Last year (2013) on Labor Day weekend I broke over a decade long meat fast. I turned to my fiancÚ (now husband) that weekend and said, "I'm going to eat meat this weekend." Wide-eyed, he just said, "Ok, you tell me what you want and I'll cook it up." It was a pivotal moment of my life biting into that meat after all those years, and I can confidently say that at this point in my life it's exactly what my body needs. Anyway, as this Labor Day (that just passed) approached this year I was excited to think of something else to do that would also have a great effect on my health. I decided to embark on a 100 Day Gong...
Read more about my Gong (and what the heck it is) here.
Lauren F. Grogan
Holistic Health Coach
Registered Yoga Teacher
Cran-apple Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
One 5-6 pound bone-in, skin-on organic turkey breast
3 apples, sliced (I choose not to peel them, but you could if you wanted to)
4 cups raw cranberries, rinsed and "mushy ones" removed
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
Place turkey breast in a large crock-pot/slow cooker. Sprinkle with sea salt. Surround with apples and cranberries. Pour vinegar and maple syrup over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until meat is cooked through and fruits are softened.
After removing the turkey breast from the crock-pot, "mush" the berries and apple slices a bit, and then serve them over the top of the turkey. Easy and delicious!
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Sprout & Blossom's interview with me
My beautiful friend, Mary Harris, of Sprout & Blossom asked me a few questions and featured me on her blog this month.
Check out Mary's site full of delicious recipes, inspiring adventures and loads of self-love. Follow her colorful photographs on Instagram (harristocracy), too!
|Mary, of Sprout & Blossom!|
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