Stuffed Apples


M-Hi, Dorothy,

I read something that might be relevant to you by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.  He was saying that while a low fat vegan diet worked for many people with reversing heart disease and other health issues, some people do poorly without the nuts and seeds and if they aren’t aware of the cause, they sometimes go back to eating meat to reverse the depression and feeling poorly.    Were you eating nuts and seeds at the time you were feeling so poorly?  He says studies have been accumulating that nuts and seeds are needed in small amounts and that they decrease dramatically the occurrence of cancer, strokes,  heart disease while significantly increasing life span.I at least make sure I get a tablespoon of ground flax seeds every day.Just a thought – not trying to get you off meat – just sharing.  He also adds “Even those whose diet included a small amount of animal products and also used seeds and nuts outlived vegans who did not eat seeds and nuts.” It’s an old book.   I suspect you’ve always eaten nuts and seeds.  You’re incredibly fit and healthy!

D-Thanks for that! I eat very little nuts as they’re ridiculously expensive,but make sure I eat seeds as a regular part of my diet: plenty of flax, chia, sesame, apistel (canary seed) and sunflower, I vary.I love this last line, “Even those whose diet included a small amount of animal products and also used seeds and nuts outlived vegans who did not eat seeds and nuts.”

That’s me!

RecipE of the Day – Stuffed Apples

Serves 4


4 crisp organic apples, preferably organic
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
½ tsp cinnamon
Dash each of nutmeg and ginger
¼ tsp pink sea salt
½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
¼ cup dates, pits removed and roughly chopped
½ cup boiling water


First core the apples. Use an apple corer or a sharp pairing knife to carefully cut out the core, leaving the bottom half of the apple in tact. Use a spoon to carefully scoop out seeds and flesh around core and discard.

In a small bowl, combine melted coconut oil, spices, sea salt, walnuts, and dates. Mix well to combine and spoon mixture into each apple, stuffing to the top.

Word of the Day – manzanas – apples

Tip of the Day – You could bake these by placing each apple into a baking dish and pour boiling water around them. Bake apples in the oven for 45-60 minutes, or until apples are cooked, but not overly mushy. Or keep them raw and serve with banana ice cream and cacao nibs!

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  1. The main issue is not whether or not WE will _________. (Fill in the blank.) It is absolutely not necessary to eat animals or their products. We don’t have to do it, so we shouldn’t do it. It’s not fair to use animals at all. They need to be left alone after we take care of the ones already alive. All the great masters and great thinkers have spoken against the use of animals, and even if they had not, we are capable of doing the research (not that difficult) and adopting a healthier animal-free lifestyle (no leather, silk, wool, circuses, Sea World, zoos, etc.)

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