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 & Dried Plum Compote

In this recipe, I use dried fruits to sweeten and thicken the compote–instead of sugar. They are a great substitute, which also add nutritional value to the dish. Ingredients 10 cups chopped peeled apples (about 10 medium apples) 2 cups dried plums (prunes), chopped 1 cup dates, chopped 1½ cups water 2 tsp. cinnamon ½…

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 and is very easy to make. Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale (about 2-2 ½…

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…

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…