s another option to consider: sprouted. A sprouted nut is simply a nut that has been soaked in water (which releases the nut’s enzyme inhibitors so that our bodies can absorb the nut’s nutrients more effectively). The nuts are then dried slowly at low temperatures (to preserve the nutrients and enzymes) resulting in a light, crunchy edible nut. It really is that simple. Read more
Georgia is the largest supplier of pecans in the United States with about 100 million pounds produced annually (that’s a lot of pecans but only a third of what Americans consume annually). Although pecans are often associated with pie, shortbread, and pralines, the rich buttery flavor of a pecan is also delicious toasted, blended with dark chocolate, added to a salad, or used to make clusters – a blend of ingredients that just taste awesome together. Read more
Wild Berry Sprouted Trail Mix by Living Intentions is an exotic blend of berries (mulberries, goji, and golden), fruit (currants and sultanas) sprouted pumpkin seeds, cashews, and raw cacao nibs.
Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and plant-based, the Wild Berry Sprouted Trail Mix is referred to as “Activated Sprouted Trail Mix” meaning that the ingredients are at their highest potential to provide the most nutrient-dense, flavorful snack available. Read more
Healthy meets Delicious.
Amazing Snack Alert! Those are the words I spoke after enjoying a few bites of the original flavor of Veronica’s Health Crunch – a 100% natural, non-GMO, gluten-free snack that is outrageously delicious.
Made of almonds, walnuts, pecans, cranberries (cranberries,sugar), raw honey, organic pumpkin seeds, roasted almond oil, organic unsweetened shredded coconut, and sea salt, Veronica’s Health Crunch is everything you want in a snack – wholesome healthy ingredients and flavor all wrapped into one amazing snack food. Read more
Macadamia nuts gained popularity in the United States when the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation introduced the blue and yellow mass marketed canisters of macadamia nuts in the 1950’s. Back then, macadamia nuts were considered expensive and therefore hidden from the kids, and often reserved for guests or special occasions.
But, over the past 60 years as consumers realized how delicious and nutritious these nuts are (high in Vitamin B1 and manganese along with magnesium, iron, potassium, Vitamin B6, healthy omega fats, and protein), production increased (primarily in Australia and South Africa) and the nuts have become more affordable (about $20 a pound). Today, macadamia nuts are considered part of a health diet and enjoy a popularity across the globe. Read more
Soul Sprout Granola Bars are nutritionally dense snacks made with a base of 12 ingredients:
- Four organic sprouted items: oat groats, buckwheat groats, millet, and almonds
- Four organic raw seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, chia, and flax
- Organic coconut syrup
- Organic cinnamon
- Organic sunflower lecithin
- Sea salt