Monday, December 11, 2017

Apple Cider Vinegar Punch

It doesn't sound that great, but has health benefits, especially for singers.

(A surprisingly fresh tasting, good for you drink.)
In a 2 quart pitcher or bottle, 1/2 cup of organic apple cider vinegar (the good kind you get from a health food section)

Add 4 droppers of liquid stevia (available from Vitacost).  Or, you can sweeten it with about 3/4 c honey dissolved in hot water.

Optional:  One package of "Emergen-C". (I use Super Fruit, Triple Berry Burst).  Add water to fill the container.

Divide that mixture into two separate 2 quart containers.  Add 2 cups of light grape juice (or apple juice or other juice) to each container.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli Salad

(inspired by Alyssa at the Recipe Critic Blog)
4 cups fresh broccoli florets, (about 2 medium heads)
½ cup shredded carrots
¼ cup diced red onion or white onion
2 large apples, finely chopped and peeled
½ cup pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped
½ cup dried cranberries (I used 1/2 c. fresh cranberry relish)
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
Creamy dressing ingredients:
3/4 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
½ cup greek yogurt (I used Honey Vanilla)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
In a large bowl combine broccoli, carrots, onion, apples, pecans, and cranberries.
To make the dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper.
Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.