Autumn Slaw (Cabbage Apple Citrus Salad with Walnuts & Raisins)

This is a variation of my Autumn Slaw recipe. In this dish, as well as in the original, there is no added sugar, salt or oil. Instead of fresh orange juice, I use one of the new vinegars we now carry at Mother Earth’s  Storehouse, tangerine balsamic. It blends quite well with the fresh lemon…

Kale Apple Salad

I like to prepare  this dish in the autumn, though it can be enjoyed any time of year. The shredded apples add a nice freshness to the dish and balance the bitterness of the kale. It’s great as a holiday side or a light summer meal! Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale (about 2-2 ½…

 Apple and Dried Plum Compote

In this recipe I use dried fruits to sweeten and thicken the compote instead of sugar. They are a great substitute and also add nutritional value to the dish. People really enjoy it! Ingredients 10 cups peeled and chopped apples (10 medium apples) 2 cups dried plums (prunes), chopped 1 cup dates, chopped 1½ cups…

Apple Walnut Salad

It’s apple season! We have the best apples here in our northeast region–and so it was time to revisit the apple salad recipe I created in the spring. I wanted to experiment with a couple of special vinegars that we now carry at Mother Earth’s. As simple as it is, this variation was very well received. Ingredients: 3 medium organic…

Cleansing Salad

This is a spring-inspired recipe. It contains no added sugar, fat, or salt. All the ingredients have cleansing properties and blend well together. You can use either red, chiogga, or golden beets. Red beets will turn the whole salad red. Golden beets and chiogga beets do not bleed. Ingredients 1 large apple, shredded 1 small…

Apple Walnut Salad

For our springtime celebrations theme I prepared a variation of the traditional Passover dish: haroset. It is basically made with apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar or honey, and dates. There are many variations, one of which has sweet grape wine, so I decided to try out a nice, sweet balsamic vinegar instead. And to balance the…

Kale Apple Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

This is a variation of my Kale Apple Salad recipe. In this version I use pumpkin seeds instead of walnuts. Choose whichever you like best! Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale (about 2–2 ½ cups finely chopped) 2–3 tablespoons lemon balsamic vinegar, available in ME’s bulk section (for local people) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…

Foods for Winter Blues

If you are like most people, the shorter daylight hours and dreary weather of winter can sometimes get you down. Less sunlight and fewer opportunities for outdoor exercise can combine to make you feel sluggish. But did you know you can improve the way you feel by eating certain natural foods? It’s true. In fact,…

Apple Walnut Salad

Today is Earth Day and the first day of Passover. I was researching traditional dishes that are eaten on Passover and I came across a recipe for haroset. It is basically made with apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar or honey,  and dates. There are many variations, one of which has sweet grape wine, so I decided…

Kale Salad

Kale is such a nutritious green that I find myself adding it to a lot of my recipes. For this one, kale is the star. To balance out the bitterness of the kale I use apples and a fruit spread sweetened with fruit juice. It’s quite refreshing! Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale—removed from stems…