RECIPE: Orange Beets-Carrots

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Recipe for Orange Beets/Carrots:
(I use fresh organic goodies from my garden, but you could also use a drained 1-pound canned beets, or carrots)

Boil your beets and/or carrots until soft (in separate pans). Peel the beets after boiling…

"Secret Sauce"
In a large frying pan, combine:
     3 Tablespoons Sugar (or alternative)
     1-1/2 teaspoons Cornstarch
     1 Teaspoon Salt (or substitute)

Slowly stir in 1/2 cup Orange Juice (I squeeze a fresh orange).
Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thick.

Add 1 Tablespoon Butter (or margarine).

Add cooked veggies, and serve warm! YUM!

I multiply the "Secret Sauce" per each 2 cups of cooked beets.
Makes 4-5 servings.

Sheryl Roush
Inspirational and Business Speaker
Author of Heart of a Woman, and now an organic gardener

Christmas Website Links

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Aristotle’s Christmas on the Web

Carol Garretson’s Christmas Stories

Christmas Traditions around the world. aroundtheworld.htm

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NORAD’s tracking of Santa

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Lots of neat Christmas information from the people at

Holiday stories, recipes, traditions, games, etc.

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Games, a letter from Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph, and you can write to Santa

Heart of the Holidays: Yuletide Treasures and Traditions, book by Sheryl Roush
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Heart of the Holidays book with Music CD

RECIPE: Non-Dairy, Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie (Vegan)

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Servings: 8
Nutrition Facts are for filling only.

1-1/2 packages Mori-Nu Silken Lite Firm Tofu*
2 cups canned or cooked pumpkin
2/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice or next 4 ingredients
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 unbaked 9" pastry crust

* For firmer texture, use Mori-Nu Silken Extra Firm Tofu

Drain tofu and blend in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; blend well. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for about 1 hour. Filling will be soft, but will firm as it chills. Chill and serve.
Nutritional Notes
Provides 2g of fiber per serving
Nutritional Facts

Calories: 122 Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 26g
Sodium: 49mg Cholesterol:: 0mg Protein: 4g

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RECIPE: Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut Squash Soup (serves 8)


1 butternut squash-peel and cut into chunks
1 leek-wash and chop
2 tbsp unsalted butter
6 cups chicken or vegetable stock, salt, pepper, nutmeg
(optional: 1 cup of heavy cream)

Melt butter in large pot; add leeks and sauté about 6-8 minutes; add squash and cover with chicken or vegetable stock; bring to a boil and cook until squash is very tender; remove squash with a slotted spoon and put in a blender with a little stock; puree until all soup is pureed; season with salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg.

Add heavy cream (optional).

RECIPE: Wisconsin Cranberry Relish

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Wisconsin Cranberry Relish

1 bag fresh whole cranberries   (12 oz)
2 Oranges
Grate the peel.  Cut off membrane and remove seeds. Cut into small sections.
1 Lemon
Grate the peel.  Squeeze remaining juice.
1 cup sugar (and ½ more to taste)
1 and 1/2 cup pecans slightly crushed

Combine cranberries and orange sections in a cuisine art or mixer/chopper. Add juice of 1 lemon and zest of lemon.  Add zest of 2 oranges.  Mix well then add pecans and stir by hand.  Chill then drain and serve.

This may be made ahead and refrigerated, covered, for up to 1 week before serving.  You can also freeze extra until Christmas!

Makes 4 cups.

Recipe by:  Jane Henning
Submitted by: Liz Mohler (her daughter)

Wisconsin is the nation’s leader in cranberry farming and produces more than 300 million pounds of fruit annually – more than half of the estimated 575 million pounds of cranberries that Americans consume each year.

Cranberries are one of only three fruits native to North America–the other two are blueberries and Concord grapes. This tasty little berry was a staple in the diets of American Indians long before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

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