Scrumptious Sage Stuffing

You simply cannot go wrong with a gluten-free bread stuffing, especially when its enlivened with fresh sage, white balsamic vinegar and dried cherries. Chunks of bread, golden and crisp on top, soak up turkey stock and buttery juices from the sautéed onions and celery.


Ingredients

  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ripened avocado, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 6 cups gluten-free bread, chopped into cubes
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. sage, chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • Sea salt and crushed white pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.  Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Over medium heat, cook onion and celery in a large skillet with olive oil, salt and pepper; stirring occasionally, until softened, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl and toss with bread cubes, dried cherries, white balsamic vinegar, mashed avocado, celery leaves, and sage.  Set aside to cool for five minutes.
  • Whisk together vegetable broth and egg in a large bowl.  Gently toss with bread mixture until absorbed.
  • Transfer to baking dish and bake, covered with foil for about 45 minutes.

In The News This Week…

Sodium Reduction- A Top Trend

Relaxation Snacks- A Trend for 2010

Whole Foods Endorses Healthy Lunches

Advertisements

Product Review: Raw Revolution Bars

raw-bars-002

Many thanks to Brian over at Raw Indulgence, Ltd. – Raw Revolution Natural & Organic Live Food Bars who sent us a whole box full of Raw Revolution Bars!  My clients are loving them; here are a few of their comments:

  • “The bars were excellent.  They tasted very good and had great texture (mouth feel), very soft & chewy.  I especially liked the numbers when it came to Calories, Fats, Sugars, and Carbs.  The sodium level  was zero, which is something I always look for when purchasing bars. “
  • “I was very pleased with the size of the bar; it was just enough for a mid morning or afternoon snack to give me that ‘sustained feeling’ that held me over until my next meal.”
  • “I would highly recommend these bars to all of your clients-they are incredibly satisfying.”

Personally, I agree with my clients, especially regarding the zero Sodium level.  I feel there is an imperative need to address low-sodium and no-sodium commercially prepared foods for consumers.  Here is a great article, A Salty Tale: Why We Need A Diet Less Rich in Sodium,  from yesterday’s  Wall Street Journal about sodium intake and the harm of excess salt in our diets.

Overall, my clients are loving these Raw Revolution bars.  Have any of you tried them?  Check out their website and give them a try- I assure you…they will not disappoint!