Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Eat to Live Cookbook Project: Cara's Apple Strudel

Yes, there is a typo in this photograph. I was in a rush this morning!
But that's really no different than any morning . . .

I'm so excited about the next recipe that I can hardly contain myself. You see, a few weeks ago on the Whole Foods hot food bar was this:

Now let's not get into a thing about this Whole Foods recipe being Vegetarian and not Vegan. That's not the point. I tried it and it was outstanding. I took this picture of the label with my phone thinking that I needed to either find the recipe on the Whole Foods website or just hunker down and try to recreate the recipe myself.

And then someone on Facebook had mentioned how they had made Cara's Apple Strudel from the Eat to Live Cookbook. So when it was time to choose recipes for this week, I added it to my list. I figured that it might approximate what I had eaten at Whole Foods that day.

And guess what? It was just as great! This one's a real keeper.

Cara's Apple Strudel
from The Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, p. 285

Did I like it? Oh yes.

Was it easy to make with readily available ingredients? Yes, and I made it even easier by NOT peeling the apples. I knew I would like it with the skins because that is how it was made at Whole Foods and it didn't bother me. That makes the prep for this recipe so much shorter.

What specifically did I like about the recipe? It is the closest thing to a perfect dessert that I can imagine. Easy to make and made with all whole ingredients. No added sugar at all, not even dates. All of the sweetness comes from the apples and the raisins.

What specifically didn't I like about the recipe? Nothing.

Did my husband like it? Did my teenage daughter like it? Did my eight or five year old try it? No one is getting near this thing until I make another batch. I'm sorta hording it for myself right now.

Would I make it again? Hell yeah!

Is there anything I would do to improve on it if I made it again? Double the recipe, that's all!

Overall Grade (completely unscientific, I admit): A+++

Have you made Dr. Fuhrman's Cara's Apple Strudel? What were your impressions? Leave a comment below.

Still don't have the book? What are you waiting for? These recipes are amazing.

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