A Favorite Fall Recipe For You

dried fig

As a motivational speaker on healthy lifestyles, I usually offer scads of advice on how and why we should eat right and exercise every day of our live-long life.  But today my friends, I'm just going to keep it simple and post one of my all time favorite (and easy) recipes for this fall season!  Here it is:



Dried Fig and Apple Butter                                                                                               
10 dried figs, stems removed                                                                                            
4 apples, peeled, cored, diced                                                                                           
½ cup apple cider or juice                                                                                                  
1 Tbl. Finely chopped crystallized ginger

Combine figs, apples, cider and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples soften, 10-20 minutes.

Partially cover and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are mushy and falling apart, 20-30 minutes.  Puree in a food processor or blender in batches for a really smooth texture .

There it is!  High in fiber, just sweet enough, with a zing of ginger, this spread is fantastic on Ezekial toast.  I also use it as the jelly part of a PBJ (which I occasionally do for extreme healthy convenience).  Try not to eat it out of the bowl with a spoon, though, it is a "natural" sugar and all but it is still sugar so 2 tablespoons would be the equivalent of 1 piece of fruit.


From your healthy motivational speaker police who has to keep reminding everyone (including herself) that if some is good, more is not necessarily better!


Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. Whoa!  Those ingredients scattered like pepper in oiled water!  Help! Bill! :)

  2. Oh yummy yummy!!!  I'm going to try this one right away! going to the store now. Thanks!


  3. Yum!   Can't wait to try this!

  4. Sounds tasty and delicious! Can't wait to see you Monday.

  5. I say this is a great starter for our get together.  By the way, anyone want to plan a get together?  I guess San Diego will be here before you know it.  How about a day at the spa before all the festivities start at convention next year????  Just sayin' I miss all of you!!!

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