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Season’s Eatings from Healing Cuisine by Elise

62 Core Plan & Advanced Plan Menu Options for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Created by Elise Schwartz Organic & Natural Recipe Developer


Season’s Eatings from Healing Cuisine by Elise © 2010 by Elise J. Schwartz. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Elise J. Schwartz, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in critical articles or reviews. The information and recipes in this book are intended for educational use and are not intended to serve as therapies, treatments or remedies for any health condition. The content of this book should not replace consultation with a competent health care professional. In addition, it is the reader’s responsibility to determine if any ingredient may cause any allergic or other adverse reaction to their body. Elise Schwartz and Healing Cuisine by Elise are not liable for any misuse of the material contained in this book. Healing Cuisine by Elise 46904 Main Street Dodgeville, MI 49921 www.HealingCuisineByElise.com elise@healingcuisinebyelise.com


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Acknowledgements I cannot begin to thank all of you who continually encouraged and supported me through the start of my website and this cookbook.

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To my blog readers and followers. This book is for YOU, because of YOU. Thank you for your emails which spark new ideas for me every day. Without your love and support, none of this would be.

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To everyone who has helped me with editing, pictures, recipe suggestions, cover design, and publishing tips. Your expertise and encouragement in completing this book not only provided the motivation I needed, but also made the process extremely rewarding. Thank you to Joel for your quick response and overwhelming will to help with my often random techie emails. You helped me along this last month and greatly assisted in getting this book finished!

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And finally, a millions thank yous to my husband, Dave. Thank you for being my test subject and allowing me to try new recipes just about every day. Thank you for being honest if you didn’t like it and suggesting how to make it taste better. Thank you for everything you’ve done from then to now, always encouraging me to move forward with this cookbook. You are my rock! I am excited to be a world changer with you by my side.


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Introduction

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Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! This book was created for you! Come Fall, we start to hear the buzz about “winter weight” or the “holiday pounds.” Holiday cooking shouldn’t mean compromising healthy habits for poor choices. Preparing whole, flavorful meal options grand enough for a holiday dinner is completely possible, and can be accomplished without a lot of work!

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My food philosophy is congruent with the book Maximized Living Nutrition Plans: The Solution to the Dangers of Modern Nutrition. If you like my recipes, I suggest you find this book and read it: http://maximizedliving.com/health-products/. My recipes are designed around the philosophy to eat whole foods that we put on this earth by God, properly prepared in their most nourishing state. Eating this way will slow down the aging process, reverse chronic disease and allow your body to heal at the cellular level. This food philosophy should be an all year thing, carrying over into your most busy times of the year. Let’s face it, we eat a lot of food over the holiday months. Whether it’s at work or at home, the food seems to come from all directions. And customarily that food is high in sugar, trans fats, carbs and on top of all of that, we throw on a dollop of Cool Whip. These artificial processed foods lead to an unhealthy life of obesity, diabetes, sickness and disease. Avoid eating chemically processed foods and replace them with food from God.

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I have been getting so many requests for holiday recipe ideas, it has been a bit overwhelming. There is a craving going on today for the need of truly healthy recipes that cut out all the junk and fill us with clean, nutrient dense food. My goal in writing this recipe book is to empower you with the confidence to prepare a health-inducing meal for your family that fits in line with your Maximized Living Nutrition Plan. With the limitations on refined sugars and grains (who wants to eat that stuff anyway?), it might seem like there’s nothing left for you to make for the holidays. But never fear! You are about to discover pages full of super healing recipes, from appetizers to desserts, fit to feed your family for your next holiday meal. All of the recipes in Season’s Eatings are free of gluten, wheat, starches, grains (with the exception of a wild rice stuffing), dairy (with the exception of raw butter or raw cheese), soy, corn, and refined sugars. Let’s start cooking!

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Choosing Your Recipes

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I don’t expect you to make all 62 recipes for your next Holiday meal, so it’s time to pick and choose which recipes will be the stars at your dinner table. Season’s Eatings lets you be you through the holidays, all the while helping you maintain a lifestyle that is safe and optimal for your health. It takes the issue out of food issues, leaving you with simply delicious, flavorful food. With classic holiday favorites like Green Bean Casserole and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, it allows you to be different without seeming different. It enables you to follow a personally satisfying nutrition plan without changing who you are just because the holidays are here and family is in town. And most importantly, this book allows you to create new family traditions that stick year after year. Just follow the recipes and cook! Family and friends will love everything, even if they aren’t already following the Maximized Living Nutrition Plan.

