An Okinawan proverb states, “One cannot live in this world without the support of others.”
That’s why our best (non)diet advice continues to be:
“Eat real food and share it with those you love.”
With the holiday season now in full swing, spending time with friends and family will inevitably play a role in your eating patterns and food choices. While this time of year can be stressful for many families, sharing a meal with the ones you love can help balance holiday stress. So, we encourage you to enjoy the season, particularly with the company of those around you. And why not also enjoy all the delicious in-season fruits and veggies? It certainly can’t hurt!
apples, artichokes, Asian pears, Brussels sprouts, grapes, persimmons, pomegranates, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatillos.
A pear isn’t really just a pear, or a body shape. Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, Concorde, Forelle, Seckell—each has their own flavor and texture.
variety doesn’t stop there. Pears and apples can also be enjoyed in an
assortment of ways. These high fiber fruits make for perfectly convenient snacks when
eaten fresh or dried by themselves; but when sliced, they are also great
additions to salads and other savory dishes.
Substituting pears for apples in your favorite dessert recipes, such as a fruit crisp or crumble is an easy way to change-up an old recipe. And don’t discount poached pears and baked apples. While cooked fruit may sound like a boring dessert, it’s anything but bland. Heat intensifies the sweetness of apples and pears, while also softening the texture to result in a completely delectable, crowd-pleasing sweet course.
And now, for a recipe.
¼ cup chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ - ¾ cup apple juice
1 tablespoon butter
Enjoy, preferably with those you love.