Today's blog concludes our Christmas recipes that we have used in our household. Please share with us any of your favorites by tweeting us at @druglessdrs:
Ingredients: 1 butternut squash, 2 small onions, 1 pound of beets.
Procedure: Cut the butternut squash and beets into small pieces and the onion into strips. Toss all of the vegetables in olive oil and 2 tablespoons of thyme. Place the vegetables on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about an hour. Vegetables are ready when you poke them with a fork and they are soft. ( You can use any vegetables for roasting)
Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Turkey Bacon
Ingredients: 2 (10-ounce) packages Brussels sprouts, 5 slices of turkey bacon cut into ¾ inch strips, ½ cup walnut pieces, ½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper.
Procedure: Preheat oven to 375ºF. Wash and peel off any loose or damaged leaves from the sprouts. Trim the root end and cut each sprout in half. Cook the bacon and walnuts in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat until bacon just begins to crisp and walnuts are toasted, about 4 minutes. Transfer the bacon and walnuts with a slotted spoon to a bowl and set aside. Add the Brussels sprouts to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Put the pan in the oven and roast the Brussels sprouts for about 30 minutes, add the bacon and walnuts and continue to roast until the sprouts are cooked through and golden, about 10 to 15 minutes more.
Apple Walnut Tart
Ingredients: Crust 1 ½ teaspoons flax meal,1 tbsp. water, 2 ½ cups walnut pieces, ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt, 2 tbsp. coconut oil, 2 tbsp. brown rice syrup. Filling: 4 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced, 3 tbsp. brown rice syrup, 3 tbsp. orange juice, ½ tsp ground cinnamon.
Procedure: Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly oil the bottom and sides of 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, or a 9-inch pie plate.
For the crust, combine the flax meal and water in a small bowl, stir well and set aside for 10 minutes as it forms a gel. In a food processor, combine the walnuts and salt. Process until sandy. Add the oil, brown rice syrup and reserved flax mixture and pulse to combine. Press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Let the crust cool for at least 10 minutes. For the filling, toss the apples with the brown rice syrup, orange juice and cinnamon in a large bowl until they coat the fruit. Lift the apple slices from the syrup and reserve both the apples and the syrup. Arrange the apples in concentric circles in the prebaked crust and bake for 30 minutes. Cover the tart with foil and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, hat the reserve syrup until it reduces to 3 tablespoons or a light syrup. Drizzle the syrup over the hot apples. Let the tart cool just until warm, or chill, if desired.
About: The Drugless Doctors is a chiropractic and nutrition-based wellness practice based in Westlake and Elyria, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.