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Accompanying each recipe will be at least one of the following abbreviation codes. Core Plan followers will look for the “C” code and Advanced Plan followers the “A” code. These codes signify which nutrition plan the recipe falls under based on the ingredients. If you are unsure of which Maximized Living Nutrition Plan you are to follow, consult your Maximized Living doctor or feel free to contact Elise to set up a consultation. The Prepare In Advance (PIA) code tells you that this recipe can be prepared at least 24 hours in advance of your holiday dinner. Doing so will allow you more time visiting with family and friends and less time in the kitchen on the big day.

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Make Shopping Easy

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On the next page, you will find a grocery shopping list template. To make it easy preparing to shop for the food, print out the shopping list template and as you choose each recipe to prepare, write down the ingredients on the template. Doing so will save you precious time and energy.

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Holiday Grocery Shopping List Quantity

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Frozen Foods

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The Sweetness Factor

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For the majority of the recipes in this book, I have used Stevita brand spoonable stevia as the sweetener. It’s a common occurrence that I get questions on how to cook with stevia and what kind of stevia to use (liquid vs powder vs spoonable). Here’s a little breakdown of the Stevia Conversion Factors I used when creating these recipes (below). I am also including a Xylitol column. Xylitol has roughly a 1:1 conversion ratio to white sugar in sweetness. Xylitol may seem like the easier choice to cook with, however the reason I have chosen to use stevia is because over the Holidays we eat SO MUCH of everything. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol and too much at one time can cause a laxative effect in the gut as sugar alcohols aren’t fully broken down in digestion. Especially if you (or more importantly your guests) are not used to consuming xylitol, I recommend holding off on using it in more than just a couple of dishes to prevent any adverse reactions before the body has time to acclimate to consuming it regularly. Feel free to substitute xylitol for stevia in any recipe of your choosing, keeping this in mind.

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The beauty is, stevia causes no adverse affects in the body, even when consumed in high amounts. You will have nothing to worry about when preparing your Holiday spread using stevia. The spoonable stevia I recommend using is a more user-friendly form of stevia. It is pure powdered stevia blended with all natural vegetable glycerin as a filler. This is done in an effort to make stevia easier to cook and bake with. So instead of attempting to measure out 1/16 of a teaspoon of pure powdered stevia for a recipe requiring 2 teaspoons of sugar, you can instead measure out 1/2 teaspoon of spoonable stevia blend. It is a more effortless approach. All you need for creating and altering recipes in your own kitchen is this handy table (below). All of the recipes in this book are converted over to spoonable stevia, but you can still reference this chart to see the sweetness level that is recommended. You may want to alter it to be less/more sweet depending on your family’s taste.

White Sugar Spoonable Stevia Pure Stevia Liquid Pure Stevia Powder

Xylitol

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3 teaspoons

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4 teaspoons

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9 teaspoons

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1 cup

12 teaspoons

2 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 teaspoons

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2 cups

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Eliminating Holiday Stress

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We’ve all been there. The stress of being in the kitchen stirring, chopping, boiling, stewing, baking, roasting, while the house is packed to the brim with people. Not enough timers, not enough pots, not enough hands! Here are some tips to having a stress-free Holiday. Remember, the First Essential of Maximized Living is Maximized Mind, which includes decreasing stress through maximizing peace and building strong relationships. Control your environment and your mind to have a happy and healthy time! Eliminate the Stress by Planning

It all starts with the game plan. Start planning your family get together now with these quick tips...

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1. Plan your meal: Don’t wait until the week before Thanksgiving to decide what your Thanksgiving dinner will include. This cookbook supplies you with a complete menu and then some of recipes to choose from. Sit down and decide which recipes your family will enjoy the most and outline your shopping list all in advance, at least two weeks so you are well prepared and can set up a cooking time line.

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2. Plan to share the cooking: This is huge. Don’t try to cook the entire dinner by yourself. Even if you’re planning to space out the cooking over two or three days, save yourself time and energy and ask your spouse or children to help you in the kitchen. Another fun idea is having different family members prepare a recipe from this book and bring it with them.

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3. Plan baking & cooking details: If you will indeed be doing most of the cooking, it is important to plan your meals ahead of time as stated earlier. Be sure to stock up ahead of time on all the necessary organic nonperishable baking ingredients such as aluminum-free baking powder, stevia, xylitol, raw cashews, raw almonds, and holiday spices. A grocery shopping list template is also included in this book to help you create a list of the ingredients you will need to prepare each of the recipes you choose. Also, utilize the Prepare In Advance coded recipes. Some dishes can be prepared days in advance and frozen as an extra timesaving measure.

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4. Plan a meal agenda: Don’t send an open invitation with no starting time, unless you are prepared to have guests arrive at all hours of the day. When planning your Holiday meal, be sure to include what time guests should begin arriving. Family will most likely want to come early and stay late to catch up on all the latest, so make sure you stress the right time on the invitations, whether written or verbal.

