Simple Cinnamon Applesauce

Applesauce was something that I grew up enjoying, but only out of small, plastic containers.  As I grew older, I stopped enjoying the treat, and assumed I didn’t like it anymore.  Heather encouraged me for almost a year to try her homemade applesauce, but I always turned it down saying I wasn’t “an applesauce person.”  That was stupid on my part.

Thankfully, last autumn, she made it anyway.  This applesauce is delicious, and I look forward to the times when she cooks it up at home.  Better yet, it’s really easy.  I hope you’ll take the time to make it as well; it’s a delicious homemade treat that’s way better than the stuff that’s pre-packaged in plastic.

Harvest Carrot-Apple Muffins

When we began our focused journey on more healthful living through food, we did what many people did (and do)–we started juicing.  With a nice food processor/juicer that we found on sale at the local department store, we went to work with Costco sized bags of carrots with some lemon.  This was delicious, and was certainly a step in the right direction.  While carrot juice ends up being liquid calories without the same satiating effect, it was better than our previous habits.

We still occasionally take out the juicer, and when we do, Heather always feels guilty about not using the pulp.  Through several attempts, we’re happy to report a way to put that pulp to use.  Don’t worry–we’ve suggested a substitution if you don’t have a juicer or don’t want to juice.