Well, a lot has happened lately. I’ve been traveling, making kombucha, building a house, working, and leaving balled up underwear in my pant leg of my SKINNY jeans while I’m in public. I can’t lie about this stuff. It happened. For real.
So first on the list, I got to attend the amazing Weston A. Price Foundation again this year. Last year was my first one and I pretty much told them to sign me up for life. It was an amazing time with speakers and friends and food. Okay, so it was really mostly about the food. The conference ticket includes the meals which I can totally appreciate since I do a lot of continuing education seminar shenanigans. Most of the time you’re shuffled around, and have like 45 min to go find a decent restaurant that’s walking distance from a hotel in a city you’ve never been to, eat, and get back in time. Right. So healthy and walking distance AND 45 minutes normally doesn’t equal a good equation. I always come home exhausted and craving something good for my body. BUT at the WAPF conference they feed you! AND it’s cooked the right way, with good ingredients, traditional preparation and local food. Can I get an Amen!? The speakers were great too- Chris Masterjohn, Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, Chris Kresser, Tom Cowan, plus a lot more. I learned a lot from them, and all the vendors too. And I was pretty happy that I brought my elastic-waisted pants. Oh yeah…
So building a house….have you ever done that? It’s fun…really… There is just a lot of waiting and waiting and WAITING…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. No, I really cannot complain. We started this whole ordeal 3 years ago, maybe 10, I don’t know, it’s just been a while. We were blessed to have a piece of property in right in town, but still
nestled into the hillside with lots of trees. It will be amazing. You’ll see lots of kitchen pictures when I actually move in. Someday.
Are y’all ready to make applesauce? Okay, so these recipe is pretty adaptable. I don’t get into which apples are best etc etc, but I DO use local organic apples if available. And generally during this season Arkansas Blacks are pretty popular and work well in applesauce. The other cool thing about applesauce is that you can vary it to make it sweeter or not, or my personal fave- a high protein blend 😉
- 8-10 apples (about 10 cups roughly chopped)
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp grass-fed butter
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 Tbsp coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
- 1 C raw organic whey protein* (optional)
- Chop your apples. You can peel them too if you’d like. I never have, too much work for me.
- Steam them in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket for 6 minutes. You don’t want them too mushy, just barley soft.
- Add about 4 C to vitamix and then half the butter, coconut oil, cinnamon, and sweetener. Then add the remaining apples and rest of butter, coconut oil, cinnamon and sweetener. (you might need to blend in two batches)
- Blend until smooth. And let cool to room temperature.
- Stir in optional whey protein
*If you’re local, we sell this at our office