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5. Plan to Enjoy: Whatever your plans are, remember to relax and enjoy yourself. Decide that you will enjoy yourself. Don’t set your expectations so high that you’re exhausted with overwhelming plans. Practice telling yourself you will have fun, you will stay calm in stressful situations, you manage stress well and ask for help when needed. Think of other positive affirmations that will help your mind and body deal with the stress of the holidays. Write out your affirmations and tape them where you will see them every day, for example: light switches, car dashboard, computer screen, bathroom mirror. Begin implementing affirmations into your routine at least a few weeks before the holiday. Say your affirmations to yourself confidently several times every day. Doing so will help you build confidence in yourself and help you change the way you manage stress. You and your family will have fonder memories of this holiday season if you are not spending it pulling your hair out.

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Salads & Sauces

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Appetizers & Snacks

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Main Course

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Bread & Rolls

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Cookies & Bars

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Frosting & Icing

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Beverages

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Holiday Spiced Pecans Mini Herbed Scones Chocolate Spiced Peanut Butter Double Green Dip Feta and Cucumber Dip French Onion Dip No Cheese Ball Olive Dip Pumpkin Dip Spinach-Artichoke Dip

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Holiday Spiced Pecans

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter.

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In a medium bowl, combine melted butter with cayenne pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, and sea salt until mixed together thoroughly. Stir in Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces.

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Add pecans and toss gently until all nuts are coated. Spread pecans evenly on a shallow baking pan. Bake at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes, stirring the nuts every 10 minutes to prevent burning. Remove, cool and serve.

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Mini Herbed Scones

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INGREDIENTS MAKES 30 MINI SCONES

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In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk wet ingredients together. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well mixed.

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Form scones out of about 2 Tablespoons of batter onto baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between blobs. Bake for 12 to 17 minutes until golden brown and a knife comes out clean. Let cool for 30 minutes on the baking sheets.

2 1/2 cup almond flour 3/4 tsp sea salt 3/4 tsp baking soda 1 cup raw Parmesan, grated 1 Tbsp dried rosemary 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 Tbsp organic Dijon mustard 2 free-range eggs 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

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4 Tbsp raw unsalted butter
 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 Tbsp chili powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder
 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp sea salt
 4 cups raw pecans
 3 Tbsp organic Worcestershire 1/2 tsp organic Tabasco sauce

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Coconut Flour Gingered Bread 34 Pumpkin Bread or Muffins 35 Savory Coconut Flour Bread & Rolls 36

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Coconut Flour Gingered Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

 In a large bowl, sift together coconut flour, almond flour, ground flax, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder, stevia, ginger, and cinnamon. In a medium bowl combine eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil and honey. Whisk together. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly until all clumps have disappeared.

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Grease an 8”×8” baking pan OR 9”x5” loaf pan with coconut oil and fill pan with batter.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Cool completely. Top with Coconut Icing, pg 57, or Cream Cheese Frosting, pg 58, and sprinkle with extra ginger, cinnamon and/or crushed raw nuts.

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1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup almond flour 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds (optional) 1/8 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 3 free range eggs 1/2 cup full-fat organic coconut milk 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 3 tsp spoonable stevia powder 1/8-1/4 cup raw honey (optional CORE)

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Chocolate Chip Nut Butter Balls 46 Chocolate Truffles 46 Chocolate Crinkle Cookies 47 Cinnamon Walnut Cookies 48 Coconut Flour Brownies 49 Dark Chocolate Bites of Heaven 50 Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties 51 Gingerbread Cookies 52 Pumpkin Coconut Squares 53 Raw Chocolate Fudge 54 Snowball Cookies 55

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Coconut Flour Brownies

Grease an 8x8 inch pan with coconut oil and set aside.

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In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, pureed Granny Smith apple, coconut flour, sea salt and vanilla. Stir in cocoa mixture and whisk together until there are no lumps. Fold in nuts (optional).

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a saucepan on low heat, blend together butter and cocoa powder. Remove from heat and let cool on counter top.

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Pour batter into greased pan and bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes. Cool, slice and serve.

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1/2 tsp coconut oil 1/3 cup raw butter 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 6 free range eggs 1/3 cup pureed Granny Smith apple (approx 3/4 an apple) 3 tsp spoonable stevia powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted twice 1 cup raw almonds, chopped (optional)

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Elise Schwartz combined her passion for cooking with her ambition to help others live to their full God-given potential and launched her semi-raw and organic food blog Healing Cuisine by Elise in August 2009. Due to the success of her blog, modeled around the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans book, Elise has been able to compile this comprehensive cookbook of healthy Holiday meals to guide Maximized Living followers through the Holiday Seasons. Elise and her husband, Dave, are currently in the process of opening their Maximized Living Chiropractic Health Center in North Carolina.

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